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The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

The delayed UK online porn block has now been scrapped – here’s why

X-rated websites were set to be blocked on 15 July this year, but now the intended new laws have been dropped. All internet providers would have blocked adult websites if the new system had come into place, and users would have had to verify their age before proceeding. Users would have been automatically blocked from […]

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Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

Video shows commuters dragging Extinction Rebellion protester from roof of Tube train

An Extinction Rebellion protester was dragged to the floor after climbing on top of a busy commuter train in east London on Thursday morning, as the group lead a fresh wave of disruptions across the city’s Tube stations. Other videos on social media appear to show protesters on top of a tube station in Canning […]

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Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

SIM hijacking, or ‘SIM-jacking’, is a dangerous new way that fraudsters can steal from people by secretly taking control of their phones. In a growing trend, thieves are exploiting the ability of mobile service providers to ‘port’ a phone number between different SIM cards. Normally this is a useful function. If a customer loses or […]

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Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Toy shop Smyths has launched a huge sale, with discounts on top name brands including Fisher-Price, Polly Pocket and Barbie. Which toys are included in the sale? There are 65 different toys included in this promotion, according to the retailer. Toys on offer include the Polly Pocket Go Tiny Room, Fisher-Price Little People Share & […]

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Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Postal workers at Royal Mail have voted overwhelmingly in favour of national strike action, which could bring major disruption over the festive season. The strike was backed by a massive 97 per cent of members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), with 110,000 members balloted. Christmas chaos? The strike action comes as a result of […]

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These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

Pasco Foods Ltd has been forced to recall 11 of its sauces due to botulism contamination concerns. The Food Standards Agency said the company had failed to demonstrate manufacturing controls to “prevent the growth and toxin production of clostridium botulinum.” They assured customers that the recall was a precautionary measure. What is Clostridium Botulinum? Clostridium […]

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Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android phone users are being told to delete 15 apps from their phones or risk facing a major data breach. The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store over privacy concerns, could still be installed on more than a million devices. Experts at security software and hardware company, Sophos, have highlighted the […]

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Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

The Oxford English Dictionary is updated on a quarterly basis, with new words being added to keep up with the modern vernacular. But do you know what these new words mean? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. This article originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News

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You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

Fans of budget fashion have been whipped into a frenzy today by the news that they can now buy Primark products online via Amazon. But is it legitimate? This is everything you need to know about buying Primark products for home delivery. Is it legitimate? Unfortunately, no. After news of the online Primark store on […]

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Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Have you ever wondered how today’s exams compare to your own school experience? Online tutoring platform Tutor House has created a quiz of past Grammar school 11-plus exam questions, so you can test if you’re smarter than a 10 year old. You need 80 per cent (8 out of 10) to pass the 11-plus exam […]

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