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Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse.

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Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

It may legendarily exist in a galaxy far far away, but it could be that fans of Star Wars could soon visit the Unknown Regions.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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NOSTALGIA: Ghouls, girls and games at Halloween fun!

Witches were in plentiful supply at Winslow’s Scout and Guide Hut on Monday evening in October 1966 when the Winslow Girl Guides held their Halloween party.

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Trentino

Travel: A train ride through Trentino's history

Trentino’s dramatic history has produced a wealth of mighty castles and forts – and one of the best ways to sample them is by train.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Aylesbury Vale pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

Half of us (48%) confess to believing we are good or very good at DIY despite a third (33%) having admitted that they have suffered a DIY disaster.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Product recall

Kids’ rusks recalled over allergy fears

Three cake rusk products have been recalled because they contain egg, wheat and milk which are not correctly declared on the labels.

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La Coupee, Sark

Travel: Taking gardening leave on Guernsey

Proud garden owner Jennifer Monachan sweeps past the long row of strappy-leaved agapanthus lining the back of her mock Tudor mansion, admiring the wonders of her sloping garden, which she has lovingly created over the last 20 years.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Looks are all that matter when women choose a man say scientists

“Looks are all that matter when women choose a man” say scientists

Beauty really is only skin deep - when women are looking for a man, say scientists.

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Important Xbox One accessory recall

Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears

A range of chargers for XBOX One video console controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

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Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

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Dog law change one year on: 450,000 pets still not chipped

Dog law change one year on: 450,000 pets still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last 12 months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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Abi Jackson with Bethany from Madawaska Kanu Centre at Mud Lake.

Travel: Going with the flow in Ontario

Greg Elmhirst, general manager of the Elmhirst Resort, has a theory why paddle sports are growing in popularity.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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