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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.

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Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard.

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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco recalls ready meal which was packed with different dish

Tesco is recalling a popular ready meal over an allergy risk after it was packed with a different dish.

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Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.

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Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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Jonathan Ross presents award to Peter Borg-Neal, CEO Oakman Inns

Company in charge of two popular Oxfordshire pubs adds to list of accolades at industry “Oscars”

Oakman Inns, the operators of two popular Oxfordshire pubs, has scooped another pair of gongs at the Publican Awards 2017.

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Popular Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two easter eggs, made by a hugely popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Toys R Us recalls childrens rattle over choking fears

Toys R Us recalls children’s rattle over choking fears

Children’s retailer Toys R Us has recalled a product over fears that children could choke on its parts.

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Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers are turning to discount supermarkets more than ever, according to new data.

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Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a popular ready meal due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

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Clintons to pull “disgusting” x-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

Clintons to pull “disgusting” x-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

A “disgusting” x-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.

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Asda fined �300,000 over poor hygiene after dead mice and flies found at delivery depot

Asda fined £300,000 over poor hygiene after dead mice and flies found at delivery depot

Asda has been fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies were discovered in the aisles of a home delivery depot that distributes food to online shoppers.

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Tesco recall children’s toy over safety fears

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled a children’s toy over fears that it could present a potential hazard.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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