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Why one night of binge drinking might have ruined your sleeping pattern forever

Why one night of binge drinking might have ruined your sleeping pattern forever

Just one night of binge drinking could make it harder to sleep – for the rest of your life, warns new research. Scientists say knocking back beers, wine or spirits damages a gene that regulates shut-eye – potentially causing permanent insomnia. Read more: Beer crisis: Why your local pubs could soon run dry In experiments, […]

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Surrogacy: what you need to know about having a baby

Surrogacy: what you need to know about having a baby

Susan Baines, University of Salford Elton John and David Furnish, Kim and Kanye, and Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, have all received help from a surrogate to have children. But it’s not just something for the rich and famous. People may choose to use a surrogate for all sorts of reasons – fertility issues, […]

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Children’s cough syrup stocked in 6 major supermarkets recalled over mould fears

Children’s cough syrup stocked in 6 major supermarkets recalled over mould fears

By Iain Lynn Some batches of children’s cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a precautionary recall for some own-brand children’s blackcurrant cough syrup. Read more: The food products recalled in the past two weeks and why It said that a […]

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Bob Mortimer is proving that even without Vic he’s a comedy master

Bob Mortimer is proving that even without Vic he’s a comedy master

For three decades Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have been one of Britain’s most beloved comedy partnerships. From the still-unmatched surrealism of ‘gameshow’ Shooting Stars, to anarchic sitcom House of Fools, the pair capture a unique kind of silly, outlandish humour that many have tried (and often failed) to replicate. Vic and Bob, interview: ‘What do […]

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Beer crisis: why your local pubs could soon run dry

Beer crisis: why your local pubs could soon run dry

The UK is facing a shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) which could leave manufacturers of beer and other fizzy drinks unable to keep up with heightened summer demand. Just two plants produce CO2 in the UK, and one is currently closed for maintenance. No CO2, no pint Carbon dioxide isn’t just a key ingredient in […]

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Alan Sugar faces backlash over ‘racist’ Senegal football team tweet

Alan Sugar faces backlash over ‘racist’ Senegal football team tweet

Alan Sugar is facing backlash for a “racist” tweet about the Senegal national football team. The Chairman of Amshold Group and presenter of TV show The Apprentice drew comparisons between the African team’s starting XI and street vendors. Posting from his official Twitter account, the 71-year-old businessman tweeted: “I recognise some of these guys from […]

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Mars will soon be the closest to Earth it’s been in 15 years – here’s how to see it

Mars will soon be the closest to Earth it’s been in 15 years – here’s how to see it

This July, Mars will swing closer to the Earth than it has done for 15 years, putting on a spectacular show for stargazers in the process. Known as the ‘Mars Close Approach’, the planet will appear larger and brighter than it usually does in our night sky, thanks to the orbits of both Mars and […]

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Big brand crackers recalled due to allergy risk

Big brand crackers recalled due to allergy risk

A range of crackers from Ritz has been recalled this week after it was found a key ingredient was not declared on the packaging, leaving customers at risk of an allergic reaction. Read more: Foreign Office issues urgent warning to holidaymakers travelling to turkey Mondelez international, who own the Ritz brand, issued a a statement […]

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Your smartphone could soon be powered by avocado

Smartphones could soon be powered by salt – or even avocados, according to new research. Sodium and potassium are the raw materials found in table salt and fruit, respectively. Read more: Middle-class shoplifters are scanning avocados as carrots at self-service tills And scientists have found they are viable alternatives to current lithium based batteries. The […]

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Bargain £10.99 Aldi bubbly wins international prize

Bargain £10.99 Aldi bubbly wins international prize

Aldi chiefs will be clinking their glasses in celebration after one of the discount chain’s bestselling champagnes – which costs just over a tenner a bottle – scooped its third international prize in a year. Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut won a “silver outstanding” prize at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge. It completes a […]

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