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Channel 4 seeks LEGO fans for new series of TV show

Channel 4 seeks LEGO fans for new series of TV show

Whether you are an AFOL (adult fan of LEGO) or you and your classmate spend hours after school building LEGO spaceships and fairy castles, Channel 4 is looking for the UK’s best brick building duo to compete in a LEGO building competition. Tuesday’s Child, the production team behind the hit Channel 4 show, LEGO Masters, is […]

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Firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

Firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.  Richie Burton purchased three cute animal-shaped wheatbags for each of his children this Christmas – blissfully unaware of the drama that would unfold on Boxing Day evening. After heating up the Topshop product […]

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French flu warning as another deadly virus set to hit the UK

French flu warning as another deadly virus set to hit the UK

With the UK in the grip of Aussie flu, another deadly bug could hit the country soon. French flu seems likely to make its way across the Channel, with the NHS warning its workers to get vaccinated against it. However, figures show that only one in three hospital workers have received a preventative jab so […]

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Alzheimer’s protein study welcomed by experts

Alzheimer’s protein study welcomed by experts

 A study showing how rogue proteins clump together in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients was welcomed by dementia experts. US scientists found the proteins that cause devastating memory problems and confusion come in different strains – a discovery that could lead to earlier treatment. Dr Carol Routledge, director of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: […]

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Stop worrying about exercise and stress – you may live longer

Stop worrying about exercise and stress – you may live longer

Robin Bailey, University of Central Lancashire It’s January, so it’s likely that you have set yourself goals to be more physically active and less stressed in 2018. Paradoxically, better goals would be to stop worrying about how much exercise you’re getting and to stop worrying about being too stressed. A recent study of over 60,000 […]

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David Bowie’s unforgettable UK performances

David Bowie’s unforgettable UK performances

On what would have been the late pop star David Bowie’s 71st birthday, we look back at some of his unforgettable live performances across the UK. From London to Livingston, the Ziggy Stardust singer played in some surprising locations and venues, including a former roller disco in Leeds. We may have lost Bowie in 2016, […]

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Women more prone to seasonal depression than men, says study

Women more prone to seasonal depression than men, says study

Women are more affected by the changes in the season making them more at risk “winter blues” than men, a new study found. Shorter days and colder temperatures such as a dip in summer triggers depression in women. And as the days got longer they felt more tired then men. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also […]

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Rumour Mill: Griezmann’s huge wage demand | Bournmouth target Sammie Szmodics in million-pound swoop | Sunderland poised to complete loan signing of Jake Clarke-Salter | Reds and Gunners have eyes on Ben Wilmot

Rumour Mill: Griezmann’s huge wage demand | Bournmouth target Sammie Szmodics in million-pound swoop | Sunderland poised to complete loan signing of Jake Clarke-Salter | Reds and Gunners have eyes on Ben Wilmot

We’re a quarter way through the January window and the rumours are flying. Griezmann insists on sky high salary in Man U deal Antoine Griezmann will demand £400,000 a week to join Manchester United in favour of Barcelona, the Sun reports. The paper says the Atletico Madrid striker has been lined up in an £89million […]

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Women night workers have fifth higher cancer risk

Women night workers have fifth higher cancer risk

Working night shifts can increase the risk of cancer for women by a fifth, according to new research. Scientists found it could increase the risk of skin cancer by 41 per cent, breast cancer by 32 per cent, and stomach cancer by 18 per cent. Nurses had the highest increase in risk – 58 per […]

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Dieters stick to New Year’s resolution using eating montior app

Dieters stick to New Year’s resolution using eating montior app

Dieters are more likely to stick to their New Year’s resolution if they use an app that daily monitors how much they eat, a new study found. After the excesses over Christmas many struggle to maintain their diet as they rely on self control and haphazardly recording what they ate. Most dieters admit they do […]

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