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Why Church Attendance Is An Unfair Indicator For School Entry

In the next academic year, like many parents around the country, I will be forced to think about the school my baby will be attending. It’s an anxious and exciting time, and I’m all too aware of the responsibility that lies on our shoulders. The stress-free way is to throw money at it and send him to a private school. ...

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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Final Will See All Four Finalists Dance Until The End Of The Show After Traditional Mid-Show Exit Is Axed

This year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ final will feature all four celebrity contestants dancing until the end of the show for the first time ever, it has been revealed. In previous series, one of the four finalists was always voted off within the first hour of the show. But this year show bosses have decided that all of the celebrities will ...

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Why Writing A Letter To Santa Will Bring Your Child More Than Just Gifts

Parents should encourage kids to put pen to paper and actually write letters to Santa, rather than speeding up the process by sending an email.  The Children’s Literacy Charity said physically writing a letter to Father Christmas is “what this time of year is all about”, despite ‘Email Santa’ sites being created. It gives children the opportunity to practise writing as ...

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A Peaceful Noise

It’s very easy to get swept up in the current climate of fear, suspicion and depression. The news is filled with horrors, the worst of humanity and warnings of impending doom. Our innate fight or flight instincts makes us insular and sceptical about anything and everyone. Those that choose to feed off that, and cultivate it know that personal attacks ...

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Wu Yongning's Death Livestreamed To Fans After Stunt Goes Wrong

A 26-year-old climbing enthusiast has achieved a posthumous fame after unwittingly filming himself plunging 62 floors to his death. Wu Yongnin, who had more than 60,000 followers on his Weibo account, was hoping to win a prize of £11,000 while filming a stunt atop Huayuan Hua Centre in Changsa, central China. Footage revealed Wu, who had martial arts training, doing ...

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'Nigella's Christmas Table' Leaves Viewers Shocked Over Lawson's Liberal Use Of Salt

Last night, viewers were glued to their screens as the Queen of culinary delights Nigella Lawson showed off a festive menu fit for royalty. But it wasn’t the delicious food on her table that got people talking. Instead, people were left flabbergasted by the sheer amount of salt she used. The TV chef showed how to make a range of ...

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Over 300,000 Will 'Needlessly Die From Bowel Cancer By 2035' Due To Research Gaps

Almost 332,000 people living in the UK will needlessly lose their lives to bowel cancer by 2035 unless urgent action is taken to fill critical research gaps, a leading charity has warned. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with 16,000 people dying from the disease each year. It’s also the fourth most common cancer with over 41,200 diagnosed ...

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How Listening To Your Friend’s Advice Can Jeopardize Your Future With A Person You’ve Never Dated

I wake up and check my phone. There’s a dozen Instagram notifications, a few from Facebook, Twitter, but none from Whatsapp, the app I grew to love in the past year because of this guy I met during my trip to Italy. No messages. No red heart emoji, no usual “good morning” from him, nothing. I sit up on my ...

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Digital Grief

You may need to bear with me, you see I’m grieving; a state that has rendered me prone to pacing the floor uselessly, forgetting words I use often, losing my place in conversations, indecision, finding myself staring into space, bouts of tears and a rage that’s triggered by even the kindest of intentions. I’m not new to this. I’ve suffered ...

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Earth Actually Has An Invisible 'Force Field' That Protects Us From Meteoroids

In case you weren’t convinced that humanity was doing enough to destroy Earth you were always safe in the knowledge that an asteroid apocalypse would probably finish the job. Unfortunately, a new study has found that the likelihood of a fiery ball from space wiping us off the face of the planet is actually far less than we thought, as our ...

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