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Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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A screenshot from a Facebook Messenger Kids promotional video

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Study says we are sentimental and still prefer cards over texts or email

Study says we are sentimental and still prefer cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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SMIDS Oakman owner Peter Borg-Neal with HR Director Jill Scatchard

Another major gong for popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns

Just over two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.

Business
You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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Smacking makes children more badly behaved

Smacking makes children more badly behaved

Smacking your child makes them behave more badly, a new study has warned.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Road rage

Revealed: Top 50 bugbears of motorists from lane hoggers to tail-gaters

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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The Holiday Inn at Armacao de Pera.

Travel: Escaping the winter in the Algarve

The clocks have just gone back and it's cold and dark outside, so here's the challenge. Where do you go to get some warm winter sunshine at a great value price, a quality hotel on a perfect sandy beach, with a flight that lasts less than two and a half hours?

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Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Apple reveals the most popular emojis

The most popular emojis among US English speakers has been revealed by tech giant Apple.

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“Didn’t take long” to engage with the youth

“Didn’t take long” to engage with the youth

Young people in Buckingham have been working with the community and raising suggestions for how to make the town work for them.

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Chester's Christmas Market

Travel: Cheshire offers an historic Christmas twist

A shopping trip with a historic twist and a world premiere of a children's classic are among the compelling reasons to head to Chester and Cheshire at Christmas. Here's our top 10, with more ideas at at christmasinchester.com.

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Woburn resort named DEFRA Bees’ Needs Champion for green roofs

Woburn resort named DEFRA Bees’ Needs Champion for green roofs

The newest Center Parcs village, Woburn Forest, which opened in the summer of 2014 in Bedfordshire, has just been named a Bees’ Needs Champion by DEFRA at their annual awards ceremony.

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James Norie and Jack Ashmore with Tom Kerridge (centre)

World famous chef Tom Kerridge cooks meal at Aylesbury Vale pub and raises £20,000 for charity

A fundraising dinner cooked by Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge at The Betsey Wynne pub in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, made over £20,000 for charity.

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HRH Princess Royal presenting Oakman CEO Peter Borg-Neal with the award

Royal seal of approval for popular pub restaurant chain

Local independent pub operator receives prestigious award from Princess Anne at St James’s Palace ceremony.

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Famous Treehouse accommodation is coming to Center Parcs Woburn Forest resort

Famous Treehouse accommodation is coming to Center Parcs Woburn Forest resort

Following the huge popularity of Treehouse accommodation at Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest, Center Parcs has announced that three brand new Treehouses are being built at nearby Woburn Forest.

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If your family are self-confessed big spenders this could be perfect for you

BBC’s Shop Well For Less seeks contestants

If your family are self-confessed big spenders, the BBC is looking for contestants to enter Shop Well For Less which teaches households how to become savvier shoppers.

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The tweet has caused a stir on social media

Wetherspoons issues statement after parody account announces ‘poppy ban’ in pubs

Discount pub chain JD Wetherspoon has issued a statement after a Twitter account announced that staff would be not be wearing poppies ‘due to expanding multiculturalism’.

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Chocolate making at Cadbury World

Days Out: Hundreds of years old but Cadbury World maintains its Willy Wonka inspiring wonder

There is more choice than ever when it comes to taking the kids on a day out across the Home Counties and beyond but Cadbury World is still worth going that little bit further.

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