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These are the rules about working during a heatwave

These are the rules about working during a heatwave

British summertime is a notoriously fickle beast with those few days of sunshine a year coveted by all of us who enjoy not being rained on. However, with offices often not having windows that open or working air conditioning, it can get stiflingly hot while you work. Can we be sent home if temperatures reach […]

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San Francisco first US city to ban vapes and e-cigarettes – should it happen in the UK?

San Francisco first US city to ban vapes and e-cigarettes – should it happen in the UK?

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the sale and delivery of e-cigarettes and vapes despite being home to the most popular vaping company in the US. City officials banned stores selling vaporisers and made it illegal for retailers to deliver to addresses in the city, reported the BBC. This is despite […]

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Children’s slime toy recalled due to dangerous chemical fears

Children’s slime toy recalled due to dangerous chemical fears

A children’s toy made to look like slime cartoon poo and unicorn poo has been recalled from retailers due to fears over dangerous chemicals in the ingredients. The toy comes from manufacturer Tobar and was sold in Claire’s Accessories and online on Amazon. Why has it been recalled? Unsafe Products has highlighted the slime as […]

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Rare bacterial infection spread through sneezing and kissing leaves 12 people dead – here’s how to stay safe

Rare bacterial infection spread through sneezing and kissing leaves 12 people dead – here’s how to stay safe

Strep A is in the national news agenda this week as twelve people are revealed to have died of the rare bacterial infection following a “very serious” outbreak that has spread in Essex. There have been 32 reported cases of the disease, called invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) infection, across the county, with Public Health […]

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These are the price hikes affecting pay monthly EE customers

These are the price hikes affecting pay monthly EE customers

Millions of EE customers will have to pay more for calls and texts not included in their monthly plans, the mobile giant has announced. The price hikes, which will be enforced from 19 August this year, will see people paying more for calls to UK mobiles, landlines and voicemails. 10p per minute increase Calls will […]

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Making this one change to your home can boost its value up to £45,000

Making this one change to your home can boost its value up to £45,000

If you have a garage currently sitting unused, you could add thousands to the value of your home by converting it into an extra room. Homeowners could add as much as £45,000 to their property value by converting the space, new research has revealed – and in most cases, you don’t need to seek planning […]

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These dirty household tasks are spreading germs and making you ill

These dirty household tasks are spreading germs and making you ill

New research has revealed that people are putting themselves and their families in danger with careless household hygiene. A report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) found that public misunderstandings about good hygiene practices could lead to serious health consequences. Why are people confused? The survey uncovered different areas of concern around hygiene […]

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Fears of a summer invasion of deadly Asian hornets after reports of UK sightings

Fears of a summer invasion of deadly Asian hornets after reports of UK sightings

What is believed to have been two large hornets have been spotted in the UK, sparking fears of a summer invasion. The latest sightings in Devon comes after it was revealed that Alastair Christie, whose job is to tackle the spread of the hornets, reportedly spotted 80 queens in Jersey. Sightings The witness snapped a […]

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Playing the name game – Louise Connell on identity, art, and the power of the music fan

Playing the name game – Louise Connell on identity, art, and the power of the music fan

What’s in a name? For singer Louise Connell it’s complicated – the Lanarkshire-based singer having previously gone under the Reverieme monicker. “I hated the sound of my own name, the consonants in ‘Connell’ are a really sad sound,” she recalls, “so I used a different name for the music. it was Reverie for a while […]

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These are the most popular baby names of 2019 so far – with 80s classics making a comeback

These are the most popular baby names of 2019 so far – with 80s classics making a comeback

The most popular baby names so far this year have been revealed, with 2019 seeing classic monikers from the 1980s making a big comeback. New parents are also taking inspiration from popular culture this year, choosing names influenced by the likes of hit Netflix shows, Love Island and Game of Thrones. David and Hannah are […]

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