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Cow’s milk, not soya, best for kids

Cow’s milk is best for kids to support their growth and development, a new study found.

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Countdown to the end of the old fiver

There is just a week left to spend or bank your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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David Lloyd Clubs is launching a new health and fitness class that consists of nothing but sleeping.   John Nguyen/JNVisuals

Fitness club launches a class where all you do is sleep

If you heard that a fitness club had launched a new class where all you do is sleep for 45 minutes you would be forgiven for thinking this was a belated April Fool’s joke or fake news.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Sussex

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Sussex to appear on the show.

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Having mates key to overcoming life’s challenges

A friend in need really is a friend indeed according to a new study on the benefits of friendship conducted at the University of Brighton.

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Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Brighton’s Palace Pier makes list of Britain’s top free attractions

The Palace Pier in Brighton has been listed fourth most favourite free attraction in the country.

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'Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14'

“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

Half of us (48%) confess to believing we are good or very good at DIY despite a third (33%) having admitted that they have suffered a DIY disaster.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Would Moby Dig get your vote? Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: POLL: Would you vote for Moby Dig to be MP?

It looks like the stranded Rampion digger will be here for at least the near future, but should Moby Dig run for Parliament?

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Can you tell the difference between a flower and a weed?

Can you tell the difference between weeds and flowers - try this test

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Common scams

Revealed: the most common scams that tricked 7,000 NatWest customers

Goods that are never delivered, upfront fees and bogus invoices are among the scams most likely to fool bank customers, according to NatWest.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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We asked our readers to name the 80-tonne digger. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Rampion responds your digger name...

Rampion have welcomed your efforts to give their stranded 80-tonne digger a name.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits are hoarding a staggering £30 BILLION worth of useless purchases - many which remain unused, according to new research.

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