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Sinclairs back on the road on new eTrike

The nephew of Sir Clive Sinclair, famous for inventing the C5 in the 1980s, has created a state-of-the-art electric trike that could revolutionise commuting and urban courier deliveries.
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Top Gear's driver The Stig sitting in a restored vintage bumper car

Top Gear's The Stig sets world speed record... in a dodgem

Top Gear's driver The Stig claimed a new Guinness World Record as he managed to drive a restored vintage bumper car to speeds of over 100mph.
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Schools will also still be given SATs test materials for seven-year-olds

Plan to axe SATs tests for seven-year-olds to cut teacher assessment 'burden'

National curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England are set to be axed under Government proposals, it has been announced.

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The search is on

Contestants wanted for long lost family TV show

Whether its divorce or distance keeping you apart, this new show wants to help you unearth those family secrets and reconnect long, lost families.
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Primark's Beauty and the Beast Chip mug

Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Social media went mad earlier this month after customers desperate to get their hands on the latest must-have product were disappointed when Primark sold out.

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The new Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones

Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the first since the company's Note7 was discontinued over safety concerns and battery fires.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach caps off first phase of work on new £16.25m rollercoaster

As Blackpool Pleasure Beach prepares to open its gates daily for a new season of fun and thrills, progress on the construction of the UK’s first ever double launch rollercoaster, Construction MMXVIII, has reached a significant milestone.
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Little Mix

Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon’s Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

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Dos and donts - six of the biggest drains on your fuel budget

Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.
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Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne have opted not to share multiple pictures of their newborn son on social media (Photo: PA)

‘Sharenting’ isn’t fair on your children

Celebrities are not known for making sensible decisions, but this week Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne set an example by refusing to share multiple photographs of their newborn baby on social media.

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Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coke factory were contaminated with suspected human waste.

Police probe claims empty Coca Cola cans 'contaminated with suspected human waste'

Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coke factory were contaminated with suspected human waste.

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Fifteen per cent even said they didn't realise plastic bottles could be recycled

Millions of Brits never recycle plastic bottles

Millions of Brits admit they NEVER recycle plastic bottles, a study has found.

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Early coins could be worth more than face value

New £1 coins already for sale on eBay as sellers seek to make a pretty penny

The new £1 coin has been placed for sale online by sellers asking several times its face value.

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"You can't take a photograph of a smell, can you?" Mr Wilson said.

Tycoon denies racism after 'coloured' tenants ban from homes due to curry smells

A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry has insisted he is not racist.
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Postman Pat with space expert Professor Farrow

Professor Brian Cox makes space for role in Postman Pat

It's not a star role, but Professor Brian Cox has landed a part in children's TV show Postman Pat.
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The coverage of Monday's meeting between the Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister.

Daily Mail accused of sexism over 'Legs-it' front page

A national newspaper is facing accusations of sexism after publishing a front page picture of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon under the headline "Who won Legs-it!".
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Donald Trump with his Apprentice team

Entertainment TV good for populist politicians

TV shows like Bake Off and X-Factor fuelled Brexit, according to new research.

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Just big boned?

Genetic explanation for obesity

Obese people who say 'It's my genes' may be telling the truth after scientists discovered 80 different genetic conditions suffered by the massively overweight.
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The target could save up to 11,000 more lives a year

NHS to roll out 28-day cancer diagnosis target from April next year

A new target to diagnose cancer within 28 days is to be rolled out across the NHS from next April.
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Viagra use is high in Fylde

Plans to make Viagra available over the counter unveiled

Viagra could be made available from pharmacies under plans to scrap the need for a prescription.
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