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This is why your aching joints could be a sign of a disease your cat has given you

This is why your aching joints could be a sign of a disease your cat has given you

Getting the odd scratch from your pet is something every cat owner is used to, but do you know the risks that these scratches can carry? In some cases, your feline pet giving you a scratch or bite can have greater consequences than a mild itch, and this is due to a disease carried by […]

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‘It’s OK to feed ducks bread’ sign sparks outrage – here’s what you should give them

‘It’s OK to feed ducks bread’ sign sparks outrage – here’s what you should give them

A controversial sign in a Buxton park has sparked fierce debate over what is safe to feed to ducks, swans and geese. The official-looking notice told people in the Pavillion Gardens that “it’s ok” to feed bread to the ducks. The sign claimed “everyone has stopped feeding us because they wrongly think bread will make […]

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These are your rights when it comes to taking time off work to attend antenatal appointments

Pregnancy can involve attending numerous antenatal appointments, but are you entitled to take time off work in order to attend them? Here’s everything you need to know. What are my rights if I need to attend an antenatal appointment? If you’re an expectant mother, then you are legally entitled to take time off from work […]

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Video captures chilling moment WWII ventriloquist’s doll appears to blink

Video captures chilling moment WWII ventriloquist’s doll appears to blink

A man is convinced his creepy antique ventriloquist’s doll is haunted after footage showed it blinking and moving its mouth. Michael Diamond, 48, was given Mr Fritz – made by a prisoner at a German World War II camp – earlier this year. Is it a supernatural phenomenon or a Halloween hoax? You decide… He […]

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A popular heartburn drug has been recalled over fears it could cause cancer

A popular heartburn drug has been recalled over fears it could cause cancer

Common heartburn drug, Zantac, has been urgently recalled over fears it could contain chemicals which cause cancer. The fresh alert comes following the recall of or four types of prescription-only Zantac medications, which were withdrawn in the UK last week. Possible contamination Two additional medications have been added to the recall list after the Medicines […]

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Sainsbury’s has banned fireworks in all stores – here’s why

Sainsbury’s has banned fireworks in all stores – here’s why

Sainsbury’s has announced that it will not be stocking fireworks in any of its 2,300 branches this year over fears for the welfare of pets, wildlife and the elderly. The move has been welcomed by charities and shoppers, who have said that the traditional bonfire night celebrations are outdated and cause animals unnecessary distress. It […]

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New Gruffalo 50p coins are here – this is how to get one

New Gruffalo 50p coins are here – this is how to get one

The Gruffalo is being commemorated on a new 50p coin to celebrate the anniversary of the beloved book’s release, 20 years ago. The special coin depicts the beast’s first meeting with Mouse in the woods and is available to purchase online. An uncirculated release The story of the Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated […]

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Thousands of Asda workers face unemployment as deadline on ‘punitive’ new contract looms

Thousands of Asda workers face unemployment as deadline on ‘punitive’ new contract looms

Around 12,000 Asda workers are facing unemployment next month after they refused to sign new contracts labelled “punitive” by outraged employees and unions. The figure was reported by Sky News, who credited an inside source at the supermarket giant. Contracts and letters revealed to JPIMedia by an anonymous Asda employee state that any staff member […]

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Costa has unveiled its new Christmas menu – here’s when it will be available in stores

Costa has unveiled its new Christmas menu – here’s when it will be available in stores

Costa’s Christmas menu is one of the first signs that the festive period is just around the corner – and it’s set to be back in stores on 1 November 2019. Alongside the usual festive cups and hot beverages, there will be a Christmas menu full of both new delights and returning favourites. New Christmas […]

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Birds Eye is recalling thousands of chicken nuggets that could contain plastic

Birds Eye is recalling thousands of chicken nuggets that could contain plastic

Birds Eye has recalled thousands of chicken nuggets after it was revealed that the products could contain small pieces of plastic. The company has urged customers not to eat the affected nuggets and The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has said the products are not safe to consume. Which products are affected? Birds Eye said that […]

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Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has died at 55 following a battle with lung cancer

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has died at 55 following a battle with lung cancer

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has died at the age of 55 following a battle with lung cancer, her manager has confirmed. Bracknell, who is best known for her role as Zoe Tate in the Soap, died three years after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. ‘With the deepest sadness’ Her family confirmed the […]

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Jessops may be about to go into administration – putting 500 jobs at risk

Jessops may be about to go into administration – putting 500 jobs at risk

Camera chain Jessops is facing an uncertain future as owner Peter Jones is set to call in administrators. There are 46 Jessops stores across the UK. Jessops closing down? Sky News reported that JR Prop Limited, who manages Jessops’ leasehold property estate, has filed “a notice of intention to appoint ReSolve, a restructuring advisory firm, […]

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Three’s mobile network is now back up and running – here’s what happened

Three’s mobile network is now back up and running – here’s what happened

Three’s UK network is back up and running, after outraged customers were left without signal or data for nearly 12 hours. Customers posting on Downdetector posted shortly before 10.30am today (Thu 17 Oct) to say that the issues appeared to be fixed. If you were affected, the advice is to restart your phone and then […]

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The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

X-rated websites were set to be blocked on 15 July this year, but now the intended new laws have been dropped. All internet providers would have blocked adult websites if the new system had come into place, and users would have had to verify their age before proceeding. Users would have been automatically blocked from […]

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Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

An Extinction Rebellion protester was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a busy commuter train in east London on Thursday morning, as the group lead a fresh wave of disruptions across the city’s Tube stations. Other videos on social media appear to show protesters on top of a tube station in Canning […]

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Kettle of Kites – Tom Stearn on Asimov, Admiral Fallow, and the future…

Kettle of Kites – Tom Stearn on Asimov, Admiral Fallow, and the future…

The term ‘concept album’ tends to set alarm bells ringing, conjuring up visions of gatefold-sleeved prog rock epics, with cover artwork as bizarre as the lyrics. For Tom Stearn and friends, however, no such hippy nonsense on the quartet’s second long-player ‘Arrows’ – even if the mix of thoughtful lyrics and cinematic instrumentation is held […]

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Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

SIM hijacking, or ‘SIM-jacking’, is a dangerous new way that fraudsters can steal from people by secretly taking control of their phones. In a growing trend, thieves are exploiting the ability of mobile service providers to ‘port’ a phone number between different SIM cards. Normally this is a useful function. If a customer loses or […]

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Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Toy shop Smyths has launched a huge sale, with discounts on top name brands including Fisher-Price, Polly Pocket and Barbie. Which toys are included in the sale? There are 65 different toys included in this promotion, according to the retailer. Toys on offer include the Polly Pocket Go Tiny Room, Fisher-Price Little People Share & […]

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Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Postal workers at Royal Mail have voted overwhelmingly in favour of national strike action, which could bring major disruption over the festive season. The strike was backed by a massive 97 per cent of members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), with 110,000 members balloted. Christmas chaos? The strike action comes as a result of […]

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These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

Pasco Foods Ltd has been forced to recall 11 of its sauces due to botulism contamination concerns. The Food Standards Agency said the company had failed to demonstrate manufacturing controls to “prevent the growth and toxin production of clostridium botulinum.” They assured customers that the recall was a precautionary measure. What is Clostridium Botulinum? Clostridium […]

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Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android phone users are being told to delete 15 apps from their phones or risk facing a major data breach. The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store over privacy concerns, could still be installed on more than a million devices. Experts at security software and hardware company, Sophos, have highlighted the […]

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Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

The Oxford English Dictionary is updated on a quarterly basis, with new words being added to keep up with the modern vernacular. But do you know what these new words mean? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. This article originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News

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You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

Fans of budget fashion have been whipped into a frenzy today by the news that they can now buy Primark products online via Amazon. But is it legitimate? This is everything you need to know about buying Primark products for home delivery. Is it legitimate? Unfortunately, no. After news of the online Primark store on […]

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Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Have you ever wondered how today’s exams compare to your own school experience? Online tutoring platform Tutor House has created a quiz of past Grammar school 11-plus exam questions, so you can test if you’re smarter than a 10 year old. You need 80 per cent (8 out of 10) to pass the 11-plus exam […]

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Triton warns that a fault in some showers could cause fire or electric shock

Triton warns that a fault in some showers could cause fire or electric shock

Triton has asked its customers to check their shower units for a dangerous fault that could cause electric shocks. The manufacturer said that the circuit board of the Safeguard+ shower may overheat in “very rare circumstances”. They warned that the overheating posed a potential electric shock risk, and was a fire hazard. Which units are […]

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This is when the clocks will go back this month – and why they go back

This is when the clocks will go back this month – and why they go back

It is that time of the year again when the days get shorter and colder – and, as the seasons change, so do our clocks. Although we have been changing the clocks for over 100 years the practice remains a controversial decision around Europe. So here is everything you need to know about the changing […]

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Heated clothes airer versus a tumble dryer – which costs more to run?

Heated clothes airer versus a tumble dryer – which costs more to run?

The heated clothes dryer from Aldi is getting a lot of attention online, but is it any more cost effective than running a tumble dryer? These are the facts and figures surrounding the energy used by the clothes airer and a tumble dryer and which one is more cost effective. Energy and cost All energy […]

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This is when to book your next holiday if you want cheap flights

This is when to book your next holiday if you want cheap flights

There may still be a while to go until 2020 rolls around, but it’s never too early to start planning your holiday adventures for next year. Being organised and booking your travels early not only gives you something to look forward to, it can also save you a lot of money. Finding the best deals […]

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This is why Japan’s bad weather will impact the UK this week

This is why Japan’s bad weather will impact the UK this week

The weather in the UK is set to be unsettled this week, with heavy rain and strong winds in some areas. Perhaps surprisingly, Japan’s current weather system could influence the UK’s weather conditions and bring some heavy rains and strong winds to the country. Typhoon Hagibis In a recent tweet, the Met Office explained that […]

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Iceland is offering 20% discount for all emergency service workers – here’s how to claim it

Iceland is offering 20% discount for all emergency service workers – here’s how to claim it

Iceland is rolling out an exclusive discount to all of the nation’s emergency service workers as a way of saying a big ‘thank you’ for the commendable work they do. The promotion is being exclusively offered to all those working for the police, fire service, ambulance service, prison service, NHS, HM Coastguard, Mountain Rescue, RNLI […]

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