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Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

“On your knees, w****r!” screams a bandit with a strong West Country accent, in the opening episode of Sky’s major new historical drama Britannia. Moments later, a character unleashes previously hidden Jedi mind powers – complete with blurry screen effect. It’s fair to say that Britannia might not be the most accurate depiction of the […]

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Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

It started with healthy salads, yogurt pots, low-calorie sandwiches and flatbreads. Then they moved on to gluten-free ‘Balanced Choice’ soup, caramel lattes and focaccia-style pizza. Now Greggs – once a byword for unhealthy eating due to the popularity of its sausage rolls, steak bakes and sugary doughnuts – is considering selling vegan sandwiches. Currently, there […]

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Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

First impressions count, especially when meeting a prospective partner for the first time. However, before that crucial first date is even really under way, you may already be passing judgement – or being judged – solely on what drink you order. British dating app, Trueview conducted a survey of 1,000 people to find out how […]

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Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Old fashioned manners such as ‘ladies first’, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and keeping elbows off the table are all in danger of dying out. Never using swear words is a rule many of us struggle to stick to, along with holding doors open for the person behind you and not using your phone at […]

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Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Children who snack all day instead of eating just three meals a day are more likely to have tooth decay — as brushing their teeth can’t ward off the effects of sugary treats. A study based on a sample of nearly 4,000 pre-school children shows snacking habits are most strongly associated with decay. Researchers found […]

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Microwaves ‘could be as bad for environment as cars’

Microwaves ‘could be as bad for environment as cars’

Microwave ovens could be as bad for the environment as cars, suggests new research. The use of microwaves across the European Union (EU) alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly SEVEN MILLION cars, according to the study. University of Manchester researchers conducted the first ever comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of microwaves, considering […]

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Kiri episode two: Tobi goes in search of the truth as Miriam cracks

Kiri episode two: Tobi goes in search of the truth as Miriam cracks

*Spoilers up to and including episode two of Kiri* One of the best things about Jack Thorne’s Kiri so far has been its ability to keep us guessing. But if there’s one thing that’s certain in this intriguing four-part mini-series, it’s that the mystery of what happened to nine-year-old Kiri Akindele – and why – is […]

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In pictures: snow sweeps across Scotland and the north of England

In pictures: snow sweeps across Scotland and the north of England

Large parts of Scotland and northern England have been hit by snow yesterday and this morning. The unpredictable weather has caused major disruption across the country, but that hasn’t stopped amateur photographers from getting outdoors and sharing snowy scenes on Twitter and Instagram. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh The Scottish capital received several dustings of snow yesterday. […]

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Revealed: The UK’s burglary claims hotspots

Revealed: The UK’s burglary claims hotspots

The UK areas most prone to burglary insurance claims have been revealed, according to new research. Guildford is the UK’s top burglary claims hotspot, according to MoneySuperMarket’s annual Burglary Claims Tracker, which analysed over two million home insurance quotes run on its website over the last two years. The Surrey town, which didn’t feature at […]

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5 apps that will help you save money

5 apps that will help you save money

January is traditionally a month for money-saving resolutions, with many people forced to tighten the purse strings after going gung-ho with the plastic over Christmas and New Year. Indeed, according to new figures from National Debtline, almost eight million people are predicted to finish January behind with their finances, thanks to the festive spending frenzy. […]

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