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Grenfell refurbishment firms criticised at inquiry

Firms involved in refurbishing Grenfell Tower faced a barrage of criticism at the public inquiry as it was claimed “corporate silence” could endanger lives in future. Several sub-contractors who worked on parts of the refit refused to comment on their work until they had full disclosure of documents, the inquiry …

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Woman's immune cells used to 'eliminate' breast cancer

A woman appears to have been cured of advanced drug-resistant breast cancer after doctors harnessed her own immune system to fight the disease. Doctors in the US adopted an experimental approach combining two different forms of immunotherapy after conventional hormone treatments and chemotherapy failed. The outcome was extraordinary, leading to …

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The erosion of Web 2.0

How we lost our way… and found it again It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the central thesis brought forward in the late …

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UK govt calls for NI to consider abortion reforms

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has said she personally backs abortion reform but the Northern Assembly must be restored to consider the issue to avoid disenfranchising 1.8 million people in the UK. She confirmed that if abortion came before the House of Commons in London, a free vote would take place, as it …

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