Bake Off’s Prue to advise Government on hospital food after listeria deaths

Health chiefs are to set national standards for hospital food after the deaths of six people in a listeria outbreak. Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will advise the Government review into bedside meals, amid growing criticism of patients’ food. The “root-and-branch” probe, launched by the Department of Health today, will examine whether the number of hospitals doing catering […]

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Meet Labour’s candidate for Newport West – Jeremy Corbyn’s next election test

Patting Monty the nine-year-old miniature dachsund is one of the highlights as Ruth Jones pounds the streets bidding to becomes Westminster’s newest MP. Tucking into a blueberry and lavender sponge cake made by a Great British Bake Off contestant is another as she studies crucial data from campaign teams. Married Ms Jones, 56, is Labour ’s candidate for the Newport […]

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Professors blast Tory Health Secretary’s ‘astonishingly ignorant’ cancer claims

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of “astonishing ignorance” after claiming he is at higher risk of prostate cancer. The Secretary of State gave a speech on Wednesday calling for expansion of gene testing and revealing the results of his own DNA test. He told a Royal Society meeting that he is at 15% risk of prostate cancer by […]

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No Deal Brexit emergency plan Operation Yellowhammer ‘to be activated on Monday’

The government's official No Deal Brexit emergency plan Operation Yellowhammer will be activated on Monday, it is reported. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay wrote to Cabinet announcing the worst-case scenario will be implemented from next week, according to the Daily Telegraph. Yellowhammer – which enables a "command and control" system to prevent runs on food, fuel and banks – could still […]

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DWP minister tells people to stop claiming the benefit system causes suicides

A Tory DWP minister has demanded people stop claiming the benefits system can be directly linked to suicides. Sarah Newton said MPs should be "careful" before making "allegations" about the regime – which includes fit-for-work tests, underpayments in error and cuts under Universal Credit . And she brushed off calls for an "investigation" into 20,000 people who died waiting to […]

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