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Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Coronation Street fan Vic Reeves 'made up' over landing role in his favourite soap

Comic Vic Reeves will be making his life "complete" with a starring role in Coronation Street.

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The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet cast in a promo shot outside "Thornley Manor", which they worked on while staying at The Barley Mow pub

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fans bid to save country pub which featured in series

Fans of 1980s television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet have received a welcome boost in their bid to save a country pub which featured prominently in the second series of the comedy drama.

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Vic Reeves Big Night Out returns to TV for bizarre BBC2 special

Vic and Bob are returning to their roots to bring back surreal stage show Vic Reeves Big Night Out.

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Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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Hitler's face can apparently be seen in this picture of a washing board in Glasgow

Hitler's face appears on draining board

A dad had a Nazi surprise when he saw the face of Adolf Hitler lying on his kitchen draining board.
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M&S ‘cock-up’ with National Vegetarian Week recipe - which contains chicken

Marks and Spencer has upset thousands of its veggie customers by celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a link to recipes - including CHICKEN.
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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Doctors said the growing popularity of sushi in the West is linked to a rise in parasitic infections. Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA.

Sushi lovers warned of health risks of eating raw fish

Sushi lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish.

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You will soon need a login and password to use the BBC iPlayer.

BBC announces password will be needed to access iPlayer content within weeks

Users of the iPlayer will need to enter a password to access the online catch-up service within the next few weeks, the BBC has announced.
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Will you be getting one of the 3310s? Picture: Shutterstock.

Nokia announce release date for new 3310 in UK

It's official: the new and improved Nokia 3310 is set to be relaunched on May 24 this year.
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Surgeon calls for warning labels after steep rise in 'avocado hand' cases

An eminent plastic surgeon has suggested that avocados should carry warning labels following a rise in the number of knife injuries from cutting into the fruit.
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Photo issued by Staffordshire Police of Evha Jannath, who has been named as the 11-year-old who died at the Drayton Manor Theme Park.

Family devastated over loss of 'beautiful little girl' on school trip to theme park

The family of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who died at a theme park have said they are "devastated that we will not see our beautiful little girl again".

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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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Theme park remains closed after girl, 11, dies in water ride fall

Drayton Manor Theme Park will remain shut on Wednesday as a mark of respect after an 11-year-old schoolgirl died after falling from a water ride.
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Shirley Ballas has been confirmed as the new head judge on Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: PA.

'Queen of Latin' Shirley Ballas gets Strictly Come Dancing head judge role

Shirley Ballas has been confirmed as the new head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

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