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Quorn soup recalled from supermarkets over presence of egg

Meat-free food specialist Quorn is recalling batches of two of its soups from Sainsbury’s stores over a labelling error.

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Perfect for showing off

One in five cook just for showing off on social media

Rather than cooking for the enjoyment of it, a fifth of adults admit to regularly making a nice looking meal with the sole purpose of posting about it on sites such as Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.
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Top five pet names women want banned

20 words that women would like to see banned

BIRD is most definitely not the word, according to a new study published today
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Indian Summer

Indian summer on its way as high temperatures continue

An Indian summer is on its way with an unusually hot start to October forecast on the back of one of the warmest Septembers in recent years.

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Trolley borrowing is on the rise

Bizarre ways to avoid plastic bag charge

The hilarious ways that shoppers carry their shopping in an effort to avoid paying the plastic bag charge has been revealed.

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A cure for the common cold could be on its way

One-size-fits-all cure for the common cold on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

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How happy is where you live?

How happy is where you live?

Parts of Lancashire are among the unhappiest in the country, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.
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Sam, or Mike

Who said it- Sam Allardyce or Mike Bassett?

See if you can guess which English manager said what
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Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.

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Sexy?

How Bridget Jones boosted the market for big underwear

We all giggled at the enormous underwear scene in the first Bridget Jones film, but despite these garments once being seen as a byword for unsexy, shapewear has become one of the great success stories of the lingerie market.

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Spice, along with a variety of other synthetic cannabis products and so-called legal highs was outlawed in the UK this May.

What is Spice and why is the drug so dangerous?

Synthetic cannabis, of which Spice is an example, is linked to serious health issues ranging from difficulties breathing to psychotic episodes.

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The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+

Christmas release for handheld ZX Spectrum

Just when it looked like it couldn’t get any better for gamers hankering after a refreshed take on their childhood, Sir Clive Sinclair has stepped in to ramp up excitement further;

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Kids can drive you round the bend.

Lego, phones - children flush the funniest things

Building bricks, dolls and mobile phones are among the items that Britain’s kids regularly drop in the loo, according to a new report.

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The charred plug of the lead bought to charge a Samsung S5.

‘There was a flash of light and I could smell smoke’ – concern after mobile charger plug goes bang

An 18-year-old woman was awoken when the plug of her mobile phone battery charger went bang in the night.

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B&Q recalls hedge trimmer over injury risk

B&Q recalls hedge trimmer over injury risk

B&Q has recalled a hedge trimmer after it emerged that the motor could fail and fragments could be ejected through the casing vents, posing an injury risk to users.

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UK mobile users

UK phone users check their mobiles a billion times a day

UK mobile users are collectively checking their phones more than one billion times a day, according to a new survey of consumer habits.

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What grinds your gears whilst behind the wheel

The bad habits of the UK’s drivers

Using mobile phones while driving rates as the worst habit among fellow motorists, according to a new report.

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‘Safe’ cigs and alcohol on the way - thanks to Brexit

‘Safe’ cigs and alcohol on the way - thanks to Brexit

Hangover free booze and safer alternatives to cigarettes could be a legacy of post Brexit Britain, suggests new research.

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Cooking cockney? Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer in list of Bake Off replacement favourites

Nigella Lawson is the viewers' favourite to replace Mary Berry in the Great British Bake Off, according to a new survey.
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Smartphones change the way we eat

Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

Until very recently, using a phone at the dinner table was frowned upon.

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