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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.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

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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Landlord Brian Priest of the Chequers pub in Swinford gets ready for the charity barrel roll for Diabetes UK on the 8th January 2017.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Chequers pub rolls out the barrel once again to bring back a village tradition

When Brian and Chris Priest first took over The Chequers pub in Swinford, south Leicestershire in 1987, they celebrated with a sponsored barrel roll from their old pub in Rugby.

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The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit will spend one year and eight months of their life in a bad mood, a study has found.

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This sheep had a baaad day after getting her head stuck in a traffic cone in the middle of a field in Hertfordshire on 4 December. The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a TRAFFIC CONE stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a VACUUM CLEANER. See News Team story NTIRESCUE; Hilarious pictures also show a seagull that fell into a vat of curry and turned orange, a dog with its head stuck in a fence and a cow firmly wedged in an animal feeder. Other strange call-outs this year include a cat that climbed in a parcel and survived being posted 260 miles while another puss got stuck in a stair lift. A spokesman for the animal charity said: "Animals really do the funniest things. "But sometimes, they need a little help getting themselves out of the trouble they find themselves in and the RSPCA is always there to help."

RSPCA release hilarious pictures of the year’s weirdest animal rescues

The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a TRAFFIC CONE stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a VACUUM CLEANER.

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VIDEO: Why your New Year’s Eve countdown will be longer than normal

This New Year’s Eve countdown will be longer than normal - but just by a second.

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Average woman changes clothes size 31 times in their lifetime

Average woman changes clothes size 31 times in their lifetime

The average woman will change dress size 31 times during the course of her adult life, according to new research.

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Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

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Animal experts issue festive food warning to pet owners

Hopefully all animal owners know by now the dangers of feeding ’human’ chocolate to their pets.

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Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

The health benefits of playing Pokemon GO wear off after just six weeks as players get bored, a new study has revealed.

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No FOMO as Brits ‘suffer’ Joy of Missing Out

No FOMO as Brits ‘suffer’ Joy of Missing Out

Forget FOMO ... Boring Brits are more likely to suffer ‘JOMO’ - the joy of missing out - because we cannot be bothered to socialise, a study has found.

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Smartphones as bad for teens’ health as TV

Smartphones as bad for teens’ health as TV

Tablets and smartphones are as bad for the health of a teenager as TV, new research found.

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Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

The fifth of the population responsible for 80 per cent of social costs, including crime, benefits and healthcare can be identified as young as three years old, a new study shows.

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One in five people would rather cuddle pooch than partner

One in five people would rather cuddle pooch than partner

One in five people would rather cuddle up to their pooch than their partner, a new survey has revealed.

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

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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