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Now, a food tin that heats contents sans microwave

Now, a food tin that heats contents sans microwaveLondon, April 30 : Busy office workers will no longer have to depend on a microwave to rustle up a hot snack, all thanks to a food tin that warms up its contents.

The Hotcan meal, which costs 3.99-pounds, includes beef casserole, vegetable curry and an all-day breakfast.

Hotcans, based in Chesterfield, Derbys, is also developing a new range of pasta, curry and vegetarian dishes.

The 14oz cans generate heat by mixing water and limestone when a seal on the top is broken.

And it takes no more than 12 minutes to heat up the food.

Average Briton only has three true friends

Average Briton only has three true friendsLondon, April 30 : The average Briton only has three true friends, concludes a new survey.

Most people in the survey claimed to have 16 friends, but 48 per cent admit most of those people are friends ''out of habit''.

The poll of 3,000 Brits by One Poll also found that the typical Briton is left with only three close friends after losing touch with an average of 36 people over the years.

Heidi Montag may strip for Playboy

London, Apr 30 : American actress Heidi Montag is in talks to strip for Playboy magazine, it has emerged.

Added anti-viral boosts response, shortens hepatitis C treatment duration

hepatitisLondon, April 30 : A new study, conducted by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has found that adding the anti-viral drug telaprevir to a standard treatment for hepatitis C can shorten the duration of therapy and increase the number of patients who can be cured of their disease.

Tata owned Jaguar rescue bid in doubt due to warring Brit departments

JaguarLondon, Apr 30 : The wrangling between the Treasury Department and the Lord Mandelson-led Business Department might delay an 800 million pound emergency package for the Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover executives fear that even if they can agree terms with the Treasury for the refinancing it may be months before they receive the cash. Such a delay could force the carmaker to cut jobs in its 15,000-strong workforce to stay afloat.

Officials from the Business Department (BERR) met executives representing Jaguar Land Rover this week to discuss the package, The Guardian reported.

Beyonce sent body double to tour Vienna museum: Reports

Beyonce Knowles takes her ‘I Am’ tour to AustraliaLondon, Apr 30 : R&B singer Beyonce has infuriated a famous museum in Vienna after she sent in a look-a-like of hers for a special personal tour of the museum, while she was busy shopping, according to newspaper reports.

As per tabloid dailies Oesterreich and Heute, Beyonce, who was in Vienna to perform at a concert on April 29, was due to visit the Albertina, one of the Austrian capital''s most famous museums.