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DNA testing could be used to catch out culprits who don’t clean up after their pets – would you register your dog?

DNA testing could be used to catch out culprits who don’t clean up after their pets – would you register your dog?

Dog fouling could potentially land owners in court, but the presence of dog poo on the streets still remains. One council in Essex has had enough of irresponsible dog owners not picking up after their pets. Dog DNA testing Tony Cox, a council leader in Southend, has announced a proposal for DNA testing to prosecute […]

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Is it safe to travel to Egypt? Government safety rating and terrorism risk for visiting Brits

Is it safe to travel to Egypt? Government safety rating and terrorism risk for visiting Brits

Following the frightening news of a tourist bus being targeted by terrorists in Egypt, those with holidays booked to the home of the Pyramids may be worried about how safe the country is. The government issues travel advice for those visiting abroad from the United Kingdom, and regularly updates it following acts of terror or […]

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Quiz: Can you pass this maths GCSE exam?

Quiz: Can you pass this maths GCSE exam?

Today (21 May) marks the date of this year’s GCSE maths exam, with students all over the country sitting the paper. But how would you fare in the exam hall? Test yourself in GCSE maths with the following AQA questions. It’s not as easy as you might think.  

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Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

It’s maybe apt that Faith Eliott is in Oxford – not in the university, but on the way back from a gig in that city synonymous with the world of learning. On her mobile, and again appropriately just out of the “dead zone”, I want to get their take on the curious world of creatures […]

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Hotel Voucher Shop goes bust leaving thousands out of pocket: here’s how to claim your money back

Hotel Voucher Shop goes bust leaving thousands out of pocket: here’s how to claim your money back

Hotel Voucher Shop has gone into voluntary liquidation leaving thousands of customers out of pocket. The company allowed customers to buy vouchers of up to £1,000, which would be put towards the cost of a holiday. Hotel Voucher Shop claimed to have contracts with 150,000 hotels around the world. What happened? Owner Chris Orrell made […]

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Grandparents are missing out on thousands in pension credits – here’s how to claim yours

Grandparents are missing out on thousands in pension credits – here’s how to claim yours

Grandparents who are helping to care for their grandchildren could be missing out on thousands of pounds in National Insurance credits. Figures suggest that some grandparents are entitled to £5,000 over a 20-year retirement, which would be paid directly into their pension. What are Specified Adult Childcare credits? Specified Adult Childcare is a scheme that […]

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Royal Mail to roll out parcel postboxes this year – here’s how it works

Royal Mail to roll out parcel postboxes this year – here’s how it works

Following a successful trial in 2018, Royal Mail is now set to introduce the UK’s first ever parcel postboxes in locations across the UK. A total of 1,400 parcel postboxes will be rolled out over a six month period from August this year, marking the first big change in use for the UK postbox in […]

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Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage

Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him by a protester during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle today. The Brexit Party leader has become the latest victim of the form of protest that has hit a number of right-wing candidates in the run up to European elections this week. Ukip’s Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League […]

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The new hen party range from Aldi has party items starting at 99p

The new hen party range from Aldi has party items starting at 99p

Planning a hen party can be great fun, but throwing a memorable bash can also take its toll on your expenses. Weddings come with a wealth of hefty costs involved, with a venue, dress and catering all to pay for, on top of a party to celebrate with your closest friends. Those keen to save […]

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This National Lottery game could leave you never needing to work again – but nobody has won yet

This National Lottery game could leave you never needing to work again – but nobody has won yet

A National Lottery game that pays winners £10,000 every month for 30 years is still yet to give out its life changing top prize. ‘Set For Life’, which launched in March this year as the National Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday, has players pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ […]

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