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Sunburn warning after hottest April day for 69 years follows bad winter

Sunburn warning after hottest April day for 69 years follows bad winter

Sun-starved Brits could be putting themselves at risk of skin cancer by rushing to soak up the rays on the hottest April day for 69 years, warned experts. They fear that, after a long period of cold weather, many sun-worshippers may not ‘slip, slop, slap’ to protect themselves properly from harmful UV rays. The hottest […]

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Solved: the age-old mystery of what makes for a ‘splash’ of milk in a cup of tea

Solved: the age-old mystery of what makes for a ‘splash’ of milk in a cup of tea

Experts have solved the age-old mystery of what a splash of milk REALLY means when making a cup of tea. Researchers polled 2,000 UK adults and found that when people request a ‘splash’ of milk, they actually want 5ml – that’s precisely four fifths of a teaspoon. However, a splash shouldn’t be confused with a […]

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15 of Dale Winton’s most uplifting quotes about life – and Supermarket Sweep

15 of Dale Winton’s most uplifting quotes about life – and Supermarket Sweep

Tributes have been pouring in for TV game show legend Dale Winton who passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday. Paddy McGuinness called him “the perfect host”, while Davina McCall said he was “a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty”. Here are 15 of his most uplifting quotes, […]

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25 of the funniest quotes from Peter Kay’s Car Share

25 of the funniest quotes from Peter Kay’s Car Share

With the final episodes of Peter Kay’s Car Share coming to the BBC in May, fans have been eagerly awaiting an answer to one of comedy’s biggest will-they-won’t-they stories. To tide you over until the unscripted special and the grand finale, we’ve compiled 25 of the funniest quotes from the hit show. Crank up Forever […]

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These 17 refer-a-friend deals could earn you hundreds of pounds

These 17 refer-a-friend deals could earn you hundreds of pounds

The old adage goes that there is no such thing as a free lunch – but that doesn’t mean your second meal of the day can’t be easily earned. With companies increasingly offering refer-a-friend deals,  you can cash in on your loyalty. What is a refer-a-friend deal? These promotions essentially use current customers as salespeople, […]

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Is your favourite tea made with plastic?

Is your favourite tea made with plastic?

Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental issues of our time – and your favourite tea could be part of the problem. Despite good intentions from environmentally conscious tea drinkers, polypropylene (the thermoplastic polymer plastic used to heat seal tea bags) is preventing tea bags from fully biodegrading in compost bins. The war […]

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Quiz: How good is your vocabulary?

Quiz: How good is your vocabulary?

New research from Oxford University Press suggests that the vocabulary of four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary school is so limited that their grades are suffering. Teachers from schools surveyed during the study believe that the issue is getting worse, exacerbated by a drop in the number of children reading […]

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Going Live: the show that made Saturday mornings for 80s and 90s kids

Going Live: the show that made Saturday mornings for 80s and 90s kids

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the final broadcast of Going Live, the children’s TV programme that ran between 1987 and 1993, and revolutionised Saturday mornings for millions of kids. Presented by Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene, it was broadcast between Autumn and Spring, giving children (and some of their parents) a warm glow […]

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Would you wear a ‘period’ t-shirt that tells people when you are menstruating?

Would you wear a ‘period’ t-shirt that tells people when you are menstruating?

A new fashion line has been launched to fight the stigma surrounding periods. The “I’m On” campaign, launched by subscription period pamper service Pink Parcel, includes a range of t-shirts and sweaters which feature period positive slogans such as “I’m on cloud nine” and “I’m on. Period.” to encourage women to talk openly, and honestly, […]

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Expert advice for singletons as romance fraud cons Brits out of £41 million

Expert advice for singletons as romance fraud cons Brits out of £41 million

A cyber security expert has issued advice to singletons after it was revealed that thousands British victims of romance fraud were conned out of more than £41 million last year. A common scenario is for the fraudster to purport to be an army officer or special forces commando working in Iraq or Afghanistan and needing […]

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