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Going the distance – Sacred Paws (re)united

Going the distance – Sacred Paws (re)united

Around 400 miles separate Glasgow and London – surely too far apart for a band to exist, never mind record an award-winning album. Yet, Glasgow-based duo Sacred Paws somehow made ‘Strike A Match’ – Scottish Album of the Year in 2017 – despite Rachel Aggs being based in the English capital. Now, however, things are […]

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What is a Strawberry Moon? The meaning behind June 2019 full moon, and when to see it

What is a Strawberry Moon? The meaning behind June 2019 full moon, and when to see it

This week will see a so-called ‘Strawberry Moon’ rising over the skies of the UK. In previous months, we’ve witnessed Snow Moons, Wolf Moons and even a Pink Moon. Now another dazzling bright full moon is in store on the night of 17 June, but what is the Strawberry Moon and how can you see […]

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This is how maternity and paternity leaves around Europe compare

This is how maternity and paternity leaves around Europe compare

The UK is one of the worst places in Europe for paid parental leave and finding affordable quality childcare, the UN children’s charity has said. UNICEF researchers analysed countries according to the length of maternity and paternity leave, as well as the proportion of children between zero and six years old in childcare. The only […]

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Most people will eat vegan ‘meat alternatives’ by 2040

Most people will eat vegan ‘meat alternatives’ by 2040

The majority of ‘meat’ consumed by 2040 will not actually come from animals, according to a new report. According to a new report compiled from expert interviews, the meat that people eat in 2040 will not actually come from animals. The research – compiled from expert interviews – states that 60 per cent of ‘meat’ […]

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KFC will cater to vegans with new Quorn ‘chicken’ burger trial

KFC will cater to vegans with new Quorn ‘chicken’ burger trial

KFC is the latest fast food chain to jump on the vegan bandwagon, as they unveil plans to introduce the ‘Imposter Burger’. Billed as a plant-based ‘chicken’ burger, the new menu item is intended to rival the likes of the popular Greggs vegan sausage roll. What’s it made of? The new burger will be a […]

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Morrisons will soon offer same-day grocery delivery in five UK cities – here are the locations

Morrisons will soon offer same-day grocery delivery in five UK cities – here are the locations

Morrisons and Amazon are expanding their same-day delivery service to Portsmouth, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle and Liverpool. The supermarket signed a contract with Amazon to provide groceries in 2016, and deliveries within the hour have been available in some locations. The same-day service has so far been available to shoppers in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and some […]

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BBC iPlayer’s 30 day catch-up service might soon be extended to a year – here’s everything you need to know

BBC iPlayer’s 30 day catch-up service might soon be extended to a year – here’s everything you need to know

TV fans could soon watch their favourite shows for a whole year on BBC iPlayer, as Ofcom has provisionally backed the broadcaster’s plans to increase the time limit. Under the new plans, iPlayer will see its current 30 day catch-up service extend to 12 months as standard, with some shows being available for even longer. […]

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You can now get a set of rare Peter Pan 50p coins – here’s how

You can now get a set of rare Peter Pan 50p coins – here’s how

A set of commemorative Peter Pan 50p coins has been made available on the Isle of Man, the first time The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up has even appeared in monetary form. The six coins are being released to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Peter Pan author, JM Barrie, gifting the rights to the […]

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Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps can now tell you if your taxi driver is taking the ‘scenic’ route

Google Maps is trialling a new feature that warns users that their taxi driver is taking them the ‘scenic’ route in order to increase the cost of their fare. The new off-route feature spots whenever your vehicle deviates from the fastest route by 500 metres or more and sends an alert to your phone, according […]

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This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

This is why a fifth of British holidaymakers have decided to stay at home

Almost one in five people in Britain are planning a staycation in the UK this year – and ten per cent of people have changed their holiday plans because of Brexit, according to two new surveys. The national poll conducted by Leeds Building Society showed the majority of those altering their plans have chosen the UK […]

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