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Check your loft for rare Star Wars action figures, as a collection is set to sell for £280,000

Check your loft for rare Star Wars action figures, as a collection is set to sell for £280,000

The world’s rarest collection of Star Wars action figures is expected to sell for £280,000 when it goes under the hammer next month. The 33-piece catalogue includes never-before-seen mint condition figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. It also includes an ultra-rare figure of Bib Fortuna, Jabba the Hutt’s sniveling chief of staff […]

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Morrisons Quieter Hour: when does it start and how does it work?

Morrisons Quieter Hour: when does it start and how does it work?

Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a new ‘quieter hour’ in stores to benefit shoppers who struggle with music and noise. The Quieter Hour initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society and is designed to help customers who find the noise associated with supermarket shopping difficult to cope with. How will […]

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Warning as heatwave returns after a three-year-old boy suffers horrific beach BBQ burns

Warning as heatwave returns after a three-year-old boy suffers horrific beach BBQ burns

A young mum has described her horror as she watched her toddler’s skin ‘melt’ after he fell on sand where a barbecue had been. Taylor Williams, 26, was enjoying a fun day in the sun with her two children, three-year-old Freddie and Mega, seven. After eating, Taylor tided away the bbq and noticed the sand […]

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Oasis reunion rumours as Liam Gallagher calls on Noel to reform ‘the BIG O’

Oasis reunion rumours as Liam Gallagher calls on Noel to reform ‘the BIG O’

They’ve been embroiled in a sibling spat for years, but Liam Gallagher has called on his brother Noel to bring Oasis back together. In a tweet aimed at his elder brother, Liam, 45, said: “I forgive you now let’s get the BIG O back together”. It’s not the first time Liam has hinted at a […]

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Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, there is always a risk of falling ill. Many holidaymakers can develop an upset stomach while travelling, but some illnesses can be a lot more serious. Here are five tropical conditions you should be aware of, and how to avoid contracting them. Malaria Malaria is spread by […]

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I’m 84 – and I’m addicted to Love Island

I’m 84 – and I’m addicted to Love Island

It sometimes seems as though the only TV show that matters at the moment is Love Island. And with millions of UK viewers caught up in island romance fever, its popularity is now even spreading to the older generation. 84-year-old Barbara, from Wakefield, can’t get enough of all the Love Island action, as she explains […]

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Checking your pee before flushing could help you to catch cancer early

Checking your pee before flushing could help you to catch cancer early

A new campaign is urging adults to check their pee before they flush the toilet, in an effort to help detect cancer early. The Be Clear on Cancer campaign by Public Health England is encouraging people who spot blood in their urine – even if it is just once – to visit their doctor immediately […]

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Four-day week for same pay hailed as a success – is it time to try it here?

Four-day week for same pay hailed as a success – is it time to try it here?

Perpetual Guardian, an estate planning firm in New Zealand, recently experimented with a four-day working week, designed to give employees more time to manage their family commitments and focus on their work in the office. Employees worked four eight-hour days, but still got paid for a five-day week, in March and April this year.  This […]

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Toxic algae outbreak across the UK is killing dogs – and it’s harmful to humans too

Toxic algae outbreak across the UK is killing dogs – and it’s harmful to humans too

Potentially toxic blue-green algae have been found in rivers, lochs and lakes across Scotland and the Lake District, and more is expected, thanks to the recent hot weather. Scientists say the algae are harmful to both humans and animals if ingested, and two dogs have reportedly already died this summer in Scotland as a result […]

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The secret of a long life? Custard creams and Stella, says 100-year-old woman

The secret of a long life? Custard creams and Stella, says 100-year-old woman

By Ruchira Sharma A woman who recently celebrated her 100th birthday credited the properties of two particular items for her youthful appearance – Stella Artois lager and custard creams. Eileen Maher, who is 30 years older than the NHS and just three months younger than the RAF, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and staff […]

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