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Why Muslim parents are sending children to Church of England schools

Muslim parents are choosing Church of England schools for their children because they believe they prepare youngsters for "life in modern Britain", it has been suggested.

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Two senior UKIP officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.
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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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We all love bills, right!

Adults pay bills of £1.2M over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2MILLION on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.
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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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Dating with a dog is better than courting with a cat

Dating a cat owner is a turn-off?

Dog owners are three times as attractive as can owners, according to a new survey.
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Cuts killed 30,000 Britons in 2015

Cuts killed 30,000 Britons in 2015

Cuts to health and social care budgets are to blame for 30,000 extra deaths in England and Wales during 2015, a new study claimed.

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Morning sickness can be worse if you're expecting a girl

Suffering from severe morning sickness? You could be having a girl!

The Duchess of Cambridge suffered it with both her babies... but severe morning sickness really is more likely to predict a daughter, according to new research.

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The new tipple is available at Asda from this week. Picture: Asda.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Because a new 'pro' wine has been launched for customers with a taste for fizz.
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Liam Neeson (left) as Daniel and Thomas Brodie - Sangster as Sam, during filming for 'Red Nose Day Actually'

Love Actually stars reunite to film sequel for BBC's comic relief

Love Actually stars Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have reunited on the first day of filming for a new charity sequel film Red Nose Day Actually, 14 years after they appeared in the original film.
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Radio 4's Nick Robinson

BBC Radio 4 presenter apologises over Father Christmas blunder

Radio 4's Nick Robinson has apologised to horrified listeners after suggesting live on air that Father Christmas is not real.

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The letter written to Chloe Bridgewater

Girl, 7, 'over the moon' as Google chief replies to job application

A seven-year-old girl who loves robots and computers got something of a shock when Google chief Sundar Pichai responded personally to her job application.

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Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one?

Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one?

Kodi has been clocking up plenty of column inches due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content.
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Around 70,000 dishonest motor claims took place in 2015

Cycling charity and solicitors urge government to rethink whiplash reforms

A leading cycling charity has urged the government to think twice and consider vulnerable road users before reforming laws around personal injury claims.

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC TV series.

Sherlock tops international poll of most popular BBC characters

In news that will have David Brent demanding a recount, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock has topped a worldwide poll of the most popular BBC television characters.
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Mine..

Video: Battle with dive-bombing gulls moves inland

The seaside and cities of Britain are under siege by wild and ferocious predators.

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June Brown as Dot Cotton in Eastenders

Nasty Nick, the monologue and cannabis tea - Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

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Amazon has the power to "stir things up"

Amazon 'on brink of launching UK fashion label'

Amazon is reportedly on the brink of launching its own UK fashion label in a move experts believe threatens to shake up Britain's £48 billion clothing market.

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David Tennant as D.I Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman as D.S Ellie Miller

Broadchurch returns with cast additions on February 27

Popular crime drama Broadchurch will be returning to TV screens on February 27, one of its stars has confirmed.

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