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Virgin Holidays will no longer offer packages to SeaWorld after concerns about animal welfare

Virgin Holidays will no longer offer packages to SeaWorld after concerns about animal welfare

Trips to SeaWorld will no longer be offered by Virgin Holidays after the company axed the packages over concerns about the attraction’s treatment of animals. Sir Richard Branson’s firm revealed that it has decided to stop sales and promotion of captive cetacean (whale and dolphin) attractions. This means that trips to SeaWorld and Discovery Cove […]

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Making a French connection with Les Bof!

Making a French connection with Les Bof!

Although Scotland’s connections with France go back many years and a friendly rivalry is still ignited in regular sporting events, music isn’t really an area where the twa meet too often. However, one Edinburgh act are aiming to change that, bringing their take on Gallic beats to the public in Auld Reekie and beyond. Les […]

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This is the most-played song of the century

This is the most-played song of the century

The most-played song so far this century has been revealed, with Northern Irish band Snow Patrol taking the crown. Their ballad, Chasing Cars, was originally released in 2006. The song never made it to number one, but did remain in the charts for three years. And the track’s longevity has been proven once again, as […]

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Watch: BBC Breakfast presenter calls out Donald Trump over ‘racist’ comments

Watch: BBC Breakfast presenter calls out Donald Trump over ‘racist’ comments

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty is known for keeping a calm exterior when presenting the headlines or discussing the day’s news – but she couldn’t hide her disdain for Donald Trump during a discussion of his “racist” comments about four US Congresswoman. The US President has been widely condemned for suggesting that the four Democrats, […]

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Dramatic footage shows huge fire that sunk fishing boat – leaving two men clinging to life raft

Dramatic footage shows huge fire that sunk fishing boat – leaving two men clinging to life raft

This dramatic footage shows a huge fire that sunk a fishing boat off the British coast – leaving two men clinging on to survival in a life raft. Theresa Appleton, 57, was on a wildlife spotting tour with her husband, Mike, 59, when they spotted smoke on the horizon. Duncan Jones, skipper of the boat, […]

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These are all of the electrical appliances recently recalled due to safety fears

These are all of the electrical appliances recently recalled due to safety fears

Product recalls are happening all the time, and it can be tricky keeping up to date with the latest item that could be putting you at risk. This is a list of the electrical products that might be in your house that have been recalled in the past few months. Product recalls Whirlpool tumble dryers: […]

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Breast milk found to commonly contain toxic chemicals from home furnishings

Breast milk found to commonly contain toxic chemicals from home furnishings

A new report from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) warns about how people are being exposed to toxic chemicals found in home furnishings. The report stated that mothers’ breast milk has been found to contain a high concentration of toxic chemicals that have even been banned. What did the report say? The main purpose […]

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These are all of the food products recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears

These are all of the food products recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears

Shoppers may want to check the contents of their kitchen cupboards, as a number of food products have been recalled this month over allergy and salmonella fears. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued seven recalls in July so far, with 90 per cent of these being a result of incorrect labelling on food items, […]

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This is how to watch tonight’s lunar eclipse – on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch

This is how to watch tonight’s lunar eclipse – on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch

A lunar eclipse is set to provide a night-time spectacle to people around the world, and it just so happens to fall on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch. The UK will have a good view of the eclipse tonight (16 July) – the moon will be about half-covered by the Earth’s […]

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How many people are saving enough for their retirement

How many people are saving enough for their retirement

The number of people saving enough for a comfortable retirement has hit its highest ever level, according to a new survey.Almost three in five people in Britain are now ‘saving adequately’ for the future, says the Scottish Widows Retirement Report 2019. But, the proportion of people not saving at all for later life has remained […]

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