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Top Gear help for speeding singer

Top Gear help for speeding singer

Top Gear presenters have given Seventies pop classic Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) a new lease of life - after encouraging viewers to download it to help its singer pay a speeding fine.

Yorkshire - 'more jobs than France'

Yorkshire - 'more jobs than France'

More jobs were created in Yorkshire last year than the whole of France, employment minister Esther McVey has claimed.

Increase in driving test lookalikes

Increase in driving test lookalikes

Rising numbers of learner drivers are being caught trying to cheat their tests by hiring lookalikes, according to Government figures.

Adopt a bug for Valentine's Day

Adopt a bug for Valentine's Day

The San Francisco Zoo is offering spurned lovers the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honour of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

Cash handout for Burger King diner

Cash handout for Burger King diner

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-through - a bag full of cash instead of food.
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Mother's bid to track down stranger

Mother's bid to track down stranger

A young mother has launched an internet campaign to track down the generous stranger who left her a handwritten note in which he described her as a "credit to her generation".
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Finest hour for Churchill's owner

Finest hour for Churchill's owner

A horse named Winston Churchill appropriately won a race at Uttoxeter on the 50th anniversary of the former prime minister's death.
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Council house for Queen, say Greens

Council house for Queen, say Greens

The Queen could move into a council house, the leader of the Green Party has suggested as a result of her plans to abolish the monarchy.
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Club bans Hungary from Facebook

Club bans Hungary from Facebook

A football club has banned the whole of Hungary from posting on its Facebook page after being inundated by fans of their latest signing.
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Hop along to jumping rabbit show

Hop along to jumping rabbit show

Professional show-jumping rabbits will show off their hopping skills this weekend as they take part in a rabbit Grand National.
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