Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals

Prescription lenses that can change focus from far to near and back again have been developed in Japan by TouchFocus. When a sensor on the frame is activated the liquid

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‘How could I find £3,000 to pay for my mum’s funeral?’

Image copyright Leyli Beheshty-Zadeh Image caption Leyli had to arrange her grandmother’s and her mother’s funerals within five months in 2016 2016 was a difficult year for Leyli Beheshty-Zadeh. Her

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Online sellers ‘pay for positive reviews’

Image copyright Getty Images Some online sellers are offering people free goods in return for positive product reviews, an investigation by consumer group Which? has found. Its investigator joined several

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Worries among tenants over deposit return

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly a fifth (18%) of tenants renting from private landlords say they have waited more than three months to get a deposit back, according to a

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Amritsar: Scores dead as train mows down crowd

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCrowds celebrate Hindu festival near Amritsar More than 60 people have been killed and 100 hurt after a train ran into a

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Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg

Sir Nick Clegg tells George Parker of the Financial Times how he got his new job with Facebook and what he will be doing for the social media giant. The

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How will the petrol and diesel ban work?

Image copyright EPA All new cars in the UK will be “effectively zero emission” by 2040, under plans to tackle air pollution. The government is under pressure to bring forward

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EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judicial reform triggered mass protests across Poland The EU’s top court has ordered Poland to “immediately suspend” the application of its law which lowers

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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal

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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Image copyright Getty Images The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers. The Environment Agency, the

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