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Royal Mail set to raise cost of first and second class stamps

Royal Mail set to raise cost of first and second class stamps

Royal Mail is set to raise the price of first and second class stamps by two pence this March. From 26 March 2018 the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 2p to 67p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 2p to 58p. The price of a Large […]

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Young adults with middle incomes are now the least likely to own property

Young adults with middle incomes are now the least likely to own property

Young adults today are significantly less likely to own property than those born just a few years earlier, according to a new report. Findings by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggest that those between 25 and 34 with incomes in the middle 20 per cent for their age (£22,200 to £30,600 annually) have seen the […]

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Scottish council will be first to provide school meals 365 days of the year

Scottish council will be first to provide school meals 365 days of the year

North Lanarkshire Council has announced plans to provide school children from low-income families with school meals for 365 days of the year. The “Food 365” programme aims to tackle “holiday hunger” suffered by children during school holidays. Currently the council provides food to children from poor backgrounds for 190 days of the year – the […]

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Quiz: name the Bafta-nominated film from one line of dialogue

Quiz: name the Bafta-nominated film from one line of dialogue

The 71st British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday, but can you identify the Bafta-nominated film from a single line of dialogue? Test your cinematic knowledge with our quiz:

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New iOS bug causes iPhones to crash when sent message containing Indian character

New iOS bug causes iPhones to crash when sent message containing Indian character

By Rhiannon Williams A new bug has been discovered in Apple’s iOS software which causes iPhones to crash when sent an Indian character in a message. The character, from the Telugu language spoken by around 70m people in India, blocks access to the app displaying it – including Messages, Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger – and […]

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Ticket touts targeted by fresh government legislation

Ticket touts targeted by fresh government legislation

The Government has delivered another blow in the battle against ticket touts by enforcing new rules to protect consumers. The move comes just a week after search engine giant Google issued its own clamp down on rogue resellers. Under the new Government measures, which come into force in April, sellers on secondary ticket websites will […]

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Team behind Mrs Browns Boys search for Britain’s best mammy

Team behind Mrs Browns Boys search for Britain’s best mammy

If your mum could give Agnes Brown a run for her money, the production team behind Mrs Browns’ Boys is looking for Britain’s best mammies to win a top award. Hungry Bear Media has launched an open call for people to nominate their beloved mammies to win the Mammy Award on All Round to Mrs Brown’s […]

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A quarter of 18-24 year olds have Netflix subscription paid for by parents

A quarter of 18-24 year olds have Netflix subscription paid for by parents

The bank of mum and dad once stretched to the occasional pocket money treat but new research has revealed parents are also picking up the bill for cash strapped ‘kidults’ by paying for Netflix, Deliveroo, Spotify and Uber services. The latest research from price comparison website MoneySupermarket has revealed that over a quarter (27 per […]

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Quorn Tikka Masala recalled as it may contain rubber

Quorn Tikka Masala recalled as it may contain rubber

Quorn has withdrawn its Chilled Quorn Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice 400g product because it may contain pieces of rubber. The presence of these pieces of flexible  rubber makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. The 400g size packs have use-by dates of 1 March 2018, 2 March 2018 and 3 […]

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Threats to future of music venues revealed in first live music census

Threats to future of music venues revealed in first live music census

Hundreds of Britain’s music venues are facing the threat of closure amid rocketing business rates and tightening noise restrictions, warns new research. A third of venues surveyed as part of the UK’s first live music census reported struggling with increased costs. And many had experienced problems with property development around the venue, which can cause […]

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