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French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

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Hunted is returning to our screens

East Sussex ‘fugitives’ wanted for Channel 4’s new Hunted series

Channel 4 is looking for people from East Sussex to participate in its new Hunted series.

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E-cigarettes attract teens who wouldnt normally smoke

E-cigarettes ‘attract teens who wouldn’t normally smoke’

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of April 2 as BT announces price changes.

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Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week.

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From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Your post-Brexit travelling guide

VIDEO: Your post-Brexit travelling guide

The Brexit deadline has been confirmed: Britain will give notice to begin with proceedings to depart the European Union under Article 50 at the end of March.

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Why has the price of courgettes gone up?

Why has the price of courgettes gone up?

You may have noticed that the price of courgettes is higher than normal.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

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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