How eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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The Yellow Pages is something else which was once so common place, and now seems so bizarre today

Owning a car, carrying cash and other things becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ in modern life

Owning a car is becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ as it carrying cash, according to new research.

What do you use your mobile phone for?

Top 10 uses for a mobile phone

Making calls doesn’t even register in the top 10 uses of our smartphones, a new survey has found.

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30 brilliant books anyone can read in a day

It's the 20th annual World Book Day today - and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book?

Everything you need to know about the new £1 coin

For the first time in 30 years the £1 coin is about to be replaced - and here is everything you need to know.

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Premium content such as subscription sports channels can be streamed using Kodi software. Picture: Shutterstock.

Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one?

Kodi has been clocking up plenty of column inches due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content.
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Fancy a Subway sandwich today?

You can get a free Subway sandwich on Valentine's Day - here's how!

Fancy treating your loved one (or even yourself) to a special Valentine's Day lunch?

Test out our chat-up lines this Valentine's Day.

19 chat-up lines that have worked across the North East (allegedly) ...

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we’ve scoured the North East region to come up with the 20 best chat-up lines ever used.


Burns Night: Seven fascinating facts about Robert Burns

You don’t have to like Robert Burns’ poetry to enjoy a typical Burns Night – but it probably helps.
Cilla Black statue. Picture by PA

Statue of Cilla Black unveiled in Liverpool

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.
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Britain's oldest Olympian celebrates his 100th birthday

A whisky every evening is the key to a long life, according to Britain's oldest living Olympian who is celebrating his 100th birthday.


13 ways to stay lucky on Friday 13th

Today is Friday 13th, known as one of the unluckiest days of the year.
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Skywalker gibbon

New gibbon species named after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

Rescue dog adoption film goes viral

A mini-film promoting rescue dog adoption has taken the internet by storm.
Where do you buy your Christmas dinner ingredients from?

Revealed: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner?

While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite.
Will you be trying to see the supermoon?

Another chance to see supermoon this week

Stargazers who missed November’s supermoon will be pleased (or frustrated) to hear that there’s another one due on Wednesday.

Where do you hide your Christmas presents?

Revealed - the top present hiding locations this Christmas

Linen cupboards, gym bags and even the neighbour’s house are some of the places that UK’s Christmas shoppers will hide presents in at attempt to avoid Christmas being spoiled by prying eyes.

Are you heading to your Christmas party this weekend?

Nine things NOT to do at your work Christmas party

If you're getting your gladrags on this weekend for the Christmas party, make sure you don't wake up filled with regret the following day.
Have you got one of the new fivers?

Your new fiver could be worth £50,000 - this is what you need to check them for

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

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Peter Vaughan has died aged 93. Picture: Press Association.

Game of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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