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INTERVIEW: Pretty In Punk - Talking Johnny Rotten and John Hughes with the Psychedelic Furs ahead of UK singles tour

Remember Pretty In Pink - John Hughes' pretty-much-perfect 1980s teen movie about love, longing and compromise? Who can forget adorable love-lorn Duckie, or Andy's brooding over 'heart-throb' Blane?
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The luxury Rocky Mountaineer train operates in western Canada.

Travel: Riding the Rocky Mountaineer in western Canada

A journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury train service that operates on four routes in western Canada, offers a comfortable way viewing landscape and wildlife, plus insights into the important role played by the railway in the country’s history.
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Durdle Door in Dorset

Travel: Adventure swimming in Britain

Although travelling across the world to a beautiful swimming location is incredibly rewarding and exciting, there are multiple world renowned swimming spots right here at home in the UK.

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Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Whether you are a thrillseeker yearning for the great outdoors,or just fancy a more sedate break in calming surroundings, Britain’s 15 National Parks offer the chance to spend some time with nature.

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Warning over fake WhatsApp emails

Warning over fake WhatsApp emails

Messages claiming to be from WhatsApp are being sent by fraudsters intending to steal banking and personal information.

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NOSTALGIA: Back to the future

NOSTALGIA: Back to the future

Four schoolboys from Daventry Southbrook Comprehensive put their heads together when they designed and built a car of the future, guided by their tutors, Richard Haste and Andrew Hopkins.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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NOSTALGIA: Dancers have talent on tap

NOSTALGIA: Dancers have talent on tap

This group of foot-tapping Daventry folk turned back their 1982 clocks by starting a revival of their favourite pastime... tap-dancing.

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The team of 185 Watling Street celebrate their place in the finals.

Cheers! Northamptonshire pub faces one more round of judging in bid to win national award

A Northamptonshire pub has been shortlisted as a national finalist in the Great British Pub Awards 2017.
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HF Holiday's Monk Coniston is a golden winner.

Travel: Gold award for British holiday company

HF Holidays has a proud history spanning over 100 years and throughout that time it has had to move with the times. After a century of changes, the ethos at the heart of its holidays is still the same – beautiful locations, great leaders and pleasant sociable evenings.

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Kodi

Kodi reveals why customers now mistakenly think their box “no longer works”

Kodi has told customers complaining that their box “no longer works” that a number of websites have now shut down their services.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Supermarket’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

Supermarket’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

If you ever needed an excuse to pop the fizz Co-op’s own brand of champagne wine has been ranked alongside high end brands, Verve Cliquot and Dom Pérignon.

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Youngsters play around in the snow

NOSTALGIA: Fun during the big freeze

With Wimbledon at the halfway point we can officially say that summer is under way, so to help you cool down this week we look back at the freezing cold winter of 1979.
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The floor is lava. Photo: YouTube still

‘The floor is lava’ - the craze that is taking over Northamptonshire... and it’s not just kids playing it

If you have seen people acting strangely in Northamptonshire the last couple of weeks... chances are they are probably playing the latest craze sweeping Britain and the globe, ‘The floor is lava’.

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Bringing a bottle, not getting too drunk and not double dipping are signs you are the perfect party guest

Bringing a bottle, not getting too drunk and not double dipping are signs you are the perfect party guest

The perfect party guest knows when they are about to outstay their welcome, always brings a bottle - and never double-dips the hummus and salsa, a study has found.

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The ATM at 50: how a hole in the wall changed the world

The ATM at 50: how a hole in the wall changed the world

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday.

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NOSTALGIA: Brave bankers receive award

NOSTALGIA: Brave bankers receive award

The manager of Daventry’s Lloyds Bank, Charles Foster (centre), and his deputy, Gordon Richards (right), were rewarded for their bravery after they foiled a gunman in the bank in December 1972.

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