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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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County news: Trump mistakenly tweets ‘Ivanka’ from Sussex

A woman from Sussex woke up to thousands of mentions on Twitter this morning (January 17), after president-elect Donald Trump tagged her in a tweet instead of his daughter.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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This is what a collision of galaxies looks like. (Photo: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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Is Blue Monday real?

Banishing the ‘Blue Monday’ myth

January 16 is Blue Monday. But does it exist? We look at the maths formula behind what is considered to be the most depressing day of the year… and hear that it’s “scientifically ridiculous”

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Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Will you avoid walking under ladders on Friday the 13th?

Beware - Friday the 13th looms

Tomorrow is Friday 13th. The dreaded, superstition-laden, eternally unlucky day, writes Imogen Rohrs.

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The science of feeling full

VIDEO: The science of feeling full: How to lose weight and stay healthy

Celebrated as one of the top programmes for weight loss in the US News & World Report’s 2017 Best Diet rankings, the Volumetrics Weight Control Plan is proof that losing weight does not mean going hungry, according to its creator Professor Barbara Rolls.

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Sussex couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Sussex couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Sussex couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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Myths around clearing snow

Dispelling myths around helping out this winter

People should help their fellow citizens this winter without fear of being sued, say lawyers as the Met Office issues severe weather warnings for snow and ice across parts of Britain this week.

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Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

Kitchen Hob the most reliable home appliance

If you’re wondering what’s going to go wrong next in your household - it might be the freestanding cooker you bought ten years ago.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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TV show The Walking Dead could be the blueprint for a real-life zombie apocalypse

Zombies would pretty much wipe out humans in 3 months - say scientists

Walking Dead fans, eat your hearts out.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a nine-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Commodore 64. Picture: Shutterstock

Could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on many wish lists, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.

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Behold wobbly dieters

VIDEO: Behold wobbly dieters

‘New year, new you’ is not always a happy ending with so many falling off the wagon within the first few days and months of starting a new diet as a New Year’s resolution.

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New 1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Dr Hilarys New Year Health Tips

VIDEO: Dr Hilary’s New Year Health Tips

So Christmas festivities are over for another year, while all the excitement and adrenaline of New Year’s Eve is fading fast as we return to work.

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The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit spends 20 months of life in a huff, Donald Trump and Piers Morgan partly to blame

The average Brit will spend one year and eight months of their life in a bad mood, a study has found.

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