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Dirty Brits ‘only wash twice a week’

Dirty Brits ‘only wash twice a week’

Nearly a fifth of Brits have confessed to washing just twice a week, according to a new survey. And more worryingly for families and colleagues, there’s a filthy five per cent who only scrub up once in every seven days. Even worse news for the great unwashed is that they will have missed International Bath […]

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Bizarre laws you could be breaking – like holding a salmon under suspicious circumstances

Bizarre laws you could be breaking – like holding a salmon under suspicious circumstances

Many of us might think we’re reasonably well versed in the laws of the land, with a decent working knowledge of what we can and can’t do. But the legal world is a complex place and having developed over centuries, there are ancient laws still active which have little relevance in modern society. Holding a […]

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Cancelled too soon? The TV shows that should make a comeback

Cancelled too soon? The TV shows that should make a comeback

From children’s series lost to the mists of time, to dramas cut from the schedules before they could come to a satisfying conclusion. It’s tempting to dream of our favourite television from years past being reborn or revitalised. We asked members of our Screen Babble discussion group which TV programmes they would like to see […]

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Aldi whiskies named best in the world

Aldi whiskies named best in the world

Whisky snobs may sneer, but Aldi’s own-label offerings have been named as the best in world. The budget retailer scooped two gold medals at the world-renowned Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters. Aldi’s whiskies beat off stiff competition from some big-name brands – some of which retail for three times as much – to claim the […]

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World Cup quiz: match the official ball to the tournament year

World Cup quiz: match the official ball to the tournament year

The design of the official World Cup ball conjures up almost as much debate as events on the pitch when the tournament rolls around every four years. They’re blamed on everything from free kicks going awry to awkward corners, penalties that go sailing over the bar to goalkeeping mishaps. But can you link these World […]

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Hereditary review: This is quite possibly the scariest film of the decade

Hereditary review: This is quite possibly the scariest film of the decade

★★★★★ By Matthew Turner Hereditary, the debut feature from writer-director Ari Aster, is already being touted as the scariest film of the year. For once, the hype is very real. It’s an instant horror classic, not just the most terrifying film of the year (sorry, A Quiet Place), but quite possibly the scariest film of […]

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10 funny tweets to get you through Storm Hector

10 funny tweets to get you through Storm Hector

Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued for much of the UK and Northern Ireland as Storm Hector closes in. Wet weather, fallen trees and wind speeds of 70 miles per hour or more are expected. There is also a heightened chance of large waves and potential for beach debris to end up on […]

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Pushy parents warned against using video footage as ‘evidence’ at school sports days

Pushy parents warned against using video footage as ‘evidence’ at school sports days

Ultra-competitive parents have been warned against using smartphones to record “video evidence” at sports day events by a headteacher. The Telegraph reports that Cardiff principal Sian Evans of Mynydd Bychan school encouraged parents to avoid taking extreme measures to ensure their child’s achievements are recognised. At previous events parents had allegedly recorded footage and then […]

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How we made Game of Thrones’ most epic effects scene yet

How we made Game of Thrones’ most epic effects scene yet

*Spoilers for Game of Thrones seasons 1-7* Matthew Rouleau first learned he was going to be working on one of Game of Thrones’ most memorable, jaw-dropping moments in the summer of 2016. It’s fair to say he was excited at the prospect. “It was just in concept art, and the episodes hadn’t been shot yet. […]

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Why spoons will be this World Cup’s vuvuzelas

Why spoons will be this World Cup’s vuvuzelas

Eight years ago, the South African World Cup was soundtracked by the blaring noise of the vuvuzela; trumpet-like plastic instrument that took on the sound of a swarm of angry bees when thousands of supporters got together. For 2018’s tournament, the Russian hosts are hoping their own traditional instrument can provide a unique, aurally evocative […]

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