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Bone ‘shows rabbits were in UK in Roman era’

Prof Naomi Sykes, from the University of Exeter, said there have been many previous claims of discoveries of Roman rabbits, and even ones from the Bronze Age, but they had not been backed up by evidence. “The bone fragment was very small, meaning it was overlooked for decades, and modern research techniques mean we can learn about its date and genetic background as well,” she said. “This is a tremendously exciting discovery and this very early rabbit […]

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Girl’s medical cannabis to be returned

“We are working hard across government to ensure we get these medicines to those who need them.” Mrs Appleby, from Aylesham, Kent, said it was “really good news” and she would collect the drugs in London tomorrow. She hopes it will give her daughter a “new lease of life”. Teagan has a rare chromosomal disorder called Isodicentric 15, as well as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which causes her to experience up to 300 seizures a day. Doctors have been […]

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What are the Brexit sticking points?

Customs union Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out the possibility of the UK remaining in a customs union with the EU – it’s one of her so-called red lines. As a member of the European Union, the UK is part of the EU customs union. Its members have an agreement not to carry out checks or put tariffs (extra payments) on goods that move around the area. This can be particularly advantageous for businesses whose goods cross […]

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‘I help students in memory of my daughter’

Image copyright Liverpool Hope University Image caption Novlet said the degree ceremony in Liverpool Cathedral was a day she had always looked forward to Novlet, 50, who has two other children, remembers: “About an hour after the crash I got a phone call saying she had been involved in a car accident. “That was the worst phone call I have ever had. Police came and blue-lighted me to the hospital and then it was a matter of […]

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Six things to know about the Spring Statement

The chancellor himself has dubbed it a fiscal “non-event”. Why bother then? Since 1975, the government has been legally obliged to produce its projections for the economy and the public finances twice a year. Chancellors have interpreted this in different ways, with most opting for a main annual Budget and then a mini version. In 2016, however, Mr Hammond said that he’d be focussing on an autumn budget – and he seems determined to uphold this. UK […]

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