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Rachael Bletchly: Woolworths hoax buzz shows high street isn’t dead yet

My heart skipped a beat when I heard that Woolworths was returning to our high streets. I was instantly transported back to 1975 when my Saturdays were spent testing out

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Police officer airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in ‘hit-and-run’

Two people have been arrested after a police officer was left with serious injuries in a suspected hit-and-run. The officer was hit by a car after asking the driver to

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Woman given three minutes to live at birth due to severe disabilities turns 60

A woman who was given just three minutes to live when she was born is celebrating her 60th birthday. Teresa Smith was born on October 12, 1960, with short arms

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Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by ‘gang training killer animals’

Pet owners have been left terrified by a ‘rampaging gang’ they claim are training dogs to kill. The residents who live in east Hull estates say ‘up to six hunting

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Bodybuilder who wore secret earpiece and sent lookalike to do theory test jailed

A former bodybuilding champion who tried to cheat his driving test by sending in a lookalike and using a secret Bluetooth earpiece, has been jailed. Staff at two different test

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Woman, 39, found dead in home as police arrest man on suspicion of murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 39-year-old woman was found dead at a home in east London. Police said the body was discovered at a

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Huge spider assumed extinct spotted in UK for first time in 25 years

One of the UK’s largest and most endangered spiders has been spotted for the first time in more than 25 years. The great fox-spider is listed as “critically endangered” and

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