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Tour operators can resume selling holidays in Tunisia

UK tour operators can resume selling holidays in Tunisia for the first time since the Sousse massacre after the Government changed its travel advice.

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The sheep were huddled together on a high spot on the farm, standing in about three inches of water

On the lamb! Rabbits play woolly jumpers for sheep thrills

Three wild rabbits have managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.

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Get out of one's way

More than 100,000 over-90's still hold driving licences

More than 100,000 people aged 90 or over still hold driving licences, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show.
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Banksy's Balloon Girl

Banksy beats art heavyweights in Britain's favourite work

Graffiti artist Banksy has beaten the likes of Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation's favourite artwork.

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91% supported the plastic-free aisle idea

Vast majority want plastic-free supermarket aisle

More than nine out of 10 people support the introduction of a plastic-free aisle in supermarkets, a survey suggests.

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Punch a puppy?

Jobs site 'touches base' to identify most annoying office buzzwords

Being asked to "touch base" to talk about a "game changer" so you can "pick it up and run with it" are among the most annoying office jargon, a study shows.

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John Lewis

John Lewis, BBC and Sony top UK list of best quality brands

John Lewis has topped a UK ranking of consumers' perception of quality and reputation, followed by BBC iPlayer and Sony.

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The council said there had been "historical inconsistencies"

Probe reveals 57 families not given cremated babies' ashes

Dozens of families were not given the ashes of infants that had been cremated, a report has found.

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The new pound coin has become more common than its round predecessor

This is when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.
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The national newspaper ad for Go Vegan World

'Humane milk' advert featuring cow behind barbed wire cleared by regulator

An ad stating that "Humane milk is a myth" has been cleared by the regulator following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.

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A 255 million fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution

New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Having only four TV channels emerged as the biggest gripe about being a youngster back in the day

Being a teen today is a breeze compared to what their parents endured

Having to walk to the video shop to rent a film, fiddling with your TV aerial for hours to get a better signal - and writing hand written essays until your hand hurt are among a list of things modern teens will NEVER have to experience, according to their parents.
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The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications

Only three applications on average for every NHS nursing job

The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show.

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Charlie Gard's mother Connie Yates arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice in London

Charlie Gard's parents in new High Court fight over taking baby home to die

Charlie Gard's parents are embroiled in a new High Court fight with doctors over the circumstances of the terminally-ill baby's death.

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Nicole Kidman advertising Jimmy Choo

'Sexy' designer shoes beloved by the well-heeled

For two decades Jimmy Choos have been red carpet favourites, adorning the feet of major celebrities and royals alike.

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Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and subjected his girlfriend's son, Alex Malcolm, to a brutal attack in Mountsfield Park in Catford, south-east London.

Man who beat child to death for losing trainer is jailed

A man who battered a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

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Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for Lancashire contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
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Domino's Pizza undated handout photo to mark their for their announcement of the agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.

Domino's Pizza launches Amazon Echo voice ordering to fight slowing sales

Domino's Pizza has inked an agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond

James Bond creators announce plans for new film in 2019

James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

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Are you breaking the law

The weird ‘crimes’ you did not know you were committing

The average Brit commits 32 different 'crimes' every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.
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