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Police continue to quiz man, 49, in Gaia Pope disappearance probe

Murder probe detectives are continuing to question a man believed to be known to missing teenager Gaia Pope over her suspicious disappearance.

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Do you have one of these?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.
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A Chinese-made Android TV box that was recalled by the EU

Illegal streaming devices entering UK fail safety tests

Households using illegal streaming devices should unplug them immediately to avoid the risk of a fire or electrical accident, campaigners have warned.
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Harris, a family favourite for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months after being convicted of assaults which took place between 1968 and 1986.

Rolf Harris has one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has had one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned by the Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown and Lord Justice Treacy at the Court of Appeal.

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Police launch 20-year anniversary appeal to catch killer of schoolgirl Kate Bushell

Twenty years on from the murder of 14-year-old Kate Bushell, her family has urged anyone holding onto vital information to ‘find it within themselves’ to come forward to police.

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Do you have one of these coins?

Check your loose change - you could have a 50p worth hundreds in your pocket

Check your pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch now, folks.

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Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Mattel has made history by unveiling its first ever hijab wearing Barbie doll.
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Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing

Anthea Turner trolled for hilarious Twitter blunder

Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing after she tweeted a request to cancel an order - but forgot to include the name of the company.

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Tomy - My friend Pikachu

Pokemon gift guide - 2017

Pokemon burst onto the video game scene in Japan back in 1996, and today, over 20 years later, Pokemon fans are still discovering the wonder of collecting battling and discovering these cute little critters.

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Chow Chows which have been smuggled in to the UK

'Record number' of illegal puppies seized ahead of Christmas rush, charity warns

Bootleg breeders are illegally smuggling thousands of puppies into Britain to meet Christmas demand, a dog welfare charity has warned.

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The i-Que Intelligent Robot

Some 'smart' toys could be used by strangers to talk to children, Which? warns

A number of connected or "smart" toys expected to be top sellers this Christmas have "concerning vulnerabilities" that could pose a risk to child safety, a consumer group has warned.
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Ashton Memorial

Which are the best architecturally-designed buildings?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Paddington Bear

M&S Paddington Bear set to become must-have gift this Christmas after huge demand clears shelves

The M&S Paddington Bear is set to become the must have gift this Christmas after customers complained it has already sold out - and are selling online for double the value.

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More than 200 Santa's took part in a walk from Chorley town centre to Rivington Pike and back to raise money for Derian House. Comedy Legend Tommy Cannon popped by to wave the Santa's off and also joined in with the warm-up. Chorley Silver Band were also on hand to play the walkers off who were led by a Scottish Piper. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday November 11, 2017.

Jingle all the way through Chorley

The festive season has certainly started in Chorley, with the arrival of more than 200 santas.

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Winter misery

‘Mole-like’ Brits getting less than 10 hours of daylight a week during the winter

Brits are living a mole-like existence - seeing an average of less than 10 hours of daylight a WEEK during the winter months, a study has found.

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Director of Hard Cheese and Minister for Milk wanted - dairy industry jobs up for grabs

A string of unusual job vacancies have arisen in Britain's dairy industry - including a Director of Hard Cheese and a Head of Butter.

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Are you wearing an old band t-shirt to work today?

Why is everyone wearing an old band T-shirt to work today?

Wondering why your workmates are showing up at work in a selection of moth-eaten T-shirts rather than their usual shirt and tie?

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Glad the winter is here?

The formula for the perfect Friday night has been revealed..

Heating on, curtains drawn, a Chinese takeaway and TWO episodes of a Netflix series have been revealed as elements of the perfect Friday night, according to Britons.

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Caption: A photo of the Northern Lights, taken from Dunnet Head in Scotland (Photo: Sam Flice via PA)

Northern Lights expected to be visible across the UK

The Northern Lights are expected to be visible across much of the UK from tonight (November 9) and over the weekend, bringing a green haze to Britain’s night skies.

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Artist's concept of NASAs New Horizons spacecraft flying by 2014 MU69

Can you help name a small, frozen world?

Nasa is seeking a nickname for a tiny, icy world on the edge of the solar system which is the next destination for New Horizons, the spacecraft that surveyed Pluto.

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