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This major store is banning plastic bags and will charge customers for paper ones instead

This major store is banning plastic bags and will charge customers for paper ones instead

Boots is the latest store to ban plastic bags from their stores with more than 50 shops across the country going plastic-free from today. The pharmacy giant has committed to ditching all of its plastic bags in all stores by next year, but a small number of shops, 53 in total, will be offering paper […]

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Most fridges contain harmful bacteria: here’s how to avoid getting ill

Most fridges contain harmful bacteria: here’s how to avoid getting ill

A new investigation conducted by Which? has found that seven out of ten fridges contain harmful bacteria. The worst cases from the investigation found high levels of bacteria that can cause a variety of illnesses and infections, including sepsis. What did the investigation find? The investigators took five swabs from different locations in ten fridges. […]

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You could travel the world in 80 days for just £4,000 with Airbnb – here’s how to book

You could travel the world in 80 days for just £4,000 with Airbnb – here’s how to book

Keen travellers could pack up their bags and head off on an 80-day adventure around the world for just £4,000, as Airbnb launches a new holiday package. The trip includes travel to 18 countries on six different continents, with flights and accommodation included, as well as some meals. Inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel […]

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Budget airlines are charging more to fly baggage than passengers – these are the worst offenders

Budget airlines are charging more to fly baggage than passengers – these are the worst offenders

Popular cheap airlines Ryanair, Flybe and easyJet were named among the airlines charging higher fees for luggage than the cost for a person to fly abroad and back. Additional charges An investigation by The Mail on Sunday found that airlines are charging additional costs to take anything more than hand luggage on board. However, these […]

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Budget airlines are charging more to fly baggage than passengers – these are the worst offenders

Budget airlines are charging more to fly baggage than passengers – these are the worst offenders

Popular cheap airlines Ryanair, Flybe and easyJet were named among the airlines charging higher fees for luggage than the cost for a person to fly abroad and back. Additional charges An investigation by The Mail on Sunday found that airlines are charging additional costs to take anything more than hand luggage on board. However, these […]

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Oral health crisis in care homes as residents miss out on vital treatment

Oral health crisis in care homes as residents miss out on vital treatment

The teeth of elderly and disabled people living in care homes are being left to rot, according to dentists. A warning has been issued following a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which slammed care homes for neglecting the oral health of their residents. 100 care homes in England were inspected by the regulator […]

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UK set for blistering heatwave following month of rain in one day

UK set for blistering heatwave following month of rain in one day

A heatwave is on the way at the end of this week, but only after the country has faced a downpour of a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. Later in the week a 2,000 mile-wide African air plume is set to heat Europe, and could even mean Britain beats its previous June record […]

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Earth could be hit by an asteroid the size of a Boeing 737 this year

Earth could be hit by an asteroid the size of a Boeing 737 this year

An asteroid (called “2006QV89”) roughly the length of a Boeing 737 is expected to make its way past Earth in September this year – with a one in 7000 chance of collision. The asteroid made it on to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) “risk list”. Risk List The ESA’s risk list reports the details of […]

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The makers of Fortnite have promised to refund parents – here’s why

The makers of Fortnite have promised to refund parents – here’s why

Fortnite maker Epic Games has said that it will refund parents whose children rack up large bills on their bank cards while playing the online battle game. Matthew Weissinger, Director of Marketing at Epic Games, said that parents could claim a refund through the company’s player support system. Mr Weissinger was speaking at a meeting […]

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A primary school has swapped school uniforms for tracksuits – is it acceptable?

A primary school has swapped school uniforms for tracksuits – is it acceptable?

Teachers at a primary school have replaced traditional school uniforms with tracksuits, in a move that prompted mixed reactions from parents. Introduced to inspire a more ‘active’ curriculum, around 40 per cent of parents of children at Telford Junior School in Leamington Spa originally objected to the change in clothing. Some of the children have […]

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