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Four in five kids feel social media companies are failing to protect them

Social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect young adults - according to the children themselves.

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No flash required: ‘belfie’ trend sees backsides bared at beauty spots

Feeling confident enough to take a 'belfie'? That's a bum selfie if you don't already know and it's the latest selfie taking trend to come from Instagram.

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The RAC warned drivers to expect delays on Friday

Drivers warned to expect delays as holidaymakers take to the roads

More than 10 million leisure journeys are expected on Britain's roads between Friday and Monday as motorists embark on a getaway for the May Day bank holiday.

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Children should be encouraged to read aloud

Children 'should read aloud and chat about books to aid language skills'

Children should be encouraged to read aloud and talk about books with friends to help improve their language skills, it has been suggested.

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Get rid of your paper notes

There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.
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Is Napercise the next big thing?

Introducing the 40 winks workout

A new health and fitness class has launched this week that consists of nothing but climbing into bed and having a sleep.

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Waiting for the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 trainers

Fever for Kanye West trainers sees fans brave chill to sleep in queue

Trainer addicts have been queuing up and braving the unseasonably chilly April nights in hopes of bagging a pair of shoes designed by American rapper Kanye West.

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Fewer homes are for sale

Estate agents report dwindling number of homes for sale

The number of homes on estate agents' books dwindled to a record low in March - meaning there are now around 10 house hunters for every available property.

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Amazon will open this year

1,200 jobs in store at new Amazon warehouse in Warrington

Online retail giant Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new warehouse.

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Are you confident in spotting a scam?

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate?

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Apology: Orlando Bloom

Radio 1 apology over Orlando Bloom 'pikey' comment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has apologised after Orlando Bloom used the word "pikey" on his breakfast show.

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The bill is not as big as once claimed by the Leave campaign

How much money does the UK pay to the EU?

The UK makes a net contribution to the EU of around £199 million a week, according to the latest official estimates.

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Experts have claimed link between saturated fat and heart disease is just 'plain wrong'

Controversial claims that saturated fats do not cause heart disease condemned by specialists

Three experts have argued that there is little evidence linking saturated fat consumption with heart disease.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May accused of ignoring Muslim voters by holding election during Ramadan

Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of ignoring Muslim voters in the General Election by scheduling it during Ramadan.

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Comedian Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle coming back to BBC with fresh comedy probing topical news

Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle is returning to the BBC with a topical news comedy show.

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You'll never have to leave the house for McDonald's again

McDonald's delivery service is actually happening - and soon

'McDeliveries' of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets could be up and running by the summer.

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Delayed, but are you due compensation?

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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Jack Russell becomes 'Jane' following gender reassignment surgery

Dog undergoes unique gender reassignment surgery

It was a complex and time-consuming operation for award-winning veterinary surgeon Ross Allan at The Pets’n’Vets Roundhouse Vet hospital on the southside, who has just succesfully performed gender reassignment surgery on a Jack Russell Terrier.
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Trish Deykin loved her job as a crime scene investigator when she began to experience unexplained symptoms that increasingly interfered with her work.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers welcome potential breakthrough

Multiple sclerosis sufferers have welcomed a potential breakthrough in finding treatments for the devastating condition.

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Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

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