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Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

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Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale - Why a computer game has turned into an obsession for Lancashire kids

Are you a parent whose child has been glued to their computer screen for hours on end?

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DID YOU KNOW? Today is Winston Churchill Day

On April 9th in 1963, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

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In a video published by The Sun, the co-pilot can be seen completing paperwork with a virtual owl dancing on the screen beside him.

Easyjet says passengers not at risk as pilots 'played with Snapchat at 30,000 ft'

EasyJet has said footage of two of its pilots playing a Snapchat game while flying a plane full of passengers "falls short" of its standards but insisted the safety of travellers was not compromised.
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Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Health
Would you consider being intimate with a robot?

One in three people in the UK would become intimate with a robot

Whilst going on a date with a humanoid robot doesn’t sound as appealing as it may have done two years ago, a new study has found that one in three would contemplate having sexual relations with one, with seven out of 10 admitting they wouldn’t consider it cheating if they or their partner did.
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Disneyland Paris has announced it is holding open auditions in the UK to recruit its new character, dancing and parade stars.

Calling all Elsa's and Spidermen: Audition dates announced for Disneyland Paris

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Disney princess or a real life Marvel superhero? Here's your chance.
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Mother's Day printables to make mum's day extra special

From breakfast orders to greeting cards, find your Mother's day printables here.
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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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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.

Business
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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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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Manor Park in Aldershot, where a newborn baby girl was found with multiple head injuries (Hampshire Police/PA)

Newborn baby girl found murdered with multiple head injuries in park bushes

Detectives are hunting the murderer of a newborn baby girl who suffered multiple head injuries before she was found in the bushes of a town centre park.
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A ladies thong found blocking one of the sewers inMerseyside. It caused so much damage that the sewer actually collapsed.

Strangest things found in north west drains over the festive period

A car door, pair of glasses, false teeth and even a dead animal all caused blockages in the North West’s sewer and drains networks.
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Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the Wizard Academy

Where can I catch the Harry Potter themed train when it comes to the North West? - Everything you need to know

Calling all Harry Potter fans - East Lancashire's Wizard Academy is now taking bookings for 2018.

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Pictures show the tinfoil wrapping on eggs peeled back by customers

Egg-treme measures: Sneaky shoppers tear open Creme Eggs in search for £1k white version

Sneaky shoppers are scratching the wrapping off Creme Eggs without buying them - in the hope of finding the limited edition white chocolate version.

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The Department for Transport has announced that classic cars more than 40 years old will be exempt from MOT testing

These are the new laws that will come into force in the UK in 2018

A new year usually brings with it a raft of changes and that's certainly the case for new laws.
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