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Soap fans upset about shows being disrupted for football

Coronation Street and Emmerdale fans are outraged that both soaps have been ditched from two nights of this week's TV schedule to make way for football.

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Thrill-seekers can enjoy the 1,000ft long Labyrinth Challenge

World's longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course is coming to the north west

The world’s longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course, is hitting the North West in July.

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(Left to right) Ruby (Liv Hill), Holly (Molly Windsor), and Amber (Ria Zmitrowicz)

Rochdale drama Three Girls most-watched iPlayer show in May

Three Girls was the most-watched drama on BBC iPlayer in May.

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BT received the most customer complaints for its broadband and pay TV services

BT tops complaints table for broadband and pay TV customers

BT received the most customer complaints for its broadband and pay TV services, according to a quarterly table by regulator Ofcom.
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Counsellors said they had run more than 2,500 sessions in the last three years

Children seeking counselling after being branded 'terrorists'

Children as young as nine have asked for counselling after being described as "terrorists" by their schoolmates, the NSPCC has said.

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Waitrose undated handout photo of their chocolate mince pie as the supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists

Forget summer barbecues - Waitrose has just unveiled a chocolate mince pie

A supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists - the chocolate mince pie.

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The UK distributors of the gaming console, Amazon, Game and Nintendo UK, are not accepting any more pre orders after SNES fans snapped up the limited stock available.

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after UK distributors sold out of pre orders this morning.
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Facebook is saying thank-you

How Facebook is saying 'thank you' to 2 billion people

There are now two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook each month.

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Man hit by bus walks away with bruises

A pedestrian appeared to have a lucky escape after being struck down by an out-of-control bus as he crossed the road.

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield

Hillsborough: Duckenfield charged with manslaughter

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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Police are searching for the following wanted men across the north west of England.

MOST WANTED: Can you help find these wanted men?

Police are searching for the following wanted men across the north west of England.
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The extent of overcrowding and delays on Britain's rail network has been highlighted

Rail delays costing travellers millions of hours a year

Rail passengers suffer 54 million hours of delays a year because of problems such as signal and train failures, research shows.
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Witnesses PC Craig Nicholls (left) and PC Jonathan Wright arrive at the Old Bailey in London for the trial of Thomas Mair

Constables who tackled Jo Cox killer nominated for police bravery award

Two unarmed officers who tackled the murderer of Jo Cox have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award.

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Wimbledon using artificial intelligence to serve up enhanced highlights

Artificial intelligence will be used for the first time at this year's Wimbledon Championships to auto-generate video highlights.

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Not everyone was offended by the tutorial

BBC defends glitter boobs tutorial video

The BBC has defended its decision to create a video tutorial on how women can decorate their breasts with glitter.

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Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arriving in Vienna, Austria, with an RAF Voyager A330 in background

Using new ministerial jet for Charles's European tour may have cost £150,000

A ministerial jet converted from an RAF plane to help save money on official trips may have cost more than £150,000 to fly the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their European tour.

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The Globe Inn

UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Plastic waste and gannets at Bass Rock in Scotland

Greenpeace voyage highlights impact of plastic pollution on coastlines

A scientific voyage has uncovered the impact of plastic pollution on some of the UK's most treasured seas, beaches and wildlife.

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A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits

Third of motorists think driving test changes insufficient, poll finds

A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits.

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Back in the day& (Pic: Lloyds Banking Group Archives & Museum)

The ATM at 50: how a hole in the wall changed the world

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday.

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