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Men ‘catching up on life expectancy’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales, research in the Lancet indicates. It predicts by 2030 men will be living 85.7 years on average – just two fewer than women. In 1981 men lagged behind women by six years. Though life expectancy is improving for [...]

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UN launches Nepal earthquake appeal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The UN has launched a $415m (£270m) appeal for those affected by Nepal’s earthquake, as frustration mounts at the pace of relief efforts. The UN said it wanted to support government efforts to provide emergency relief over the next three months. Riot police have clashed with people trying to leave the capital Kathmandu, and there [...]

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Tories ‘planned child benefit cuts’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said the Conservatives proposed to “slash” child benefit while the two parties were in government together. Mr Alexander said he was “lifting the lid” on plans including limiting child benefit and tax credit to two children. He claimed his party blocked the move, which he [...]

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