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Tanzanite no 1 gem in SW

It’s official! “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and British women’s favourite choice of gem to wear, but Tanzanite comes a close second according to research published by leading UK […]

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Citizens Advice re Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair employees across 5 countries have gone on strike for 24 hours. Citizens Advice has issued the following advice for affected passengers. Citizens Advice’s webpage on flight cancellations has been viewed over […]

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Vaping: how safe is it?

Safe smoke? Shutterstock Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham A survey of adolescents carried out by researchers at Coventry University has shown that than less than half of e-cigarette users knew […]

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Can food have negative calories? Nutritionist debunks the idea

5PH/Shutterstock Louise Dunford, De Montfort University Diets are everywhere, but could eating “negative calorie” foods, such as celery and grapefruit, help to boost weight loss? A calorie is a unit […]

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Teetotalism in midlife makes you more likely to develop dementia? What the research actually says

The proof isn’t so clear, after all. Budimir Jevtic/Shutterstock Tony Rao, King’s College London Imagine if someone told you that not drinking alcohol makes you more likely to develop dementia. […]

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How clean is your desk? The unwelcome reality of office hygiene

Shutterstock Michael Loughlin, Nottingham Trent University If you work in an office, the chances are there are some colleagues you would rather sit next to than others. But we’re not […]

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Why can’t all plastic waste be recycled?

Shutterstock Sharon George, Keele University The UK produced 11m tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it. Or so it seemed. A report by the […]

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Anxiety: stop censoring yourself and learn to lose

Be still my beating heart… Shutterstock Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health problems today. In fact, four out of every 100 […]

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Missing cat

We have a missing cat, so please keep an eye out. Just awaiting more details and will update this when we have them. Meanwhile, if you have seen this beauty, […]

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Brexit: champagne, parmesan, prosecco and feta could soon be at the centre of negotiations

Shutterstock Enrico Bonadio, City, University of London and Marc Mimler, Bournemouth University As Brexit day creeps closer, one issue that remains unresolved is the way that food names will be […]

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