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School suspension data: What exactly is 'disruptive behaviour', as record numbers suspended or expelled

Most of the suspensions and expulsions are for the same reason 👀

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Heathrow: Video shows arrest of Just Stop Oil protesters at airport during 'international uprising'

Watch as Just Stop Oil protesters are arrested at airport on suspicion of conspiracy to disrupt it.

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Last chance to buy nostalgic caramel bar after discontinue announcement

We are running to the shops to stock up 🍫

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Wigan man who sent friend requests on social media is given suspended prison sentence

A suspended prison sentence was given to a man who breached a restraining order by sending friend requests on social media.

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New garden for reading, picnics and other activities opens at Wigan library

Book lovers now have somewhere else to go thanks to the opening of a beautiful reading garden at a library.

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Memory Lane: 18 brilliant pictures of people making the news in Shevington in 1999

From actors and ambassadors to students and sportsmen, people in Shevington were certainly keeping themselves busy in 1999.

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Double-jointed London bus

Commuters were stopped in their tracks as they spotted a full-size London bus - which had been folded in half.

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Diageo partners with UKMSA to support men’s wellbeing and encourage alcohol moderation

Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, and Guinness, has today announced an 18-month pilot partnership with the UK Men’s Sheds Association, an organisation that supports men’s wellbeing by providing a network of social and creative community spaces.

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Wigan Retailer Toasts International Beer Day with Top Beer-Inspired Baby Names

In honour of International Beer Day on the 2nd of August, Winstanleys Pramworld, the nation's leading nursery retailer, is raising a toast to parents-to-be with its list of top 10 beer-inspired baby names.

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Good Food Guide: Top 100 local restaurants across the UK are named

Bavette in Leeds won the title of Britain's Best Local Restaurant 🍽️

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Wigan people thanked for taking part in the world’s largest trial of a cancer screening blood test

As hundreds of thousands of NHS-Galleri trial blood test appointments across England come to a close, a leader from the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance is thanking the 20,000 participants in Greater Manchester – including Wigan, for supporting the NHS-Galleri trial – the world's largest resea...

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I sold all my belongings to live off-grid in a shipping container - I now live bill-free in rural Scotland

Watch as Robyn, who sold all her belongings to live in a shipping container, says bye to her home before starting work on her off-grid container house.

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Review: We test an outdoor sound system that's great for summer parties

Gareth Butterfield reviews the Soundcore Boom 2 Plus Bluetooth outdoor speaker

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Summer holidays 2024: how to save on kids school holiday trips as 50% of UK parents struggle - things to do

Parents are worried about affording a holiday this summer - here are some tips for a budget-friendly break 🌞

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Pendeen Cornwall: I stayed at a lighthouse on the beautiful Cornish coast for my summer holiday - my most memorable UK getaway to date

I had a quirky and memorable holiday here in the UK staying at Pendeen Lighthouse in Cornwall - a perfect getaway for a summer holiday.

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Northern Lights: 4 of the best apps to help you spot the Aurora in the UK

Aurora could be visible on Wednesday night 👀

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How to claim Attendance Allowance: UK pensioners can claim £5,600 a year - form, rates and is it means tested?

Martin Lewis has broken down how millions of pensioners can benefit from crucial support 💷

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Get three months' worth of coffee when purchasing a Tassimo FINESSE machine for just £49.99 - saving over £100

This summer, coffee lovers can enjoy impressive savings of over £100 when purchasing a Tassimo FINESSE coffee machine.

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One-in-100,000 rare white squirrel caught on video roaming the streets of UK town

Watch as the one-in-100,000 rare white squirrel circles the pavement, before running down the street.

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Police search for 59-year-old man last seen more than 24 hours ago

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has been reported missing.