UK food poisoning cases more than double from 2009

Eating out accounts for 37% of all norovirus cases as FSA puts total figure at 2.4m a year

About 2.4m cases of food poisoning are occurring in the UK every year – more than double the estimate in 2009, according to the Food Standards Agency.

It says that “innovative new research” has provided a better estimate of how many cases of infectious intestinal diseases (IID) are caused by food.

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Going to east Asia? Your travel rights regarding coronavirus explained

In what circumstances will airlines offer refunds and how should you plan ahead?

As the coronavirus outbreak nears its third month and shows few signs of abating before the spring holiday season, insurers and airlines face a growing number of claims as passengers attempt to cancel. But in what circumstances will they pay up, or offer refunds?

I have a trip to China booked in March. Will I get my money back?

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National Trust and Cadbury end £7m Easter egg hunt deal

After pressure from children’s health campaigners, this year’s 260 trails will be the last

The National Trust and Cadbury have agreed to end their 13-year partnership involving the chocolate maker’s sponsorship of the trust’s annual Easter egg hunts, following increasing pressure from health and environmental campaigners.

The high-profile £7m deal led to Cadbury organising branded Easter egg hunts for children and families at the conservation charity’s numerous heritage properties across the the UK, with the contract due for renewal next year.

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‘Vagina is not a rude word’: the scientist fighting to empower women, one word at a time

Twenty years ago, Catherine Blackledge’s history of the vagina The Story of V broke boundaries. As it is reissued, she talks about anasryma as activism and why we lie about the clitoris

Catherine Blackledge immediately knew what her first book, a cultural history of the vagina spanning more than two millennia, should be called: Vagina. But two decades ago, this decision didn’t go down well.

“I’ve always liked the word vagina. I think it sounds regal. But the publishers were having none of it. They were horrified by the idea,” says Blackledge today. “Some of the men in the meeting couldn’t even say the word.”

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