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Gran does her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ in mischievous videos

Gran does her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ in mischievous videos

A grandmother has attracted thousands of fans by doing her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ – where she dresses up as Santa’s helper in a series of mischievous videos. The traditional craze sees parents pose a naughty toy elf in various positions around their home every night to trick kids into thinking Santa […]

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Norovirus vomiting bug has been ‘detected in fruit and vegetables’

Norovirus vomiting bug has been ‘detected in fruit and vegetables’

by Georgia Littlejohn Food safety experts have warned that fruit and vegetables sold in supermarkets could contain the norovirus. Researchers conducted a survey that found that one in every 20 lettuces harboured the virus, which causes people to suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea. And one in every 27 punnets of raspberries contained the bug which […]

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Here’s how to play Sega Mega Drive classics on your TV – and the full list of retro games available

Here’s how to play Sega Mega Drive classics on your TV – and the full list of retro games available

Retro gaming fans can now look forward to playing a host of popular classics on their television, as Amazon announces the launch of Sega Mega Drive on Fire TV. Amazon has partnered with Sega in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive console to bring 25 of the best loved games to […]

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These adverts wouldn’t be allowed under the new gender stereotyping rules

These adverts wouldn’t be allowed under the new gender stereotyping rules

Adverts which depict stereotypical gender roles are to be banned from next year, as they are considered “harmful” and “offensive”. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has ruled that adverts “must not include gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”, under new regulations that are set to come into […]

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These are your legal rights around going to work in snow and icy conditions

These are your legal rights around going to work in snow and icy conditions

Snow and blizzards are expected to hit parts of the UK this weekend. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning alerting people to expect delays on the roads and possible cancellations to rail and air travel. Here, Laura Kearsley (partner and solicitor in the employment team at East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons), explains […]

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Cat killer jailed – as he reveals how and why he did it

Cat killer jailed – as he reveals how and why he did it

by Alastair Ulke The Northampton cat killer who dismembered seven family pets and left them in plastic bags on their owner’s driveways has been jailed. Serial arsonist and cat mutilator, Brendan Gaughan, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (13 Dec) for a campaign of attacks across the town in the past two years. The […]

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Taking on the world with Amy Macdonald

Taking on the world with Amy Macdonald

Of course, we’re supposed to be talking music – but speaking the day after Scotland’s crucial win over Israel, it’s inevitable that we get onto the subject of football with Amy Macdonald. The singer is is still as patriotic as ever – despite getting some online stick for forgetting a couple of words when she […]

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The best new TV and films on Netflix in January

The best new TV and films on Netflix in January

A whole new year is almost upon us, and as we say goodbye to the TV and films that made 2018 so great, it’s time to look ahead to what we’ll be enjoying in 2019. Netflix has some intriguing content to cure the post-Christmas blues. There’s an ambitious new comedy project, a “refreshing” superhero series, […]

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Marks & Spencer is selling massive foot long pigs in blankets for Christmas

Marks & Spencer is selling massive foot long pigs in blankets for Christmas

Many would consider pigs in blankets to be the best part of a traditional Christmas dinner, and now Marks & Spencer has begun selling huge versions of the meaty festive treat that measure in at a staggering foot long. M&S are the latest outlet to release their version of the Christmas staple. Aldi has already […]

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This is how you can get 1kg of fruit and vegetables for £1

This is how you can get 1kg of fruit and vegetables for £1

Morrisons has announced a new scheme that will allow customers to buy fruit and vegetables at the end of their shelf life for a bargain price. The ‘Too Good to Waste’ box will be packed full of one kilogram’s worth of fresh produce that has reached it’s ‘best before’ date, but has been checked carefully […]

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