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Heatwave set to return ahead of August bank holiday after Storm Ernesto subsides

Heatwave set to return ahead of August bank holiday after Storm Ernesto subsides

The weather has taken a dip lately, with cooler temperatures and wet and windy weather conditions, mostly thanks to the appearance of Storm Ernesto last week. However, temperatures are now on the rise again with the heatwave set to return to England, as the country returns to more humid, muggy weather in the run-up to […]

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Spiders that can jump six feet in the air discovered for first time in the UK

Spiders that can jump six feet in the air discovered for first time in the UK

Arachnophobes look away now. A rare type of spider has been spotted for the first time in the UK – and it can leap six feet in the air. The spring-legged arachnid was found at the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve in Warrington, Cheshire. Officially known as the Sibianor larae, the creepy-crawly was […]

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Rare £2 coins sell on eBay for £3,500 – with similar coins worth thousands

Rare £2 coins sell on eBay for £3,500 – with similar coins worth thousands

An eBay user has just sold two rare £2 coins for a whopping £3,500 – so if you keep special edition coins, it’s worth taking a closer look at your own collection. A Charles Dickens £2 coin was sold by the user climbing_uk on the auction site earlier this week, raking in a staggering amount. […]

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The number of parking tickets issued has increased by over six million in the last 12 years

The number of parking tickets issued has increased by over six million in the last 12 years

Nearly 6.5 million parking tickets could be issued to British drivers in just a 12-month period, new figures suggest. The number of parking tickets issued has risen from 272,000 in 2006/07 to 6.44 million in 2018, showing an increase of around 6,178,000 tickets over a 12 year period. According to RAC Foundation analysis of Government […]

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The UK is experiencing a sharp rise in bedbug infestations – here’s how to get rid of them

The UK is experiencing a sharp rise in bedbug infestations – here’s how to get rid of them

The UK is facing a dramatic increase in the number of bed bug infestations as a result of hot weather. Here’s how to prevent your house from being overrun by the critters. What has brought it on? The record Summer heatwave has caused the bedbug infestation. The parasites are known to reproduce at a more rapid […]

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Gatwick Airport staff resort to using whiteboards for flight times after ‘IT issue’

Gatwick Airport staff resort to using whiteboards for flight times after ‘IT issue’

Staff at Gatwick Airport are being forced to write departure times on whiteboards after an issue with its systems this morning (20 Aug). The airport said a problem with its IT provider Vodafone had led to the flight information not being displayed correctly. When the #tech goes down. Old #school #gatwick pic.twitter.com/ScTSK4lufV — Ty Goddard […]

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Netflix accused of running ‘adverts’ between episodes – and users are not happy

Netflix accused of running ‘adverts’ between episodes – and users are not happy

Netflix has been forced to respond to accusations that it is running ‘adverts’ on its service, after viewers began complaining they were seeing promotions for other programmes while bingeing shows. The TV and film streaming service have confirmed that they are testing “recommendations” and “video previews” – and some subscribers are not impressed. What’s the […]

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Here’s how the new GCSE grading system works

Here’s how the new GCSE grading system works

More than half a million teenagers are coming to the end of the anxious wait for their GCSE results, having sat the first of the new, tougher exams in the majority of subjects. This year, students will receive numerical grades in most subjects following changes to the system that have seen more challenging content being […]

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5 smart ways to get cheaper train tickets

5 smart ways to get cheaper train tickets

by Marcus Mayers, University of Huddersfield and David Bamford, University of Huddersfield British rail commuters are being told they are likely to face fare hikes. Price increases aside, the rules around tickets are complex and date back to the 1980s, which means there’s a bewildering array of tickets available: anytime, saver, super saver, season, advanced, […]

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The 10 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

The 10 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Stand-up comedian Adam Rowe has seen off competition from hundreds of fellow comedians and won the coveted Funniest Joke of the Fringe. The Scouser’s joke about the irony of being fired from a job centre was voted the winner by 41 per cent of judges who voted in the 11th annual Funniest Joke of the […]

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