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10 of the most underrated restaurants in and around Dundee

10 of the most underrated restaurants in and around Dundee

Home to museums, abbeys, castles and intriguing attractions, Dundee also boasts a superb dining scene, with a great variety of foods and flavours on offer. Take a break from your usual haunts and try something new at one of these underrated restaurants. Dil’se Serving a fine selection of authentic Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine, you’ll find […]

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The history of haggis: is Scotland’s national dish really Scottish?

The history of haggis: is Scotland’s national dish really Scottish?

Love it or loathe it, haggis is firmly established as Scotland’s national dish – to the extent that it has become an indelible part of the nation’s cultural identity, along with whisky, bagpipes and shortbread. The savoury meat pudding – consisting of sheep’s offal (most commonly lungs) mixed with suet, oatmeal, onion and spices, then […]

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15 of the best signs from the Women’s March 2018

15 of the best signs from the Women’s March 2018

A year on from the defiant and worldwide Women’s Marches of 2017, hundreds of thousands of people came together around the globe this weekend to protest together for women’s rights. As always, photos and videos from the various marches show a wealth of clever and inspiring homemade protest signs bobbing around in the crowds. From […]

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Just 42 people have as much wealth as half of the world, says Oxfam

Just 42 people have as much wealth as half of the world, says Oxfam

A report produced by  Oxfam has claimed that the 42 richest individuals in the world have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The figure is down from the 61 individuals estimated in the equivalent 2016 report. The figures also suggest that 0% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the […]

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A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs. But not knowing exactly what you’re entitled to is […]

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Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket in Seattle, USA, more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes. The revolutionary shop doesn’t require customers to use any checkouts whatsoever, manned or self-service. Shoppers don’t even need to scan their chosen items in any way to pay for them. Before […]

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Boxing fans caught off guard as fake Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets flood internet

Boxing fans caught off guard as fake Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets flood internet

It’s the most high-profile fight of heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua’s glittering career so far – and tickets are like gold dust. The British boxer and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker square up at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31, when Joshua’s IBF, WBA and IBO titles, as well as the Kiwi’s WBO belt, will […]

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Gestational diabetes ‘points towards heightened risk of heart disease’

Gestational diabetes ‘points towards heightened risk of heart disease’

Mums to be who develop a form of diabetes while pregnant are at greater risk from heart disease, warns new research. Women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to the British study. Researchers say […]

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New method to stop cells dividing ‘could stop cancer spreading’

New method to stop cells dividing ‘could stop cancer spreading’

A drug that could stop cancer in its tracks is being developed by scientists. It shuts down a specific protein that fuels the spread of tumours. Targeted therapy is a relatively new approach to curing the disease. It homes in on individual chemicals that cause cells to divide and multiply. Stopping this process is the […]

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What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

Christoph Siemroth, University of Essex Donald Trump has been under constant fire from critics since he began his campaign in the summer of 2015, and his presidency has so far been perhaps the most chaotic and bizarre in recent decades. But as he approaches the first anniversary of his inauguration, the pressure is only getting […]

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Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Martin Burgess, Aberystwyth University A recent call from MPs to put a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups, and bans on plastic products cropping up across the country, show that the UK is getting serious about tackling collective individual behaviour which threatens the environment. Large-scale programmes aimed at changing people’s behaviour are rare – but […]

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Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teens who start drinking early could be setting themselves up for liver damage over the next four decades, a study warned. Their drinking can predict the risk of developing liver disease later in life and the findings suggested safe drinking limits needed to be lowered. In the UK men and women are advised not to […]

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One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

January 20 marks a year since President Donald Trump moved into the White House. It’s been anything, but uneventful. Rarely has a week gone by without a shadow of controversy looming over the outspoken and erratic leader of the free world. Some of his most bizarre outbursts, rants and statements have been delivered over social […]

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The Damned’s spirit of punk

The Damned’s spirit of punk

Paul Gray, perhaps improbably, has a few things in common with myself. A love of punk rock, fond memories of Glasgow’s Apollo theatre… and dodgy hearing. It was at a show in that crumbling shrine to music that I saw his former band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, play a memorably loud and raucous show. […]

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Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga is no more effective at improving heart health than practicing at room temperature, a new study revealed. Hot, or Bikram, yoga is increasingly popular around the world and involves 26 poses performed in a room heated to 40°C (104F). But until now little was known about the health benefits of Bikram yoga, […]

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Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

These amazing photos show sexist adverts from the 1950s recreated to show the gender roles reversed. An artist fed up by the antiquated views of his uncles took original adverts from the Mad Men era and gave them a modern twist – with men at the receiving end. One advert for a beer brand depicts […]

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ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

From March under-16s will be banned from buying high-caffeine energy drinks from Asda and Aldi. The supermarkets now join Waitrose in the regulation of energy drinks. The move comes after pressure from campaigners amid growing health concerns on the impact of caffeine and sugar on children. From March customers will be required to show I.D […]

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Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

A primary school has banned an anti-bullying book after a mum complained about the word ‘P***’ being used in a chapter about racist abuse. Jay Desai, 39, claimed she was horrified when her nine-year-old daughter was told by teachers to read ‘Deadly Letter’ by Mary Hoffman. The book, published in 1990, tells the fictional story […]

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The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep headline this rousing and timely drama from director Steven Spielberg. Scripted by Liz Hannah (with a polish from Spotlight writer Josh Singer), the film centres on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. However, though the film depicts events from 46 […]

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Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco has delayed changes to its loyalty rewards scheme, following an angry reaction from its customers and consumer groups. The supermarket chain wrote to  millions of Clubcard users earlier this week, informing them it had “simplified” its rewards scheme. The changes, originally were due to come into effect without notice from this Monday, would involve […]

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Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu cases have soared more than two and a half times in just a fortnight – fuelled by the deadly ‘Aussie’ bug, according to new research. About 31,300 patients in England visited their GP last week – a rise of almost 153 per cent since the start of the year. The virus is affecting older […]

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10 things you need to know about Disney’s new movie Coco

10 things you need to know about Disney’s new movie Coco

It’s time to practice your Spanish because Disney’s latest offering, Coco, looks set to bring the Latino spirit to cinemas this January. The animate feature film follows Miguel Rivera, a 12 year old boy who longs of becoming a famous musician like his hero Ernesto de la Cruz. However, Miguel’s family has banned music and […]

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10 of the most exciting Burns Night events happening in Glasgow

10 of the most exciting Burns Night events happening in Glasgow

Honour Scotland’s Bard in style this year at one of these exciting Burns Night celebrations. There’s something for everyone in Glasgow, from traditional Burns suppers to children’s events and musical extravaganzas. 20 Jan: Clyde Fishermen’s Trust Burns Supper – Tuck into a traditional three course Burns supper and dance the night away at a ceilidh to […]

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The ‘Scottish Jane Austen’: Susan Ferrier, Scotland’s forgotten literary star

The ‘Scottish Jane Austen’: Susan Ferrier, Scotland’s forgotten literary star

Dubbed the ‘Scottish Jane Austen’, novelist Susan Edmonstone Ferrier had, until recently, all but disappeared from the public’s consciousness. After penning a trio of feverishly read novels, she was inexplicably consigned to obscurity. But this could all be about to change, if Scottish crime author Val McDermid has anything to do with it it. This […]

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Coco review: Pixar’s new movie packs an emotional wallop

Coco review: Pixar’s new movie packs an emotional wallop

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Pixar’s latest animated adventure celebrates Mexico’s Day of the Dead, the holiday honouring deceased family members and friends. In doing so, the spirit-raising fantasy single-handedly atones for years of Mexican cartoon stereotypes, from Speedy Gonzales to the wrestler’s mask-wearing aircraft in Planes. This is both highly commendable and a necessary, […]

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Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

“On your knees, w****r!” screams a bandit with a strong West Country accent, in the opening episode of Sky’s major new historical drama Britannia. Moments later, a character unleashes previously hidden Jedi mind powers – complete with blurry screen effect. It’s fair to say that Britannia might not be the most accurate depiction of the […]

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Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

It started with healthy salads, yogurt pots, low-calorie sandwiches and flatbreads. Then they moved on to gluten-free ‘Balanced Choice’ soup, caramel lattes and focaccia-style pizza. Now Greggs – once a byword for unhealthy eating due to the popularity of its sausage rolls, steak bakes and sugary doughnuts – is considering selling vegan sandwiches. Currently, there […]

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Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

First impressions count, especially when meeting a prospective partner for the first time. However, before that crucial first date is even really under way, you may already be passing judgement – or being judged – solely on what drink you order. British dating app, Trueview conducted a survey of 1,000 people to find out how […]

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Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Old fashioned manners such as ‘ladies first’, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and keeping elbows off the table are all in danger of dying out. Never using swear words is a rule many of us struggle to stick to, along with holding doors open for the person behind you and not using your phone at […]

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Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Children who snack all day instead of eating just three meals a day are more likely to have tooth decay — as brushing their teeth can’t ward off the effects of sugary treats. A study based on a sample of nearly 4,000 pre-school children shows snacking habits are most strongly associated with decay. Researchers found […]

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