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These are the 22 Debenhams stores due to close

These are the 22 Debenhams stores due to close

The high street department store Debenhams has named 22 stores which will close next year. The new owners of the store have said they plan to shut up to 50 stores, placing thousands of jobs at risk. Which stores are due to close? The full list of stores which are expected to close in 2020 […]

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The rebirth of A New International

The rebirth of A New International

Life is a cabaret, or so the song goes. However, when A New International’s frontman Biff Smith was asked to write for a death-themed play, he leapt at the chance. The Dark Carnival stageshow was an immediate attraction to Smith, despite having never done anything like this before. Matthew Lenton, of theatre company Vanishing Point, […]

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Top tips on how you – or your partner – can stop snoring

Top tips on how you – or your partner – can stop snoring

Four in ten people in Britain snore – and many others have to put up with the resulting noise and lack of sleep. But how can you stop? To mark National Stop Snoring Week, we’ve highlighted some of the things that can make a different, from cutting down on booze to stopping smoking. Snoring is […]

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This is exactly how much sleep you can miss out on before it ruins your productivity at work

This is exactly how much sleep you can miss out on before it ruins your productivity at work

It might be tempting to watch Netflix until the wee hours, but staying up late could be ruining your work schedule and hampering your productivity. New research conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida suggests that losing out on even 16 minutes of sleep can be enough to negatively affect your performance at […]

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French pilot strike could affect your May holiday plans – here’s everything you need to know

French pilot strike could affect your May holiday plans – here’s everything you need to know

Holiday plans could be thrown into disarray for those travelling to France if a planned pilot strike goes ahead. France’s main pilot union, the SNPL, has threatened to strike from 6 May to 11 May – the week of the May bank holiday. Why might there be a strike? The SNPL are unhappy about a […]

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This is how much screen time your child should be allowed before it becomes harmful

This is how much screen time your child should be allowed before it becomes harmful

Children under the age of two should not be allowed to watch television or use smartphones, tablets or computers, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The new recommendations cover physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under the age of five. What are the new recommendations? The WHO has recommended […]

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Fewer people divorcing due to EU uncertainty

Fewer people divorcing due to EU uncertainty

A no-deal Brexit could see some EU family law agreements no longer apply to the UK. It will affect rules on the country that family law disputes are heard in and how decisions made in one country will be recognised and enforced in another. This applies to cases in England and Wales for divorce, matters […]

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McDonald’s customers are campaigning for the company to bring back plastic straws

McDonald’s customers are campaigning for the company to bring back plastic straws

The newly rolled out McDonald’s initiative to replace plastic straws with paper ones is being met with frustration from customers. Environmental issues are a growing concern thanks to the likes of climate change, global warming and pollution – but some McDonald’s customers have taken a dislike to the company’s attempt to reduce its harmful environmental […]

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A council is threatening £50,000 fines for people who put their bins out on the wrong day

A council is threatening £50,000 fines for people who put their bins out on the wrong day

A council has warned local residents who leave their bins out on the wrong days could face a fine – of up to £50,000. The laminated notice warning of the whopping penalty was put up by Cheltenham Borough Council. It was left on a street that is often constantly strewn with rubbish-filled bin bags, warning […]

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Someone thinks they have spotted the Loch Ness monster – in the Bristol channel

Someone thinks they have spotted the Loch Ness monster – in the Bristol channel

A massive creature that looks like the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ has been spotted – in the Bristol Channel. The large sea beast – normally ‘seen’ 570 miles away in Scotland – was apparently swimming along the Westcountry estuary. Loch Ness does feed into the sea, prompting people to speculate that ‘Nessie’ has swum south. A […]

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