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On this day: the events that DID happen on March 29

On this day: the events that DID happen on March 29

Brexit may be delayed from its scheduled date of March 29 – but here’s the events that did actually happen on that day in years gone by: 1549: The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded. 1795 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna. 1901: Edmund […]

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Doritos, Pringles and Walkers are the nation’s favourite crisps – here’s how the others ranked

Doritos, Pringles and Walkers are the nation’s favourite crisps – here’s how the others ranked

Thanks to social media, it is now possible to weigh in on debates on pretty much any topic the world over. Last night, one that drew a great deal of impassioned outcry was over the country’s favourite crisp. Following a documentary on Channel 5 called Britain’s Favourite Crisps, a number of Twitter users took the […]

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Minimum wage is going up by 5% – here’s how much more you’ll earn per hour

Minimum wage is going up by 5% – here’s how much more you’ll earn per hour

New levels for the minimum wage – now known as the National Living Wage – are due to come into force next month. The National Living Wage replaced the former National Minimum Wage in 2016, following a re-brand. Workers were given a pay rise from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour in April last year, with […]

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This is why emergency services are urging people to register their household appliances

This is why emergency services are urging people to register their household appliances

Emergency services are warning owners to register their products, as faulty appliances are the cause of a large number of house fires. Last year, the BBC found that 60 fires a week are caused by malfunctioning electrical goods. Washing machines and tumble dryers topped the list. Registering your appliances makes sure you’ll know if a safety […]

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The petition to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit now has 5.5 million signatures

The petition to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit now has 5.5 million signatures

A campaign to put a stop to Brexit is the most popular petition ever on the government’s website. The petition calls on the government to revoke Article 50 and reconsider the plan to leave the European Union. It currently has almost five and a half million signatures – more than the population of Scotland. Five […]

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Eric Cantona is encouraging Brits to make an exit from Brexit

Eric Cantona is encouraging Brits to make an exit from Brexit

Eric Cantona is encouraging Brits to make an exit from Brexit as incessant talk about the process grips the nation. With uncertainty and debate never far away, the former Manchester United star has called time on the political carnage being waged across the Channel. A new video appears to show him presiding over a ‘Brexit bunker’ somewhere […]

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Four days to go: what do you need to know about Brexit?

Four days to go: what do you need to know about Brexit?

What happens next with Brexit is still very much up in the air. There’s only four days to go until the UK is supposed to leave the EU, and everyone has questions about what the next step is and how it will affect them. We’re investigating a variety of topics that our readers may be concerned […]

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The rules around sick pay are changing in April – here’s how it might affect you

The rules around sick pay are changing in April – here’s how it might affect you

Falling ill and not being able to work is something no one hopes will ever happen to them. However, when it does happen there are rules in place to help you get what you are entitled to receive from your employer. As it stands, employers are legally required to pay their staff £92.05 a week […]

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These upsetting photos show the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ who was left abandoned by owners

These upsetting photos show the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ who was left abandoned by owners

Horrifying photos have been released, showing an extremely emaciated and starving dog, who had to resort to eating fragments of glass and old batteries after being abandoned. The dog – who has been named Eric by veterinary staff – was so thin that his ribs could be seen poking through his fur and he could […]

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Up to 400 million Facebook users are being urged to change their password – here’s why

Up to 400 million Facebook users are being urged to change their password – here’s why

A new security flaw has put the passwords of millions of Facebook users at risk, it has emerged. Facebook stored a database of login details in plain text – and not encrypted – meaning they were searchable by thousands of its employees. The mistake was revealed by security expert Brian Krebs on his website KrebsOnSecurity, and […]

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