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British IS fighters 'should not be allowed back into the UK'

No British citizen who has fought for so-called Islamic State should be allowed back into the country, the defence secretary has said. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Gavin Williamson said: “Quite simply, my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He said everything should be done “to destroy and eliminate that threat.” At least 800 Britons have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for IS and 130 of those have been killed in conflict. Mr Williamson, who took over as defence secretary last…

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Nappy sacks 'should carry death warnings'

Retailers are being asked to put warning signs on packs of nappy sacks about the dangers of suffocation. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) says it is aware of at least 17 baby deaths, including the tragic case of Maison Amison who died aged seven months in 2013. Plastic bag nappy sacks are not required by law to have safety holes. They should be kept out of reach of children, says Rospa. Suffocation can take place either because the child places a bag over their head, or…

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Ian Holloway says QPR fans 'should have stayed' to watch incredible comeback against Brentford

Ian Holloway took a swipe at fans who leave football matches early Monday, November 27, 2017 Jubilant Ian Holloway took a swipe at the QPR fans who left early after his side’s dramatic stoppage-time comeback against Brentford. Rangers were trailing to two Lasse Vibe goals and seemingly heading for a fourth straight defeat with the 90 minutes up. But in front of a half-empty Loftus Road substitute Matt Smith halved the deficit three minutes into added time. And a minute later a remarkable turnaround was complete as Luke Freeman bundled…

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Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'

Drivers should have compulsory eye tests every 10 years, the Association of Optometrists has said. One in three optometrists say they have seen patients in the last month who continue to drive with vision below the legal standard, their association said. Motorists must read a number plate from 20m (65ft) in the practical driving test, but there is no follow-up check. The Department for Transport said changes to eyesight should be reported by motorists to the DVLA. “All drivers are required by law to make sure their eyesight is good…

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Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

A mother and father are fighting a High Court battle to stop their eight-month-old son’s life support being switched off. Isaiah Hasstrup is brain damaged and dependent on a ventilator to keep him alive at King’s College Hospital, London. Doctors said giving him further treatment is “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests”. But father Lanre Hasstrup and mother Takesha Thomas want it to continue. Isaiah was born with a severe brain injury believed to have been caused by oxygen deprivation. Doctors do not think there are any “further…

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Both sexes 'should be taught about periods together at school' – charity

Boys and girls should be taught about periods at school, a charity says. Plan International UK says not talking about it can be damaging and wants it to be discussed in class. The charity has carried out a survey of 1,000 girls aged 14-21, which suggests almost half are embarrassed by periods. “I think there is a stigma and taboo around periods,” says Kerry Smith, head of girls’ rights at Plan International UK. “Girls and boys aren’t being told about periods enough.” As well as being embarrassed by them, one…

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NHS checks 'should be done at shops and stadiums'

Vital health checks should be carried out in shops and at football grounds to diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes, NHS chiefs say. NHS England and Public Health England are urging the novel approach to get more people to come forward for the over-40s checks programme. Only half of those eligible in England end up getting the regular checks. Firefighters could even carry them out or refer patients while they do home safety checks, they say. The health checks were introduced to spot the early signs of…

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