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Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in an effort to cut down on single-use plastics waste.  SEE ALSO: These people are giving up plastic for Lent and it's all
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UK and U.S. authorities warn of Russian attacks on routers

Russia is being accused of a massive campaign to undermine the security of firewalls and routers in a bid to support espionage and future attacks. It comes from UK and U.S. authorities who have issued a joint cybersecurity alert for the first time
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UK Deals: Savings on FitBits, Oral B electric toothbrushes, Bose headphones and more

Today's daily dose of Amazon deals.  Tech FitBit Alta HR fitness wristband. Was £149.99, now £99.99 Samsung M6300 49-Inch SMART Full HD Curved TV. Was £525.00, now £399.00 Amazon's Choice Lenovo IdeaPad 320 5.6-Inch HD
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David Attenborough laughing with the Queen is more British than 75% of tea-drinkers

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This comedian's dramatic re-enactment of his son falling in nettles should win all the awards

Great art is born of great suffering. SEE ALSO: 'The Office' got a cartoon makeover thanks to this artist British comedian William Andrews uploaded a video of himself doing a dramatic slam-poet-style rendition of his 4-year-old son falling into some
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The Russian Embassy Twitter accounts troll like Trump, but with better English

Who needs long-winded phone calls and Marriott conference rooms when you can conduct international diplomacy via subtweet? The people behind the Twitter accounts for the Russian embassies in the United Kingdom and the United States know this well.
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Comedian's dad tweets hilariously underwhelming compliment about his son, goes viral

Nobody knows how to give compliments quite like the British. There's a knack to it. It's important not to show too much enthusiasm, for one. You've got to hold something back. In fact the more reserved you can be, the better. UK comedian James
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Muslim communities and allies fight 'Punish a Muslim' day with #LoveAMuslim

For Muslim communities across the United Kingdom, March was a particularly frightening month.  Muslim homes and nonprofits began receiving letters declaring April 3rd "Punish a Muslim Day" in Britain. The letter detailed specific acts of
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Dude's thread about what he's learned living with two female flatmates is a real eye-opener

You learn a lot about someone when you move in with them.  One chap didn't just learn about his S.O.'s quirks and habits when he moved in with his girlfriend and her BFF. He also ended up learning a lot about women and the power of female
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Mom very disappointed to find out truth behind her new bright blue IKEA toilet seat

Toilet seats tend to be very uniform: the standard porcelain white. Snoresville.  So naturally, when one UK mum purchased what she thought was a bright blue toilet seat at IKEA, she was initially hesitant to introduce it into her powder room.

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