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How to get through the Christmas party season when you have a chronic illness

(Picture: Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler) We’re midway through December, and party season is fast approaching. But while most of us are getting our glittery outfits sorted, our festive nails painted and our Christmas eye makeup perfected, there are a few left worrying about whether they’re even going to make it to the Christmas party – those living with a chronic ...

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Primark is selling an Eeyore-themed slanket and it looks super cosy

(Picture: Primark) We’re very nearly in winter, and so it’s only right we start stocking up on hot chocolate, hot water bottles and onesies. Though if you’re more keen on blankets, Primark has the perfect item for you. Well, if you’re a Disney-lover, that is. The high street fashion store has just started selling a Winnie The Pooh-themed slanket, which ...

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Feminism named as the word of the year

Feminism has been named word of the year (Picture: Getty) Feminism has been announced as the word of the year by Merriam-Webster. It’s been a big year (or century) for the word. In 2017, online searches for feminism increased by 70% on the previous year on Merriam-Webster.com. Man died on underground train without anybody noticing Feminism searches spiked several times ...

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Harry Potter themed Christmas stockings are here

(Picture: Etsy/Warner Bros.) Harry Potter Christmas stockings are here to add some magic to the end of your bed this year, thanks to Etsy seller Tykesboutique. The Harry Potter themed stockings, which come in three styles, are made in the UK and come in black and white decoration. In the product description, the seller describes the Christmas stockings as being ...

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Man died on underground train without anybody noticing

A 70-year-old man appeared to be asleep on the metro in Mexico City, but he had actually died (Picture: CEN/ Twitter) Commuters did not realise for several hours that a passenger had died on a metro train in Mexico. The man, who has not been identified, is believed to have suffered heart failure while on the train through Mexico City. ...

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car he saw on an internet auction site. Staff were ...

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Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'

The combination of cold weather and loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, England’s most senior nurse is warning. Prof Jane Cummings, NHS England’s chief nursing officer, said cases of strokes and heart attacks tended to rise after a cold snap. She said that, and the growing problem of loneliness, were a dangerous combination over winter. She said “simple ...

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Spurs player in global teacher prize shortlist

A London teacher who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and who plays top-level football has been named in the top 50 shortlist for the annual Global Teacher Prize. Eartha Pond is a finalist in the $1m (£750,000) teaching competition. The PE teacher, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, is assistant vice-principal at the Crest Academy in ...

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Games Inbox: PUBG on Xbox One impressions, Bloodborne 2 theories, and Ni No Kuni II delay

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – the Xbox One’s biggest exclusive The morning Inbox hopes that a proper GoldenEye 007 remaster could finally happen, as one reader demands a less wussy Princess Zelda. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk PLEASE NOTE: We are currently getting content ready for the Christmas and New Year break, and since the calendar makes it ...

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Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to win Alabama election

Jones managed to pull of a victory in Alabama on Tuesday (Picture: AP Photo/John Bazemore) Democrat Doug Jones has beaten Republican Roy Moore to win a seat in the Senate. The victory is a sharp blow to the Trump administration and it narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two seats. British tourist, 29, dies after ‘falling from building’ ...

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