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When is Lent 2020? Start and finish dates, why it’s observed for 40 days and the meaning behind the fast

When is Lent 2020? Start and finish dates, why it’s observed for 40 days and the meaning behind the fast

Lent is an annual religious observance in the Christian calendar that takes place ahead of Easter – but what is the meaning behind the 40 day fasting period? This is everything you need to know about Lent 2020, including what it signifies, when it begins and how long it lasts for. What is Lent? Lent […]

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Nurses are being trained to carry out surgery in order to ease NHS waiting times

Nurses are being trained to carry out surgery in order to ease NHS waiting times

Nursing staff are being encouraged to undertake a two year course to become ‘surgical care practitioners’ as part of a drive to ease waiting times – but critics say it will make the nursing shortage even worse. Those who qualify will be able to assist during major surgeries, such as heart bypasses, as well as […]

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The cost of flying abroad could be about to drop by £90 per person

The cost of flying abroad could be about to drop by £90 per person

The cost of flying abroad could be significantly cheaper this year, thanks to plans to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) in half by the end of 2020. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing pressure to halve the charges in the Budget, which could slash the price of a plane ticket by up to £90 per person […]

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Tenerife’s Costa Adeje Hotel is under quarantine as first coronavirus case confirmed – is it safe to travel there?

Tenerife’s Costa Adeje Hotel is under quarantine as first coronavirus case confirmed – is it safe to travel there?

The deadly coronavirus Covid-19 – which has infected 80,000 people worldwide and claimed the lives of over 2,700 – has reached the popular resort island of Tenerife. The Canary Islands’ health authorities confirmed on Monday (24 February) that an Italian man had tested positive for the virus. The man is believed to be a doctor […]

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This is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic as coronavirus has now reached 37 countries

This is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic as coronavirus has now reached 37 countries

Fears are growing that the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus could soon be declared a pandemic, as the virus continues to spread across more countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has currently categorised the outbreak as an epidemic with multiple locations, but it is now at the ‘tipping point’ of becoming a pandemic as new […]

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Coronavirus declared a ‘serious and imminent threat to public health’ as cases surpass 80,000 – these are the signs and symptoms

Coronavirus declared a ‘serious and imminent threat to public health’ as cases surpass 80,000 – these are the signs and symptoms

The deadly coronavirus – officially named Covid-19 by the World Health organisation – has been declared by the government as a “serious and imminent threat to public health”, as it introduced new powers to help deal with the spread. Under new measures announced on Monday (10 Feb), the Department of Health said that people with […]

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McDonald’s is selling pancakes all day today – and you can get them delivered for free

McDonald’s is selling pancakes all day today – and you can get them delivered for free

With today, 25 February, officially marking Pancake Day 2020, one fast food chain is tempting the masses to indulge in maximum pancake consumption. If you’re a keen pancake lover, but don’t have the time, energy or skills to make your own, then don’t worry – McDonald’s has you covered. Pancakes all day McDonald’s and pancake […]

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This dramatic helicopter footage shows the moment police arrested a gang of burglars – after they tried to hide up a tree

This dramatic helicopter footage shows the moment police arrested a gang of burglars – after they tried to hide up a tree

Around 20 officers began chasing the trio of thieves after they were discovered robbing a number of farms and countryside properties in rural North Yorkshire. If you can’t see the video, watch it here Abraham Fox, 28, Ross Sutcliffe, 29, and 48 year-old William Lowther fled on foot before a police helicopter with on-board thermal […]

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Virgin’s new cruise ship has its own tattoo parlour, cocktail mixology sessions and drag-themed brunches

Virgin has made its mark with trains and planes, but the company is now taking to the waters, with the launch of its first ever first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady. But this adults-only cruise liner is doing something a little different from the traditional cruise, by offering a multitude of innovative on-board experiences. What is […]

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Here’s how to stop Alexa eavesdropping on you in your own home

Here’s how to stop Alexa eavesdropping on you in your own home

Alexa and Google Home devices are the most popular smart home hubs, giving users an effortless way to manage their home, life, and entertainment. Increasingly, however, more unnerving revelations are made about Amazon and Google listening to customers in their own home. A BBC Panorama documentary aired last week outlined exactly how much data Amazon […]

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