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Superheroes making kids more aggressive

Hollywood superheroes, such as Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men, may be making children more aggressive, according to a new study.

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A copy of the YEP from Friday the 13th in 1946

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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Do you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia?

Tomorrow a third of Britons are expected to change their plans as its Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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British workers get less done in winter -  solve this puzzle to sharpen your wits

British workers get less done in winter - solve this puzzle to sharpen your wits

More than half of British workers get significantly LESS done in winter due to lower energy levels and brain activity, according to a new survey.

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Video: breath-taking video of the end of the rainbow - a stunning waterfall

Choochat Banlue, 50, spotted the colourful double rainbow while he was walking through a valley in Pakxong, Laos.

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Video: Hilarious video of dog riding around a field on a ram

Watch the moment a Jack Russell jumps on the back of a ram, walks along its back and starts rides it around a field.

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SWNS Video: Cheeky fox caught standing on a bird table scoffing nuts

This is the moment a cheeky fox felt a bit peckish – when it leapt on top of a BIRD TABLE in search of food.

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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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The man said Tesco should ban customers who go shopping in their nightwear.

'Ban customers in pyjamas': Tesco shopper goes viral after calling for dress code

A Tesco shopper has called on the supermarket giant to ban customers in sleepwear after posting a picture of two women walking the aisles in their dressing gowns.

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Video - Fossilized skull of 280 million-year-old shark gives fresh insight into origin of man

The earliest type of shark that roamed the ocean 280 million years ago has shed light on the origins of jawed vertebrates - including humans.

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Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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New 1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

With a wintry January forecast, police driving experts are advising motorists to take extra precautions, with the following specific advice for driving in icy conditions.

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Video: Mum suffers from mystery illness which means her face is constantly covered in bruises

A bride-to-be is battling a mystery illness which led to fears she was a victim of domestic abuse - because her face is constantly covered in BRUISES.

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Video: Boffins create star wars tractor beam for less than £70

A team of boffins have brought sci-fi dreams to life by creating the world’s cheapest tractor beam - out of spare parts worth less than £70.

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Royal Mail predicts surge of Christmas present returns on 'Take Back Tuesday'

Millions of people across the country will be heading back to work today after the Christmas break, but today is also set to be one of the busiest days of the year for postal staff.

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The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit will spend one year and eight months of their life in a bad mood, a study has found.

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Being overly ambitious can help you lose weight, according to a new study (Photo: Shutterstock)

How being ambitious can help people lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.
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Kenny Baker is among the celebrities who died in 2016.

22 stars that died in 2016 but didn't get the biggest headlines

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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