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MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef

Science
Hormone-fed beef and chlorine-washed chicken should remain banned in England after Brexit, the government has been warned.Ministers say the issue will be dealt with in the upcoming Trade Bill. But opponents of these practices say that could lead to farm standards being bargained away in negotiations.Instead, they want ministers to guarantee food standards in the Agriculture Bill, which returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday.Some Conservative MPs have joined up with the opposition to demand protection for England's farmers from lower standard produce from countries like the US.Farmers there are allowed to feed beef with hormones and wash chickens with chlorine solution in order to maximise productivity. But both of these practices are currently banne...
Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

Science
We need to protect the public transport network as lockdown is lifted, the UK's transport secretary is expected to say at a press conference on Saturday.The BBC understands Grant Shapps will encourage the public to continue to work from home if they can.Those who need to travel to work will be urged to consider more active ways to travel like walking and cycling.Extra funding is likely to be announced for English local authorities to help alter road networks to facilitate this.The intention is to take pressure off roads and public transport networks.Matters concerning cycling and walking are devolved. For example, Wales has had legislation in place to boost both activities since 2013. It is believed that Mr Shapps will talk about...

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for COVID-19, West Ham players defer wages, Tottenham supports urge club to save reputation

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus but remains asymptomatic West Ham players to defer part of their wages to help club fight crisis Tottenham supporters urge club to […] talkSPORT
Advisors urge investors to avoid these mistakes with their 401(k) during coronavirus crisis

Advisors urge investors to avoid these mistakes with their 401(k) during coronavirus crisis

Finance
For anyone who became accustomed to watching their 401(k) account balance climb higher for years on end, the market's recent drop and continued volatility may be unnerving if not downright scary.Nevertheless, you shouldn't let fear cause you do something that could hurt your long-term retirement planning, advisors say. "The coronavirus is certainly creating a prime opportunity for 401(k) mistakes to be made," said certified financial planner Shon Anderson, president of Anderson Financial Strategies in Dayton, Ohio.STOCK4B-RF | Getty Images"Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to avoid them, especially if their job or income has been affected," Anderson said.The coronavirus pandemic has taken a sledgehammer to the U.S. economy, as businesses have had to shutter and lay off or furlo...
Tory grandees urge probe into China’s Imagination coup

Tory grandees urge probe into China’s Imagination coup

Technology
David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, has urged ministers to probe a Chinese bid to take control of Imagination Technologies Group, amid fears that the British chip designer's assets will be shifted away from the UK.Sky News has seen a letter from Mr Davis to Oliver Dowden, the digital, culture, media and sport secretary, asking the government to "investigate this potential change of control of an important British strategic asset and, if necessary…intervene to ensure that this change of control does not take place". The growing clamour for government intervention relates to an effort by China Reform Holdings - which has close links to Beijing - to nominate four directors to Imagination's board at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.If the move takes place, it could give China Reform suffi