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Story time with e-books 'not as helpful' as print books


Parents and children interact less when reading electronic books together than printed ones, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Michigan found parents talked more about the technology than content when using electronic books. With print, the frequency and…

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Posted by: on: 25/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Big Sean talks about struggle with anxiety and depression


Big Sean has spoken about his struggle with anxiety and depression, which forced him to cancel a tour in 2018. Sean revealed that he went through a difficult period last year around his 30th birthday. He says that around that…

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Posted by: on: 25/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Prince Charles and Camilla make history in Cuba


The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have made history by becoming the first members of the royal family to visit Cuba in an official capacity. Prince Charles and Camilla's trip is being seen as an attempt to help…

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Posted by: on: 25/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Stronger Towns Fund: £1.6bn post-Brexit cash announced


A £1.6bn government fund has been launched to boost less well-off towns in England after Brexit. The pot is split into £1bn, divided in England using a needs-based formula, and £600m communities can bid for. More than half of the…

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Strictly Come Dancing: No replacement for departing Pasha


The professional dancer line-up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing will be the same as last year's, minus the departing Pasha Kovalev. No new dancer has been hired to replace him, so there will be 17 professionals for…

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

What does your pancake choice say about you?


Fluffy American pancakes or crêpes? Maple syrup or chocolate spread? Take our quiz to find out what your choice of pancakes says about you. Read more

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Instagram biggest for child grooming online - NSPCC finds


Sex offenders are grooming children on Instagram more than on any other online platform, a charity has found. Police in England and Wales recorded 1,944 incidents of sexual communication with children in the six months to September 2018, the NSPCC…

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Posted by: on: 01/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | LK Bennett on brink of collapse


High-end fashion chain LK Bennett has lined up an administrator for the business as it desperately seeks funding to stay afloat. EY will oversee the insolvency if no new investment can be found, according to Sky which first reported the story. The…

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Posted by: on: 01/03/2019 in: Business Tips, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Rolls-Royce swings to £2.9bn loss


Engineering giant Rolls-Royce swung into loss last year, as it increased the charge for fixing problems with its Trent 1000 engines. The company also took a charge of £186m after Airbus said it was stopping production of its A380 superjumbo…

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Posted by: on: 28/02/2019 in: European, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Tuition fees not university deterrent, says Hinds


There is no evidence higher tuition fees have deterred young people in England from applying to university, says Education Secretary Damian Hinds. He said applications, including from disadvantaged youngsters, had risen despite fees rising to £9,250 per year. This is…

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Posted by: on: 28/02/2019 in: General News & Updates, Graduates, UK, Europe & World News
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