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Royal chewing gum buster sought

Royal chewing gum buster sought

The Queen is looking for a cleaner to oversee the removal of chewing gum at one of her royal palaces.

1066 re-enactment gets go ahead

1066 re-enactment gets go ahead

A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings is to return to the town linked to the most famous conflict in English history following a two-year absence.

Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.

Hockey coaches tackle three peaks

Hockey coaches tackle three peaks

Two national hockey coaches are aiming to dribble two hockey balls up and down the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales for charity.

Luxury pushchair from Aston Martin

Luxury pushchair from Aston Martin

British sports car brand Aston Martin is best known for its sensational driving machines and its close ties with a certain secret agent, but now it has helped to create the last word in luxury baby carriages.
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Supermarket poster mocked online

Supermarket poster mocked online

A poster telling staff at Sainsbury's to encourage customers to spend more has attracted mockery on social media after it mistakenly appeared in a shop window instead of the staff room.
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Banksy art work at seaside town

Banksy art work at seaside town

Art lovers are descending on a seaside town after a mural by street artist Banksy appeared on a wall.
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Busker to perform at premier venue

Busker to perform at premier venue

A busker is to perform at one of the capital's most prestigious venues after being plucked from obscurity when she was spotted playing in the street.
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Home plea for dog scared to go out

Home plea for dog scared to go out

For man's best friend, the lure of the great outdoors can send even the stumpiest tail wagging in frenzied excitement.
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Trainee Jedi learn to use the Force

Trainee Jedi learn to use the Force

Fifteen-year-old Pablo Soto, from the Chilean city of Quilpue, regularly hits the gym in his spare time.
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