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Your new fiver could be worth £50,000 - this is what you need to check them for

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

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Peter Vaughan has died aged 93. Picture: Press Association.

Game of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Andy Murray is on the shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year. Picture: Press Association.

Who would you like to see win Sports Personality of the Year?

The shortlist for this year's Sports Personality of the Year has been announced - but who is your winner?

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Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
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Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later. Picture: Shutterstock.

The best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Will you be buying a ticket?

Lotto jackpot rolls over to £10.4million after no-one scoops midweek draw

There will be an estimated £10.4 million jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery Draw as no-one scooped Wednesday's top prize.

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At what age do you think youngsters should be told Father Christmas is not real?

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the "lie" damages relations with their children.
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Deli Ali

Ali Dia: how much do you know about the worst player in the history of the Premier League?

Ali Dia made his debut and played his last game for Southampton 20 years ago today.
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Womens brains are more geared towards multitasking

Why men can’t multitask

Women are better at multitasking because men have 'greedier brains' which take up more energy when juggling tasks, according to new research.
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When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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Inside Amazon

Look inside Amazon's huge warehouse ahead of the Christmas rush

These were the bustling scenes yesterday inside one of Amazon's biggest distribution centres as it prepares for Black Friday and the Christmas period.
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Photo: M&S/YouTube

Battle of the Christmas adverts 2016: Which is your favourite?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing.

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Do you spend a small fortune on your pet?

How much do you spend on your dog? Pet pooches cost Brits an average of £1,200 a year

Britain's owners of 8.5 million dogs spend an estimated £10.6 BILLION on their pets every year, according to a new report.

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Gazza celebrates at Euro 1996

England v Scotland: Watch the classic moments

Ahead of tonight's big showdown between England and Scotland at Wembley, it's time to delve into the past and revisit some classic England V Scotland drama.

Football
The new look.

Cancel Christmas! Toblerone has changed the look of its chocolate triangles

One of the festive season's chocolate favourites has changed - and fans are not happy.
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Salt and vinegar in a green bag?

The biq question answered: Should cheese and onion crisps be in blue or green packets?

The nation has spoken - the correct colour for cheese and onion crisp packets is green.

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Witches' marks. Picture by PA.

Public asked to create Halloween record of 'witches' marks'

The public is being asked to help record strange carvings known as "witches' marks" found in medieval churches, houses and barns.

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Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
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