Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

The Government has announced plans to further cut smoking rates and create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”. Ministers are aiming to reduce the current smoking rate of 15.5 per cent of adults in England, to 12 per cent by end of 2022. In order to achieve this, measures including high taxes...

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Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s Parliament would declare independence “within two days” if separatists win a referendum on the issue scheduled for the 1st October. The pledge was made in a draft bill presented on 4th July by the separatist parties which form the ruling coalition in Barcelona. The draft bill comes ahead of...

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Republican bid to defeat Obamacare collapses

Republican bid to defeat Obamacare collapses

The Republican party’s plans to overturn healthcare laws faced a major setback on Monday (18th July) night as two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the proposed repeal bill. The bill had set out a healthcare plan that would scrap major parts of the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known...

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UK government to take new measures following series of acid attacks

UK government to take new measures following series of acid attacks

The UK government seeks tougher punishments following a recent spate of acid attacks in London, announced home secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday 16 July. The problem with acid attacks was emphasised on the night of Thursday 13 July, when five people were assaulted in north and east London in less...

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