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Festive fun as Selfridges launches Christmas shop

Festive fun as Selfridges launches...

A full 143 shopping days before the big day, Selfridges has launched its Christmas shop.

Rare white wallaby spotted in Northamptonshire

Rare white wallaby spotted in...

A rare white wallaby has been spotted in Northamptonshire.

Agatha Christie killer formula spots whodunnit

Agatha Christie killer formula spots...

It is the greatest mystery in fiction - but now experts claim to have revealed the secret to Agatha Christie and have come up with a formula of how to spot whodunnit.

Kendal Mint Cake reborn as alcoholic liqueur

Kendal Mint Cake reborn as alcoholic...

Famous confectionery Kendal Mint Cake is set to have a major rebirth as an alcoholic liqueur.

Subway sandwich artists roll into world record books

Subway sandwich artists roll into world record books

Subway's "sandwich artists" have cranked out a record number of their lunchtime masterpieces.
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Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber species suggests

Woodlice have personalities, analysis of Percellio scaber...

It may be small, grey and easy to ignore, but the humble woodlouse is big on personality, according to new research.
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Dame Helen wowed by meeting her 'three sisters' at Madame Tussauds

Dame Helen wowed by meeting her 'three sisters' at...

Dame Helen Mirren described her three new waxworks figures as "sisters", as she unveiled them at Madame Tussauds in London.
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Horror as Arizona jail inmate pulls his eye out

Horror as Arizona jail inmate pulls his eye out

Prison officers in Arizona were horrified to discover that an inmate had pulled one of his eyes out of its socket.
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London Zoo's 'Scissorhands' sloth given teddy bear to replace ailing mother

London Zoo's 'Scissorhands' sloth given teddy bear...

A baby sloth named "Edward" after his impressive Edward Scissorhands-like claws is being hand-reared with the help of a special teddy bear.
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Online hit Mr Norris feline fine after cleft palate operations

Online hit Mr Norris feline fine after cleft palate operations

A cat born with facial deformities so severe that he was not expected to live for more than two weeks has survived two major surgical operations and gone on to develop a fanbase online.
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