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These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

Warmer weather increases the amount of pollen in the air – which brings bad news for those who suffer with hayfever. But did you know that certain times of the day can trigger hayfever symptoms, or make them worse? Pollen count rankings The Met Office ranks the pollen count as low, moderate, high and very […]

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Smoking e-cigarettes can increase your risk of flu and weaken your ability to fight it

Smoking e-cigarettes can increase your risk of flu and weaken your ability to fight it

Those who smoke regularly are typically hit harder when a cold or flu virus strikes, but people who vape could also struggle to fight it, experts have warned. Inhaling vapour from e-cigarettes can weaken the immune system and make the flu virus much more deadly, according to new research. Weakened defences New findings from the […]

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Luxury cat food recalled after causing killer disease in pets that could also affect people

Luxury cat food recalled after causing killer disease in pets that could also affect people

A brand of luxury cat food was recalled after pets that came into contact with it developed potentially-deadly bovine tuberculosis (bTB). 50 pedigree cats are believed to have been infected by luxury brand Natural Instinct’s wild venison product, according to vets. The ‘natural’ wild venison food was marketed as a healthier alternative to other cat […]

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Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is calling in administrators following a collapse that puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk. The company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, has appointed KPMG as the administrator. Jamie Oliver’s statement Oliver said, “I am deeply […]

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Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Italy airport strike – here’s what to do if you’re affected

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Italy airport strike – here’s what to do if you’re affected

Hundreds of flights to and from Italy have been cancelled by a 24 hour long strike by airport staff in the country. The strike has today (Tue 21 May) prompted easyJet to cancel 30 of its routes to and from airports in Italy, as airline, airport and air traffic control staff launch a coordinated demonstration […]

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Mozilla Firefox users might be able to get around the porn block – here’s how

Mozilla Firefox users might be able to get around the porn block – here’s how

Internet browser Mozilla Firefox could allow users to dodge the upcoming porn block in the UK using encryption software, according to reports. It is predicted that the browser, which has seen a decline in popularity in recent years against the rise of Google Chrome, could be set to make a comeback thanks to the feature. […]

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Quiz: Can you pass this maths GCSE exam?

Quiz: Can you pass this maths GCSE exam?

Today (21 May) marks the date of this year’s GCSE maths exam, with students all over the country sitting the paper. But how would you fare in the exam hall? Test yourself in GCSE maths with the following AQA questions. It’s not as easy as you might think.  

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Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

Faith Eliott on medieval beasts, independence, and the art of language

It’s maybe apt that Faith Eliott is in Oxford – not in the university, but on the way back from a gig in that city synonymous with the world of learning. On her mobile, and again appropriately just out of the “dead zone”, I want to get their take on the curious world of creatures […]

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Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage

Watch the moment a protester throws a milkshake over a furious Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him by a protester during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle today. The Brexit Party leader has become the latest victim of the form of protest that has hit a number of right-wing candidates in the run up to European elections this week. Ukip’s Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League […]

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This National Lottery game could leave you never needing to work again – but nobody has won yet

This National Lottery game could leave you never needing to work again – but nobody has won yet

A National Lottery game that pays winners £10,000 every month for 30 years is still yet to give out its life changing top prize. ‘Set For Life’, which launched in March this year as the National Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday, has players pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ […]

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