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Life expectancy in the UK is rising by five hours every day, according to Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS, speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. In the latest figures issued by the Office for National Statistics, life expectancy for a child born in 2015 is 79.09 years for a boy and 82.82 years for a girl.

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