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These are the best places in the UK to see 2018’s brightest meteor shower – and when it’s peaking

These are the best places in the UK to see 2018’s brightest meteor shower – and when it’s peaking

by Joanna Whitehead Tomorrow (13 Dec) marks the start of 2018’s brightest and best meteor shower – the Geminids. While this celestial event is a regular highlight of the meteor year, occurring every December, 2018’s shower is poised to be particularly special. The rising of a new moon just a few days prior to the shower’s […]

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Brexit poll: should Theresa May go, who should replace her, and what should happen next?

Brexit poll: should Theresa May go, who should replace her, and what should happen next?

Theresa May faces a leadership challenge from Tory MPs after the threshold of 48 letters of no confidence was reached. But what should happen next, how would a leadership contest work, and what does all this mean for Brexit? What happens in the no confidence vote? Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 […]

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Cadbury’s Ultimate Selection Box costs £50 – but here’s what the individual chocolates are worth

Cadbury’s Ultimate Selection Box costs £50 – but here’s what the individual chocolates are worth

Cadbury have released what they describe as “probably the World’s biggest selection box”, but customers have been quick to criticise the eye-watering price of the product. The Cadbury Ultimate Selection Box contains 26 different chocolate bars and weighs in at 2.1kg and measures in at 75cm by 48cm. The brand’s most popular chocolate bars all […]

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How much snow is required for a ‘white Christmas’? Here’s how it’s decided

How much snow is required for a ‘white Christmas’? Here’s how it’s decided

While wintry weather can cause chaos in December, many of us still hope for snowfall when the big day rolls around. But how do forecasters define what constitutes a white Christmas? What is a ‘white Christmas’? According to the Met Office, an ‘official’ white Christmas only requires one snowflake “to be observed falling in the […]

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You could earn £60 per hour by catching out cheating partners – here’s how to apply

You could earn £60 per hour by catching out cheating partners – here’s how to apply

A call has been made for people willing to catch out unfaithful partners this Christmas, offering successful applicants £60 per hour to work as a ‘Professional Honey Trapper’. Online local services marketplace, Bark.com, is advertising for the role after research allegedly revealed that a third of people will cheat on their partners over the festive […]

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You could win £10,000 if you find a white chocolate Creme Egg

You could win £10,000 if you find a white chocolate Creme Egg

Confectionery giant Cadbury is offering a sweet £10,000 in prize money for chocolate lovers who can track down their elusive white Creme Egg. The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style prize hunt requires shoppers to find the white eggs, which will be hidden in local newsagents and supermarkets around the UK. How to win According to […]

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Cher announces 2019 UK tour dates – and she’ll be singing songs from Mamma Mia 2

Cher announces 2019 UK tour dates – and she’ll be singing songs from Mamma Mia 2

Legendary singer Cher has today announced a string of UK tour dates for 2019. The Here We Go Again tour marks her first European live dates in more than 14 years, and the singer will perform in six cities across the UK in October next year. Performing hits old and new The announcement follows Cher’s […]

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Paedophiles are using YouTube to groom children and trick them into stripping on screen

Paedophiles are using YouTube to groom children and trick them into stripping on screen

Paedophiles have been taking advantage of the popularity of YouTube live streaming by manipulating children into taking off their clothes on screen, a report has found. An investigation by The Times discovered more than 100 cases in which young people who broadcast online have been coaxed into taking part in inappropriate sexual behaviour. Sexual exploitation […]

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This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

This is when you should put your Christmas tree up and take it down – according to tradition

Originating in the 16th century, the Christmas tree is a central part of our modern festive celebrations – but when is the right time to put it up and take it down? There is plenty of (sometimes heated) debate over when it’s acceptable to start decorating for Christmas, and it can feel like trees go […]

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Will it be a White Christmas in Scotland this year? Latest odds on Christmas Day snow in 2018

Will it be a White Christmas in Scotland this year? Latest odds on Christmas Day snow in 2018

Bookies are offering increasingly short odds on it being a White Christmas in Scotland in 2018. Snow has already fallen in parts of the UK in recent weeks, icy conditions are forecast for the coming days, and cold weather is expected to persist into the later part of December. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s not a […]

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