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Jamie Oliver pranked in Yorkshire for return of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Two radio presenters went undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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The most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history is no Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen.

REVEALED: What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy should REALLY have looked like

Bad news, ladies - everything you think you know about Jane Austen’s tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy is wrong.

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Partick Thistles terrifying mascot Kingsley in pursuit of Pudsey Bear  (Pic: John Devlin)

Beards, boiled eggs and bagels - children’s 40 biggest fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears - while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.

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A former world record-breaking pie, 1975

Yorkshire Pudding Day: Seven facts about the battered delicacies

This Sunday marks the official Yorkshire Pudding Day. To celebrate, here are some fascinating facts and the county's trademark dish.

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Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

A ride-on replica of a Disney toy car has been tipped as one of 2017s top toys - despite costing a whopping £200.

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Learners prepare to set off on their driving test, which is set to include four new parts. Picture: Simon Hulme

Driving test to change later this year

The driving test is set to change later this year.

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Do you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia?

Tomorrow a third of Britons are expected to change their plans as its Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

If you don’t mind showing your bare bum on national television in a bid to find true love apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

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Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions of Brits plan to ‘live forever’ – by keeping their social media profiles alive after they die, according to a new study.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Kenny Baker - Played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films from 1977 and starred in Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Died August, 81.

22 stars we forgot died in 2016

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.

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Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title in June.

Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it’s fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.

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Youre never too old to bend it like Beckham.

Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

‘Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

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How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this time

Every January millions of us swear allegiance to the gym. Less than 30 days later and our trainers are already screaming neglect from yet another new year’s resolution going down the pan. So why are we so bad at sticking to our January promises?

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Are you paying for last night's fun this morning?

Paying for it today? How about these 6 hangover cures?

We all know the feeling: you had one tipple too many and now it’s the morning after the night before and you are PAYING FOR IT.

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Christmas shame for lazy dads

Christmas shame for lazy dads

Lazy dads are on the naughty list this Christmas – after a new survey revealed they leave all the work to mum.

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The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

It’s highly likely you’ll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

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Supermarket Lidl is recalling the gravy.s

Paint thinner found in supermarket’s gravy could cause comas

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been discovered in batches of gravy just one week before families across Britain sit down to a Christmas roast dinner.

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David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

Men named David and women named Susan are the kindest people in Britain, according to new study.

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The short film  is actual footage of the debut flight and not a simulation.

VIDEO: Amazon completes first-ever drone delivery

Retail giant Amazon has successfully completed the world’s first delivery by drone.

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