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Netflix accused of running ‘adverts’ between episodes – and users are not happy

Netflix accused of running ‘adverts’ between episodes – and users are not happy

Netflix has been forced to respond to accusations that it is running ‘adverts’ on its service, after viewers began complaining they were seeing promotions for other programmes while bingeing shows. The TV and film streaming service have confirmed that they are testing “recommendations” and “video previews” – and some subscribers are not impressed. What’s the […]

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Here’s how the new GCSE grading system works

Here’s how the new GCSE grading system works

More than half a million teenagers are coming to the end of the anxious wait for their GCSE results, having sat the first of the new, tougher exams in the majority of subjects. This year, students will receive numerical grades in most subjects following changes to the system that have seen more challenging content being […]

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5 smart ways to get cheaper train tickets

5 smart ways to get cheaper train tickets

by Marcus Mayers, University of Huddersfield and David Bamford, University of Huddersfield British rail commuters are being told they are likely to face fare hikes. Price increases aside, the rules around tickets are complex and date back to the 1980s, which means there’s a bewildering array of tickets available: anytime, saver, super saver, season, advanced, […]

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The 10 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

The 10 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Stand-up comedian Adam Rowe has seen off competition from hundreds of fellow comedians and won the coveted Funniest Joke of the Fringe. The Scouser’s joke about the irony of being fired from a job centre was voted the winner by 41 per cent of judges who voted in the 11th annual Funniest Joke of the […]

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16 of Barry Chuckle’s greatest jokes

16 of Barry Chuckle’s greatest jokes

With the sad passing of Barry Chuckle – real name, Barry Elliot –  one of children’s TV’s most legendary entertainers was lost. One half of the famed Chuckle Brothers duo, Barry often portrayed the more innocent of the two, frequently misunderstanding basic instructions, and quipping back with hilarious word-play of his own. With Barry Chuckle’s […]

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Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent star

Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent star

Britain’s Got Talent star Simonne Kerr, 31, was found dead yesterday at her home in Battersea, south-west London. A man has now been charged with her murder. Desmond Sylva, 40, was arrested yesterday, after Kerr’s six year old son discovered her with a stab wound and called the police. An advocate for blood donation Kerr, […]

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Why your low-carb diet isn’t as good for you as you think

Why your low-carb diet isn’t as good for you as you think

Following a low-carbohydrate diet might not be as good for your health as you think. A new study suggests they could actually shorten life expectancy by up to four years. Low-carb eating plans, such as Atkins and the Ketogenic diet, are widely followed and have become increasingly popular for aiding weight loss, but their low […]

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This is how to get a well paid job without going to university

This is how to get a well paid job without going to university

While exam results can feel like the be-all and end-all for school pupils, those with a little more life experience know that As aren’t everything. If you haven’t made the grade or have decided that university isn’t for you, there are still plenty of exciting job options out there for those without degrees – here […]

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Is it safe to travel to Italy? Latest advice following the earthquake and Genoa bridge collapse

Is it safe to travel to Italy? Latest advice following the earthquake and Genoa bridge collapse

The south of Italy was rocked by a series of earthquakes last night, the strongest of them measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale. Despite striking in the Molise region on the country’s east coast, tremors could be felt in tourist hot spots Rome and Naples. The natural phenomena comes just days after the Mediterranean country […]

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‘Vicious’ chickens terrorise residents on housing estate

‘Vicious’ chickens terrorise residents on housing estate

Chickens roaming about the garden may conjure up a quintessential view of idyllic country life. But things have gone a step too far on one private housing estate. And now more than 200 feral chickens are terrorising the residents. It all began last year, when the owners of a rooster and a hen allegedly left […]

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