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These are the top signs of ‘real beauty’

These are the top signs of ‘real beauty’

The definition of ‘beauty’ is having inner confidence, always being honest – and knowing when others need a shoulder to cry on, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study among 1,600 Generation X women – those aged 39 to 53 – found the ability to laugh at ones self is also an […]

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Huawei reveals UK’s biggest phobias: A third of British adults admit they are afraid of the dark

Huawei reveals UK’s biggest phobias: A third of British adults admit they are afraid of the dark

Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, today released research unveiling that almost a third (28%) of Britons are afraid of the dark. The research, based on responses from 2,000 adults across the UK, was commissioned to mark the launch of Huawei’s latest P30 Series – smartphones packed with revolutionary technology to help you capture […]

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Londoners given a taste of Scandinavia after an artist recreated the NORTHERN LIGHTS

Londoners given a taste of Scandinavia after an artist recreated the NORTHERN LIGHTS

Londoners were given a taste of Scandinavia yesterday after an artist recreated the NORTHERN LIGHTS above the city’s skyline. The Aurora Borealis is one of the world’s most exhilarating natural phenomena – but Brits normally have to board a flight for Iceland or Norway to get a glimpse. However, Dan Archer, an artist from Switzerland, […]

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Give Your Home A Spring Makeover With These Easy Tips

Give Your Home A Spring Makeover With These Easy Tips

Why stop at a spring clean when you could give your home a whole new lease of life? 

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F2 Freestylers are on an educational football roadshow –  to raise awareness of the importance of numeracy

F2 Freestylers are on an educational football roadshow – to raise awareness of the importance of numeracy

Millions of Brits regret not taking maths more seriously at a younger age, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed numbers, statistics and keeping on top of financial matters sends many of us into a panic. And that has left 43 per cent admitting they wish they concentrated more on the subject […]

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Focus on: The Harbour Club

Focus on: The Harbour Club

The Harbour Club, an exclusive ‘bootcamp’ for serious entrepreneurs, was launched a decade ago this month. To celebrate its 10th birthday, Lucy Bryson shines a light on one of the world’s most successful ‘how-to’ courses. Since the early 1990s, entrepreneurs have been glorified by the media and touted by politicians as the saviours of our […]

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Crosse and Blackwell collaborates with The British Quinoa Company to launch brand new soup variant

Crosse and Blackwell collaborates with The British Quinoa Company to launch brand new soup variant

In the last year alone, British consumers spent £8.9m on quinoa, a 13.2% growth year on year, and sales show no signs of slowing down. Quinoa has been a hit with the health-conscious for several years, but its introduction into traditionally British dishes such as soups, stews and even porridge is contributing to consistent rises […]

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A Legend of Firdous: The Next Great Magical Adventure Has Begun, by Petra Delahunty

A Legend of Firdous: The Next Great Magical Adventure Has Begun, by Petra Delahunty

As UK YA readers flock to American writers, Lucy Bryson discovers a Great British hidden treasure in Petra Delahunty. Close the borders: Young adult (YA) readers are emigrating, figuratively speaking. According to recent figures, they’re flocking to American writers whose books (to be fair) made up all five spots in last year’s charts. Just one […]

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These are the top 40 signs you’re British

These are the top 40 signs you’re British

Having a barbecue as soon as the sun comes out, shouting ‘wahey’ when someone spills a drink in the pub – and being proud of where you are from are among the things which make you British, according to a survey. Research carried out among 2,000 adults revealed the top 40 typically British traits, which […]

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This is your chance to kick it like a Champions League Pro!

This is your chance to kick it like a Champions League Pro!

We’ve all dreamt of scoring a last minute winner in a Champions League Final and Bet and Skill are giving you the chance to do exactly that. Well, sort of. The popular UK betting company are giving away five replica Champions League footballs, and all you have to do is answer one simple question. That’s […]

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Alton Towers reveal first-look images of two new attractions

Alton Towers reveal first-look images of two new attractions

Alton Towers Resort has revealed first-look images of two new attractions. Ahead of the park opening for 2019 on Saturday 23rd March details of the new Alton Towers Dungeon and brand new Stargazing Pods have been released. The Alton Towers Dungeons is a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history and is the sixth Dungeon […]

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Fears Millennials could be deficient in zinc because they have switched from traditional foods

Fears Millennials could be deficient in zinc because they have switched from traditional foods

Millennials could be deficient in zinc because they have switched traditional foods such as kippers and liver for trendy alternatives, research has found. Less than a quarter of Generation Y have tried zinc-packed cupboard staples such as cockles and herring favoured by our grandparents, with 70 per cent citing social media as an influence in […]

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This Week’s Must Read: Beyond Falcon’s Reach by Jay Northearn

This Week’s Must Read: Beyond Falcon’s Reach by Jay Northearn

Winter is coming – but not soon enough. Ahead of next month’s long-awaited TV finale of Game of Thrones, George RR Martin fans can get their fix with a new fantasy fiction novel that packs enough violence, politics and bloodlust to fill each of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, finds Lucy Bryson. After well over […]

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Half of motorists would like to see the Clean Air Zones introduced – even if they get charged for entering them

Half of motorists would like to see the Clean Air Zones introduced – even if they get charged for entering them

Half of motorists WOULD like to see the Clean Air Zones introduced – even if they get charged for entering them, a study found. Birmingham and Leeds are among the cities due to introduce the zones to improve air quality in those areas, which may require drivers to pay a fee to enter. The Clean […]

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These are the foods Brits mistakenly think are grown in the UK

These are the foods Brits mistakenly think are grown in the UK

Quinoa and avocado are among the foods Brits mistakenly think are traditionally grown in the UK, a study has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK adults found many of us don’t know where everyday fruit and vegetables originate from, which ones are seasonal or where they are typically grown. Forty-four per cent couldn’t say which […]

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Huawei to Continue its Commitment to Support Deaf Literacy Projects Across Europe with Investment in Storysign Partnership

Huawei to Continue its Commitment to Support Deaf Literacy Projects Across Europe with Investment in Storysign Partnership

Huawei, the global technology leader, has announced today that it will continue to invest in its StorySign campaign to help deaf children learn to read, with a pledge of £500K in to its partnership with the European Union of the Deaf. As part of its continued commitment Huawei will also fund an additional four new […]

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This Week’s Must Read: Threads in Time by Hannah De Giorgis

This Week’s Must Read: Threads in Time by Hannah De Giorgis

From The Hunger Games to Divergent and The Maze Runner, our appetite for dystopian novels has never been greater. Here, Lucy Bryson reviews a new title that promises to appeal to both teen and adult readers. Dystopian literature, with its licence to examine modes of thinking about rights, liberty and corruption, have provided many of […]

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Crosse & Blackwell extends its soup range with four brand new variants

Crosse & Blackwell extends its soup range with four brand new variants

Crosse & Blackwell, has launched four new soup variants – Carrot & Quinoa, Chicken & Multigrain, Broad Bean, Gammon & Parsley and Green Vegetable & Kale. Arriving in stores from January 2019, these delicious and tasty soups are packed with quinoa, kale, grains and pulses. The new flavours have been developed in line with popular […]

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Meet John Fraser: one of the best and most prolific British authors you may never have heard of

Meet John Fraser: one of the best and most prolific British authors you may never have heard of

The Whitbread Award winner and Booker Prize nominee John Fuller describes him as the most original author of our time. So why isn’t John Fraser a household name? John Fraser, the British-born novelist, is on the cusp of publishing his 27th book in little more than a decade. By 2021, when The Ends of the […]

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Survey reveals life’s most awkward moments

Survey reveals life’s most awkward moments

Accidentally ending a work call with ‘I love you’, complaining about someone when they’re right behind you and getting on the wrong train have emerged among a list of life’s most awkward moments, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults found more than eight in 10 have experienced a ‘FML’ moment – with waving […]

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Huawei uses the power of ai to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible to finish schubert’s ‘unfinished symphony’

Huawei uses the power of ai to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible to finish schubert’s ‘unfinished symphony’

Huawei unveiled unique version of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 with live performance at Cadogan Hall Huawei, the global technology leader, has – for the first time ever – combined the power of AI and human expertise to compose the final two movements of Schubert’s famous Symphony No. 8. commonly known as the ‘Unfinished Symphony.’ Symphony […]

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Flushed Away: Coloured Bathroom Suites The Nation’s Most Hated Design Trend

Coloured bathroom suites are the most hated design trend in the home according to almost a quarter of Brits. A survey put together by Property Rescue found that 23% of the country wish to flush the pink sinks and blue loos away from the modern home. The 60s trend led the way as the worst […]

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Witchy Travel Tales 4: Nessie’s Husband by Sibel Beadle

Witchy Travel Tales 4: Nessie’s Husband by Sibel Beadle

The mixed heritage children’s author Sibel Beadle believes in the power of storybooks to challenge racism, prejudice and bullying – and is changing young people’s lives in the process, writes Lucy Bryson. Children and parents alike will be moved by this original story of a confused, bullied little cat-girl who sets out to find the […]

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New Year’s resolutions? Forget the traditional and focus on fun in 2019, say Britain’s kids

New Year’s resolutions? Forget the traditional and focus on fun in 2019, say Britain’s kids

Are you one of the 14.5m British adults to have made a New Year’s resolution in 2019? And are you already struggling with it? Well maybe it’s time for a different approach – getting your kids to make a resolution with you. New research from The LEGO Group reveals Britain’s kids want parents to ditch the […]

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School leavers feel ‘pushed’ by parents and teachers to go on to university

School leavers feel ‘pushed’ by parents and teachers to go on to university

Millions of young Brits feel they are being pushed down the route of going to university, according to research. A survey of 1,500 recent school leavers found two thirds were urged to go into higher education by teachers, while almost six out of ten said their parents wanted them to pick that option. For the […]

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These are the top 10 ‘must photograph’ travel destinations for 2019

These are the top 10 ‘must photograph’ travel destinations for 2019

Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study. Research of more than 1.3 million social media posts found the Asian city is the location travellers most want to take a picture of, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The Isle of […]

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Must Read of the Week – Homo Lapsus: Sin, Evolution and the God Who is Love by Niamh Middleton

Must Read of the Week – Homo Lapsus: Sin, Evolution and the God Who is Love by Niamh Middleton

Scientists and Christians have been at war since Darwin introduced his theory of evolution in the 1800s. Now, after almost 160 years of bitter fighting, a groundbreaking new book promises to reconcile the two camps and even heal old wounds, writes Lucy Bryson. When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection in […]

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Brits spend 5 hours 36 minutes per week perfecting holiday pics

Brits spend 5 hours 36 minutes per week perfecting holiday pics

Almost a quarter (23 percent) of Brits admit that they try to make their holiday look better than it actually was on social media, according to new research compiled by Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts. Keen to brag to friends, over half (52 percent) of the 2,000 Brits that took part in the study admitted […]

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People in Scotland will splash out more than £50 a year to ‘spend a penny’

People in Scotland will splash out more than £50 a year to ‘spend a penny’

People living in Scotland will splash out more than £50 a year – to ‘spend a penny’, a study has found. Each year, the average adult in Scotland will spend £50.86 on drinks, snacks and even full meals in order to use a shop or restaurant’s toilet guilt-free. And £3.47 of that is spent just […]

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