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There could be a cure for the constant ringing in your ears

Do you have a non stop ringing in your ear that you have no way of silencing? You could have tinnitus – but thankfully science could be on the verge of finding a cure. What’s the cure? A new study published in PLOS Biology, a peer reviewed scientific journal, saw the condition in mice be […]

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California dreaming – a tale of two cities with Neutrals’ Allan McNaughton

California dreaming – a tale of two cities with Neutrals’ Allan McNaughton

Concept albums are traditionally the preserve of 1970s prog rockers singing of knights and dragons – certainly not a punk rock-inspired tale set between Scotland and California. That is however what ex-pat Allan McNaughton has come up when writing his latest release for San Francisco band Neutrals. Though he protests his innocence. “I didn’t realise […]

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Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks are rebranding as Virgin Money – here’s what to do if you are a customer

Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks are rebranding as Virgin Money – here’s what to do if you are a customer

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, as well as app-based banking service B, are to be rebranded as Virgin Money by the end of 2021. Yorkshire Bank will start rebranding in 2019, and Cydesdale will follow in the following year, calling time on the centuries-old brand names. The rebrand of B will also begin later this year, […]

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12,000 Shell Energy and First Utility customers have been overcharged – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

12,000 Shell Energy and First Utility customers have been overcharged – here’s how to check if you’re owed money

Shell Energy (previously branded as First Utility) has been forced to pay out almost £400,000 after overcharging thousands of customer accounts. Energy regulator Ofgem found that customers on default tariffs for the energy company were overcharged. What happened? Customers who were on the default tariff with Shell Energy were overcharged for the price of gas […]

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HMRC has scrapped child benefit fines – here’s how to know if you’re eligible for a refund

HMRC has scrapped child benefit fines – here’s how to know if you’re eligible for a refund

The HMRC is refunding 6,000 parents after child benefit penalty fines for higher earners has been scrapped. Roughly 35,000 families were subjected to fines after they failed to register for a tax charge which had originally been introduced in 2013. Why have they scrapped fines? The “Failure to Notify” penalties were issued for the tax […]

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Your old Disney VHS tapes could now be worth thousands – here’s how much you could get

Your old Disney VHS tapes could now be worth thousands – here’s how much you could get

If you are still clinging onto some Disney VHS tapes from your childhood, you could be sitting on a small fortune. If you are willing to part with them, the vintage tapes could fetch thousands of pounds on eBay. Rare ‘Black Diamond tapes’ A set of 10 original Disney video tapes are currently being sold […]

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This new Harry Potter mobile game could be the next Pokemon Go

This new Harry Potter mobile game could be the next Pokemon Go

Pokémon GO, the mobile game that allowed players to catch virtual versions of the pocket monsters in the real world,  was a phenomenon, inspiring players to head outdoors and explore. Now Pokémon GO developer Niantic has revealed more details of the next Augmented Reality (AR) game they are working on – and it looks set […]

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Your TV could have a virus – here’s how to check

Your TV could have a virus – here’s how to check

Smart TVs are becoming more and more common in households, with Ofcom reporting last year that almost half of the homes within the UK owns one. But are you maintaining yours correctly? In a now deleted tweet, Samsung advised its customers that they should run scans on their Samsung smart TV to check for viruses […]

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This is when your hay fever symptoms will be worst depending on the type you suffer from

This is when your hay fever symptoms will be worst depending on the type you suffer from

If you suffer with hay fever or asthma, you may have noticed your symptoms worsen this week, as pollen levels across the UK are particularly high. A ‘pollen bomb‘ hit the country early in the week (Mon 17 Jun), triggering allergies and difficult breathing conditions for many. But when your symptoms will be at their […]

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Amazon is selling a bracelet which shocks you every time you smoke, eat fast food or skip the gym

Amazon is selling a bracelet which shocks you every time you smoke, eat fast food or skip the gym

It’s not uncommon to struggle with controlling food cravings, and you might often find yourself reaching for another bag of crisps or chocolate bar. But now Amazon is selling a self-administered electric shock bracelet to help curb those cravings. 350-volt electric shock The Pavlok bracelet is said to deliver a 350-volt electric shock every time […]

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