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VIDEO: Budding scientists inspire new ideas to tackle malaria

Science-led healthcare company GSK challenged school children across the UK to come up with their own solutions to the problem posed by malaria and by doing so, they hope to ignite a real creative spark and enthusiasm for STEM subjects in school.

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Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

The average British person will spend more than three years of their life updating social media, a new study has found.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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how to achieve your business dreams

VIDEO: Top tips on how to achieve your business dreams

Starting a business and then turning it into a successful enterprise is not easy. So why is that some succeed where others fail?

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Over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment. Photo: Shutterstock

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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How to prepare for returning to work after having a baby

The thought of returning to the office after maternity leave fills most new mums with dread.

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A scene from Cadence

VIDEO: Driven to distraction: 35% hike in deaths on built-up roads

More than two million car passengers would do nothing if their driver used a hand-held phone whilst driving, according to new research for the AA Charitable Trust.

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Helping Hand wins awards

VIDEO: ‘Helping Hand’ run by Brighton bus company wins major awards

Helping Hand is considered to be the best assistive information card available, and was developed by Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company.

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New booster seat legislation has been delayed

Ban on backless child car booster seats is delayed

Strict new rules which will see backless car booster seats banned for younger children have been delayed until next year.

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Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

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More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

Black Friday: More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online.

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A Fast Track Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

VIDEO: A fast track guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) may have originally started as massive dates on the shopping calendar in the States, but are now just as big in the UK.

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Shoppers are being advised that bargains may not be all they seem

Black Friday bargain hunters beware

UK bargain hunters have been warned that many of the Black Friday deals on offer may not be all they seem.

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How to beat Black Friday

VIDEO: How to beat Black Friday

Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year and while many of us will be heading to the shops, millions of us will be avoiding the instore mayhem by doing our bargain hunting from the comfort of our own home or office.

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Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

Four in 10 phone calls a ‘nuisance’

Almost four in 10 incoming phone calls in the UK are nuisance calls, according to new research.

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Lewis competing at Worthing yesterday. Picture: Eunice Bergin

COUNTY NEWS: Kitesurfer brings UK record to Sussex

A Sussex kitesurfer who was put in a medically-induced coma after a crash during a competition in February has set a new British record.

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