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These are the price hikes affecting pay monthly EE customers

These are the price hikes affecting pay monthly EE customers

Millions of EE customers will have to pay more for calls and texts not included in their monthly plans, the mobile giant has announced. The price hikes, which will be enforced from 19 August this year, will see people paying more for calls to UK mobiles, landlines and voicemails. 10p per minute increase Calls will […]

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Making this one change to your home can boost its value up to £45,000

Making this one change to your home can boost its value up to £45,000

If you have a garage currently sitting unused, you could add thousands to the value of your home by converting it into an extra room. Homeowners could add as much as £45,000 to their property value by converting the space, new research has revealed – and in most cases, you don’t need to seek planning […]

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These dirty household tasks are spreading germs and making you ill

These dirty household tasks are spreading germs and making you ill

New research has revealed that people are putting themselves and their families in danger with careless household hygiene. A report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) found that public misunderstandings about good hygiene practices could lead to serious health consequences. Why are people confused? The survey uncovered different areas of concern around hygiene […]

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Fears of a summer invasion of deadly Asian hornets after reports of UK sightings

Fears of a summer invasion of deadly Asian hornets after reports of UK sightings

What is believed to have been two large hornets have been spotted in the UK, sparking fears of a summer invasion. The latest sightings in Devon comes after it was revealed that Alastair Christie, whose job is to tackle the spread of the hornets, reportedly spotted 80 queens in Jersey. Sightings The witness snapped a […]

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Playing the name game – Louise Connell on identity, art, and the power of the music fan

Playing the name game – Louise Connell on identity, art, and the power of the music fan

What’s in a name? For singer Louise Connell it’s complicated – the Lanarkshire-based singer having previously gone under the Reverieme monicker. “I hated the sound of my own name, the consonants in ‘Connell’ are a really sad sound,” she recalls, “so I used a different name for the music. it was Reverie for a while […]

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These are the most popular baby names of 2019 so far – with 80s classics making a comeback

These are the most popular baby names of 2019 so far – with 80s classics making a comeback

The most popular baby names so far this year have been revealed, with 2019 seeing classic monikers from the 1980s making a big comeback. New parents are also taking inspiration from popular culture this year, choosing names influenced by the likes of hit Netflix shows, Love Island and Game of Thrones. David and Hannah are […]

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This is how long people who abuse pets could go to jail for under tougher laws

This is how long people who abuse pets could go to jail for under tougher laws

People found guilty of the worst cases of animal cruelty could go to jail for a lot longer under new laws proposed in England and Wales. At the moment the maximum term somebody can be jailed for if found guilty of the crime is six months. However, if a new parliamentary bill proposed by Environment […]

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EE fined £100,000 for spamming customers without marketing texts

EE fined £100,000 for spamming customers without marketing texts

The mobile network EE has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner (ICO) after it broke rules about spam texts. The company was wrapped on the knuckles by the regulator for breaching rules which stop organisations bombarding customers with emails and texts. EE was fined after texts, sent in early 2018, encouraged customers to use […]

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Britain’s Royal Family: How much does it cost the taxpayer each year?

Britain’s Royal Family: How much does it cost the taxpayer each year?

Today it emerged that £2.4m of taxpayer-funded costs was used to pay for renovations on the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was converted into a single residence from five separate houses ahead of the couple moving in April before the birth of their son Archie. The royal accounts […]

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These are the most expensive holiday rip-offs – and how they can be avoided

These are the most expensive holiday rip-offs – and how they can be avoided

Holidaying abroad is an expensive business – and even after paying for travel and accommodation you’ve still got to think of your spending money. While paying for food and excursions is part and parcel of most holidays, there are some extra costs that continue to crop up. According to holiday price comparison website, TravelSupermarket, these […]

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