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Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

The musician’s life may seem a glamourous one, but while a globetrotting lifestyle offers highs, there are lows, usually on returning home from tour. For Belle & Sebastian’s Sarah Martin, we catch her barely recovered from jet lag following a trip to Canada before hitting the high seas in the band’s floating festival, the Boaty […]

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Here’s why special needs children are battling to get into mainstream schools

Samuel Bartley, 17, has gone to mainstream schools for his whole life. But at times, getting a place has been a challenge. Samuel, from south west London, has both physical and learning disabilities and uses a wheelchair. His mum Lucy said far more needs to be done to make mainstream education more inclusive. “Instinctively when […]

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You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You might have been regularly claiming child benefits since your little one was of a young age. But if your child has now reached the age of 16 and you don’t reapply for child benefits, you may risk losing out on a lot of money. Who can claim? All parents who earn less than £50,000 […]

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3 words to save your life – emergency services want people to download this app

3 words to save your life – emergency services want people to download this app

A clever app originally created due to confusion over postcodes is being used successfully in emergency situations. The emergency services are now urging people to download it, as it could save your life one day. what3words Called what3words, the app divides the entire world up into 57 trillion 10 foot by 10 foot squares. Each […]

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Fish tank coral could be exposing your family to a deadly toxin – here’s why

Fish tank coral could be exposing your family to a deadly toxin – here’s why

Numerous households throughout the UK have fish tanks – but now a warning has been issued after a family was hospitalised when they inhaled a deadly toxin caused by coral. Dangerous palytoxin Katie Stevenson and her family, from Shropshire, were taken to hospital with a deadly palytoxin after cleaning the tank. This palytoxin is found […]

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New Tower of London £5 coin released – here’s what it could be worth

New Tower of London £5 coin released – here’s what it could be worth

A new £5 coin has been launched to celebrate a ritual that takes place at the Tower of London every evening. The Royal Mint has created the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ coin as part of its new Tower of London Collection. The coin depicts the Queen’s keys and a lantern to represent the ceremonial locking […]

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Shocking dashcam footage shows driver ploughing into another car after missing his junction

Shocking dashcam footage shows driver ploughing into another car after missing his junction

Shocking dashcam footage captures the moment a reckless driver ploughed into another vehicle after swerving across several lanes when he missed his junction. Ishaq Adams caused the crash when he made the last minute decision to leave the M6 at around 8.30am on September 21 last year. Heart-stopping footage shows the 21-year-old veering across several […]

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These factors can add value to your home – or reduce its worth

These factors can add value to your home – or reduce its worth

When selling your house, there are always certain requirements that buyers may be searching for or elements that might catch their eye. But there are things that can add value to your house – and things that may actually detract value, research reveals. Elements that can add value to your house Research from consumer advice […]

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Partying like it’s 1980, with Midge Ure

Partying like it’s 1980, with Midge Ure

When you’ve had a life of chart hits and hit a pensionable age there might be some temptation to rest on your laurels, and indeed royalties. Not so for Midge Ure. “I seem to tour so much these days, at a time when you’d think you’d be putting your slippers on,” he agrees. However, the […]

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Stephen Solo on phoning it in

Stephen Solo on phoning it in

‘Phoning it in’ is usually an insult but for Stephen Solo, it means quite the reverse. “It’s a very cheap joke,” he says of his ‘Pii’ series. “I’m poking fun at the methodology as I always wanted to be really really quick.” He’s just released ‘Pii3’ – the third in a trilogy of albums, each […]

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