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One lucky ticket holder in Ireland wins £76m EuroMillions jackpot

A person carrying an Irish flag walks past National Lottery Headquarters on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin

A ticket holder in Ireland has won a EuroMillions jackpot of 88.5 million euro (around £76 million).

1:16am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Labour pledges 'hand-to-hand combat' on Brexit plan

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said the Government will not be allowed to push through Brexit without scrutiny

Labour has threatened to wage "hand-to-hand combat" with the Government on Brexit after the Supreme Court ordered that Parliament must have the final say on triggering withdrawal from the European Union.

1:13am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Private care home residents plug £1.3b shortfall in funding, experts warn

Self-funding care home residents are keeping the sector afloat at a rate of more than £100 a week each, according to latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson

Privately funded care home residents are plugging a £1.3 billion gap in funding each year, healthcare analysts have warned.

12:27am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Delays to new radio system for emergency services 'could cost £475m a year'

The PAC warned that good communications 'can make the difference between life and death for both emergency services personnel and the public'

Delays in introducing a new radio system for the emergency services may cost taxpayers £475 million a year, MPs have warned.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Earlier screening for bowel cancer 'will save lives and NHS money'

Campaigners say that earlier screening for bowel cancer would save lives

Screening people for bowel cancer from the age of 50 instead of 60 could dramatically boost a person's chances of survival, a charity has said.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Moody, agreeable or creative? It's linked to the shape of your brain...

Brain imaging scans were taken of more than 500 volunteers as part of the international study

Personality is partly determined by the shape of our brains, a new study has found.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Stomach bug epidemic blamed on overuse of antibiotics

Cutting back on use of antibiotics was more effective at stopping a C. diff outbreak than deep cleaning in hospitals, researchers say

Overuse of antibiotics was chiefly responsible for a serious stomach bug outbreak that spread through UK hospitals in the mid-2000s, research has shown.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Take up tai chi or carry your shopping to reduce falls, older people told

Tai chi can help older people to improve muscle strength and balance, which are imperative in reducing risk of falls

Older people should carry shopping or take up tai chi in a bid to stave off falls, experts have said.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Distrust of politicians helped fuel Brexit vote, report finds

The Brexit vote was a result of a fall in the quality of democracy and a distrust of politicians, a global survey has said

Brexit was fuelled by increasing voter distrust of politicians and a decline in the quality of democracy, a survey has found.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Call to Theresa May from business leaders over single market access

A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses found almost a third of its members fear their overseas sales will fall after Brexit

Theresa May is facing renewed calls from business leaders to ensure the greatest possible access to the European single market after Brexit.

12:15am Wednesday 25 January 2017
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