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This is how you can get paid £1K a week to live on a luxury yacht

This is how you can get paid £1K a week to live on a luxury yacht

Lazing around on the water is usually a holiday activity, but one company is offering the unique opportunity to earn money aboard luxurious yachts in a professional capacity. HushHush.com is recruiting a reviewer to test yachts before they are listed for sale, earning a salary of £1,000 per week. Living in luxury The luxury online […]

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Mother slams TUI for charging her to cancel daughter’s free holiday place

Mother slams TUI for charging her to cancel daughter’s free holiday place

A mother is calling on travel firm TUI to “put things right” and cancel out a £200 fine they imposed on her for cancelling her daughter’s free place on a family holiday to Spain. Gemma Disson, from Cardiff, had plans to travel to Menorca in May with her partner and four year old daughter, but […]

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This is how you could win a year’s supply of Parma Violets

This is how you could win a year’s supply of Parma Violets

If you are something of a sweet tooth, you could bag yourself a year’s supply of treats as part of a nationwide competition run by the makers of Parma Violets, Swizzels. The confectionery brand is on the hunt for the ‘biggest fan’ of their iconic purple sweets, and the chosen winner will be rewarded with […]

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Poll: Would you go to an alcohol-free pub?

Poll: Would you go to an alcohol-free pub?

Pub openings in Dublin are usually greeted with a long night of music and Guiness, but not in The Virgin Mary – the first alcohol-free bar in the Irish capital. The bar, run by Burton-on-Trent man Vaughn Yates, is a refurbished furniture shop in Dublin, seats 30, and offers a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, beers […]

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These are the communities at risk of evacuation as flood threat increases

These are the communities at risk of evacuation as flood threat increases

Whole communities could be forced to move because of the risk of serious long-term flooding, the Environment Agency has warned. Chairwoman Emma Howard Boyd said that rising water levels caused by global warming could displace people in the UK. Planners told to prepare for the worst She said that England’s flood planners must prepare for […]

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WhatsApp will stop working for these smartphones within the next year

WhatsApp will stop working for these smartphones within the next year

Thousands of WhatsApp users could soon lose access to the messaging service, as it announces it is to withdraw support for some smartphones. Users who are running the app on any version of the Windows operating system may see features stop functioning at any time. Who will be affected? WhatsApp will cease to work on […]

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This is everything you need to throw a Eurovision party at home

This is everything you need to throw a Eurovision party at home

by Sally Hickey It’s nearly that time of year again, where European countries (and Australia) battle it out to win the Eurovision song contest. Have you cleared your weekend of plans? Are you dusting off your sequins and warming up your vocal chords? For those brave souls hosting a Eurovision party, we have eased the […]

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Warning released over microwavable wheat bag heat pack after one started a fire

Warning released over microwavable wheat bag heat pack after one started a fire

A wheat bag heat pack has been blamed for setting fire to a bed in north London. Wheat bags are marketed as a comfortable alternative to a hot water bottle to relieve pain or ward off winter chills. They are heated in microwaves and popular with the elderly to relieve arthritis, rheumatism and muscle and […]

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This ‘ugly’ dog is looking for a home – could you be her new owner?

This ‘ugly’ dog is looking for a home – could you be her new owner?

A Chinese crested dog called Morissa is searching for a new owner who can embrace her for her unusual looks. The RSPCA are looking for a dog lover who will be able to give Morissa the care she needs. Too ugly for a home? A Chinese crested, Morissa has some unique and distinctive features. As […]

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These flats with stunning countryside views are on the market for just 10p each – here’s what they look like

These flats with stunning countryside views are on the market for just 10p each – here’s what they look like

An apartment block set in stunning countryside has gone up for auction, and the asking price is just 10p per flat. The 10 one bedroom apartments that make up the block called Yr Hafan – meaning ‘haven’ in Welsh – are available to buy at a starting price of £1 for the lot. The auctioneer […]

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Drinking wine prevents sore throats and dental plaque – according to scientists

Drinking wine prevents sore throats and dental plaque – according to scientists

If you are fond of indulging in a glass of wine on an evening, enjoying your favourite tipple could actually be beneficial to your health. Drinking wine can help to fend off the germs that cause sore throats and dental plaque as it serves as a disinfectant, according to findings from a new study. Antioxidant […]

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These are the ovarian cancer signs and symptoms you need to know about

These are the ovarian cancer signs and symptoms you need to know about

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to grow and divide in an uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. It is one of the most common types of cancer in women – but do you know the disease’s signs and symptoms? Symptoms of ovarian cancer According to the NHS, common symptoms of ovarian […]

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‘Thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy’ – Harry and Meghan speak following birth of royal baby

‘Thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy’ – Harry and Meghan speak following birth of royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have described their new baby boy as having the “sweetest temperament” as they showed him off in public for the first time. Posing for pictures in St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, only two days after the new prince’s birth, the Duchess said, “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing.” The […]

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These are ways you can help fight climate change

These are ways you can help fight climate change

Every day we are hearing more about how climate change is already affecting our planet, endangering species and threatening our future. People have taken to the streets in protest about what they see as a lack of action from the UK government and world powers as part of the Extinction Rebellion movement. But what can […]

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You can now apply to be on Couples Come Dine With Me – if you have what it takes

You can now apply to be on Couples Come Dine With Me – if you have what it takes

The nation loves sitting down to watch dinner party competition TV programme Come Dine With Me – but do you fancy your chances at becoming the host with the most? If you’re a whizz in the kitchen, now might be your time to shine. Couples Come Dine With Me is looking for Scottish applicants to […]

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Shocking ambulance call-out figures revealed for ‘satanic mill’ ASOS and JD Sports warehouses

Shocking ambulance call-out figures revealed for ‘satanic mill’ ASOS and JD Sports warehouses

ASOS and JD Sports have been accused of running their warehouses like “dark satanic mills” after figures were revealed showing the high number of ambulance call-outs to their sites. Ambulances were called out a total of 45 times last year to an ASOS warehouse in Little Houghton near Barnsley, while there were 40 call-outs to […]

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French air traffic control strike to cause hundreds of flight cancellations and delays

French air traffic control strike to cause hundreds of flight cancellations and delays

A French air traffic strike could see hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed in the coming days. The industrial action is set to cause problems for thousands of travellers whose route would normally pass through French airspace. The action is due to begin at 6pm (UK time) today (8 May) and end around 5am on […]

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Politicians urged to introduce £100 tax free every week – but only in some communities

Politicians urged to introduce £100 tax free every week – but only in some communities

A system where people should receive £100 a week tax free instead of traditional benefits should be tested in the UK, a new report has recommended. The report, backed by the Labour Party, was written by Guy Standing of the Progressive Economy Forum. It states that a version of universal basic income should be piloted […]

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These are the laws around leaving dogs in cars – and what to do if you spot one in distress

These are the laws around leaving dogs in cars – and what to do if you spot one in distress

With Scotland’s summer temperatures predicted to soar, the Scottish SPCA has issued a warning regarding leaving dogs in cars. Last year’s heatwave saw a surge in reports of dogs being left in hot cars. Even the recent warm weather over the Easter weekend saw the charity receiving 43 concerned calls regarding the welfare of dogs […]

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Tesco and Harrods issue urgent product recall over E.Coli risk – here are all the food items affected

Tesco and Harrods issue urgent product recall over E.Coli risk – here are all the food items affected

An urgent warning has been issued by leading supermarkets due to fears a number of products may contain potentially fatal E.Coli. Customers who have recently been shopping in Tesco or Harrods are being urged to avoid eating two products from Fromagerie Alpine due to the possible contamination of the bacteria. Urgent health warning Tesco has […]

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Why caring consumers are buying more ethical goods – and what you think of the fight against plastic

Why caring consumers are buying more ethical goods – and what you think of the fight against plastic

Shoppers are buying more ethically than ever before – according to new research. Figures show that last year the nation spent £8.2bn on ethical food and drink, including organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified products. Over the past five years, sales of ethical food and drink have shot up by 43 […]

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This is how much Diet Coke you can drink before it could trigger diabetes

This is how much Diet Coke you can drink before it could trigger diabetes

Studies examining the use of sweeteners in soft drinks indicate that drinking too much Diet Coke and other diet drinks could trigger diabetes. Scientists from the University of Adelaide claim their research shows that sweeteners, such as aspartame, affects the good bacteria in your gut, potentially triggering diabetes. However, the findings are disputed with others […]

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Generation Trainspotting: Why heroin and crack use is soaring among the middle-aged

Generation Trainspotting: Why heroin and crack use is soaring among the middle-aged

“I’m quite lucky to still be around,” says ex-heroin and crack cocaine user Les Chandler. Les began taking drugs at just 13 years old and by his fifties he was on five different substances, had tried rehabilitation six times, had two marriage breakdowns and had spent time in prison. “I was close to death,” he […]

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Siobhan Wilson’s French connection

Siobhan Wilson’s French connection

I have a lot of ground to cover with Siobhan Wilson – from her childhood in the highlands to her new album, but firstly, given that our chat takes place the day after fire devastated Notre Dame Cathedral, of the five years she spent in Paris. “I used to sit in the gardens for lunch,” […]

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This is everything you need to know about the new royal baby

This is everything you need to know about the new royal baby

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of a baby boy, with Prince Harry and Meghan both reportedly delighted with the baby’s arrival. The Duchess went into labour overnight, with the baby delivered at 5.26am this morning (Monday 6 May) weighing 7lbs 3oz, and Prince Harry was present for the birth. Royal […]

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Go Ahead cereal bars have been urgently recalled – here’s everything you need to know

Go Ahead cereal bars have been urgently recalled – here’s everything you need to know

An urgent warning has been issued for anyone who has purchased a Go Ahead Nutty Crunch Hazelnut bar. It has been discovered that some packs of the product may contain peanuts – an ingredient not mentioned anywhere on the label. Contaminated bars In the warning notice, issued by the Food Standards Agency, the bars are […]

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Line of Duty: the best reactions to the gripping season five finale

Line of Duty: the best reactions to the gripping season five finale

Corruption-laced police drama Line of Duty has been gripping the British viewing public for months, with the final episode of its most recent series airing last night (Sun 5 May). Here are some of the best social media reactions from fans of the programme. Everyone had to share their admiration for one of the series’ […]

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These are the most commonly stolen hotel room items

These are the most commonly stolen hotel room items

Some call it cheap, some call it thrifty, but everyone has taken a hotel freebie home at some point. But according to data gathered by Bolsover Cruise Club, when coming back from our holidays, British people are stealing a massive £3 million worth of tea bags from hotels every year. And, it turns out, that’s […]

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A mum whose daughter took her own life says a Netflix TV show is to blame

A mum whose daughter took her own life says a Netflix TV show is to blame

The mother of a 12 year old who took her own life in 2017 has warned fellow parents against allowing their children to watch the Netflix TV series, 13 Reasons Why. The already controversial programme focuses on the story of a teenager who posthumously explains her own suicide via 13 video recordings. Rachael Warburton – […]

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Watch the dramatic moment a car crashes into a river following a high-speed police chase

Watch the dramatic moment a car crashes into a river following a high-speed police chase

The above short video shows the moment a car crashes into a stream following a high-speed police chase through a public park. Officers in an unmarked blue BMW pursued a suspected stolen white Audi for 10 minutes at around 11am on Saturday (4 May) morning. A dramatic chase The five second clip captures the end […]

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