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Radio 1 apology over Orlando Bloom 'pikey' comment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has apologised after Orlando Bloom used the word "pikey" on his breakfast show.

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The bill is not as big as once claimed by the Leave campaign

How much money does the UK pay to the EU?

The UK makes a net contribution to the EU of around £199 million a week, according to the latest official estimates.

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Experts have claimed link between saturated fat and heart disease is just 'plain wrong'

Controversial claims that saturated fats do not cause heart disease condemned by specialists

Three experts have argued that there is little evidence linking saturated fat consumption with heart disease.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May accused of ignoring Muslim voters by holding election during Ramadan

Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of ignoring Muslim voters in the General Election by scheduling it during Ramadan.

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Comedian Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle coming back to BBC with fresh comedy probing topical news

Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle is returning to the BBC with a topical news comedy show.

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You'll never have to leave the house for McDonald's again

McDonald's delivery service is actually happening - and soon

'McDeliveries' of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets could be up and running by the summer.

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Delayed, but are you due compensation?

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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Jack Russell becomes 'Jane' following gender reassignment surgery

Dog undergoes unique gender reassignment surgery

It was a complex and time-consuming operation for award-winning veterinary surgeon Ross Allan at The Pets’n’Vets Roundhouse Vet hospital on the southside, who has just succesfully performed gender reassignment surgery on a Jack Russell Terrier.
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VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional 'hijab' headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused.
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Trish Deykin loved her job as a crime scene investigator when she began to experience unexplained symptoms that increasingly interfered with her work.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers welcome potential breakthrough

Multiple sclerosis sufferers have welcomed a potential breakthrough in finding treatments for the devastating condition.

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Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

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Cookie was found in Talbot Road

Hunt goes on to track down owners of street pig

Police are no closer to tracking down the owner of a pig found in a Blackpool street.
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Korean Billy on his YouTube channel as he looks at Lancashire words.

Korean ‘Billy’ explains Lancashire words in YouTube video

For those of you who have always wanted Lancashire phrases explained to you by a Korean, you’re in luck.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Blackpool

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Blackpool to appear on the show.
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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.
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It's the way he tells them

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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Woolworth

Could Woolworths be coming back to Lancashire's high streets?

Iconic retailer Woolworths could be set for a return to our high streets almost a decade after it shut down, according to the Daily Star online.
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Meatballs without the endless furniture shopping

IKEA food without the furniture shopping? Yes please!

IKEA has released plans to extend their London venture of food-only outlets.

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Harry Potter fan Issy Simpson

Britain's Got Talent comes to Blackpool

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell will be left completely stumped by an eight-year-old's magic tricks when the show moves to Blackpool tonight.

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All branding has been removed from the hotel in Dickson Road

Name game goes on at Blackpool's controversial 'Viagra' Hotel'

The owner of Blackpool’s most controversial hotel has been forced to rethink a controversial rebrand following a threat of legal action.
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