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    Tech experts claim Apple are going to make the iPhone 5 obsolete

    Is it goodbye to the iPhone 5 (Picture: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Apple fans still using one of the most popular phones in the world, the iPhone 5, might be in trouble. Technology experts have expressed concern that the company is phasing out support for the devices. Zeph McLearan started the concern when he saw that […]

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    Violent sex attacker raped stranger then told her ‘I love you’

    A general view of Glasgow High Court. A man has been locked up after he followed a stranger through a network of streets then raped her when they reached a secluded area.  Stanislaw Merdacz ‘rugby tackled’ the woman and punched her in the face, covering her mouth and nose when she tried to scream. He […]

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    Couple accused of performing sex acts on Boots escalator cleared

    Sanita Salan, 42, and her 46-year-old partner Gareth Taylor were accused (Picture: Newsline Media) A couple have been cleared after being accused of carrying out a sex act on a shopping mall escalator. Gareth Taylor, 46, and Sanita Salan, 42, were both charged with committing public indecency after they fell on to a Boots escalator when it […]

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    Boy, 13, and his mum die after triple stabbing in family home

    Police inspect a Land Rover stolen from the scene near to where a 13-year-old boy and his mother died after being stabbed at their home in Greyhound Lane, Stourbridge (Picture: PA) A 13-year-old boy and his mum have died after a triple stabbing in their own home. The woman, in her 50s, was pronounced dead […]

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    Why earthworms are so important

    They’re not gross – we need them (Picture: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images) Earthworms are gross and weird, but totally necessary for the very survival of the ecosystem. That’s the conclusion of scientists dating all the way back to Charles Darwin. Don’t be distracted by cuddlier animals when you worry about ecological conservation, Dr Sarah Johnson believes […]

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    Oscars will still use accountant firm PwC despite envelopegate blunder

    Oscars organisers are to continue using accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) despite the best film mix-up. PwC had taken responsibility for the “unacceptable” mistake which saw La La Land wrongly announced as the winner instead of Moonlight, the Academy said. Its president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, wrote in a letter to members that new rules will also […]

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    Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

    Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year. It says the food industry should try lowering sugar […]

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    Samantha Baldwin search: Family alert widened to Europe

    The search for a woman who has gone missing with her two sons has been widened out to Europe, police said. Samantha Baldwin, 42, from Newark, was last seen in Nottingham city centre on Monday and is believed to be with Louis Madge, 9, and Dylan Madge, 6. Police said the case was being treated […]

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    Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests

    Charging coffee drinkers for their disposable cups could cut their use by up to 300 million a year in the UK, according to new research. Academics at Cardiff University tested a series of measures to tackle coffee cup waste and encourage the use of reusable cups. Report author Prof Wouter Poortinga said some 2.5bn disposable […]