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You can now fly directly from Leeds to Iceland at budget prices

You can now fly directly from Leeds to Iceland at budget prices

Budget airline Jet2 have announced new flights from Leeds Bradford to Reykjavik in Iceland. Flights to the popular Nordic destination are due to take off in February and March 2019. Making it easier to explore the world Along with Leeds Bradford Airport, flights will also be available from Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, allowing travellers […]

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I’m 84 – and I’m addicted to Love Island

I’m 84 – and I’m addicted to Love Island

It sometimes seems as though the only TV show that matters at the moment is Love Island. And with millions of UK viewers caught up in island romance fever, its popularity is now even spreading to the older generation. 84-year-old Barbara, from Wakefield, can’t get enough of all the Love Island action, as she explains […]

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Checking your pee before flushing could help you to catch cancer early

Checking your pee before flushing could help you to catch cancer early

A new campaign is urging adults to check their pee before they flush the toilet, in an effort to help detect cancer early. The Be Clear on Cancer campaign by Public Health England is encouraging people who spot blood in their urine – even if it is just once – to visit their doctor immediately […]

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Four-day week for same pay hailed as a success – is it time to try it here?

Four-day week for same pay hailed as a success – is it time to try it here?

Perpetual Guardian, an estate planning firm in New Zealand, recently experimented with a four-day working week, designed to give employees more time to manage their family commitments and focus on their work in the office. Employees worked four eight-hour days, but still got paid for a five-day week, in March and April this year.  This […]

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Toxic algae outbreak across the UK is killing dogs – and it’s harmful to humans too

Toxic algae outbreak across the UK is killing dogs – and it’s harmful to humans too

Potentially toxic blue-green algae have been found in rivers, lochs and lakes across Scotland and the Lake District, and more is expected, thanks to the recent hot weather. Scientists say the algae are harmful to both humans and animals if ingested, and two dogs have reportedly already died this summer in Scotland as a result […]

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The secret of a long life? Custard creams and Stella, says 100-year-old woman

The secret of a long life? Custard creams and Stella, says 100-year-old woman

By Ruchira Sharma A woman who recently celebrated her 100th birthday credited the properties of two particular items for her youthful appearance – Stella Artois lager and custard creams. Eileen Maher, who is 30 years older than the NHS and just three months younger than the RAF, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and staff […]

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Fanatic who planned to behead Theresa May convicted of terror charges

Fanatic who planned to behead Theresa May convicted of terror charges

An Islamic State fanatic who plotted to behead Theresa May in a “full frontal assault” on Downing Street has been convicted of terror charges. Naa’Imur Rahman, 20, wanted to detonate a bomb at the Downing Street security gates before storming the front door of No. 10 armed with a knife or a gun while the […]

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Danny Dyer to co-host dating show with a twist dubbed ‘the new Love Island’

Danny Dyer to co-host dating show with a twist dubbed ‘the new Love Island’

After his daughter became a firm fan favourite on Love Island, Danny Dyer looks set to also join reality TV by hosting a new summer time dating show.  MTV’s True Love or True Lies?, narrated by Dyer and hosted by Radio 1’s Maya Jama, will pit six couples against each other in a luxury Italian […]

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The number of patients being turned down by NHS for knee and hip surgery has almost doubled in the last year

The number of patients being turned down by NHS for knee and hip surgery has almost doubled in the last year

The number of patients being turned down for life-changing knee and hip surgery by the NHS has almost doubled in the last year. And the vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons says he is “appalled” at the situation. An investigation by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) revealed a sharp rise in rejected requests, […]

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Satellite image reveals how heatwave has changed the way England looks from space

Satellite image reveals how heatwave has changed the way England looks from space

This satellite image reveals how the lack of rain has changed Britain’s appearance from space. A snap taken in May shows our green and pleasant land – but a recent matching image shows the UK a distinct shade of brown. Britain is enjoying its longest heatwave in 42 years, but had received just 47mm of […]

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