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Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

Health

Storm Chris threatens to end heatwave with heavy rain and gales possible

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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The full list of 43 frozen foods recalled from Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and more due to the listeria outbreak

Supermarket chains including Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi have been forced to remove dozens of items from sale, following an outbreak of listeria.

Business
The top 40 weird 'crimes' you did not know you were committing

The top 40 weird ‘crimes’ you did not know you were committing

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including using a vacuum on a Sunday afternoon and pocketing incorrect change.

Crime

Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Crime
The forgotten generation

The Forgotten Generation: Children in West Sussex have no knowledge of grandparents’ skills

Children from across West Sussex have no knowledge or interest in what their grandparents did for a living, or what they used to do before they retired, according to the results of a nationwide survey.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

Arts
NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Changes in names

Parents turn to baby names like Faith and Hope to get them through uncertain times

Parents are turning to virtuous baby names such as Faith and Hope to boost their moods during turbulent and uncertain times, a study has found.

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Product warning

Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk

A range of portable dehumidifiers have been recalled due to a risk that they catch fire.

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Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 revealed – with a ‘royal influence’

Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 revealed – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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Top tips to prevent burglars ruining your Christmas

Top tips to prevent burglars ruining your Christmas

As we wind down for the festive break, that’s a sign for the nation’s burglars to step up their activities.

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B&Q issue urgent recall for ‘fire risk’ remote control plugs

B&Q issue urgent recall for ‘fire risk’ remote control plugs

B&Q have issued an urgent recall for a batch of remote control on/off plug adapters which could pose a potential fire risk.

Business
Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year.

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Product recall

Argos recall chair due to safety fears

Argus has recalled a range of chairs, which could unexpectedly break when sat upon.

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VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust, which has a Sussex base, have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Warning over fake Government grant scam

Warning over fake Government grant scam

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.

Crime
Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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