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Warning issued after a house is destroyed in a fire sparked by a mirror

Warning issued after a house is destroyed in a fire sparked by a mirror

A warning has been issued after the inside of a house was destroyed in a fire – sparked by a mirror. Ten firefighters tackled the blaze after reports came in of a large fire burning inside a house. Emergency responders from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue shared details of the incident on social media, […]

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Scottish farmer pranks tourists by claiming sheep produce tartan wool – because they drink Irn-Bru

Scottish farmer pranks tourists by claiming sheep produce tartan wool – because they drink Irn-Bru

A cheeky farmer is winding up American tourists by spray-painting her sheep tartan – and claiming it’s caused by the animals drinking popular Scottish soft drink, Irn-Bru. Owner Maxine Scott, 62, used her skills with a spray-can to brighten up ewes April and Daisy. Scott puts up a sign pretending that the sheep turn bright […]

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Here are the laws on having barbecues in UK public parks

Here are the laws on having barbecues in UK public parks

Warm weather and barbecuing go hand in hand, and with the UK currently experiencing good weather, many people will be making up the most of the sunny spell by firing up the grill. Sadly not everyone has a garden of their own, and there are some public spaces you can barbecue in, but you need […]

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Family shocked as council worker attacks rat with golf club in their kitchen

Family shocked as council worker attacks rat with golf club in their kitchen

by Sean Murphy A Glaswegian family have told of their shock after a council pest control officer called out to their home about a rat infestation in their kitchen struck one of the rodents with a golf club. Steven Haig and partner Hazel Grimes said that rats had invaded their home in the East End […]

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This is when and how you can see the Lyrid meteor shower over Easter weekend

This is when and how you can see the Lyrid meteor shower over Easter weekend

Stargazers in April will be in for a treat when the Lyrids meteor shower rolls into Earth’s skies for its annual display. The shower is not one of the year’s most spectacular, but can still provide those looking skyward with upwards of 20 shooting stars per hour. What are the Lyrids? The Lyrids are one […]

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Nearly half of parents would leave kids under 12 home alone, poll finds

Nearly half of parents would leave kids under 12 home alone, poll finds

Nearly a quarter of readers believe it is acceptable to leave a child under 12 at home alone, going against guidance from the NSPCC. Nearly 6,000 people took part in our recent poll, which asked readers what age they thought it was acceptable to leave a child home alone. They were also asked whether they […]

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Instagram’s ‘nasty list’ scam gives your details to hackers – here’s everything you need to know

Instagram’s ‘nasty list’ scam gives your details to hackers – here’s everything you need to know

Instagram users are being warned about a new scam that encourages people to hand over their login details to crooks. The so-called ‘Nasty List’ swindle is rapidly spreading across the popular photo sharing platform, fooling unwitting users. The phishing scam lures people in by sending messages to users saying they have been spotted on the […]

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Your knee pain could all be down to a tiny bone scientists thought had disappeared

Your knee pain could all be down to a tiny bone scientists thought had disappeared

A tiny bone that scientists thought was being lost to evolution could be making a comeback and causing knee pain, experts at Imperial College London have said. The fabella is found buried in the tendon behind the knee of some people. Linked to arthritis? Doctors believe the bone is entirely pointless, and many people live […]

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These are the best massive Easter eggs available this year

These are the best massive Easter eggs available this year

As Easter approaches, supermarket aisles are filling up with Easter eggs. But with an ever-increasing range of prices, brands and chocolate types to choose from, it’s hard to know which to go for. One thing is for sure, however, there’s going to be a lot of chocolate. To make things easier, we’ve tried and tested […]

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Your Easter holiday to Portugal could be cancelled due to fuel shortages – here’s everything you need to know

Your Easter holiday to Portugal could be cancelled due to fuel shortages – here’s everything you need to know

British tourists planning to head to Portugal for their Easter break could find their flights cancelled or diverted due to fuel shortages at local airports. Strike action by truck drivers in Portugal means that supplies are running low, and planes run by easyJet and Ryanair have already had to land at a different airport or […]

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