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E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Preston

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Preston to appear on the show.
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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.
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It's the way he tells them

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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Woolworth

Could Woolworths be coming back to Lancashire's high streets?

Iconic retailer Woolworths could be set for a return to our high streets almost a decade after it shut down, according to the Daily Star online.
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Meatballs without the endless furniture shopping

IKEA food without the furniture shopping? Yes please!

IKEA has released plans to extend their London venture of food-only outlets.

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Harry Potter fan Issy Simpson

Britain's Got Talent comes to Blackpool

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell will be left completely stumped by an eight-year-old's magic tricks when the show moves to Blackpool tonight.

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All branding has been removed from the hotel in Dickson Road

Name game goes on at Blackpool's controversial 'Viagra' Hotel'

The owner of Blackpool’s most controversial hotel has been forced to rethink a controversial rebrand following a threat of legal action.
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What's the title of Kevin Bacon's new TV show?

Kevin Bacon has said he is enjoying making people say the name of his new Amazon TV series, I Love Dick.

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Police take positions on the Champs Elysees after the shooting (AP)

Paris police officer killed and two injured in suspected terrorist shooting

A police officer has been killed and two others injured in a suspected terrorist shooting in the centre of Paris.

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April frosts are not unusual

Gardeners warned over April frost this weekend

Gardeners are being warned of widespread frost this weekend, which could hit tender plants and fruit blossom.

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People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan

How much does the UK spend on overseas aid, and which countries get the most?

Here are some key statistics on the UK's overseas aid budget:

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Dave Prowse, as the Green Cross Code Man in 1981

“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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Tony and Anne Adkinson pictured with the dealership's director John Coupe

Customers notch up FIFTIETH car

A quirky couple from Preston have just splashed out on their 50th car from their favourite brand.

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Create a digital avatar to hang out with friends in a virtual hangout.

Three exciting new features coming to your Facebook

Augmented reality, virtual reality and a chat assistant that knows when you're hungry – Facebook is making some big changes in 2017.

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Police have raised concerns about such vigilante operations

Police warn 'paedophile hunters' against taking law into own hands

Police have voiced concern about self-styled "paedophile hunters" who set up undercover sting operations amid fears they are interfering in their work and potentially entrapping innocent people.

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Stephanie at Buckingham Palace

Preston's Steph Slater celebrates another medal

Lancashire Paralympic swimmer Steph Slater has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace.

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Special pressings due for Record Store Day

Top 10 tunes for Record Store Day

Saturday, 22 April sees Record Store Day again celebrate the crackle of stylus on vinyl as hundreds of shops across the UK play host to in-store performances, overnight queues, and of course, sell from a catalogue of more than 500 exclusive releases.

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"The Government will not penalise those who are worse off"

Diesel vehicle owners could be compensated, suggests transport minister

A transport minister has suggested owners of diesel vehicles could be compensated after vowing to consider proposals for a new means-tested scrappage scheme.

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George Osborne preparing to deliver his Budget

George Osborne says he's quitting politics 'for now'

George Osborne is to step down as an MP to focus on his new role as editor of the London Evening Standard.

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Victoria Beckham receives her OBE from the Duke of Cambridge

I'm proud to be British, says Victoria Beckham after receiving OBE

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham said she was "proud to be British" after receiving her OBE at Buckingham Palace.

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