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Ban on smoking in car with children takes effect in England and Wales

A new law banning smoking in vehicles with under 18-year-olds on board will take effect from Thursday (1 September) in England and Wales. Drivers and …

Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

<b>Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.<p>Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably …

Education and government failure

The arguments for the state provision of education are well rehearsed. They go like this... Education is a merit good . If left to the m...

London house prices 'cutting off' graduates from best jobs

Report finds recent graduates from poorest parts of the country risk being priced out of living in the capital<p>The cost of housing is pricing disadvantaged young graduates out of working in London, according to a report from the Sutton Trust.<p>Rising rents mean younger people are finding it harder …

Sky-high London rents prompt calls for new controls on landlords

With many Londoners paying at least half their salary in rent, politicians say urgent measures are needed to prevent a ghettoisation of the capital<p>London has become one of the most expensive cities in the world to rent a home, prompting politicians to call for New York-style controls on …

Rent controls? A bad fix for a problem that doesn’t exist

There is very little evidence that aspirant home owners are being squeezed out of the market, or that rents are unaffordable.<p>House prices that are soaring out of the reach of ordinary people. Rapacious landlords squeezing every last penny out of hard-up tenants. Irresponsible buy-to-let lenders …

Has London's congestion charge worked?

<b>The biggest congestion charge scheme to launch in any city got off to a smooth start on the morning of 17 February 2003, much to the surprise of London's then mayor Ken Livingstone.</b><p>A decade on he readily admits it was the only thing in his entire political career that "turned out better than I …

A sugar tax won't work. Here's why

They might not grab headlines or have celebrity backing, but there are better ways to tackle obesity than a blunt rise in cost<p>Taxing unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as the levy placed on alcohol and tobacco, is an established way of raising revenue for the UK. With sugar now inextricably linked …

Diabetes

Sugary drinks tax 'would stop millions becoming obese'

<b>A 20% tax on sugary drinks in the UK would prevent 3.7 million people becoming obese over the next decade, a report predicts.</b><p>Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum worked out the likely impact of the tax on eating habits and, ultimately, the nation's waistlines.<p>Their report said such a tax …