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Six things you may not know about Friday 13th

On Friday, a third of Britons are expected to change their plans because it's Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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Huge tree ripped up as strong winds batter Calderdale

Huge tree ripped up as strong winds batter Calderdale

High winds have battered Calderdale today, leaving a trail of destruction.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

If you don’t mind showing your bare bum on national television in a bid to find true love apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

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Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions of Brits plan to ‘live forever’ – by keeping their social media profiles alive after they die, according to a new study.

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Could you be on the show?

Leeds & Yorkshire couples wanted for 2017 series of Don't Tell The Bride

Yorkshire couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don't Tell the Bride.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Kenny Baker - Played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films from 1977 and starred in Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Died August, 81.

22 stars we forgot died in 2016

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.

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Need to get rid of your tree? Here's our top tips

Five inventive and green ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

So Christmas is over for another year, your clothes are a little tighter, your wallet much lighter - and now thoughts turn to disposing of the tree.

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Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title in June.

Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it’s fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.

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Youre never too old to bend it like Beckham.

Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

‘Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

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How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this time

Every January millions of us swear allegiance to the gym. Less than 30 days later and our trainers are already screaming neglect from yet another new year’s resolution going down the pan. So why are we so bad at sticking to our January promises?

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Are you paying for last night's fun this morning?

Paying for it today? How about these 6 hangover cures?

We all know the feeling: you had one tipple too many and now it’s the morning after the night before and you are PAYING FOR IT.

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How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

Whether it’s your first time hosting the Christmas family feast or you’re an experienced cook, these top tips from professional chefs will help you prepare for the big day.

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Christmas shame for lazy dads

Christmas shame for lazy dads

Lazy dads are on the naughty list this Christmas – after a new survey revealed they leave all the work to mum.

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The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

It’s highly likely you’ll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

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Supermarket Lidl is recalling the gravy.s

Paint thinner found in supermarket’s gravy could cause comas

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been discovered in batches of gravy just one week before families across Britain sit down to a Christmas roast dinner.

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David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

Men named David and women named Susan are the kindest people in Britain, according to new study.

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The short film  is actual footage of the debut flight and not a simulation.

VIDEO: Amazon completes first-ever drone delivery

Retail giant Amazon has successfully completed the world’s first delivery by drone.

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Cod and chips could soon be replaced with squid and chips.

Climate change could see squid and chips replace Great British fish suppers

The classic British dish of cod and chips may be replaced by squid and chips in the future, as global warming pushes out cold water fish and replaces them with warm water species.

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Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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