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We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

Peter Barlow, Edinburgh Napier University Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems or respiratory conditions, it can even be life-threatening. We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems […]

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This 50 pence piece sold for £16k on eBay and the Royal Mint is releasing more

This 50 pence piece sold for £16k on eBay and the Royal Mint is releasing more

The Royal Mint has announced that it will be releasing special Paddington Bear coins next week. The beloved bear from darkest Peru will be appearing on the new fifty pence pieces as part of the celebrations for his 60th anniversary. Created by author Michael Bond, the beloved character made his first appearance ADVERTISEMENT in the […]

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Morrisons launch £5 ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’ TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Morrisons launch £5 ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’ TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the ‘hottest ever supermarket curry’ which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño. Morrisons are urging shoppers to give their super-hot curry selection a go as the perfect accompaniment to a night of World Cup action. The Volcanic Curry Bag is […]

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My brother died in the Manchester bombing – this is why I made a video game about it

My brother died in the Manchester bombing – this is why I made a video game about it

After losing his brother Martyn in the 2017 Manchester attack, Dan Hett began making video games about his loss. He explains to Matthew Turner about how this has impacted him and others – and how other contemporary games are also dealing with grief When Martyn Hett was killed in last year’s devastating Manchester bombing, his brother […]

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Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Video: bookmaker is setting up a ‘drunk tank’ at Royal Ascot

Bookmaker Paddy Power is set to poke fun at racegoers this week with a PR stunt which will see a six metre by two metre ‘drunk tank’ set up at Royal Ascot. Despite being an event associated with high society and even the Royals, last year’s race was marred by a  brawl and similar incidents […]

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The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

From Mark Lawrenson’s incessant moaning to a host of bizarre observations, the TV commentary for the World Cup so far has been getting some serious stick from fans at home. Nonsensical comparisons have been made. Ridiculously tangential facts about nations uttered in complete seriousness. It’s enough to conjure memories of Alan Partridge’s nonsensical talk of “liquid football”, […]

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The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

The most Alan Partridge commentary quotes from the World Cup – so far

From Mark Lawrenson’s incessant moaning to a host of bizarre observations, the TV commentary for the World Cup so far has been getting some serious stick from fans. Nonsensical comparisons have been made. Ridiculously tangential facts about nations uttered in complete seriousness. It’s enough to conjure memories of Alan Partridge’s nonsensical talk of “liquid football”, feet “like […]

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How to recover from a sports injury quickly – according to a physiotherapist

How to recover from a sports injury quickly – according to a physiotherapist

Whether you are a serious athlete or just take part in sport recreationally, you are likely to have encountered an injury or two along the way. But strains and sprains don’t have to put you out of action for too long, and there are a few simple steps you can follow to get back on […]

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Could you eat the £15 belly-busting breakfast that no-one has managed to finish yet?

Could you eat the £15 belly-busting breakfast that no-one has managed to finish yet?

This huge belly-busting breakfast is defeating a cafe’s diners – with nobody managing to polish if off. The terrifying Terminator 2 fry-up has seen off a string of contenders who have dared to take on the challenge at Shepherd’s Place Farm Cafe near Haxey, by Doncaster. Farm owner Ted Phillips says people have come from […]

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A range of Fruit Chew sweets have been recalled due to allergy fears

A range of Fruit Chew sweets have been recalled due to allergy fears

A range of fruit-flavoured sweets have been recalled by their manufacturer following fears that they could pose a health risk. Various flavours of Fizz Wizz Fruit Chews are affected by the recall by Moon Sweets Couture because they contain sulphites which are not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health […]

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