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Average person works an extra 2 hours a day after clocks go forward

It's not long now until the clocks change on 26 March, heralding the start of summer, blue skies, light evenings, and good times.
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14 films to look forward to in 2017

From thrillers to comedies and superheroes, we have already been treated to some big releases this year.

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Fraud

Warning as ID fraud reaches record levels

People are being warned to protect their personal data, as 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016.

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If you follow the guide below you could save money on your Sky TV subcription.

This simple trick can slash your SKY TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape
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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Rhino statues Kyela and Lankeu (mother and baby), in Nairobi National Park in
Kenya, join Tourism Irelands Global Greening initiative, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

Globe turning green for Saint Patrick's Day

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common?

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Undated handout photo issued by the Peckham Society of a jumping spider (Phidippus mystaceus) feeding on a tree-dwelling moth caterpillar as spiders devour up to 800 million tons of prey each year, making them one of the world's most voracious predators, research has shown.

Spiders outdo humans as they chomp though 800 million tonnes of prey a year

Spiders devour up to 800 million tonnes of prey each year, making them one of the world's most voracious predators, research has shown.
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Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.
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Kim Kardashian West discusses her Paris robbery ordeal in the new series of her reality show

Kim Kardashian West begged robbers to 'let me live' during Paris raid

Kim Kardashian West has said she pleaded "let me live" to armed robbers who held her at gunpoint in Paris as she revealed new details about her ordeal.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Experts believe the energy bursts could be aliens at work.

Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Mysterious flashes of energy detected in distant galaxies may be evidence of super-advanced aliens powering interstellar spacecraft, theorists claim.

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Anger after drowned pups wash up under Foyle Bridge

Anger after drowned pups wash up under Foyle Bridge

An anti-animal cruelty campaign group is trying to figure out how two drowned pups came to be washed up on the banks of the River Foyle, speculating they may have been thrown from the Foyle Bridge.

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How fluent is your 'Norn Iron'?

How to speak ‘Norn Iron’ - an A-Z guide

There really is no place like home so with that in mind here are a few bits and pieces that only people from Northern Ireland can understand.

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Professor Robert Kelly. Photo: BBC

VIDEO - BBC expert’s children HILARIOUSLY burst into room during live interview

Two little children became Internet sensations when they interupted their dad’s live interview with the BBC.

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The Chip Cup has sold out in stores and online

The must-have £4 Primark item selling for 10 times its value on the web

Tracey Island, Tellytubbies... and now Disney’s Chip purse - all sparking a frenzy among shoppers rushing to grab a rare kids’ toy before they sell out.

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There's even a ventriloquist doll wearing a HMS Belfast uniform for sale.

10 weird and wonderful items on eBay that have something to do with Northern Ireland

We have scoured eBay to bring you the 10 most weird and wonderful items that have something to do with Northern Ireland that are for sale.

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Stop sexual harrassment

How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

Whether you’ve been physically or verbally assaulted, shrugging sexual harassment off as a bit of banter isn’t the right thing to do — especially when you’re at work.
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TV series 'The Secret Lives of 4 and 5 year olds' now recruiting

The Secret Life of ... is appealing for four and five-year-olds to help make a new series. Do you want your child to be involved?
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