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Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
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Pictures show the tinfoil wrapping on eggs peeled back by customers

Egg-treme measures: Sneaky shoppers tear open Creme Eggs in search for £1k white version

Sneaky shoppers are scratching the wrapping off Creme Eggs without buying them - in the hope of finding the limited edition white chocolate version.

Offbeat
Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Transport
Northumbria Police made an apology

PC apologises after tweet about Liverpool car park fire linked to Hillsborough

A police officer has apologised for a tweet about the Liverpool car park fire which has been construed as a reference to the Hillsborough disaster.

Crime
A limited edition white chocolate Creme Egg

Hunt is on as Cadbury hatches secret white chocolate Creme Egg

Cadbury has produced a white chocolate version of its Easter Creme Egg for the first time - but consumers will not know if they have bought one until they unwrap it.
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Chris Parker

Manchester Arena bombing's homeless 'hero' admits stealing from stricken victims

A homeless man who was hailed a hero in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing has admitted stealing a purse and mobile phone from stricken victims of the attack.
Crime
The festive time can be fraught

'Divorce Day' looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split

Lawyers have dubbed January 8 "Divorce Day" because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.
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The patient got glitter in her eye when it rubbed off a Christmas card

Woman nearly blinded by Christmas card glitter

A woman was nearly blinded by a Christmas card when a piece of glitter worked its way into her eyeball.

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Fire service pictures show destruction caused by Liverpool car park blaze

Photographs which show the destruction caused by a huge fire that destroyed up to 1,600 vehicles in a city centre car park have been released.
North West
Pret will source a "well-designed" reusable cup to launch later this yea

Pret A Manger offers 50p discount on hot drinks in reusable cups

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has introduced a 50p discount on hot drinks for customers who use reusable cups in an effort to "help change habits".
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Are you getting all you're entitled to?

300,000 missing out on unemployment benefits

Around 300,000 unemployed people or those on low incomes are missing out on financial support they are entitled to, according to a new study.

Business
Women who want a private room after giving birth on the NHS can expect to pay up to 450 a night

NHS hospitals offer private rooms for new mothers at up to £450 a night

Women who want a private room after giving birth on the NHS can expect to pay up to £450 a night, an analysis has shown.

Health
Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' on trial accused of thefts after Manchester Arena attack

A "homeless hero" hailed for his actions at the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing is going on trial accused of stealing a purse and mobile phone from victims of the attack.
Crime
Is it that time already?

Shoppers bemused as Easter eggs start to appear on supermarket shelves

The Christmas chocolate tubs are barely off the shelves but supermarkets are already replacing them with Easter eggs, to shoppers' bemusement.
Business
The street name in Rowley Regis, West Midlands

Bell End residents appeal for new street name

A petition has been launched to change the name of a street after residents described it as "offensive".

Offbeat
Well, rat fans - which is more famous

Is Basil the rat more famous than Roland Rat? Antiques Roadshow claim sparks debate

Antiques Roadshow triggered a debate on Twitter after one of the experts claimed the rat from Fawlty Towers was "the most famous rodent on British television".

Arts
A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

Transport
Fireworks explode over the Jacques Cartier bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Montreal

New Year celebrations: How the world welcomed in 2018

From spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia to a huge LED light show at the world's tallest building in Dubai, here is a look at how revellers around the world have welcomed in 2018:
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Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, David Schwimmer as Ross, Matthew Perry as Chandler and Courteney Cox as Monica.

Friends fans rejoice as the show arrives on Netflix

The arrival of Friends on Netflix has been hailed as "the best New Years's gift".

Arts

Fire destroys hundreds of vehicles in Liverpool multi-storey car park

Hundreds of cars have been destroyed after fire tore through a 1,600-capacity multi-storey car park next to the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
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