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Tai chi can help older people to improve muscle strength and balance, which are imperative in reducing risk of falls

Take up tai chi or carry your shopping to reduce falls, older people told

Cutting back on use of antibiotics was more effective at stopping a C. diff outbreak than deep cleaning in hospitals, researchers say

Stomach bug epidemic blamed on overuse of antibiotics

Brain imaging scans were taken of more than 500 volunteers as part of the international study

Moody, agreeable or creative? It's linked to the shape of your brain...

Campaigners say that earlier screening for bowel cancer would save lives

Earlier screening for bowel cancer 'will save lives and NHS money'

The PAC warned that good communications 'can make the difference between life and death for both emergency services personnel and the public'

Delays to new radio system for emergency services 'could cost £475m a year'

Sir Alan Duncan welcomed a probe into what had happened by the Falkland Islands Government

Minister condemns vandalism at Argentine war cemetery on Falkland Islands

Even Theresa May's footwear has been under scrutiny, campaign groups say

Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'

More than half of women MPs have had a physical threat from a member of the public, a new survey reveals

Survey reveals abuse levels suffered by women MPs

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has said the Government will not be allowed to push through Brexit without scrutiny

Labour pledges 'hand-to-hand combat' on Brexit plan

Self-funding care home residents are keeping the sector afloat at a rate of more than £100 a week each, according to latest figures from healthcare market intelligence provider LaingBuisson

Private care home residents plug £1.3b shortfall in funding, experts warn

A survey by the Federation of Small Businesses found almost a third of its members fear their overseas sales will fall after Brexit

Call to Theresa May from business leaders over single market access

The Brexit vote was a result of a fall in the quality of democracy and a distrust of politicians, a global survey has said

Distrust of politicians helped fuel Brexit vote, report finds

Stacy Francis leaves the Celebrity Big Brother House

American singer Stacy Francis evicted from Celebrity Big Brother house

Theresa May is to visit Turkey on Saturday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo/Khalfan Said)

PM to meet President Erdogan in Turkey

Sir Alan Duncan welcomed a probe into what had happened by the Falkland Islands Government

Minister condemns vandalism at Argentine war cemetery on Falkland Islands

A United Nations push to raise 8 billion US dollars for Syrian refugees has been backed by International Development Secretary Priti Patel

Priti Patel backs UN push for eight billion dollars for Syrian refugees

Floral tributes left by members of the public on Portobello Road, close to where the stabbing took place

15-year-old facing years behind bars over Portobello Road murder

The winner will need to contact the National Lottery in Ireland to claim the cash prize

One lucky ticket holder in Ireland wins £76m EuroMillions jackpot

Ganna Ziuzina with her husband Barry Pring (Shaughan Pring/PA)

British businessman 'murdered' by internet bride in Ukraine, inquest told

British stars with Oscar nods include Andrew Garfield and Naomie Harris

La La Land leads pack as UK stars Andrew Garfield and Dev Patel get Oscar nods

The boy was stabbed in Willesden, north-west London, on Monday afternoon

Boy, 15, arrested after teenager stabbed in area where children heading home

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said the Government is 'disappointed' by the final decision of the Supreme Court

Legislation introduced 'within days' to keep Brexit timetable on track

Donald Trump and Theresa May will discuss issues including trade at the White House talks on Friday

Special relationship with UK can always be closer, says White House

The Prince of Wales speaks during the pre-dinner reception of the People's Postcode Lottery Charity gala at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

Prince Charles 'enormously grateful' to People's Postcode Lottery

The Natural Capital Committee called for the 25-year environment plan to be moved forward rapidly

Much of natural environment still deteriorating, warns report

Sir David Attenborough holds an armadillo before receiving a £250,000 cheque from the People's Postcode Lottery for the charity Fauna & Flora International

Sir David Attenborough hopes Donald Trump keeps US in Paris Agreement

Ewan McGregor took exception to Piers Morgan's remarks about the women's march

Ewan McGregor pulls out of Good Morning Britain over Piers Morgan views

The move will reduce HSBC's total number of UK branches to 625

Threat to 400 jobs as HSBC slashes IT staff and shuts another 62 branches

Under the plans, doctors could use their own time to treat and charge patients in a way that does not conflict with their arrangements with the NHS

GPs 'could charge fees for treating patients outside NHS contract'

Laura Sykes holds pictures with the signatures of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, which were among those auctioned

Signature collection featuring Dickens and Churchill sold at auction

The offshore wind farm industry said it was well on the way to being cost-competitive with other power generation sources

Offshore wind farms power cost drops by 32% in five years, says report

A note saying 'Nothing personal, I hate police men and women x' left following a burglary at a property in Retford, Nottinghamshire (Nottinghamshire Police/PA)

Burglar left note for victims saying 'nothing personal' and signed with a kiss

The infantry was particularly badly affected by the recruitment shortfall

'Recruitment cannot be taken for granted' as Army misses target for new troops

The Duchess of Cambridge greets a young girl as she arrives at East Anglia's Children's Hospices in Quidenham, Norwich

Kate meets bereaved parents during visit to children's hospice

Wiltshire Business Awards - Business Person of Year Paul Norbury of Cardwave with Vijay Tanna of sponsors RSM  GP300-6.Photo GlennPhillips www.gphillipsphotography.com.

Have you got what it takes?

Stock picture of HMP Full Sutton

Number of foreign criminals sent home 'the highest number since records began'

Boys aged five to 16 get £10.70 per week in pocket money but girls the same age typically get £8.50, a survey found

Boys get £2.20 more pocket money per week than girls, says survey

Chancellor Philip Hammond has vowed to put the public finances back in the black 'as early as possible' in the next Parliament

Chancellor on course to meet borrowing targets following budget deficit fall

Hatchimals from Spin Master were a must-have of 2016

UK toy industry enjoys sales boost and predicts top sellers of 2017

Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton said the officer is in 'good spirits'

Two more arrests over shooting attack on NI policeman

Public transport campaigners said the results show more emphasis should be given to short-term investment projects

More passengers dissatisfied with railway service

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The Met Office said fog is again affecting many parts of southern England on Tuesday

100 flights cancelled at Heathrow as fog causes further disruption

The test saw an unarmed Trident missile reportedly malfunction off the coast of Florida in June

Obama government asked UK to keep Trident 'malfunction' secret - reports

File photo dated 07/11/14 of a general view of Fifty, Twenty, Ten, and Five pound notes, as Britain is facing three years of slow growth, rising unemployment and squeezed consumer spending as the Brexit-induced collapse in the pound triggers a radical reb

Three years of slow growth is predicted

Police said the victim was found injured on the upper deck of the bus and died shortly after the attack in Handsworth, Birmingham

Man sought after bus passenger stabbed to death during altercation

BT said that following an independent review, the 'extent and complexity of inappropriate behaviour in the Italian business were far greater than previously identified'

BT expecting £530 million hit over 'improper practices' in Italian division

Emergency services at the scene of the explosion in Hornchurch, east London

Two arrested after Hornchurch flats explosion

RMT members at Southern Railway are striking on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in a dispute about driver-only trains

Southern planning normal service despite strike by train drivers

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