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Here’s how many people died of Spanish flu - and how it compares to the Covid-19 death toll

Spanish flu was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, and in recent weeks, it has been used as something of a measuring stick when assessing the ongoing impact of coronavirus.
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The surprising medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about - or face a huge fine

But, it turns out there's a huge list of health conditions that you must tell the DVLA about and some of them are very common.And, if you don't tell the DVLA about any of these conditions, then you could be fined up to £1,000 and face prosecution if you're involved in an accident.The DVLA website has added that you must give up your licence if your doctor tells you to stop driving for three months or more.You also have to do this if you don't meet the required standards for driving because of your medical condition.Déjá vuMany of us have experienced the strange phenomena of deja vu; a feeling of familiarity and having already lived through something.It's an unusual and often hard to describe or explain feeling but, if your deja vu is related to a health condition then you must tell the DVLA.Deja vu is also associated with certain types of epilepsy; a neurological anamoly related to epileptic electrical discharge in the brain.DepressionSuffering from depression is not an uncommon experience; in fact approximately one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year.In England, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.However, the DVLA has stated that they must be informed if your depression affects your ability to drive safely.Obsessive compulsive disorderObsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly or perform routine tasks repeatedly.The most common OCD activities include hand washing, counting of things and checking to see if a door is locked.Once again, the DVLA has stated that if your OCD affects your driving then they must be informed.Sleepiness/sleep apnoeaMany of us have driven to work in the morning after a bad's night sleep, feeling very drowsy and wishing it was the weekend instead.But some people suffer from medical conditions that cause them to be sleepy during the time they'd normally be awake.Sleep apnoea is a disorder that stops people breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Both of these conditions must be notified to the DVLA.Eating disordersHaving a bit of an unhealthy attitude to food doesn't seem like something that would affect your driving; most of us love the occasional McDonald's while wishing we were a bit thinner.But, for some people, an eating disorder can take over your life, make you ill and have a big effect on your driving.If you've got an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia or binge eating, and it affects your ability to drive then you must tell the DVLA.
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Two men arrested after man suffers leg injuries

Two men have been arrested in connection with a knife offence where a man was assaulted, which left him needing treatment to his leg.

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Wales is set to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in playgrounds

The Welsh government has announced that the country is to become the first in the UK to ban smoking at children's playgrounds and on school grounds.
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Dogs wanted to review pet-friendly holidays in the UK - here’s how to apply

Applications close on 29 October 2020 and full details can be found on the Canine Cottages website. You do not need to have travelled with Canine Cottages previously to apply, and previous applicants may also enter.
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Big names head to Stratford as 2020 festival goes digital - how to watch from home

The festival runs from November 20 to 22. Visit stratlitfest.co.uk or call 0333 666 3366 for tickets or more information.
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What the NHS says about getting the flu jab if you have a cold - and who is eligible

According to the NHS, common symptoms include:
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Safer Streets project underway: £550,000 funding boost to cut crime and improve safety

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Lose yourself in immersive shows as new season of innovative theatre begins

Visit oxfordplayhouse.com to book and for more details about these and other productions taking place in the coming weeks.
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