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Airline makes refund pledge if it can't cure passengers who are afraid of flying

An airline has pledged to cure passengers who are afraid of flying or refund their air fare.

Transport
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Morrisons cheers 'especially strong' Christmas and New Year sales

Supermarket Morrisons has said it enjoyed an "especially strong" festive season as it posted a 2.1% hike in sales after keeping a lid on price rises for cash-strapped shoppers.

Business
Brenda Blenthyn, who stars as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in ITV's Vera

Vera fans complain about 'awful' North East accents as detective series returns to TV

Detective drama Vera has been criticised by viewers who claim the North East accents on the programme are not accurate and can be "tough to hear".

TV and Film
Have you booked your holiday yet?

Travel firms ready for busiest day as Britons book 2018 bookings

Saturday is set to be the busiest day of the year for travel firms as thousands of people book trips after returning to work following the festive period.

Travel
Newcastle United coach Peter Beardsley.

Peter Beardsley under investigation after bullying allegation made at Newcastle

Newcastle have launched an investigation after an allegation of bullying was made against Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley.
Newcastle United
Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child.

Queen's granddaughter Zara and husband Mike Tindall expecting second child

The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child, a spokeswoman for the couple has said.

News
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Average person will start (and fail) 189 diets in their lifetime

The average Briton will start - and fail - a staggering 189 diets in their lifetime, according to a new study.

Health
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Poll: Aldi rakes in £10billion with record Christmas sales - where do you prefer to shop?

Aldi raked in over £10billion in sales last year for the first time after notching up record sales over Christmas as festive shoppers snapped up luxury products and cut-price vegetables.
Business
Will you be searching for a white Creme Egg?

Hunt is on as Cadbury hatches secret white chocolate Creme Egg

Cadbury has produced a white chocolate version of its Easter Creme Egg for the first time - but consumers will not know if they have bought one until they unwrap it.

Offbeat
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How to double your days off work in 2018

With most workers now back to it after the festivities, many minds will be turning to their next lot of time off - and tactical holiday planning can pay dividends.
Offbeat
A screen grab from the Ticketmaster Platinum website.

Ban on Ticketmaster's claims that Platinum tickets are 'best available'

Claims by Ticketmaster that its Platinum tickets are the best available have been banned after a watchdog found they offered no tangible benefits compared with general seats.

Business
There is a spike in the number of couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

'Divorce Day' looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split

Lawyers have dubbed January 8 "Divorce Day" because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.

Family
An earlier blue moon

Blue Moon to follow spectacular Wolf Moon, ending winter supermoon trio

Skygazers were treated to "the biggest and brightest" supermoon of the year as it rose across Britain on New Year's Day.

News
How soon would you buy your Easter eggs?

Shoppers bemused as Easter Eggs start to appear on supermarket shelves

The Christmas chocolate tubs are barely off the shelves but supermarkets are already replacing them with Easter eggs, to shoppers' bemusement.

Offbeat
How many of these are you guilty of?

These are the top 50 ways to slack off work

British workers have revealed the top 50 ways they secretly slack off - including 'tactical' toilet breaks, booking meeting rooms for a gossip, and taking compassionate leave for fictional funerals.

Offbeat
You'll be doing a few rounds of laundry this year ...

This is how many household chores the average Brit will do this year

More than half of Britons are feeling completely overwhelmed by the prospect of a new year of work commitments, household chores and life admin.

Offbeat
Children are consuming at least three unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, on average. Picture: PA.

Sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks 'fuelling obesity epidemic among children'

Half the sugar consumed by children comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to a campaign that suggests parents look out for snacks of no more than 100 calories at a time.

Health
Rail passengers travelling on the first working day of 2018 are being hit with the largest fare rise in five years.

10 key questions on the annual increase in rail fares

Passengers on Britain's railways are facing the largest increase in fares for five years.

Transport
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has declared his party is "staking out the new centre ground" in British politics and he is leading a "government in waiting" during his new year message. Picture by: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn says he's 'waiting' to create a new future for our 'fantastic country' in New Year message

Jeremy Corbyn has declared Labour is "staking out the new centre ground" in British politics and he is leading a "government in waiting".

Politics
File picture of Adam Thomas, as pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk, featuring former the Emmerdale star in the title role, were cancelled at the last minute. Picture by Ian West/PA Wire

Anger after North East pantomime featuring Emmerdale star Adam Thomas closes down early without warning

Pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk were cancelled at the last minute.
Theatre and Comedy
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