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We reveal the restaurants extending the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was vastly popular with millions of households making the most of discounted breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout August. Chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced the scheme as a way of enticing consumers back out after months of staying in due to lockdown. It gave diners …

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Coronavirus: Cheap steroids save lives from severe Covid

Image copyright Getty Images Cheap steroids can save the lives of patients who are critically ill with Covid-19, studies show. The findings confirm the results of an earlier trial, which has already led to steroids being used widely for Covid patients in intensive care. The new results, published in JAMA, …

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How to use less plastic – 5 changes you can make today

Plastic pollution is rapidly becoming an environmental crisis. More than 40% of the plastic produced every year goes into single use products – whether that’s food wrappers, bottles or plastic bags. While it’s estimated that 79% of the plastic waste ever produced is currently sitting in landfill, dumps or the …

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Shake diet offered on NHS to fight type 2 diabetes

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands more people in England with type 2 diabetes will be offered the chance to try a soup-and-shake diet weight-loss plan for free on the NHS. Studies show switching to the low-calorie liquid diet can put diabetes into remission. Experts say they want to help people …

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Still ill six months later: ‘I have no idea how to get better’

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India’s economy contracts 24% during coronavirus lockdown

India’s economy contracted by an annualised 23.9 per cent in the quarter ending in June, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a draconian coronavirus lockdown. The gross domestic product contraction was far deeper than most analysts’ forecasts and highlighted the severity of India’s initial strategy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, …

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