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22 of Arsene Wenger’s best quotes

22 of Arsene Wenger’s best quotes

After 22 years at the helm of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger is set to hang up his body length gilet. The North London club are currently languishing in sixth place, 14 points adrift of rivals Tottenham Hotspur providing a sour finishing note to an illustrious career. Since moving to Arsenal from Japanese team Nagoya Grampus Eight, […]

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Are these the most annoying TV characters of all time?

Are these the most annoying TV characters of all time?

We all have our favourite television characters. But if the response to our latest Screen Babble query is anything to go by, there are even more that irritate, anger and infuriate us. Members of our TV and film discussion group on Facebook inundated us with comments and suggestions for the most annoying TV characters of all […]

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Letting agent fees in England: what you can and can’t be charged for

Letting agent fees in England: what you can and can’t be charged for

The charging of supplementary letting agent fees was made illegal in Scotland in 2012, but the practice is still commonplace in England. The Tenant Fees Bill – intended to ban letting fees for tenants in England – was drafted by the government in November 2017, but has still not been made law. There is currently no timetable […]

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Frightened Rabbit join Editors in band of brothers

Frightened Rabbit join Editors in band of brothers

Having an ‘angle’ can make an interview a lot easier. But you can be spoiled for choice when it comes to interesting discussion topics. Take Mastersystem. Scott Hutchinson is best known as founder and songwriter of Frightened Rabbit. But now there’s the ‘supergroup’ he’s formed with brother Grant (the FRabbit’s drummer) and Justin and James […]

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Why booking a flight on a Monday could save you money

Why booking a flight on a Monday could save you money

Mondays may be a drag for some, but the first day of the week is the ideal time to think ahead to life away from the 9-to-5 grind. According to flight comparison website Skyscanner, booking flights on a Monday can save jet setters money. Due to the constantly varying prices of flights it is possible […]

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Dating app reveals the most swiped jobs in the UK

Dating app reveals the most swiped jobs in the UK

If you work as a chef or a hairdresser then the chances are you’ll be luckier in love than other singletons as a popular dating app has revealed the most right swiped jobs in the UK. And according to Badoo –  a dating app with 384 million registered users worldwide – you don’t have to […]

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If it’s free online, you are the product

If it’s free online, you are the product

Karl Hodge, Leeds Beckett University Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony to congress highlights one of the key issues of our time – data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation. The kernel of the issue is in this exchange: Senator Orrin Hatch: ‘How do you sustain a business model in which […]

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Cyberbullies are also victims – they need help too

Cyberbullies are also victims – they need help too

Ann John, Swansea University Cyberbullying is very different to traditional bullying. Relationships between victims and perpetrators do not need to be physically close, they don’t need to be in the same class or even in the same school, for example. It can easily be anonymous, which may lower inhibitions to behave in a mean or […]

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Underpaid and undervalued: the reality of childcare work in the UK

Underpaid and undervalued: the reality of childcare work in the UK

Eva Lloyd, University of East London Despite the important job they do, wages for people working in childcare tend to be low. These workers earn less than the average wage across all UK employment sectors and barely half that of qualified teachers. In the latest government provider survey, it was found almost 20% of day […]

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Hungry House takeaway service to close down

Hungry House takeaway service to close down

Takeaway food service Hungryhouse has announced that it is closing, after twelve years of delivering fast food. The news came in an email sent out to customers informing them of the closure. The news comes after competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) gave the green light for Just Eat to take over Hungryhouse in a deal worth […]

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