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NHS England says no to Morquio drug, passing decision to watchdog

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NHS England says no to Morquio drug, passing decision to watchdog
Children suffering from the rare, life-shortening disease face a 16-week wait while Nice conducts a cost-effective analysisChildren with the rare, life-shortening disease Morquio syndrome will not get a new drug that their families and friends have been campaigning for on a compassionate basis because NHS England has decided to wait for the deliberations of the drug watchdog, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice).Their case has been brought up in the House of Commons by MPs including the ... more

A$AP Rocky: ‘Hanging out with Rod Stewart is like seeing yourself 40 years older and white’

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A$AP Rocky: ‘Hanging out with Rod Stewart is like seeing yourself 40 years older and white’
He has made one of the best hip-hop albums of the year – and his sex life has become US tabloid fodder. The rapper talks about working with veteran rockers, the death of his right-hand-man A$AP Yam and why he’s sorry he trashed Rita OraWhen I meet A$AP Rocky at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan– the kind where veal tomahawk chops go for $50 a pop – he’s trying to figure out the day’s itinerary. How to, in the next ... more

Boy, 12, arrested for attempted rape of eight-year-old

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Boy, 12, arrested for attempted rape of eight-year-old
Child arrested in Greater Manchester following reports of the abuse of another young boy on 26 JuneA 12-year-old boy has been arrested following an attempted rape of an eight-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since been bailed pending further inquiries. Continue reading...

Rail passenger watchdog finds commuters have given up hope in train operators

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Rail passenger watchdog finds commuters have given up hope in train operators
Virgin receive around 24 times more complaints per journey than Southern, as the two operators record least punctual trains, according to latest figuresCommuters have given up hope in their train operators, according to the passenger watchdog, as official figures showed Southern received a fraction of the average complaints despite having the most cancellations and late-running services.Virgin received around 24 times more complaints per passenger journey than Southern, as the two operators recorded the least punctual trains. More than one in ... more

Donald Trump is fired and Lord Sugar has his sights on the US Apprentice

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Donald Trump is fired and Lord Sugar has his sights on the US Apprentice
With the boss’s chair vacant, there’s one contender keen to take over America. The wonder is it’s taken so longExciting times for America, as Alan Sugar issues a come-and-get-me plea to producers of the US version of The Apprentice. Following presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans, a vacancy has suddenly arisen on the NBC show – and his lordship has declared: “I would like the challenge.”Well. LiS is glad to see him come out fighting after that disparaging passage ... more