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Warning to gardeners to check for wildlife before mowing

Vets are calling for gardeners to check their lawns for wildlife before they mow, following the sad tale of a hedgehog which died after being injured in a garden. With summer seemingly on the way, Britons may be getting outside to tidy up for the first time following the long winter. However, cases like the […]

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz: how many of these £32,000 questions can you answer?

Who Wants to be a Millionaire recently made a return to ITV to mark its 20th anniversary – and it wasn’t without its controversies. With Jeremy Clarkson stepping into Chris Tarrant’s presenting shoes, the quiz show made headlines when a contestant ignored her husband’s advice after using the ‘Phone a Friend’ lifeline – and lost £31,000. […]

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Simon Cowell’s new BBC talent show The Greatest Dancer wants contestants

Simon Cowell’s new BBC talent show The Greatest Dancer wants contestants

Are you, in the words of disco divas Sister Sledge, the greatest dancer? If busting moves is your thing, then the BBC wants to hear from you. The Greatest Dancer, the latest project from X Factor head honcho Simon Cowell, is an exciting new dance competition for BBC One. The eight-part series will air on […]

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Bizarre claims middle-class women are taking MDMA via cheese

Bizarre claims middle-class women are taking MDMA via cheese

By Russell Jackson A new drug-taking trend known as ‘brieing’ has seen a growing number of middle-class people taking MDMA wrapped in cheese, it was claimed yesterday. Circles of friends are reportedly relying on the drug – which is the main component of ecstasy – to help rediscover their youth and improve their friendships. The […]

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Those aren’t raisins – the odd and disgusting objects that crop up in our food

Those aren’t raisins – the odd and disgusting objects that crop up in our food

By James Walker of www.resolver.co.uk  Take a deep breath everyone and put down those snacks. Complaints about food have been rising dramatically in the last year, so grit your teeth as we cover some of the stranger and more disgusting things people have found when tucking into a meal or snack. I see a wide range of rather troubling […]

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What is plogging – and how do I get involved?

What is plogging – and how do I get involved?

Every Tuesday night in Edinburgh keen joggers gather at the Leith bar-restaurant Joseph Pearce and set off on a leisurely evening jog. These fitness fanatics aren’t merely looking to stretch their legs, however. Armed with gloves and bin bags, the group dart off on city runs and fill their refuse sacks with the plastic bottles, […]

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Revealed: the full list of blue flag beaches in the UK for 2018

Revealed: the full list of blue flag beaches in the UK for 2018

More than 100 of the UK’s beaches have been deemed safe to bathe in according to Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). In total 124 of the British Isles’ sandy stretches were awarded Blue Flag status by the not-for-profit organisation. Sixty-eight beaches in England were deemed safe for swimmers, compared to 44 in Wales, 10 in Northern […]

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Aldi whisky range named among best in the world – and it starts at £12.99 a bottle

Aldi whisky range named among best in the world – and it starts at £12.99 a bottle

Whisky has a reputation as being a tipple for a special occasion thanks to its cost, but discount retailer Aldi has been recognised as having some of the best malts in the world. The budget supermarket chain’s best whiskies have earned the same accolades as others more than twice the price. The retailer has won six silver […]

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Once Upon a Time in the West at 50: how Ennio Morricone’s music powered a classic

Once Upon a Time in the West at 50: how Ennio Morricone’s music powered a classic

Has any piece of movie music more perfectly reflected the concept of ‘nemesis’ than Ennio Morricone‘s stunning, ominous ‘Man With A Harmonica’ theme? As Charles Bronson’s vengeful loner pursues the murderous Frank in Sergio Leone’s 1968 masterpiece Once Upon a Time in The West, the composer’s explosive, powerful work conveys the solemn thrill of someone […]

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The most frustrating TV cancellations of all time

The most frustrating TV cancellations of all time

As evidenced by the horrified reactions to a spate of high-profile TV cancellations last week, few things irk a telly addict more than the premature loss of a beloved show. That was seconded by the overwhelming response when we asked members of our Screen Babble group on Facebook to name their choices for the most […]

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