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Harsh Winters – heading west with Luke Joyce

Harsh Winters – heading west with Luke Joyce

It’s an unconventional way to promote your new album, but for Luke Joyce, getting away from it all was a necessary step. That’s why the man behind Harsh Winters is, rather than his Edinburgh home, in Nashville, taking a break following the recording of his new long player. “In previous efforts my album writing and […]

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‘Can I move to Scotland?’: the funniest tweets from the rest of the UK post-election

‘Can I move to Scotland?’: the funniest tweets from the rest of the UK post-election

The clear divide between voters in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom in yesterday’s General Election has prompted some English residents to consider a move north of the border. As always, Scottish Twitter was on top form and were ready to welcome any new citizens with open arms. Here are some of the […]

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This is how the world’s newspapers and websites reported the UK election result

This is how the world’s newspapers and websites reported the UK election result

Party leaders and candidates have now mostly found out their fate in the 2019 General Election. The result at the time of writing is 363 for the Conservatives, 203 for Labour, 48 for the SNP, and 11 for the Lib Dems, with just a few more seats to be declared. You may have been avidly […]

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This is why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky

This is why Friday 13th is considered to be unlucky

What are the origins of the Friday the 13th superstition, which has provided inspiration for films, novels and music over the years? The answer is that it’s a combination of two age-old superstitions. Friday is regarded as unlucky in the Christian religion, as Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday. Initially, followers of Christianity reserved […]

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Here’s a quick and easy way to decide where to go on your next holiday

Here’s a quick and easy way to decide where to go on your next holiday

A new ‘holiday generator’ tool has been built to help people who are stuck in a rut when it comes to their annual getaway. Research has found nearly nine in 10 people who take trips away have returned to a location they’d already visited. On average, Brits have packed up and headed to the same […]

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General Election 2019: how the newspaper front pages look today

General Election 2019: how the newspaper front pages look today

As the country wakes up to the results of the third general election in five years – and the largest Tory majority since the 1980s, here is what the national papers are reporting. The Daily Mirror: ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’ Picture: Daily Mirror The Mirror’s front page has the headline ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ – the paper […]

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General Election 2019 reactions: what the winners and losers had to say

General Election 2019 reactions: what the winners and losers had to say

It is an election result that has shocked Britain. The Conservatives have been returned to power with a huge majority, as a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour crumbled at the polls. In Scotland, the SNP celebrated almost complete domination, while Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her seat to the Nationalists. Here are some of the key […]

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Scientists have had their say on the ‘beer before wine and you’ll be fine’ hangover theory

Scientists have had their say on the ‘beer before wine and you’ll be fine’ hangover theory

Scientists have conducted a test in an attempt to definitively confirm or deny the old myth that drinking beer before wine will prevent drinkers from developing a hangover. Researchers aimed to discover whether the saying ‘beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer’ is actually true. A drinking test […]

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General election results 2019 in full: here’s how your constituency voted

General election results 2019 in full: here’s how your constituency voted

by Chloe Chaplain Party political leaders and candidates have found out their fates in the 2019 General Election. The result is 365 for the Conservatives, 203 for Labour, 48 for the SNP, and 11 for the Liberal Democrats. All the results are in the below list. Full list of constituency results Here is a list […]

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General Election 2019: Johnson wins shock large majority, Corbyn vows to step down, and Swinson loses her seat – here’s what happened overnight

General Election 2019: Johnson wins shock large majority, Corbyn vows to step down, and Swinson loses her seat – here’s what happened overnight

Here is a round up of everything that happened overnight. The shock exit poll As polls closed at 10pm, the joint-broadcasters’ exit poll was announced, predicting a shock majority for Boris Johnson of 68 seats. The poll also suggested that Labour would be left with just 191 seats – a loss of more than 70, […]

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General Election 2019 as it happened: Conservatives shock Labour with huge majority

General Election 2019 as it happened: Conservatives shock Labour with huge majority

Here’s what happened on a historic night… Live interactive results map: If you cannot see the map, please click here. If you cannot see the live blog, please click here.  

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General Election 2019: Exit poll predicts large Conservative majority

General Election 2019: Exit poll predicts large Conservative majority

The joint-broadcasters’ exit poll has been announced, predicting a resounding majority for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party. Meanwhile, Labour is expected to have its worst performance since 1935. The breakdown Conservative: 368 seats Labour: 191 seats SNP: 55 seats Lib Dems: 13 seats Plaid Cymru: 3 seats Green: 1 seats Brexit Party: 0 seats Others: 19 […]

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These are the best and worst energy suppliers for customer service ranked

These are the best and worst energy suppliers for customer service ranked

The UK has a multitude of energy suppliers to choose from, allowing customers to pick the deal that suits them best. But some have been voted better than others when it comes down to customer service, according to this year’s Citizens Advice Star Rating report. Billing errors, complaints handling and waiting times Billing errors and […]

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HSBC bank launches the ‘no fixed address’ bank account – here’s everything you need to know

HSBC bank launches the ‘no fixed address’ bank account – here’s everything you need to know

For the first time, not having a fixed address won’t prevent you from being able to open a bank account, thanks to a new bank account from HSBC. This is everything you need to know about the ‘no fixed address’ service from the UK bank. ‘No fixed address’ account In partnership with Shelter, a UK […]

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These are the latest online order dates to guarantee Christmas delivery

These are the latest online order dates to guarantee Christmas delivery

If you tend to do most of your Christmas shopping online, or leave the last little bits until the last minute, make sure to not miss out on ordering your Christmas pressies to arrive in time for the big day itself. These are the last dates for ordering online for Christmas for some of the […]

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These are the UK airports with the most flight delays over Christmas

These are the UK airports with the most flight delays over Christmas

Travelling over the Christmas time can be a necessity for some, with travellers heading home to spend time with family and friends. If you are planning on travelling over the festive period, then there are certain airports which may rack up more delayed flights than others. A study based on 2018 flight data from flightstats.com […]

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This is how long you can stay off work if your children have norovirus – and how to stop it spreading

This is how long you can stay off work if your children have norovirus – and how to stop it spreading

Winter is a time when illness and viruses tend to strike, with norovirus being particularly common at this time of year. Dubbed the winter vomiting bug, norovirus cases typically soar during the colder months and a number of nasty outbreaks have been reported across the country, forcing the closure of several wards and schools. Highly […]

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Parents are being warned about walkie talkies, robots and karaoke machines that can be hacked by strangers – how to stay safe

Parents are being warned about walkie talkies, robots and karaoke machines that can be hacked by strangers – how to stay safe

Parents have been warned by experts about the dangers of children’s toys that can be hacked by strangers. Consumer watchdog Which? tested “smart toys” sold by Amazon, Argos, Smyths, and other retailers, and found security flaws. What did Which? find? Product testers found that strangers could hack into a £30 V-tech KidiGear walkie talkie and […]

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Take a look at the first images of the huge new theme park opening in the UK – featuring six islands and a waterpark

Take a look at the first images of the huge new theme park opening in the UK – featuring six islands and a waterpark

The first images of a huge new UK theme park have been released – and it looks set to be every thrill-seekers dream. The theme park, named the London Resort, will feature six islands based on popular children’s TV shows such as Thunderbirds and Robozuna. £3.5billion theme park The £3.5billion theme park is set to […]

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Amazon users urged to check their account after customers report being hacked – how to keep yours safe

Amazon users urged to check their account after customers report being hacked – how to keep yours safe

With Christmas around the corner, many of us rely on online services such as Amazon to get our Christmas shopping done. However, some account holders are reporting being hacked – these are the signs to look out for and how to keep your account safe. Accounts getting hacked Amazon account holders have reported instances of […]

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Parents warned not to buy fake ‘dangerous’ versions of popular kid’s toys online as they could contain toxic chemicals

Parents warned not to buy fake ‘dangerous’ versions of popular kid’s toys online as they could contain toxic chemicals

Parents are being warned to look out for fake and potentially dangerous versions of popular children’s toys that are being sold online, as they could contain toxic chemicals. Counterfeit versions of L.O.L Surprise! Dolls, which were one of the ‘must-have’ toys for Christmas last year, have been found to contain the harmful chemical phthalates. Dangerous […]

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These were the most Googled questions in 2019 – and the answers people were searching for

These were the most Googled questions in 2019 – and the answers people were searching for

Google has now released its ‘Year in Search’ 2019 results, which showcases what we’ve been searching for all year. Sporting events, TV shows, movies, pronunciation of words and how to do the floss dance – we’ve been searching for it all and more. UK google searches It seems that we were most concerned with sport […]

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This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

Originating in the 16th century, the Christmas tree is a central part of our modern festive celebrations – but when is the right time to put it up and take it down? There is plenty of (sometimes heated) debate over when it’s acceptable to start decorating for Christmas, and it can feel like trees go […]

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General Election 2019: the 10 super-marginal seats to watch out for on results night

General Election 2019: the 10 super-marginal seats to watch out for on results night

Parties will try to win the constituencies which had the smallest majorities in the 2017 election – here’s the ones to look out for. Political parties in the UK are gearing up for a general election on Thursday which, they hope, will break the Parliamentary deadlock. In order to do so they will aim to […]

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You can now get a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door by tractor – here’s how

You can now get a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door by tractor – here’s how

If you’ve ever wanted a Christmas dinner delivered straight to your door then now is your chance, as you can now have it brought to you in style – by tractor. Showcasing British farming In the run up to Christmas, Farm to Feast by Farmison & Co is showcasing great British farming with numerous extra […]

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If you work for the NHS, fire service, police or armed forces you can get extra discounts over Christmas – here’s how

If you work for the NHS, fire service, police or armed forces you can get extra discounts over Christmas – here’s how

The Christmas period is a crazy time for everyone, but most of all for emergency services workers. While many of us have time over Christmas to relax, the same can’t be said for NHS, Fire Service, Police or Armed Forces staff. As a thank you for their service, these are the places offering extra discounts […]

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These are the laws around being asked to work over Christmas – everything you need to know

These are the laws around being asked to work over Christmas – everything you need to know

It’s everyone’s biggest nightmare: having to work on Christmas Day. But what does the law say about it? Legal experts at LegalShield have the answers to some of the most pressing questions. Do I have to work on Christmas Day? There is no automatic right for workers to have Christmas Day off, according to the […]

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These are the nation’s favourite new Christmas cracker jokes for 2019 – do you agree?

These are the nation’s favourite new Christmas cracker jokes for 2019 – do you agree?

A vote conducted by TV channel Gold has revealed the UK’s favourite modern Christmas cracker jokes. A joke about US President Donald Trump topped the list, winning Gold’s national competition to come up with the best new modern Christmas cracker joke. The author of the winning joke, Matt King, a secondary school teacher from Wokingham, […]

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WhatsApp may stop working on your smartphone this month – this is why

WhatsApp may stop working on your smartphone this month – this is why

Thousands of WhatsApp users could lose access to the popular messaging service this month, with the app set to stop working on a number of devices. WhatsApp is withdrawing its support on Windows Phone operating systems as of 31 December. No longer in use The messaging app is currently available on select versions of Windows […]

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You can get free ‘magic’ carrots to give to Rudolph this Christmas – here’s how

You can get free ‘magic’ carrots to give to Rudolph this Christmas – here’s how

Shoppers will soon be able to get their hands on magic carrots for Father Christmas’s reindeer for free from Morrisons. The supermarket announced the “Carrots for Rudolph” campaign to help support British vegetable farmers this winter. Why are Morrisons giving them away? After a “difficult” harvest for British carrot growers meant that a higher-than-usual number […]

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