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Exercising in pollution bad for the heart

Jogging or cycling in cities like London increases the chances of heart failure because of the amount of polluted air breathed in, it was revealed today.

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Workers less likely to take sick days if colleagues have to help out

Workers less likely to take sick days if colleagues have to help out

Workers are less likely to call in sick if they think their absence will make life tough for their colleagues, a study has revealed.

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Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

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Edlington Recreation ground where the two brothers started their brutal attack on two boys

Judge grants indefinite anonymity to brothers who tortured and abused two young boys

A judge has granted indefinite anonymity to two brothers who were aged 10 and 11 when they tortured two young boys in a case which shocked Britain.

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48 per cent believe a surprise gift from their partner makes for an extra special moment on Christmas Day

Revealed - the top present hiding locations this Christmas

Linen cupboards, gym bags and even the neighbour’s house are some of the places that UK’s Christmas shoppers will hide presents in at attempt to avoid Christmas being spoiled by prying eyes.
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Liz Truss and Alan Mak

Justice secretary praises our killer drivers campaign

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.
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Norovirus has led to the closure of 45 wards in northwest England

Norovirus closes 45 hospital wards in the north-west

Last season, outbreaks of Norovirus led to the closure of 45 hospital wards across northwest England a report has revealed.
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Speeding ticket email scam alert

Speeding ticket email scam alert

Action Fraud has issued a warning over fake emails purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) which claim you were caught speeding.

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Michelle Thomson

MP moves colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14

An MP has moved colleagues to tears after revealing she was raped at 14, telling the Commons: "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor."
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How to get 18 days off work and just book nine.

How to get 18 days off and only book nine in 2017

It's nearly Christmas and we've got a special present just for you. Next year, thanks to the way the bank holidays fall, you can book nine days annual leave and actually be off for NINETEEN consecutive days.

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Cannabis use amongst the over 50's is on the increase

Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

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Broadband “essential” to everyday life

Broadband “essential” to everyday life

Nine in ten people now believe that a broadband connection is essential to their day-to-day life, ranking its importance alongside the likes of housing and food.

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A happy family with well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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People are being urged to check their new fivers

Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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The scene in Edlington where two boys were found injured

Brothers who inflicted 'prolonged, sadistic violence' on child victims now free and fighting for anonymity

A judge is being asked to give indefinite anonymity to two brothers who tortured two young boys in a bout of "prolonged, sadistic violence" when they were 10 and 11 years old.
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Celery is even less popular than Brussels sprouts

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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The Children's Commissioner says parents in the North could learn from those in the South in seeking to get their best for their children.

Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said.
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David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.

Watch David Beckham's tattoos come to life in this hard-hitting child abuse campaign

David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.
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Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket giant Asda have issued a recall on their Butcher’s selection garlic and herb thin cut beef sizzle steak.

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What's your favourite Christmas song? Help us find the best one!

Vote: Help us decide on the best Christmas song of all time

You came in your hundreds to help us draw up a shortlist of Christmas songs - but there can only be one winner.
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