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Top 20 lies parents tell their children

Six in ten (60 per cent) British parents are telling porkies to their children on a daily basis and a majority (89 per cent) of parents believe telling ‘white lies’ is the secret to successful parenting, according to new research released today which reveals the top 20 untruths mums and dads tell youngsters.

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Berget Lewis

X Factor viewers believe they have found their winner

X Factor viewers joked that "everyone else can go home" after contestant Berget Lewis wowed with a dazzling first audition.

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October meteor showers - how to watch them near you

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Dr Nasser Kurdy, was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his neck following the assault outside the Altrincham Islamic Centre

Hate crime investigation after surgeon stabbed in neck in Greater Manchester

A surgeon has been stabbed on his way to a mosque by attackers who shouted "abusive" comments, according to a Muslim community leader.

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Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

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Couple caught romping on CCTV in Domino's warned they could face jail

A couple caught on CCTV having sex in a Domino's takeaway have been warned they are facing the possibility of a custodial sentence.
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Clear your diary - the world might end tomorrow!

Clear your diaries folks - we have a big day tomorrow (Saturday, September 23), when all life as we know it may end.

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Lancashire recommends... places to go for dessert

From pubs, bars and cafes, here are the top five places to go for dessert, as voted by readers.

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A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated

Parasitic worm poses 'significant threat' to UK dogs

A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated has been described as a "significant threat" to dogs in the UK, after it was found in three pets that had recently returned from Europe.

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Oliver was the most popular boys name last year

Top 20 baby names for boys in England and Wales

Here are the top 20 baby names for boys in England and Wales in 2016:
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Olivia was the top name for a girl last year

Top 20 baby names for girls in England and Wales

Here are the top 20 baby names for girls in England and Wales in 2016:

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Do you have one of these coins?

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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Craig Dawick, 25, kicked, punched and stamped on eight-month-old Leyton Dawick

Sadistic dad who battered teething baby to death is jailed

A man who carried out the "sadistic" murder of his baby son because he could not stand him crying has been jailed for life.

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Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".
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Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components

Bomb components found in 'frequently bought together' section on Amazon

Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components while innocently purchasing other items, an investigation has revealed.

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Michael Base (left), 72, and Betfred Staff Jack Bell (centre) and Jamie Scales

Betting shop workers 'saved life' of pensioner after he failed to place £1 bet

A pensioner who collapsed at home alone was saved by two betting shop workers who noticed he had failed to place his twice-daily £1 bet.

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EuroMillions win

Lancashire man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw

A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr. A from West Lancashire, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.
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Police operation in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing

Parsons Green terror attack suspects fostered by 'the same British couple'

Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed.

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Caesar is three years old

Owners asked vet to put three-year-old cat down ‘because it had fleas’

A family asked vets to put their pet cat to sleep - because it had FLEAS.

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