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Primary school children should be taught the meanings of LGBT terms like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’, say doctors

Primary school children should be taught the meanings of LGBT terms like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’, say doctors

Calls are being made for primary school children in England to be taught about the meaning of the terms ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’ and ‘bisexual’. Leading doctors believe that certain terms should be explained to younger children as part of general teaching about healthy relationships. LGBT specific teachings are ‘integral’ The Royal College of Paediatricians and Child […]

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Here are the initial symptoms of rabies – and what to do if you’ve been bitten or scratched on holiday

Here are the initial symptoms of rabies – and what to do if you’ve been bitten or scratched on holiday

Rabies is a rare, but very serious infection of the brain and nerves, which is usually caught from the bite or scratch of an infected animal. Rabies is found throughout the world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal in an area with […]

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Airlines are using software to ‘hoodwink’ families who want to sit together out of money

Airlines are using software to ‘hoodwink’ families who want to sit together out of money

Airlines have been condemned by government ministers for allegedly using computerised algorithms to charge families more money to sit together on flights. These computer programmes help airlines to charge families more for booking seats together, according to Digital Minister Margot James, who has now blasted the culprits. Name recognition Algorithms recognise family names on airline […]

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David Schwimmer lookalike accused of theft has been arrested in London

David Schwimmer lookalike accused of theft has been arrested in London

by Matthew Calderbank The man whose image went viral after internet users suggested he was a doppelganger for Friends actor David Schwimmer has been arrested in London. Met Police officers arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of theft in Southall, west London last night (Mon 12 Nov). Parody-fuelled police appeal His picture was shared thousands […]

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Slimming World is changing its system – and reducing the number of ‘Syns’ allowed per day

Slimming World is changing its system – and reducing the number of ‘Syns’ allowed per day

Slimming World has announced new changes to its weight loss plan, revising guidance on the organisation’s signature ‘Healthy Extra’s, ‘Syns’ and protein-rich foods. The changes are not set to come into effect until Christmas, but will see the number of Syns dieters are allowed to consume per day be cut down. An additional Healthy Extra […]

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Snow could hit South of England by end of November as temperatures drop

Snow could hit South of England by end of November as temperatures drop

As December quickly approaches, forecasters say snow could hit the South of England by the end of November. Although the South is set to see a peak temperature of 14C in various areas this week, as November comes to a close temperatures are likely to drop to low single figures, typical of this time of […]

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Shocking CCTV footage shows pedestrian being shoved into traffic – after brushing shoulders with another man

Shocking CCTV footage shows pedestrian being shoved into traffic – after brushing shoulders with another man

Startling CCTV footage has been released of a “horrified” pedestrian being shoved in front of a taxi after brushing shoulders with another man. The victim was walking along New Bridge Street in the City of London at around 8am on July 23 when he was pushed into the path of rush hour traffic. The victim […]

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Malcolm Middleton’s living the Fife life

Malcolm Middleton’s living the Fife life

My call takes Malcolm Middleton by surprise – he’s engrossed, selecting Hallowe’en costumes. “For my son,” he points out. And no, he’s not in a shop, forced to go online for his fancy dress needs, now he lives in Fife’s relatively remote East Neuk. The Anstruther and Cellardyke coast sounds quite the alternative artist hub, […]

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More House of Fraser branches set to close after landlords reject proposed deals

More House of Fraser branches set to close after landlords reject proposed deals

High street retailer House of Fraser could be set to announce a number of store closures, after landlords refused to agree to owner Mike Ashley’s leasing proposals. The Sports Direct billionaire reportedly met with property agents CBRE last week to decide which of the department store’s remaining outlets should be closed as part of the […]

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Homebase has been voted the worst online retailer of 2018 by UK shoppers

Homebase has been voted the worst online retailer of 2018 by UK shoppers

by Katie Grant Homebase has been named the worst online retailer in the UK by shoppers in an annual survey. Customers panned the DIY chain’s poor product range, unimpressive product quality and poor value for money, giving the company an overall customer satisfaction score of 55 per cent, Which?, the consumer body who conducted the […]

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