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Jeremy Hunt has defended his decision not to lower taxes, arguing the “best tax cut right now is a cut in inflation”. The Chancellor also set out his ambition to make Britain the “world’s next Silicon Valley”, and outlined the “four Es” central to his economic plans: enterprise, education, employment and everywhere (i.e. levelling up). Data from shoppers’ loyalty cards can be used to spot cases of ovarian cancer eight months earlier than normal diagnoses, according to researchers at Imperial College London. Women unknowingly suffering from the deadly disease regularly buy over-the-counter painkillers and indigestion tablets to treat early symptoms. Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sánchez will lead the first all-female crew into space. The 53-year-old helicopter pilot will take to the skies early next year in one of the famously phallic rockets made by the Amazon founder’s space firm Blue Origin.