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Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid?

It's said that a growing number of people meet their life partners at weddings - so if you're looking for Mr Right, this new TV show could be for you.

TV and Film

New 12-sided £1 coin to edge out old round pound

A new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation on Tuesday, as it starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years.

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‘Tough Mudder” and ‘Spartan Race’ participants seek out pain to cope with stress, study claims

Tough mudders and extreme athletes are actually seeking out pain as a way of escaping the anxieties of modern life, according to scientists.

News
The Yellow Pages is something else which was once so common place, and now seems so bizarre today

Owning a car, carrying cash and other things becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ in modern life

Owning a car is becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ as it carrying cash, according to new research.

News
The toy has been recalled.

Toy recalled due to safety risk from batteries

The British distributor of a childrens’ toy has taken steps to recall the product, warning that there is a risk of injury if owners attempt to change the battery.
Business
Buckfast Easter egg package

Buckfast Easter egg expected to sell thousands

An off-licence is set to make a fast buck has been flooded with orders for its tonic wine-themed Easter eggs.

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Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their minds.
Family
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Britain’s most stupid legal high as children sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain's daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed today.
Health 1
The leggings have been recalled.

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.
Business
How will you spoil your mum this Mother's Day? Picture: Pixabay.

These are the top 10 most popular Mother's Day purchases

Mother's Day is just around the corner - and if you've left it a little bit late to go shopping, we have plenty of ideas for you.

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What will you be doing on Mother's Day?

Nearly a third of Brits won’t see mums on Mother's Day

Nearly a third of all Brits will NOT see their mums this Mothering Sunday and almost half will not even send a card, according to a poll.
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The new Wi-Fi would enable you to download 60 films a second.

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every SECOND - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.
News 1

Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint

The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week.

Business 3
Only one out of 28 food categories are on track to meet 2017 salt reduction targets, a survey has found. Pic: PA.

Salt survey reveals which foods are failing to meet reduction targets

Only one out of 28 food categories are on track to meet 2017 salt reduction targets, a survey has found.
Health 2
Dame Vera Lynn's image was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover to celebrate her 100th birthday. Pic: PA.

Dame Vera Lynn's face appears on white cliffs of Dover as she turns 100

There were no bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover as Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 today, but they received a makeover of a different kind.

Nostalgia 1
The Northern Lights over St Mary's Lighthouse near Whitley Bay. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Pictures which prove you don't have to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights

Sky watchers seeking a Northern Lights display often think their best chance lies in Iceland.
Arts 2
Asda has withdrawn a range of ready meals.

Asda withdraws ready meals range after disagreement with Slimming World

Supermarket giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World.

News 4
Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding who have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off. Picture: PA.

Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4's choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is "lunacy or genius".

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Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the new host of Blind Date.

Paul O'Grady to host Blind Date comeback on Channel 5

Paul O'Grady has been confirmed as the host of Blind Date when it returns later this year.

TV and Film
#BeforeTheInternet is trending on Twitter.

#BeforeTheInternetExisted - nine top tweets on the trending hashtag

It harks back to the days when hashtags didn’t actually exist.

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