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Game Of Thrones casting for new characters

Game Of Thrones casting for new characters

Fancy starring in Games Of Thrones alongside the likes of Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams? HBO are looking for actors to appear in the final series of the fantasy drama show, which is being filmed across locations in Northern Ireland. The American cable company has put out a casting call for a “sassy […]

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Get paid to play McDonald’s Monopoly for £45 an hour

Get paid to play McDonald’s Monopoly for £45 an hour

Attention all fast food junkies. There’s a job up for grabs that pays a reported £45 an hour – and you’ll be lovin’ it. A company is currently recruiting people to play McDonald’s Monopoly. That’s right, people are actually being paid to travel to the burger chain’s fast food restaurants in Britain and collect special […]

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WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR

WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR

It’s one of the most popular messaging services in the world today, with a staggering 900 million users worldwide. But now, in order to comply with new EU data protection rules, WhatsApp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Currently users must be at least 13, but the Facebook-owned firm is […]

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The 10 most ridiculous workplace rules exposed

The 10 most ridiculous workplace rules exposed

Some say that rules are made to be broken – and according to research from independent job board CV-Library, almost two-thirds (60.2 per cent) of Brits have worked for a company that implemented strange or ridiculous rules. What’s more, more than half (55.7 per cent) confessed that they weren’t happy about having to abide by […]

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Snapchat users can now keep a virtual pet – and it’s part pug, part butterfly

Snapchat users can now keep a virtual pet – and it’s part pug, part butterfly

Snapchat users are now able to use the world’s first augmented reality (AR) Snapchat pet – the ‘puggerfly’. Part pug, part butterfly, the cute creature grows from a fun little ball-chasing puppy right through to a fully-fledged flying Puggerfly in seven days. It’s the mascot for mobile phone network Three’s latest campaign promoting their ‘Go Binge’ […]

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Netflix: the best new TV and films in May (plus everything else)

Netflix: the best new TV and films in May (plus everything else)

[Main image: Netflix] May on Netflix brings us bombastic true-crime stories, dystopian dramas from Denmark and a Martin Freeman-led zombie movie. Here are the best new TV and films coming in May to Netflix UK – along with a list of everything else. Dear White People (Season 2) (Photo: Adam Rose/Netflix) What is it? Satirising a ‘post-racial’ […]

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Tom Hardy’s new monster movie Venom: here’s everything you need to know

Tom Hardy’s new monster movie Venom: here’s everything you need to know

Tom Hardy has played a lot of things over the years. But Venom might be his strangest role yet. The outlandish superhero/supervillain blockbuster isn’t due to hit cinemas until October. Yet in a week where comic book fever is already heightened by the imminent release of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s already gaining a great deal of […]

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Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Simon Baker, University of York While plaintiff offered evidence that consumption of coffee increases the risk of harm to the fetus, to infants, to children and to adults, defendants’ medical and epidemiology experts testified that they had no opinion on causation. California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle, proposed ruling on Council for Education and Research […]

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There’s a new ‘private school only’ dating app – why I won’t be using Toffee Dating

There’s a new ‘private school only’ dating app – why I won’t be using Toffee Dating

Zoe Strimpel, University of Sussex I do sympathise with Lydia Davis, who has launched a new dating app called Toffee Dating, “for people on the posher end of the spectrum”. She was tired of feeling “overwhelmed” at the “dearth of potential partners” and thought others might feel the same. Others who, having been to private […]

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Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

Quiz: can you match the regional words for these foods to the different areas?

It’s not unknown that accents and dialects vary greatly throughout the UK, depending on the area you’re from. Whether it’s Cockney rhyming slang, Scouse accents in Liverpool, unique colloquial phrases in Yorkshire, or completely different dialects throughout the nation, there is huge diversity in the linguistic map of Britain. With this comes a multitude of […]

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