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Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Eurovision Song Contest says G’day to Australia

This week everyone is talking about the Eurovision Song Contest. Like Christmas and birthdays, it comes around once a year and, although it’s not kicking off until 21st May in Vienna, the big news is that Australia is to join the competition. ‘Australia? Which part of Europe does it fall into?’ we hear you say. Good question.

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It’s Electric

There’s a new motor racing championship on the circuit combining the speed and glamour of Formula 1 with more eco-conscious credentials.

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Boyhood wins big at the BAFTAs

The Brit brigade ruled in this year’s BAFTA nominations, but when it came to Sunday’s star-studded…

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Cold couture gets us talking

It’s freezing. Most of us are dressed in sensible jumpers, woolly socks and big boots. We are all sick of winter and can’t wait for spring to show her face. 

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Who likes their own passport photo?

If you’ve needed to have a passport photo taken in recent years, you’ll know how difficult it is – for good reason – to get it right.

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You’d better think of another excuse for a sick day!

Hooray, the end of the common cold could be in sight! Scientists have moved a step closer to preventing this pesky winter virus. Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and York used a code-breaking system to study the genetic code of the virus that causes most colds and winter vomiting diseases.

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Children’s birthday parties: the new weddings?

Are children’s birthday parties the new weddings?

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A whole new meaning for chip and pin

If you spend hours every week fumbling around in your wallet for the right bits of plastic – this might be of interest to you.

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The slow cooking revival

There’s been something of a shift in cooking trends of late. 

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The Jump

This is being written having just watched the first episode of the new series of The Jump on Channel 4 #TheJump2015. On paper it’s a great concept, with celebs battling it out at different winter sports, but it’s definitely dividing viewers opinions as to whether they love or loathe it. Either way it’s hard to deny that once you start watching this celebrity sports show, it’s strangely addictive.

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