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Iceland is now selling chicken wings 230 times hotter than a jalapeno

Iceland is now selling chicken wings 230 times hotter than a jalapeno

Are you a lover of all things spicy? Just in time for your summer barbecue, Iceland has released some seriously hot chicken wings. ‘Get a pint of milk at the ready’ Simply called Red Hot Chicken Wings, the packaging comes adorned with a cautionary warning to save anyone who might naively assume they’re not that […]

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This is how to hold your dog’s lead to avoid serious injury

This is how to hold your dog’s lead to avoid serious injury

Surgeons are warning all dog owners not to wrap dog leads around their wrists or fingers. Holding a lead in this fashion could lead to serious injuries that may require surgery. 8.9 million pet dogs in the UK According to medical experts, thousands of owners could be running the risk of lacerations, friction burns, fractures […]

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This is how you can get Sky box sets for free for two weeks – and what’s available

This is how you can get Sky box sets for free for two weeks – and what’s available

All Sky TV customers will be able to access on demand box-sets of classic and modern shows for free from today as part of a promotion by the company. Any customer will be able to watch the box sets of shows – including Handmaid’s Tale, 30 Rock and Dexter – for free from today (Fri […]

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Lewis Capaldi on new-found fame, fortune, and playing for pals

Lewis Capaldi on new-found fame, fortune, and playing for pals

Lewis Capaldi is, understandably, a hard man to get hold of. Number 1 in the singles charts and with his debut album out, he is interminably busy. He’s also, it seems, fast asleep when I call. But incredibly apologetic and a little embarrassed when I eventually get hold of him. “You see people’s true colours […]

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You can now buy coconut-infused gin at Lidl

You can now buy coconut-infused gin at Lidl

Earlier this year, Lidl claimed the title of Own Brand Gin Supermarket of the Year, presented by the Icons of Gin awards. It seems that they’re taking their new title very seriously, and are now offering a whole host of unique gins in time for the bank holiday. Which gins are on offer? These are […]

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Theresa May resigns: Have your say on who you believe should be the next Prime Minister

Theresa May resigns: Have your say on who you believe should be the next Prime Minister

Theresa May has announced that she will resign as Prime Minister on Friday 7 June after pressure from backbenchers and cabinet ministers. Mrs May was close to tears as she told the country of her plans to quit, following days of speculation about her future after the negative reaction to her most recent version of […]

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Here’s how many knives and weapons were seized at courthouses in Scotland last year

Here’s how many knives and weapons were seized at courthouses in Scotland last year

Knives, drugs and needles are just some of the thousands of items being confiscated at courthouses in Scotland every year, we can reveal. Security staff seized more than 13,000 items at courthouse security gates last year – the equivalent of 36 every day. This included 1,300 knives and 2,558 other bladed or pointed objects. The […]

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Cold offices could be killing the productivity of women – here’s why

Cold offices could be killing the productivity of women – here’s why

Anyone who works in an office will know that the air conditioning can be something of a touchy subject, with everyone having different temperature preferences. But a new study has found that overly-cooled offices could actually be damaging the productivity of female workers. Too cold to work Scientific studies have shown that most air conditioning […]

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iPhone users will now be warned by Apple if an update will impact their battery

iPhone users will now be warned by Apple if an update will impact their battery

System updates have been the source of many battery draining issues for owners of Apple products. But now iPhone users will be warned as to how a system update is set to affect the battery health of their device. Apple being more upfront? The pledge comes as a result of the tech giant entering into […]

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You could get paid £2,000 to travel the country and taste beer – here’s how to apply

You could get paid £2,000 to travel the country and taste beer – here’s how to apply

Beer drinkers have a great opportunity to turn their passion into some cash, as national pub company Greene King is currently on the hunt for its first ever event tester. The successful applicant will be paid £2,000 to travel around the country and taste a variety of different beers. A beer road trip The pub […]

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Painting your walls this colour could save you nearly £300 in heating bills

Painting your walls this colour could save you nearly £300 in heating bills

The well-known family argument over the best temperature for the house could finally be settled simply by repainting the walls. Scientists at Oxford University and Valspar have revealed that the colour you paint your walls can have an impact on how warm or cool you feel. The results came from a study, which assessed whether […]

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What is PTSD and how can I tell if I have it?

What is PTSD and how can I tell if I have it?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (often shortened to PTSD) is an anxiety disorder estimated to affect around one in every three people who have a traumatic experience, according to the NHS. Singer Ariana Grande has revealed that she has suffered from PTSD since the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in May 2017, which took place while Grande […]

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Warning released about Instagram and Snapchat blackmail scam

Warning released about Instagram and Snapchat blackmail scam

Crooks are targeting Snapchat and Instagram users and blackmailing them into handing over cash. The scammers have been tricking people into telling them their two factor authentication (or 2FA) code, then using it to access their social media accounts. The criminals have then been threatening to share private photos of others, unless money is handed […]

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Marks & Spencer to close 110 more stores following 10% dip in profits

Marks & Spencer to close 110 more stores following 10% dip in profits

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is to axe 110 stores as customers turn their backs on the high street food and clothing stalwart. This week the firm posted underlying pre-tax profits of £523.2 million for the year to March 30, down from £580.9 million the previous year. And although boss Steve Rowe said there were […]

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Instagram leak exposes millions of users’ private details – here’s how to know if you were affected

Instagram leak exposes millions of users’ private details – here’s how to know if you were affected

Instagram has accidentally leaked millions of its users personal details. A huge database containing the details of its users was found online, where anyone could access it. What information was leaked? Having been reviewed by TechCrunch, the database appeared to contain already publicly available information, such as bio, profile picture, number of followers, verification status […]

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GP appointment times could go up to 15 minutes – here’s everything you need to know

GP appointment times could go up to 15 minutes – here’s everything you need to know

  Have you ever felt like your doctor’s appointments are too short, and that the standard 10 minutes spent with your doctor isn’t enough time? Well GPs agree with you, saying that the 10 minute slots are too short to be useful. More face time with the doctor According to a report by the Royal […]

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You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

EA is answering the prayers of Sims fanatics everywhere. As part of a new promotion, The Sims 4 is available to download on Mac and PC for free, this week only. How do I download it? All you need to do is head to the official Origin website, and selected the standard edition to get […]

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You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

Supermarkets are being urged to introduce a small charge to use self-checkout machines as part of plans put forward by MPs to help heal social divisions. The proposal was made by a cross-party parliamentary panel on social integration (APPG), in a new report titled Healing the Generational Divide. Healing social divisions A 1p charge to […]

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These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

Warmer weather increases the amount of pollen in the air – which brings bad news for those who suffer with hayfever. But did you know that certain times of the day can trigger hayfever symptoms, or make them worse? Pollen count rankings The Met Office ranks the pollen count as low, moderate, high and very […]

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Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Slugs and snails are a usual sight in gardens and fields in the UK – but they could cause deadly problems for your dog. With cases of lungworm on the rise, here’s everything you need to know about the fatal condition. What is lungworm? Lungworm is a parasite. Its scientific name is angiostrongylus vasorum. It […]

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This Morrisons burger has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK

This Morrisons burger has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK

Supermarkets across the nation are constantly battling to be crowned the best for their produce – and The best British Beef Burger Morrisons’ ‘The Best British Beef Burger’ held up to its name, claiming top prize in BBC Good Food’s Summer Taste Awards. A variety of supermarket burgers were blindtasted by judges, but the Morrisons […]

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British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel is to enter an insolvency process in a major collapse which puts thousands of jobs at risk. The move comes after rescue talks with the government failed to secure the future of the manufacturer, prompting uncertainty for workers at the company’s plants – mainly in Scunthorpe where more than 4,000 are employed. Seeking […]

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Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will stop offering their mortgage lending service, blaming “challenging market conditions” for its decision to pull out of the market. The bank first started offering mortgages in 2012 and has more than 23,000 existing customers, with outstanding lending balances amounting to £3.7bn. Challenging conditions The bank has now stopped all new mortgage lending […]

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This is what to do if your Thomas Cook holiday is cancelled – and how to get your money back

This is what to do if your Thomas Cook holiday is cancelled – and how to get your money back

Thomas Cook recently announced a £1.4 billion loss after revealing their half-year results, but the company has been reassuring worried customers that their holidays are safe. But what should you do if the firm go bust, and how can you check if your money is protected? Thomas Cook holidays are ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) […]

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Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is calling in administrators following a collapse that puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk. The company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, has appointed KPMG as the administrator. Jamie Oliver’s statement Oliver said, “I am deeply […]

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Mozilla Firefox users might be able to get around the porn block – here’s how

Mozilla Firefox users might be able to get around the porn block – here’s how

Internet browser Mozilla Firefox could allow users to dodge the upcoming porn block in the UK using encryption software, according to reports. It is predicted that the browser, which has seen a decline in popularity in recent years against the rise of Google Chrome, could be set to make a comeback thanks to the feature. […]

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is looking for contestants – here’s how to apply

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is looking for contestants – here’s how to apply

Classic quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is looking for contestants who think they’ve got what it takes to go home with the £1 million prize. Think you’re the smartest person you know? This might be the opportunity for you. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is […]

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You can get a free breakfast roll from Greggs this week – here’s how

You can get a free breakfast roll from Greggs this week – here’s how

Few things are better than a sausage or bacon roll to kick start the day – and this week Greggs is giving them away for free. The freebie deal is limited to Vodafone customers only, who can pick up a roll every morning until 11am. For a limited period The offer entitles customers to a […]

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DNA testing could be used to catch out culprits who don’t clean up after their pets – would you register your dog?

DNA testing could be used to catch out culprits who don’t clean up after their pets – would you register your dog?

Dog fouling could potentially land owners in court, but the presence of dog poo on the streets still remains. One council in Essex has had enough of irresponsible dog owners not picking up after their pets. Dog DNA testing Tony Cox, a council leader in Southend, has announced a proposal for DNA testing to prosecute […]

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Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

It’s maybe apt that Faith Eliott is in Oxford – not in the university, but on the way back from a gig in that city synonymous with the world of learning. On her mobile, and again appropriately just out of the “dead zone”, I want to get their take on the curious world of creatures […]

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