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Young people who 'watch more junk food ads' consume 'thousands more calories'

Young people who watch an extra junk food advert per week consume an extra 18,000 calories a year, according to a new study.

The research carried out by Cancer Research UK found teenagers recalled seeing an average of six television adverts for foods high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) over ...

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Boys paid more than girls for household chores and being good at school

It is not just in the workplace that women suffer from the gender pay gap - girls also lose out when it comes to being rewarded for helping around the home.

A survey of 500 people by Santander found that a third of parents pay children for doing household chores, with boys typically ...

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Boris Johnson says he would like 'Brexit plane' to travel the world

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said he would like a "Brexit plane" to help him travel the world after complaining of the unavailability of the Prime Minister's "grey" RAF Voyager jet.

The minister said the PM's jet, also used by senior cabinet members and the Royal Family, "never ...

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UK set for another blazing bank holiday but with the risk of thunderstorms

Temperatures in parts of the country could hit 30C over the bank holiday weekend, double the average for the time of year.

It will be warmest in the south-east of England with the mercury climbing from Friday onwards.

A Met Office spokesman said: "The average temperature for this ...

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Smart traffic lights which could cut vehicle emissions to be trialled in the UK

New smart traffic lights will be trialled in the UK in a bid to put an end to stop-start driving.

They will advise drivers and road users what speed they need to travel at in order to arrive at the the next set of lights as they turn green.

The hope is that it could cut congestion ...

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Horrific footage shows pigs being beaten on a British farm

By Rebecca Williams, Sky News correspondent

Shocking undercover footage has emerged, which shows pigs squealing in pain, as they are abused at a farm owned by one of the country's biggest producers.

The campaign group, Animal Equality, placed hidden cameras at Fir Tree Farm in ...

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TV presenter Hayley Moore tackles loose race horse at Chepstow course

At The Races presenter Hayley Moore put herself in harm's way on Tuesday by performing a heroic manoeuvre to capture a loose horse at Chepstow.

After one furlong of the Bet And Watch At 188bet.co.uk Handicap, the David Evans-trained Give Em A Clump stumbled and unseated his rider Fran ...

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Tesco to close non-food website Tesco Direct with 500 jobs at risk

Tesco is to close Tesco Direct, its non-food website.

Tesco Direct sells a range of general merchandise, including technology, homeware, clothing and toys for delivery or collection.

The supermarket giant has determined "there is no route to profitability for this small, loss-making ...

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Manchester Arena bomber 'definitely had help', says man who knew attacker

By Sally Lockwood, north of England correspondent

A man close to Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi has said there is no way he acted alone.

The 22-year-old may have died when he committed mass murder at the music venue last year, but the investigation into his attack on a ...

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Mum convicted of tricking daughter, 17, into marrying older man

A Birmingham mother has been convicted of forcing her teenage daughter to marry a man 16 years older - the first successful prosecution of its kind in England.

The mother, who is in her 40s but cannot be named to protect her daughter's identity, tricked the girl into travelling to Pakistan ...

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Donald Trump may extend UK visit to play golf

By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor

Donald Trump may extend his controversial visit to the UK, with the US president understood to be considering a longer stay in order to play golf.

The president is due in Britain for a two-day working visit on 12 and 13 July, although the full ...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg admits 'doubts' over Theresa May in warning shot for PM

By Greg Heffer and Aubrey Allegretti, political reporters

Influential Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has confessed to "doubts" about Theresa May and questioned whether the government really wants to leave the EU.

The prominent Brexiteer, who is favourite to replace the prime minister, ...

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M&S braced for £300m hit from high street closure carnage

By Mark Kleinman, City editor

Marks & Spencer is braced for a financial hit of up to £300m from an expanded store closure programme that reflects brutal trading conditions on the British high street.

Sky News has learnt that the retailer will announce as part of its annual results ...

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Immigration minister Caroline Nokes admits she has not read Good Friday Agreement

By Greg Heffer, political reporter

The minister responsible for border policy and passports has never read the Good Friday Agreement, she has admitted.

Despite stressing it is "crucially important" to the UK government to uphold the rights of the 1998 peace deal, immigration minister ...

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'Medical emergency' at Grenfell inquiry after harrowing footage accidentally played to survivors and relatives

By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter

A person collapsed after harrowing footage of the burning Grenfell Tower was accidentally played without warning to relatives and survivors on day two of the inquiry.

Staff were supposed to notify attendees before images of the tower appeared - but ...

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Manchester unites to remember 22 victims of arena bomb attack

Manchester has united in remembering the 22 victims of the bomb attack at the city's arena, a year after the atrocity took place.

Prince William and Theresa May were at a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral, and were joined by the families and friends of those killed.

Labour ...

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Meghan Markle wears Goat dress and brand's website crashes within minutes

By Sanya Burgess, news reporter

The website for the designers of the dress Meghan Markle wore in her first royal appearance crashed within minutes of her being seen in it.

She was dressed in a Flavia silk-crepe pencil dress from British brand Goat.

The dress is available to buy ...

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pictured at first official royal outing

Harry and Meghan have arrived for Prince Charles's 70th birthday party in their first official outing since the wedding.

The royal pair are attending a Buckingham Palace garden party as part of the Prince of Wales's celebrations.

It is their first royal duty as husband and wife after ...

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Will Smith 'to perform World Cup 2018 song'

By Alix Culbertson, News reporter

Hollywood superstar Will Smith has hinted he will be performing the official World Cup 2018 song.

The rapper, singer and actor posted a picture on Instagram of himself with fellow American singer and songwriter Nicky Jam, with the caption: "One Life ...

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Sweden to distribute 'in case of war' leaflets amid security concerns

A new version of a Cold War-era emergency booklet covering different situations, including war, is being sent out in Sweden.

The Scandinavian country is distributing an updated version of a Cold War-era civil emergency advice booklet covering different situations, including war.

The ...

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Dale Winton funeral: David Walliams and Graeme Souness among stars arriving

Celebrity friends of TV star Dale Winton are paying their respects to the Supermarket Sweep host as his funeral is held in London.

Winton died in April, and today would have been his 63rd birthday.

Among those attending the cremony to remember him were close friend David Walliams, ...

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