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No space for a huge Christmas tree? You can still make your home look gorgeously festive

These stylish and unusual touches are subtle - but stunning.

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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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Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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Peter Kay

Peter Kay tour cancelled

Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to "unforeseen family circumstances", the comedian has said.
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Queen Elizabeth II as she leaves St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk following the traditional Christmas Day service with other members of the Royal Family

What will Meghan Markle make of a traditional royal Christmas?

The traditions and customs followed by the royal family at Christmas are likely to come as a surprise to Meghan Markle.

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People taking part in Christmas Jumper Day are asked to donate 2, or 1 (if you're at school) to Save the Children.

Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.
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The entries were submitted via Twitter and shortlisted by a panel of judges

Gag about Theresa May voted best modern Christmas cracker joke

A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May has won a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke.

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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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What's the most difficult question you've been asked by your child?

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions.

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The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over Salmonella fears

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
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Police revealed the tactic was employed by just one of several unconnected groups of thieves who have stolen tens of thousands of pounds in jewellery in recent weeks.

Newborn baby threatened by ruthless jewel thieves in raid

Ruthless burglars smashed their way into a family's home then threatened to hurt a newborn baby in a bid to uncover cash and valuables.

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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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With less than three weeks to go until Christmas here's a look back at some of the UK's worst 'gift gaffes'

Most hated Christmas gifts revealed

A pair of marigolds, underwear from a boss, anti-cellulite cream and EVEN BOTOX are just some of the most HATED Christmas presents to have been received by Brits.

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With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning.

What are your rights if you can't get into work due to snow?

With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning. But what exactly are your rights if you can't make it into work?

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A fridge-freezer is started to have sparked the Grenfell Tower fire, in which at least 80 people died.

Current safety checks on fridges and freezers are 'inadequate' warns watchdog

Current safety checks for fridges and freezers are deficient and allow for the sale of products that are a potential fire risk, a consumer group has warned.

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The girl, now two, suffered a "catastrophic collapse" when four months old and stopped breathing for around six minutes.

Father who injured baby daughter could be allowed to care for her again

A warehouseman found to have shaken his baby daughter and caused a brain injury could be allowed to care for the youngster again if therapy is successful, a senior family court judge said.

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Be vigilant

Warning over fake bank notes

Brits have been warned to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit.

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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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The alleged plan is said to have involved launching a bomb attack on the security gates outside Downing Street before stabbing Theresa May.

Two due in court charged with plot to kill PM

Two men are due in court on terror charges on Wednesday after reportedly plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

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