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Is jail needed to curb uninsured driver menace?

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A rise in the fine for driving without insurance from £200 to £300 won't work, say campaigners. Is the threat of jail a more effective deterrent?

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Scientists edge closer to cancer cure by preventing spread

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Cancer research took another step towards finding a cure as scientists uncovered how the disease spreads through the body.

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Two-thirds risk cooking unsafe food

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Consumers who judge the freshness of their food using the "sniff test" could be putting themselves in danger, a new survey shows.

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Campaign for law change to protect cyclists

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Do we need a law change to protect cyclists? A group called Cycle Law Scotland is campaigning for just that. Motorist and cyclist Chris Torney takes a closer look.

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New fines for middle-lane hogs & tailgaters

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The government is to introduce new fines for anti-social driving behaviour such as tailgating and middle-lane hogging from August.

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Are you sitting comfortably? Desk workers more obese

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Receptionists and administrative workers are 69 per cent more likely to gain weight while working, according to a new study.

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Talking on mobile phones raises blood pressure

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The stress caused from talking on a mobile phone can increase your blood pressure but practicing yoga can lower it, new studies have found.

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Treatment kills 15,000 cancer patients

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An estimated 15,000 cancer patients were killed in Britain last year from treatment rather than the disease, Lord Saatchi says.

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Should the hard shoulder be used as an extra driving lane?

Motorway traffic jam

The introduction of "managed motorways" will see the hard shoulder used as an extra driving lane on some of the nation's major roads. Is this wise?

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Soap opera deaths: EastEnders versus Coronation Street

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For decades, soap opera fanatics have watched their favourite characters live and die in an array of dramatic and tragic ways.

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