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Million school pupils missed lessons in 2015-16 due to family holidays in term

Around a million schoolchildren missed lessons last year after taking family holidays during term time, official figures suggest.

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"It is paramount this funding discrepancy is swiftly plugged."

Drivers 'at risk of skidding' on a quarter of A roads in England

Motorists could be at risk of skidding on more than a quarter of England's A road network, official figures show.

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A police officer stand outside an address in Hagley Road, Birmingham, where armed police have raided a flat overnight. West Midlands Police have directed media queries to the Met Police, who have refused to discuss the incident for operational reasons

Armed Police Raid Birmingham flat after Westminster terror attack

Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to the terror plot that brought bloodshed to the heart of London, as MPs spearhead a show of defiance by returning to Parliament.

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A car crashed into railings on Westminster Bridge before an attacker attempted to gain access to Parliament

Latest: Seven held over Westminster terror attack

Four people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing a policeman before he was shot by armed officers.
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Police outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after sounds similar to gunfire have been heard close to the Palace of Westminster.

Policeman stabbed, attacker shot in major Westminster terror alert

A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

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Happy Easter.. not that you'll remember it.

Buckfast Easter egg could be on its way to Britain

An off-licence in Northern Ireland looking to make a fast buck has been flooded with orders for its tonic wine-themed Easter eggs.

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Just flown into the kitchen... Here's Superdad

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed today.

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Middle class revolt as Waitrose targets coffee freeloaders

Middle class revolt as Waitrose targets coffee freeloaders

Waitrose has sparked outrage among its customers with the news that members of the posh supermarket’s loyalty card programme will no longer be entitled to a free tea or coffee.

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Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.
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The new 9.7-inch iPad replaces the iPad Air 2

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, with prices starting at £339.

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Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.

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Modern children have tried olives and quinoa before turning five

Modern children have tried olives and quinoa before turning five

Millions of modern children have already had their first taste of olives, hummus and quinoa before the age of five, a study has found.

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Nearly a third of Brits won’t see mums on Mothering Sunday

Nearly a third of Brits won’t see mums on Mothering Sunday

Nearly a third of all Brits will NOT see their mums this Mothering Sunday and almost half will not even send a card, according to a poll.

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Ed Balls and Katya Jones. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ed Balls to reprise gangnam style dance routine for Red Nose Day

Ed Balls will reprise his beloved Gangnam Style dance routine from Strictly Come Dancing for one last time on Red Nose Day.

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Another rainy day in Preston

Preston urged to plug the rain drain

It’s raining, again, in one of Britain’s wettest places.

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Vote for your favourite pet picture in the RSPCA's People's Choice Award

Animal lovers are being given the chance to vote for their favourite snap of a pet in the RSPCA People's Choice Award.

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172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016

Warning as ID fraud reaches record levels

Brits are being warned to protect their personal data, as 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016.

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Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of "Sesame Street

Sesame Street's new muppet Julia aims to reduce autism stigma

Children's show Sesame Street is to introduce a new character with autism.

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Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

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