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Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Business
Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).The ride-hailing giant will be granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who use the taxi app in London.Westminster Magistrates' Court said Uber was now a "fit and proper" operator "despite historical failings".One of the main concerns raised by TfL was a flaw in Uber's system that allowed unauthorised people to upload their photographs to legitimate drivers' accounts, which then allowed them to pick up passengers.Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that 24 drivers shared their accounts with 20 others which led to 1...
Wildfires burn through record area in California as blazes continue to spread

Wildfires burn through record area in California as blazes continue to spread

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Wildfires have burned through a record number of acres in California this year as firefighters continue to battle several large blazes across the state.The state's department of forestry and fire protection, Cal Fire, says more than two million acres have burned, more than the size of Delaware.One fire, El Dorado, which has spread over 7,000 acres, was started by a gender reveal party, officials say.California is currently experiencing a record heatwave.Los Angeles County reported its highest ever temperature of 49.4C (121F) on Sunday. Although temperatures are expected to drop from Tuesday onwards it may bring strong winds which could fan the flames, the National Weather Service warns. Life in the ...
Coronavirus cases continue to level off in England – ONS

Coronavirus cases continue to level off in England – ONS

Health
Cases of coronavirus are still levelling off in England, according to data from swab tests of thousands of people in random households.Modelling by the Office for National Statistics estimates there are 2,200 new infections per day.Following a low point in June in the percentage of people testing positive for the virus, there was a small increase in July.This is staying stable for the week ending 20 August, the ONS says.The ONS infection figures are based on tests on people whether they have symptoms or not, giving one of the most accurate pictures of whether new infections are increasing.Patients in hospitals, care homes or other institutional settings are not included in this data.This study is one of a number aiming to provide information on coronaviru...
Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Shock Kante to Man United link, Kai Havertz talks continue, ‘Van Dijk-like’ wonderkid signs

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Shock Kante to Man United link, Kai Havertz talks continue, ‘Van Dijk-like’ wonderkid signs

Sports
Chelsea are set to be among the busiest of the Premier League clubs in this summer’s transfer window. The Blues have already completed the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and now are eyeing more big deals, while a number of players have been put up for sale. Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and transfer gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
20% of smoking-related cancer survivors continue to smoke, study finds

20% of smoking-related cancer survivors continue to smoke, study finds

Health
July 2 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 percent of survivors of smoking-related cancers continued to smoke even after recovery, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. Smoking-related cancers include those of the bladder, blood, cervix, colon, esophagus, kidney, larynx or windpipe, leukemia, lung, liver, mouth, tongue, lip, pancreas, rectum, stomach, throat or pharynx and uterus, the researchers said. Advertisement The percentage was far greater among survivors of all types of cancer who had been smokers. More than half -- 56 percent -- remained active smokers, they said. "The percentage of current smokers among smoking-related cancer survivors was ... substantially higher than that in the general population of about 14 percent," study co-author Sanjay Shete told UPI. "We expecte...