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Fourth British traveller diagnosed with Zika virus

A fourth British traveller has been diagnosed with the Zika virus since the beginning of the current outbreak, Public Health England has said.

The person had recently returned from Venezuela.

It brings the total number of cases detected in the UK in 2016 up to four.

Only two cases were diagnosed in Britain through the whole of last year, in travellers who had visited Colombia and Guyana or Suriname.


Signal controller focus of German train crash probe

Tributes left at the scene of the crash which killed 10 and injured 80. Credit: Reuters

The actions of a signals controller are at the focus of a probe into why two trains crashed in Bavaria on Tuesday.

"The investigations are focusing on the controller," a source, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

The single track stretch was opened for both trains which resulted in a head-on crash, the source added.

Ten people were killed and 80 injured in the crash, which is the worst in the region since the 1970s.


More than half of junior doctors are on strike

A picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in London Credit: PA

More than half of junior doctors went on strike today, NHS England confirmed.

of junior doctors reported for duty - but this includes doctors who had never intended to strike
of junior doctors - out of a possible 26,000 working on a typical day - went on strike.

Corbyn 'chose housing crisis over doctors strike' at PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn decided not to mention the doctors' strike at PMQs because he "decided to go on the housing crisis, which is also affecting millions of people in the UK", according to a senior Labour source.

The source said Corbyn didn't mention the strike in any of his six questions to David Cameron because "we have choices every week. We've dealt with junior doctors in the past, we've been consistent in our message."

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA
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