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Online sellers ‘pay for positive reviews’

Image copyright Getty Images Some online sellers are offering people free goods in return for positive product reviews, an investigation by consumer group Which? has found. Its investigator joined several “rewards for reviews” groups and was hired to write high-rated reviews in return for free items. Paid-for, or fake, reviews flout rules set by platforms […]

People’s Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The March for the Many was held in Liverpool last month Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People’s Vote campaign, […]

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely'

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Financial magazine Forbes says Mohammed Dewji is worth $1.5bn (£980m) Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam. “I have returned home safely,” he said in a tweet from his company METL Group’s account. […]

Mourinho ‘would love’ to sign Hazard for Man Utd

Hazard won the League Cup and Premier League with Mourinho’s 2014-15 Chelsea side Jose Mourinho “would love” to sign Eden Hazard for Manchester United but knows it would be impossible because “Chelsea are led by intelligent people”. Hazard, 27, won the Premier League under Mourinho during the manager’s second spell at Chelsea in 2015. The […]

Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?

Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Moon, seen over Chengdu, could be backed by a fake one – but there would be significant hurdles A Chinese company has announced ambitious plans to put a “fake moon” into space to brighten the night sky. According to the People’s Daily state newspaper, officials at a private […]

Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

>Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Image copyright Getty Images A flagship NHS mental health service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, research by the BBC shows. People with conditions like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are entitled to psychological therapies, such as counselling. The NHS is meant to successfully treat half of the people it […]

Doctors ‘need to start early conversation with patients about dying’

Image copyright Getty Images Doctors need to get better at having difficult conversations with dying patients and not just in their final days, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians. It says doctors should talk to people who could die within 12 months, who may be frail or terminally ill, and give […]

Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The flu vaccine for some people older than 65 will be delayed until the end of next month There will be delays with the supply of a new flu jab for over-65s this year, the chief medical officer has said. Dr Michael McBride said that “manufacturing constraints” would […]

End of life care: How to talk about dying to someone who is dying

Image copyright Becky Bevers Image caption Becky Bevers’ first question to doctors was: “Am I going to die?” When Becky Bevers tells people about her incurable breast cancer, she is met with all sorts of reactions. Some people are awkward, even crossing the street to avoid talking to her, while others are just stuck for […]