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Want to get into Alton Towers for free? You’ll need a strong stomach....

Ever fancied a free day out at Alton Towers? Well here’s how – but only if you’re brave enough.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Have you got #HairyTales to tell?

Are you Sussex’s best facial haired fella?

Panasonic Grooming is on the look-out tomorrow for the best facial haired guys to feature in the UK’s first ever live facial hair gallery.

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Jet2 flight problem

Terrifying moment UK-bound plane ‘fell from the sky’ on return leg from Ibiza

An airline passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on plunged towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

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How much personal information do you share online?

VIDEO: Seven in ten Brits entering competitions risk fraud by not checking they are legitimate

Just one in three (31%) say they routinely check to determine whether an offer is real or fraudulent before entering private information such as their name, address and date of birth.

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A hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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A concept image of the new �10 note

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we’ve stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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The Fish Finger sandwich

VIDEO: Revamp the Fish Finger sandwich at home with Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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Picnic time

Campaign to find Britain’s best picnic spots

A recent survey has revealed that picnics are one of the UK’s favourite summer activities and so, ahead of the British summer holidays, the hunt is officially on to find the best picnic spot in the UK.

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Do you take exagger-graphs?

Is social media twisting the truth with ‘exagger-graphs’?

Millions of adults admit they take ‘exagger-graphs’ - photos which make their holiday look better than it really is, a study has found.

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Womens Euro 2017

Women’s Euro 2017 football preview – all you need to know

As the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup draws towards its conclusion, the summer of women’s sport takes to the football pitch with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 competition getting underway on July 19.

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Warning of butterfly decline

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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Thousands of working mothers cut short maternity leave over job fears

VIDEO: Thousands of working mothers cut short maternity leave over job fears

New research has today found that almost half (44 per cent) of working mothers were unhappy with how they had been treated by their employer during their pregnancy and after their return to work.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Would you like to take part in the next MasterChef?

Contestants wanted for BBC’s amateur MasterChef

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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Taste of the chippy at home

VIDEO: Recreate the authentic taste of The Chippy at Home With Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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Contestants sought for BBC One quiz show

The BBC are searching for contestants to take part in the second series of TV quiz show The Boss.

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Cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Protecting your childrens eyes from the sun

Are you protecting your children’s eyes from the sun this summer?

Summer is the easiest time of the year to enjoy the sunshine and get some natural vitamin D, however it’s also a time where we are exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays.

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