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This perfectly rectangular mile-long iceberg was discovered floating in the Antarctic

This perfectly rectangular mile-long iceberg was discovered floating in the Antarctic

An enormous, perfectly rectangular iceberg has been discovered floating in the Antarctic by NASA scientists. The huge block of ice, known as a tabular berg, was found off the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, near the Larsen C ice shelf, and is thought to measure a whopping mile in length. Tabular icebergs NASA shared […]

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Some vegetarian foods contain more salt than a McDonald’s Big Mac

Some vegetarian foods contain more salt than a McDonald’s Big Mac

Vegetarian foods are generally thought of as a healthier choice, but many of these processed items actually contain twice as much salt as their meat-based alternatives, new findings reveal. The study, by campaigners at Action on Salt, found more than a quarter (28 per cent) of vegetarian and vegan ready made meat substitutes contained more […]

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These are the most common signs and symptoms of bowel cancer

These are the most common signs and symptoms of bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel, but depending on where the cancer starts it is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. It is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, with almost 42,000 people diagnosed every year, according to Bowel Cancer UK. Who is […]

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Dashcam footage shows moment mum and daughter were almost ‘wiped out’ by overtaking lorry

Dashcam footage shows moment mum and daughter were almost ‘wiped out’ by overtaking lorry

By Damian Holmes A mum has made a heartfelt appeal for all drivers to think twice before overtaking after she and her teenage daughter were almost wiped out by a lorry. Dramatic dashcam footage shows Kim Lovelace having to take evasive action to avoid an oncoming lorry on the A16 last week. The near miss […]

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This new UK budget hotel chain has rooms for just £19 a night

This new UK budget hotel chain has rooms for just £19 a night

A new no-frills hotel concept is being trialled next year in the UK, with rooms costing as little as £19 per night. Launched by the Whitbread chain, ZIP by Premier Inn will offer pod-like rooms that measure just 8.5 square metres in size. The rooms are are said to be around less than half the size […]

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Police have identified the man filmed giving racist abuse on a Ryanair flight

Police have identified the man filmed giving racist abuse on a Ryanair flight

by Russell Jackson A man who was filmed racially abusing an elderly woman on a Ryanair flight has been identified, police said. Footage posted on social media appeared to show a plane passenger calling Delsie Gayle an “ugly black bastard” and telling her “don’t speak to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow”. […]

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Health warning issued after spike in lamb-related salmonella cases

Health warning issued after spike in lamb-related salmonella cases

Meat eaters are being warned of the dangers of eating undercooked lamb after more than 300 people fell ill to sheep-related salmonella poisoning. The Food Standards Agency along with Food Standards Scotland, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are  reminding people who eat or handle raw lamb or mutton to store, prepare and cook […]

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Strong winds will continue as a bitter Arctic airflow brings frosty mornings to the UK

Strong winds will continue as a bitter Arctic airflow brings frosty mornings to the UK

Strong winds are currently hitting parts of the UK, accompanied by a considerable drop in temperatures. Some might be hoping it will all blow over soon, but the windy weather looks set to continue, and an arctic chill is expected to hit by the end of the week, possibly bringing frost with it this weekend. […]

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Bill Wells’ Baltic beats… and all that jazz

Bill Wells’ Baltic beats… and all that jazz

Any other Scottish act releasing a new album on a Tallinn-based record label would turn heads. But for Bill Wells, it’s just another day at the office. The Falkirk-born musician’s career is wide-ranging – named best Scots-based performer at Glasgow’s Jazz Festival in 1996, Wells has gravitated towards indie music – working with the Pastels […]

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Here are 10 of the strangest items ever found on the UK’s highest mountains

Here are 10 of the strangest items ever found on the UK’s highest mountains

A recent clean up operation on Ben Nevis in Scotland resulted in nearly 375lb (170Kg) of rubbish being collected, and this year’s finds included half a toilet seat, underwear and a live military flare. Volunteers were taking part in the Real3Peaks Challenge, which also involves a litter pick on Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike […]

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