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Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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Language: host Russell Brand

Watchdog considers Comic Relief probe after complaints over swearing and sound

TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC's Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.
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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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The male tourist dances in comic fashion before a Scots guardsmen makes him think again. (Photo: lokirna md45/YouTube)

‘Get yersel’ away!’ Queen's guard soldier yells at dancing tourist outside St James's Palace

A video showing a Queen’s guard soldier yelling in a broad Scots dialect at a dancing tourist outside London’s St James’s Palace has proved to be a big hit online.

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They're back: Steps

We're bringing pop back!

Want to feel old? It's been 20 years since Steps released their disco-tastic debut - and now they're back to celebrate. And despite the two decades in between, Joe Nerssessian discovers not much has really changed
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Price cut, just in time for the weekend

Supermarkets announce 2p per litre price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

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Set them free: Tesco trolleys

Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked to upgrade them for new 12-sided coin

Tesco's shopping trolleys are to be left unlocked across scores of its stores as the supermarket giant performs upgrades for the new £1 coin after it enters circulation.

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Dont take our word for it that the 11 Plus is hard, give it a try

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.
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There is no silver bullet to tackling disruptive conduct.

Bad behaviour 'not taken seriously' in schools

Disruptive behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough in the past, according to the Government's behaviour tsar.

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Happy Mother's Day

Make her Mother's Day with this free printable breakfast in bed set

Make your mother's day breakfast look pretty as a picture.
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Stars of its new 10-part series WOS Wrestling

British wrestling to return to ITV on Saturday evenings - from Preston Guild Hall

British wrestling is returning to the small screen for a new 10-part series on ITV, filmed at the Preston Guild Hall.
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Muslims in London raise over £18000 for victims of Westminster terror attack in one day

Members of London’s Muslim community have created a LaunchGood page to fundraise for the victims of the terror attack in Westminster which killed a police officer and four members of the public, leaving 40 injured.
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Every extra day of school a child misses can affect their GCSE results

Million school pupils missed lessons in 2015-16 due to family holidays in term

Around a million schoolchildren missed lessons last year after taking family holidays during term time, official figures suggest.

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"It is paramount this funding discrepancy is swiftly plugged."

Drivers 'at risk of skidding' on a quarter of A roads in England

Motorists could be at risk of skidding on more than a quarter of England's A road network, official figures show.

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A police officer stand outside an address in Hagley Road, Birmingham, where armed police have raided a flat overnight. West Midlands Police have directed media queries to the Met Police, who have refused to discuss the incident for operational reasons

Armed Police Raid Birmingham flat after Westminster terror attack

Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to the terror plot that brought bloodshed to the heart of London, as MPs spearhead a show of defiance by returning to Parliament.

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A car crashed into railings on Westminster Bridge before an attacker attempted to gain access to Parliament

Latest: Seven held over Westminster terror attack

Four people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing a policeman before he was shot by armed officers.
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Police outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after sounds similar to gunfire have been heard close to the Palace of Westminster.

Policeman stabbed, attacker shot in major Westminster terror alert

A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

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Happy Easter.. not that you'll remember it.

Buckfast Easter egg could be on its way to Britain

An off-licence in Northern Ireland looking to make a fast buck has been flooded with orders for its tonic wine-themed Easter eggs.

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Just flown into the kitchen... Here's Superdad

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed today.

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