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9 of the best World Cup podcasts to listen to

9 of the best World Cup podcasts to listen to

With the World Cup now in full swing, finding some interesting alternatives to the mainstream coverage is a must. Sure, the television coverage is as extensive as ever, but what if you’re tired of hearing the same old pundits on the TV? These fine podcasts – from in-depth analysis to comedy offerings from fans – should […]

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Quiz: name the last 30 players to score a hat-trick at the World Cup

Quiz: name the last 30 players to score a hat-trick at the World Cup

On July 17, 1930 American Bert Patenaude scored all three goals in a match between the USA and Paraguay at the Parque Central in Montevideo. By doing so the Massachusetts-born striker wrote himself into the history books as the first player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup. Forty-nine players have emulated Patenaude’s remarkable feat […]

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You can now block all mention of the World Cup from your online browsing

You can now block all mention of the World Cup from your online browsing

The World Cup may only just be getting started, but not everyone is excited about the kick-off of football’s biggest tournament. But now weary online users can block all mention of the tournament – thanks to a new Google Chrome extension. For blocking out the World Cup – or avoiding spoilers Best Western Great Britain […]

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50 of your old toys that are now worth thousands of pounds

50 of your old toys that are now worth thousands of pounds

Toys are supposed to be played with, rather than stored, pristine,  in a loft. However, adults of a certain age may find that they are sitting on a goldmine of old playthings – if they looked after them. Toy cars are a real treasure trove when it comes to collectors of all things vintage – […]

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These are the signs that your pet could have diabetes

These are the signs that your pet could have diabetes

Diabetes affects close to five million people in the UK, but did you know that animals can also be diagnosed with the disease? Nationwide, we keep an estimated 51 million pets, and a recent study of data from between 2015 and 2017 has shown that cases of diabetes in cats and dogs has risen by […]

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World Cup live-streaming: how to watch at work or on your travels

World Cup live-streaming: how to watch at work or on your travels

The World Cup is under way, and with hosts Russia recording a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the opening game, it’s off to a flying start. With matchesbeing played throughout most days of the tournament, and with the host nation being two hours ahead of the UK, some crucial games are going to clash […]

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Football and music fans are being warned as more than £3 million was lost to ticket fraud in one year

Football and music fans are being warned as more than £3 million was lost to ticket fraud in one year

Football and music fans are again being warned of the dangers of onlie ticket fraud, following the revelation that more than £3 million was lost in one year. Action Fraud – the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud between April 2017 and March 2018, In the same period, the total reported losses […]

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Quiz: Could you beat The Chase?

Quiz: Could you beat The Chase?

The Chase is one of the most popular game shows on British TV, pitting members of the public against ‘Chasers’, top general-knowledge quizzers against whom contestants must pit their wits. Can you beat The Chase by answering these questions – that the Chasers got wrong – correctly? • Have your say on the latest TV […]

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Dirty Brits ‘only wash twice a week’

Dirty Brits ‘only wash twice a week’

Nearly a fifth of Brits have confessed to washing just twice a week, according to a new survey. And more worryingly for families and colleagues, there’s a filthy five per cent who only scrub up once in every seven days. Even worse news for the great unwashed is that they will have missed International Bath […]

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Bizarre laws you could be breaking – like holding a salmon under suspicious circumstances

Bizarre laws you could be breaking – like holding a salmon under suspicious circumstances

Many of us might think we’re reasonably well versed in the laws of the land, with a decent working knowledge of what we can and can’t do. But the legal world is a complex place and having developed over centuries, there are ancient laws still active which have little relevance in modern society. Holding a […]

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