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Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run

Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.
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One for the bank holiday barbecue

Aldi set to bring back 16oz rump steak for less than a fiver

Aldi’s massive rump steak, The Big Daddy, is set to come back to stores this August.

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Do you love a bacon butty in the morning?

Bacon butty prices set to soar

The cost of a bacon sandwich is set to rise considerably due to spiraling costs of pork and butter.
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Pineapples will not be allowed into either the arena or the campsite

Reading and Leeds festivals ban... pineapples

Pineapples have been banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Wedding Day Winners

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you're engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC's new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The Official Pikachu Lens

There’s now a Snapchat Pikachu lens and people are loving it

The success - albeit temporary - of Pokemon Go! Last year showed there’s still an appetite for all things Pokemon and now a new Snapchat filter is taking users by storm.

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"People are sitting with death traps in their homes."

10 fires daily from faulty white goods such as washing machines

Faulty white goods cause almost 10 fires a day, new figures suggest.

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How good are you?

Average Brit is 79 percent good

The average Brit considers themselves to be 79 percent GOOD and 21 percent BAD, according to a new study.

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Imagination is a powerful tool

Modern kids stop believing in magic at aged 6

Modern kids stop believing in magic aged six - two years earlier than their parent's generation, according to research.

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Make sure your phone is fully charged

Wetherspoons won’t charge your phone anymore

JD Wetherspoons has called time on a habit popular with many customers - asking staff to charge their mobile phones behind the bar.

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Which flavour should be axed?

Walkers threaten to scrap salt and vinegar and prawn cocktail crisps

They're as British as a cup of tea but the future of some of the nation's favourite crisps could at risk after Walkers announced one of its most popular flavours could be scrapped.
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Parking mad - Bungling council slammed for only resurfacing middle of residential street to save money

Bungling council workers have been blasted by residents after they only resurfaced the MIDDLE of their road in a bid to save cash.

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Elvis was a Star Trek fan

Elvis Presley revealed as Star Trek fan in new documentary

Elvis Presley was such a big Star Trek fan he named his horse after the sci-fi show, a new documentary reveals.

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'Dolly Babe' and 'Leader' shoes

Clarks withdraw 'sexist shoes'

Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader.

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Items start from just 2

Primark launches magic new harry potter range and fans are going nuts

With items starting from just £2, fans of the wizarding world are spellbound by the new Primark Harry Potter range.
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A warning has been issued by the Food Standards Agency after a major pasty producer said its products may contain glass fragments.

Pasties recalled over fears they contain glass

A warning has been issued by the Food Standards Agency after a major pasty producer said some of its products may contain glass fragments.
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The eMoov nuke map

Bizarre map reveals 'best place' in Lancashire to avoid WW3 nuclear missile strike

An estate agent has put together a bizarre map which it says highlights the best places to live in Lancashire and the UK if you fear for the nation's impending doom.

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The boy was later pronounced dead at the scene.

17-month-old boy killed at Manchester hotel in 'heartbreaking incident'

Police are treating the death of a 17-month-old boy in a hotel car park as a "truly tragic accident".
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Man arrested after woman barged into path of bus released by police

A jogger arrested after a woman was knocked into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge has been released under investigation, Scotland Yard said.

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The planning application for a luxury four-storey home

3M-wide 'skinny house' fills gap in the market

A luxury four-storey home dubbed the "Skinny House" is to be built in a tiny three metre-wide gap between two buildings in London.

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