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Pound slides amid fears over no-deal Brexit

Pound slides amid fears over no-deal Brexit

Business
The pound has fallen sharply against the US dollar on renewed worries about the political turbulence around Brexit. Sterling slipped by more than a cent to less than $ 1.29 during overnight trading on Asian markets and the declines were extended later as London opened, taking the currency close to $ 1.28 and about 1% lower on the day.It came amid weekend reports that more ministers were on the verge of quitting the government and added to falls for the currency at the end of last week, before which the pound had been trading at more than $ 1.31.Sterling has been gripped by volatility amid uncertainty about whether the UK will leave the EU next March without a trade deal in place.Credit ratings agency Moody's said on Monday that the risk of a no-deal withdrawal had risen. ...
Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over allergy death

Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over allergy death

Health
A takeaway owner and manager, who caused a teenage girl's death by sending her a meal containing peanuts, have been jailed for manslaughter.Megan Lee, 15, suffered irreversible brain damage after having an allergic reaction to food from Royal Spice in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, in 2016.Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and Harun Rashid were found guilty in October.At Manchester Crown Court earlier, Kuddus was jailed for two years and Rashid for three.In sentencing, Mrs Justice Yip told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but "sadly the same responsibility was not at your end". Judge Yip said the takeaway had no systems or processes to ...

Stocks Bounce Back with a Weekly Gain of Over 2%

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]A lot of stuff was thrown at the market on Friday including Apple s disappointing report a very strong jobs number and trade rumors In the end stocks couldn t extend the three day winning streak but the week finished solidly on the positive side The NASDAQ was up 2 7 this week Latest Articles in
Gambaccini wins payout over unfounded abuse claims

Gambaccini wins payout over unfounded abuse claims

Entertainment
Paul Gambaccini has won a payout from prosecutors over an unfounded case regarding historical sex allegations. The BBC radio DJ was arrested in October 2013 over claims he sexually assaulted two teenage boys.Gambaccini spent a year on bail before the case against him was dropped in what he labelled a "completely fictitious" affair.He started legal action against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last year and has now reached an out-of-court settlement, but confidentiality clauses in the agreement mean the amount paid cannot be disclosed.Gambaccini was arrested under Operation Yewtree, set up in the wake of the revelations about paedophile Jimmy Savile.He described the episode as a celebrity "witch hunt" and told of how his husband "saved his life" after he was accused of ...
Blood pressure drug Irbesartan recalled over potentially cancerous impurity

Blood pressure drug Irbesartan recalled over potentially cancerous impurity

Health
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A pharmaceutical company is recalling a blood pressure medication because it could contain an impurity scientists believe could cause cancer. ScieGen Pharmaceuticals announced the recall this week for Irbesartan tablets in 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg doses. The company said trace amounts of N-Nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, was discovered in the active pharmaceutical ingredient. Some Irbesartan tablets made by ScieGen labeled under Westminster Pharmaceuticals and Golden State Medical Supply are impacted by the voluntary recall. "This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a 'probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer,'" the company st...