These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.


When it comes to Mother's Day, what are your kids really thinking?

If you're a mum who is looking forward to a surprise on Sunday, look away now.


How have our friends in the south coped with The Beast from the East?

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.


Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.

Old romantic: Meet the Yorkshireman who has sent the same Valentine's card to his wife for the last 39 years

A devoted husband is celebrating St Valentine's Day by sending his beloved wife the same card he has posted to her - for the last 39 YEARS.
The collection of charming and sentimental Valentine's cards

Lessons in love: Victorian Valentine's cards unearthed in shoebox give modern day bachelors lessons in romance

A collection of Victorian Valentine's cards have fetched £100 at auction after being found lying in a dusty shoebox.
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Homeless man who stole from Manchester Arena bomb attack victim has been sentenced

A homeless "common thief" who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed.
People are staring

The ultimate in fine romantic dining? How about a four-course Greggs?

If roses are red, and love is your goal, take them to Greggs for a nice sausage roll.
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Trump: As clever as a brain pie

Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
Pictures show the tinfoil wrapping on eggs peeled back by customers

Egg-treme measures: Sneaky shoppers tear open Creme Eggs in search for £1k white version

Sneaky shoppers are scratching the wrapping off Creme Eggs without buying them - in the hope of finding the limited edition white chocolate version.

Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Northumbria Police made an apology

PC apologises after tweet about Liverpool car park fire linked to Hillsborough

A police officer has apologised for a tweet about the Liverpool car park fire which has been construed as a reference to the Hillsborough disaster.

A limited edition white chocolate Creme Egg

Hunt is on as Cadbury hatches secret white chocolate Creme Egg

Cadbury has produced a white chocolate version of its Easter Creme Egg for the first time - but consumers will not know if they have bought one until they unwrap it.
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Chris Parker

Manchester Arena bombing's homeless 'hero' admits stealing from stricken victims

A homeless man who was hailed a hero in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing has admitted stealing a purse and mobile phone from stricken victims of the attack.
The festive time can be fraught

'Divorce Day' looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split

Lawyers have dubbed January 8 "Divorce Day" because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriage after the festive period.
The patient got glitter in her eye when it rubbed off a Christmas card

Woman nearly blinded by Christmas card glitter

A woman was nearly blinded by a Christmas card when a piece of glitter worked its way into her eyeball.


Fire service pictures show destruction caused by Liverpool car park blaze

Photographs which show the destruction caused by a huge fire that destroyed up to 1,600 vehicles in a city centre car park have been released.
Pret will source a "well-designed" reusable cup to launch later this yea

Pret A Manger offers 50p discount on hot drinks in reusable cups

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has introduced a 50p discount on hot drinks for customers who use reusable cups in an effort to "help change habits".
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Are you getting all you're entitled to?

300,000 missing out on unemployment benefits

Around 300,000 unemployed people or those on low incomes are missing out on financial support they are entitled to, according to a new study.

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