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Quiz: How much do you really know about Valentine’s Day?

Do you know who created the first heart shaped box of chocolates? (Picture: Getty) Today is quite possibly the most romantic day of the year, but just how much of an expert are you on all things Valentines? Why don’t teenagers have an ’embarrassing phase’ anymore? Every February it slowly creeps up, the one day of the year where everything ...

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The BBC Is Banning Single-Use Plastic, Inspired By 'Blue Planet'

The plastic-free campaign has claimed yet another victory. The BBC has announced a three-step plan to ban single-use plastics by 2020. By the end of this year, both plastic cutlery and cups will have been scrapped across all of the BBC’s offices. Two million plastic cups are currently being used by visitors and staff each year on BBC sites. Tony ...

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DWP's 'Unpleasant' Valentine's Day Tweet Is Exceptionally Mis-Judged, People Think

Love is in the air, but what you can smell right now is the Department for Work and Pensions stinking out the room. At least that’s the collective view on social media after the Whitehall department in charge of benefits decided to mark Valentine’s Day with a welfare crackdown.  Here’s the gift the Esther McVey-run DWP offered less than loved-up ...

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'Trauma' Episode 2 Review: The 8 Questions We're Now Asking

ITV After winning widespread praise upon its debut, ‘Trauma’ continued apace with its second episode on Tuesday (13 February), as Dan Bowker’s world continued to fall apart.  Still struggling to cope with the death of his son, his marriage and his mental health were put under the spotlight, as he continued his attempts to bring down consultant Jon Allerton.  With ...

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Oxfam Scandal: Minnie Driver Quits As Oxfam Ambassador After 'Abhorrent Mistakes’

British actor Minnie Driver has become the first celebrity ambassador of Oxfam to quit their role over the sex scandal engulfing the charity. Driver said she was “horrified” by the mounting allegations levelled at the organisation as she condemned the leadership’s “abhorrent mistakes”. On Twitter, the London-born star said she was “in no uncertain terms” withdrawing her support for the charity after ...

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Free Date Ideas For Valentine's Day, Because Romance Needn't Be Expensive

It feels like only yesterday we were spending an arm and a leg on Christmas presents for our loved ones. Now, little over a month later, there’s another annual day that’ll set you back a few quid: Valentine’s Day. But, while a low-key meal for two in a cramped local restaurants (yes, they have squeezed twice as many lovebirds into the ...

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Valentine's Day: Gift Subscriptions For 14 February

Don’t panic or anything, but you’re almost out of time to buy a Valentine’s Day gift. For those whose standards are higher than hastily-purchased flowers or chocolates, there is still time to find a more meaningful gift. This year consider giving your loved one a subscription box. You can get them for pretty much anything – from cheese (yum!) to ...

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Hospital Admissions For Eating Disorders Double: Here's How To Get Early Help

The number of people admitted to hospital for eating disorders has nearly doubled in six years, NHS figures show. Data from NHS Digital reveals admissions for conditions including anorexia and bulimia reached 13,885 between April 2016 and 2017 – the highest levels seen in six years. The Department of Health has acknowledged “inpatient treatment should be seen as a last resort” ...

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Valentine’s Day meal deals from Waitrose, M&S, Tesco, Lidl, Co-op and Morrisons

This could be you and your partner, slobbering over pasta (Picture: Getty) Valentine’s Day can be a very expensive day for those in a relationship, those trying to get into a relationship and even those celebrating not being in a relationship. Whether you’re treating your partner, trying to woo somebody or making the most of the single life, you might ...

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Happy Pancake Day quotes, images and memes

How are you enjoying your pancakes today? (Picture: Getty) Happy Pancake Day! Today is the day to get the frying pan out, grease it with some butter, make a mess in the kitchen, and off course – indulge in those fluffy treats of goodness.  Today isn’t just about the pancakes as Shrove Tuesday marks the day before Lent, however, people ...

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