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Infected blood scandal: ex-pupils and relatives sue Hampshire school

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A group of survivors and relatives of people who died in the infected blood scandal are suing a school where they contracted hepatitis and HIV after being given experimental treatment without informed consent. A propo...

US film-maker faces trial in Italy after testifying in tainted blood scandal case

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An American film-maker has been put on trial in Italy for “offending the honour or prestige” of an Italian prosecutor after testifying in a criminal case against a former health ministry chief and representatives of a...

‘Then we drank each other’s blood’: Megan Fox’s engagement is the return of the rockstar relationship

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For most people, just a “yes” or “I will”, suffices. Megan Fox went a little further when the musician Machine Gun Kelly asked her to marry her. “Just as in every lifetime before this one,” she posted on Instagram “an...

American Red Cross declares ‘national blood crisis’ amid pandemic shortage

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The American Red Cross has declared a “national blood crisis” as the US faces its worst blood shortage in over a decade, predominantly due to a drop in blood drives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. “In recent wee...

‘Truly blood chilling’: Louise Minchin reveals her family’s stalking experience

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Louise Minchin has revealed it was “truly blood chilling” for her and her family to be threatened by a stalker last year. The former BBC Breakfast presenter said she was speaking out about the experience to help other...

A Very British Scandal review – Claire Foy is masterful as the ‘dirty duchess’ out for blood

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Well NOW it’s Christmas. Sarah Phelps has delivered. Not an Agatha Christie adaptation this time but an original drama, A Very British Scandal (BBC One), about the notorious case of Argyll v Argyll – the only one any ...

Cocktail of the week: Sandia Chang’s blood orange spritz – recipe

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At Christmas, the last thing you want is to spend ages mixing cocktails when there’s so much else on your plate, which is why a little forward planning goes a long way. This drink is designed for ease and speed on the...

Carlsen draws first blood against Nepomniachtchi in world title battle

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Magnus Carlsen fought back from the brink of disaster to draw first blood against Ian Nepomniachtchi in the sixth game of their world championship showdown in Dubai, scoring a decisive result in a heart-stopping encou...

Jill Biden axes Melania Trump’s blood trees for restrained Christmas decor

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You’ve heard the faint murmur of All I Want for Christmas Is You, you’ve seen people swapping their pumpkin spice lattes for Starbucks Eggnogs and Jill Biden has unveiled the White House’s Christmas decor. Yes, Christ...

West Virginia textbook battle shows how GOP turned its image from ‘blue blood to blue collar’

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In the past year, opposition to critical race theory has become a conservative rallying cry at school board meetings across the US. And it recently spurred white voter turnout in Virginia’s gubernatorial election. Cri...

Instability grips a weakened Europe as global predators smell blood

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Is Europe entering a dangerous new age of instability? Not since the height of the cold war with the Soviet Union has it looked so vulnerable to hostile forces. Accumulating external threats and internal divisions, co...

‘Blood micromoon’: New Zealand to enjoy partial lunar eclipse not seen for 800 years

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New Zealanders looking to the sky on Friday night will be treated to an incredibly rare lunar spectacle, not seen in their sky in more than 800 years. The longest partial lunar eclipse visible in New Zealand since the...

Infected blood scandal: firm claimed products were safe despite using untested donors

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A pharmaceutical company continued to insist its blood products were safe despite knowing it had used untested donors and that two people who had used the products had tested HIV positive, the infected blood inquiry h...

Back 4 Blood review – a zombie-shooter tribute act with brains of its own

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I’m not sure what I expected from Turtle Rock’s spiritual successor to zombie shooter Left 4 Dead, but I know that card-collecting wasn’t on the list. Valve’s 2008 cooperative classic was beautiful in its simplicity, ...

Blood donation rules changed to attract more donors with rare subgroups

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Ministers will remove questions on sexual activity in sub-Saharan Africa for blood donations to encourage more donors in England after a long campaign to widen the criteria. MPs and activists have said the existing gu...

Weatherwatch: the prized blood oranges from Mount Etna

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A special fruit thrives in a unique microclimate around Mount Etna in Sicily. Blood oranges get their gruesome name from a distinctive red-coloured flesh made by anthocyanin in the fruit. These pigments are also prize...

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