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Tom Hardy’s new monster movie Venom: here’s everything you need to know

Tom Hardy’s new monster movie Venom: here’s everything you need to know

Tom Hardy has played a lot of things over the years. But Venom might be his strangest role yet. The outlandish superhero/supervillain blockbuster isn’t due to hit cinemas until October. Yet in a week where comic book fever is already heightened by the imminent release of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s already gaining a great deal of […]

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Travel warnings – is your holiday destination considered safe or at risk this year?

Travel warnings – is your holiday destination considered safe or at risk this year?

You may have seen reports that holidays to Tunisia and Egypt are back on the menu for British tourists this summer. But what is the government advice for travel to the regions as well as other tourist destinations such as Russia, where the World Cup will be held this summer, or Mexico, where escalating drugs […]

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Argos recalls fan heater over risk of burning and electric shocks

Argos recalls fan heater over risk of burning and electric shocks

Argos is recalling a range of fan heaters due to fears they could burn users and could cause electrical shocks. Anyone having bought a Simple Value 2Kw Upright Fan Heater is being urged to return it to the store to receive a full refund. The heaters being recalled by the retailer have catalogue number 730/9687 […]

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Last Toys R Us stores close with 70 per cent off sale

Last Toys R Us stores close with 70 per cent off sale

The remaining Toys R Us  will close today, with a company-wide sale offering 70 per cent off remaining stock. Customers in towns including Belfast, Sheffield, Derby and Dundee should be able to pick up a last-minute bargain before the end of the shopping day. The company is not longer accepting returns or offering refunds, and www.toysrus.co.uk […]

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Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Simon Baker, University of York While plaintiff offered evidence that consumption of coffee increases the risk of harm to the fetus, to infants, to children and to adults, defendants’ medical and epidemiology experts testified that they had no opinion on causation. California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle, proposed ruling on Council for Education and Research […]

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There’s a new ‘private school only’ dating app – why I won’t be using Toffee Dating

There’s a new ‘private school only’ dating app – why I won’t be using Toffee Dating

Zoe Strimpel, University of Sussex I do sympathise with Lydia Davis, who has launched a new dating app called Toffee Dating, “for people on the posher end of the spectrum”. She was tired of feeling “overwhelmed” at the “dearth of potential partners” and thought others might feel the same. Others who, having been to private […]

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Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

It’s not unknown that accents and dialects vary greatly throughout the UK, depending on the area you’re from. Whether it’s Cockney rhyming slang, Scouse accents in Liverpool, unique colloquial phrases in Yorkshire, or completely different dialects throughout the nation, there is huge diversity in the linguistic map of Britain. With this comes a multitude of […]

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The funniest quotes about being English

The funniest quotes about being English

As it’s St George’s Day – and Jeremy Corbyn is even calling for it to become a new Bank Holiday – what better time to salute the healthy dose of humour and self-deprecation synonymous with England? Here are 24 of the funniest quotes on what it means to be English, from English people of note – […]

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The funniest reactions from people who are indifferent about the royal baby

The funniest reactions from people who are indifferent about the royal baby

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, where she is in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace has said. The Duchess was taken to the Lindo wing of St Mary’s earlier this morning with the Duke of Cambridge where she will give birth to their third child. Whether […]

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Want to increase your social media likes? Get a pet

Want to increase your social media likes? Get a pet

The quickest way to boost your likes on social media is with the help of a four-legged friend, according to new research. A whopping 90 per cent of people have admitted they are more likely to engage with a post if it shows an animal, the report from network Three found. The new insight suggests […]

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