Vaping good, bad or not clear?

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’ Vaping – the rise in five charts One tweet on Friday morning underlined the frustration of one rail traveller: “No-one on the platform and it’s totally uncovered. I was vaping. A guard walked 100…

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Guards accused of assaults at prison

The allegations have been made against a background of rising violence at Lowdham over the past few years. The latest prison inspection, in 2015, concluded use of force by staff “was very high” and not always “fully justified or warranted”. Inmates’ relatives said mistreatment of prisoners had raised tensions and…

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Should rock stacking be banned?

“People are doing it with no education of the environment so they don’t know what site they’re in – whether the site has any wildlife significance or historic significance,” he says. Skip Twitter post by @Seasaver Almost every beach we visited in Orkney was spoiled by people leaving their mark…

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UK report highlights changing gadget habits and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-of-the-range smartphone cost ~£500 to true addicts in today’s £1k+ premium smartphone era. The…

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