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Corrie’s younger stars ‘lobby bosses for better pay after their wages were affected in lockdown’

Coronation Street‘s younger stars have reportedly joined forces to lobby their bosses for better pay after their wages were affected in lockdown. Earlier this year, ITV producers had rationed shows filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic as production came to a standstill in March, with the actors left unable to work during the height of […]

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NASA satellite shows autumn-colored leaves around Lake Superior

Fall has made its way to the US, which means leaves across the nation are changing from green to vibrant yellows, reds and oranges – and the stunning foliage has been spotted from space. NASA satellites captured the beautiful autumn colors spreading around Lake Superior, which is home to aspen, birch, maple, basswood and other […]

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Ban on plastic straws begins TODAY: Stirrers and cotton buds also outlawed

Plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds will today be banned in a major victory for the Mail’s Turn the Tide on Plastic campaign. From now on, it will be illegal for businesses in England to supply the items, many of which find their way into the ocean. An estimated 4.7billion plastic straws, 316million […]

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New hope Britain could AVOID new national lockdown as study shows R rate is FALLING

Boris Johnson’s rallying cry to the nation to follow coronavirus restrictions and see off a devastating second wave has been bolstered by new figures showing the rate of infection is slowing. In the strongest evidence yet that local lockdowns are working, results from the largest Covid-19 study in England found cases increased substantially before the […]

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Modern dual-flush toilets intended to save water found to waste BILLIONS of gallons every year

A bathroom innovation designed to save water is actually wasting billions of gallons every year. Dual-flush toilets are wasting more water than they save, reports UK conservation group the Waterwise Project, which points the finger at frequent leaks and users being confused by the flush buttons.  Between 5 and 8 percent of UK toilets are […]

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Ten million people face mental health crisis as they deal with fallout from coronavirus report warns

Up to 10 million people could need mental health support in the wake of the pandemic, a report warns. Around 8.5 million adults and 1.5 million children in England are likely to need help to deal with the fallout from coronavirus, including losing loved ones and jobs. They will mostly need help for depression and […]

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HENRY DEEDES watches the Prime Minister’s latest gloomy coronavirus briefing 

The three amigos were back, slack-shouldered, heavy-footed, each bearing new doses of grief and gloom. Yesterday’s coronavirus briefing was a strange thing. We were told that little had changed and yet were put on notice that, soon, everything might. Green shoots? Chinks of light? Put those firmly out of your mind for now. Once again, […]

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Women who have irregular periods have much higher risk of an early death, new study suggests 

Women who have irregular periods are significantly more likely to die young, a study has revealed. Experts said the findings show that women who miss periods or have irregular menstrual cycles should discuss it with their GP, as it could indicate a more serious health condition. Researchers at Harvard University looked at data from 80,000 […]

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Google unveils its Pixel 5 for just $699, along with a new Nest Audio speaker and Chromecast

Google released its next generation Pixel smartphone that is an affordable ‘high end’ device that takes aim at Apple’s iPhone. The firm held its ‘Launch Night In’ online where it unveiled the Pixel 5 that starts at $699, along with a budget version, Pixel 4a 5G, for $499 – both are at least half the […]

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Psychology: Playing with dolls helps children develop empathy and social skills, study shows

Playing with dolls uses a brain region that helps children develop empathy for other people and social processing skills, a study has discovered. Researchers from Cardiff found that doll play activated the use of the so-called posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) more than other creative activities. In addition, the social benefits of the dolls were […]