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Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Concerns over gulls

Video: Battle with dive-bombing gulls moves inland

The seaside and cities of Britain are under siege by wild and ferocious predators. Birds are wreaking havoc on innocent members of the public with indiscriminate attacks. Some fearful citizens have even reportedly taken to carrying firearms for protection – from gulls.

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Cycling charity and solicitors urge government to rethink whiplash reforms

Cycling charity and solicitors urge government to rethink whiplash reforms

A leading cycling charity has urged the government to think twice and consider vulnerable road users before reforming laws around personal injury claims.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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Classic phones we want back

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Butlers in the Buff is hunting for attractive buff men nationwide

Buff men needed to solve national ‘butler’ shortage

Sussex men are being invited to apply for a job with the ‘male’ order company Butlers in the Buff.

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Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study has found.

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POLL: Do you think Valentine’s day is over-commercialised rubbish?

Are you planning on celebrating Valentine’s day next week? If so, you’re in the minority, according to a recent survey.

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English University offering �15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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What Mr Darcy may have looked like

What Jane Austen's Mr Darcy should really have looked like

We all know what Jane Austen's tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy looks like....right?
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11 things 90s kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things 90s kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re under-age is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Iconic red phone box

VIDEO: The iconic red phone box gets a twenty-first century makeover

They are one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of Britain and while the red phone box may not be a feature of every British town and city, they are still just as famous and loved as ever.

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Research has revealed the top five hiding spots for online orders and gifts this Valentines Day

Wardrobe is top spot to hide Valentine’s gifts, research reveals

The wardrobe is the top spot for people in the South East wanting to hide their Valentine’s Day gifts at home, research has revealed.

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From biscuits to loo rolls, five shortages we’ve endured

From biscuits to loo rolls, five shortages we’ve endured

The current lack of iceberg lettuces in the stores is by no means the first time that Britain’s shoppers have faced a sudden shortage.

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Have you used any of these 'buzzwords'?

Your guide to the newest buzzwords of 2017

Yo, fam, how’s it hanging? If you have no idea what that sentence actually means (‘hi mate, how are you?’), then brace yourself for the newest influx of words that all the cool kids will be using on their Instagram comments in 2017.

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Your 50p coin could be worth hundreds

Empty your purse, look under the sofa and check your pockets because if you have a 50p Beatrix Potter coin it could actually be worth hundreds of pounds.

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Brewing herbs to cleanse, nurture and restore body and soul

VIDEO: The power of plants to help us remember, digest and love

As a nation we are seeing a growing resurgence and desire for more natural remedies to support our health.

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Who will play the next Doctor?

Doctor Who: Five actresses who could play the Time Lord

After Peter Capaldi announced he is stepping down from his role in Doctor Who and hinted at a female successor, fans flocked to social media to speculate on which actress would make the best Time Lord.

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