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Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas in February

Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas in February

2018’s Oscar nominations have been announced – and a number of this year’s biggest contenders are about to land in the UK. Including three ‘Best Picture’ nominees. From dark comedies to coming-of-age dramas, here are five Oscar-nominated films hitting UK cinemas over the coming weeks. Phantom Thread What is it? Featuring another immersive, powerhouse performance from […]

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Think your country is crowded? These maps reveal the truth about population density across Europe

Think your country is crowded? These maps reveal the truth about population density across Europe

Alasdair Rae, University of Sheffield It’s often said that England is the most densely populated large country in Europe – typically in discussions about the nation’s rising population, and the growing strain on public services. But it’s not true. With 426 people per km², as of 2016, England is densely populated when compared to most […]

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Does spending big in the football transfer window get results? Two experts crunch the data

Does spending big in the football transfer window get results? Two experts crunch the data

Rob Wilson, Sheffield Hallam University and Dan Plumley, Sheffield Hallam University Football clubs in the English Premier League have found this month’s transfer window an expensive experience. With Liverpool breaking the world record for a defender, with the signing of Virgil van Dijk and sale of Phillipe Coutinho to Barcelona, for a fee rising to […]

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Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found. Two thirds of those aged 11 to 20 were not getting the recommended amount of shut eye and nearly three quarters are on social media for at least an hour a day. And the more a teen […]

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Wetherspoon’s across the UK pull Tuesday steak club night due to supply problem

Wetherspoon’s across the UK pull Tuesday steak club night due to supply problem

by Daisy Wyatt Wetherspoon’s customers looking forward to Tuesday steak club were left disappointed after the pub chain ran out of sirloin, rump and gammon. The pub chain had to pull its popular steak club across all 900 branches due to a supply problem. JD Wetherspoon apologised in a statement to customers for the “inconvenience”. […]

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Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

Who are the favourites to win awards at this year’s Oscars?

With the nominees announced for the 90th Academy Awards, speculation over potential winners is well and truly afoot. With riders in all 24 categories announced, punters are beginning to place their bets on the likely winners. Take a look at the bookies’ favourites for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Best Picture […]

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Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

Oscar nominations 2018: big surprises and major British nods – the list in full

The 2018 Oscar nominations have produced some big surprises, along with UK films and stars recognised in major categories. Dunkirk and Darkest Hour are both up for Best Picture. Horror film Get Out, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, with its young British star Daniel Kaluuya also recognised as a Best Actor […]

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How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

How to see the first Super Blue Blood Moon for nearly 150 years this month

Sky-watchers are in for a treat this at the end of this month, as our moon serves us up a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. This will be the first one seen since 1886. In fact, you’ll have chance to see a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. All on the night […]

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Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

Neil Diamond retires from touring due to Parkinson’s disease

American singer song-writer Neil Diamond has announced that he plans to retire from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The news comes just one day before the singer’s 77th birthday. Diamond had already begun his 50th anniversary tour when he took medical advice and cancelled his remaining performances. Shows scheduled in Australia and New […]

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Making the best of your gym membership

Making the best of your gym membership

Personal trainer, Lee Axon, answers your most common workout problems so you can reach your goals. If you joined your local gym in the new year and are struggling to keep momentum, you’re not alone. Many gym goers start the new year positive but then fall into one of the many common gym snares. So […]

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