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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics warn it’ll drain your battery

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics warn it’ll drain your battery

By Elizabeth Anderson Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses. Sweatcoin monitors your physical activity through your smartphone or Apple Watch, then assigns reward points that can […]

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Co-op cuts price of more than 600 products, including bananas and chicken

Co-op cuts price of more than 600 products, including bananas and chicken

By Elizabeth Anderson The supermarket price war has stepped up another notch, as the Co-op has today cut the price of hundreds of items. Bananas, mince beef and chicken breast fillets are among 640 products that have been reduced in price. Fairtrade bananas have fallen by 16p to 79p, the price of British mince beef […]

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Why did the partial Smiths reunion fall apart?

Why did the partial Smiths reunion fall apart?

Seminal Manchester rock band The Smiths have disappointed legions of fans after a promise of a partial reunion fell through soon after it was promised. Living up to the title of their Strangeways hit I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish, former members Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke and Craig Gannon pulled the plug on the self […]

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Primark launches new Beauty and the Beast sneakers

Primark launches new Beauty and the Beast sneakers

In another attempt to replicate the wild success of its 2017 Beauty and the Beast range, Primark has introduced new Disney sneakers which shoppers are already going wild for. The pink sneakers, which cost just £8.00, feature characters Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Chip and roses. The trainers have just been launched in stores but […]

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Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas in February

Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas in February

2018’s Oscar nominations have been announced – and a number of this year’s biggest contenders are about to land in the UK. Including three ‘Best Picture’ nominees. From dark comedies to coming-of-age dramas, here are five Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas over the coming weeks. Phantom Thread What is it? Featuring another immersive, powerhouse performance from […]

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Think your country is crowded? These maps reveal the truth about population density across Europe

Think your country is crowded? These maps reveal the truth about population density across Europe

Alasdair Rae, University of Sheffield It’s often said that England is the most densely populated large country in Europe – typically in discussions about the nation’s rising population, and the growing strain on public services. But it’s not true. With 426 people per km², as of 2016, England is densely populated when compared to most […]

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Does spending big in the football transfer window get results? Two experts crunch the data

Does spending big in the football transfer window get results? Two experts crunch the data

Rob Wilson, Sheffield Hallam University and Dan Plumley, Sheffield Hallam University Football clubs in the English Premier League have found this month’s transfer window an expensive experience. With Liverpool breaking the world record for a defender, with the signing of Virgil van Dijk and sale of Phillipe Coutinho to Barcelona, for a fee rising to […]

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Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found. Two thirds of those aged 11 to 20 were not getting the recommended amount of shut eye and nearly three quarters are on social media for at least an hour a day. And the more a teen […]

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Wetherspoon’s across the UK pull Tuesday steak club night due to supply problem

Wetherspoon’s across the UK pull Tuesday steak club night due to supply problem

by Daisy Wyatt Wetherspoon’s customers looking forward to Tuesday steak club were left disappointed after the pub chain ran out of sirloin, rump and gammon. The pub chain had to pull its popular steak club across all 900 branches due to a supply problem. JD Wetherspoon apologised in a statement to customers for the “inconvenience”. […]

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Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

With the nominees announced for the 90th Academy Awards, speculation over potential winners is well and truly afoot. With riders in all 24 categories announced, punters are beginning to place their bets on the likely winners. Take a look at the bookies’ favourites for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Best Picture […]

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