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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Your pig-ugly pugs and grotesque guinea pigs could be TV stars

Do you have a pet that’s, well, not the prettiest?  Have you got a cock-eyed cat or a hideous hamster?

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Scotland captain Gary McAllister (L) turns away from England's Paul Gascoigne, during their Euro 96 European Championship

Paul Gascoigne at 50

As a footballer, Paul Gascoigne was a one-off - a uniquely talented free spirit who threatened to take the game by storm.

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Planning on a bank holiday getaway?

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Shopping for a new phone or other gadget? Here we bust the latest tech jargon

With every phone and gadget manufacturer trying to outgun the other in an anagram arms race - it’s sometimes hard to know what it is you’re actually buying.

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This solar powered invention is more than just a barbecue

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors.
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Manchester Arena: What we know so far

Here is what we know so far about the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena that targeted young concert-goers.

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Barney Harwood at Blackpool Tower

TV star takes on sweet challenge

Blackpool-born TV star Barney Harwood got his teeth into a towering challenge as he headed home for a sweet challenge.

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Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig.

My son is innocent, says father of alleged Manchester bomber

The father of the alleged Manchester arena attacker has denied that his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people.

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People lay flowers outside the Town Hall in Albert Square, Manchester

Off-duty female officer among Manchester Arena victims

An off-duty female police officer was among the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

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The Lipstick Pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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Amazon to add new channels

Amazon launches 40 new Channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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A typical fidget spinner

Mum hits out at school ban on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.
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A police forensic investigator at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the name of the suspect suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22.

Greater Manchester Police said the priority was to establish whether Abedi had worked alone or not.

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Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore dies, aged 89

The former James Bond star has passed away, according to his family.
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Northern Rail will cancel planned strikes

RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Southern Rail

Rail strikes have been cancelled in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
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The scene at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the death toll from the Manchester bomb attack rose to 22 with 59 injured

Plea to blood donors after Manchester concert blast

Blood donors are being encouraged to keep their appointments to give blood following the explosion at a concert in Manchester.

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Some 15% of all streaming happens between midnight and 6am

We binge on comedy for breakfast and drama for lunch, Netflix says

Netflix viewers are most likely to turn to comedy shows at breakfast, dramas in their lunch break and documentaries in the small hours, according to new data released by the streaming service.

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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