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Stunning Knife Angel takes shape

A sculpture of an angel crafted from thousands of knives surrendered during a Government-backed amnesty is nearing completion after receiving blades from more than 40 police forces.

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From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Baby boomers spend the most online (but Gen X buy more)

Latest research has found that baby boomers across the globe spend more money online than the younger generations.

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Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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OFFBEAT: Naked female and male cleaners wanted to clean houses in NI for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses in Northern Ireland for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

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Macie, a 14-week-old Staffirdshire Bull Terrier who swallowed a kitchen knife and required life-saving surgery. Picture: Sandy Young

WATCH: Puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

A 12-week-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been saved by emergency surgery after swallowing a kitchen knife. In an astonishing x-ray, the eight-inch knife is clearly visible in the tiny puppy’s body.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Giant Creme Egg hopes dashed by Cadbury

Cadbury have ruled out creating a giant Creme Egg anytime soon.
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Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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Health concerns sparked after vampire bats start sucking human blood

It sounds like the stuff of horror fiction, but scientists have raised health fears after a species of disease-carrying vampire bat, previously thought to mostly diet on birds, has been discovered feeding on human blood.
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Donald Trump to stick with personal Twitter account after becoming President

Donald Trump has said he will continue to tweet from his personal account when takes office because he is "covered so dishonestly by the press".
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In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.
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Chef Ben Churchill, 30, has transformed the traditional British Scotch egg into a sweet dish that features a gooey Creme Egg at its centre.

Chef creates eggs-traordinary scotch egg using Oreos and a creme egg

A chef has revealed his egg-traordinary recipe for a 'scotch' egg - made from crushed Oreos and a CREME EGG.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Monopoly

Iconic Monopoly pieces face the boot - you could have emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin as replacements

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing the boot - but you can vote on what you'd like to see in their place.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

If you don’t mind showing your bare bum on national television in a bid to find true love apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

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Don't Tell the Bride is looking for couples to apply for this year's series.

Northern Ireland couples wanted for 2017 series of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’

Northern Ireland couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’.

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Parking attendants found a Mazda parked on top of a Volkswagen Golf.

PARKING MAD: Tight squeeze at Scottish railway station car park

Two parking attendants had a surprise today when they came across a strange ‘double decker’ at railway station in Scotland.

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U2's Adam Clayton says flawed democracy brought Donald Trump to power

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has questioned US President-elect Donald Trump's integrity.

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Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

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