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Revealed: the UK’s most-loved pancake topping

It’s Shrove Tuesday - traditionally the day in the religious calendar which precedes Lent.

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Next Bond? Ryan Gosling in and earlier role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling has James Bond odds slashed after keeping his cool amid Oscar chaos

La La Land star Ryan Gosling may have missed out on an Oscar but his composure amidst the chaos that surrounded the best picture prize has catapulted him into the running to be named the next James Bond.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love?

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Is your job at risk?

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Add a touch of je ne sais quoi to Pancake Day with BÉNÉDICTINE

Tossing skills and frying pans at the ready, it’s Pancake Day on Tuesday 28th February.

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The new versions of the Nokia 3310 which has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

After almost 17 years since it was originally launched, the iconic Nokia 3310 is officially back in business.
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Lotto jackpot rolls over to £7 million

Wednesday's Lotto draw will have an estimated £7 million jackpot after no tickets matched Saturday's top prize.

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The latest increase follows a previous 1p rise in March 2016

Price of stamps to increase

The price of stamps is to increase, Royal Mail has announced.

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62 per cent of UK householders dont do anything about rising costs

Householders in the North West among least energy savvy

People in the North West could be saving £185 per year in energy bills, a new survey claims.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
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Bookies exploiting fans with live odds adverts during games

Bookies exploiting fans with live odds adverts during games

Bookmakers are exploiting fans watching Premier League matches with “Live odds” adverts which promise an “easy big win,” scientists warn.

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The red squirrel kitten is being care for by Wildlife Trust officers.

Red squirrel kitten recovering after traumatic start

A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after it was found freezing cold, with a bloody nose and covered in lice.
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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Lancashire residents urged to unplug exploding tumble dryers

Residents across Lancashire are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to explode.

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Helen Bailey

BREAKING: Helen Bailey murder - Ian Stewart guilty of killing author as police to re-examine death of first wife

The predatory partner of Helen Bailey has been found guilty of drugging and killing the children's author in a long-planned plot to acquire her riches.

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Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

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President Donald Trump at his first major news conference in the White House

Fake news: How do you know what to believe online?

The trouble with news websites is that they all look more or less alike - and spotting the real ones from the fakes is not always easy.

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