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Price of stamps to increase

The price of stamps is to increase, Royal Mail has announced.

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62 per cent of UK householders dont do anything about rising costs

Householders in the North West among least energy savvy

People in the North West could be saving £185 per year in energy bills, a new survey claims.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
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Bookies exploiting fans with live odds adverts during games

Bookies exploiting fans with live odds adverts during games

Bookmakers are exploiting fans watching Premier League matches with “Live odds” adverts which promise an “easy big win,” scientists warn.

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The red squirrel kitten is being care for by Wildlife Trust officers.

Red squirrel kitten recovering after traumatic start

A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after it was found freezing cold, with a bloody nose and covered in lice.
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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Lancashire residents urged to unplug exploding tumble dryers

Residents across Lancashire are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to explode.

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Helen Bailey

BREAKING: Helen Bailey murder - Ian Stewart guilty of killing author as police to re-examine death of first wife

The predatory partner of Helen Bailey has been found guilty of drugging and killing the children's author in a long-planned plot to acquire her riches.

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Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

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President Donald Trump at his first major news conference in the White House

Fake news: How do you know what to believe online?

The trouble with news websites is that they all look more or less alike - and spotting the real ones from the fakes is not always easy.

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Tell me about your childhood.

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, south Wales

10,000 sign petition to save Doctor Who Experience from closure

An interactive experience that allows Doctor Who fans to follow the Doctor on an adventure through time and space is set to close after nearly five years.

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The brand new Legend of Zelda game is the big launch title

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.
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The research looked at boozing habits over a 25-year period

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Buttermere, in the Lake District

The Lake District is top among England’s best-loved free attractions

The Lake District has been voted the most-loved free attractions in England, according to a new poll.

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Known leftie Barak Obama

Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.

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Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm

Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

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Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

An “unpaid army” of grandparents are saving UK families billions in child care costs every year according to the latest research from The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) think tank.

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At least half of us can now expect to live well into our eighties

Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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Who's a big baby then?

Corrie birth scene leaves viewers marvelling at speed and toddler-sized newborn

Coronation Street viewers have complained on social media that a birth scene aired in Monday's episode was not realistic.
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