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Whirlpool Now Say DON'T Use Faulty Machines

If you own a Whirlpool tumble dryer you might want to read this. The company has advised customers NOT to use faulty tumble dryers – which they previously said were safe to use. The Telegraph reports: Nearly 3 million Whirlpool customers have been told not to use their faulty tumble dryers as they may not…

URGENT RECALL On Morrisons Ready To Eat Peppered Beef Slices

Have a look in your fridge and check to see if you have these Morrisons Ready To Eat Peppered Beef Slices in - they are on URGENT recall due to Listeria monocytogenes being found in this product. If you do have this, under NO circumstances eat it. If you have consumed this already, then you…

Nokia 3310 To Be Relaunched This Year

One of my first phones was the Nokia 3310. You don't need me to tell you that I could have done anything to that phone and it would have survived. Everyone knows that a Nokia 3310 is near indestructible. The phone was original released in the year 2000, but is said to make a comeback…

Parents Told To Destroy My Friend Cayla Doll Because Of Hacking Fears

Authorities in Germany have ordered parents to destroy the doll My Friend Cayla following reports that it can be hacked so that it's smart technology can reveal personal data and 'spy' on children. The warning was issued by the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications, as their researchers say hackers can use an…

Love Actually Sequel To Air On Red Nose Day

OMG! How long have we all waited for a Love Actually Sequel? Anyone who watched the original film was left pondering what happened next? Now you can find out. Richard Curtis has made a short film that will air on Red Nose Day, which is on the 24th March. It may only last ten minutes…

URGENT RECALL On Co-op Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny

Have you purchased a Co-op Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny? If so, DO NOT EAT IT! Co-op have issued an urgent recall on its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny due to an alleged product tampering, where a small battery was found in the product. This obviously presents a risk to health and so these Chocolate Bunnies could…

Warnings Issued Over Children's Online Game Roblox

Warnings have been issued by parents about the popular online game Roblox after their children were sent explicit messages from adults. Roblox is available as an app and online game via their website, and there is a chat and messaging system available to users that parents may not be aware of, and it's feared that…

Tom Hardy To Read CBeebies Bedtime Story On Valentine's Day

When CBeebies announced that Hollywood star Tom Hardy was reading the Bedtime Story on New Years Eve they nearly broke the internet, so they've brought him back - and this time it's for Valentine's Day! The 39-year-old British actor got huge amounts of praise from viewers when he read a tale to pre-schoolers at New…

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RECALL: Thorntons Chocolate Santas

RECALL: Thorntons Chocolate Santas

There has been an urgent recall issued today for Thorntons Chocolate Santas as they may contain pieces of plastic. The recall covers the Thorntons Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa 200g, all dates and all batches. Click here to read the Thornton's Chocolate Santa Recall Notice* A company spokesperson said: "The piece of plastic is from…

BBC Radio 2 500 Words Children's Writing Competition Now Open

Do you have a budding author at home hoping to become a writer one day? The BBC Radio 2 500 Words Children's Writing Competition is now open for entries! This is a competition open to children aged 5 to 13 years, and it's really easy to enter. They just need to write an original story…

Is This Your Dream Job? Lego Professor Of Play Wanted

Was a change of career part of your New Year's plans this year? Well this could be someone's dream job as Cambridge University are recruiting the first Professor Of Play funded by Lego! This is a genuine vacancy for the head of the university's newly established Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development, and…

'Round Pound Coins' To Cease As Legal Tender To Make Way For The New £1 Coin

If you have oodles of £1 coins saved up then you had best get them to the bank. From 15th October 2017 those round shaped pound coins will cease as legal tender. This is to make way for the new two tone 12-sided coin, which will be released into circulation on 28th March 2017. You…

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Janet Jackson Gives Birth At 50

Janet Jackson Gives Birth At 50

Today, we wake up to great news for Janet Jackson and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana - they have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The singer caused some controversy when she announced at the age 49, that she was pregnant and it sparked many debates about a women's right to be…

Customer Notice For ELC Wooden Walker Toys

Early Learning Centre* AND Mothercare have issued a Customer Notice with regards to ELC Wooden Walker Toys. Issues have been reported to the retailers about wheels/fittings becoming slack and so the purpose of the notice is to encourage people to check and tighten the wheels should they become loose. There hasn't been anything mentioned about…

RECALL: Co-op Recall Chocolate Santas

Co-op stores have issued an urgent recall on more than 165,000 Chocolate Santas, after two alleged tampering incidents. A spokesperson for the Co-op said two of the hollow chocolate figures had been found to contain a small button-cell battery. "The health and safety of our customers is our top priority," said the spokesperson, saying that…