Airbus unveils 'more efficient' A380 jumbo

Airbus unveils 'more efficient' A380 jumbo

Airbus has unveiled plans to upgrade the world’s biggest passenger jet, promising greater fuel efficiency and room for more seats. The A380Plus, which was announced ahead of the Paris Airshow, will boast a new wing design intended to improve aerodynamics. Airbus also said the cabin had been optimised to allow up to 80 extra seats “with no compromise on comfort”. The move has been seen as a way of boosting flagging sales of the A380….

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Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

Public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector, research suggests. The charity Mind asked 12,000 UK employees about their mental health. It found 48% in the public sector took time off for their well-being, compared with 32% in the private sector. Paul Farmer, Mind’s chief executive, called on organisations to combat a “culture of fear and silence in…

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Breast cancer 'more often advanced' in black women

Breast cancer 'more often advanced' in black women

Black women in England are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women, according to a new analysis by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England. Late-stage disease is found in about 25% of black African and 22% of black Caribbean breast cancer patients. In white breast cancer patients, the figure is 13%. Experts say there are many reasons for this. Vital ones to change are low awareness of…

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'More TV, film and gaming' crossover following Skylanders: Academy success

'More TV, film and gaming' crossover following Skylanders: Academy success

One of the bosses behind new TV show Skylanders: Academies thinks there’ll be “more gaming and TV” crossover soon. Stacey Sher, from Activision Blizzard, believes film and television can “breathe life” into your favourite video gaming characters. Based on the popular gaming franchise, the show has been made for Netflix. Speaking to Newsbeat, she says they’re considering doing something similar with other games they publish like StarCraft and Overwatch. Image caption The Skylanders franchise is…

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