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Severe Covid infection doubles chances of dying in following year – study

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Patients who survive severe Covid are more than twice as likely to die over the following year than those who remain uninfected or experience milder virus symptoms, a study says. The research, published in Frontiers i...

Gig-working in England and Wales more than doubles in five years

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The number of adults in England and Wales working for gig economy companies has reached 4.4 million and is now two-and-a-half times bigger than in 2016, according to a report highlighting the rise of insecure working ...

Gene common in south Asian people doubles risk of Covid death, study finds

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Scientists have identified a gene that doubles the risks of respiratory failure and death from Covid and could explain why people of south Asian heritage are more vulnerable to the disease. The gene, which changes the...

Hong Kong doubles down on Covid restrictions to fall into line with mainland China

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It used to be an international business centre, the bustling, vibrant commercial gateway to China and the rest of Asia. But after weeks of lobbying by Hong Kong’s global business community for the government to ease b...

Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’

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The cost of visiting some of Britain’s best-known visitor attractions has almost doubled over the last five years, according to researchers who named English Heritage sites as the worst offenders. Overall the cost of ...

Getting flu with Covid doubles risk of death, says UK health chief

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People who catch flu and Covid at the same time this winter are twice as likely to die than those who only have coronavirus, according to the UK Health Security Agency chief executive, Dr Jenny Harries. The former dep...

Canary Islands lava peninsula in the Atlantic doubles in size

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Lava from the volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands that began cascading into the ocean two days ago has already covered an area bigger than 25 football pitches. By late Thursday, the newly wrought peninsula on La Palma h...

Lego doubles profits as demand soars beyond Covid-19 lockdown

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Lego profits more than doubled in the first six months of the year as brick fans stayed home to build Star Wars and Harry Potter models even after the Covid-19 lockdown ended. The Danish toymaker was one of the winner...

Uefa doubles Women’s Euro 2022 prize money but still a fraction of men’s

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The prize fund for the 2022 Women’s European Championship finals in England has been doubled, Uefa said on Thursday, but the new figure is still only 4.3% of the money that is made available to teams competing in the ...

English exam board doubles choice of books by writers of colour

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Pupils taking GCSE and A-level English literature will be able to study more books by writers of colour, after one of the UK’s leading examination boards announced a raft of new texts aimed at increasing diversity in ...

England fans show love for Saka as Lingard doubles up in win over Andorra

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As a competitive spectacle, this was predictably lacking. Andorra have made steps forward over the past five years or so but mainly in terms of restricting the number of hammerings they have suffered. All they wanted ...

Dutch delight in women’s wheelchair doubles, Reid wins British bronze battle

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The Netherlands have won every women’s doubles gold medal in wheelchair tennis since it was first introduced to the Paralympics in 1992, and Britain’s Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley could do nothing about that record...

Delta variant doubles risk of hospitalisation, new study finds

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The Delta variant doubles the risk of Covid hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant Alpha variant, a new study focused largely on unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people has found. The analysis – bas...

Incoming boss of Sports Direct owner to get £100m payout if he doubles share price

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The incoming 31-year-old boss of Sports Direct owner Frasers Group could be handed shares worth more than £100m if he more than doubles its share price. The company, which also owns the House of Fraser department stor...

Antonio doubles up as West Ham demolish 10-man Leicester

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West Ham are making it impossible to view last season’s exploits as a fluke. On this evidence there is no doubt that they are heading in the right direction under David Moyes, whose tough and talented team look ready ...

Uber more than doubles revenues to nearly $4bn after a dismal pandemic year

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Uber is regaining much of the momentum it lost during the pandemic, announcing on Wednesday that its ride-hailing services saw a 105% increase from this time last year. Revenue for the company’s most recent financial ...

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