• Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News
  • Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News
  • Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News
  • First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital – BBC News
  • Experts map ancient hill forts of UK and Ireland – BBC News

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or…

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Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Cars that talk to each other are part of the driverless revolution but currently a human must still be at the wheel A fleet of up to 40 self-driving pavement-based ‘pods’ will also be introduced in pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes. Image copyright LUTZ Pathfinder Image caption Driverless pods will be available in pedestrian areas of Milton Keynes There are similar trials going on around…

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

Drop-out rates The TEF, which was introduced by the previous government, is being administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). Degree providers – a mixture of universities, colleges offering degree courses and alternative providers – could choose whether or not to take part. However, those awarded a bronze or higher – all institutions that took part, besides 64 who were given a provisional rating – are now…

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Experts map ancient hill forts of UK and Ireland – BBC News

The University of Edinburgh’s Prof Ian Ralston, who co-led the project, said: “Standing on a windswept hill fort with dramatic views across the countryside, you really feel like you’re fully immersed in history. “This research project is all about sharing the stories of the thousands of hill forts across Britain and Ireland in one place that is accessible to the public and researchers.” Image copyright PA Image caption Hill fort…

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

Image caption Maria De Vita’s neighbour died in the fire When Maria De Vita heard glass smashing at her home in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, she thought it was someone outside doing a spot of late-night recycling. She later discovered it was one of next door’s windows exploding in a fire in which her neighbour died. Ms De Vita woke her two young daughters and they left the house with nothing….

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Reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth – BBC News

The findings The report looked at all 1,136 stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred on UK maternity units during 2015: 126 babies were stillborn 156 died within the first seven days after birth 854 babies had severe brain injury (based on information available within the first seven days after birth. It is not known how many might have significant long-term disability) Local investigations into a quarter of the…

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Alcohol-linked deaths ‘54% higher in Scotland’ – BBC News

‘Harmful consequences’ In 2016, the equivalent of 10.5 litres of pure alcohol were sold per adult in Scotland, representing 20.2 units per adult per week. Official guidelines advise against men and women drinking more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. NHS Health Scotland said this meant enough alcohol was sold last year in Scotland for every adult to exceed the weekly guideline by 44% every week of…

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Don’t be scared to let animals on wards, say nurses – BBC News

But many nurses said animals were not allowed where they worked. The main reasons behind this, according to Amanda Cheesley, who is putting together nationwide guidelines on animals in hospitals, are concerns that furry companions spread infections and other “myths around the dangers” of allowing animals on wards. But she says she knows of examples where hospitals allowed dogs and other animals on wards safely, making a “remarkable difference.” She…

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Glasgow site found for UK’s first legal drug addict ‘fix room’ – BBC News

The site, owned by the city council, has been identified between Trongate, Saltmarket and the River Clyde and officials are discussing leasing arrangements. HIV cases The proposals for a safer drug consumption facility (SDCF), with a separate service allowing some users to access heroin-assisted treatment (Hat), followed concern about a possible public health outbreak following a steep rise in the number of HIV cases among drug injectors. There are an…

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Bayern Munich replace English fan’s 21-year-old mug – BBC News

His uncle – who lives in Germany – sent him the gift after Bayern beat Jim’s team, Nottingham Forest, in the Uefa Cup. Image copyright Twitter Image caption Bayern Munich’s response to Jim’s tweet Jim said: “I think he (the uncle) thought he was being funny, but over the years the mug and I became quite attached. “It followed me around the country, through uni and work. Others have come…

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BBC News at Ten stops for four minutes over technical fault – BBC News

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Medicine information leaflets ‘too scary’, say experts – BBC News

They make people unduly anxious about taking medicines and could be the reason why fewer than 50% continue with drugs they have started taking. The likelihood of the side-effects occurring is also rarely explained – instead they are labelled “possible” or “serious”. And the benefits of the medicines are usually understated, taking up much less space on the leaflet than potential harms. Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption And…

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Independent commission set to recommend Holyrood reforms – BBC News

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said he wanted the group to “help bring the parliament back to its roots, ensuring Holyrood is open, transparent, truly participative and fit for the significant challenges which lie ahead”. Is Holyrood in need of reform? Former first minister Henry McLeish wrote that the current number of MSPs was “incredibly limiting” in light of Holyrood’s new powers – although his successor Jack McConnell, said he was…

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My last night in prison? – BBC News

My lifestyle, being on the streets, doing drink and drugs, always led me to going back to prison – and was also the reason my kids went into adoption and foster care. On the morning of my release I was wearing my jeans and I had put my books and stuff in a plastic bag. They came to get me at about 05:30 in the morning. Find out more Media…

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles…

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General election 2017: Why people voted the way they did – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Despite the apparent increases in turnout among young people, Ipsos Mori and YouGov both agreed that older people were still considerably more likely to vote. YouGov estimated the turnout among over 70s at 84%. Another dividing line: Education A university education looks like an indicator as to how someone might have voted on 8 June. “While the Conservatives’ support decreases the more educated a voter is, the…

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U.S. Navy Stops Search for 7 Missing Sailors After Bodies Found

Yokosuka, Japan (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running out of air pockets, while other survivors — believing their ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns. Mia Sykes of Raleigh, North Carolina, told The Associated Press on Sunday that her 19-year-old son,…

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Google Says It Will Do More to Suppress Terrorist Propaganda

wrote in an editorial in the antitrust in Europe. Earlier this year, advertisers pulled spending from Google’s YouTube over ads running on offensive content, including terrorism videos. In response, Google said it was increasing computing and staff resources to better flag the videos. Walker said Google is also increasing its counter-propaganda efforts, employing technology that “harnesses the power of targets online advertising to reach potential Isis recruits and redirects them…

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An $85 Billion Asset Manager Is Staying Away From Nordic Banks

Nordic banks, long considered among the safest in the world, are losing their appeal as an investment target, according to PineBridge Investments, a multi-asset manager that oversees about $85 billion. Graeme Bencke, the portfolio manager who heads equity strategy at PineBridge in London, says the circumstances that made banks in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a “good investment in the post-crisis period” no longer exist. “Now, we’re in more of…

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‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Qatar Ad Says Amid Shut Gulf Skies

A Qatar Airways ad called for open skies in a video with stretching horizons and embracing families after Gulf neighbors blocked their airspace to the state-owned carrier amid a diplomatic crisis. “The sky: there should be no borders up here, only horizons,” the ad on YouTube says. “Travel goes beyond borders and prejudice.” Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on…

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China’s Answer to the World Bank Pledges to Do More by Itself

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank pledged to embark on more projects as the sole lender, as it boosts its membership and manages an investment pipeline of up to $7 billion. The fledgling development bank, now in its second year, has already taken on projects by itself and it will do more going forward, AIIB President Jin Liqun said on Saturday in Jeju, South Korea, following the institution’s second annual conference….

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Finsbury Park Mosque: ‘Several hurt’ as van hits pedestrians – BBC News

Follow live updates here Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a “terrible incident”, adding: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.” London Ambulance Service said it had sent “a number of resources” to the scene. Video posted online of the aftermath showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. Image copyright PA…

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