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Crumbling one-bedroom house left empty for 10 years listed for sale at £1m

A crumbling home with a garden full of weeds is on the market – and lots of people are interested in buying the run-down property. The house in Darlington, Western

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John Wolford to start for Rams on Sunday, Blake Bortles may sign as backup

John Wolford is the Rams’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s big game against the Cardinals. Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed this evening that Wolford will make his debut on Sunday in

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for Christmas desserts

There’s a cake in the oven. Not the traditional raisin and nut-laden Christmas cake (which is already wrapped, somewhat untidily in almond paste, like a baby in a blanket) but

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Bitcoin hits record high on 12th anniversary of its creation

Bitcoin has surged to a record high amid rising interest from investors and claims that the volatile cryptocurrency is on the way to becoming a mainstream payment method. Having quadrupled

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Here’s the never-before-seen Simpsons video game dreamt up for Sega Dreamcast

As a lowly Wired Magazine intern, one of my first assignments was reviewing 2007’s The Simpsons Game: a groundbreaking self-referential parody of the entire gaming industry that, sadly, suffered from

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Christmas card for spies contains hidden coded message – see if you can crack

GCHQ has sent out a Christmas card – how nice! Except this card comes with an infuriating challenge – can the “wise men and women in your household” solve its

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Monday Night Football: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs carry Bills to 38-9 win over Patriots

It was perfectly clear on Monday night as to which team was heading to the playoffs as the AFC East champion and which team will be watching the playoffs from

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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for roast pumpkin, mushroom and chestnut pie

The other day, a friend who owns a food shop told me that, during the first lockdown, the air was thick with projects: she sold flour by the sack, loads

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‘Peak hype’: why the driverless car revolution has stalled

By 2021, according to various Silicon Valley luminaries, bandwagoning politicians and leading cab firms in recent years, self-driving cars would have long been crossing the US, started filing along Britain’s

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Cable companies can no longer ‘rent’ you the router you already own

Is your internet service provider charging you every month for the cable modem or router that you purchased with your own money? Or, perhaps, have you never bothered to buy

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