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Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".

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Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components

Bomb components found in 'frequently bought together' section on Amazon

Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components while innocently purchasing other items, an investigation has revealed.

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Michael Base (left), 72, and Betfred Staff Jack Bell (centre) and Jamie Scales

Betting shop workers 'saved life' of pensioner after he failed to place £1 bet

A pensioner who collapsed at home alone was saved by two betting shop workers who noticed he had failed to place his twice-daily £1 bet.

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EuroMillions win

Lancashire man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw

A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr. A from West Lancashire, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.
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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary

Ryanair publishes cancellation list amid scrapped flights ‘mess’

Ryanair has published details of flights cancelled up to the end of next month.

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Police operation in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing

Parsons Green terror attack suspects fostered by 'the same British couple'

Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed.

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Caesar is three years old

Owners asked vet to put three-year-old cat down ‘because it had fleas’

A family asked vets to put their pet cat to sleep - because it had FLEAS.

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A dog which had to be rescued by a specialist firefighter

Expert firefighter called to rescue tiny 'chug' dog stuck in biscuit jar

A tiny dog had to be rescued by a specialist firefighter when it got its head stuck in a biscuit jar.

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An injured woman is assisted by a police officer close to Parsons Green station in west London after Scotland Yard declared a terrorist incident following a blast

Terrorist incident declared after blast sends 'fireball' through packed tube

Scotland Yard has declared a terrorist incident after a blast sent a "fireball" and a "wall of flame" through a packed London Underground train.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Harry celebrates 33rd birthday

Prince Harry is celebrating his 33rd birthday, with royal fans waiting to see whether this will be the year he weds his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

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Tube station closed amid reports of 'explosion' in London

Emergency services were called to a London Underground station after reports of an explosion on a train.
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A new set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books

New stamps to celebrate children's Ladybird reading books

A new set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books that helped generations of children learn to read has been issued by Royal Mail.

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Narcissism is a recognised personality disorder

Narcissism explains why men more likely than women to troll on Facebook

Men's narcissistic tendencies explain why they are more likely than women to troll on Facebook, researchers say.

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Nick Clegg and wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez appearing on ITV's Lorraine show, talking about how their son Antonio, now 15, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in September last year  PIC: ITV

NICK CLEGG AND WIFE: The day we had to tell our son he had blood cancer

The moment Nick Clegg and his wife had to tell their eldest son he had blood cancer was one of the "toughest things" for the family, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez has said.
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The gigantic monster of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil has plugged the Victorian sewers

Here's why you shouldn't put oil down the sink

Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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The Apple Watch series 3

New cellular Apple Watch will free users from carrying phone

Three new iPhone handsets may have been the focus, butApple Watch users have been given new powers to free themselves from their phones at Apple's live event.

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Success predicted for Apple's iPhone X despite £1,000 price tag

Apple's new iPhone X is the "future of smartphone design" and will still be a success despite its near £1,000 price tag, one analyst believes.
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Hopes for new AI pet robot Cozmo to become part of the family

An artificial intelligence-powered toy robot that can recognise faces could help human-robot relationships, its developer has claimed.

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Video gaming fan rakes in up to £5k a month giving tips on Pokemon

A computer whizz has given up his job after earning up to £5,000-a-month giving tips and streaming videos on YouTube - about POKEMON.

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Too early to be on the shelves?

It's time to start the Christmas shop because Sainsbury's is stocking mince pies

The summer holidays are done and dusted - so it's officially time to start thinking about Christmas.
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