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Kate Garraway thanks NHS for keeping husband alive after weeks in hospital

Kate Garraway thanks NHS for keeping husband alive after weeks in hospital

Entertainment
Kate Garraway has thanked the NHS staff who are working to aid her husband's recovery from coronavirus after spending her first birthday without him in 16 years.The TV presenter's husband Derek Draper, a former lobbyist and political adviser, has been in hospital for more than a month with COVID-19, including treatment in intensive care. Doctors and nurses are keeping him "still with us" and "battling every day to inch him towards recovery", Garraway said in a message shared on social media.After turning 53 on Monday, the Good Morning Britain (GMB) host posted a picture of her husband taken while he was editor of a student newspaper on Instagram."So yesterday was always going to be a tough one, first birthday in 16 years without Derek, so for the kids and I, his absence was very present," ...
BT to charge people £50 for keeping old wi-fi routers

BT to charge people £50 for keeping old wi-fi routers

Technology
Broadband provider BT will charge new customers up to £50 if they do not send their router back at the end of their contract, in an effort to reduce waste.Since December, BT's contracts have stated that the company retains ownership of the wi-fi routers and TV set-top boxes it sends to customers.The company told the Financial Times that it would "refurbish" the returned equipment so that it could be reused.Rival Virgin Media already operates a similar policy.BT told the BBC the change would eventually apply to its EE and Plusnet subsidiaries too.It will charge customers between £43 and £50 if they want to keep their router, depending on the model.Keeping the BT YouView set-top box will cost between £60 and £115.It has not reduced its monthly subscription
Now that taxes aren’t such a big worry, here’s what’s keeping investors up at night

Now that taxes aren’t such a big worry, here’s what’s keeping investors up at night

Finance
With individual tax rates down, a new boogeyman is haunting investors: inflation worries. Those were the findings from the American Institute of CPAs' Personal Financial Satisfaction Index, which measures investors' "financial pleasure" or "financial pain" based on a range of economic factors, including personal taxes, inflation, job openings and real home equity. Overall, the Personal Financial Satisfaction Index has crept up to 27.7 in the second quarter, from 27.0 in the first three months of the year. This reflects increased job openings and strong stock market performance. ...
Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds

Health
Keeping donated livers "alive" with a machine prior to transplants boosts the chances of a successful operation, a landmark trial has found.Usually livers are kept in ice prior before the surgery, but many become damaged and unusable as a result. For this study, scientists put them in a perfusion machine, pumping the organs with blood, nutrients and medicines.More of these "warm" livers went on to be transplanted and showed less damage than the "cold" ones, the trial found.Scientists said the study could help to reduce the significant proportion of people who die waiting for a new liver and potentially "transform" how organ transplants are carried out. Record number of organ donors in 2017'Warmed liver' transplant first'Major impact'The randomised controlled trial involved 222 liver tran...