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‘Large tortoise blocking the A24’

There are reports this morning that a large tortoise is causing delays around the Washington Roundabout.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Sussex

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Sussex to appear on the show.

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Having mates key to overcoming life’s challenges

A friend in need really is a friend indeed according to a new study on the benefits of friendship conducted at the University of Brighton.

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Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Brighton’s Palace Pier makes list of Britain’s top free attractions

The Palace Pier in Brighton has been listed fourth most favourite free attraction in the country.

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'Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14'

“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Olly Lawrence (centre) and other kitesurfers welcome Moby Dig to their ranks. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Stranded digger adopted by kitesurfers

Would you adopt a digger?

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D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

D.I...WHY? New research hammers home the true cost of DIY

Half of us (48%) confess to believing we are good or very good at DIY despite a third (33%) having admitted that they have suffered a DIY disaster.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Would Moby Dig get your vote? Picture: Eddie Mitchell

POLL: Would you vote for Moby Dig to be MP?

It looks like the stranded Rampion digger will be here for at least the near future, but should Moby Dig run for Parliament?

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Can you tell the difference between a flower and a weed?

Can you tell the difference between weeds and flowers - try this test

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Common scams

Revealed: the most common scams that tricked 7,000 NatWest customers

Goods that are never delivered, upfront fees and bogus invoices are among the scams most likely to fool bank customers, according to NatWest.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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We asked our readers to name the 80-tonne digger. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

DIGGER LATEST: Rampion responds to the name...

Rampion have welcomed your efforts to give their stranded 80-tonne digger a name.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits hoarding £30 billion worth of frivolous purchases

Brits are hoarding a staggering £30 BILLION worth of useless purchases - many which remain unused, according to new research.

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New social experiment explores if the ability to save is nature of nurture

Video: Two-fifths of Brits take after their parents’ money habits

When it comes to budgeting and spending patterns, over two-fifths (43%) of Brits say their parents have been their biggest influence on their money behaviour while one in 10 (11%) attribute this to their partner, that’s according to new analysis from Santander UK.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Adding colour to the garden

Video: Transform your garden into the outdoor space you’ve always wanted

Getting the garden ready for summer can be a daunting task after a long winter and it can be hard to find the time or motivation to get out there and tackle it in one go.

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