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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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A picture of athletes preparing to take part in the ancient Greek Olympic Games: not a stitch of clothing in sight (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Naked exercise isn’t just for exhibitionists – it’s a growing fitness trend

Have you ever been wobbling uncontrollably in a half-formed downward dog, or soaked with sweat in a spin class and thought to yourself, ‘this would be so much better if I was naked?’

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

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Did you scrape the ice off your car windscreen properly this morning?

Here thanks to Green Flag are top tips on how to de-ice your car on frosty mornings.

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The dogs will be given a second chance in the UK

Dogs used in laboratory experiments given new life in the UK

Seven beagles who have spent their lives caged and used for laboratory experiments have been given a second chance in the UK.

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Come back in Buzz, you need your nappy changing

NASA want you to invent something better than a nappy for astronauts

NASA has launched a public appeal to come up with a solution to an age-old question: how do you go to the toilet if you’re in a spacesuit?

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Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

The average British person will spend more than three years of their life updating social media, a new study has found.

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National Lottery operator Camelot has said that "suspicious activity" has been detected "on a very small proportion of our players' online National Lottery Accounts

Camelot says thousands of National Lottery online accounts have been hacked

Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.

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Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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GB Energy Supply customers face higher bills this winter

GB Energy Supply customers face higher bills this winter

After going bust over the weekend, 160,000 GB Energy Supply customers face being hit with higher bills this winter.

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Door chime recalled over electric shock fears

Door chime recalled over electric shock fears

High street retailer Maplin have warned customers of a potential hazard with two items from its range.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050’

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050’

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Barry Bennell has been rushed to hospital

Paedophile football coach rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious at a Hotel

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a "fear for welfare incident" at an address in Stevenage on Friday night.

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Disturbingly 6 per cent claim they had various forms of bodily fluids encrusted on their couches, including sick, poo and semen.

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Chocolate contains theobromine - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Kindle adapters recalled over electric shock fears

Online retailer Amazon is recalling a range of power adapters for its Kindle Fire e-reader range, following the discovery that some items may carry a risk of electrical shock.

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Homes put on a festive rat plague standby

Homes put on a festive rat plague standby

Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.

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Leopard Cone Heel Chelsea Boots

Safety fears lead to recall of boots

A high street retailer has recalled a line of fashion boots due to safety worries.

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