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An £81.65 shopping bill, 150 arguments a year and an 8.30pm bed time: Britain's 'average' family revealed

The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day – and has a Ford on the driveway. A study into 2,000 UK families found clans up and down the country tuck into two takeaways a month, most often on a Saturday night, and get just three hours of ...

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Neymar sheds tear for Barcelona during minute's silence before scoring first PSG goal in front of home crowd

Neymar shows his emotional connection to Barcelona remains strong during a tribute to terror attack victims in his former home city before scoring his first PSG goal in front of his new home fans. An emotional night at the Parc des Princes saw the Ligue 1 giants and their visitors Toulouse line up for a minute’s silence in honour of ...

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Paul Gascoigne makes bizarre claim that he used to touch Les Ferdinand's manhood for good luck before a big game

Football legend Paul Gascoigne has made a bizarre claim that he used to touch Les Ferdinand’s manhood before a big game for England. Gazza was so impressed with how well-endowed the striker was, that he asked if he could have a ‘hold of the thing’ and Ferdinand reluctantly agreed. The former Tottenham midfielder told fans that it brought him good ...

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Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is to lay out the U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday. A White House statement said Trump, at Fort Myer near Washington, will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in ...

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend’s violence at a Virginia rally organised by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Evangelical Christian Jerry Falwell Jr said Trump could be more polished and politically correct but is not racist. Former Arkansas ...

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Boy, 10, is left seriously injured by hit-and-run biker

The primary school lad was with his mother on a pedestrian crossing on the green man when he was mown down by the speeding white Triumph Daytona 675 machine. The rider of the bike, which detectives confirmed was stolen, fled the scene outside a police station in Edinburgh’s Drylaw area following the accident on Saturday evening. A massive police operation ...

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SNP set to consider a 5p tax on throwaway coffee cups

The party will consider replicating the 5p charge for plastic bags which was credited with dramatically cutting their use. Ministers at the party’s annual conference will consider the new tax because of a daily “coffee drinking culture” with disposable cups being thrown into bins and not recycled. The proposal from SNP MSP Stuart McMillan is on the provisional agenda for ...

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NHS Scotland forced to send X-rays as far as AUSTRALIA for analysis amid staffing crisis

Private firms around the world have taken on work normally done by experts in Scotland. There are currently too few specialists available to interpret and analyse scan results and the health service is spending more than £3million a year ‘outsourcing’ radiology services. Thousands of patient X-rays, MRI scans or CT scans are also being studied by privately employed doctors in ...

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The Old Fart's festival guide: There's no escaping the outside world

Outside comedy, the Fringe staple, shows of a political, social and transgender nature abound, reflecting some of the issues of the moment. The Summerhall venue probably has the greatest number of such in one place. Performers come from all over the world “to demonstrate, speak out and challenge audiences, not just entertain them”. For example, Dog Life is the second play ...

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Parents sent photo of four-year-old daughter 'taped to chair at daycare' demand answers

This is the shocking photo that triggered parents of a four-year-old girl to demand to know why she was allegedly duct taped to a chair at daycare. Elysha Brooks and Christian Evans say they were contacted by authorities and sent a picture appearing to show their daughter trapped in the chair. The parents believe the picture, provided by the Department ...

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