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Chips set to be an inch shorter in UK next year after scorching heatwave

Chips set to be an inch shorter in UK next year after scorching heatwave

Brits may be tucking into small chips next year – because the summer’s heatwave-induced drought has cause European potatoes to shrink. Farmers have blamed the smaller crop on the extremely hot weather and lack of rain over the past few months. And thanks to the crop shortage, potato experts are advising chips could be as […]

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Children’s yoghurts often contain ‘more than two sugar cubes’ according to new study

Children’s yoghurts often contain ‘more than two sugar cubes’ according to new study

Many yoghurts contain well above the healthy amount of sugar, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Leeds and University of Surrey examined the ingredients of 921 of the most popular yoghurts on sale in major UK supermarkets – and found organic types and those marketed at children to be among the worst […]

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Cat walks into supermarket, knocks over a box of cat food and takes a nap in the aisle

Cat walks into supermarket, knocks over a box of cat food and takes a nap in the aisle

Reporting by James Bryce This is the comical moment a hungry cat was spotted trying to raid a supermarket’s shelves for its favourite treats after sneaking into a Tesco. The mischievous feline was spotted by stunned shoppers at the Tesco Express store on the lookout for food last Wednesday. It had strolled into the shop […]

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Why your mobile phone provider may be overcharging you by £22 a month

Why your mobile phone provider may be overcharging you by £22 a month

Numerous people take out mobile phone contracts every year. But it is now being reported that as many as four million have been charged for phones that they already own. According to Citizens Advice, the number of customers getting overcharged by mobile phone companies has resulted in almost £500 million extra being spent on contracts. […]

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The Hector Collectors are still looking good

The Hector Collectors are still looking good

It used to be that to release an actual record you had to be a ‘proper’ band – quit your job, get signed to a label. Times have changed, but making an album – 12 inches of black plastic – is all the rage nowadays. Adam Smith is on holiday from the day job when […]

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Peep Show at 15: how the cult British comedy broke the mould

Peep Show at 15: how the cult British comedy broke the mould

Peep Show seems, on the face of it, to offer a pretty standard sitcom premise. Two flatmates – David Mitchell’s stuffy, repressed Mark, and Robert Webb’s immature, promiscuous Jez – live together in London, and we follow their mishaps, pratfalls and assorted adventures in love, work and friendship. In its style, emphasis and execution however, […]

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PlayStation Classic: Sony to release mini console pre-loaded with 20 retro games

PlayStation Classic: Sony to release mini console pre-loaded with 20 retro games

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console, almost 25 years after its initial release. According to the Japanese electronics giant, the PlayStation Classic is a micro version of the original console’s design, and will come with 20 pre-loaded games. The PlayStation Classic will be released in ‘limited’ quantities on December 3 – […]

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Tesco, Lidl and Asda food recalled after traces of Listeria and Salmonella found

Tesco, Lidl and Asda food recalled after traces of Listeria and Salmonella found

The Food Standards Agency has added more items to its food recall list after Listeria and Salmonella were found in a number of products. The update comes after Asda, Lidl and Tesco had to  recall a number of products after they were found to pose a health risk to consumers. Affected shoppers are being urged not […]

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Bride’s hilarious wedding dance video with dad – featuring Madness, Queen and Beyonce – goes viral

Bride’s hilarious wedding dance video with dad – featuring Madness, Queen and Beyonce – goes viral

By Darren Burke This is the hilarious moment a bride and her dad become a viral web sensation with their amazing wedding dance video. Amie Milner and proud dad Ian Richards strutted around the dancefloor to whoops and cheers as they bopped to a string of hits – and the video of their unique and […]

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Calpol ‘could double the risk of children developing asthma’, study claims

Calpol ‘could double the risk of children developing asthma’, study claims

Children who are given Calpol medicine as toddlers could be at double the risk of developing asthma when they get older, according to new research. The medicine is specifically designed for children’s growing bodies and is the most common brand of paracetamol given to youngsters, helping to soothe symptoms such as headaches, coughs and teething […]

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