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The new must-have car accessory comes in Queen or Pope

Ever get lonely on long car rides?
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Are you a 'model citizen'?

Are you as kind as you think you are?

NINE in ten Brits would describe themselves as "kind" - yet a third would never give cash to a stranger in need, one in twenty do not bother to hold doors open for people - and as many as one in five admit they never pay people compliments.

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Peter Rabbit is the first of the 50p pieces to go sale on Monday

Peter Rabbit among Beatrix Potter characters to star on new coins

In Beatrix Potter's much-loved Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies, Mr McGregor - the ever-menacing anti-hero - announces he will make quick cash by selling a sack of his floppy-earred neighbours.

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Old romantic: Meet the Yorkshireman who has sent the same Valentine's card to his wife for the last 39 years

A devoted husband is celebrating St Valentine's Day by sending his beloved wife the same card he has posted to her - for the last 39 YEARS.
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The collection of charming and sentimental Valentine's cards

Lessons in love: Victorian Valentine's cards unearthed in shoebox give modern day bachelors lessons in romance

A collection of Victorian Valentine's cards have fetched £100 at auction after being found lying in a dusty shoebox.
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Picture from @AlfretonTownSNT on Twitter

Woman found hiding from police with a washing basket on her head

A woman who failed to appear at court was found by police trying to hide with a washing basket on her head.
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The Quire in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal royal wedding plans

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed eagerly-awaited details of their forthcoming wedding.

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The term snowflake has taken on a less than complimentary meaning

New Oxford English Dictionary words are a BFP (big fat positive, apparently)

Mansplaining, ransomware and snowflake along with more than one hundred parenting terms have been entered into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
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James Chilvers was found with multiple stab wounds when police were called to a domestic incident

Mum charged with murder of toddler in Manchester

A woman has been charged with the murder of a 23-month-old boy.

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Monkey clones said to be a 'stepping stone' to copied humans

Scientists have been accused of paving the way to living human clones after creating two genetically identical monkeys.

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Ursula Keogh, fromHalifax

Police searching for missing schoolgirl from Halifax find body in river

Police looking for a missing 11-year-old schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

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Tesco

Tesco swings axe on supermarket staff in jobs cull

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer.

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Bill Billingham, 54, is in a critical condition in hospital after he was found with a stab wound to his stomach at the property on Valley View.

Tributes to girl stabbed to death as father held in attempted murder inquiry

The father of eight-year-old Mylee Billingham was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said, as tributes pour in for the schoolgirl.

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Princess Eugenie is to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie to marry long-term boyfriend

Princess Eugenie is to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank - at the same wedding venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Undated family handout released through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Amelia Blake, 22, who was the victim of a suspected murder-suicide and found dead in the Newtown suburb of Sydney last Friday

Family tributes to British backpacker killed in Sydney

The family of a British woman killed in a suspected murder-suicide have said they are "deeply shocked and saddened" by her death.

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The tech giant has not yet commented on the issue

'Text bomb' bug hits Apple's iPhone and Mac computers

A so-called text bomb bug that can crash an iPhone with a single message has been discovered by a security researcher.

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Trump: As clever as a brain pie

Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
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David Roberts, senior coroner for Cumbria, concluded in a third court judgment on Monday that the 13-month-old toddler was abused

Prosecutors re-examine Poppi Worthington case after coroner finds toddler was sexually assaulted

Prosecutors are considering a coroner's findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father's bed before her death.

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The Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry could head for Britain after Emmanuel Macron 'agrees to loan'

The Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain following reports French president Emmanuel Macron has agreed to allow the artwork to leave France for the first time in 950 years.

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Amazon launched its first screen-carrying Echo

Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to the UK later this month

Amazon is bringing another Echo smart home device to the UK, this time in the shape of the alarm clock-inspired Echo Spot.

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