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Your morning briefing for 10 October 2019.

10/10/2019 8:33:00 AM

News Daily: Turkey's Syria offensive and call to ban snacks on buses and trains

Your morning briefing for 10 October 2019.

help explain what's going on. The result is yet more chaos for civilians, with the International Rescue Committee suggesting the offensive could displace 300,000 people. Several towns and villages were hit by air strikes and artillery fire on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee their homes.

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Ban and tax our way out of obesity - top doctorCould it be curtains for the buffet car?Banning snacks on public transportis just one way England's departing chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, reckons the government could act to prevent childhood obesity. Others include tobacco-style plain packaging for junk food, a calorie cap for restaurant meals, adding VAT to products like cakes, and banning advertising of unhealthy food. If the measures sound extreme, so do the figures. The proportion of children deemed obese by their final year of primary school has quadrupled since 1990, with about a third of all year six pupils classed as overweight or obese. The health secretary says ministers will study the recommendations"closely". But the railway trolley of drinks and light refreshments might be around for a while yet. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously expressed scepticism about measures such as so-called sin taxes.

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the two men meet in north-west England. Boris Johnson insists the UK will leave on 31 October with or without a deal, while Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom says the government is exploring ways of bypassing a law imposed by Parliament to force the PM to ask for a further postponement.

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Are so few clicking on your web site to access the 'in a hurry...' news bites you're now bombarding our Twitter feeds? Pick a topic, stick to it, don't mix and match here. I agree with the other comments, these portmanteaus are demeaning Syrians. Embarrassing. we're going across the sea to see our uncle don-he betrays US allies for what? i suppose it will all start to unravel over the coming weeks. i don't think honour matters anymore these days in the good old US of A.

Have you read that headline ? People are dying in Syria now and you mix it in the same sentence with choices about overeating on public transport as though it’s of similar importance. It’s distressing to see how little you care for our fellow humans. Have some respect. Snack ban on buses? Ban eating on buses and trains = Nanny State

Snacking on buses to be banned? How about councils allowing so many fast food/cafes opening on the high street? Start by stopping these instead! What about if you wanted to eat curds and whey on the train? Lol Syrian genocide then straight onto crisps. Good to have those topics together in the headline

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