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McDonald’s is giving away free hot drinks – but you need to sign up to its loyalty scheme

McDonald’s is offering a free hot drink today (Monday, November 7) for members of its loyalty scheme. The fast food chain, which has 1,200 sites in the UK, is offering a free hot drink with a breakfast roll for fans signed up to the MyMcDonald’s Rewards app. A breakfast roll typically costs around £3.29 although […]

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Inside Geri Horner’s 50th birthday bash as Spice Girls reunite at star-studded party

Geri Horner pulled out all the stops for her 50th birthday bash, which was attended by the Spice Girls on Saturday (Nov 5). The mum-of-two held the party at her palatial pile in Oxfordshire, which she shares with husband and Red Bull boss, Christian Horner, 48. The artist known as Ginger Spice actually turned 50 […]

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Flood warnings across the UK after torrential downpours – including 40 flood alerts

Flood warnings have been issued across the UK after torrential overnight downpours. There are currently 40 flood alerts in place, with flooding possible in much of the south of England and the outskirts of London. Five “act now warnings” – which means flooding is expected at any time – have also been issued around areas […]

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Levi Davis: Missing rugby and X Factor star ‘went abroad without clothes or cash’

Missing X Factor singer and rugby star Levi Davis “suddenly” left his friend in Ibiza to go to Barcelona by himself without clothes or cash, it has been reported. The 24-year-old athlete was last heard from on October 29 when he filmed a video from The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona, near the tourist hotspot […]

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Mum’s pain ‘like nagging toothache’ turned out to be devastating cancer

A 72-year-old woman has recalled the early stages of her cancer diagnosis which began with her experiencing a pain “like nagging toothache”. Margie Shields, from Liverpool, has endured more than 300 rounds of chemotherapy since she was given the shocking news that she had cancer some 20 years ago. Having seen her mum and sister […]

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World-first transfusions of lab-grown blood cells in huge boost to NHS amid shortage

The NHS has given two human subjects successful transfusions of lab-made red blood cells in a world-first clinical trial. The volunteers had no side effects or signs of rejection to the blood, cultured from donated stem cells. Lab-made cells could revolutionise treatments for people with rare blood types or in need regular transfusions. And the […]

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Terrified grandmother ‘not fond of living’ owing to rat infestation in her home

A terrified grandmother says she is no longer “fond of living” owing to a rat infestation in her home. Residents of Dovedale Court in Redcar have been plagued by the vermin for several months, despite begging the accommodation providers to deal with the issue. Among them is fed up 72-year-old Carol Gannon on the ground […]