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Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
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Batman, looking extra fetching

The story of how this Batman got a crochet costume

Superhero action figures normally don't wear crochet costumes but one Batman toy is getting a lot of attention for the right reasons.

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Swearing is good for you

Talk to your children about swearing, urges sweary scientist

Parents should talk to their children about swearing rather than pretend it does not happen, according to a leading scientist.

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Worldwide, sales of drones reached a peak of 13.1 billion US dollars (9.69 billion) in 2016

UK drone regulation 'in chaos' as flying gadget technology takes off

Regulation of privately owned drones is in a state of "chaos" as authorities belatedly wake up to the impact of the flying gadgets, according to a leading UK robotics expert.

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The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

D-Day veterans asked to register to attend 75th Normandy Landings commemorations

D-Day veterans are being asked to register their intention to attend the 75th commemorations of the Normandy Landings next year.
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The Eifelzoo in Luenebach, western Germany

Escaped big cats scare at flood-hit German zoo

A flood at a zoo in western Germany sparked fears that two lions, two tigers and a jaguar had escaped their enclosures, sparking a massive search by police and warnings to residents to stay indoors.
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Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
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WATCH: Hero climbs Paris building to save dangling toddler

A migrant from Mali living illegally in France is being honoured by President Emmanuel Macron for scaling an apartment building to save a four-year-old child dangling from a fifth-floor balcony.
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KFC's limited edition commemorative bucket

Royal chicken bucket or Meghan swimsuit? Souvenirs aplenty as big day approaches

A chicken bucket, a transatlantic biscuit and swimsuits adorned with pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are among mementos created to mark the royal wedding.
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WhatsApp

Opening this WhatsApp 'text bomb' could crash your phone

An urgent warning has been issued over a WhatsApp message which could destroy your entire phone.
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They will eavesdrop on millions of stars

Millions of stars to be scanned in search for ET

Radio astronomers have started scanning millions of stars in the biggest hunt yet for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Jump! Spider trained to take a leap forward for science

A spider called Kim has been trained to jump on demand by scientists keen to learn the secrets of her acrobatic ability.

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Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

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Figures in the colours of Chelsea (left) and Arsenal from the first all-female Subbuteo set

First all-female Subbuteo set launched

The first all-female Subbuteo set has been launched to reflect the rapid growth of women's football in the UK.

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There could be anything in there..

One in ten men secretly hate their wife's cooking

One in ten men secretly HATE their wife's cooking, according to new research.

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Time for a clear out?

Brits are hoarding £48 billion worth of unused household items

It's official, Brits are a nation of hoarders - with a staggering GBP48 billion worth of unused household items gathering dust in the nation's attics, spare rooms and garages, according to a new study.

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Martin Oates, Senior Carriage Restorer, polishes the Ascot Landau

Meghan and Harry to use Ascot landau for royal wedding carriage procession

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding carriage procession will feature the newlyweds in a type of coach used during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's nuptials.

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Prince Louis

Special delivery named after new Royal

As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special delivery – and have named him in honour of the new prince.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son

Royal baby: A name has been announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son Louis Arthur Charles.

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Gulliver's World, Warrington

Gulliver's are calling all married couples to Gulliver's World, Warrington

For an exciting new launch of a unique wedding venue, Gulliver's need models.

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