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Fire risk warning over Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda tumble dryers

A tumble dryer manufacturer has identified a potential concern with two types of tumble dryers in its range.
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Neil Fingleton, left, is reported to have died.

Tributes paid to Game of Thrones star and Britain's tallest man after he dies at 36

Game of Thrones giant Neil Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, has died at the age of 36.
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Brian Matthew has presented Radio 2's Saturday morning staple Sounds of the Sixties for 27 years.

'That's your lot' says Sound of the Sixties presenter Brian Matthew as he signs off for last time

Radio 2 presenter Brian Matthew has said he is "saddened to leave" as he signed off as host of the long-running Sound Of The Sixties programme.

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Workers can take advantage of the way Easter falls this year.

How to enjoy 18 days off this Easter by using just nine days' holiday

With Christmas holidays now a distant memory and March just round the corner, a prolonged break from work may seem like just wishful thinking.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in The Walking Dead.

Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan blasts complaint which led to ban of 'racist' t-shirt from Primark

An actor whose famous line is at the centre of a "racist" t-shirt row has blasted the customer who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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Make sure you don't fall victim to the scam.

‘Can you hear me?’: Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in the North East are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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The t-shirt.

Petition launched to return 'racist' Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after customer's complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a "racist" Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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What are your plans for half term?

Five tips to keep the kids occupied during half term

Can you believe it's here already? Another half-term holiday ...

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An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than 16billion a year in formal childcare costs.

Grandparents save working families £1,786 a year in childcare costs

An army of grandparents are saving parents more than £16billion a year in childcare costs.

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Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available on the Switch.

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

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David Cassidy pictured during his heyday. Picture: PA.

Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Former teenage heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.
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The t-shirt is being removed from sale.

Primark pulls 'shocking' and 'racist' Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after customer's angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded "fantastically offensive" and "racist" by an angry shopper.
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Steve Hewlett died this morning surrounded by his family. Picture: Pixabay.

Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett has died at the age of 58.

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Will you be getting an iPhone 8? Picture: Shutterstock.

5 reasons facial recognition on the iPhone 8 would be a terrible idea

Rumours surfaced last week that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition software, with some analysts predicting the firm will forgo Touch ID in favour of unlocking phones via facial recognition.
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Is there a film that makes you feel young again? Picture: Pixabay.

The top 10 films that make Brits feel young again

We've all got that one movie that makes us remember our childhood - but what do you watch when you want to take a trip back to your youth?

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Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley. Picture: Channel 5/PA.

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.
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Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2million on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

Business
The new tipple is available at Asda from this week. Picture: Asda.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.
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The Scottish SPCA has blamed so-called "black dog syndrome". Picture: SSPCA.

Knitters take the leads in bid to brighten chances of black dogs being adopted

Colourful jackets are being knitted for black dogs who are overlooked for adoption because of the colour of their fur.

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