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Do you suffer from selfitis?

We all know someone who’s obsessed with taking selfies and now it turns out that it is actually a real condition.

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There's plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in Nottinghamshire over the festive period.

3 Christmas activity ideas to entertain the family in Nottinghamshire

The Christmas holiday is almost upon us and with presents already under the tree, cash-strapped parents will be wondering how they are going to keep the kids entertained.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will live at Nottingham Cottage

What link does Nottingham Cottage have to Nottinghamshire?

Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace estate, which was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first marital home, will now be home to Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle.
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We've all reached for the comfort food after a relationship breakdown.

8 unusual food and drink related phrases from around the world

We've all been there - turning to the ice cream or something unhealthy after a relationship breakdown.

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Do you lie about your age?

Poll: Would you lie about your age?

Do you lie about your age? As many East Midlanders do!

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The plants are on sale in Asda until January.

Could pineapple plant be the answer to your snoring nightmare?

It's an issue that has been causing couples to argue for generations.
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Cyber Monday falls on November 27.

Is Cyber Monday replacing Black Friday?

Black Friday is one of the biggest days of discounts all across the UK, but this American tradition is only a taster of the best bargains to come.

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Christmas can be a very expensive time of year.

5 money saving tips for Notts families in the run-up to Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and families in Nottinghamshire will be tightening their belts ready for the expensive time ahead.

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Those with variable mortgages could end up paying more after the Bank of England base rate increase last week.

Bank of England base rate increase - how to save money

The Bank of England last week agreed to raise the base rate for the first time in ten years.
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Test your knowledge of Europe.

QUIZ: How well do you know Europe?

It's been a hotly debated topic over the last couple of years, in light of the 2016 referendum.
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Kit Harington stars in the new BBC drama Gunpowder. Photo - BBC.

Freedom fighter or terrorist? Who was the real Guy Fawkes?

A new BBC drama has relegated Guy Fawkes to a bit part in the Gunpowder Plot.

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It's Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

Better stay indoors, folks. It's Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

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The app encourages people to take part in a series of dangerous challenges.

Warning to parents over Blue Whale suicide challenge app

Parents are being warned of a new app which encourages youngsters to take part in dangerous challenges.

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The new range will help you spice things up in the bedroom even if you are on a budget!

Poundland launches new sex toy range - everything for £1

Spicing things up in the bedroom just got a whole lot cheaper as Poundland have launched a new range of sex toys ranging from 'viagra' to vibrating love rings.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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