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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Water Vole

Water vole numbers in freefall at the Wendover Arm Canal

Watervole numbers are rapidly declining because of habitat loss and being hunted by the predatory American mink.
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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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Killer Asian Hornets UK invasion worse than we thought

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed.

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Flea

Fleas with massive penises could invade bedrooms this autumn in their millions

Bad news for anyone with a fear of bugs, billions of super-fleas with massive penises are being predicted to invade British bedrooms in the coming months.

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Rescued hedgehogs are returned to the wild at official hedgehog release site, Center Parcs Woburn Forest, after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.  This Photo: A young hoglet has one final weigh-in to check he�"s healthy before being released to in to the wild.

PICTURES: Young hedgehogs released into the wild at Center Parcs

Five young hedgehogs have ventured into the wild at Center Parcs Woburn Forest after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Cllr. Mike Smith the Badgers junction on the A421, Buckingham. PNL-160109-154703009

Warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ Buckingham Badgers blackspot

There are calls for urgent changes to be made before any further car crashes at an ‘extremely dangerous’ junction.

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Hay fever cases set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar across Europe

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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WRAP has created takeaway container lids as part of a spring campaign to boost food waste recycling in south Northants. NNL-160908-103430001

Food waste recycling up by a fifth in south Northants thanks to Banbury charity

A campaign by a Banbury-based charity to boost food waste recycling in south Northants has seen a 20 per cent increase in the collection rate.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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The Silver Y moth, like the one which landed on Cristiano Ronaldos face 1

Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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An unusual polling station in Suffolk

EU Referendum: What time will we know the result? Plus Q&A and everything else you need to know

After weeks of argument, claim and counter-claim, voters go to the polls on today to decide the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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A woman has claimed she spotted an exotic hornet that dissolves flesh and kills with a single bite. Photo: SWNS

Fears over deadly insect invasion

A woman told of her terror yesterday after finding a deadly Asian Hornet in her home.

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Roadworks sign

Plan ahead: Roadworks in Weedon Road, Bicester Road and Bledlow Ridge

The following is a list of roads where maintenance work is due to be carried out and road closures are likely.

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IKEA has issued an urgent recall

IKEA issues recall over child strangulation fears

IKEA has issued a product recall over fears children could be strangled by one of its items.

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What lurks beneath our waterways?

VIDEO: What lurks beneath our waterways

Safes, a rocking horse and thousands of plastic bags are just some of the items under the waterline on the Grand Union and Oxford canals it has been revealed.

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