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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.
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TV has been doing its best to keep us safe on the roads

VIDEO: 12 classic TV ads for Road Safety Week

We're constantly being told to take more care on the roads, whether a driver or pedestrian - and those doing the telling have got pretty creative over the years
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B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
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£26k car could go for pennies in Black Friday auction

£26k car could go for pennies in Black Friday auction

One lucky punter could land what's been dubbed the greatest Black Friday deal ever - by driving away a brand new car for as little as a few pennies.
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Drivers are now 13 times more likely to receive a ticket than a decade ago

RAC warn drivers of increased private parking fines over Christmas

Overstaying in private car parks could prove to be a hidden cost this Christmas as the RAC is warning drivers they are now 13 times more likely to receive a ticket than a decade ago.
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Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Mattel has made history by unveiling its first ever hijab wearing Barbie doll.
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Winter misery

‘Mole-like’ Brits getting less than 10 hours of daylight a week during the winter

Brits are living a mole-like existence - seeing an average of less than 10 hours of daylight a WEEK during the winter months, a study has found.

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Are you wearing an old band t-shirt to work today?

Why is everyone wearing an old band T-shirt to work today?

Wondering why your workmates are showing up at work in a selection of moth-eaten T-shirts rather than their usual shirt and tie?

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Video: Real-life Iron Man claims jet suit speed record

A British inventor has claimed the Guinness World Records title for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit.

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The premium rate 0844 numbers can leave the caller feeling glum

RSPCA warns public about rogue websites advertising fake numbers for cruelty line

Rogue websites advertising fake numbers for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) cruelty line are scamming the public and potentially leaving animals without the care they need.

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The aim is to prevent revenge-porn

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Facebook is urging users to send the company their nude pics to combat so-called revenge porn.
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Putting the wrong things in the recycling bin can cause cross contamination, causing the entire lot to be rejected and sent to landfill.

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what not to recycle

Brits could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.
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The scam in action

Police issue warning over supermarket money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers'.

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The study used the medical records of 1.25 million Norwegians born between 1924 and 1954

Blood thinner warfarin lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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The dream job for a hot drinks lover

Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

A dream job as a coffee and tea taster is up for grabs at a Scottish company on the hunt for a hot drinks lover.

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Lidl have recalled their Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.
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Wine and cheese - the loot of the middle-class shoplifter

Middle-class shoplifters stealing cheese and wine

Store owners are reporting the rise of the middle-class SHOPLIFTER - as affluent shoppers raid stores for luxury items such as cheese, wine and chocolate.
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Fraudsters are requesting an upfront fee from potential models

Warning as fake ‘model recruiters’ con money from aspiring models on social media

Fraudsters are setting up fake modelling advertisements on social media sites to dupe people into believing they are recruiting for prospective models.

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Meningitis is a difficult disease to spot as many of its early symptoms can be similar to flu

Meningitis warning as clocks go back

Charity Meningitis Now is warning people to stay vigilant to the signs and symptoms of meningitis as cases of the deadly bacterial form of the disease peak during the winter.

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