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Why binge-watching box sets could be seriously damaging your health

Binge-watching box sets like 'The Walking Dead' could leave you feeling like a zombie yourself, according to new research.
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Dice

Fluffy dice, and nine other ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

These are the ten most common mistakes drivers make that could invalidate your car insurance.

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Some of the painted rocks. Picture: Jeni McAuley.

This fun family activity is taking the North East by storm - here's how you can get involved

It's August - and we've all been there.

Family 1
What's your dream crisp flavour?

25 dream crisp flavours - as chosen by you

You came in your dozens yesterday to react to the news that Walkers Crisps may be discontinuing a popular flavour from its range.

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Nutella B-ready bar

Nutella to launch new chocolate snack bar

Sweet news for chocoholics, Nutella have announced the launch of a new chocolate, biscuit snack bar set to launch in stores this September.
Business
Which flavour should go?

Walkers threaten to scrap salt and vinegar and prawn cocktail crisps

Crisps fans aren't going to be happy about this news.
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What makes up your ideal pub?

This is what Britain's ideal pub looks like

What features would make up your dream pub?

Lifestyle 2
How often do you change your password? Picture: PA.

My password advice drives people b@n@n@s, IT expert admits

The IT expert responsible for suggesting people use complex passwords and change them regularly says he regrets the advice - adding it "drives people bananas".

News
What's the going rate for the tooth fairy in your house?

How much does the tooth fairy pay children in the North East?

Just how much are your little ones' pearly whites worth?

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Will you be selecting your team today?

Today is ‘Fantasy Football Day’ - have you remembered to pick your team?

Today has been named Fantasy Football Day.
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Do you fancy appearing on Take Me Out?

Take Me Out looking for singletons for new series

Ever fancied being on TV? Well if you're single and looking for love, now's your chance!
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Mollie King has been announced as the first celebrity for Strictly Come Dancing's new series. Picture: PA.

Singer Mollie King revealed as first contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

The Saturdays singer Mollie King has promised to put her all into her performances on Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

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The Channel 4 documentary aired last night. Picture: PA.

Diana video tapes documentary divides opinion among newspaper critics

The Channel 4 documentary about the late Diana, Princess of Wales, has divided opinion among commentators with reviews ranging from "trashy" to "heartbreaking".

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Would you be interested in applying for The Button?

Could your family star in new BBC game show The Button?

Families and friends are being sought to take part in a new TV show.
News
Nearly two-thirds of schoolchildren will lose or damage their school uniform or equipment within the first term of the new academic year, research suggests.

Most schoolchildren 'will lose or damage uniform in new term'

Nearly two-thirds of schoolchildren will lose or damage their school uniform or equipment within the first term of the new academic year, research suggests.
Education 3
Co-Operative Funeralcare photo of their new rainbow hearse in Brighton, with Richard Miller, which is being unveiled at the Brighton Pride festival on Saturday.

Funeral firm unveils rainbow hearse at Pride festival

A new hearse painted in the colours of the rainbow has been unveiled at a leading UK Pride festival.

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Do you know what to look for when you're buying travel insurance?

You’re not covered if you’re drunk - 5 things you need to know about buying travel insurance

Travel insurance is as vital to a summer holiday as a passport but more and more of us taking the financial risk by not buying the right cover.

Travel
Have you checked your ticket yet?

Lottery players urged to check for £52m jackpot Euromillions ticket

Somewhere in the UK is a EuroMillions ticket that could make the lucky holder as rich as Ed Sheeran or Gareth Bale - but the £51.7 million jackpot remains unclaimed after a week.
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Robert Hardy has died at the age of 91, his family said. Picture: PA.

Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy dies aged 91

Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy has died at the age of 91, his family has said.

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