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China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

Science
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Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

Health
There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 - the highest since the winter of 1975-76, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells of very cold weather last winter.Most excess deaths occurred in women and the over-85s.Similar peaks in excess deaths have been seen in previous years.Before the 2017-18 peak in excess winter deaths, there were peaks in 2014-15 and 1999-2000.An extra 6,000 deaths are estimated to have occurred during last winter compared with three years ago.The figures for last winter, counted as December to March, are still provisional while figures for all other previous winters have bee...
Spending power in longest decline since 1970s

Spending power in longest decline since 1970s

Business
Household spending power is in its longest decline since the 1970s and the rate at which consumers are saving has fallen to a record low, official figures show.The Office for National Statistics said household disposable income, adjusted for inflation, fell by 1.4% in the first quarter of this year.It was the third quarter of decline in a row - the first such extended squeeze on households since the period up to the second quarter of 1977.It prompted a fall in the percentage of household income which is saved to 1.7%, the lowest savings ratio since records began more than 50 years ago.The figures will add to concerns about the squeeze caused by higher inflation - largely as a result of the slump in the pound after the Brexit vote.They come a day after Bank of England figures showed consume...