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Tesco's same-day online delivery service to be extended across UK

Tesco is extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK as it looks to better compete with rivals.
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Customers can order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards

Tesco's same-day online delivery service to be extended across UK

Tesco is extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK as it looks to better compete with rivals.
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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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Charlie Gard's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

'Sorry we couldn't save you' says Charlie Gard's mum as court fight ends

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."

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Glastonbury is taking a year off

BBC launch brand new music festival for 2018 as Glastonbury takes year off

The BBC has announced its biggest ever music event with a brand new festival across four different nations.

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Look into my eyes...

New study reveals the 'key to cuteness' in dogs

A study by a dog rehoming website, involving twenty different breeds of dog, has found that when dogs move a particular facial muscle, humans react more positively and their chances of finding a new home increase.

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Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler opens up about Pudsey's death

Ashleigh Butler, owner of Britain's Got Talent's champion dog, Pudsey, broke down in tears as she opened up about her beloved pet's death.

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The aptly named Find me Bucky app was announced by a post on the website Wreck the Hoose Juice

New app launches that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

A website dedicated to the popular tonic wine brand has just announced the launch of a new app that will help Buckfast fans find their nearest supplier.

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''Book now for Christmas, it's never too early!'

Pub puts up Britain’s first Christmas tree of the year

A pub has got Britain's first Christmas tree up in JULY - 154 days before December 25.

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Filming for the movie will star actress Maxine Peake

Wanted: ‘Miserable’ Northerners for massacre movie

It was one of the darkest days in Manchester’s history, when government troops armed with sabres and truncheons charged at a crowd of 60,000 peaceful protesters demanding reform of the parliamentary system.

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Are you brave enough to take on the Big 6 Challenge at Alton Towers? Photo - Alton Towers.

Want to get into Alton Towers for free? You'll need a strong stomach...

Ever fancied a free day out at Alton Towers? Well here's how - but only if you're brave enough!

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The new discovery may prove what happened to the toddler

BEN NEEDHAM: Blood found on sandal and car believed to belong missing toddler

Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.
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Staff at Blackpool Zoo baked silverback gorilla Bukavu a cake for his birthday

It’s Planet of the Cakes for one lucky gorilla

The ape keepers made sure to keep in the good books of the gorillas at Blackpool Zoo by baking Bukavu a cake for his birthday.

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Andy Murray in Wimbledon action

Tennis fans given chance to partner Andy Murray in doubles

A lucky tennis fan will win the chance to partner Andy Murray in a game of doubles.

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An exfoliating daily wash containing micro-beads

Government to ban microbeads in toiletries to tackle threat to marine life

Tiny plastic pieces known as "microbeads" will be banned from cosmetics and toiletries, as part of efforts to stop plastic waste entering the oceans, the Government has said.

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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

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VIDEO: Benefits cheat bin man is caught in the act

A benefit fraudster who lied he could "only walk two yards in 15 minutes" while working as a bin man has been given 54 weeks in prison, suspended for two years.
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Things were not much better in 1976

Our report on grass verges from 1976 still rings true today

Here's a story from the Lancashire Evening Post in 1976. Sound familiar?

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A white Mercedes was found in a ditch off Lodge Lane. Picture from Lancs road police

£21k Mercedes abandoned in country lane ditch

Police have locatedthe owner of a £21k A-class Mercedes-Benz that was found abandoned in a ditch.

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When Worthing Guinea Pig Rescue was called in to help there were already 160 animals running around the garden.

Couple call for help after they accidentally breed 160 guinea pigs

It started with a pair of guinea pigs.
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