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Action Man and Sindy to feature in Royal Mail's latest stamp series

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
Lifestyle
Families have eight arguments a month over the telly remote

The average modern British family revealed

The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day - and has a Ford on the driveway.

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Blurry pictures appear to show an Apple branded television screen in a test lab

'Leaked' images show 'Apple TV in testing lab'

The long-rumoured Apple TV could be on the way after a 'leak' purporting to show it in production was posted online.

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Empty Nest Syndrome

'Empty nest syndrome' when kids leave for university 'can wreck marriage'

Empty Nest Syndrome - when grown up kids leave home to go to college - can wreck the marriage of long-suffering parents, warn lawyers.
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A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages

'Supermarket X' could have given thousands hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).
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Thousands of dangerous white goods are still being used in homes, with around three UK fires a day involving tumble dryers ...

Thousands of dangerous white goods still used in homes warns fire service

More people will die from fires started by faulty white goods if the Government does not implement safety recommendations made over a year ago, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) warned.
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14 people were killed in the attacks

Key suspect in Spanish terror attacks may have fled to France

Police investigating the Spanish terror attacks are continuing to hunt for a key suspect amid reports he may have fled over the border into France.

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The CPS says it will p rosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
Crime
Strictly Come Dancing: Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Sir Bruce Forsyth's most memorable shows

Sir Bruce Forsyth graced television screens around the country for more than five decades. Here's a look back at his most memorable shows.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

News
Are your kids ignoring your messages?

New app forces kids to reply to parents’ texts

A father was so fed up with his teenage son ignoring his messages that he created an app - to FORCE him to text back.
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Seven-year-old Julian Cadman became separated from his mother (Jom) during the attack on the Ramblas.

British grandfather in search for missing 7-year-old after Barcelona attack

The British grandfather of a boy missing in the wake of the Barcelona terror attacks has issued a desperate appeal on Facebook.

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Police kill five terrorists wearing suicide belts in second attack in Spain

Five terrorists wearing suicide belts rammed civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town before being shot dead by police in a second attack to hit the country.
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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight including a Lancaster bomber, a Spitfire and a Hurricane

Airshows hit as Second World War planes are grounded

More than half of the airworthy Second World War-era planes flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF) have been grounded over engine-related safety fears.

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Brollies at the ready..

Gertcha! Tail end of hurricane could soak the north

The remnants of Hurricane Gert could divide the country in two by sweeping in to salvage summer for the South but soak the North, according to forecasters.

North West
Unfortunately the UK wont see a perfect alignment of the moon and the sun

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
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Virgin Azuma crosses Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed

Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.
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Homeless Manchester Arena 'hero' charged with theft of card from Arena

A man hailed as a homeless hero following the Manchester bombing is due to appear in court charged with stealing a bank card from Manchester Arena on the night of the terror attack.
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