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Terminally ill teen who wanted body frozen to 'live longer' won historic ruling
Terminally ill teen who wanted body frozen to 'live longer' won historic ruling
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TERMINALLY ILL TEEN WHO WANTED BODY FROZEN TO 'LIVE LONGER' WON HISTORIC RULING

A terminally ill 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be frozen in the hope that she could be brought back to life won a historic legal fight shortly before dying.

Her divorced parents had become embroiled in a dispute relating to whether her remains should be taken to a specialist facility in the United States and cryogenically preserved.

The girl, who lived in the London area with her mother and had a rare form of cancer, had taken legal action.

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UK COULD PAY INTO EU FOR DECADE AFTER BREXIT, GERMAN MINISTER WARNS

Britain faces paying into the European Union (EU) for more than a decade after it quits the bloc, Germany's finance minister has said.

The UK will still be bound by tax rules that stop it from incentivising investors to stay in the country and its commitments to Brussels will "last beyond exit", Wolfgang Schauble warned.

There will be no special deal to curb freedom of movement if the UK wants to remain part of the common market, he insisted.

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ISLAMIC STATE MAIN TALKING POINT FOR MAY, OBAMA AND EUROPEAN LEADERS' MEETING

Theresa May is to hold talks with Barack Obama and European leaders on a range of pressing global issues, including the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) fighters being pushed out of their Middle East strongholds.

Outgoing US president Mr Obama has been on a farewell trip to Europe, visiting Greece before arriving in Berlin for a meeting with the leaders of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

The talks come against a backdrop of European nervousness about the election of Donald Trump as Mr Obama's successor in the White House following his criticism of Nato and scepticism about climate change.

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TREASURY CRITICISED FOR 'LACK OF TRANSPARENCY' ON EQUALITIES IMPACT ASSESSMENT

A Commons committee has attacked the Treasury for refusing to reveal analysis of how its decisions have hit women, minorities and people with disabilities.

Analysis of how changes might harm different groups was not released as part of an equalities impact assessment during the 2015 spending review.

MPs asked for a Treasury minister to explain the research carried out in the run-up to the statement but were knocked back by then chancellor George Osborne.

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GOVERNMENT 'COMPLACENT ABOUT RISKS COUNCILS TAKING TO RAISE FUNDS AFTER CUTS'

The Government appears complacent about the potentially risky ventures councils are becoming involved in to raise funds following years of cuts, the Commons spending watchdog warned.

MPs said it was alarming that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) does not have a "firm grasp" of the changes.

Taxpayers will end up footing the bill if commercial decisions go wrong and services will be under threat, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

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CHANCELLOR WARNED OF 'BREXIT AUSTERITY' DANGER AHEAD OF AUTUMN STATEMENT

Labour MPs have warned the country is facing "Brexit austerity" if the Chancellor fails to take significant action to deal with the fall-out from the vote to quit the European Union (EU) in next week's mini-budget.

Senior figures in the party called for major investment in infrastructure outside London, moves towards free universal childcare for families with pre-school children and support for business in the Autumn Statement.

The paper also takes a clear swipe at Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

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JEREMY CLARKSON 'NOT TECHNICALLY FIRED' BY BBC, GRAND TOUR TRIO SAY IN NEW SHOW

The Grand Tour trio insisted Jeremy Clarkson was not "technically" fired from BBC's Top Gear in their first episode released on Friday morning.

James May and Richard Hammond joined him in the debut episode - titled The Holy Trinity - on Amazon Prime Video after parting ways with the BBC when Clarkson punched a producer.

The opening sequence - rumoured to have cost £2.5 million - saw Clarkson leave a shiny London office under storm clouds and take a black cab trip while listening to radio reports of his demise.

BROKEN LEAVES IN BAGS OF PREPARED SALAD INCREASE SALMONELLA RISK, STUDY SHOWS

Broken leaves in bags of prepared salad may dramatically increase the risk of salmonella, a study has shown.

Juice from damaged leaves can boost growth of the food poisoning bug more than 2,400-fold, scientists discovered.

It also has the effect of increasing the bacteria's virulence, making it more likely to cause an infection.

POLICE ARREST THREE MEN OVER THREE DATA BREACH IN PHONE FRAUD INQUIRY

Three men have been arrested after a data breach at the Three mobile network allowed fraudsters to steal phones.

The company said fraudsters had accessed personal data, including names and addresses, by using authorised logins to its database of customers eligible for an upgraded handset.

The fraudsters are then understood to have used the information to arrange for upgraded phones, believed to include iPhone and Samsung handsets, to be sent to eight customers before intercepting them.

BRITISH DIVER, 60, DIES IN GREAT BARRIER REEF INCIDENT

A British man has died while scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on Friday, an Australian tourism company has said.

The 60-year-old certified diver from England, who was travelling with his wife, became the third person to die on the reef in as many days.

He was rescued from the bottom of the ocean at Agincourt Reef, near Port Douglas, after he was seen to have had his breathing regulator out of his mouth, the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators said.