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One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

January 20 marks a year since President Donald Trump moved into the White House. It’s been anything, but uneventful. Rarely has a week gone by without a shadow of controversy looming over the outspoken and erratic leader of the free world. Some of his most bizarre outbursts, rants and statements have been delivered over social […]

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The Damned’s spirit of punk

The Damned’s spirit of punk

Paul Gray, perhaps improbably, has a couple of things in common with myself. A love of punk rock… and dodgy hearing. It was at a memorably loud and raucous show by his former band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, where I was first deafened by his bass guitar – “I remember bits of plaster falling from the […]

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Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga ‘no better for heart health than practicing at room temperature’

Trendy hot yoga is no more effective at improving heart health than practicing at room temperature, a new study revealed. Hot, or Bikram, yoga is increasingly popular around the world and involves 26 poses performed in a room heated to 40°C (104F). But until now little was known about the health benefits of Bikram yoga, […]

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Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

Artist recreates sexist adverts from 1950s – but reverses gender roles

These amazing photos show sexist adverts from the 1950s recreated to show the gender roles reversed. An artist fed up by the antiquated views of his uncles took original adverts from the Mad Men era and gave them a modern twist – with men at the receiving end. One advert for a beer brand depicts […]

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10 completely free and fun things to do in Blackpool

10 completely free and fun things to do in Blackpool

Blackpool may attract visitors for its entertainment shows and amusements, but there are plenty of fun things to do in the town that won’t cost you a penny. Visit the beach Make the most of your visit to the seaside in good weather and spend a relaxing day on the golden sands of Blackpool Beach. […]

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ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

ASDA and Aldi to ban the sale of energy drinks to under-16s

From March under-16s will be banned from buying high-caffeine energy drinks from Asda and Aldi. The supermarkets now join Waitrose in the regulation of energy drinks. The move comes after pressure from campaigners amid growing health concerns on the impact of caffeine and sugar on children. From March customers will be required to show I.D […]

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Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

Primary school bans anti-bullying book after mum complains about racist language

A primary school has banned an anti-bullying book after a mum complained about the word ‘P***’ being used in a chapter about racist abuse. Jay Desai, 39, claimed she was horrified when her nine-year-old daughter was told by teachers to read ‘Deadly Letter’ by Mary Hoffman. The book, published in 1990, tells the fictional story […]

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The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep headline this rousing and timely drama from director Steven Spielberg. Scripted by Liz Hannah (with a polish from Spotlight writer Josh Singer), the film centres on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. However, though the film depicts events from 46 […]

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Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco has delayed changes to its loyalty rewards scheme, following an angry reaction from its customers and consumer groups. The supermarket chain wrote to  millions of Clubcard users earlier this week, informing them it had “simplified” its rewards scheme. The changes, originally were due to come into effect without notice from this Monday, would involve […]

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Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu cases have soared more than two and a half times in just a fortnight – fuelled by the deadly ‘Aussie’ bug, according to new research. About 31,300 patients in England visited their GP last week – a rise of almost 153 per cent since the start of the year. The virus is affecting older […]

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