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Pictures and Video: Woman of the Year

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO – by Laura Elvin One of Britain’s most talented jewellers who makes intricate masterpieces despite having no FINGERS has been crowned ’Woman of the Year’. Annette Gabbedey, 48, creates delicate rings and bracelets, glittering with precious diamonds and opals in her workshop. But the expert goldsmith does not have any special tools [...]


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Drunken Swine: Pig Handed Booze Ban

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Sam Blewett A pig which lives in a pub has been given the chop from the bar and slapped with a booze ban – after it started robbing pints and HEADBUTTING punters. The micro-pig called Frances Bacon eats, sleeps and drinks at her owner’s inn but  started ‘minesweeping’ [...]


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New Study Reveals What Brits Consider to be Risky

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NEWS COPY A reserved Brit’s idea of being a ‘risk taker’ involves not locking your car, internet shopping after one glass too many and not bothering to use sun tan lotion. A study, carried out among 2,000 Brits, also found that many see sitting in first class with a standard ticket and booking a holiday [...]


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The average life of a family car

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NEWS COPY The average family car will travel 59,814 miles, suffer 12 dents and scratches – and be home to 36 family arguments, a study by car finance experts revealed yesterday. Car Loan 4U found that for the six years the average family will use the same car, it will also be used to go [...]


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A Third of Burglaries in England and Wales are Committed by Children

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NEWS COPY – by Liam Corcoran A third of burglaries in England and Wales are committed by CHILDREN, according to new statistics. Researchers found that of 291,567 burglaries where an offender was caught, 95,872 – or 32 per cent – were aged under 18. It was also revealed that of the total 1,068,901 burglaries committed [...]


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Top 20: The things that keep us awake at night

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A snoring partner, battling with a cold and worrying about finances are among the top reasons Brits can’t get to sleep, new research has shown. Researchers who studied 2,000 adults found a whopping nine in ten are consistently plagued with disturbed or sleepless nights – mostly due to anxiety and worrying. Money concerns proved to [...]


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Smugglers Jailed for Importing Enough Cannabis to get Britain Stoned

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Ben Cusack A pair of smugglers have been jailed for importing enough cannabis to get EVERY person in the British Isles stoned. Steven McDonald, 32, and John Wright, 66, were part of a crime syndicate that brought in 28 tonnes of cannabis over seven years – enough for [...]


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Banksy Makes Home Owners Life a Misery

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – By Alisha Rouse The owner of a property where Banksy daubed his ‘Spybooth’ artwork claims the mural has made his life a misery. David Possee could have expected a windfall after the work was sprayed onto the side of his end-of-terrace property near the Government’s GCHQ listening post. But after the [...]


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Ingredients for Domestic Bliss

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The key to domestic bliss is four meals together a week, more than one tablet and a Netflix account, it emerged yesterday. A study into the home lives of 2,000 British families explored the aspects that lead to a happy family life and found making the effort to eat together, a trip away every few [...]


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The Happiest Days of our Life Revealed

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NEWS COPY The happiest year of our life occurs when we turn 34, new research reveals. A detailed study of 2,000 over 40s commissioned by home security specialist Yale, asked people to reflect on their levels of happiness through different stages of life and compiled the key factors for each decade. Results showed age 34 [...]


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