Record long-term sickness bodes ill for UK economic growth
Britain has a sick economy and it is getting sicker. The clear message from last week’s raft of economic data is that the UK is being held back by the growing number of people not able to work because of long-term illness. There are many theories about why the trend is worsening. Possible factors…#nhs #jeremyhunt #rachelreeves #janegratton #g7 #womensbudgetgroup #wbg #zubaidahaque #hannahslaughter #resolutionfoundation (Source: Reuters: Health)
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‘Big mausoleums of stuff’: Cheltenham is latest town to mourn loss of beloved department store
If you wanted to look at the struggles of the British high street, Cheltenham would not necessarily be the first place to start. There are no boarded-up shop windows or empty windswept streets, no surplus of betting offices and charity shops. Nor do outlets with the word “pound” in their titles…#gloucestershire #cavendishhouse #cheltenham #promenade #kateashby #areyoubeingserved #maryportas #selfridges #cavendishhouses #mikeashley (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural seniors in B.C. face worsening service gap, watchdog warns
B.C.'s seniors advocate finds one quarter of the province's rural population is now over 65, six per cent more than in cities. Within eight years, the age gap will grow even wider. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

The British'King of Trainers' Takes On the Land of Sneakers
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Why are Japan and the UK in a recession if the U.S. is doing well?
As some of the world’s biggest economies stumble into recession, the United States keeps chugging along. Both Japan and the United Kingdom said Thursday their economies likely weakened during the final three months of 2023. For each, it would be the second straight quarter that’s happened, which…#unitedkingdom #solitamarcelli #dianeswonk #kpmg #federalreserves #bankofengland #catherinemann #bankofenglands #ukraine #federalreserve (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Cult Action Hero Scott Adkins Joins ‘Kickboxer: Armaggedon’ (Exclusive)
The British cult action hero Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Armaggedon, the final chapter in the reboot trilogy of the classic 1980s action franchise. Adkins, a legend among action fans worldwide for his long career in mainly straight-to-video fare, including the Undisputed and…#scottadkins #kickboxer #armaggedon #adkins #accidentman #bourneultimatum #marvel #johnwick4 #cesare #armageddon (Source: Reuters: Health)
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NatWest shares rose 7% in London trading after the British lender posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations, but said it expects income to decline …
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Russia loses 400 tanks, struggles to gain ground in Ukraine: UK
Russia has lost at least 400 tanks and other military vehicles in the battle for the village of Avdiivka amid its ongoing war with Ukraine, according to the British defense ministry on Friday. The eastern Ukrainian town, which once was home to roughly 32,000 residents before Russian President…#avdiivka #ukraine #russian #vladimirputin #moscow #crimeapeninsula #kremlin #unitedkingdom #defenseministry #bakhmut (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ari Fleischer Calls for MSNBC Host to Be Prosecuted in Amusing Case of Mistaken Identity
Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer called for MSNBC host Michael Steele to be prosecuted for compiling the Steele dossier, which was actually the handiwork of retired British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. The Steele dossier was the infamous collection of raw intelligence about Donald…#arifleischer #msnbc #michaelsteele #christophersteele #donaldtrump #washingtonfreebeacon #hillaryclinton #trump #russians #manhattan (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Christina McAnea lauds women who helped win NI peace
General secretary Christina McAnea was met with a standing ovation after she delivered the keynote speech on the second day of UNISON’s 2024 women’s conference in Brighton. Smiling as she greeted the hall of delegates, Ms McAnea gave a tribute to the first female regional secretary of UNISON, Inez McCormack. Ms McAnea described how she was in her early twenties when she first heard Ms McCormack speak at a trade union conference, saying that Ms McCormack – then Northern Ireland’s regional secretary for NUPE – “brought the conference alive. “She’d brought half a dozen women members with her to the confere...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 16, 2024 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News 2024 women's conference Christina McAnea equal pay Northern Ireland Source Type: news

The U.K. just entered a recession
Just after Valentine’s Day, Britain was met with the grim news that its economy had slid into a recession at the end of last year. Now, as the country processes the disappointing economic results, a piece of uplifting data has popped up. The U.K.’s retail sales saw a surprise boost—its biggest…#blackfriday #joemaher #capitaleconomics #maher #ons #lisahooker #pwc #dutch #ing #jamessmith (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Britain ’s energy price cap set to fall to 2-year low from April
Analysts forecast regulator will cut level by 15% to £1,635 for second quarter in boost to efforts to curb inflation (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Study on breast density notification narratives draws mixed reaction
A recent Australian study criticizing narratives surrounding breast density notification has drawn mixed reactions from radiologists and advocates of breast cancer screening. The study, published February 14 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), suggested that feminist narratives are being used by companies to influence women’s health. This includes the view that all women undergoing breast cancer screening should be notified of their breast density. The study was led by Tessa Copp, PhD, from the University of Sydney. Radiologists have studied and continue to research how breast density plays into breast cancer risk. P...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Breast Imaging Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the UK recession: no growth and no ideas either
“We’re on the up!” claimed the Daily Express about the British economy on Thursday . Sorry, loyal Conservative cheerleaders, but exactly the reverse is true. Instead of being on the up, we’re on the slide. On Thursday, the Office for National Statistics announced that the UK is in fact in…#resolutionfoundation #ukraine #rishisunak #ipsos #treasury #jeremyhunt (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Heathcliff Janusz Iwanowski Teams Up with ‘Seaspiracy’ Director Ali Tabrizi on Seafaring Adventure ‘Ocean on Fire’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Polish director-producer Heathcliff Janusz Iwanowski is making his English-language debut with “Ocean on Fire,” a nautical thriller written by original “Point Break” scribe W. Peter Iliff and executive produced by Ali Tabrizi, the British director behind the Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy.” In…#polish #oceanonfire #pointbreak #wpeteriliff #alitabrizi #netflix #mafia #caribbean #jolantaiwanowska #michaelroesch (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news