Calls for ‘cruel’ electric dog collars to be banned

There are renewed calls for the use of electric dog collars to be banned in the UK
Lottery shake up

You could win £10k for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

TV has been doing its best to keep us safe on the roads

VIDEO: 12 classic TV ads for Road Safety Week

We're constantly being told to take more care on the roads, whether a driver or pedestrian - and those doing the telling have got pretty creative over the years
B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
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£26k car could go for pennies in Black Friday auction

£26k car could go for pennies in Black Friday auction

One lucky punter could land what's been dubbed the greatest Black Friday deal ever - by driving away a brand new car for as little as a few pennies.
Drivers are now 13 times more likely to receive a ticket than a decade ago

RAC warn drivers of increased private parking fines over Christmas

Overstaying in private car parks could prove to be a hidden cost this Christmas as the RAC is warning drivers they are now 13 times more likely to receive a ticket than a decade ago.

When should you put Christmas decorations up?

It's nearly December, and while most people across the county would shiver in horror at the thought of putting up their Christmas decorations so early, the date for getting the tinsel out and spraying fake snow on your windows, seems to be getting earlier each year.
The plants are on sale in Asda until January.

Could pineapple plants be the cure for snoring nightmare?

It's an issue that has been causing couples to argue for generations. But now Asda have come up with a solution that could help those who are driven to distraction by their partner snoring.
Inappropriate emails

Are you guilty of sending inappropriate emails?

A staggering 92.6 per cent of Brits think there are certain things you should never do over a work email, with the sending of inappropriate content, kisses and not addressing people correctly, taking the lead.
Apps for kids to explore the world of music

Top apps for introducing your kids to music

Want to introduce your child to music? There’s an app for that.
Charles Manson has died

Cult leader Charles Manson has died

Charles Manson, dubbed father of the world's worst family, has died aged 83.
Many schools are breaking up later this year

When do schools in Blackpool break-up for Christmas in 2017

We're all starting to prepare for Christmas and as the wrapping paper flies, it's sometimes easy to forget exactly when the school holidays start and end.
The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to Blackpool bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.
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The 49-year-old has been in custody since Thursday afternoon on suspicion of the 19-year-old's murder.

Police continue to quiz man, 49, in Gaia Pope disappearance probe

Murder probe detectives are continuing to question a man believed to be known to missing teenager Gaia Pope over her suspicious disappearance.

Do you have one of these?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.
Harris, a family favourite for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months after being convicted of assaults which took place between 1968 and 1986.

Rolf Harris has one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has had one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned by the Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown and Lord Justice Treacy at the Court of Appeal.


Police launch 20-year anniversary appeal to catch killer of schoolgirl Kate Bushell

Twenty years on from the murder of 14-year-old Kate Bushell, her family has urged anyone holding onto vital information to ‘find it within themselves’ to come forward to police.

Do you have one of these coins?

Check your loose change - you could have a 50p worth hundreds in your pocket

Check your pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch now, folks.

Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Meet the new hijab wearing Barbie

Mattel has made history by unveiling its first ever hijab wearing Barbie doll.
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