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Fake news: How do you know what to believe online?

The trouble with news websites is that they all look more or less alike - and spotting the real ones from the fakes is not always easy.
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Brit Awards

Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

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104th  birthday celebrations for Isobel Foster in Coleraine

104-years-young Isobel has 'everything I need'

A birthday party with a difference has been celebrated for 104-year-old Isobel Foster.
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Known leftie Barak Obama

Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.
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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls 'shocking' and 'racist' Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after shopper's angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded "fantastically offensive" and "racist" by an angry shopper.
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'The Bill' was last shown on television in 2010.

Fan of ‘The Bill’ needs one DVD to complete collection of more than 2,400 episodes

A telly addict who has more than 2,400 episodes of The Bill has appealed for help to find one DVD to complete his collection.

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Sunshine can boost muscle strength in the elderly, a study has found.

Sunshine ‘boosts muscle strength in the elderly’

A dose of sunshine could boost the strength of muscles in the elderly and the obese, a new study found.

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Dale Winton (left) and David Dickinson

TOWIE tans really do make men more attractive to women, suggests new research

A TOWIE-style fake tan really does make men much more attractive, according to scientific research.

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A dog owner who is single is thought be three times more attractive than a singleton with a cat.

Dog owners THREE TIMES hotter than cat people

Dog owners are three times as attractive as can owners, according to a new survey.

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The average adult will pay more than �1.2m in bills throughout their lifetime.

Adults pay bills of £1.2M over lifetime

Adults will part with almost £1.2m on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

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Technology

Eight out of 10 feel misled by broadband adverts

The majority of UK consumers find the advertising of broadband speeds to be misleading, according to new research.

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Being healthy improves your bank account

Eight ways a healthy lifestyle can improve your finances

This time of year everyone is thinking about getting healthy but have you ever thought about improving your financial fitness

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There are lots of reasons why people can't get a good night's sleep.

10 things that are stopping us getting a good night's sleep

There's nothing like a good night's sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren't getting one.
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Tulips

Do you know the original meaning of these flowers?

With the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, just days away, 42 per cent of the nation will buy flowers to show loved ones we care. 16 per cent will treat their wife, 11 per cent their girlfriend and eight per cent their mum.

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Sky Sports presenter, Chris Kamara. (Photo: Chris Kamara/Twitter)

Football presenter tweets picture to ‘put you off Valentine’s Day for life’

Popular football presenter, Chris Kamara, tweeted a photo of himself that will “put you off Valentine’s Day’ for life”.

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Blood

My Bloody Valentine: 7 Gruesome Murders That Will Make You Glad You Don’t Have A Date Tonight

Don’t have a hot date for tonight?

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Have you ever used any of these chat-up lines?

20 chat-up lines that have worked in Northern Ireland

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we’ve scoured Northern Ireland to come up with the 20 best chat-up lines ever used.

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Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study has found.

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Will you be popping the question on Valentine's Day?

Here’s how to plan the perfect marriage proposal

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow - but are you one of the brave people planning to pop the question this February 14?

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Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Children who spend up to six hours a day playing computer games or watching telly aren't doing themselves any harm after all, according to new research.

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