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Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

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Tesco Luxury Soft White Toilet Tissue purchased in Plymouth, Devon which is seen the have noticeably different tube sizes

Tesco accused of ripping off customers after toilet rolls appear to shrink

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle.

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WATCH: Council apologises after road sweeper video goes viral

Staff at Hyndburn Council have issued an apology after hilarious footage featuring one their workers in a mechanical sweeper was shared on social media.
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Does any of this sound familiar?

French plaits, how to ice skate and Taylor Swift's latest hit - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie's boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs' 'Troublemaker' are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

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The 2.25 six-pack of low fat 70 per cent pork sausages were released in a limited number of smaller supermarkets.

‘Nationwide shortage’ of sausage brand after Slimming World dieters go mad for them

Slimmers are going bonkers for a new brand of low fat sausage - sparking empty shelves and furious online rows.
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The affected products

Early Learning Centre issues safety notice over children’s wooden toy range

A safety notice has been issued concerning a range of children’s toys by their supplier.

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There is still more to learn about the long term impact of pets on children's development

Pets are a child's best friend

New study finds that children value the companionship of their pet even more than their sibling

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Four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at wheel

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

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Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

B&M has recalled a range of biscuits owing to ingredients which could cause a health risk not being correctly labelled.

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‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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The study disproves previous theories that e-cigarettes are responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking

E-cigarettes ‘attract teens who wouldn’t normally smoke’

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

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BT are putting their prices up

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

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T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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North West men wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

North West men wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

Attractive, approachable men who are also happy to bare all are being sought for a part-time job that pays around £25 an hour.

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You could soon have to pay to withdraw your money

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Children need more rest time

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Italian firefighters search for survivors after an avalanche buried a hotel near Farindola, central Italy

'Eight found alive' in Italian hotel buried by avalanche

Eight people including two children have been found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel that was engulfed by an avalanche, police have said, according to news agency Ansa.

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A Gourmet Burger Kitchen advert which people believed to be offensive to vegetarians and vegans

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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House prices are reaching a dangerously inflated level

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash.
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