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NATIONAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Obesity hits covid mortality & Amazon’s first ‘till-less’ shop

First and the Office for Budget Responsibility has said the UK's tax burden is to rise to its highest level since the 1960s.

It follows Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget, in which corporation tax would rise in 2023, whilst 1.3 million people will being paying more income tax - with taxes set to be at their highest for 50 years. Sunak says may not be "popular" but were "honest".

Hundreds of thousands of coronavirus deaths could have been avoided if obesity rates had not been so high - that's according to the World Obesity Federation. The covid death rate is 10 times higher in countries where 50% or more of the population is overweight.

Amazon's first till-less grocery shop outside of the US has opened in London. It's "just walk out" policy sees visitors scan their app when entering and are then billed once items are placed into bags.


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