Poundland accused of ‘pointless’ plastic waste with Gift Of Nothing

A Plastic Planet called the gift ‘a symbol of everything that is wrong with our view of the world’.

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‘Super blood wolf moon’ set to bring lunar spectacle

The optimum viewing time is around 5.12am.

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Recognise this ‘odd’ diner? It might get you a £1,000 meal from Irish chef

He has asked his followers for help in tracking the man down.

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Quiz: Is this a real cheese or something we totally made up?

You’ll probably want to do this one with a cheese board in front of you for inspiration.

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‘World’s cutest dog’ Boo the Pomeranian dies aged 12 from ‘broken heart’

He has over 16 million followers on Facebook, a comic book series and has made many TV appearances.

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#FirefightingSexism: Four-year-old inspires global firewomen campaign

West Midlands Fire Service took action for Esme, four, who thought only men could be firefighters.

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Firefighters rescue woman who got stuck up tree trying to save her cat

Maria Parry said instinct took over when she climbed the tree – before she also got stuck.

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Disabled people share experiences on Twitter as #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow trends

Nearly 20,000 tweets were sent on Friday as disabled people around the world discussed the quirks and trials of their lived experience.

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'Take a day off work or school' to see total eclipse of the Moon, says Astronomy Ireland founder

The founder of Astronomy Ireland has urged people to take "a day off work or school" to see the best lunar eclipse that will be seen from Ireland for the next 14 ...

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US bank robbery suspects arrested after slapstick car chase

Officers from Texas had been monitoring the group when they attempted another raid on Thursday.

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‘Hypocrisy’ of politicians on Brexit highlighted in billboards campaign

Activist group Led By Donkeys received more than £30,000 in public donations in just one day.

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Baby receives birthday present from grandmother bought exactly seven years early

Marjorie Zarbaugh’s daughter was bought a birthday present seven years before her actual birth.

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Researchers come face-to-face with massive great white shark

Ocean Ramsey encountered the 20-foot shark near a dead sperm whale in Hawaii.

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Female football coach shuts down reporter’s dressing room question

Imke Wubbenhorst became coach of BV Cloppenburg in December.

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Canadians fight back after losing ‘world’s tallest moose statue’ crown to Norway

‘Mac the Moose was the tallest moose in the whole world and the people of Norway have taken that from us.’

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Stolen pair of penguins picked up by police

Nottinghamshire police have returned the Humboldt penguins to the zoo they were taken from.

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Police who asked for volunteers to get drunk ‘overwhelmed’ by response

Police said the volunteers would not be paid for their time, but alcohol would be provided.

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This tiny ‘miracle puppy’ survived being picked up and dropped by a hawk

The chihuahua escaped with only minor injuries.

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Watch this enormous herd of elk cross a street in Washington state

An enormous herd of elk was caught on camera as it crossed a road in the north-west United States.

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Birkenstocks appeared on the catwalk in Paris and people don’t know what to think

Valentino collaborated on the opinion-dividing footwear.

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Tigers may become extinct within a decade: Here’s how to see them ethically, and support their survival

This magnificent, iconic creature might be on its last legs. Here’s how to be part of the solution, and see tigers at the same time.

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Munich commuter knits colour-coded scarf illustrating extent of rail delays

Frustrated passenger’s scarf has drawn attention to rail service Deutsche Bahn’s persistent delays.

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Hundreds of people offer home to dog cuddled by Meghan

Minnie the Jack Russell looks set to be placed with a family.

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Rescued turtle critically ill at Co Down seal sanctuary

The young loggerhead turtle is believed to have been carried hundreds of miles from its native warm waters by the Gulf Stream to Ireland’s west coast.

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Laughter yoga is a thing and could be the answer to improving our mental health

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were joined in studio this morning by laughter yoga expert Louise Claire Gates.

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Christmas FM raises over €400k for Temple Street Children's Hospital

The hugely popular festive radio station Christmas FM has raised over €400,000 for Temple Street Children's Hospital, which will be used to give the gift of ...

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Things you’ll only know if you’re halfway through Dry January

No, you don’t want ‘just the one’.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s Powerpoint press conference: The funniest Twitter reactions

The Leeds United manager did not resign and admitted spying on all the club’s rivals this season.

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Romeo, ‘world’s loneliest frog’, finally finds a partner

A team has discovered five Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian cloud forest – including a potential Juliet.

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Man who drove with hands tied together banned from driving

UK Police said James Hayter claimed he was driving with his hands bound with cable ties ‘for a laugh’.

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This video of a baby manatee being bottle-fed is guaranteed to lift your mood

The manatees’ bottles are filled with an infant formula with plant oils, protein sources, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and palm oil.

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Seal caught in plastic sparks social media debate

The seal was seen by crowds in Brixham, Devon, last weekend

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Dealz release a range of engagement rings for €1.50

A range of engagement rings have been launched by discount shop Dealz.

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Giant rotating ice disc forms in river

Officials said the disc in the Presumpscot River is spinning slowly counter-clockwise and has served as a big raft for ducks and other birds.

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This is where you can get free weekday parking in Cork City

Parking is one of the biggest turns offs when planning a shopping trip; where will you park, and if you find a spot how long can you stay and how much will it cost? ...

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Today is the day you are most likely to ditch your New Year's resolutions

January 16 is the day that many of us who have made the traditional New Year's resolution will give in to temptation and seek comfort in our old vices.

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British MP who delayed Caesarean op to vote on Brexit deal entered Commons in wheelchair

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq is nine months pregnant.

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Toddler unhurt after tumbling from the back seat of a moving car

The two-year-old fell out of a moving vehicle in Minnesota while strapped into a car seat.

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Theresa May’s Brexit defeat: The funniest Twitter reactions from the UK

‘Alexa, where’s the nearest field of wheat?’

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YouTube warns against Bird Box-style prank videos

The Google-owned video platform said any stunts that place people in danger are against site policy.

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Chocolate spill creates sweet mess on Arizona highway

The 3,500 gallons of chocolate was liquid because it was being stored in the tanker at 120 degrees.

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#EggChallenge: Why are Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata lobbing eggs in the air?

Is it impossible for an egg to break if it lands on grass, no matter how high it’s been thrown?

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Duchess of Cambridge steps out in Dubarry tweed jacket for royal engagement

Sales of the Irish label, Dubarry, are expected to soar after the Duchess of Cambridge channelled country chic on her first engagement of 2019.

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‘Hamberders and covfefe’: Trump’s latest misspelling amuses social media

The US president had laid on a fast food feast for a champion college American football team.

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Celebrities reminisce with the #10YearChallenge

Some posts have collected hundreds of thousands of likes.

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Woking tweet plea for help after manager loses phone contacts again

Boss Alan Dowson says it’s the quietest day he’s had since becoming manager.

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Nike teases self-lacing trainers which can be controlled from a phone

The company is reportedly set to announce new self-lacing basketball shoes that can be controlled from a user’s smartphone.

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Gillette ad tackling toxic masculinity provokes strong emotions online

Is it an ‘amazing call to action’ or ‘virtue-signalling PC guff’?

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Coin tossing kid steals the Australian Open limelight with extravagant footwork

He did his best to upstage Kei Nishikori and Kamil Majchrzak.

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This Ohio dad built his daughter a wheelchair-accessible ‘fort’ out of snow

Gregg Eichhorn made his daughter Zahara a brilliant castle as snow fell on Cincinnati, Ohio.

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