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BREAKING: Helen Bailey murder - Ian Stewart guilty of killing author as police to re-examine death of first wife

The predatory partner of Helen Bailey has been found guilty of drugging and killing the children's author in a long-planned plot to acquire her riches.

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Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

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President Donald Trump at his first major news conference in the White House

Fake news: How do you know what to believe online?

The trouble with news websites is that they all look more or less alike - and spotting the real ones from the fakes is not always easy.

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Tell me about your childhood.

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, south Wales

10,000 sign petition to save Doctor Who Experience from closure

An interactive experience that allows Doctor Who fans to follow the Doctor on an adventure through time and space is set to close after nearly five years.

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The brand new Legend of Zelda game is the big launch title

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.
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The research looked at boozing habits over a 25-year period

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Buttermere, in the Lake District

The Lake District is top among England’s best-loved free attractions

The Lake District has been voted the most-loved free attractions in England, according to a new poll.

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Known leftie Barak Obama

Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.

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Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm

Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

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Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

An “unpaid army” of grandparents are saving UK families billions in child care costs every year according to the latest research from The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) think tank.

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At least half of us can now expect to live well into our eighties

Men living eight years longer and women almost four more years than 25 years ago

Men are living an average of eight years longer and women almost four years more than just 25 years ago, according to official figures.

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Who's a big baby then?

Corrie birth scene leaves viewers marvelling at speed and toddler-sized newborn

Coronation Street viewers have complained on social media that a birth scene aired in Monday's episode was not realistic.
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Excavation work is expected to last five days

Police search for more bodies in garden of double killer

Excavation work at the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell is expected to last five days.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls "shocking" and "racist" Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded "fantastically offensive" and "racist" by an angry shopper.

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Gogglebox returns to TV screens on Friday

Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt 'gutted' at family's Gogglebox axe

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt has said she is "gutted" her family will not appear on the next series of the Channel 4 show.

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Horrid Henry is a popular choice with boys

Last minute World Book Day outfits your kids will love to wear

It's nearly World Book Day and children across the country will be bringing their favourite characters to life as they dress up in celebration of this yearly event.
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The jackpot currently stands at $403m

Huge boost in British online sales for US Powerball lottery tickets

This week there is a US Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night worth a staggering $403 Million (£323 million).

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Not just NHS staff targeted

NHS members targeted by tax rebate scam

NHS workers are being targeted by companies claiming they can get a tax rebate on the victim’s behalf.

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The tours will take place in March, April, May and September of 2017

Hunt for D Day veterans to revisit Normandy

A search has been launched with the intention of contacting every surviving D Day veteran.

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