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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.

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Rare pound coin

Revealed: 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.

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How bad is your singing?

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.

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44% of Brits over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week, yet over half surveyed do nothing to alleviate the effects

New research released today has found that 44% of UK adults over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week but over half (52%) do nothing to alleviate the effects.
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What is Vitamin D?

Video: What is Vitamin D?

To mark the clocks going back on the 29th October, new research by SunVit-D3, reveals that Brits are surprisingly unaware of the importance of Vitamin D and the effects it can have on us.

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Wine advent calendar

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.

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Storm names

Storm Aileen is just the first - the full list of storm names for this year

Storm Aileen battered parts of the UK last night, bringing gusts of up to 75mph and leaving thousands without power, although in Sussex the effects were quite minor.

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Warning

Some E-cigarettes, vaping could increase risk of heart attacks and strokes

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet

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

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

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Is your team up for the challenge? Picture: Google Maps/Google Streetview

Are you in the world’s worst pub quiz team?

Could you be a member of the world’s worst pub quiz team?

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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British kids with asthma needlessly prescribed antibiotics

British kids with asthma needlessly prescribed antibiotics

British asthmatic children are needlessly being prescribed antibiotics despite evidence they no more need them than other children.

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VIDEO - Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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Marco Pierre White says only a “numpty” would buy English wine

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has taken a pop at the English wine industry - saying only a “numpty” would buy it.

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How is your football knowledge?

QUIZ: How well do you know the world’s oldest football league?

It was 129 years ago today, the first-ever series of fixtures was played in the English Football League.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Video: Autumn season highlights in London

To launch London’s Autumn Season the award-winning creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, joins local Londoners including vocalist and broadcaster Jumoké Fashola, author and fashion historian Amber Buchart, London events and culture vloggers Pete and Jens, and Blue Badge Tour Guide, David Mildon in a series of films to uncover the best of London’s cultural scene this autumn.

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Regretting going to university?

One in four graduates now regret having gone to university

One in four graduates regrets going to university, according to new research.

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