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WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video.

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Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES.

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FOLLOW-UP: Angry reaction over the ‘red phone box saga’ continues

FOLLOW-UP: Angry reaction over the ‘red phone box saga’ continues

It is certainly an unlikely choice as our most-read story of the past few days, but the removal of the red phone box last week was a clear winner. Alex Dawson reflects back on the incident with reaction from the council and BT.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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Simon Brannon of Two Birds gin based in Market Harborough.
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This new gin-making class is just the tonic!

Do you fancy going to gin class, and making a bottle of gin, to your own exclusive recipe?

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Sign of the times...Clare Cox and Laura Evans with their new sign.
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Harborough salon finally changes its ISIS name after unwanted attention

When it was named 22 years ago after an Egyptian goddess, Isis Hair Design seemed like a perfectly good title for a business.apt

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What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

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French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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The advert for Naturist Cleaners. (Photo: Facebook)

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses in Harborough totally nude for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Centre, Emma Priest, Brian Priest and James Priest get ready to set off from the Chequers pub in Swinford.
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PHOTOS: Pub’s barrel of laughs was for a good cause!

This is the oversized beer barrel that regulars at a pub rolled for charity.

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Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

If you’re wondering what’s going to go wrong next in your household - it might be the freestanding cooker you bought ten years ago.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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WATCH: The moment a clever fox became a bird!

This is the moment a cheeky fox felt a bit peckish – when it leapt on top of a bird table in search of food.

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