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VIDEO: Tough new penalties for using mobile phones while driving come into force today

From today, (March 1), the fixed penalty notice for using a handheld mobile phone while driving doubles from £100 to £200 and 3 to 6 points with bus and good vehicle drivers’ facing a hike in fines from £1,000 to £2,500 if taken to court.

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Anger as one in six children miss out on secondary school places

Anger as one in six children miss out on secondary school places

Thousands of children in the South-East will miss out on their first choice school today (March 1), according to a new study.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Storm Doris caused plenty of problems across the UK SUS-170224-151009001

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Sussex got away pretty lightly, with a few trees uprooted and fences wrecked, as Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday.

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Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES.

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VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years.

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‘Hidden army’ of grandparents providing childcare

Millions of working parents are only able to hold down their jobs thanks to a “hidden army” of grandparents who provide childcare worth more than £16bn a year and in many cases also subsidise the needs of their grandchildren, a study has found.

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More than half of Brits have a workplace romance

More than half of Brits have a workplace romance

A third of workers in the South-East said that being in a relationship with someone has damaged their career, according to a new study.

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Known leftie Barak Obama

Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.

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Prosecco prayers answered

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Concerns over gulls

Video: Battle with dive-bombing gulls moves inland

The seaside and cities of Britain are under siege by wild and ferocious predators. Birds are wreaking havoc on innocent members of the public with indiscriminate attacks. Some fearful citizens have even reportedly taken to carrying firearms for protection – from gulls.

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Cycling charity and solicitors urge government to rethink whiplash reforms

Cycling charity and solicitors urge government to rethink whiplash reforms

A leading cycling charity has urged the government to think twice and consider vulnerable road users before reforming laws around personal injury claims.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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Classic phones we want back

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare - 10 things every parent should know

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Butlers in the Buff is hunting for attractive buff men nationwide

Buff men needed to solve national ‘butler’ shortage

Sussex men are being invited to apply for a job with the ‘male’ order company Butlers in the Buff.

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Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of workers have the same lunch every single day

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study has found.

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POLL: Do you think Valentine’s day is over-commercialised rubbish?

Are you planning on celebrating Valentine’s day next week? If so, you’re in the minority, according to a recent survey.

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English University offering �15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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What Mr Darcy may have looked like

What Jane Austen's Mr Darcy should really have looked like

We all know what Jane Austen's tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy looks like....right?
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