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March 14, 2018 1:01 PM Pret To Launch Plastic Bottle Return Scheme That'll Give Customers 10p Each Time They Recycle Waste

Half of the plastic bottles used in the UK are currently not being recycled. High street chain Pret is looking to reduce the nation’s plastic waste with a new plastic bottle return scheme that incentivises customers to recycle. In a trial beginning in three Brighton branches in April, Pret will add a 10p deposit to all plastic bottles sold in store 6

March 13, 2018 11:28 AM So grown up! See how much Mel B’s daughter Phoenix has changed over the years…

We can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Mel B was pregnant with first daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar. But flash forward two decades and Mel AND her eldest daughter are all grown up and absolutely killed it on the red carpet on Monday. While attending the launch of America’s Got Talent in Los Angeles, the pair dazzled crowds in matching sparkly dresses 9

March 12, 2018 1:30 PM Poppleton playground gets funding boost

FUNDING has been approved for a new and improved playground in Poppleton. A combined total of more than £75,000 has been awarded by two not-for-profit funding bodies: Wren, which supports community and conservation projects, and Yorventure, which helps fund projects in York, North Yorkshire and North Bradford. This will be added to money raised from grants 15

March 9, 2018 5:53 PM Cristiano Ronaldo links up with Odell Beckham Jr as 'fast meets fast' in launch of Nike Mercurial

Cristiano Ronaldo and Odell Beckham Jr are two standout names across two different sports but that hasn't stopped them joining forces. The duo rubbed shoulders together on Friday as they launched the latest edition of the Nike Mercurial football boot. Ronaldo took to Instagram to share a picture of them both with thumbs up as they signed one boot each. The pair enjoyed 9

March 9, 2018 4:03 AM Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to. But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only one who has yet to make a direct statement, who may just be the most significant 15

March 6, 2018 2:40 PM SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain. It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons) 17

March 5, 2018 2:55 PM Carers who take a break to look after their family will be helped back into work as Home Secretary announces £1.5million fund

Carers are to benefit from a new £1.5 million fund that will help them return to work in the private sector after time out looking after those who need help, the Home Secretary has announced. Amber Rudd, who also has responsibility for women and equalities, said it was 'truly striking' that nearly nine out of 10 people out of paid work because they are caring 14

March 5, 2018 11:54 AM Rail commuters transported to Australia with VR headsets

Rail passengers recovering from a week of freezing temperatures were taken on a trip to a warmer climate as they returned to work on Monday morning. Commuters travelling from Oxford to London were handed virtual reality headsets, which transported them to Australia. The gadgets enabled Chiltern Railways passengers to swim with whale sharks, interact 3

March 5, 2018 10:12 AM Jamie Oliver Slams 'Middle-Class Logic' On Obese Kids From Poor Backgrounds

'When you get trapped in the disadvantaged cycle, the concept of middle-class logic doesn’t work.' Speaking at the launch of a report on tackling obesity compiled by the Guy’s and St Thomas’ charity, Oliver said that if you can only afford to buy junk food, you will only eat junk food. And if that food is discounted or on offer, then that’s what people 10

March 1, 2018 2:17 PM Stratolaunch: Watch The World's Largest Airplane Take Its First Test Run

Stratolaunch is wider than a football pitch and weighs a staggering 500,000 pounds. Stratolaunch is without question the biggest airplane ever created, and earlier this week it took to the runway for its first test. The vast airplane is the brainchild of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and once operational will be able to launch spacecraft from high-altitude 12