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Struggling with hay fever? Worst is yet to come says Met Office

Pollen levels have been unusually high in recent weeks, with as many as 20 million hay fever and asthma sufferers impacted across the country.

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Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

A charity has called for cars to be banned from the school gates at drop off and pick up times in a bid to improve pupils’ health.

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Help on how to spot a Grand National winner

The Grand National, on Saturday, is a Great British sporting tradition, with millions of bets being placed and hundreds of thousands of office sweepstakes taking place across the UK.

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Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.

Crime
Easter motoring advice

Early Easter warning for drivers

Highways England is today calling on people travelling over the Easter period to make sure they have checked their vehicle before setting off.

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Check your £10 notes. Photo: Bank of England

Time nearly up for the old paper £10 note

There are still around 211 million paper £10 notes in circulation, but they will no longer be legal tender later this week.

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Keep burst pipes at bay

These eight tips will protect your home from the ‘Beast From The East’

A viciously-cold weather front is set to sweep in from Siberia over the coming weekend, bringing freezing conditions and bitter winds with it.

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Azaleas can cause serious problems for cats and dogs

10 common plants and flowers that are dangerous to pets

The nation’s pet owners are being warned about the hidden dangers of common plants and flowers that may deal fatal blows to furry companions.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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