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Dad buys rare chocolate that could be worth £75 for 49p at B&M

"I was just holding it and could feel there were in fact three fingers in it. One on top of the other two. It’s mad isn’t it?"

A dad was stunned after he bought a 'Twirl' chocolate bar - which had three fingers.

Samuel May, 72, bought the Orange Twirl for 49p - and ...

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How to order a Buddy the Elf frappuccino from Starbuck's secret menu

Apparently the drink is a festive winner

There any many tell tale signs Christmas is on the horizon. 

One of them is Starbucks releases its festive drinks menu and another is Will Ferrell's Elf comes on the telly.

Now you have the chance to bring these two Christmas ...

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How to order a Buddy the Elf frappuccino from Starbuck's secret menu

Apparently the drink is a festive winner

There any many tell tale signs Christmas is on the horizon. 

One of them is Starbucks releases its festive drinks menu and another is Will Ferrell's Elf comes on the telly.

Now you have the chance to bring these two Christmas ...

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Mum's shock as girl, four, disappears into manhole on walk to school

"It was horrible how she was looking at me, clinging on for dear life.”

A four-year-old girl 'disappeared' as she was walking to school with her mum when she fell down an open MANHOLE.

Evelyn Walker was lucky to escape serious injury when she plunged into the deep hole - ...

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'Critical' M5 diversion route in Weston-super-Mare to be replaced in £14m project

The railway bridge has been in need of major repair for some time

A bridge with significant defects which is integral to the road network in Weston-super-Mare is set to be replaced. 

The Ministry of Defence has so far secured £10.8million for the work and will then hand the new ...

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We ate at a Somerset fish and chip shop with a food hygiene rating of one

The restaurant has been told to make major improvements by the Food Standards Agency

Weston-super-Mare is famous for many things.

Along with the Grand Pier, donkeys and John Cleese is a fine tradition of fish and chips, with a number of chippies dotted on and near the ...

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We ate at a Somerset fish and chip shop with a food hygiene rating of one

The restaurant has been told to make major improvements by the Food Standards Agency

Weston-super-Mare is famous for many things.

Along with the Grand Pier, donkeys and John Cleese is a fine tradition of fish and chips, with a number of chippies dotted on and near the ...

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Allowing children to watch TV or tablets can cause emotional problems

When young children watch a screen it disrupts the development of their brain

Allowing babies and toddlers to watch TV or other screens can lead to emotional and behavioural problems as they grow up, according to new research.

It disrupts sleep, potentially endangering development of ...

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Russell Howard blasted for jokes about child's disability ramp

The comedian made jokes about ramp used by disabled 12-year-old to get into her home.

Comedian Russell Howard has been criticised by a mum who claims he mocked her disabled daughter's access ramp during a recent comedy sketch.

Clare Lally, from Dumbartonshire, is unhappy with ...

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Prince Andrew gives a 'no questions vetted' interview about his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

It will be the first time the Duke of York has answered questions on his relationship with Epstein since 2015

Prince Andrew has given a "no questions vetted" interview about his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

It will be the first time the Duke has answered ...

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Dad's pet hawk dies after suffering from stress caused by fireworks

He is now urging people to go to event instead of lighting their own at home

A father who lost his pet hawk due to the stress it suffered caused by fireworks is urging people to go to events instead of using fireworks at home.

Mike Warner, 51, said he felt "empty" and ...

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Dad's pet hawk dies after suffering from stress caused by fireworks

He is now urging people to go to event instead of lighting their own at home

A father who lost his pet hawk due to the stress it suffered caused by fireworks is urging people to go to events instead of using fireworks at home.

Mike Warner, 51, said he felt "empty" and ...

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Independent Bath traders band together to promote local shopping

Local traders want you to visit them before clicking buy on Amazon this Christmas

A group of Bath independents is banding together to champion shopping locally ahead of Christmas.

Bubbly and Christmas treats are flowing on Chelsea Road today (Friday, November 15) as eight traders ...

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Independent Bath traders band together to promote local shopping

Local traders want you to visit them before clicking buy on Amazon this Christmas

A group of Bath independents is banding together to champion shopping locally ahead of Christmas.

Bubbly and Christmas treats are flowing on Chelsea Road today (Friday, November 15) as eight traders ...

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The number of children in Bath and North East Somerset going to gender identity clinics

Transgender charity says wait for first consultation can take two years

A total of 15 children from Bath and North East Somerset were being treated at a gender identity clinic during the last year, figures have shown.

Across England, kids as young as 5 are under the care of the ...

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The number of children in Bath and North East Somerset going to gender identity clinics

Transgender charity says wait for first consultation can take two years

A total of 15 children from Bath and North East Somerset were being treated at a gender identity clinic during the last year, figures have shown.

Across England, kids as young as 5 are under the care of the ...

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Burglar broke into vulnerable victim's home in Yeovil and stole handbag

Wayne Stanley Shortland, 35, admitted a charge of burglary

A burglar has been jailed for 18 months for stealing a handbag from the home of an elderly couple in Yeovil.

Wayne Stanley Shortland, 35, admitted a charge of burglary and was sentenced for this and a previous offence for ...

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Burglar broke into vulnerable victim's home in Yeovil and stole handbag

Wayne Stanley Shortland, 35, admitted a charge of burglary

A burglar has been jailed for 18 months for stealing a handbag from the home of an elderly couple in Yeovil.

Wayne Stanley Shortland, 35, admitted a charge of burglary and was sentenced for this and a previous offence for ...

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Drink driver staggered out of car wedged in A303 ditch after being found by police

The HGV driver lost his job after being arrested at the scene

A man who careered across the carriageway of the A303 striking the central reservation and then leaving the road was found to be nearly double the drink drive limit.

The police were called to the scene of the accident ...

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White van 'ploughs into' broken down car at speed on A303

A driver who saw the incident said he was in "absolute shock"

A broken down car on the A303 was written off after it was "struck at speed" by a van.

A silver Renault Clio was left with its wheel hanging off after it stopped at the side of the busy A-road and was ...

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White van 'ploughs into' broken down car at speed on A303

A driver who saw the incident said he was in "absolute shock"

A broken down car on the A303 was written off after it was "struck at speed" by a van.

A silver Renault Clio was left with its wheel hanging off after it stopped at the side of the busy A-road and was ...

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