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Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

Fraudsters are stealing thousands by remotely taking control of mobile phones – here’s how to protect yourself from ‘sim-jacking’

SIM hijacking, or ‘SIM-jacking’, is a dangerous new way that fraudsters can steal from people by secretly taking control of their phones. In a growing trend, thieves are exploiting the ability of mobile service providers to ‘port’ a phone number between different SIM cards. Normally this is a useful function. If a customer loses or […]

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Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Smyths has launched a 50% off toy sale – these are the top name brands included

Toy shop Smyths has launched a huge sale, with discounts on top name brands including Fisher-Price, Polly Pocket and Barbie. Which toys are included in the sale? There are 65 different toys included in this promotion, according to the retailer. Toys on offer include the Polly Pocket Go Tiny Room, Fisher-Price Little People Share & […]

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Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Christmas post disruption is expected as Royal Mail staff vote for strike action

Postal workers at Royal Mail have voted overwhelmingly in favour of national strike action, which could bring major disruption over the festive season. The strike was backed by a massive 97 per cent of members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), with 110,000 members balloted. Christmas chaos? The strike action comes as a result of […]

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These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

These cooking sauces have been recalled due to botulism contamination fears – here’s what to do if you have them at home

Pasco Foods Ltd has been forced to recall 11 of its sauces due to botulism contamination concerns. The Food Standards Agency said the company had failed to demonstrate manufacturing controls to “prevent the growth and toxin production of clostridium botulinum.” They assured customers that the recall was a precautionary measure. What is Clostridium Botulinum? Clostridium […]

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Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android users should delete these 15 apps from their phone to avoid a data breach

Android phone users are being told to delete 15 apps from their phones or risk facing a major data breach. The apps, which have been removed from the Google Play store over privacy concerns, could still be installed on more than a million devices. Experts at security software and hardware company, Sophos, have highlighted the […]

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Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

Quiz: Do you know what these new dictionary words mean?

The Oxford English Dictionary is updated on a quarterly basis, with new words being added to keep up with the modern vernacular. But do you know what these new words mean? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz. This article originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News

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You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

You can now buy Primark homeware and pyjamas online

Fans of budget fashion have been whipped into a frenzy today by the news that they can now buy Primark products online via Amazon. But is it legitimate? This is everything you need to know about buying Primark products for home delivery. Is it legitimate? Unfortunately, no. After news of the online Primark store on […]

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Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 10 year old?

Have you ever wondered how today’s exams compare to your own school experience? Online tutoring platform Tutor House has created a quiz of past Grammar school 11-plus exam questions, so you can test if you’re smarter than a 10 year old. You need 80 per cent (8 out of 10) to pass the 11-plus exam […]

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Triton warns that a fault in some showers could cause fire or electric shock

Triton warns that a fault in some showers could cause fire or electric shock

Triton has asked its customers to check their shower units for a dangerous fault that could cause electric shocks. The manufacturer said that the circuit board of the Safeguard+ shower may overheat in “very rare circumstances”. They warned that the overheating posed a potential electric shock risk, and was a fire hazard. Which units are […]

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This is when the clocks will go back this month – and why they go back

This is when the clocks will go back this month – and why they go back

It is that time of the year again when the days get shorter and colder – and, as the seasons change, so do our clocks. Although we have been changing the clocks for over 100 years the practice remains a controversial decision around Europe. So here is everything you need to know about the changing […]

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