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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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Corbyn and May are proving popular among parents

New parents naming babies after politicians - with 'Corbyn' the hottest new name trend

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.
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The CasusGrill

Cardboard disposable barbecue aims to be a hit among eco-friendly grillers

A canny company have made the world's first biodegradable barbecue - made out of cardboard.

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Have you bought any of the sandwich fillers?

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury's has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.
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British folklore and fairy tales are at risk of dying out, say researchers

Goodbye Robin Hood, Nessy and King Arthur? British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’ as parents fail to pass them on

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren't passing them on to kids, it has emerged.
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Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone is 20 today.

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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The new car horn sounds like a quacking duck.

Quacking-duck car horn developed as alternative to angry honk

A quacking car horn designed to alert people to danger while reducing the cacophony of noise on city streets has been developed by sound experts.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released on June 26, 1997. Picture: PA.

Harry Potter fans celebrate anniversary of first book being published

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.

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What's your favourite part of a barbecue?

One in 10 Brits will attend more than 20 barbecues this summer

The weather might not always permit it but us Brits are a nation of barbecue lovers and now latest research has discovered that one in ten Brits will attend more than 20 barbecues this summer.

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Viewing pictures of cute puppies and bunnies 'can help put the spark back in a marriage'

Associating your partner with a cute picture of a puppy or a cuddly bunny could save your marriage, according to new research.

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The virtual fidget spinner.

How you can play with a fidget spinner on Google

You can sit at your desk and play with a fidget spinner virtually thanks to Google.
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Richard Ayoade is the show's host. Picture: Shutterstock.

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.

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Johnny Galecki, left, and Jim Parsons in a scene from The Big Bang Theory. Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming

'Geeky' traits more common in sons of older fathers, research finds

Sons of older fathers are more likely to display "geeky" traits such as high intelligence, obsessional interests, and not caring if they fit in, new research has shown.

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Can Kirstie and Phil help you?

Contestants wanted for Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It

Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, are on the search for homeowners who are in need of some hands-on help in renovating or relocating.

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One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

We’ve long been a nation of pet lovers but new research has revealed how much we really value them as one in five (20 per cent) would consider including their pet on their wedding day.
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Would you fancy trying one of these burgers?

Meat wars: Aldi announce 16oz steak for a fiver as Morrisons launch giant 1lb burger

Can your dad handle these big daddies?
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The wine decanter.

Thousands raised to produce decanter which keeps open wine fresh for weeks

A decanter which promises to keep open wine fresh for nearly two weeks has reached three times its fundraising target on Kickstarter.

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Do you use Kodi?

Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

TV media player Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network.
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Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found. Picture: PA.

Five dogs are stolen in the UK every day, research shows

Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found.

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