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A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs. But not knowing exactly what you’re entitled to is […]

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Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket in Seattle, USA, more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes. The revolutionary shop doesn’t require customers to use any checkouts whatsoever, manned or self-service. Shoppers don’t even need to scan their chosen items in any way to pay for them. Before […]

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Boxing fans caught off guard as fake Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets flood internet

Boxing fans caught off guard as fake Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker tickets flood internet

It’s the most high-profile fight of heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua’s glittering career so far – and tickets are like gold dust. The British boxer and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker square up at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31, when Joshua’s IBF, WBA and IBO titles, as well as the Kiwi’s WBO belt, will […]

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Gestational diabetes ‘points towards heightened risk of heart disease’

Gestational diabetes ‘points towards heightened risk of heart disease’

Mums to be who develop a form of diabetes while pregnant are at greater risk from heart disease, warns new research. Women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to the British study. Researchers say […]

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New method to stop cells dividing ‘could stop cancer spreading’

New method to stop cells dividing ‘could stop cancer spreading’

A drug that could stop cancer in its tracks is being developed by scientists. It shuts down a specific protein that fuels the spread of tumours. Targeted therapy is a relatively new approach to curing the disease. It homes in on individual chemicals that cause cells to divide and multiply. Stopping this process is the […]

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What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

What are the odds of Trump surviving 2018 in office? An expert crunches the numbers

Christoph Siemroth, University of Essex Donald Trump has been under constant fire from critics since he began his campaign in the summer of 2015, and his presidency has so far been perhaps the most chaotic and bizarre in recent decades. But as he approaches the first anniversary of his inauguration, the pressure is only getting […]

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Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Plastic ban isn’t enough so let’s take another look at personal carbon accounts

Martin Burgess, Aberystwyth University A recent call from MPs to put a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups, and bans on plastic products cropping up across the country, show that the UK is getting serious about tackling collective individual behaviour which threatens the environment. Large-scale programmes aimed at changing people’s behaviour are rare – but […]

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Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teen drinkers could face liver damage over next four decades

Teens who start drinking early could be setting themselves up for liver damage over the next four decades, a study warned. Their drinking can predict the risk of developing liver disease later in life and the findings suggested safe drinking limits needed to be lowered. In the UK men and women are advised not to […]

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Teachers with Northern and Midlands accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why

Teachers with Northern and Midlands accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why

Alexander Baratta, University of Manchester The way we talk can reveal a lot about us and our origins – in terms of region, class and ethnicity. The UK has a wide variety of accents but not all are created equal – with some accents deemed to be more socially acceptable than others. Maybe it’s not […]

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One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

One year of Trump: his most bizarre tweets as President

January 20 marks a year since President Donald Trump moved into the White House. It’s been anything, but uneventful. Rarely has a week gone by without a shadow of controversy looming over the outspoken and erratic leader of the free world. Some of his most bizarre outbursts, rants and statements have been delivered over social […]

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