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E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as E4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show.
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Children aged four to six handed treats to quieten them down were more likely to rely on comfort food high in calories as they approach their teenage years.

Warning to parents over 'emotional feeding' of children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists have warn.

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ID theft

WARNING that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned
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Planet Earth II

TV Licensing reveals top moments “worth the licence fee”

The top TV moments from shows most valued by Licence Fee payers have been revealed by TV Licensing.
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Why did the chick cross the road? To be rescued by the RSPCA!

Tiny chick rescued from middle of busy Lancashire road by charity officer ends up with new home and new playmate!

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A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
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Chihuahua in police custody

Angry chihuahua who is ‘seriously anti-police’ arrested after biting officers

A tiny feisty Chihuahua ‘with serious anger issues’ bit two police officers in Lurgan in the early hours of this morning.

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The Bank of England has already launched an investigation after police warnings about fake fivers circulating across the country ahead of the new �10 polymer note coming into circulation in the summer.

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

Fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes.

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Morph

Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.
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Iggy, the green iguana, is loving his new home in the reptile and amphibian house.

Slither on over to Belfast Zoo and visit the new look reptile house

Visitors can simply slither over to Belfast Zoo to visit the newly renovated and extended reptile and amphibian house, which is now home to more than fifteen new species!

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Easter eggs

'Dairy Milk is top of the chocs in Northern Ireland'

As Easter eggs roll onto the shelves ahead of the big bank holiday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Northern Ireland’s most popular chocolate for Easter.
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Buckfast has been made by monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since 1920.

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Worried about spots

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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One of the requirements is that you are aged between 20 and 45.

Fancy a new job? Get paid £13,700 to spend two months laid in bed

It sounds like the dream job - lie in bed for two months and get paid £13,700 for doing it.

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Women rely on looks just as much men, say scientists.

‘Looks are all that matter when women choose a man’ say scientists

Beauty really is only skin deep - when women are looking for a man, say scientists.

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Have you ever claimed to have visited a city or country when in actual fact you had not?

Top 20 places Northern Ireland people claim to have visited, but haven’t

Think of yourself as something of a jet-setter? Been up the Eiffel Towel and bought bagels in NYC?

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Bryan Craig and Nikki Brady enjoyed pizza making classes

VIDEO: ‘Dough’ eyed NI singletons find missing ‘pizza’ their hearts

Hundreds of single people from across Northern Ireland responded to a love-inspired offer from a pizza chain which promised to help them find a date, and maybe even love, based entirely on their pizza preferences.
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A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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Bowl of Easter eggs. Pic: Shutterstock

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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101 dalmations

Top 20 films we claim to have seen

Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten of us claim to have watched a film they’ve never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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