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Four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at wheel

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

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Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

Biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

B&M has recalled a range of biscuits owing to ingredients which could cause a health risk not being correctly labelled.

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‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

‘Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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The study disproves previous theories that e-cigarettes are responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking

E-cigarettes ‘attract teens who wouldn’t normally smoke’

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

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BT are putting their prices up

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

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T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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North West men wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

North West men wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

Attractive, approachable men who are also happy to bare all are being sought for a part-time job that pays around £25 an hour.

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You could soon have to pay to withdraw your money

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Children need more rest time

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Italian firefighters search for survivors after an avalanche buried a hotel near Farindola, central Italy

'Eight found alive' in Italian hotel buried by avalanche

Eight people including two children have been found alive in the rubble of an Italian hotel that was engulfed by an avalanche, police have said, according to news agency Ansa.

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A Gourmet Burger Kitchen advert which people believed to be offensive to vegetarians and vegans

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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House prices are reaching a dangerously inflated level

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash.
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Dennis Hobson Jnr (left) with his father Dennis Hobson senior. The remains of a legendary member of Sheffields boxing community, who died last week, are to be cryogenically frozen. Scrap metal businessman Dennis Hobson senior, aged 82, father of the fight promoter of the same name, died last week after battling cancer.

Bare-knuckle fighter is first named Brit to be cryogenically frozen

A former bare knuckle boxer who died last week aged 82 is believed to be the first named British man to be cryogenically frozen.

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Sitting is 'the new smoking'

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, but not men

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Marches are being held in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and a number of other cities

Women’s March UK: What it’s all about

You may have noticed your Twitter and Facebook feed is suddenly dominated by pictures of feet – or rather footwear.
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ThorntonsHollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa

Thorntons recall their Jolly Santa

Thorntons is recalling its Thorntons hollow milk chocolate Jolly Santa 200g models because the product may contain a piece of plastic which could represent a safety risk

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People gather at the site where a truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

At least 24 children killed when truck collides with school bus in India

A truck loaded with sand has collided with a school bus, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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An avalanche in Italy has buried the Hotel Rigopiano in Abruzzo.

30 people missing after avalanche buries hotel in Italy

Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a mountain hotel in Italy, according to the civil protection agency.
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The prices of apps and in-app purchases are set to rise

Price of Apple apps set to rise by 25%

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as apps are set to rise by 25 per cent.

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