Trials carried out at Bedford Hospital has found it takes just 12 minutes for the average box of chocolates to be opened on a general ward and the average chocolate survives for 51 minutes.
A packet of Roses gets eaten more quickly than a box of Quality Street. The light hearted study has been published in the British Medical Journal.
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A 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.
A fine and generally dry day with a light breeze and plenty of long sunny spells, though becoming cloudier through the afternoon.
Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.