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Almost 1 million over-50s working nights in UK, study says

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Almost 1 million over-50s working nights in UK, study says

The no. of UK overnight workers over 50 years of age has risen in the country to nearly 1mn, suggests a new study. Over-50 workers account for around 924,000 of one record 3.2mn people who work regularly throughout the night.

The no. has risen by nearly 173,000 in the last five years as older individuals stay at work longer as well as with more of such jobs getting created, as per the study conducted by TUC (Trade Union Congress).

The study indicated that around 222,000 people above 60 years were working through night, which includes 69,000 people over 65.

As per the TUC, the no. of people working at night shifts regularly is not higher than the official records of 2005. In fact, the figure now is nearly 100,000 higher in contrast to what it was 5 years ago. Over-50 workers account for the entire increase in night shift work since the year 2014, whereas less of younger adults opt for late-night shifts, said the union.

According to Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of TUC, working at unsociable hours could affect the family life of a person as well as his/her health. As such, we all owe the Britain’s night workers army for keeping our nation ticking over at the time when others are asleep, she added.

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Third man, 27, arrested over death of two boys, 17, killed at Milton Keynes house part

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Third man, 27, arrested over death of two boys, 17, killed at Milton Keynes house part

A third man accused of being involved in the killing of two teens at one house party held at Milton Keynes previous week has been taken into custody.

The man, 27, was taken behind bars post Charlie Chandler, from Bletchley, had been charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and 2 counts of murder after the bloodbath previous Saturday.

As per a spokesman for Thames Valley police, the man was arrested due to murder conspiracy and continues to remain under police custody.

Ben Gillham-Rice and Dominic Ansah, both 17-year-old, were knifed to death post the attack at the house party.

Autopsy report showed Dominic passed away from one stab wound on his back while Ben was stabbed on his chest.

Chandler is accused of attempted murder of one 17-year-old boy and one 23-year-old boy named Ryan Brown as well.

The family members of both the victims saw the court proceedings together from the upper public area.

Chandler, who wore a grey-color tracksuit during the proceedings, just spoke to provide his name, birthdate, age as well as to confirm his British nationality.

No pleas entered during Chandler’s brief appearance at the court. He is scheduled to appear at the Luton Crown court next on Monday.

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Toddler attacked by dog in family home rushed to hospital with injuries

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A toddler who was attacked by a family dog had to be rushed to a hospital this past weekend.

The dog attacked the 1-year-old infant at a home located in east Hull.

The Humberside Police had been called to Preston Road region on the east side of the city on Saturday night. The child currently is being treated at the Hull Royal Infirmary for injuries which weren’t believed to be dangerous, as per a report by Hull Live.

The police immediately contained the dog and are thinking about what they should do with the animal.

Notably, in a previous case, a mother had warned about the hazards related to unrestrained dogs post her 9-year-old girl endured injuries in one Labrador attack last month at her aunt’s farmhouse. The girl, Lily-Fay Parfitt, screamt in agony due to the savage wounds on her lip and cheek when the pet dog charged sans any warning. The dog had taken off nearly 25% of the girl’s upper lip.

The girl’s mother, Kelly Parfitt, claimed that the surgeons had ranked her daughter’s injuries as 9.5 of 10 based on the scale of injury severity. She had then warned the other parents that all the dog breeds could be threatening and that they should keep their pets upon shorts leads near kids.

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Beach mystery as emergency crews called as children ‘struggle to breathe’ after playing in sea off Essex coast

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Beach mystery as emergency crews called as children ‘struggle to breathe’ after playing in sea off Essex coast

After receiving multiple reports related to children struggling and coughing as they tried to breathe, the local emergency services in Essex were called in to deal with the issue. This happened after the children came out from playing inside the sea water.

The Ambulance, fire service, and police rushed into this beach located by the 4th Avenue, Frinton. This emergency issue was noted to have been reported on Sunday around 2pm. Beachgoers mentioned that they were struggling to take the air in. However, the cause for the same is probably unknown as of now while the issue is currently under investigation.

Online speculations suggest that there might be an unknown fuel spill. However, the same hasn’t been confirmed by the police or ambulance service that catered to the emergency. A mother, out for a happy time with her family in the beach, mentioned the police that one among her daughters was gasping as she tried to breathe hard.

A local resident, Miriam Lansdell, mentioned that her daughter started frantically coughing and mentioned that she doesn’t feel good. She also mentioned that her daughter was experiencing pain while trying to breathe.

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