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Parents should put hummus and mangetout in school lunchboxes – according to council guidelines

Parents should put hummus and mangetout in school lunchboxes – according to council guidelines

A packed lunch may sound like a simple meal to prepare for your child, but a standard sandwich and a bag of crisps is no longer considered an appropriate option, according to new guidelines from one city council. Catering Leeds (specialists in food education at Leeds City Council) has devised a ‘healthy packed lunch builder’ […]

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Child stair gates sold by Amazon and Argos ‘fail safety tests’

Child stair gates sold by Amazon and Argos ‘fail safety tests’

Safety gates sold by retailers Argos and Amazon could be a “danger” to kids, according to Which? The consumer watchdog found that three out of the ten gates tested failed durability tests. The fear now is that children could easily knock the affected gates out of place and put their safety at risk. Three out […]

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Bookies slash the odds on wettest October ever as heavy rain hits the UK

Bookies slash the odds on wettest October ever as heavy rain hits the UK

The UK has seen typical autumnal weather of late, as Storm Callum brought a blast of wet and windy weather with it last week. Bookmaker Ladbrokes has recently slashed odds on this month being the wettest October on record, as various areas of the UK are forecast for rain, cloud and cooler temperatures for the […]

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McDonald’s apologises after refusing to serve free drinks to firefighters battling a major fire

McDonald’s apologises after refusing to serve free drinks to firefighters battling a major fire

Fast food giant McDonald’s has apologised after knocking back a request to serve free drinks to firefighters who had been battling a blaze at a York branch of retailer B&M. Crews from across the county spent hours tackling the fire at the city’s Clifton Moor retail park on Saturday (13 Oct). Bought drinks by members […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting first child

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting first child

Kensington Palace has officially announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. In a statement released this morning the Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. “Their […]

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How to keep ladybirds out of your home as insect invasion sweeps the UK

How to keep ladybirds out of your home as insect invasion sweeps the UK

Invasive Harlequin ladybirds infected with the STD known as Laboulbeniales are pouring into UK homes prompting countless social media posts of the critters from concerned homeowners. . Typically spotted bunched around windowsills, the invasive species of ladybird can not pass the disease they carry onto humans, but are a serious threat to native species of […]

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Does your travel insurance cover extreme weather and natural disaster? Here’s what you need to check

Does your travel insurance cover extreme weather and natural disaster? Here’s what you need to check

A series of extreme weather events around the world – from the flash floods in Majorca to Hurricane Michael – have caused much concern among travellers. Worries over disruption and damage has led to a sharp rise in enquires from travellers asking if their insurance will cover them if they cancel their holiday, according to specialist […]

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The funniest royal wedding tweets – as Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank

The funniest royal wedding tweets – as Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank

Today sees the second Royal Wedding of 2018, following on from the hullabaloo that was Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage ceremony in May. There’s been slightly less hype surrounding this one, as the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson – and ninth in line to the throne – Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank […]

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Doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis in the UK from November

Doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis in the UK from November

From 1 November doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients in the UK, the Home Secretary has announced. The new rule will come into force across England, Scotland and Wales, while the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has also announced it is taking measures to enable patients to be prescribed cannabis-based […]

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These are the trains and flights already cancelled as Storm Callum batters the UK

These are the trains and flights already cancelled as Storm Callum batters the UK

Storm Callum has begun wreaking havoc across the UK, bringing torrential rain and gale force winds of up to 76mph to some areas, and prompting warnings of flooding, power cuts and travel disruption. The severe weather has already hit some parts of the country hard, with Western Power Distribution saying more than 950 homes had […]

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