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VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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Hotpoint

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer in Grenfell Tower fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

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A 10-day giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

Baby panda charms Japan

A baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has confirmed.

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The typical suitcase alone will leave a 141.00 dent in the bank balance

The average holidaymaker's suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker jets off to the sunshine with a suitcase crammed full of more than £3,000 worth of tech, toiletries and tanning products, it has emerged.

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Virgin Media users are said to be at risk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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Car have been left covered in a layer of red dust

Why have cars suddenly been covered in dust?

People across Lancashire will have woken up this morning to find their cars covered in a mysterious red dust.

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Male fairies, breastfeeding and steam rooms are included

56 new emoji are heading your way

If expressing yourself with images is your thing, your vocabulary just got a little bigger.

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Prince Harry during an interview where he opens up about how his time in Afghanistan was the trigger for him to get help dealing with his mother's death

No child should be asked to do what I did, says Prince Harry about Diana's death

Prince Harry has recalled walking behind his mother's coffin as a 12-year-old and said no "child should be asked to do that under any circumstances".

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Tiny Treasures Twin Set

Argos predicts this Christmas will be dominated by dolls and Lego

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament

So we've heard the Queen's Speech - what happens next?

Theresa May has outlined her minority Government's proposed legislative programme for the new parliamentary session.

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The Queen as she arrived at the Palace of Westminster.

West Yorkshire resident calls 999 to report the Queen for not wearing a seat belt

All eyes were on the Queen today as she arrived at the Palace of Westminster for the state opening of parliament.
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It will be hosted by IT crowd star Richard Ayoade. Photo: Channel 4

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens this week

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens this Friday.
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Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital as 'precautionary measure'

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace said.
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The Google fidget spinner

How you can play with a fidget spinner on Google

You can sit at your desk and play with a fidget spinner virtually thanks to Google.
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Everybody needs good neighbours

Half of Brits don't know their neighbours' names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don't even know their neighbours' full names, a survey has found.
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Barbie's friend gets major makeover at Mattel launches 15 new Ken dolls

Barbie's companion Ken has undergone a wide-ranging makeover with the UK launch of varying body sizes, skin tones and hairstyles including a man bun and corn rows.
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Have you been sick while on holiday?

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Hero's welcome for duo on a Chicken from from Portugal to The Hoghton Arms in Withnell

Why did the chicken hitch-hike from Portugal to Chorley?

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Professor Hawking said he believed the human race was "standing at the threshold of a new era"

Humanity must head to the stars to survive, says Stephen Hawking

Humanity will have to head for the stars in the next 200 to 500 years if it is to survive, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.

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A spokesman said less than 10% of customers are affected

Tesco computer glitch sees home deliveries cancelled or delayed

Thousands of Tesco customers have had their grocery deliveries cancelled or postponed following a computer glitch.
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