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The £14 Primark shoes that are ‘identical’ to £650 Valentino heels

If you like to live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget prepare yourself for Primark's latest offering that'll bring some high end fashion to your wardrobe.

Lifestyle
Have you got one of the books?

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

Arts
Can you help get the cuddly toys home?

Airport seeks to reunite lost teddies with their owners

An airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels.

Family
Have any of your favourites been used as inspiration?

Which TV shows, films and celebrities inspired baby names?

Life imitated art for parents in England and Wales last year, as baby names inspired by TV shows and celebrities proved popular.
Family
Did your baby's name make the list?

These are the most popular names for babies born in 2016

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

Family
Do you have one of these 1 coins?

The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

Offbeat
Concerns have been raised about injuries caused by Nerf guns.

Top doctors raise concerns over Nerf gun eye injuries

Top eye specialists have warned of serious injuries that can be caused by popular kids toy, the Nerf gun.

Health
Craig David.

Why Googling singer Craig David could get you into trouble

Craig David is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK, according to cybersecurity giant McAfee.
Crime
11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

11 sure signs that Christmas is on the way

It feels like just moments ago that the summer holidays were starting.

Offbeat
Fancy your chances at this?

New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

News
Are you partial to a festive tipple?

Aldi launches budget friendly wine advent calendar

If you’re partial to a festive drink or two throughout December you'll be able to raise a toast with every calendar door.

Lifestyle
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It’s 4pm Finish Day - cheers!

Looking forward to the weekend? Gearing up for hitting the pub after your 6am - 2pm shift? Unlucky. Today is, apparently, National 4pm Finish Day.
Offbeat
Are you partial to a cider?

‘Perfect’ weather means it will be a vintage cider season

Apple growers say 'perfect' weather conditions in 2017 have made for a bumper crop for making cider.

Lifestyle

Campaign for parmo to get EU protected status - despite Brexit

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure EU-protected status for the world-famous parmo.
Teesside
Nutmeg the cat

North East cat thought to be world's oldest dies

A cat thought to be the oldest in the world has died.
Offbeat 1
Sir Bruce died last month.

It would be nice to see you, to see you nice! Should there be a Sir Bruce Forsyth statue?

He made thousands of people smile throughout his long career - but do you think there should be a statue to remember Sir Bruce Forsyth?
Offbeat
The new pound coins were released earlier this year.

There’s only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

Business
Let us know when you see a new 10.

Jane Austen £10 banknote enters circulation

A new £10 banknote celebrating Jane Austen has entered circulation and will start to show up in people's pockets in the coming days and weeks.

Business

Did you see PEK Man taking part in the Great North Run?

As the Great North Run rolls around every year, you think you've seen all of the costumes before.
Offbeat
Kate Winslet will be lending her talents to the show.

Kids’ classic the Moomins is coming back with an amazing A-List cast

Everyone's favourite trolls are being brought back to life for the small screen and an all-star cast has just been announced.

News
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