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Wetherspoons sets vastly different prices across the UK

Despite working to the same menu and under the same chain, there is a huge disparity between the prices at different JD Wetherspoon pubs, a new analysis has revealed.

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CHRISTMAS TERROR - Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

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Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

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Beer competition

Competition opens for beer lovers to have their dream beer flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies, and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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Contestants and stars of the Great British Bake Off 2017 � Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel4

Applications for The Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

TV producers are already looking for Britain’s best home bakers to enter the tent for what will be the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off.

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New Barbie

Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Mattel has made history by unveiling its first ever hijab wearing Barbie doll inspired by the likeness of ground-breaking Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

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What bugs motorists the most

Lane hoggers and tail-gaters bug motorists the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Risk map

World’s travel risks mapped

The past year has been tumultuous, with terror attacks taking place in Turkey, Manchester, London and Barcelona. The increasing threat from North Korea and widespread devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean means that anyone planning an overseas trip in the next 12 months would be wise to pause and consider the risks involved.

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Moz the Monster and his friend Joe star in this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.

Moz the Monster and friend Joe revealed as stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

A young boy and his imaginary monster under the bed are the stars of this year’s eagerly anticipated John Lewis Christmas campaign.

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Video: Life hacks for less time in the kitchen

New research, released today, reveals that almost half of the nation (43%) cite cooking their evening meal as the number one task that detracts from their free time. Of those surveyed, over a quarter (28%) state that the time and effort it takes to prepare a meal often deters them from cooking and sees them turning to takeaways and unhealthy snacks instead.

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Professor Richard Faragher and Dr Lizzy Ostler

Wine, chocolates and grapes provide breakthrough discovery on ageing

Red wine, dark chocolate and red grapes are proving to be the key to regenerating ageing skills cells.

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Sussex Police's light-hearted Twitter siren post has split opinion

Police celebrate 280 characters with new Twitter siren...

Sussex Police have celebrated the new 280 character limit for tweets with a special Twitter siren.

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Paddington Bear saves Christmas in M&S’s new festive advert

Paddington Bear saves Christmas in M&S’s new festive advert

The marmalade loving bear from darkest Peru looks set to steal the show this Christmas as M&S has released its official festive advert starring none other than Paddington Bear.

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New ASOS service

ASOS launch new ‘try before you buy’ service

ASOS has launched a Try Before You Buy service so shoppers can order clothes and pay later for what they want to keep.

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Product warning

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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Asda's Christmas advert is out

Asda becomes first major store to launch Christmas advert

They are the most anticipated adverts of the year and although there is still 50 days to go until the big day, supermarket giant Asda has launched the first major Christmas advert of 2017.

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Household bill figures

Brits will spend £686k on household bills in their lifetime

The average Brit will spend £686,000 on household bills over a lifetime, a study has found.

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New research on smoking

Two thirds of UK smokers have tried to quit in the last 12 months

Two thirds of UK smokers have tried to quit in the last 12 months, a study has found.

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Edward and Lilias Stanbrook-Evans Wedding

Video: Couples reveal the secret to a successful marriage to mark the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years of marriage to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, making their union the longest royal marriage in British history.

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