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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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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Henrietta Watson 10 with her climate letter to Donald Trump.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Ten-year-old schoolgirl’s stand against Donald Trump gains support

A 10-year-old schoolgirl from Great Oxendon, near Market Harborough, has gained support after challenging US President-elect Donald Trump over his views on climate change.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Harborough MP is “surprised and disappointed” with Government’s reaction to High Court Brexit ruling

Harborough MP is “surprised and disappointed” with Government’s reaction to High Court Brexit ruling

Harborough’s Conservative MP Sir Edward Garnier says he is “surprised and disappointed” at his own Government’s reaction to the High Court ruling on Brexit.

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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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Proposed new town in Harborough district could house 7,000 people

Proposed new town in Harborough district could house 7,000 people

A new town created east of Lutterworth is still the best option for major development in the Harborough district, councillors have decided.

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Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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New Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Sarah Standing

Theresa May and the other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament are on lockdown this afternoon, Thursday as police investigate a suspicious white powder.

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A 44-acre site by the A14 at Welford has been sold to a service station company.

Former quarry by village could become a large service station for A14

A former quarry by a quiet village has been sold to make way for service station to serve the A14.

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Brexit impact on house values

Brexit will have a dramatic effect on the value of your house, say experts

Annual house price growth will rapidly slow down across major cities in the UK as the EU referendum impacts on the property market, a report has predicted.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson rules himself out of the Tory party leadership contest

Boris Johnson today sensationally ruled himself out of the race to become the next Prime Minister.

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How will Brexit impact on your summer holidays?

How will Brexit affect your summer holiday abroad?

Since Britain voted to leave the EU last week, questions have been asked as to what the decision actually means for us.

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Petition calling for a second EU referendum so popular the website keeps crashing

Petition calling for a second EU referendum so popular the website keeps crashing

A petition calling for a second EU referendum is proving so popular the website keeps crashing.

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POLL: Which EU issue was the most important to how you voted yesterday?

POLL: Which EU issue was the most important to how you voted yesterday?

What were the main issues that swayed you to either vote to stay in the EU or vote leave?

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson

What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit

As the nation starts to take in the dramatic events overnight and this morning, we look at happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit.

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