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Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

Crime
Lenders have been tweaking the rates they are offering upwards in recent weeks

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

Business
It's common to feel tired, stressed, and short-tempered in early parenthood.

Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

Health
Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

Business
The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

Business
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
Bruno Tonioli has a "busy work schedule"

Bruno Tonioli to miss Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will not appear on the programme this weekend due to his busy work schedule, the BBC has said.

Arts
Hotpot is being overlooked in favour of pizza and curry

British meals could soon be consigned to the history books

Traditional British dinners could soon be a thing of the past, as Britons now officially PREFER foreign food, according to a new study.

Whats on
Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

Health
Countdown

Countdown viewers overjoyed as swear word appears

Countdown viewers were left tittering in front of their TVs when a swear word cropped up during the show.

Arts
Quality Street first hit the shelves in 1936

Sweet news for Quality Street fans as Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas

Nestle's Toffee Deluxe chocolate is returning to Quality Street tubs in time for Christmas after its removal last year caused uproar among confectionery fans.

Whats on
Over the weekend, the meteoroids from Halley's Comet will strike Earth's atmosphere

Shooting stars forecast as Earth passes though Halley's Comet debris

Stargazers are expecting to see a meteor shower peak this weekend, with dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky as Earth passes through debris of Halley's Comet.
Offbeat
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Education
Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.

Health
The Blade Gunner

Harmless fun or bad taste? Oscar Pistorius Halloween costume for sale

A Halloween costume of paralympic killer Oscar Pistorius is being sold by an online fancy dress shop.

Offbeat
John Torode and Gregg Wallace from MasterChef

Masterchef cooks up a Guinness world record

MasterChef has been crowned the world's most successful cookery TV format.

Arts
Last year saw the highest rise in divorce rates

Divorce rates see highest rise since mid-1980s, figures show

Last year saw the highest rise in divorce rates in England and Wales for more than two decades, according to national figures.

Offbeat
Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images

Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images

Twitter is to introduce new restrictions on hateful and pornographic imagery as part of new plans to tackle abuse on the social media site.

Offbeat
NickKnowles - Every Kind Of People is released on November 10.

Nick Knowles unveils his debut music video

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has unveiled his first music video ahead of the release of his debut album.

Arts
Men using the smartphone dating app tend to select "hot" candidates

Tinder 'brings out basic mating instincts of men and women'

Tinder brings out the basic mating instincts of men and women as they choose between beauty and brains, a study has found.

Offbeat
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