Chocolate you can eat for good health - the darker, the better

It has long been known that dark chocolate is not only less bad for you than the ordinary stuff, but actively good for you.


    Waterstones to keep expanding under new owners Elliott, says boss

    The boss of Waterstones has backed the bookseller to keep expanding on the high street after being snapped up by US hedge fund Elliott Advisors.


      Shell posts surging profits on oil price boom but leaves investors waiting on buybacks

      The resurgent price of oil helped Shell post a massive rise in profits in its first quarter but investors continued to fret about the company’s cash flow and its refusal to commit to a detailed timetable for share buybacks.


        Insurer Hastings knocked by Beast from the East as claims rise

        An unusually frosty start to the year in Europe has knocked insurer Hastings after it revealed higher claim costs due to snow and ice.


          Hospital boss bans employees from telling patients trust is short-staffed

          A hospital boss has come under fire for banning his employees from telling patients that wards are short-staffed.


            BBC withdraws Human Planet series after whale hunt scenes exposed as more fakery 

            The BBC has withdrawn Human Planet from distribution after admitting that the series faked scenes of an Indonesian hunter harpooning a whale.


              TSB offers sweeteners to customers as online fiasco drags into seventh day

              TSB's Spanish parent company has said normal service at the crisis-hit UK bank could drag on into next week as outages continued to blight customers for a seventh day.


                What is the impact of the huge Hinkley nuclear power station on Somerset's property market?

                It’s an epic feat of engineering that is transforming the landscape and local housing markets in equal measure.


                  IPSO finds against Telegraph over publication of child’s image

                  Eloise Dixon complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that the Daily Telegraph breached Clause 6 (Children) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in an article headlined “British tourist shot in favela in Rio ‘to


                    Patients dying because staff missing signs of sepsis

                    Patients are dying of sepsis because ill-trained staff do not know how to spot the signs, NHS watchdogs have warned.


                      ‘Fake news’ leaves half of people thinking stress causes cancer 

                      Almost half of people mistakenly believe that stress causes cancer, Cancer Research UK has warned.


                        The cost of carbon emissions to double by 2021, say new forecasts

                        Europe’s carbon price is set to double in the next three years creating a major market push towards cleaner power and factories.


                          Britain's top food companies promise to dramatically slash plastic waste

                          A group of food companies including all of the UK’s major supermarkets have banded together in a promise to cut down on single use plastic packaging and boost recycling rates amid growing worries over the amount of plastic pollution in the world


                            Supermarkets agree to ban unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by 2025

                            Every major supermarket in Britain has today pledged to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025, under a new "UK Plastics Pact".


                              Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he will take Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case

                              President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday he would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.


                                Japanese knotweed cannot be cured, major study which tried 19 methods finds

                                Japanese knotweed cannot be cured, a major study which tried 19 methods over three years has found.


                                  University Challenge's gender-balanced questions backfire as contestants fail to answer them

                                  When University Challenge realised that the bulk of their questions related to prominent men, they decided to rectify the situation by ensuring a better gender balance.


                                    Councillor facing trial for destroying records about dog DNA scheme 

                                    A councillor is facing trial for destroying records about a system to catch fouling dog owners in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.


                                      Shooting victim may have been killed for bringing rape gang to justice

                                      Police are investigating whether a young man shot dead outside his home last month was murdered in revenge for helping to bring a gang of rapists to justice.


                                        Alexis Jay inquiry finds police chiefs need better training to deal with child sex abuse

                                        Police officers should be required to have experience of dealing with major child abuse cases before being promoted to the most senior ranks in the force, an official report has concluded.

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