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New research into veteran suicide rates could save lives

New research into veteran suicide rates could save lives

by Dean Kirby, i Northern Correspondent The author of the last major UK study into the suicide deaths of armed forces veterans says new research into the issue could help the Ministry of Defence to monitor trends and ultimately save lives. Professor Nav Kapur, the head of research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at […]

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Best man or bridesmaid? Here’s what you can expect to pay for your role in a wedding

Best man or bridesmaid? Here’s what you can expect to pay for your role in a wedding

A wedding may be a joyous occasion, but the big day can rack up some hefty costs – especially if you’re a member of the wedding party. Although being invited to be a part of the bride and groom’s special day may be an honour, it can become stressful in terms of money, with many […]

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Will more parts of the UK face hosepipe bans this summer? Everything you need to know

Will more parts of the UK face hosepipe bans this summer? Everything you need to know

The recent heatwave and lack of rain has taken its toll on water supplies, to the extent that hosepipe bans are now being introduced in some parts of the UK. A hosepipe ban was introduced in Northern Ireland at the end of June, but now millions in the north-west of England are now also facing […]

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How to avoid tick bites this summer – and what to do if you find one

How to avoid tick bites this summer – and what to do if you find one

The summer season is a great time to make the most of the great outdoors, with hiking, camping and gardening all much easier and more enjoyable in warmer weather. But spending more time outside means a heightened risk of tick bites, which can, in some cases, result in Lyme disease. What are ticks? Ticks are […]

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Will Scotland get the sunshine back this week?

Will Scotland get the sunshine back this week?

Although the weather in recent weeks has been unusually warm, sunny and – in some cases – record-breaking, the past few days have brought with them a decrease in temperatures and cloudy skies. However, the sun is set to make a reappearance this week, with temperatures reaching highs of 20C across Scotland. This week’s forecast […]

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Mamma Mia 2: every ABBA song featured in the new movie

Mamma Mia 2: every ABBA song featured in the new movie

Musical movie sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits cinemas this week. And fans of the exuberantly enjoyable original will be keen to know which ABBA songs they can sing along to in Mamma Mia 2. The first film included a fair few of the Swedish pop act’s biggest hits. But the new outing, […]

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Rugrats is getting a TV reboot – and a live-action movie

Rugrats is getting a TV reboot – and a live-action movie

If you grew up with ’90s children’s cartoon Rugrats, you might be delighted to learn that a new animated TV reboot is in the works. But you may also be alarmed to hear that a live-action film is being lined-up too. The good news Following the exploits of a group of toddlers – plucky Tommy, […]

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Why your 50p coin could be worth up to 320 times its face value

Why your 50p coin could be worth up to 320 times its face value

It’s time to rustle through your loose change. That humble 50 pence coin in your pocket could worth as much as £160. According to a “scarcity index” released by changechecker.org earlier this year, special editions of the 7-sided coin depicting Kew Gardens could fetch up to £160 – 320 times its face value. There are […]

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Is this your dream job? A mattress manufacturer will pay you to sleep

Is this your dream job? A mattress manufacturer will pay you to sleep

Sleeping on the job is frowned upon in most workplaces, but for anyone who needs forty winks to see them through the afternoon, the ideal position may just have opened up. Mattress manufacturer Simba is advertising for three people to join its new ‘Dream Team’ for a sleep experiment. The research project aims to scientifically determine how […]

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NHS staff can stay for free at one of these 22 hotels across the UK

NHS staff can stay for free at one of these 22 hotels across the UK

A hotel chain are offering NHS staff free stays for the remainder of the year in honour of the organisation’s 70th anniversary. There are 22 Hallmark Hotel locations spread across the UK, everywhere from the north of Scotland to the English south coast. Many of the hotels have their own golf courses, luxury spas and […]

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