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The best films of 2018 – how many have you seen?

The best films of 2018 – how many have you seen?

From purple space tyrants with surprising character depth, to a love story between a mute cleaner and an aquatic creature, it’s fair to say the best films of 2018 have been an interesting mix. Outlandish thrillers, unhinged horrors, powerful dramas and charming comedies have all played their part. We asked members of our Screen Babble […]

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These are the UK regions that get into the most debt at Christmas time

These are the UK regions that get into the most debt at Christmas time

Even though 40 per cent of Brits have increased their Christmas budget this year, nearly a third (31 per cent) still expect to overspend, according to new research. Almost half of people (47 per cent) will simply spend too much over the festive season, while 39 per cent will be caught out by inflation and […]

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The best TV shows of 2018 – from Bodyguard to Derry Girls

The best TV shows of 2018 – from Bodyguard to Derry Girls

From epic science fiction to hilarious comedy to hard-hitting dramas grounded in the here and now, it’s been a terrific year for television in 2018. Here, in no particular order, are the very best TV shows of 2018. A Very English Scandal Hugh Grant – never better (Photo: BBC) Combining outrageous humour, a jaw-dropping stranger-than-fiction true […]

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This dramatic video shows Brit surfing 100ft wave – which could be a new world record

This dramatic video shows Brit surfing 100ft wave – which could be a new world record

This is the moment a British surfer claims to have sailed into the history books – by breaking the record for surfing the biggest wave. Daredevil Tom Butler, 29, took on a huge swell at The Nazaré in Portugal – estimated to be more than 100ft tall (30m). He says onlookers and surfing experts are […]

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Gran does her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ in mischievous videos

Gran does her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ in mischievous videos

A grandmother has attracted thousands of fans by doing her own version of ‘elf on the shelf’ – where she dresses up as Santa’s helper in a series of mischievous videos. The traditional craze sees parents pose a naughty toy elf in various positions around their home every night to trick kids into thinking Santa […]

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Norovirus vomiting bug has been ‘detected in fruit and vegetables’

Norovirus vomiting bug has been ‘detected in fruit and vegetables’

by Georgia Littlejohn Food safety experts have warned that fruit and vegetables sold in supermarkets could contain the norovirus. Researchers conducted a survey that found that one in every 20 lettuces harboured the virus, which causes people to suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea. And one in every 27 punnets of raspberries contained the bug which […]

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Here’s how to play Sega Mega Drive classics on your TV – and the full list of retro games available

Here’s how to play Sega Mega Drive classics on your TV – and the full list of retro games available

Retro gaming fans can now look forward to playing a host of popular classics on their television, as Amazon announces the launch of Sega Mega Drive on Fire TV. Amazon has partnered with Sega in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive console to bring 25 of the best loved games to […]

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These adverts wouldn’t be allowed under the new gender stereotyping rules

These adverts wouldn’t be allowed under the new gender stereotyping rules

Adverts which depict stereotypical gender roles are to be banned from next year, as they are considered “harmful” and “offensive”. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has ruled that adverts “must not include gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”, under new regulations that are set to come into […]

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These are your legal rights around going to work in snow and icy conditions

These are your legal rights around going to work in snow and icy conditions

Snow and blizzards are expected to hit parts of the UK this weekend. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning alerting people to expect delays on the roads and possible cancellations to rail and air travel. Here, Laura Kearsley (partner and solicitor in the employment team at East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons), explains […]

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Cat killer jailed – as he reveals how and why he did it

Cat killer jailed – as he reveals how and why he did it

by Alastair Ulke The Northampton cat killer who dismembered seven family pets and left them in plastic bags on their owner’s driveways has been jailed. Serial arsonist and cat mutilator, Brendan Gaughan, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (13 Dec) for a campaign of attacks across the town in the past two years. The […]

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