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The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

The Post review: an all-too relevant film about the importance of press freedom

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep headline this rousing and timely drama from director Steven Spielberg. Scripted by Liz Hannah (with a polish from Spotlight writer Josh Singer), the film centres on the Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. However, though the film depicts events from 46 […]

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Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco delays plans to change Clubcard rewards scheme following outcry

Tesco has delayed changes to its loyalty rewards scheme, following an angry reaction from its customers and consumer groups. The supermarket chain wrote to  millions of Clubcard users earlier this week, informing them it had “simplified” its rewards scheme. The changes, originally were due to come into effect without notice from this Monday, would involve […]

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Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu rates soar more than 150 per cent

Flu cases have soared more than two and a half times in just a fortnight – fuelled by the deadly ‘Aussie’ bug, according to new research. About 31,300 patients in England visited their GP last week – a rise of almost 153 per cent since the start of the year. The virus is affecting older […]

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10 things you need to know about Disney’s new movie Coco

10 things you need to know about Disney’s new movie Coco

It’s time to practice your Spanish because Disney’s latest offering, Coco, looks set to bring the Latino spirit to cinemas this January.

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Coco review: Pixar’s new movie packs an emotional wallop

Coco review: Pixar’s new movie packs an emotional wallop

★★★★ Review by Matthew Turner Pixar’s latest animated adventure celebrates Mexico’s Day of the Dead, the holiday honouring deceased family members and friends. In doing so, the spirit-raising fantasy single-handedly atones for years of Mexican cartoon stereotypes, from Speedy Gonzales to the wrestler’s mask-wearing aircraft in Planes. This is both highly commendable and a necessary, […]

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Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

Britannia review: Game of Thrones’ weird, preposterous little brother

“On your knees, w****r!” screams a bandit with a strong West Country accent, in the opening episode of Sky’s major new historical drama Britannia. Moments later, a character unleashes previously hidden Jedi mind powers – complete with blurry screen effect. It’s fair to say that Britannia might not be the most accurate depiction of the […]

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Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

It started with healthy salads, yogurt pots, low-calorie sandwiches and flatbreads. Then they moved on to gluten-free ‘Balanced Choice’ soup, caramel lattes and focaccia-style pizza. Now Greggs – once a byword for unhealthy eating due to the popularity of its sausage rolls, steak bakes and sugary doughnuts – is considering selling vegan sandwiches. Currently, there […]

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Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

Blind drunk – shots and a pint of cider rated the worst first date tipples

First impressions count, especially when meeting a prospective partner for the first time. However, before that crucial first date is even really under way, you may already be passing judgement – or being judged – solely on what drink you order. British dating app, Trueview conducted a survey of 1,000 people to find out how […]

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Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Ladies first, please and thank you and good manners on the way out, say rude Brits

Old fashioned manners such as ‘ladies first’, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and keeping elbows off the table are all in danger of dying out. Never using swear words is a rule many of us struggle to stick to, along with holding doors open for the person behind you and not using your phone at […]

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Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Brushing doesn’t stop effects of sugar on children’s teeth

Children who snack all day instead of eating just three meals a day are more likely to have tooth decay — as brushing their teeth can’t ward off the effects of sugary treats. A study based on a sample of nearly 4,000 pre-school children shows snacking habits are most strongly associated with decay. Researchers found […]

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