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Sunday October 26th 2014

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Sports Direct Lose out on England Football Flop »

England's laughable and inevitable early exit from the World Cup cost Sports Direct up to £20m in lost profits, the group said, as disappointed football fans failed to buy replica shirts. Dave Forsey, chief executive, said Roy Hodgson boys' lacklustre performance was much more significant to the business than a dispute with Adidas which meant [...]

8 Ways to be happier! »

beach time! We all want to be happier don't we? Here at Good News Stories we have uncovered eight ways to be happier :) 1. Buy some happiness. Our basic psychological needs include feeling loved, secure, and good at what we do. You also want to have a sense of control. Money doesn’t automatically fill these requirements, but it sure can [...]

Secrets of long life revealed! »

We'd all like to live forever but the one thing in life that is a certainty is death! But this is good news stories and we'd like to report on some ways of extending your life as long as possible! So what makes people live so long — nature or nurture? "The average person should be able to live to 90 years old if they exercise, eat well, and [...]

Don’t let a cold get you inflight! »

Are you taking a long haul flight soon and worried about the prospect of catching a cold or worse? We've all been there — you're on a full flight, stuck in the middle seat between a cougher and a sneezer with nowhere to turn. Are you doomed to get sick? Dr. Travis Stork, co-host of "The Doctors," says there may be something you can do. If [...]

UK Public sector staff to lose auto pay rise »

The British chancellor announced today that annual incremental pay increases in the British civil service would be axed in 2015 and a fresh push to remove automatic pay rises for time served in NHS, prisons and police. The armed forces will be excluded from the changes. He told MPs: "Progression pay can at best be described as antiquated; at [...]

BBC loses on Lonely Planet »

The BBC have lost a huge sum of money buying out and subsequently ruining the Lonely Planet brand. Lonely planet make travel guides that are some of the most used in the world. In fact it seems like every other backpacker in SE Asia has a lonely planet book. The blame for the massive loss has been placed on the strong Aussie dollar compared [...]

Facebook shares tumble again »

SHARES of Facebook have taken another tumble, continuing a downward spiral that began at the start of the week. The blame game has already begun with some pointing fingers at Nasdaq, where technical issues created confusion during the first day of trading, and others blaming the lead underwriter of the offering, Morgan Stanley, for failing to [...]

UK planning reforms will cut house prices and help »

The 'priced out' generation will be the main benefit of planning reforms planned to come into effect in the UK. The law will be making it easier for developers to construct new homes which would increase supply and potentially drive down historically high prices. The main group of people who are against this, driven on by a 'vested interest' [...]

More singles finding love through Internet dating »

One in three of us in Western Europe and the USA have now visited internet dating websites such as match.com a new international survey has found. This compares to a mere six percent of us back in 1997 when internet dating was young. The Oxford University online study involved a questionnaire with 12,000 couples from 18 countries.. They were [...]

40 a day 2 year old quits smoking »

A 2-year-old Indonesian boy who attracted international attention for smoking 40 cigarettes a day has quit the habit after a month of therapy, a child-protection agency said Thursday. Ardi Rizal started consuming cigarettes when he was 18 months old, and images of him smoking have been shown on international television. "He has stopped [...]

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