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Fast food shops ‘flooding high streets’

Image copyright Jack Taylor/ Getty Images Image caption Businesses are being consulted by government about adding calorie labelling to menu UK high streets have the maximum concentration of fast food outlets in almost a decade, figures show. Despite town halls attempting to limit their spread, in most areas the number of takeaways per 100,000 people …

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‘I’m surrounded by people – but I feel so lonely’

When the BBC launched the Loneliness Experiment on Valentine’s Day 2018 a staggering 55,000 people from around the world completed the survey, stimulating it the largest analyze of loneliness yet. Claudia Hammond, who provoked the project, looks at the findings and spoke to three people about their experiences of loneliness. “It’s like a void, a …

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NI’s ‘oldest married couple’ going strong

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair of 100-year-olds are still in love after 76 years Nellie Graham is celebrating her 100th birthday and she is in good company. Her husband, Joe, marked the same milestone last August. The County Antrim pair, who still live independently at their Randalstown bungalow, are thought …

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Right to food ‘should be in Scots Law’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The right to food is currently enshrined in international their human rights The human right to food should be put into Scots Law to protect people from rising insecurity, a report to the Scottish government suggests. The Scottish Human Right Commission believes the move “would help tackle health inequalities”. …

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Scottish Slimmers put into extermination

Image copyright Getty Hundreds of people have had their dieting classes cancelled after Scottish Slimmers was put into liquidation by its owners. Chief executive Amanda Boyle said the slimming club’s network of class had been suspended and members would not receive refunds. She hopes to restart classes in future, following a social enterprise model. The …

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