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News in Brief


Suggs launches website to fund Third World water aid POP STAR Suggs, above, has launched a fundraising website to help bring people in developing countries access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.

The site www.givewater.org, backed by Thames Water, aims to help the quarter of the world's population who suffer poor sanitation and shortages of clean water.

Suggs, who is to join a two-week aid project in southern India, said: "We'll be going to one village that has never had water and seeing a pump being put in for the first time."

'16 to 24-year-olds most at risk from crippling RSI' UP to two million young workers are risking the crippling condition RSI, experts have warned.

Repetitive Strain Injury can affect those who constantly use a keyboard or computer mouse, do repetitive tasks quickly and do not sit properly.

TUC-backed health and safety journal Hazards reported that with all of these factors, workers aged 16-24 are more at risk than any other age group.

The journal called for RSI warning leaflets to be given to all computer buyers and users, and for better practices in the workplace.

Two pints and a bottle of Chanel No 5, please milkman IT SOUNDS like a weird delivery mix but milk and perfume could soon sit side by side on your doorstep if a new internet scheme proves popular. The high street health and beauty retailer Superdrug is currently running a pilot project delivering goods ordered from its website via the traditional network of milkmen. Should householders in Northamptonshire approve the concept, the company will roll out the scheme around the country in the next few months. …

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