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You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

If you’ve ever fancied playing a role in your favourite TV show, now may be your chance. Some of the country’s favourite soaps – Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – are looking for extras keen to appear in forthcoming series. Agency Seven Casting are after people who are located within easy commuting distance to Central […]

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Dozens of firefighters called to tackle blaze opposite Grenfell Tower site

Dozens of firefighters called to tackle blaze opposite Grenfell Tower site

More than 60 firefighters were called out to a block of flats opposite the Grenfell Tower after reports of a fire. Smoke was seen rising from a balcony on a tower block on Darfield Way in the north Kensington area of London. The callout was to a tower block that stands just 200 metres from […]

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This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

If you’ve ever been out and about, either in the supermarket, on public transport or even at the airport and have seen someone wear a sunflower lanyard, then it could mean more than you think. What are sunflowers lanyards? It’s not always easy for those with disabilities that aren’t visible to ask for help, with […]

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These are the common medications you may be banned from taking into some countries

These are the common medications you may be banned from taking into some countries

It’s inevitable that some travellers need to take medication on holiday, but did you know there are rules about what medication you can and can’t take abroad? The NHS notes: “Check the rules for all the countries you’re going to, including countries that you’re just passing through. “Different countries have different rules and regulations about: […]

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CBBC ranks its top shows from the 90s and 00s – did they get it right?

CBBC ranks its top shows from the 90s and 00s – did they get it right?

The CBBC has broadcasted some iconic shows over the years, from Dick & Dom in da Bungalow to 50/50 and ChuckleVision. But a recent tweet from CBBC’s official Twitter account ranked numerous shows tier by tier. Do you agree with their rankings? ‘Did we get it right?’ The CBBC’s post simply said ‘Did we get […]

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Common euphorbia plant is “toxic” and can cause “blistering” if touched

Common euphorbia plant is “toxic” and can cause “blistering” if touched

Gardening is a beloved pastime for many people across the UK, especially when weather permits. But are you aware of the potentially dangerous plants that could be flowering in your garden? With Homes under the Hammer star Martin Roberts having been admitted to hospital after coming into contact with the plant, this is everything you […]

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How does tax-free childcare compare to the childcare voucher scheme?

How does tax-free childcare compare to the childcare voucher scheme?

With the tax-free childcare scheme having replaced the childcare voucher scheme last year, are families any better off? This is everything you need to know about how tax-free childcare compares to the childcare voucher scheme. How does tax-free childcare work? With tax-free childcare, you can get up to £500 every three months, which equates to […]

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What to do if your flights are affected by the Ryanair strikes

What to do if your flights are affected by the Ryanair strikes

Ryanair has lost its high court attempt to block strike action by their pilots and as a result, the strikes will go ahead today (Thursday 22 August) to Friday 23 August. Another strike is planned for 2 to 4 September. As the strikes go ahead, Ryanair said that they couldn’t rule out “flight delays and […]

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Fears for tourists’ safety over serious Listeria outbreak in Spain

Fears for tourists’ safety over serious Listeria outbreak in Spain

An international warning has been issued after a killer listeria outbreak in Spain has infected more than 150 people. The Spanish health ministry has issued the warning to EU authorities and the World Health Organisation amid fears for tourists’ health after a 90-year-old woman died from listeriosis – the disease caused by the bacteria. The […]

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You could win a family break worth up to £1,000 just by sharing your favourite UK holiday destinations

You could win a family break worth up to £1,000 just by sharing your favourite UK holiday destinations

Let us know your best-loved holiday spots in the UK and you could win a family break worth up to £1,000. Recognising the growing demand for top quality staycation holidays, we’ve teamed up with our sister title the i, in a nationwide search for the countries best-loved UK holiday hotspots. We want to hear from […]

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This shocking video shows a man jump out of his car and attack another driver on a dual carriageway

The above video shows the shocking moment a raging driver jumped out of his £36,000 car and ran towards another motorist to attack him in the middle of a busy dual carriageway. Dashcam footage shows William Deadman, 41, stopping his car, which appears to be a Mercedes E-Class, and abandons it across two lanes on […]

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Two new Game of Thrones whiskies have been released – here’s how to try them

Two new Game of Thrones whiskies have been released – here’s how to try them

Two new limited edition Game of Thrones whiskies have been released by the Johnnie Walker distillery. The world famous whisky makers teamed up with HBO to create two collaborations inspired by the iconic Houses Stark and Targaryen from the popular TV series. The whisky inspired by the House Stark is called A Song of Ice, […]

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Dramatic dashcam footage shows man flipping car onto roof while trying to evade police

Dramatic dashcam footage shows man flipping car onto roof while trying to evade police

The above video captures the terrifying moment a reckless driver overturned his Mercedes while trying to evade police during a 90mph chase. Jamil Khan, 35, ploughed into another vehicle before flipping his luxury motor onto its roof after cops spotted him racing through Birmingham city centre. Shocking dashcam footage captured the impact of the horror […]

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Naked Attraction is looking for brave applicants to bare all for new series

Naked Attraction is looking for brave applicants to bare all for new series

Modern dating presents a whole host of problems that those before the age of online dating never had to deal with – accidentally swiping ‘no’ on someone you really fancy, people not replying to your messages, and worst of all, when your date turns up looking nothing like their pictures. If you’d rather say no […]

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There are 11 days left of the Wetherspoons gin festival – here’s what’s on offer

There are 11 days left of the Wetherspoons gin festival – here’s what’s on offer

Wetherspoons Annual Gin Festival is now well underway, but if you’re a lover of both gin and ‘Spoons then there’s still time left to get yourself down to your local. This year’s gin festival is offering 29 different fruity, flavoured and coloured gins – 13 of which have never been served by the pub chain […]

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You can apply to run a beach bookshop in the Maldives – here’s how

You can apply to run a beach bookshop in the Maldives – here’s how

Are you a book loving sunworshipper looking for a change of career and scenery? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. A luxurious resort in the Maldives is seeking a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’ to run its beach bookshop. What’s the job? The job comes from a collaboration between Ultimate Library and Soneva Fushi (a five […]

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Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

The musician’s life may seem a glamourous one, but while a globetrotting lifestyle offers highs, there are lows, usually on returning home from tour. For Belle & Sebastian’s Sarah Martin, we catch her barely recovered from jet lag following a trip to Canada before hitting the high seas in the band’s floating festival, the Boaty […]

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Thunder, heavy rain and high temperatures forecast for bank holiday weekend

Thunder, heavy rain and high temperatures forecast for bank holiday weekend

Heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit parts of the UK this week, but the bank holiday weekend is expected to see sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Heavy rain, thick cloud and wind Yorkshire will see a mixed bag of weather conditions on Tuesday (20 Aug). The Met Office explains that cloud will […]

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Here’s why special needs children are battling to get into mainstream schools

Samuel Bartley, 17, has gone to mainstream schools for his whole life. But at times, getting a place has been a challenge. Samuel, from south west London, has both physical and learning disabilities and uses a wheelchair. His mum Lucy said far more needs to be done to make mainstream education more inclusive. “Instinctively when […]

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You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You might have been regularly claiming child benefits since your little one was of a young age. But if your child has now reached the age of 16 and you don’t reapply for child benefits, you may risk losing out on a lot of money. Who can claim? All parents who earn less than £50,000 […]

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Say Yes to the Dress is looking for ‘confident brides’ – here’s how to apply for the TV show

Say Yes to the Dress is looking for ‘confident brides’ – here’s how to apply for the TV show

If you’ve recently become engaged or have been hunting for the perfect wedding dress for a while now, then have no fear because Gok Wan could be about to solve all your problems. The popular TLC TV series Say Yes to the Dress has just been recommissioned for a second series, and the casting team […]

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Is it safe to travel to Greece? Here’s everything you need to know about the wildfires

Is it safe to travel to Greece? Here’s everything you need to know about the wildfires

Holidaymakers in Greece have been issued with safety warnings due to the severity of the country’s ongoing spate of forest fires. While the initial blazes started in the Psachna region, the warnings extend to areas 70 miles away in Athens. Warning from the authorities Greek authorities have advised that anyone with breathing difficulties should stay […]

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You could be paid £500 to go on a luxury cruise around Croatia – here’s how to apply

You could be paid £500 to go on a luxury cruise around Croatia – here’s how to apply

If you’re a foodie who would jump at a free trip to Croatia, then you could be in luck. A cruise company is offering the opportunity for one person to win a free food and wine trip along the Croatian coast – and you’ll even be paid £500 for your time. Searching for a ‘taste […]

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3 words to save your life – emergency services want people to download this app

3 words to save your life – emergency services want people to download this app

A clever app originally created due to confusion over postcodes is being used successfully in emergency situations. The emergency services are now urging people to download it, as it could save your life one day. what3words Called what3words, the app divides the entire world up into 57 trillion 10 foot by 10 foot squares. Each […]

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Shocking dashcam video shows driver smashing into lorry after overtaking three cars on a blind bend

Shocking dashcam video shows driver smashing into lorry after overtaking three cars on a blind bend

This is the shocking moment a driver smashes into the back of a lorry after attempting to overtake three cars on a blind bend. Scott Lowe, 30, told police he crossed the double white lines because he was in a rush, before admitting he had “been an idiot”. Terrifying footage shows Lowe ploughing his Seat […]

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easyJet is currently hiring cabin crew – here’s what they’re looking for

easyJet is currently hiring cabin crew – here’s what they’re looking for

Are you looking for a change in career, or have you always dreamed of taking to the skies as part of the team of cabin crew on a plane? If so, easyJet is currently recruiting for staff – but be aware, the requirements to be able to undertake this role are pretty specific. Who can […]

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You can now buy red wine flavoured gin in the UK – would you try it?

You can now buy red wine flavoured gin in the UK – would you try it?

You could be a fan of both gin and red wine – but have you ever thought about combining them? An unusual red wine flavoured gin is now available to buy in the UK, for drinkers who want to try something new. Four Pillars Gin Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin is made in Australia and […]

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These are the holiday destinations you should get vaccinations for – including European countries

These are the holiday destinations you should get vaccinations for – including European countries

Going on holiday can be an exciting time, with many activities to plan and items to remember to pack. But, for some destinations, you’ll also need to remember to get vaccinations ahead of your trip. Dubai Dubai is increasing in popularity, especially for those searching for some winter sun. Fit for Travel, which is a […]

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Scottish applicants wanted for singing dating show

Scottish applicants wanted for singing dating show

Dating in the modern world can be a minefield – with so much of it happening online through various apps. Some people would love nothing more to meet someone face-to-face. There’s good news if you’re single and love to sing – a new dating TV show is on the hunt for people exactly like you. […]

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This is everything you need to know about travelling when your child has a different surname

This is everything you need to know about travelling when your child has a different surname

When travelling abroad, there are a lot of things to take into consideration before travelling – is your passport up to date, have you booked accommodation, have you brought enough sunscreen? Something you may not have considered, though, is the potential difficulties you can face when you’re travelling abroad and your child has a different […]

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