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Wetherspoons is slashing the price of drinks in honour of Brexit – here’s what’s included

Wetherspoons is slashing the price of drinks in honour of Brexit – here’s what’s included

With the UK’s departure from the European Union fast approaching, Wetherspoons is slashing the price of its drinks to mark the historic occasion. The pub chain is cutting the price of 10 drinks, including a number of beers and vodkas, from Brexit day, on Friday 31 January. ‘Let’s stay friends’ Dubbed the ‘Let’s stay friends’ […]

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This is your last chance to get £5.99 flights in the Ryanair seat sale

This is your last chance to get £5.99 flights in the Ryanair seat sale

If you fancy booking a last minute trip away or want to explore a new city, then Ryanair’s seat sale is offering flights across Europe from just £5.99 – but you’ll have to be quick. The flight sale (which ends tomorrow, 22 Jan) is slashing prices for trips to popular destinations, from a variety of […]

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Making an emotional connection – Folk, jazz and electropop collide for Yorkston Thorne Khan

Making an emotional connection – Folk, jazz and electropop collide for Yorkston Thorne Khan

It seems apt that Yorkston Thorne Khan are choosing the Celtic Connections festival to launch their third album. However, James Yorkston isn’t so sure. “I’d think it would be one of the worst to actually sell,” he smiles. “Jazz double bass, classical Indian sarangi player plus guitar?” “I suppose it does fit very well for […]

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Infectious SARS-like virus originating in China continues to spread – this is what you need to know

Infectious SARS-like virus originating in China continues to spread – this is what you need to know

With over 200 infected and four deaths attributed to the virus, the strain is causing concern due to its connection to SARS, which killed almost 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong between 2002 and 2003. Where known cases have been found These are the following areas where cases have been confirmed: Beijing, five […]

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These are the cheapest supermarkets for buying big name brands

These are the cheapest supermarkets for buying big name brands

Finding ways to shave some money off of your weekly shop can help your money go much further over the course of the year. However, you also don’t want to miss out on your favourite brands when it comes to certain items – your morning cuppa just isn’t quite the same if the brand isn’t […]

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UK issues a commemorative coin celebrating rock band Queen – here’s how to get one and how much they cost

UK issues a commemorative coin celebrating rock band Queen – here’s how to get one and how much they cost

Rock band Queen have made history as the first British band to appear alongside Queen Elizabeth II on a commemorative coin. The Queen coins from the Royal Mint are here to celebrate the legacy of the iconic band and kick off the Royal Mint’s Music Legends series. Queen coins The Royal Mint has released a […]

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You could live rent free on a beautiful remote Irish island – here’s how

You could live rent free on a beautiful remote Irish island – here’s how

Are you looking for a change of scenery, the chance to live on an Irish island rent free and the opportunity to work with your best friend? If that sounds up your street, this experience from Great Blasket Island might just be the perfect thing for you – this is everything you need to know. […]

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British Airways has issued a final deadline for customers affected by its data breach – here’s how to claim

British Airways has issued a final deadline for customers affected by its data breach – here’s how to claim

British Airways (BA) customers affected by two data breaches in 2018 have just one year to claim compensation from the airline. Hackers stole an estimated 500,000 customers’ personal and payment card details who had purchased flights via the airline’s official website, app and Avios, the airline’s reward scheme. Affected customers could be due thousands of […]

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A rare Paddington Bear Tower of London 50p has sold for £300 on eBay – here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare Paddington Bear Tower of London 50p has sold for £300 on eBay – here’s how to tell if you have one

A 50p coin commemorating Paddington Bear has sold for 600 times its face value. The rare coin, which shows the bear from Darkest Peru standing outside the Tower of London, sold for £300. While it’s not been confirmed whether the coin was in mint condition or not, the image used on the 50p’s eBay page […]

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You can win a free item from Lidl’s bakery every day for a year with their new ‘gold card’

You can win a free item from Lidl’s bakery every day for a year with their new ‘gold card’

Lidl is offering customers the chance to win a year’s supply of free food from their bakeries – today (20 Jan) only. The budget supermarket chain has unveiled a ‘Lidl Bakery Gold Card’ which will grant the carrier a free item from one of its bakeries every day. In a tweet, the company said, “We’re […]

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This is when the Brexit 50p coin will enter circulation – and how you can get one

This is when the Brexit 50p coin will enter circulation – and how you can get one

Millions of new 50p coins are due to be minted and released into circulation this month, to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union. Keen coin collectors will be able to get their hands on the commemorative 50p from Friday 31 January 2020 – the so-called ‘Brexit day’. Limited edition coins Around three million […]

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Hundreds of Nationwide customers have been charged twice – here’s how to check if you’re affected

Hundreds of Nationwide customers have been charged twice – here’s how to check if you’re affected

Nationwide has accidentally charged hundreds of its credit card customers twice – forcing many into financial difficulty as a result. The mistake was first uncovered by financial advice group MoneySavingExpert.com, who found that the bank had pushed many beyond their overdraft limits. What happened? Nationwide customers were charged twice for payments they made on the […]

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Sir David Attenborough is the nation’s dream Prime Minister – who would you choose?

Sir David Attenborough is the nation’s dream Prime Minister – who would you choose?

Sir David Attenborough has been named the nation’s dream Prime Minister. A poll of 2,000 adults has revealed who they would really like to see running the country. The popular naturalist beat close rivals Stephen Fry and Richard Branson to be named the person who should have moved into 10 Downing Street. Attenborough’s calming tones, […]

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Full list of HMV stores closing down – and the ones that have been saved

Full list of HMV stores closing down – and the ones that have been saved

Music retailer HMV has announced that it will be closing some of their stores across the UK. Closing down signs have appeared in many of its stores, which are also advertising ‘everything must go’ sales. HMV closing down The music retailer, which was saved last year after it fell into administration, has stated that the […]

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You could get paid £17k to be a ‘professional hen party tester’ – here’s how to apply

You could get paid £17k to be a ‘professional hen party tester’ – here’s how to apply

Powering through a nine-to-five day is the working life many people are used to, and the daily grind can naturally take its toll from time to time. If you’re fed up with your current routine and have been mulling over a career change, a unique opportunity is up for grabs that is world away from […]

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1,300 cases of bladder cancer caused by a chemical found in drinking water – what you need to know

1,300 cases of bladder cancer caused by a chemical found in drinking water – what you need to know

A new study has revealed that 9.2 per cent of bladder cancer cases in the UK are caused by a chemical found in tap water. The UK is one of nine countries in the EU that was found to exceed the ‘safe limit’ of the chemical. What is the chemical? The chemical is known as […]

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This is how to find out if you have savings in a forgotten Child Trust fund – and how to recover them if you do

This is how to find out if you have savings in a forgotten Child Trust fund – and how to recover them if you do

Did you put money away for your child in a fund years ago and have only just remembered about it? If so, thousands of children’s forgotten savings are set to be moved into Isa accounts automatically, in order to stop them from losing any tax-free benefits. Forgotten Child Trust Funds According to OneFamily, around six […]

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ASK Italian fined £40k for misleading customers with fake ‘luxury lobster’

ASK Italian fined £40k for misleading customers with fake ‘luxury lobster’

ASK Italian has been fined £40,000 for misleading customers by selling a ‘luxury lobster’ dish that had been artificially flavoured. The restaurant chain’s lobster and king prawn dish was found to be largely made up of artificially flavoured white fish. Only 35% lobster Trading Standards discovered that the most expensive dish on the menu at […]

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Spotify has launched playlists and podcasts specifically for pets – here’s what’s on them

Spotify has launched playlists and podcasts specifically for pets – here’s what’s on them

If your pet enjoys a good tune or gets lonely when you leave the house, then Spotify might have the perfect solution. The audio streaming company has brought out a range of playlists which are specifically designed to soothe furry friends. Pet playlists The pet playlists are based on subscribers’ own musical tastes, alongside the […]

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A free Google Chrome extension can warn you if your passwords have been hacked – here’s how to get it

A free Google Chrome extension can warn you if your passwords have been hacked – here’s how to get it

With so much of our lives revolving around using the internet, be it for work or for leisure, keeping your passwords and account details safe should be a high priority for everyone. Many websites pose a threat to our online security, but there is an extension from Google Chrome which aims to keep you and […]

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Going to the cinema counts as a ‘light workout’ – according to scientists

Going to the cinema counts as a ‘light workout’ – according to scientists

Going to the cinema has been a beloved pastime for many of us, and with the Oscars right around the corner, there are loads of must see films that are required viewing. Now it seems you don’t have to feel guilty about choosing a movie night over the gym, since a new study has found […]

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This is how low income families can get free or discounted fridges, cookers and furniture

This is how low income families can get free or discounted fridges, cookers and furniture

Those on a lower income can access a multitude of grants and discounts, which are available to help them buy essential white goods for their homes. Who offers free or reduced cost appliances? The appliances – which include fridges and cookers – are offered by charities, nonprofit organisations, the Government, and private companies. Grants on […]

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Why might Scotland ban under 12s from heading footballs and will the rest of the UK do the same?

Why might Scotland ban under 12s from heading footballs and will the rest of the UK do the same?

The Scottish Football Association said on Thursday it was finalising its proposals to become the first European country to impose such restrictions. Here’s everything you need to know about the ban and what it means for the rest of the UK. Games between under 12s have been found to feature very few headers anyway. Picture: […]

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Spicy chicken nuggets will soon disappear from the McDonald’s menu – here’s when

Spicy chicken nuggets will soon disappear from the McDonald’s menu – here’s when

Spicy chicken nuggets are set to vanish from the McDonald’s menu this month, along with two other popular items. Fans have less than two weeks to enjoy the spicy twist on the classic nuggets before they disappear on 28 January 2020. No more spicy nuggets Spicy chicken nuggets first landed on the McDonald’s menu in […]

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You can get a free milkshake from McDonald’s today – here’s how

You can get a free milkshake from McDonald’s today – here’s how

You can get a free milkshake from McDonald’s today only (Thu 15 Jan), as part of the company’s January giveaway. The offer, which started on January 4 and runs until January 26 2020, will give customers access to 24 deals in 23 days. So far this month, the fast food giant has given away free […]

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These are all of the zodiac animals in the Chinese calendar – and what they represent

These are all of the zodiac animals in the Chinese calendar – and what they represent

Chinese New Year is the grandest and most important festival in China, spanning seven days of celebration. Unlike the universal New Year observed on 1 January, Chinese New Year never takes place on a fixed date – instead it occurs according to the Chinese lunar calendar. When is Chinese New Year? This year, Chinese New […]

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Dashcam footage shows the moment a hero lorry driver drags a woman from her burning car – seconds before it exploded

Dashcam footage shows the moment a hero lorry driver drags a woman from her burning car – seconds before it exploded

This is the incredible moment a hero lorry driver dragged a young woman from a burning car – seconds before it exploded in a fireball. If you can’t see the video, watch it here John Rastrick, 65, was driving his HGV northbound on the M1 when two cars crashed just yards in front of him. […]

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Your iPhone charging cable could soon be useless as EU ruling may force Apple to change them

Your iPhone charging cable could soon be useless as EU ruling may force Apple to change them

Old iPhone cables could soon be rendered useless as Apple may be forced to change its charging lead yet again under new rules. The European Parliament is currently debating whether to force the adoption of a ‘common charger’ for all new mobile phones – meaning the tech company would have to ‘Common charger’ If the […]

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Chinese New Year 2020 – when is it and why does the date change?

Chinese New Year 2020 – when is it and why does the date change?

Celebrated by the 1.4 billion people in China as well as millions of expats and those with Chinese heritage across the globe, Chinese New Year is one of the biggest parties on the planet. With fireworks lighting up the sky, lots to eat and red envelopes full of money for the kids, it’s a time […]

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This is the most recent safety advice for Philippines travel after a volcano eruption

This is the most recent safety advice for Philippines travel after a volcano eruption

British tourists travelling to the Philippines could be faced with disruption as authorities are currently evacuating the area following the eruption of Taal Volcano. Hundreds of flights have been affected over the last few days, with Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – formerly known as Manila International Airport – temporarily suspending some of its operations […]

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