Top MP Mel Stride pledges Treasury Select Committee will get to the bottom of causes of London Capital & Finance scandal

Exclusive: As Committee begins questioning those in power, including Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey, chairman pledges to make sure such a scandal never happens again


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Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview ‘no different to what her father Thomas Markle did to her’
MEGHAN MARKLE's interview with Oprah Winfrey spilling the beans about her experience within the Royal Family is no different to what her father did to her, one royal fan has argued.
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Majority of directors from UK’s top banks ‘have links with big polluters’
Nearly 80% of directors on the boards of five of the UK’s largest banks have connections to highly polluting industries
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Top Gear stars say 'joyous' new series steers clear of any big accidents
EXCLUSIVE: The new series of Top Gear is set to return this Sunday - and stars of the show have revealed there have been no big accidents at all, following Paddy McGuinness' scary crash in 2020
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Scotland will decide! Sturgeon vows to crush UK legal threat over independence referendum
A FURIOUS battle has erupted among Scottish political parties after Nicola Sturgeon pledged to put Scottish independence at the heart of the SNP election campaign.
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Gardeners’ World’s Monty Don compares death of beloved dog Nigel to Princess Diana
Nigel's death in May 2020 broke the hearts of fans.
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Your daily horoscope for March 9, 2021
Change is in the air for some.
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Outlander star Sam Heughan has no time to be shy about wanting to play James Bond: ‘I would be delighted’
Sam has no time to be shy about it.
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The maverick Harvard physicist who believes in aliens
Our knowledge is just an island in an ocean of ignorance and there is a lot to discover, says controversial professor Avi Loeb in his new book. James Wilkes speaks to him
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Give it a rest: why afternoon naps can improve memory and alertness
John Axelsson and Tina Sundelin explain why the power nap has so many benefits for our bodies and our minds
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Three ways behavioural psychology can help you lose weight
Losing weight and keeping it off is hard. Claire Madigan looks at what really works
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Red alert: Why have Liverpool been so bad in 2021?
Jurgen Klopp’s runaway champions have now lost six home games on the bounce. Ben Burrows looks for answers to the crisis enfolding on Merseyside
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In Heidelberg, cars are not welcome any more
A fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, a network of bicycle superhighways, and free public transport for a year if you give up your cars – this is how Heidelberg is getting rid of cars, writes Jack Ewing
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Corrie spoilers - Ronnie admits he may be Michael's father as Grace gives birth
Coronation Street's Ronnie Bailey admits his big secret - he had a fling with Aggie and believes he may be Michael's dad - as Grace gives birth but the baby is very sick
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ADVERTORIAL: 'Demand has gone through the roof' - OAP charity reveals impact of pandemic
Charity worker explains why local community projects funded through The Health Lottery are so important right now
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Corrie spoilers - Leanne starts dealing drugs as Harvey makes terrifying threat
Coronation Street's Leanne is left terrified by drug baron Harvey's threats against her and Simon, and so she starts selling drugs for him, aware she is totally trapped
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Brexit LIVE: Boris finally takes on EU rules and dismantles red tape – Brussels sidelined
THE UK has announced the formal extension of the grace period for goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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EastEnders spoilers: Shock exit as Lucas Johnson gets rid of Chelsea Fox?
Does Lucas have a plan of his own?
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Hollyoaks casts Brookside actor and husband of Coronation Street star as Brad King’s dodgy associate Fergus
The actor will make his first appearance next week.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Is Michael Bailey Ronnie’s son as Ed is left broken?
The Bailey family could change forever.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Affair shocker as Alina Pop falls for Tyrone Dobbs?
Things could get really complicated between Alina and Tyrone soon.
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EastEnders spoilers: Sharon Watts and Kathy Beale are stunned by a sudden death
Will this death help Sharon and Kathy move past their fight?
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Coronation Street star Vinta Morgan reveals all on Ronnie Bailey’s family bombshell
Ronnie Bailey has brought a huge secret with him to Weatherfield!
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Hollyoaks spoilers: County Lines drugs story concludes in explosive scenes but who dies?
Ollie and Ste work together to take down Victor.
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EastEnders spoilers: Dayle Hudson reveals Peter Beale is terrified of Suki Panesar after sex twist
Peter is left fearing the worst.
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Hollyoaks spoilers: Wedding showdown for Mandy Richardson and Nancy Osborne as Ella’s secret is exposed?
Mandy and Darren's big day arrives, but will it go as planned?
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Hollyoaks spoilers: Darren and Nancy Osborne reunion confirmed as he cheats on Mandy Richardson after wedding
Darren makes his choice.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Leanne Battersby trapped as she deals drugs for Harvey
Leanne is in dangerous territory
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Meghan Markle sobbed her way through royal appearance but hid her tears
The royal appearance at the Cirque du Soleil premiere in January 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall proved to be the eye-opener the couple say helped to make up their mind about their future
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The Walking Dead marks International Women’s Day as it pays tribute to ‘the women in front of and behind the camera’
Many female stars have appeared in the series.
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Arizona man who wore horns in Capitol riot to remain jailed
A federal judge in Washington has ruled that an Arizona man who stormed the U.S. Capitol two months ago while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns will remain jailed until his trial
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Paul Walker's daughter Meadow graces runway as she makes modelling debut
Late actor Paul Walker's daughter Meadow opened the Givenchy show as she made her debut at Paris Fashion Week
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Mental health charity Mind calls out Piers Morgan for questioning Meghan Markle’s suicidal revelation: ‘We’re disappointed’
'We're disappointed and concerned.'
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RNC maintains right to use Trump's name in fundraising
The Republican National Committee is defending its right to use former President Donald Trump’s name in its fundraising appeals after he demanded they put an end to the practice
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James Norton ‘relieved’ to receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine as he’s eligible due to having type 1 diabetes
The actor was eligible due to having type 1 diabetes.
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Suicidal Meghan Markle contacted Princess Diana's best friend during low point
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex lifted the lid on their time in the palace in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey
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Coronavirus live news: Pfizer vaccine works on Brazil variant; US airlines ask Biden to back Covid travel guidelines
China’s Sinovac jab also effective against Brazil variant, early data suggests; deaths in Italy pass 100,000; vaccinated Americans allowed to meet indoorsCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Return to schools could alter England’s roadmap, Boris Johnson warnsCDC says fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors without masksDutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdown 11.49pm GMT Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan. I’ll be bringing you the latest developments as they happen for the next few hours. I will also be posting some fun stories (headless slugs; are daddy long legs poisonous) to give everyone a much-needed break. Continue reading...
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MasterChef viewers baffled as contestant makes it through to quarter final despite serving judges raw lamb
He also cooked up purple-coloured potatoes.
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What is the Netflix deal Harry and Meghan have with the streaming service?
Duke and Duchess of Sussex set to make a wide variety of programming under deal with streaming giant
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Joe Manchin says he will derail Biden climate package if Republicans are not included in negotiations
The senator from West Virginia refuses to pass the bill using reconciliation
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Queen 'refuses to sign off' on official statement as crisis talks deepen
The prepared statement reportedly has been written to 'highlight the family's love and concern for the couple' but it is said the monarch wants more time to consider her response
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Rio Ferdinand hails Luke Shaw’s revival from being ‘broken man’ at Manchester United
'It looked like he was on the scrap heap.'
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Kim Kardashian confirms start date of final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with explosive new trailer
It's the end of an era.
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NHS 111 Digital Symptom Checker 'Fails To Spot Severe Covid Cases'
The NHS’s 111 online symptom checker for coronavirus isn’t “up to the task”, according to a new study, which warns some people with severe Covid symptoms may have been incorrectly told to stay home, rather than seek medical help.The digital triaging tool, which asks users questions about their symptoms as well as details such as their gender and age, advises on the most appropriate course of action from a set of pre-determined responses.It’s one of several online ‘symptom checkers’ for Covid-19 that has been rolled out across the globe.But as yet, there’s hardly any evidence for the effectiveness of these checkers for prioritising – or triaging – patients for treatment during a pandemic, say researchers. The report, published in BMJ Health & Care Informatics, suggested digital Covid-19 ‘symptom checkers’ may stop some patients from getting prompt treatment for serious illness.Researchers studied the efficacy of national government-sponsored digital symptom checkers used in Singapore, Japan, the US and the UK to triage people in need of a medical assessment and/or treatment correctly.Both the US and UK symptom checkers “consistently failed to identify” the symptoms of severe Covid-19, as well as bacterial pneumonia and sepsis, frequently advising those with serious cases to stay home, the findings indicated.However, NHS Digital says the symptoms checker is “not a diagnostic tool” and has been updated since the study took place. Researchers looked at four trackers including: the Singapore Covid-19 Symptom Checker; Stop Covid-19 Symptom Checker (Japan); CDC Coronavirus Symptom Checker (US); and 111 Covid-19 Symptom Checker (UK). Covid-19 death rates in Singapore and Japan are comparatively low compared to the US and the UK.The study was designed to see if symptom checkers were able to differentiate mild cases of Covid-19 from severe ones – and how well they picked up Covid-19 ‘mimickers’, such as bacterial pneumonia and sepsis in 52 case scenarios.Those cases simulated common Covid-19 symptoms of varying severity and risk factors. These included: cough and fever; a co-existing condition (such as high blood pressure) plus cough and fever; suppressed immunity as a result of drug treatment plus cough and fever; and shortness of breath and fever. The symptom checkers in Singapore and Japan triaged twice as many cases for direct clinical assessment as the symptom checkers in the US and UK. Singapore had the highest overall referral rate at 88%; the US the lowest at 38%; while the UK had the second lowest at 44%. The online NHS 111 symptom checker “frequently” advised those with possibly severe Covid-19 and bacterial pneumonia to “stay home” with no follow-up, the researchers said, and is likely to have delayed treatment for sepsis, severe Covid-19, and severe sepsis.The UK’s symptom checker was singled out for its complex algorithm, and for attempting to quantify symptoms such as shortness of breath and the overall severity of illness by asking subjective, qualitative questions with multiple choice answers. The questions used to discriminate between degrees of severity “aren’t up to the task”, the study suggested.Researchers acknowledged that by reducing physical contact, online symptom checkers can save valuable resources and reduce viral spread, and noted they require fewer resources than phone and telemedicine triaging services.However, they warned that some symptom checkers (including the NHS 111 checker in the UK) “are likely to delay presentations of serious medical conditions to appropriate care, and as such, are likely to confer an increased risk of morbidity and mortality”.  Responding to the study, NHS  Digital told HuffPost UK “NHS 111 online is not a diagnostic tool”.“It allows people to assess their symptoms and signposts to other NHS services as required,” a spokesperson added. “This simulation study was based on an early version of the tool. Over the past year it has been continually revised and updated in response to new scientific information, government guidance and public health strategies.”HuffPost UK has also contacted The Department of Health and Social Care in relation to the study and will update this article when we receive a response. READ MORE:Here's Why The Official Covid-19 Symptoms List Needs ExpandingNasal Sprays Are Part Of The Fight Against Covid-19. Here's HowYou've Had The Vaccine, So Can You Hug Your Grandkids Now?These Needle Phobics Had The Vaccine, Here's How They Coped
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Covid symptom checkers failed to identify severe cases – study
Concerns have been raised the tool used to assess Covid-19 online might miss severe cases.
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Urgent need to address racial disparities in heart attack care – study
Research suggests there were ‘significant’ racial disparities in care of heart patients during first pandemic wave.
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Prince Harry says Diana would be 'very angry and sad' about royal family fallout
The Duke of Sussex appeared alongside wife Meghan Markle as they lifted the lid on their time in the palace in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey
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Jackass star Bam Margera hospitalised as staph infection leaves him in severe pain
The TV star is in a lot of pain.
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Serena Williams lead celeb reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Oprah Winfrey interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview aired in the UK for the first time.
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