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This is everything parents need to know about ‘loot’ boxes in video games like Fortnite and FIFA

This is everything parents need to know about ‘loot’ boxes in video games like Fortnite and FIFA

Found in games popular with children such as Fortnite and FIFA, loot boxes have been equated to gambling. But just how dangerous are they? Here’s everything you need to know about them. What are loot boxes? A loot box is a virtual ‘crate’ players can buy in a game, which can be unlocked to receive a […]

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Here’s how to get free hash browns from Burger King this week

Here’s how to get free hash browns from Burger King this week

Burger King has joined McDonald’s this week in offering freebies to anybody who buys breakfast from their local branch. McDonalds already promised free McMuffins to anybody who orders a hot drink – and now it customers who buy a breakfast meal through the Burger King app will be entitled to a free portion of hash […]

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A Fire and Rescue service has ditched its Fireman Sam mascot because he isn’t inclusive enough

A Fire and Rescue service has ditched its Fireman Sam mascot because he isn’t inclusive enough

by Joel Lamy Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has dropped its Fireman Sam mascot, based on the popular TV character, to stop people from feeling “excluded”. Lincolnshire’s chief fire officer Les Britzman said, “Firefighters nationally and residents locally have raised some concerns that ‘Fireman Sam’ doesn’t reflect the fire service today, in terms of both […]

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Working parents on Universal Credit now have more time to submit childcare claims

Working parents on Universal Credit now have more time to submit childcare claims

The government has announced that “working parents and guardians will be given weeks of extra time to apply to be reimbursed for their childcare costs”. This is what you need to know. Extra time The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that those claiming the childcare element of Universal Credit will get an extra […]

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You can have a Harry Potter-themed Christmas dinner at Hogwarts – here’s how

You can have a Harry Potter-themed Christmas dinner at Hogwarts – here’s how

For those of us who didn’t get their Hogwarts letter on their 11th birthday, feasting at the Great Hall seems like a distant fantasy. But no more. For the fourth year in a row, the Great Hall at the Warner Bros studio tour is opening its doors to put on an amazing Christmas feast this […]

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This is why people are scared of the new iPhone 11

This is why people are scared of the new iPhone 11

The release of the new iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max is an exciting time for fans of Apple phones and modern technology. But for those with a specific fear, the unique design of the new iPhone is their worst nightmare. Triple camera design The iPhone 11 Pro has not just one, but three cameras, […]

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How knowing your numbers can help cut the risk of heart disease and strokes

How knowing your numbers can help cut the risk of heart disease and strokes

Do you know your numbers? That’s the question being asked by Blood Pressure UK this week as part of an awareness-raising campaign which is showing people how they can cut the ri. September 9 to 15 is Know Your Numbers week – the organisations flagship campaign – and people are being encouraged to have an […]

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This is everything we know so far about the iPhone 11

This is everything we know so far about the iPhone 11

by Rhiannon Williams Apple is preparing to announce what is believed to be three new iPhones – plus other devices – during an event today. The company has sent out invitations to media for a “special event” at 10am PST (18.00 BST) on Tuesday 10 September at the Steve Jobs Theatre inside its Apple Park […]

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The ‘rarest’ 50p coin is now in circulation – here’s where you could find one

The ‘rarest’ 50p coin is now in circulation – here’s where you could find one

Having loads of change rattling around in your pocket can be annoying, but those loose coins may actually be more valuable than you might think. It is worth rummaging through any spare change you have as the UK’s rarest 50 pence piece has just been released into circulation – and it could be worth thousands […]

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Watch: Cyclist caught on camera jumping red light and headbutting pedestrian

Watch: Cyclist caught on camera jumping red light and headbutting pedestrian

A cyclist is being hunted by police for jumping a red light and knocking a pedestrian to the floor – with a brutal headbutt. The cyclist was caught on camera delivering the savage blow in broad daylight, seconds after he almost collided with the pedestrian while running a red light. City of London Police have […]

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