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Greta Thunberg tells climate march: ‘I will not be silent while the world is on fire – will you?’

Greta Thunberg tells climate march: ‘I will not be silent while the world is on fire – will you?’

Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg took to the stage at a climate march in Bristol today to chants of “Greta, Greta” from the children gathered. If you can’t see the video, watch it here Thunberg, 17, told the crowd, estimated at 30,000 by organisers: “This emergency is being completely ignored by the politicians, the media […]

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Strongbow has launched a new cider-rosé wine fusion – this is what it tastes like

Strongbow has launched a new cider-rosé wine fusion – this is what it tastes like

Two of the nation’s favourite alcoholic tipples are cold cider and crisp rosé wine – but what if you can’t choose between the two? Well, now you don’t have to. Strongbow has announced a new rosé cider – this is everything you need to know about it. Strongbow Rosé The new drink from Strongbow is […]

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British man on board cruise ship becomes first person from UK to die from coronavirus

British man on board cruise ship becomes first person from UK to die from coronavirus

A British man who had been on board a cruise ship off the coast of Japan has died from coronavirus. The British national is the sixth person to have died on the Diamond Princess which was quarantined off the coast of Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health said the man was the sixth person to […]

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Secondary school offer day – everything you need to know about National Offer Day 2020

Secondary school offer day – everything you need to know about National Offer Day 2020

As we head through the year, it’s getting to the point where parents of children transferring from primary to secondary school begin anxiously awaiting confirmation of their child’s place. Will they get into that highly-esteemed institution you’ve had your eye on for years? Or will they be left scrambling for whatever is left by the […]

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Here’s why Storm Jorge came after Storm Dennis – and how the names are chosen

Here’s why Storm Jorge came after Storm Dennis – and how the names are chosen

The UK is bracing itself for its third storm of the month with Storm Jorge on its way following the visits of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. The naming of the storm has left those aware of the Met Office’s alphabetical storm-naming system scratching their heads. Here’s why the storm is called Jorge rather than […]

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These are all the tax codes used by HMRC – and what they mean

These are all the tax codes used by HMRC – and what they mean

This is everything you need to know about the tax codes on your payslip, and what they mean. UK tax codes can seem complicated, but are actually fairly easy to get the hang of. Everyone’s tax code contains letters and numbers, which are used by employers and pension providers. The specific numbers and letters in […]

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This is when and where snow will fall across the UK today

This is when and where snow will fall across the UK today

A yellow weather alert has been issued across the UK today (28 Feb), warning of snow, sleet and icy conditions. The warning extends across much of Scotland and northern England, with some areas expected to see up to three cm of snow. Snow, sleet and hail The snow warning has been issued by the Met […]

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This is why women are ‘allowed’ to propose on 29 February

This is why women are ‘allowed’ to propose on 29 February

A leap year is an event that only comes around once every four years, where February is one day longer than normal. We’ll be treated to a 29 February in 2020 and, traditionally, women are ‘allowed’ to propose to their significant other on that date. Where does the proposal tradition come from? According to tradition, […]

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This common gut bacteria could be a cause of bowel cancer

This common gut bacteria could be a cause of bowel cancer

A common type of gut bacterium may play a role in the development of bowel cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The bacterium is a type of E. coli infection, present in up to one in five people, scientists believe. Researchers found that it releases a toxin which may damage […]

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Seven 50p coins have been released to celebrate the 75th VE Day anniversary – this is how much the full set could be worth

Seven 50p coins have been released to celebrate the 75th VE Day anniversary – this is how much the full set could be worth

Celebrating 75 years since the end of the Second World War, seven new 50p coins have been released to commemorate the historic event. The new Isle of Man coins spell out ‘victory’, in honour of the VE Day anniversary – and they could be worth hundreds of pounds. Victory coins The Victory in Europe Day […]

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