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Australia strawberry scare: Woolworths halts sewing needle sales

Image copyright JOSHUA GANE Image caption Sewing needles have been inserted inside strawberries in Australia Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has temporarily removed sewing needles from its shelves as the country faces a strawberry safety scare. Last week, Australians were warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden […]


‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

Image copyright Getty Images Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go “cold turkey”. Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes. Research has shown only 4% of those who […]


Politicizing the FBI – WSJ

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Democrats continue to demand an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and on Wednesday we explained their political goal to delay a confirmation vote past Election Day. But it’s worth a moment to point […]

UK News

The Coral: ‘We lead each other astray’

Image copyright Ben Morgan OK, quick question for you: What connects Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Kings of Leon and The Courteeners? “The thing they’ve all got in common is that they’re all massive,” laughs The Coral frontman James Skelly, “They haven’t got much in common with us anymore!” The correct answer, of course, […]