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You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

You can download The Sims 4 for free this week – here’s how

EA is answering the prayers of Sims fanatics everywhere. As part of a new promotion, The Sims 4 is available to download on Mac and PC for free, this week only. How do I download it? All you need to do is head to the official Origin website, and selected the standard edition to get […]

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You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

You could soon be charged to use self-checkout machines – here’s why

Supermarkets are being urged to introduce a small charge to use self-checkout machines as part of plans put forward by MPs to help heal social divisions. The proposal was made by a cross-party parliamentary panel on social integration (APPG), in a new report titled Healing the Generational Divide. Healing social divisions A 1p charge to […]

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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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Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Slugs and snails are a usual sight in gardens and fields in the UK – but they could cause deadly problems for your dog. With cases of lungworm on the rise, here’s everything you need to know about the fatal condition. What is lungworm? Lungworm is a parasite. Its scientific name is angiostrongylus vasorum. It […]

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Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Single use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be among a list of items banned from sale in England from next year. The Government confirmed the new controls on single use plastics and said the controls will come into place from April 2020. Environmental groups have welcomed the move, but have warned that more […]

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This Morrisons burger has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK

This Morrisons burger has been named the best supermarket burger in the UK

Supermarkets across the nation are constantly battling to be crowned the best for their produce – and The best British Beef Burger Morrisons’ ‘The Best British Beef Burger’ held up to its name, claiming top prize in BBC Good Food’s Summer Taste Awards. A variety of supermarket burgers were blindtasted by judges, but the Morrisons […]

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British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel is to enter an insolvency process in a major collapse which puts thousands of jobs at risk. The move comes after rescue talks with the government failed to secure the future of the manufacturer, prompting uncertainty for workers at the company’s plants – mainly in Scunthorpe where more than 4,000 are employed. Seeking […]

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Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will stop offering their mortgage lending service, blaming “challenging market conditions” for its decision to pull out of the market. The bank first started offering mortgages in 2012 and has more than 23,000 existing customers, with outstanding lending balances amounting to £3.7bn. Challenging conditions The bank has now stopped all new mortgage lending […]

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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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British Steel is on verge of administration – putting 25,000 jobs at risk

British Steel is on verge of administration – putting 25,000 jobs at risk

The UK’s second-biggest steel maker is on the verge of administration as it continues to ask for more government money to help stay afloat. The company had been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address “Brexit-related issues”, reported the BBC. What has happened to British Steel? The company asked for […]

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