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Fact-checking the election: Boris Johnson quote disputed – and more suspicious Facebook ads

Fact-checking the election: Boris Johnson quote disputed – and more suspicious Facebook ads

Week five of the UK’s general election campaign gave First Draft’s collaborative CrossCheck project a lot to dig into, writes Lydia Morrish. From Channel 4 misquoting Boris Johnson to ‘Factcheck UK’ making a mysterious return, the final full week before the vote on December 12 was full of disputed content. ‘People of talent’ or ‘people […]

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4,000 bottles of the rarest Scotch whisky in the world are to be put up for auction – here’s how to get one of the prized drams

4,000 bottles of the rarest Scotch whisky in the world are to be put up for auction – here’s how to get one of the prized drams

Whisky aficionados will have the chance to get their hands on some of the rarest and most sought-after bottles of Scotch in the world as the largest private collection ever goes under the hammer next year. But they will need to have deep pockets to get hold of the most prized drams as some bottles […]

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You can claim free rides and food from Uber this Christmas if you work for the NHS – this is how

You can claim free rides and food from Uber this Christmas if you work for the NHS – this is how

Christmas is an incredibly busy time for everyone, but while many of us have time off over the festive season, the same can’t be said for millions of NHS workers. This Christmas, Uber is looking to give NHS workers a way to make their lives a little bit easier during the hectic festive season by […]

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Your card will now be declined if you pay contactless five times in a row – here’s why

Your card will now be declined if you pay contactless five times in a row – here’s why

Shoppers who have grown accustomed to using contactless payments for their goods may now see their card declined more often, as new measures have been introduced to crackdown on fraud. The new rules mean that your card will be declined if you use contactless on five transactions in a row – even if you have […]

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Thousands of customers are still awaiting refunds from Thomas Cook after payments are ‘paused’ – what to do if you’re affected

Thousands of customers are still awaiting refunds from Thomas Cook after payments are ‘paused’ – what to do if you’re affected

Tens of thousands of Thomas Cook customers still have not been refunded by the Civil Aviation Authority after the travel firm collapsed two months ago. In October, the government body had reassured the public that all claims made on the first day of its online refund programme would be repaid within 60 days. But with […]

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You could get some extra money this Christmas if you receive benefits or Universal Credit – here’s how to claim it

You could get some extra money this Christmas if you receive benefits or Universal Credit – here’s how to claim it

Every little bit of extra cash can go a long way during the festive season and some households could be due a small payment this Christmas, thanks to a Government bonus scheme. This is everything you need to know about the Christmas Bonus scheme for 2019 – what it’s all about, how much it’s worth, […]

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General Election 2019: just 40,000 tactical votes could deny Conservatives a majority

General Election 2019: just 40,000 tactical votes could deny Conservatives a majority

A poll for an anti-Brexit campaign group suggests that 40,000 votes could swing Thursday’s election. Just 40,704 voters out of 30 million expected to take part in Thursday’s election have the power to deliver a hung parliament, the research shows. The data is based on an MRP poll, one of the most accurate seat-by-seat measurements […]

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These are the top UK cities where singles were looking for love in 2019 – and the surprising Tinder dating trends this year

These are the top UK cities where singles were looking for love in 2019 – and the surprising Tinder dating trends this year

These ten cities in the UK are leading a surge in Tinder activity among people looking for love over the last year. The app, launched in 2012, shows users profiles of singles within a customisable distance of them. Users can match with each other and start chatting if they both “swipe right” on each other’s […]

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Every UK MP has been ranked from best to worst in new ‘People-Power Index’ – this is how yours scored

Every UK MP has been ranked from best to worst in new ‘People-Power Index’ – this is how yours scored

Ahead of the General Election next week (12 December), every MP in the UK has been ranked from best to worst in a new survey. The People-Power Index, from Change.org, ranks all of the country’s 650 MPs based on a number of criteria, including their availability to constituents, participation in Parliament and whether they listen […]

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General Election 2019: Andrew Neil ‘empty chairs’ Boris Johnson as the two main party leaders go head-to-head tonight

General Election 2019: Andrew Neil ‘empty chairs’ Boris Johnson as the two main party leaders go head-to-head tonight

Andrew Neil has torn into Boris Johnson for refusing to commit to a leader’s interview with him ahead of the general election. Mr Johnson has been accused of “running scared” from scrutiny by avoiding his turn to have an in-depth questioning from the veteran broadcaster. It comes after the Prime Minister also refused to take […]

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