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A 21-year-old woman was refused a mince pie in Asda as she did not have her ID. So how boozy are these festive treats? Mince pies traditionally contain brandy and rum but in very small quantities. If you are worried buy mince pies without alcohol in.

The consensus on mumsnet a parenting website where the question was first asked, was "no", and as one mum said, "It's fine. It's not as if you handed them both a bottle of brandy and told them to crack on." 

Put it this way, the recipe for 124 mince pies asks for 125ml of dark rum and 175ml of French brandy. So, if you divide them by the 124 pies that's roughly 1ml of rum and 1.4ml of brandy. So altogether, 2.4ml of spirits which is nothing, so no mince pies aren’t too boozy for children and it won’t be doing them any harm. 


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As I’m sure you’re aware, the temperature is dropping and all the while there is still that one person who dresses like its summer.

The flu is a common viral illness which is spread by coughs and sneezes. So please, cover your mouth with a tissue, throw it straight in the bin and wash your germ-infested hands before touching the same train pole as me. Thanks, it’s apricated.

So, to stop yourself from getting poorly I would suggest getting the flu jab which for some, you can get free on the NHS, if not, you can pay as little as £5 in Asda pharmacy or £10 at Lloyds pharmacy.

But if you are unfortunate enough to catch the common cold or flu:

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Does this mean she has to write herself a letter?

Today is 70 years since their marriage at Westminster Abbey. The church's bells will ring for more than three hours to mark the occasion.


When they married, the monarch was 21 and the Duke a 26-year-old sailor who had served in the Royal Navy. Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

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