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Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Whether you are a thrillseeker yearning for the great outdoors,or just fancy a more sedate break in calming surroundings, Britain’s 15 National Parks offer the chance to spend some time with nature.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Rocker Sam from Aylesbury’s corrective surgery to ‘repair’ giant stretched earlobes

Rocker Sam from Aylesbury’s corrective surgery to ‘repair’ giant stretched earlobes

A wannabe rock-star from Aylesbury who found that his stretched ear lobes were holding him back on the day-job front has had increasing-common corrective surgery to repair them.

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Book sales expected to smash £2 billion barrier - but e-books less popular

Book sales expected to smash £2 billion barrier - but e-books less popular

Britain remains a nation of bookworms with sales forecast to smash through the £2 billion barrier for the first time this year.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Winslow Market Square, dressed for the filming of 'The Little Stranger'. PNL-170607-130828009

Hollywood comes to Winslow - Market Square gets a 1940s makeover to become film set

Winslow Market Square has undergone a dramatic transformation this week - to become a film set.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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The floor is lava. Photo: YouTube still

‘The floor is lava’ - the craze that is taking over Aylesbury Vale... and it’s not just kids playing it

If you have seen people acting strangely in Aylesbury Vale the last couple of weeks... chances are they are probably playing the latest craze sweeping Britain and the globe, ‘The floor is lava’.

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Bringing a bottle, not getting too drunk and not double dipping are signs you are the perfect party guest

Bringing a bottle, not getting too drunk and not double dipping are signs you are the perfect party guest

The perfect party guest knows when they are about to outstay their welcome, always brings a bottle - and never double-dips the hummus and salsa, a study has found.

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Brits will spend up to £800 on weddings this year

Brits will spend up to £800 on weddings this year

‘Wedding season’ sets the average adult back almost £800, a study found.

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Hollywood star Domhnall Gleeson heading to Winslow to film latest flick

Hollywood star Domhnall Gleeson heading to Winslow to film latest flick

Winslow will be having its own taste of Hollywood as a film crew descends on the town next month.

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Brits spend 18 months mulling over food

Brits spend 18 months mulling over food

Brits will spend 18 months of their lives mulling over what to eat, a study has found.

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Women take 29 minutes to look natural

Women take 29 minutes to look natural

It takes the typical women 29 minutes of painstaking makeup application - to get a natural look, according to a study.

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One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey.

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The average holidaymaker’s suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker’s suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker jets off to the sunshine with a suitcase crammed full of more than £3,000 worth of tech, toiletries and tanning products, it has emerged.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Cheeky Exploits is blowing up online

Cheeky bum-baring craze takes off online due to scorching summer

A cheeky craze has taken off with the soaring temperatures - of people baring their BUMS across the country.

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Sex, marriage and car maintenance among subjects dads hate discussing with sons

Sex, marriage and car maintenance among subjects dads hate discussing with sons

Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON’T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.

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