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 | 24/04/2009 2:50 pm

  • Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution - More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.
  • NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030' - Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan.
  • Alfie hospital hits out at 'barrage of abuse' - Alder Hey Hospital, where the toddler is being treated, has seen several protests in recent weeks.
  • Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress - His comments have been widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on Mr Trump's America First agenda.
  • Ex-officer arrested in US serial killer case - Police arrest Joseph James DeAngelo over the notorious Golden State murders from the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Meet people who review Facebook's reported content - 'Laura' worked as a content reviewer for Facebook. She describes some of the terrible things she saw.
  • Dementia risk linked to some medicines - Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.
  • UK car output slumps on poor demand - Production fell by 13.3% in March, with sharp falls in shipments to the UK and overseas.
  • Drugs 'used by two in five students' - Drugs are being widely used - but student leaders warn against fines and punishment.
  • Facebook sales soar despite data scandal - The firm reports a near 50% revenue rise and says it is taking a broader review of its responsibilities.
  • Mesmerising footage shows lava lake overflow in Hawaii - Lava has risen above the crater floor in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time since 2016.
  • Ex-NFL cheerleaders offer to settle bias lawsuit for $1 - The two women, who allege gender discrimination, want to instead meet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • The Papers: 'Alfie's battle' and William 'nods off' - Headlines focus on the Alfie Evans case, a plastic packaging pledge, and a tired royal dad.
  • School sex abuse: 'My son was raped on a play date' - Even primary-school-age children are capable of rape, the mother of a victim discovered.
  • How to Hanami: Chasing Japan's cherry blossom season - Japan's cherry blossom festival is a short-lived spring experience that draws millions of visitors.
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