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Bizarre tradition sees 'fancy coffins' designed to look like aeroplanes, pineapples and even coke bottles
Some of the coffins are even considered as art and have been displayed in modern art museums and galleries around the world
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Sicko jailed after filming himself raping child on iPad 120 times
A PERVERT who filmed himself repeatedly raping a young girl 120 times has been jailed.
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Lorries could be banned from London ‘to prevent cyclist deaths’

Thousands of lorries could be banned from driving in London as part of plans to make the city safer for cyclists.

Sadiq Khan said he wants a rating system of zero to five stars for HGVs based on the driver’s level of vision from the cab.

In the past two years HGVs were involved

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Man jailed after threatening to ‘slice’ and ‘petrol bomb’ his mother

A young father has been jailed for nine months after threatening to ‘slice’ his own mother during a telephone row.

Michael O’Connell from Swansea also claimed he would ‘throw a petrol bomb’ through his mother’s window, during the argument about her

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Woman gets mugged while livestreaming her coffee run on Periscope

She’s walked the same route to her tube station more than a hundred times over the past year.

And has felt perfectly safe in the Highbury and Islington area where she lives.

But blogger Rebecca Casserly’s morning commute took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, while she was

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‘Chippy chef’ fighting for life after being brutally stabbed in broad daylight

A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in broad daylight following a fight at a fish and chip shop.

The 25-year-old victim, who is yet to be identified but is believed to be one of the chip shop’s chefs, was knifed in the head and abdomen at Rusholme Chippy in Manchester

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Dad-of-three bled to death after having 10 teeth removed at the dentist

A father-of-three bled to death after 10 teeth were removed during a trip to the dentist, an inquest heard.

Neville Gillespie, 53, died just hours after an operation at Tiverton Dental Centre – where he had six more teeth extracted than originally planned.

The former lorry

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Rosetta spacecraft ends its 12-year mission - here's a look back at some of its best pictures
The Rosetta spacecraft collided with the comet 67P - these are some of the amazing images it collected along the way
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Inside the Africa havens for albinos which protects them from being raped and butchered for body parts
The Tanzanian government has set up special centres to protect people with albinism who can be targeted as some believe having sex with them can cure AIDS
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Heartbreaking tributes paid to 'one of a kind' bride who lost cancer battle on day before wedding
Inspirational blogger Anna Swabey's passed away on September 16 after an 18-month-long fight with a rare and aggressive brain tumour
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Paedophile ex-England footballer Adam Johnson is still earning £5,000-a-WEEK despite his conviction for abusing a teenage fan 

Paedophile footballer Adam Johnson is still earning £5,000-a-week despite being locked up for sexually abusing a teenage fan.

Former Sunderland star Johnson was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old.

The 28-year-old's trial at Bradford

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Visible progress needed in child sexual abuse inquiry
Child abuse is a deeply difficult challenge for all institutions. It is hard to prevent, detect, investigate, and, report on.
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BREAKING: Bulgaria bans the burka - with offenders LOSING their benefits

Bulgaria's parliament banned the wearing of face veils on Friday in a bid to boost security in the wake of Islamist militant attacks in Europe.

The new "burqa ban" law, which had been driven by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, comes after France, the Netherlands and Belgium

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Paedo ex-footballer Adam Johnson still earns thousands a week while in prison for child sex crimes

Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson jailed for child sex offences is earning around £5,000 a week while he sits behind bars.

Before starting his six-year sentence, the millionaire invested his fortune into property and high-interest funds, reports Daily Star.

Johnson, who used to

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Heroic dog saves tourist’s false leg from being swept out to sea

A dog has been hailed a hero for rescuing a holidaymaker’s prosthetic leg when it was swept into the sea.

Wire-haired German pointer called Gertie dived into the waves and returned with the false limb.

Gertie and her owner John Dooner, 71, were on a beach when the woman’s

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Here’s the #Tubechat badges that everybody actually wants

If the idea of speaking to strangers on the tube terrifies you, then you need one of these. 

A ‘shut up’ badge to let people around you know you’re definitely NOT interested in a tube chat.

The badges, which were handed out on the Underground this morning, are

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Copy Kate Middleton's Canada royal hairstyles: How to get her chignon and half-up looks
Married to the heir but Kate’s definitely the ‘hair’ to the throne - follow our step by step to get a real life version of two of her prettiest looks
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Presenter at the centre of 'Australia kidnapping custody battle' named as CBeebies TV personality
The High Court found Katy Ashworth had not kidnapped her own child and the pair are allowed to remain in the UK
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Revealed: The BBC star who won right to keep her child in Britain after tug-of-love court battle with her 'cheating' Australian ex-lover 

A children's TV presenter faced a family court battle with her ex-partner over where their child lived after discovering he was cheating on her.

Katy Ashworth, star of CBeebies show I Can Cook, planned to move to Australia to be with Ben Alcott and their child when she discovered he was

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Tower Bridge is closing for three months so expect commuter chaos in London

More than 500,000 tourists flock to see it each year, while 40,000 people use it as part of their daily commute.

But it’s all coming to an end (for a short while at least) as the historic Tower Bridge is set to close for three months.

Drivers and cyclists have been warned to

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Seals photobomb man’s picture – how many can you see?

If you go to the Northumberland coast you’ll find the iconic Lindisfarne Castle – but if you try to take a picture, expect a hoard of egocentric seals to get in the way.

Geoff Chrisp, 58, was enjoying a view of the 16th century caste with is wife when he noticed close to 100

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The Queen’s head is hiding something on the new £5 note – all you need is a laser

If you’ve been lucky enough to get your mitts on a new £5 note, you’ve had a chance to marvel at Churchill’s austere expression and noticed Big Ben is set to 3 o’clock.

But apparently there are also some hidden features that none of us were aware of.

So

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Two in critical condition after two buses crash in Weymouth

Two people are in critical condition and a number of others injured after two buses crashed in Weymouth.

The two single-decker buses crashed shortly after 10.30am this morning.

Both buses were carrying passengers at the time of the crash, Dorset Police said.

#BreakingNews The

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Former boxer who choked, punched and stamped on a man until he was lifeless jailed

A former boxer who choked, punched and stamped on an unconscious victim who later died has been jailed for eight years. 

Anthony Taggart, 31, went ‘berserk’ during a party at his ex-girlfriend’s house in March after his drink got accidentally spilled.

The

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Watch what happens when you drop an iPhone 7 from world's tallest building
The gadget that everyone's talking about costs £700 to buy - but one YouTuber's decided to chuck if off the top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper
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Driver admits causing deaths of 10-year-old child actor and his aunt after Penge police chase but denies manslaughter
Joshua Dobby has acknowledged the "pain and suffering'' he caused, but has denied manslaughter charges during a hearing at the Old Bailey
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BREAKING: Man admits killing child actor and aunt in police chase but denies manslaughter
A MAN has confessed to killing a child actor and his aunt in a police chase but has denied new charges of manslaughter.
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'I need baby': Mother reveals the terrifying moment she fought off a stranger who tried to steal her eight-month-old daughter on her doorstep 

A mother was horrified when a woman tried to snatch her eight-month baby on the doorstep of her own home.

Sarah Hunt, 28, had to frantically rip daughter Amelia free from a stranger when a woman she describes as a middle-aged 'Asian lady' turned up at her Leicester city centre

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Abuse inquiry 'too big for one chair'

30 September 2016 Last updated at 09:57 BST

The independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales should be broken up into manageable parts, each with a separate chair, says Michael Mansfield QC.

"One person cannot possibly cope with this as an overarching

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Abuse victims 'saddened' as Ben Emmerson QC quits inquiry
Victims say they are "saddened, but not surprised" by the resignation of the most senior lawyer working for the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
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Daily News
So what SHOULD you do if you win the National Lottery mega jackpot – 9 ways to ensure you don't blow the lot
£112million. A frighteningly huge amount of money. But if your numbers DO come up this is what you should actually do
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Busted reveal completely new sound as they unveil comeback music video
Who knew Busted in 2016 would sound like Daft Punk?
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Imogen Thomas for I'm A Celebrity? Star hints she could appear in the jungle
Is the former Big Brother star set to fight for this year's crown?
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X Factor star Louisa Johnson transforms as she sizzles in sexy cheerleader-inspired photoshoot
The star appears on the cover of the latest issue of NOTION Magazine
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Khloe Kardashian caught barefoot and barely dressed as she makes her way through Los Angeles airport
The 32-year-old reality star removed her denim jacket to reveal she was just wearing a lace bodysuit
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Chris Brown accuser left red-faced as DJ plays his music as she hits the catwalk during beauty pageant
The singer was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following an incident at his home last month
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Pregnant Marion Cotillard stuns in elegant white outfit at Paris Fashion Week after slamming Brad Pitt 'affair' claims
The star hit out at the wild claims in a lengthy post, and put the drama behind her as she stepped out at Paris Fashion Week
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PORN found playing on TV screens in McDonald's restaurant
Customer was tucking into his Chicken McNuggets when he looked up and saw a topless woman gyrating above him
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Forget Jeremy Kyle, Channel 4's new The Lie Detective solves relationship dramas with added CRINGE
It gets oh so awkward when deep, dark secrets are revealed
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Samsung 'confident' it has solved Galaxy Note7 battery problems after phones 'catch fire'
The tech giant issued a global recall of the handset in early September, on the eve of its UK release
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Starving people in Venezuela stop livestock truck on motorway and loot it for live chickens as they're so hungry
As the country's descent into an economic crisis continues these shocking scenes show exactly the lengths people will go to for food
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Scottish boxer Mike Towell in "critical condition" in hospital following defeat
Towell was given a standing count by Victor Loughlin during his loss to Dale Evans - the same referee who officiated Chris Eubank Jr's win over Nick Blackwell
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Curry house sues customers who said they found rodent in their meal
Diner took to Facebook claiming they had found shrew in their curry - but claim was later dismissed by food inspectors
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Three more teenagers arrested over attempted murder of man in Paisley
TWO girls, aged 16 and 17, and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested in addition to two other girls in connection with an attack on a 39-year-old man.
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This video will drive you insane: Footage shows ghosts in old mental asylum
A BRAVE cameraman has captured spooky footage of a derelict mental asylum described as one of the most haunted places in Britain.
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'Stop staring at our bums' Women's volleyball team slam 'perv' photographer over porn link
A WOMEN'S volleyball team claim a man with a high-zoom camera is taking snaps of them bending over during matches and uploading them to a pornographic website.
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EXPLICIT VIDEO: Couple filmed having sex on public bus in front of horrified passengers
BUS riders were stunned when a pair of horny lovers started having full on sex in front of them.
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Hull-born actress Maureen Lipman returns home to unveil Amy Johnson statue

Actress Maureen Lipman has returned to her home-city today to unveil a statue of aviatrix heroine Amy Johnson.

The Hull-born star was invited as guest of honour to reveal the monument, which commemorates 75 years since Amy Johnson's death and the end of the Amy Johnson Festival.

The

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Latest news from Great Britain
today 17:26 So what SHOULD you do if you win the National Lottery mega jackpot – 9 ways to ensure you don't blow the lot
today 17:25 Busted reveal completely new sound as they unveil comeback music video
today 17:25 Imogen Thomas for I'm A Celebrity? Star hints she could appear in the jungle
today 17:25 X Factor star Louisa Johnson transforms as she sizzles in sexy cheerleader-inspired photoshoot
today 17:25 Khloe Kardashian caught barefoot and barely dressed as she makes her way through Los Angeles airport
today 17:25 Chris Brown accuser left red-faced as DJ plays his music as she hits the catwalk during beauty pageant
today 17:25 Pregnant Marion Cotillard stuns in elegant white outfit at Paris Fashion Week after slamming Brad Pitt 'affair' claims
today 17:25 PORN found playing on TV screens in McDonald's restaurant
today 17:25 Forget Jeremy Kyle, Channel 4's new The Lie Detective solves relationship dramas with added CRINGE
today 17:25 Samsung 'confident' it has solved Galaxy Note7 battery problems after phones 'catch fire'
today 17:25 Starving people in Venezuela stop livestock truck on motorway and loot it for live chickens as they're so hungry
today 17:25 Scottish boxer Mike Towell in "critical condition" in hospital following defeat
today 17:25 Curry house sues customers who said they found rodent in their meal
today 17:25 Bizarre tradition sees 'fancy coffins' designed to look like aeroplanes, pineapples and even coke bottles
today 17:23 Three more teenagers arrested over attempted murder of man in Paisley
today 17:20 This video will drive you insane: Footage shows ghosts in old mental asylum
today 17:20 'Stop staring at our bums' Women's volleyball team slam 'perv' photographer over porn link
today 17:20 EXPLICIT VIDEO: Couple filmed having sex on public bus in front of horrified passengers
today 17:20 Sicko jailed after filming himself raping child on iPad 120 times
today 17:17 Hull-born actress Maureen Lipman returns home to unveil Amy Johnson statue
today 17:17 LIVE Rush hour traffic delays on Priory Road, Hull and A164
today 17:07 Fancy driving to the Isle of Wight? Campaigners unveil plans for £1.2billion four-mile TUNNEL to replace car ferries 
today 17:07 Shocking secret tapes reveal care home staff's callous treatment of 80-year-old woman - joking about her incontinence and 'plotting to cover up their mistreatment'
today 17:06 Stunning medal collection of one of WWII's top Spitfire aces is expected to fetch tens of thousands of pounds at auction pix in South West News Service 
today 17:06 Czech PM tells Theresa May to take action after linking the chicken shop killing of Czech businessman to Brexit
today 17:06 Curry house boss vows legal action after health inspectors say a customer PLANTED a dead shrew in their meal
today 17:06 At that price it had BETTER be Pretty F***ing Good! Hipster toast comes to London - and it's a steal at £10 a slice 
today 17:06 Balaclava-wearing police officers shoot out tyres of suspect's car in 'major operation' 
today 16:55 ‘The government has to move rapidly’ Ukip’s Steven Woolfe slams ‘reckless’ Jeremy Corbyn
today 16:55 Will THIS election spell the END for the EU? Viktor Orban set on 'waging war' with Union
today 16:54 ‘Migrants MUST adapt’ Merkel dealt huge blow as member of her OWN party blasts leader
today 16:54 Woman avoids jail for trying to sell rugs made from endangered tigers
today 16:54 ‘Tell us when Brexit will happen’, demands business tycoon
today 16:54 BREAKING: Pupil in van snatch attempt day after Oxford schoolgirl raped
today 16:54 An evil thief has stolen a donation tin for tot with a one-in-a-million illness
today 16:54 Birmingham puts in bid to host 2026 Commonwealth Games and £390 MILLION economic boost
today 16:54 Corbyn under pressure to FIRE close ally accused of making anti-Semitic comments
today 16:54 Watch Everton v Crystal Palace: how to stream Premier League online
today 16:54 Is ISIS finished? When will Islamic State be defeated?
today 16:54 Romanian boy, 14, robbed the same shop twice after coming to Britain for a 'new life'
today 16:54 New Star Wars power couple: Chewie has a girlfriend in Episode 8 and she's NOT a Wookiee
today 16:54 Is Commerzbank the next Deustche? Lender's share price plunges AGAIN amid profit fears
today 16:51 Lorries could be banned from London ‘to prevent cyclist deaths’
today 16:51 Man jailed after threatening to ‘slice’ and ‘petrol bomb’ his mother
today 16:51 Woman gets mugged while livestreaming her coffee run on Periscope
today 16:51 ‘Chippy chef’ fighting for life after being brutally stabbed in broad daylight
today 16:51 Dad-of-three bled to death after having 10 teeth removed at the dentist
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Want the young to be as well off as the middle aged? Force a house price crash

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) today announced that those born in the early 1980s have half as much wealth today as those born in the 1970s had at the same age.

This has caused a new round of “intergenerational inequality” hysteria in the newspapers, but if you

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François Ruffin: "We're not strong, so we have to be clever"

VO

His film Merci Patron! sparked Nuit Debout and the Loi Travail protests: two of the largest, but sadly short-lived, French social movements of the year. Now, six months after it all started, François Ruffin brings up Molière and Marivaux as he talks about the production of his

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Happy as a dog with two tails: Hungary's anti-hate party

VO

On 2 October, Hungarians will be hitting voting booths in a referendum to accept or reject EU migrant quotas. The government's anti-migrant campaign has had its desired effect: xenophobia, hatred and misinformation are at an all-time high. However, while the opposition party

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Theresa May wants to help "just managing" families? Start with the 14p stealth tax
The rise in housing costs is the equivalent of a hike in income tax for poorer working families. 
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Why Theresa May can't end speculation of an early general election
Both Conservative and Labour MPs regard a contest next year as the solution to their problems. 
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Should feminists talk about “pregnant people”?
Two writers present the arguments for and against.
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Ed Balls: the man behind the tango

Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics by Ed Balls Published by Hutchinson (£20) (Buy at Amazon)

During his two decades in politics Ed Balls had the image of being a dour political enforcer, caricatured as the dour Gromit to Ed Miliband’s Wallace. However, since he lost his

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An engaging take on our economic woes

A Banquet of Consequences: The Reality of Our Unusually Uncertain Economic Future by Satyajit Das Published by FT Publishing (£16.99) (Buy at Amazon)

The biggest surprise of the Great Recession wasn’t the depth of the downturn, but the slow pace of the subsequent recovery. Eight

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Happy as a dog with two tails: Hungary's pro-migrant party

VO

On 2 October, Hungarians will be hitting voting booths in a referendum to accept or reject EU migrant quotas. The government's anti-migrant campaign has had its desired effect: xenophobia, hatred and misinformation are at an all-time high. However, while the opposition party

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Labour must compromise to win change - including on immigration
Dan Jarvis on how Labour can engage credibly with Brexit. 
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Blogs
Your 20 Week Scan: So Much More Than A Gender Reveal

There's so much more to the 20 week anomaly scan than we sometimes realise. I was one of those parents who left the scan room with more than a blurry picture. My baby was the reason this scan is offered to all pregnant women. She was sick, she needed help and without this scan we wouldn't have

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Why We Must Embrace, Not Fear, The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

The implications of artificial intelligence, or "computer systems able to perform tasks requiring human intelligence", have been a discussion point ever since the term was coined back in the 1950's and it continues to generate both wonder and unease in equal measure. Stories about new

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Mylan's Profiteering From EpiPens Must Stop - An Allergy Mum's Story

Sarah Jessica Parker and I have three things in common- curly hair, a passion for beautiful, impractical shoes and a love of Ferris Bueller. Recently, I discovered that we share something else, or rather our children do. Her son and my daughter both have a potentially life-threatening food

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Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey Paints A Bleak Picture Of The Mental Health Of The Nation

NHS Digital this week released the findings for the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, which paints a picture of the mental health of people living in England.

This survey is of the utmost importance. It gives the most comprehensive picture possible of the state of the country's mental

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'The Big Three': Niall Horan's 'This Town', Plus New Music From Robbie Williams And Solange

Remember when I included James Arthur in 'The Big Three' a couple of weeks ago and everyone asked me why? CHECK THE CHARTS NOW, FOLKS. Check. The charts.

Who fancies some new music..?

Solange - 'Scales', feat. Keelela

Solange doesn't appear to be doing singles for her

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