Re: Can I switch them off as they mess up the front page layout....?
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I get the same result on IE11 and Edge
I don't think it's a technical/compatibility issue to be honest.
The grid on which the main news items is based does not align with the Newsbites items (probably due to the smaller font that Newsbites uses?) so you get a column of story snippets in a small font on the left that looks misaligned with all of the story snippets on the right in a bigger font...
I know, suddenly everyone is a web design expert, but this just jars with me because of the uniform grid layout for the front page.