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Children in Need 2017: Your wore spots and raised lots

If you've been out and about today you might have spotted some yellow ears and mutli-coloured spots.

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The last posting dates for British troops abroad have been announced.

When are the last Christmas posting dates for troops aboard?

December is just around the corner and your Christmas shopping is well underway.

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Will you be watching Children in Need tomorrow?

Everything you need to know about Children in Need 2017

The BBC's annual fundraising extravaganza is back. Children In Need returns tomorrow night for an evening of entertainment with celebrity guests and exclusive music and TV previews.

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What's your dream beer flavour?

Competition opens for beer lovers to have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Santa will be waiting to receive your letters!

When is the last date for posting your children's letters to Santa?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas. it's time to get those all-important lists in.

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When will the old £10 note stop being legal tender?

The Bank of England has revealed the date for when the old £10 will cease to be legal tender.

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What's the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?

How will you celebrate World Kindness Day?

What does kindness mean to you?
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What's your worst Christmas party excuse?

The most unbelievable reasons for calling in sick after the work Christmas party

Yes, we know, it’s barely November, but already plans are afoot for the office Christmas party - and the day after.

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Sarah Norfolk had been drinking wine and beer.

These are the things which make up our perfect Friday night

Heating on, curtains drawn, a Chinese takeaway and two episodes of a Netflix series have been revealed as elements of the perfect Friday night, according to Britons.

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The Bear and The Hare was a popular advert in 2013.

What's your favourite John Lewis ad of the past?

Today officially marks the start of the Christmas season as this year's John Lewis advert is launched.

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Antonio Carluccio, who has died at the age of 80, his agent has said

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80.
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Do you know what you can and can't recycle?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what not to recycle

Brits could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Parrington Bear, the star of the M&S Christmas advert. Picture: PA/StudioCanal

Paddington Bear was 'illegal immigrant who pioneered racial equality', finds Sunderland academic

Paddington Bear was an early pioneer of racial equality who offered a fresh perspective on British life, a university academic has said.
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Does Trump being in power put you off?

Quarter of UK travellers less likely to visit US with Trump in power

More than a quarter (27%) of UK holidaymakers say they are less likely to visit the US while Donald Trump remains president, a survey has found.

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How much do you know about Guy Fawkes?

Eight facts about Guy Fawkes, the man behind the effigy

Every British schoolchild knows that the Bonfire Night celebrations of November 5 commemorate the events of November 1605, when Guy Fawkes was arrested for his part in the Gunpowder Plot.

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Photo issued by Airbnb of a newspaper and pot of coffee inside the LEGO house in Billund, Denmark, as Airbnb announced it is partnering with LEGO to offer the chance for one lucky family to sleep in the newly opened house.

Lego hosts sleepover at very special Airbnb

Lego is having a sleepover at its newly-opened Lego House in Denmark.

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Christmas shopping

7 things to remember when you start your Christmas shopping

Those festive special offers might look tempting, but a little bit of preparation now could help you avoid costly shopping regrets.
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The spook-tacular Halloween costumes that really gave us a scare

We really have seen it all during this year's Halloween season.

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When do you plan to put the tree up?

When should you put your Christmas tree and decorations up?

For many Christmas loving Brits it’s time to start considering when the Christmas decorations will go up, but when is the correct time to start the festivities?

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate 70 years of marriage later this month.

What's your secret to a happy marriage?

Respect, humour and sharing problems are the keys to wedded bliss, according to the British public.
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