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Sight risk warning over Hallowe’en contact lenses

People are being warned not to play ‘Russian roulette’ with their vision by wearing Hallowe’en-themed contact lenses.

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Oliver Dall will open his shop next month

COUNTY NEWS: Scrolls fly in for jobs at Harry Potter shop

Enchanting job applications have been flooding in ahead of the opening of a new wizarding shop next month.

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Smartphone confusion

Millions of Brits baffled by half the functions on their smartphone

Brits are spending millions of pounds a year on tech - with features they NEVER use, according to research.

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Keeping your pets safe

Expert advice on keeping your pets safe after the clocks change

The clocks are set to go back on Sunday, October 29, at 2am – but you don’t need to wait until then to see a difference in the days, as winter is on its way.

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Video: Paddington’s Pop-Up London uneiled ahead of latest movie

Paddington’s Pop-Up London was unveiled at London Bridge City by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Paddington 2 filmmakers and cast members Hugh Bonneville, Simon Farnaby, Rosie Allison, Alexandra Ferguson-Derbyshire, Michael Bond’s daughter Karen Jankel and local school children.

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Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Hit ITV dating show Take Me Out is looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ to appear in a new over 50s special.

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COUNTY NEWS: Record-breaking Howl-O-Ween event for Sussex dogs

COUNTY NEWS: Record-breaking Howl-O-Ween event for Sussex dogs

A fundraising festival for dogs will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most dogs in bandanas next weekend.
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Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks to roast, boil and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.

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Retailers criticised for selling ‘sickening’  Hallowe’en costumes

Retailers criticised for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have criticised retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Thousands of women share stories of sexual assault with #MeToo campaign

Thousands of women share stories of sexual assault with #MeToo campaign

Social media was dominated by stories of sexual assault and harassment yesterday after thousands of women took to Twitter and Facebook to show the extent of the problem with the #MeToo campaign.

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Lost cat - one of the 999 calls received

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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Slimming world suing Aldi over their ‘copycat’ diet meals

Slimming world suing Aldi over their ‘copycat’ diet meals

Slimming World has threatened Aldi with legal action after it accused the supermarket of copying the dieting groups branded ready meals.

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Storm warning

Everything you need to know about Storm Ophelia

With Tropical Storm Ophelia currently over parts of the UK, travel operators are warning for disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

Better stay indoors, folks. It’s Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

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No Bra Day and World Egg Day

It’s National No Bra Day AND World Egg Day - who comes up with this stuff?

There’s simply not enough days in the year.

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Donna Pirie is putting her luxury 6 bedroom house up for grabs in a Christmas competition in hope to raise money for charity. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Snap up a £1.7m mansion for just £25

A £1.7 million six-bedroom Georgian mansion, with a nine-hole golf course and 32 acres, is being offered as a competition prize.

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Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.

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Nosferatu

HALLOWE’EN: The ultimate horror movie quiz

Do you know your Texas Chainsaw Massacre from your Amityville Horror?

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Declining male fertility needs urgent action

Declining male fertility needs urgent action

Declining sperm counts and a doubling of the rate of testicular cancer over the last few decades could be a timebomb for the human race, scientists have claimed.

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National Coming Out Day

It’s National Coming Out Day, so why is it still so difficult to come out as LGBT?

Coming out has never been easy yet with more openly LGBT people in Britain than ever before campaigners are looking for more understanding on what it takes to come out.

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