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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Heston Blumenthal launches banana and bacon Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

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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John DIlley’s WWI Blog: Christmas from 1916

December 5, 1916 – Christmas shopping in Market Harborough going with a bang Christmas in Market Harborough’s town centre is in full swing despite the continued fighting on so many fronts.

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

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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JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Convicted for talking favourably about the Kaiser in the pub!

November 28, 1916 – Bolshie ironstone worker fined for ‘treasonable’ admiration of the German war machine

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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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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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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The new look

Cancel Christmas! Toblerone has changed the look of its chocolate triangles

One of the festive season’s chocolate favourites has changed - and fans are not happy.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

TRAVEL: Sampling a taste of Istria

Urged on by a series grunts and whistles, Joseph’s two long-haired dachshunds raced into the sun-dappled Istrian forest and within minutes had helped unearth a small black truffle.

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Console Corner: PlayStation VR review

Video game makers have for years searched for ways to make players feel more immersed in the experience – be that the arcade simulators that move around, cameras that track your body as a controller or the ‘holy grail’ of virtual reality experienced through a headset.

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Great British Bake Off: Winner Candice Brown reveals plan to open cakes and antique shop

Candice Brown said she plans to open a vintage shop selling cakes and antiques after winning the last series of The Great British Bake Off to be shown by the BBC.

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GBBO: As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let’s recap on who we’ve lost already

GBBO: As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let’s recap on who we’ve lost already

It’s been another season of burnt biscuits and showstopping cakes - the nation has been gripped by series 7 of the Great British Bake Off. With the final looming this Wednesday, here’s a recap on who’s had the upper crust and who’s had a soggy bottom.

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Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Halloween is fast approaching so to save you panicking about your pumpkin, we’ve pulled together six popular designs and guides on how to do them.

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Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

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