Tag Archives: The Mirror

Read everything thoroughly, turn on spam filters and beware cheap deals … how to keep your kids safe online

We might assume the elderly are most at risk of online fraud, but it turns out children may not be as tech-savvy as we think. A new report reveals that while over-55s on average lose £214 to scams, under-25s lose £613. More than one in ten youngsters aged 18-24 have fallen victim to phishing scams – where fraudsters access personal ...

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Visits to Czech cancer clinic that treated Aysha King double as Brits seek out therapy not yet available on NHS

The number of Brits seeking treatment for cancer at a ­pioneering clinic in the Czech Republic has doubled in a year. Prague’s Proton Center made headlines when schoolboy Ashya King , then five, got therapy for a rare brain tumour there in 2014. Proton therapy is coming here with six centres due in the next two years – two NHS ...

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Shopper deliberately drops purse in street – but how many people give it back?

If someone dropped money in front of you – what would you do? Would you hand it back to the person who had let it slip or would you pocket it and go on with your day a little richer? The Hull Daily Mail undertook an experiment in its city centre to see what people would do if a member ...

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Grieving widower says he still can't read letter of apology from drunk driver who killed his wife

A widower whose wife was mown down by a drink-driver still cannot bring himself to read a letter of apology written by her killer. Ian Masters, 51, was walking with Debbie, 37, and their three boys when Naomi Oxley’s car careered off the road. Oxley, 35, who swigged wine at the wheel after her boyfriend dumped her, was jailed for ...

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Mother shocked after doll from Argos 'sounds like it swears' when daughter, 2, opens it on her birthday

A mum was stunned to discover a doll she bought for her daughter’s birthday sounds as if it swears instead of saying “Mama”. The My Little BABY Born Walks doll from Argos is described as a walking doll that can say “Mama” and “Papa” when voice activated. However, when little Aria opened it on her second birthday, her mum Rachael ...

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'I nearly lost my hand': Wales rugby star Scott Baldwin reveals what it was like to be bitten by a LION

Wakes hooker Scott Baldwin says he’s lucky to still have both hands after being bitten by a LION. The Ospreys player shared the graphic result of the bite he suffered when petting the big beast at a South African game park last month. The bite was caught on camera as Baldwin stroked the giant cat through a fence. And Baldwin, ...

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20 fantastic foods lying in your cupboard that can boost your health and improve your mood

We’re all aware just how vital a good diet is to our overall health – but you might be surprised just how ‘super’ some foods can be for certain ailments… Broccoli for arthritis Eating a handful of broccoli every day might prevent or slow the progress of arthritis (Image: Getty Images) This vegetable is an “arthritis-fighting champion”, says Lynne McTaggart, ...

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Best FIFA Football Awards 2017: Gianluigi Buffon named best goalkeeper

Gianluigi Buffon has been named the best goalkeeper at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 in London. The Juventus man beat off competition from the likes of Real Madrid stopper Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich Manuel Neuer. Buffon picked up his eighth Serie A title with Juventus in 2016/17 and also helped them to the Champions League final, where they ...

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Here's the real reason teens can't get up in the morning – and it isn't entirely their fault

We’re a puritanical society when it comes to sleeping late in the morning. We equate having a lie-in to being a lazy good-for-nothing. Teenagers in particular suffer at the hands of such ignorant criticism. The fact is, teens can no more bounce out of bed early in the morning than you can run 100m in 10 seconds. We’ve known for ...

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Dear Coleen: I am isolated and depressed because I never get to see my grown-up kids

Dear Coleen I brought up five children on my own after having my youngest, as their dad never really bothered with them. I was all they had and vice versa. I’m naturally a bit of a loner and my last child left home a couple of years ago. I miss them terribly, but I still saw them and my grandchildren ...

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