Day: August 16, 2022

Business

Petrol prices set to fall as oil drops back below Ukraine invasion level

Oil prices have fallen by more than a third from their peak in March but prices may take several weeks to filter through to forecourts

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Girl, 12, diagnosed with brain tumour after trip to Specsavers dies before £200K raised for treatment

Grace Kelly went to a Specsavers branch for a routine check-up when opticians discovered swelling behind her eyes

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Majority of 40 new hospitals Boris Johnson promised ‘unlikely to be finished’ by next general election

‘The only place they seem to exist is in Boris Johnson’s imagination,’ shadow health secretary said

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Covid deaths fall for first time in nearly two months

Fall in deaths comes after six consecutive weekly increases

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What is thunderstorm asthma? Warning over ‘rare phenomenon’ as UK hit by dramatic weather change

The Met Office issued three day thunderstorm warning for most of the UK, raising concerns over impact for hayfever and asthma sufferers

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When can I get my Covid booster jab? Everything you need to know

UK hit by fifth wave of infections earlier this summer driven by new Omicron variants

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Covid vaccine: When can I get my booster jab?

UK hit by fifth wave of infections earlier this summer driven by new Omicron variants

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Cost-of-living crisis: Wages plunge at record pace as bills soar

Real wages fall 3% after inflation but government claims ‘jobs market is strong’ as public sector workers receive huge pay cut and bankers enjoy big bonuses

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Woman forced to put down five dogs after becoming first in UK to be diagnosed with ultra-rare disease

Wendy Hayes, 61, was left with no choice but to euthanise her pets after they contracted Brucella canis

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