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Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

Fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes.

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Morph

Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.
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Easter eggs

'Dairy Milk is top of the chocs in Northern Ireland'

As Easter eggs roll onto the shelves ahead of the big bank holiday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Northern Ireland’s most popular chocolate for Easter.
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Buckfast has been made by monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since 1920.

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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One of the requirements is that you are aged between 20 and 45.

Fancy a new job? Get paid £13,700 to spend two months laid in bed

It sounds like the dream job - lie in bed for two months and get paid £13,700 for doing it.

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Women rely on looks just as much men, say scientists.

‘Looks are all that matter when women choose a man’ say scientists

Beauty really is only skin deep - when women are looking for a man, say scientists.

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Have you ever claimed to have visited a city or country when in actual fact you had not?

Top 20 places Northern Ireland people claim to have visited, but haven’t

Think of yourself as something of a jet-setter? Been up the Eiffel Towel and bought bagels in NYC?

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Bryan Craig and Nikki Brady enjoyed pizza making classes

VIDEO: ‘Dough’ eyed NI singletons find missing ‘pizza’ their hearts

Hundreds of single people from across Northern Ireland responded to a love-inspired offer from a pizza chain which promised to help them find a date, and maybe even love, based entirely on their pizza preferences.
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A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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Bowl of Easter eggs. Pic: Shutterstock

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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101 dalmations

Top 20 films we claim to have seen

Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten of us claim to have watched a film they’ve never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Hoax ticket website set up to ‘scam’ fans and bring fraud into the spotlight

Hoax ticket website set up to ‘scam’ fans and bring fraud into the spotlight

A fake ticket website set up to raise awareness of ticket fraud fooled more that 1,500 people in the space of a week.

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rush hour

Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

The average commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime - just to get to the office.
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A woman with a cat allergy

One in ten cat and dog owners are allergic to their own pets

More than one in ten dog and cat lovers are ALLERGIC to their own pets, a survey has shown.

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Lights, camera, action

Contestants wanted for long lost family TV show

Whether its divorce or distance keeping you apart, this new show wants to help you unearth those family secrets and reconnect long, lost families.

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The coveted Beauty and the Beast Chip mug

Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Social media went mad earlier this month after customers desperate to get their hands on the latest must-have product were disappointed when Primark sold out.

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Filling up your car

Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.

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New pound

New pound coin finally arrives

The good old 'round pound' is set to vanish from our change as the new 12-sided, criminal-unfriendly version replaces it.
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Getting an injection

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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