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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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Hearing these words could lead to steam coming out of your ears!

Is this ALREADY the most irritating phrase heard in Lancashire offices in 2018?

Coming back to work after Christmas is always difficult but the annoying office phrases certainly don't help matters.

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One in three regularly plead with their partner to change their lifestyle

Millions of Brits fear for partners’ health

Three in four Brits are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

Health
National Baby-Making Day

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.

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Some of the influencers of baby names this year

Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 revealed – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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Double check: Have you got all these?

Morrisons to take steps to avoid disappointed families on Christmas Eve shopping shutdown

Morrisons is stepping in to help families who face an early Christmas Eve shopping shutdown because of Sunday trading rules.

Business
Room for just one more?

REVEALED: The true cost of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

He’s a real contradiction, that jolly old fella in the red clothing. An eccentric billionaire, generously giving presents to all the children (well, the ones that have been good), yet an unreconstructed drink-driver who seems to be single-handedly destroying the ozone layer as he breaks speed limits around the globe.

Environment
Police seized the car on the M62

Police issue warning after car seized due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a motorway -because their insurance policy didn’t cover commuting from work.
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Specialist officers will now also have bases outside of the capital, with the creation of two new units in Manchester and Birmingham

Armed police set to patrol railways across the country

Armed officers on trains across the UK may become a more common sight, following an announcement by British Transport Police.

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Chocolate is toxic for dogs

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and festive choc - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
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Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
Business
Unicorn poo

Must have Christmas toy is unicorn poo

A must-have toy this Christmas is flying off the shelves faster than they can make it, after thousands of children asked Santa - for UNICORN POO.

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You what?

The most misused phrases - including ‘to be pacific, ‘an escape goat’ and ‘damp squid’

'To be pacific, 'an escape goat' and 'damp squid' are the most misused phrases or sayings, according to research.

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Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

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Do you have a small fortune stashed away in your attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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Children under 13 are banned from Facebook but this new app targets children aged 6 and up

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.
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Is your child getting enough sleep before school?

Only teenagers who start school late get the recommended eight hours sleep

Secondary school pupils who start school later were more likely to get the recommended amount of sleep of eight hours a night, a new study found.

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Viagra

Viagra to be available over the counter

Brits will be the first in the world to be able to buy Viagra over the counter, following the impotence drug’s reclassification.

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