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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Sussex readers send in their 'elfie' pictures

Elves causing mischief around the home has now become an annual tradition for many families and Sussex is no exception.

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Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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Ellen and Marvin Ford with horse Drummer. Picture: Steve Robards

Wife pranks Arundel horserider in Michael McIntyre comedy grand surprise

An Arundel singer got a shock when the TV advert he thought he was shooting turned out to be a BBC comedy show with Michael McIntyre – and his wife organised the whole thing!

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Video: Kids’ spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

What happens when you review the newspapers, but the papers are Christmas toy catalogues and the guests are kids?

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Video: Ex burglar reveals how to keep your home safe this Christmas

As Christmas approaches, homes become filled with expensive gifts and gadgets. This sadly means that the festive season is also the peak time that domestic burglary increases due to opportunistic intruders.

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People in the UK putting themselves at risk by dangerous driving due to road rage

Shockingly, almost one in ten revealed that they has driven recklessly as a result, beeping horns, driving too fast and tail gating other motorists.
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Video: Why Magaluf is a safer and more family-friendly destination

In November 2015, the Palmanove-Magaluf Hotel Association, Calvia Town Hall and Meliá Hotels International pledged to transform the area of Magaluf through a collaborative five-year regeneration plan.

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Video: New research reveals why measuring matters to Brits when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes

Millions of young people are motivated by tracking technology when it comes to making positive changes to their lives, new research reveals today.

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Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement

Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement

Following this morning’s announcement that Prince Harry is to marry actress Meghan Markle, the speculation has resumed over whether he will take on the title of the Duke of Sussex.

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Top tips for making the most of Black Friday and Christmas shopping

Whether you are looking for excellent deals over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend or just want to learn how to be savvy when it comes to Christmas shopping check out these top tips.

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Video: Argos to start Black Friday three hours early

As the UK counts down the final few hours to the start of Black Friday - the busiest online shopping day of the year – Argos has announced it will officially start the big day three hours early at 9pm.

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Highlighting Road Safety Week

VIDEO: 12 classic TV ads for Road Safety Week

We’re constantly being told to take more care on the roads, whether a driver or pedestrian - and those doing the telling have got pretty creative over the years

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What are the legal tender amounts acceptable for the UK coins?

Do shops have to accept 1p and 2p coins?

A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins.

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Wetherspoon's charges customers different prices around the country

Wetherspoons sets vastly different prices across the UK

Despite working to the same menu and under the same chain, there is a huge disparity between the prices at different JD Wetherspoon pubs, a new analysis has revealed.

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CHRISTMAS TERROR - Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

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Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

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Beer competition

Competition opens for beer lovers to have their dream beer 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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Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies, and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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Contestants and stars of the Great British Bake Off 2017 � Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel4

Applications for The Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

TV producers are already looking for Britain’s best home bakers to enter the tent for what will be the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off.

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