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Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

It’s not unknown that accents and dialects vary greatly throughout the UK, depending on the area you’re from. Whether it’s Cockney rhyming slang, Scouse accents in Liverpool, unique colloquial phrases in Yorkshire, or completely different dialects throughout the nation, there is huge diversity in the linguistic map of Britain. With this comes a multitude of […]

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These Northern Ireland pubs are in the running for a major prize

These Northern Ireland pubs are in the running for a major prize

There are hundreds of great pubs in Northern Ireland, but six establishments have been singled out for recognition in a major prize. Walled City Brewery, The Northern Whig, The Stokers Halt, Blakes of the Hollow, The Brewer’s House and Keegan’s Bar are all named in a 94-strong list announced by the National Pub and Bar […]

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The funniest reactions from people who are indifferent about the royal baby

The funniest reactions from people who are indifferent about the royal baby

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, where she is in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace has said. The Duchess was taken to the Lindo wing of St Mary’s earlier this morning with the Duke of Cambridge where she will give birth to their third child. Whether […]

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Want to increase your social media likes? Get a pet

Want to increase your social media likes? Get a pet

The quickest way to boost your likes on social media is with the help of a four-legged friend, according to new research. A whopping 90 per cent of people have admitted they are more likely to engage with a post if it shows an animal, the report from network Three found. The new insight suggests […]

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Zero-calorie sweeteners ‘can still lead to diabetes and obesity’

Zero-calorie sweeteners ‘can still lead to diabetes and obesity’

Zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity, according to new research. The study shows that common artificial sweeteners used in zero-calorie drinks and other products can change how the body processes fat and energy. Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has led to a dramatic increase in the […]

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Robots will outnumber humans in 30 years

Robots will outnumber humans in 30 years

A leading expert has predicted that there will be more robots than humans by the year 2048. The earth’s robot population will grow to 9.4bn in the next thirty years, outnumbering the human population, according to futurologist Dr Ian Pearson. The research shows that even a modest growth of 20 per cent per year will see […]

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Martin Lewis takes on Facebook over scam adverts using his image

Martin Lewis takes on Facebook over scam adverts using his image

Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis is launching a High Court legal battle to “give Facebook a bloody nose” and change the way it operates over claims the social media platform is publishing scam adverts causing vulnerable people to hand over thousands of pounds to criminals. Mr Lewis is due to lodge court papers today […]

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Porsche recalls 911 toy

Porsche recalls 911 toy

Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH und Co. KG has withdrawn from sale a wooden toy version of one of its most iconic models. The high-performance sports car brand says that under certain circumstances, it is possible that the wheels and axles of the toy could become loose. The small parts could pose a choking hazard […]

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After Weinstein: two women on why we still need to explain the difference between flirting and sexual harassment

After Weinstein: two women on why we still need to explain the difference between flirting and sexual harassment

Helena Bassil-Mozorow, Glasgow Caledonian University and Katy Proctor, Glasgow Caledonian University Helena Bassil-Morozow: we need a ‘good conduct’ guide Following the high-profile toppling of Harvey Weinstein in autumn 2017, there was a significant shift in the way society perceives the power balance in the workplace. Though we are still far from solving it completely, at […]

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Moon cups linked to increased risk of toxic shock syndrome

Moon cups linked to increased risk of toxic shock syndrome

By Lewis Smith Moon cups have been linked to an increased risk of the rare but potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Tampons are already known to carry a risk but researchers have now shown that moon cups, an increasingly popular form of menstrual care, can also promote the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that […]

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