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Amazon's next top headquarters: US cities strut their stuff as firm seeks second home

The company’s hunt for a city to host its second headquarters has prompted a bizarre beauty contest, amid the promise of jobs and an economic boost Cities around the US have launched viral stunts, but others have denounced it as a marketing ploy for the company. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images Two hundred and thirty-eight candidates have been whittled down to 20....

Flu outbreak: UK deaths triple with GPs seeing major rise in patients

Although flu cases are higher than at any point since 2010/11, health officials say it is still not an epidemic More than 30,000 people visited a GP last week because of flu, an increase of more than 9,000 than in the first week of January. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Guardian Almost three times as many people are dying of flu...

Top 10 last-minute half-term holiday deals

Looking for a family break but no time to browse? Our pick of late deals in Europe and further afield will ease the way to a February escape Paphos town and harbour, Cyprus. Photograph: Alamy A sunny, beachside city break, Cyprus Cyprus is one of the most popular winter sun destinations in Europe. In February it won’t be hot and the sea...