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These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

These are the best and worst times to go outside if you suffer with hayfever symptoms

Warmer weather increases the amount of pollen in the air – which brings bad news for those who suffer with hayfever. But did you know that certain times of the day can trigger hayfever symptoms, or make them worse? Pollen count rankings The Met Office ranks the pollen count as low, moderate, high and very […]

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Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Deadly lungworm infection on the rise in dogs – here are the signs and symptoms

Slugs and snails are a usual sight in gardens and fields in the UK – but they could cause deadly problems for your dog. With cases of lungworm on the rise, here’s everything you need to know about the fatal condition. What is lungworm? Lungworm is a parasite. Its scientific name is angiostrongylus vasorum. It […]

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British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel to enter insolvency in major collapse – putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk

British Steel is to enter an insolvency process in a major collapse which puts thousands of jobs at risk. The move comes after rescue talks with the government failed to secure the future of the manufacturer, prompting uncertainty for workers at the company’s plants – mainly in Scunthorpe where more than 4,000 are employed. Seeking […]

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Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will no longer offer mortgages – here’s what it means for existing customers

Tesco Bank will stop offering their mortgage lending service, blaming “challenging market conditions” for its decision to pull out of the market. The bank first started offering mortgages in 2012 and has more than 23,000 existing customers, with outstanding lending balances amounting to £3.7bn. Challenging conditions The bank has now stopped all new mortgage lending […]

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Smoking e-cigarettes can increase your risk of flu and weaken your ability to fight it

Smoking e-cigarettes can increase your risk of flu and weaken your ability to fight it

Those who smoke regularly are typically hit harder when a cold or flu virus strikes, but people who vape could also struggle to fight it, experts have warned. Inhaling vapour from e-cigarettes can weaken the immune system and make the flu virus much more deadly, according to new research. Weakened defences New findings from the […]

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British Steel is on verge of administration – putting 25,000 jobs at risk

British Steel is on verge of administration – putting 25,000 jobs at risk

The UK’s second-biggest steel maker is on the verge of administration as it continues to ask for more government money to help stay afloat. The company had been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address “Brexit-related issues”, reported the BBC. What has happened to British Steel? The company asked for […]

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Luxury cat food recalled after causing killer disease in pets that could also affect people

Luxury cat food recalled after causing killer disease in pets that could also affect people

A brand of luxury cat food was recalled after pets that came into contact with it developed potentially-deadly bovine tuberculosis (bTB). 50 pedigree cats are believed to have been infected by luxury brand Natural Instinct’s wild venison product, according to vets. The ‘natural’ wild venison food was marketed as a healthier alternative to other cat […]

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This is what to do if your Thomas Cook holiday is cancelled – and how to get your money back

This is what to do if your Thomas Cook holiday is cancelled – and how to get your money back

Thomas Cook recently announced a £1.4 billion loss after revealing their half-year results, but the company has been reassuring worried customers that their holidays are safe. But what should you do if the firm go bust, and how can you check if your money is protected? Thomas Cook holidays are ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) […]

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Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain has collapsed – putting 1,000 jobs at risk

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is calling in administrators following a collapse that puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk. The company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, has appointed KPMG as the administrator. Jamie Oliver’s statement Oliver said, “I am deeply […]

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Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Italy airport strike – here’s what to do if you’re affected

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Italy airport strike – here’s what to do if you’re affected

Hundreds of flights to and from Italy have been cancelled by a 24 hour long strike by airport staff in the country. The strike has today (Tue 21 May) prompted easyJet to cancel 30 of its routes to and from airports in Italy, as airline, airport and air traffic control staff launch a coordinated demonstration […]

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