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Argos has recalled some of its memory foam mattress toppers due to fire risk – see if you’re affected

Argos has recalled some of its memory foam mattress toppers due to fire risk – see if you’re affected

A recall notice regarding memory foam mattress toppers sold by Argos has been issued due to a failure to comply with UK fire safety standards. The recall affects 22 batch codes of memory foam mattress toppers – this is what to do if you’re affected by the recall. Why have they been recalled? According to […]

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You could get paid to stay in a luxury hotel and enjoy an afternoon tea – here’s how to apply

You could get paid to stay in a luxury hotel and enjoy an afternoon tea – here’s how to apply

Have you always dreamed of being paid to eat cakes, drink tea and relax in a stunning hotel suite? This might be the job for you. Recruiting for a Christmas role, a hotel and spa is looking for an official festive afternoon tea taster – this is everything you need to know about the role […]

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Hundreds of knives seized at crown courts across England in last year

Hundreds of knives seized at crown courts across England in last year

Hundreds of dangerous weapons were seized at crown courts across England last year, including more than 50 illegal knives, it can be revealed. Security staff seized more than 800 blades and other weapons at security gates in 2018. A leading knife-crime awareness charity, The Ben Kinsella Trust, said the figures were “very worrying”. HM Courts […]

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NHS doctors can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines – this is what you need to know

NHS doctors can now prescribe cannabis-based medicines – this is what you need to know

Two cannabis-based medicines have been approved for use by the NHS in England to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Advisory body NICE looked at cannabis products and their effectiveness in treating a number of conditions and advised their use in treating these illnesses. While charities have welcomed the move, a number of campaigners who have […]

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These are the norovirus symptoms to watch out for – and how to stop it spreading

These are the norovirus symptoms to watch out for – and how to stop it spreading

As is the case every year, cases of the winter vomiting bug norovirus are on the rise. Here’s a guide on how to spot the symptoms, how to treat the bug and how to reduce your risk of catching the norovirus. The NHS website notes that “norovirus, also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a […]

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You can now get a vegan ‘pork’ pie in time for Christmas – would you try it?

You can now get a vegan ‘pork’ pie in time for Christmas – would you try it?

by Josh Barrie Morrisons has become the first British supermarket to announce a vegan pork pie. Cue shouts of, “Well it’s not a pork pie then, is it?” The grocer described the dish as “a distant memory for vegans and vegetarians because of its combination of pork, jelly, and butter pastry”. In lieu of traditional […]

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Norovirus is spreading through shopping trolleys – symptoms to look out for

Norovirus is spreading through shopping trolleys – symptoms to look out for

Supermarkets across the UK will see hundreds of people come through their doors every day, and with that, hundreds of people using shopping trolleys, too. The Swansea Bay University Health Board has urged people to wash their hands thoroughly after touching a supermarket trolley in order to halt the spread of norovirus. The health board […]

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Liver cancer deaths are on the rise – these are symptoms you should know about

Liver cancer deaths are on the rise – these are symptoms you should know about

According to Cancer Research UK, if liver cancer reaches the stage where surgery is no longer an option, the sufferer may only have a matter of months left to live. With liver cancer deaths on the rise in the UK, this is everything you need to know about symptoms, treatment and preventative measures. What are […]

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The North Poll: listen to episode one of our new politics podcast

The North Poll: listen to episode one of our new politics podcast

The North Poll is the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England in the build-up to the general election. Join political journalists from across the North as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and turns, and consider what the North really needs from Westminster, ahead of […]

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350,000 people are living with ‘new’ Type 1.5 diabetes – these are the signs to watch out for

350,000 people are living with ‘new’ Type 1.5 diabetes – these are the signs to watch out for

Four million people across the UK are living with diabetes – but many of them could be struggling with an incorrect diagnosis. Individuals being treated for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes could potentially be living with a different form of diabetes, known as Type 1.5. What is Type 1.5 diabetes? You may know about […]

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