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This is how much sleep your child needs to avoid obesity

This is how much sleep your child needs to avoid obesity

Experts have warned that a third of primary school children are being put at risk of obesity due to the fact that they aren’t getting enough sleep. A study conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) revealed some eye opening figures about the sleep habits of children. How much sleep are children getting? The study […]

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You can treat your dad to a gigantic 28oz steak for Father’s Day – here’s where to buy one

You can treat your dad to a gigantic 28oz steak for Father’s Day – here’s where to buy one

If you’re stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas, a supermarket chain has got a unique option for meat-loving dads. Aldi’s ‘Big Daddy Rump Steak’ might just be the answer to your prayers. Gigantic steak The huge 28oz piece of meat is matured for 21 days and is, as Aldi claims, the biggest and best present […]

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Mum livid after airport incident saw her autistic son left behind in Greece

Mum livid after airport incident saw her autistic son left behind in Greece

An incident at Heraklion Airport in Crete caused a British mother to board her flight without her son, as he was taken away by TUI airline staff without her knowledge. Now that they have been reunited, the family is seeking compensation. What happened? Nicola Purdy, 48, went on holiday to Greece with her three children – […]

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This is how to see Jupiter and its moons without a telescope tonight

This is how to see Jupiter and its moons without a telescope tonight

Tonight (Mon 10 Jun) is the best day of the year to see the biggest planet in the solar system and its moons. Jupiter and four of its moons – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto – will all be clearly visible through binoculars. Those lucky enough to spot the gas giant may also be able […]

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These are the most-played radio songs of 2018

These are the most-played radio songs of 2018

Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist on the radio in the UK last year, while the most-played song was Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man. Sheeran topped the list for the third time in four years, despite the fact that he did not release any new music in 2018. The results, collected by music […]

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This is how much your stolen account IDs are worth online

This is how much your stolen account IDs are worth online

Your stolen account IDs could be worth up to thousands of pounds on various marketplaces online, new research has revealed. Stolen credentials are listed for sale on marketplaces hiding on the dark web, with bank details commanding the highest price. Valuable information Cyber investigator Simon Migliano discovered that criminals are selling bank details, credit card […]

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Rev Magnetic – taking on the world, with Luke Sutherland

Rev Magnetic – taking on the world, with Luke Sutherland

A gig in Glasgow is a homecoming of sorts for Luke Sutherland – well, close to his Perthshire home, and offering the chance to meet friends, old and new. Supporting shoegaze legends Swervedriver on a UK tour, it’s a good match, though Rev Magnetic’s sound is rather more ethereal and dreamy than the at-times full-on […]

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This is how to find out what Instagram thinks your interests are

This is how to find out what Instagram thinks your interests are

Have you ever wondered how Instagram decides what to advertise to you on your feed? You can easily find out Instagram thinks your interests are – but be warned, the results might be wildly off base. How to find out? When you’re on the Instagram app you’ll want to: Open your setting which can be […]

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You can now apply for an internship to look after turtles in the Maldives this summer

You can now apply for an internship to look after turtles in the Maldives this summer

Are you looking for something different to do this summer? Are you an animal lover who can’t get enough of the sun? Then this unusual internship might be for you. Luxury resort Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is looking for one lucky intern to fly out to the its turtle rescue centre, The Olive Ridley Project, […]

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You will soon be legally entitled to fast broadband – here’s why

You will soon be legally entitled to fast broadband – here’s why

Every home in the UK will have the legal right to request access to a fast and affordable broadband connection from next year, under a new Ofcom scheme. The scheme will benefit around 620,000 homes and offices which are based in some of the most remote locations in the country. A ‘universal broadband service’ Ofcom […]

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You will no longer be charged daily and monthly overdraft fees – here’s why

You will no longer be charged daily and monthly overdraft fees – here’s why

Bank overdraft fees in the UK are changing in what has been described as the biggest overhaul of the banking system in a generation. You will no longer be charged daily or monthly fees for going into your overdraft. Banks and Building Societies will also not be allowed to charge higher for unplanned overdrafts than […]

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Doctor calls for MMR jab to be made law to avoid measles outbreak – do you agree?

Doctor calls for MMR jab to be made law to avoid measles outbreak – do you agree?

Failing to give your child the MMR jab should be against the law, according to one leading doctor. Dr Eleanor Draeger has written an article in the British Medical Journal calling for children to be banned from school if they haven’t been vaccinated against measles. “We would argue that the UK now needs to legislate […]

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Dog thefts are on the rise in the UK – this is the sign that yours is targeted

Dog thefts are on the rise in the UK – this is the sign that yours is targeted

Every year, thousands of British people go through the horror of having their family pet taken from them by thieves, it has been revealed. Shocking figures show that the number of dogs reported stolen in the UK has risen for the fourth year in a row, and now stands at five every day. The number […]

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Storm Miguel will bring thunder, hail, heavy rain and gales over next few days

Storm Miguel will bring thunder, hail, heavy rain and gales over next few days

The UK is set to be hit by wet and windy weather over the next few days as the aftermath of Storm Miguel, which is currently sweeping Spain, heads north. Storm Miguel is a low pressure system named by the Spanish Met service. Although this low pressure system is set to weaken by the time […]

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This car seat sold by Mothercare has been recalled after it failed a crash test

This car seat sold by Mothercare has been recalled after it failed a crash test

Parents should be aware that Mothercare has issued an urgent recall for a model of car seat manufactured by BabyStyle which it sold. The recall has been prompted after a Which? investigation. Why are the car seats being recalled? In April earlier this year, Which? issued a warning for parents to avoid using the BabyStyle […]

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You could get paid to travel the world and go on dates for a year – here’s how to apply

You could get paid to travel the world and go on dates for a year – here’s how to apply

If you’ve ever dreamt of travelling the world and finding love, one of the most popular dating apps is willing to pay you to do so. Bumble, the dating app where women have to message first to allow their crushes to contact them, is on the hunt for someone to join their team as a […]

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Apple wall plug adapters recalled over electric shock fears

Apple wall plug adapters recalled over electric shock fears

Apple is recalling its three-pronged wall plug adaptors over fears that they could break and cause electric shocks. The tech giant has found that if broken and metal parts are exposed there is a risk of shock to the user of they touch the adaptor. Which adaptors are affected? The AC wall plug adaptor should […]

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The new £50 note will be made with animal fat – and vegans aren’t happy

The new £50 note will be made with animal fat – and vegans aren’t happy

The new £50 notes will contain animal fat, the Bank of England has confirmed, despite previous outcry from vegan and religious groups. The plastic notes will be made from a polymer that contains tallow – an animal byproduct – following ‘careful consideration’ from the bank as part of putting the contract out to tender. Previously-introduced […]

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We could be facing a global Nutella shortage – here’s why

We could be facing a global Nutella shortage – here’s why

Workers at the world’s biggest Nutella factory have been on strike for over a week. With efforts to end the strike failing, raw materials of the beloved hazelnut spread are reportedly starting to “run short”. No more Nutella? The Villers-Ecalles factory makes a quarter of the world’s production of Nutella – it has an output […]

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Should sweets and soft drinks be sold in plain packaging to protect kids? Have your say

Should sweets and soft drinks be sold in plain packaging to protect kids? Have your say

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for the way unhealthy treats are packaged to be redesigned. The aim is to make the junk food appear less appealing to children. The report In their new report ‘Ending the Blame Game’, the IPPR looked to present a case to adopt a new approach to […]

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This is why you might not be able to use your leftover Euros on holiday

This is why you might not be able to use your leftover Euros on holiday

It is not uncommon for regular holidaymakers to have a stash of foreign currency leftover from previous trips – with the plan of using it when they next jet abroad. But those who plan to use leftover Euros when they next head to Europe have concerns that some notes may soon become worthless due to […]

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Apple is getting rid of the iTunes app – here’s what it means for you if you still use an iPod

Apple is getting rid of the iTunes app – here’s what it means for you if you still use an iPod

Apple has announced plans to shut down its popular iTunes app after an 18 year long run. The tech giant announced the news earlier this week (3 June) during its Worldwide Developers Conference, and is planning to replace the service with three different applications. Three media streaming apps Instead of having iTunes on your desktop, […]

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A breast cancer drug could be used to fight prostate cancer – here’s how it works

A breast cancer drug could be used to fight prostate cancer – here’s how it works

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, usually developing slowly, with many not noticing any signs for years. Each year, over 47,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, causing more than 11,000 deaths, explains Prostate Cancer UK. But those affected may soon be treated by a drug […]

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Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale on life with a different beat

Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale on life with a different beat

Musical partnerships are not always what they seem. In the case of Honeyblood – a guitar and drums duo since its inception in 2012 – the project has always been the songwriting vehicle of Stina Tweeddale. While hardly Spinal Tap in terms of percussionists, she lost first drummer Shona McVicar to the dentistry profession, and […]

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Here’s how you can win tickets to the 2019 Love Island final

Here’s how you can win tickets to the 2019 Love Island final

Two commercial partners of hit TV show Love Island have linked up with producers to offer competition winners the chance to attend the 2019 live final in Majorca. Mobile Phone manufacturer Samsung and travel company Jet2 Holidays have launched competitions that will see luck winners attend the final of the ITV2 reality programme. The new […]

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Why UK families want their own airport lounge

Why UK families want their own airport lounge

UK families say airports are not doing enough to cater for their needs – according to a new survey. The poll by Oliver’s Travels, coupled with a national project with Censuswide, reveals that despite nearly a third saying their holiday officially starts at the airport, families claim the standard of facilities needs to improve. Families […]

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This is why the RAF has relaxed its policy on tattoos

This is why the RAF has relaxed its policy on tattoos

In a bid to appeal to a wider pool of applicants, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has relaxed its rules regarding tattoos. Recruits have never been able to display body art in the RAF before. What are the rules now? Before, the restrictions on tattoos meant that any visible tattoos would disqualify an applicant. Now, […]

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You can now join Facebook groups where people buy you Wetherspoons food and drinks

You can now join Facebook groups where people buy you Wetherspoons food and drinks

Wetherspoons fans have set up Facebook groups where strangers can buy each other food and drinks. It is done using the chain’s app, which allows customers to avoid the queues at the bar by ordering online, providing their branch and table number. Since the app launched, cheeky pub goers have been using the system to […]

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These are the new WhatsApp features coming with the next update

These are the new WhatsApp features coming with the next update

New features coming with the next WhatsApp update have been unveiled. One addition to the popular messaging app is the introduction of a new way to communicate, using interactive buttons. Interactive buttons While details of the interactive buttons are still underwraps, the idea is that users will be able to tap on dedicated buttons that […]

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Why air pollution is killing 7 million people every year

Why air pollution is killing 7 million people every year

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air – and worldwide it causes one in nine deaths, killing seven million people every year. This week people across the globe will be marking World Environment Day and focusing on the problems of air pollution. In low- and middle-income countries, 98 per cent of cities with more […]

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