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Dog pawty fun in Preston for Rosemere Cancer Foundation - with VIDEO

Humans are not the only ones who can party, as dogs broke out for the day to enjoy their own pawty.
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A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated

Parasitic worm poses 'significant threat' to UK dogs

A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated has been described as a "significant threat" to dogs in the UK, after it was found in three pets that had recently returned from Europe.

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Oliver was the most popular boys name last year

Top 20 baby names for boys in England and Wales

Here are the top 20 baby names for boys in England and Wales in 2016:
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Olivia was the top name for a girl last year

Top 20 baby names for girls in England and Wales

Here are the top 20 baby names for girls in England and Wales in 2016:

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Do you have one of these coins?

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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Craig Dawick, 25, kicked, punched and stamped on eight-month-old Leyton Dawick

Sadistic dad who battered teething baby to death is jailed

A man who carried out the "sadistic" murder of his baby son because he could not stand him crying has been jailed for life.

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Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".
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Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components

Bomb components found in 'frequently bought together' section on Amazon

Amazon shoppers are being offered the chance to buy bomb-making components while innocently purchasing other items, an investigation has revealed.

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Michael Base (left), 72, and Betfred Staff Jack Bell (centre) and Jamie Scales

Betting shop workers 'saved life' of pensioner after he failed to place £1 bet

A pensioner who collapsed at home alone was saved by two betting shop workers who noticed he had failed to place his twice-daily £1 bet.

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EuroMillions win

Lancashire man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw

A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr. A from West Lancashire, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.
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Police operation in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing

Parsons Green terror attack suspects fostered by 'the same British couple'

Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed.

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Caesar is three years old

Owners asked vet to put three-year-old cat down ‘because it had fleas’

A family asked vets to put their pet cat to sleep - because it had FLEAS.

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Peter Dunbavan

Songwriter’s guide book is just the latest chapter in Preston music man’s remarkable life

Preston-born Peter Dunbavan is not someone to be pigeon-holed. He has been a musician, supporting comedians such as Ken Dodd and Bernard Manning, and has enjoyed a pint or two with members of The Kinks and The Hollies.

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A dog which had to be rescued by a specialist firefighter

Expert firefighter called to rescue tiny 'chug' dog stuck in biscuit jar

A tiny dog had to be rescued by a specialist firefighter when it got its head stuck in a biscuit jar.

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An injured woman is assisted by a police officer close to Parsons Green station in west London after Scotland Yard declared a terrorist incident following a blast

Terrorist incident declared after blast sends 'fireball' through packed tube

Scotland Yard has declared a terrorist incident after a blast sent a "fireball" and a "wall of flame" through a packed London Underground train.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Harry celebrates 33rd birthday

Prince Harry is celebrating his 33rd birthday, with royal fans waiting to see whether this will be the year he weds his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.

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Tube station closed amid reports of 'explosion' in London

Emergency services were called to a London Underground station after reports of an explosion on a train.
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A new set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books

New stamps to celebrate children's Ladybird reading books

A new set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books that helped generations of children learn to read has been issued by Royal Mail.

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Narcissism is a recognised personality disorder

Narcissism explains why men more likely than women to troll on Facebook

Men's narcissistic tendencies explain why they are more likely than women to troll on Facebook, researchers say.

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