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David Ward backs new Parliamentary Group on E-Cigarettes to improve the health of Bradfordians

Bradford MP, David Ward is backing a new Parliamentary Group on E-cigarettes which will be set up to debate issues around the use and production of E-cigarettes. David is supporting the setting up of a new cross party group in Parliament which will look into issues surrounding E-cigarettes and the ways that they might be used in order to increase public health by encouraging people to use less harmful forms of smoking. According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 4 of people in David’s constituency of Bradford East smoke and…

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Sci/Environment 

Smelly Corpse Flower Set to Bloom

In a matter of days, perhaps hours, a rare corpse flower will bloom in upstate New York. True to its name, the plant is expected to unleash a stench like rotting flesh. Affectionately called “Wee Stinky,” this corpse flower lives in a greenhouse at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Horticulturists at the school, who have been preparing for the plant to bloom for weeks, say it could open up any day now. Those curious can watch the rare spectacle online, mercifully, without the smell. The species, also known as titan…

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‘Historic’ US storm returns to snow-covered north-east

A fierce storm is bringing more snow to parts of the US north-east, with officials warning residents to be prepared for 3ft (1m) of new snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called it a “historic event”, while a local official dubbed the storm “gigantic”. Some places, including the city of Buffalo, are already underneath 5ft of snow, and eight people have died in New York state. Weather-related deaths were also reported in New Hampshire and Michigan. Freezing temperatures have continued in many parts of the US, with heavy disruption to…

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Sci/Environment 

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change. The Green Climate Fund was to have held at least $10bn by the end of 2014, so the pledge is just shy of the target. The South Korea-based fund aims to help nations invest in clean energy and green technology. It is also designed to help them build up defences against rising seas and worsening storms, floods and droughts. Rich nations previously vowed that by 2020, developing…

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Bullying by Bradford University management

The management of Bradford University has been condemned as bullies and intimidators of their teaching staff in a parliamentary motion submitted today by George Galloway. The Bradford West MP hit out at ‘Victorian mill owner’ tactics over a range of intimidatory threats to lecturers and staff who are protesting about mooted reductions to their pension rights and benefits. “A university is meant to be a place of education, learning and enlightenment,” Galloway said, “not a workhouse where the bosses in top hats, twirling long moustaches, bully and threaten their employees…

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Fit Britches launches on Ideal World TV

Popular Shapewear Product Fit Britches launches on Ideal World TV Women all over the world have learned to love their curves with popular shape wear product FitBritches Launched on Thursday 6th November, the widely popular brand Fit Britches showcased their ‘skinny’ range for the first time on Home shopping channel Ideal World TV. As one of the hottest trends to hit the Fashion market in the last 5 years, Shape wear has become a not-so-secret cult buy. Award winning Fit Britches has been seen in a wide number of magazines,…

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Has Nessie finally been caught on video? Footage appears to show monster’s head and neck emerging from the waters of Loch Ness

  Richard Collis captured video footage of a strange figure in Loch Ness Video appears to show the long neck and head of the infamous monster Nessie appears around 500ft away from the shore in the middle of water Mr Collis said he is normally a sceptic but cannot explain what is in the video It is the latest Nessie sighting – with first recorded around 1,500 years ago Thousands of photos have been taken, claiming to have captured the monster, and experts have held dozens of investigations to find…

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