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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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Half of divorced Brits considered leaving their partner at the altar

VIDEO: Half of divorced Brits considered leaving their partner at the altar

New research has revealed that over half (52 per cent) of divorced Brits considered pulling out of their wedding at the last minute.

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Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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New WiFi

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.

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Mothers Day

Nearly a third of Brits won’t see mums on Mothering Sunday

Nearly a third of all Brits will NOT see their mums this Mothering Sunday and almost half will not even send a card, according to a poll.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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The Big Bang Fair

VIDEO: A whole new world to discover at the Big Bang Fair

Greeting robots, a virtual reality ride through our body and magical explosions; the annual Big Bang Fair has opened its doors again, inviting 11-to-18 year old science enthusiasts to get engaged with exciting experiments around science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and gain an insight into how science is all around us and how it actually be used in our everyday life.

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Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

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Keeping your home clean

Keep your home clean with these 12 unusual spring cleaning hacks

Spring has finally arrived, and while you may be planning to deep clean your house, chances are you might never get round to doing so.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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St Patrick was not born in Ireland.

10 things we’re sure you won’t know about St Patrick

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people all over the world.

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

A new invention is certainly causing much excitement among Lego fans.

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How much fruit and veg should you have on a daily basis?

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Having kids make you live longer

Having kids make you live longer

Having kids may extend your life by as much as two years, new research suggests.

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The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, and Minister for London, Gavin Barwell, visited Mount Anvils National Skills Academy for Construction

VIDEO: Mount Anvil CEO calls on Government and other firms to deliver more opportunities for apprentices

The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, and Minister for London, Gavin Barwell, visited Mount Anvil’s National Skills Academy for Construction yesterday, based at Keybridge in Vauxhall, meeting the apprentices that will become the construction workforce of the future.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Finding the right job

VIDEO: Finding the ‘right job’ is the top worry for nation’s teenagers

Over half of 16-to-18 year olds have confessed that their biggest future concern is not being able to find the right job, according to new research commissioned by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for insurance and financial planning.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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New research study by Avon in partnership with domestic violence charity Refuge

VIDEO: Over half of young Brits have experienced controlling behaviour in relationships

Nearly 56 per cent of young people said they have experienced controlling behaviours from a partner and over a quarter said they know a friend or acquaintance who has been a victim of an emotionally abusive relationship, according to the study.

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Aloha Wanderwell, the first women to drive around the world

VIDEO: International Women’s Day - 100 years of female achievement in 70 seconds

A new study has revealed 61% of women have been motivated on multiple occasions to take on challenges such as travelling alone and learning new languages.

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