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Quiz: Are you an overbearing helicopter parent?

Quiz: Are you an overbearing helicopter parent?

Children with controlling parents are more likely to struggle at school and act up in the classroom, a study has found. Researchers said so-called ‘helicopter parenting’ could have a negative impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing, leaving them unable to cope in social situations. Worried you might be a helicopter parent? Take our quiz Children […]

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month. NHS England is hoping to free up almost £100 million for frontline care each year by bringing in the changes. The NHS will no longer be funding medicines such as cold treatments, paracetamol, probiotics, cough mixture, eye […]

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The funniest reactions to England’s last gasp World Cup win

The funniest reactions to England’s last gasp World Cup win

And breathe… England snatched a last-gasp victory last night against a physical Tunisian side (and a negligent VAR team), courtesy of a Harry Kane header. The victory provides England with a firm footing in the tournament and England fans have wasted no time in voicing their World Cup dreams. After fifty-two years of hurt, fans […]

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How Westworld gave us two of the most tragic villains on TV

How Westworld gave us two of the most tragic villains on TV

*Spoilers for Westworld season two, episode nine* Of all the gut-wrenchingly terrible things you could countenance happening in a TV drama, it doesn’t get much worse than a character accidentally murdering their only child. On Father’s Day, no less. But Westworld went there this week, with a ruthless and upsetting twist that cast complex, riveting villain […]

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5 ways your dog could get you in trouble with the law – your rights and obligations

5 ways your dog could get you in trouble with the law – your rights and obligations

We’re a nation of dog lovers, there’s no doubt about it. There are more than 8.5 million pooches in the UK – and a fair few of them will be heading into the office with their owners on Friday for National Take Your Dog to Work Day. But what if your dog isn’t as well […]

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We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

Peter Barlow, Edinburgh Napier University Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems or respiratory conditions, it can even be life-threatening. We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems […]

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This 50 pence piece sold for £16k on eBay and the Royal Mint is releasing more

This 50 pence piece sold for £16k on eBay and the Royal Mint is releasing more

The Royal Mint has announced that it will be releasing special Paddington Bear coins next week. The beloved bear from darkest Peru will be appearing on the new fifty pence pieces as part of the celebrations for his 60th anniversary. Created by author Michael Bond, the beloved character made his first appearance ADVERTISEMENT in the […]

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Morrisons launch £5 ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’ TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Morrisons launch £5 ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’ TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the ‘hottest ever supermarket curry’ which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño. Morrisons are urging shoppers to give their super-hot curry selection a go as the perfect accompaniment to a night of World Cup action. The Volcanic Curry Bag is […]

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Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Bookmaker Paddy Power is set to poke fun at racegoers this week with a PR stunt which will see a six metre by two metre ‘drunk tank’ set up at Royal Ascot. Despite being an event associated with high society and even the Royals, last year’s race was marred by a  brawl and similar incidents […]

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The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

From Mark Lawrenson’s incessant moaning to a host of bizarre observations, the TV commentary for the World Cup so far has been getting some serious stick from fans at home. Nonsensical comparisons have been made. Ridiculously tangential facts about nations uttered in complete seriousness. It’s enough to conjure memories of Alan Partridge’s nonsensical talk of “liquid football”, […]

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