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Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Video: A fascinating insight to xmas markets and winter wonderlands from across Britain

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - time to wrap up warm, drink steaming hot drinks and find unique gifts for your loved ones.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

When you walk in to The Black Rock pub, a Christmas wonderland greets you.

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Video: Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap’ problem

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Curator Eleanor Matthews with a plaster figurine of Santa which has been discovered at Brodsworth Hall. Picture Scott Merrylees

Unusual Father Christmas figure discovered in forgotten Yorkshire store

An unusual Father Christmas figurine which has been lost in storage for more than two decades has been uncovered in a major project for South Yorkshire’s Brodsworth Hall.

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Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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NASA want you to invent something better than a nappy for astronauts

NASA want you to invent something better than a nappy for astronauts

NASA has launched a public appeal to come up with a solution to an age-old question: how do you go to the toilet if you’re in a spacesuit?

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Video: The average Brit will spend over three years posting on social media

The average Brit will spend over three years posting on social media, one year down the pub and eight months queuing during their adult years, according to new research.

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Video: Keeper’s goal kick strikes flying seagull

Alloa Athletic goalkeeper Neil Parry’s kick struck the bird during his side’s Scottish Cup match against Peterhead on Saturday.

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Video: Amazing skills of rescue dog who can read

Meet Rufus - the incredible dog who loves nothing more than impressing his owner by showing off his READING skills.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Door chime recalled over electric shock fears

Door chime recalled over electric shock fears

High street retailer Maplin have warned customers of a potential hazard with two items from its range.

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The grim reality of working in a shop on Black Friday

The grim reality of working in a shop on Black Friday

Retail life can be exhausting. Shifts aren’t your friend – they hate you and your social life. And customers probably don’t like you very much, either.

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Is your home rat proof?

Polar vortex could spark plague of rats this Christmas

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.

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Video: Amateur photographer captures rare ‘pancake ice’ formations on river

An amateur photographer has captured amazing ‘pancake ice’ formations normally only seen in the Arctic or Baltic Sea.

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Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

Over 86 per cent of UK motorists think distraction caused by mobile phones has become worse in the last three years, according to a study commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

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Experts warn of Black Friday fraudsters

Experts warn of Black Friday fraudsters

Researchers at Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) have issued a fresh warning for shoppers not to be rushed into bagging a bargain this Black Friday as 15 million online shoppers could be putting themselves at risk of financial fraud.

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Video: Six-year-old girl told by school she can’t take part in Cadbury’s xmas ad

A six-year-old girl chosen to take part in Cadbury’s new Christmas TV advert has been left heartbroken after her school refused to give her a day off for filming.

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Video: Police officer manages to pull off the best Mannequin Challenge yet - with his two police dogs

This is the moment two police dogs performed their toughest trick yet - the Mannequin Challenge.

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