How old is Wayne Rooney, what part will he play in England's game against USA and how children does he have?

The ex-Manchester United and Everton legend is set for an emotional farewell against USA, the country he now plies his trade in for DC United. How old is Wayne Rooney? Rooney was born on October 24, 1985 – making him 33-years-old. He joined his boyhood club Everton at the age of nine, going onto make his debut at 16. After […]

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What happened to estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, when did she disappear and what is the trust in her name?

On July 28, 1986, the bright 25-year-old’s life changed forever when she went to meet a client. Here's what we know about the mystery… What happened to Suzy Lamplugh? Attending an appointment in Shorrolds Road, Fulham, Suzy prepared to show a man she believed to be called Mr Kipper around a property. After the mystery house viewing, Suzy was never seen […]

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What was the Jonestown massacre, who was Jim Jones and how many people died?

Let’s take a closer look at the so-called Jonestown massacre. Who was Jim Jones? Cult leader and mass murderer Jim Jones was born in rural Indiana in 1931. As a young boy Jones was obsessed with religion and obsessively studied the works of Stalin, Marx, Mao, Hitler and Gandhi. He is also said to have killed animals as a child. […]

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What is El Gordo, what does it mean and how much can you win in the 2018 Spanish Christmas lottery?

But just why is El Gordo so popular, what does it mean and how does it work? What is El Gordo? Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery hands out 2.3 billion euros across the country. The lottery’s top prize per winning ticket is 400,000 euros (£355,000). Other lotteries have larger individual top prizes but El Gordo, which dates from 1812, is […]

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What are the nine different types of rainbows, what causes them and when can they be seen?

Let’s take a closer look at everyone’s favourite weather phenomena. What causes rainbows? Rainbows are caused when sunlight is bounced off of water droplets. The multi-coloured arc always appears directly opposite the sun. What are the nine different types of rainbow? Twinned rainbows The rarest type of rainbow start from the same base but them split along the arc to […]

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Who is Steph Houghton, what is being done to mark her 100th England cap and what have her teammates said about her captaincy?

Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to football, the Manchester City and England star is now a captain for both club and country. Who is Steph Houghton? BORN in Durham in 1988, Houghton began her career at Sunderland Ladies in 2002. A versatile defender capable of playing across the back four, she helped Sunderland win promotion to the Northern […]

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What is the Equality Act 2010, how do equal pay laws work and are they different from the gender pay gap?

But how do equal pay laws work – and are they different to the gender pay gap? Here's the lowdown. What is the Equality Act 2010 and what does it do? The Equality Act 2010 brings together 116 different pieces of legislation to protect people's rights and advance equality for all. It replaces previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single law to […]

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Where is Thousand Oaks, what happened at the California shooting and how many are injured?

The shooting rampage took place at a restaurant and nightclub in the town of Thousand Oaks late on Wednesday, November 7. Here's the latest. Where is Thousand Oaks? Thousand Oaks is a town in Ventura County, California. A population of around 130,000, it is part of the Greater Los Angeles area and is about 40 miles from downtown LA. According […]

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Remembrance Day 2018 – what are the best poems and quotes for Armistice Day?

Here's a selection of poems and quotes perfect for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Poems The Soldier – Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England […]

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