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This is the advice from O2 and EE after the recent African phone call scam

This is the advice from O2 and EE after the recent African phone call scam

O2 and EE mobile customers could face unexpected additional charges to their bill after reports of users being affected by an African phone call scam. A number of users have reported being inundated with calls over the past few days, from numbers which appear to be from Guinea, Guyana and Botswana. Constant calling While users […]

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Millions are missing out on Help to Save benefits scheme – here’s how to sign up

Millions are missing out on Help to Save benefits scheme – here’s how to sign up

If you’re claiming benefits, including Universal Credit, then you could be missing out on using the government’s Help to Save scheme. The Help to Save scheme, which launched in September 2018, gives you 50p for every £1 you save, up to a maximum bonus of £1,200 over four years. However, only one in 27 of […]

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Keeping it in the family – making a scene with A Mild Peril

Keeping it in the family – making a scene with A Mild Peril

They do say being in a band can be like family, so perhaps the chaos of a musician’s life is good preparation for settling down with kids. However, as the members of Glasgow-based trio A Mild Peril have found, the urge to make music never goes away. So when Rowan Smith and Ryan McGinness got […]

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You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

You can apply to be an extra on Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – here’s how

If you’ve ever fancied playing a role in your favourite TV show, now may be your chance. Some of the country’s favourite soaps – Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – are looking for extras keen to appear in forthcoming series. Agency Seven Casting are after people who are located within easy commuting distance to Central […]

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This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

This is what it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower lanyard

If you’ve ever been out and about, either in the supermarket, on public transport or even at the airport and have seen someone wear a sunflower lanyard, then it could mean more than you think. What are sunflowers lanyards? It’s not always easy for those with disabilities that aren’t visible to ask for help, with […]

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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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