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Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age.

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The striking La Cit du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux.

Travel: Exploring French vineyards with Viking

I have just spent a week, sniffing, spitting, swirling, sipping and sampling some of the world’s greatest wines and all from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship in France. So have you ever wondered what this apparently sophisticated ‘wine ritual’ is all about?

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Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

Just as many people are trying to eat less processed food to improve their health, some dog owners are turning away from conventional pet food.

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B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Do you know your holiday rights?

A third of workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs.

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The future of UK shopping? Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Doing this could cost you big

Driving through a puddle in your car in Kenilworth could land you a £5,000 fine

If you drive your car through puddles and splash people in Kenilworth, you could be heading for a £5,000 fine.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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When do the decorations go down?

When should your Christmas decorations be put away?

Santa’s been and gone and you’ve had your decorations up for weeks.

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Revealed: Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 – with a ‘royal influence’

Revealed: Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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The Bowls England Women's National Championships at Victoria Park in Leamington.

Leamington to host Commonwealth Games bowls events in 2022

Birmingham has been officially announced as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games meaning that Leamington will provide a venue for the event.

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Ice skating in Boston

Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven

If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England.

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Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Naturalist Russell Hedley explains how recognise edible fungi

Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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A screenshot from a Facebook Messenger Kids promotional video

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

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