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Nintendo Switch launches this week: 8 things to know

New console launches are always exciting even if we have seen a fair share of complete flops over the years, mentioning no names (Mega CD, Atari Jaguar, Sega Dreamcast.... need I go on).

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Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

An “unpaid army” of grandparents are saving UK families billions in child care costs every year according to the latest research from The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) think tank.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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FARMING MATTERS: Educating youngsters

Visiting farms is a popular pastime for families, which is why there is such an abundance of farm attractions and open farms these days.

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Ghost Recon is going openworld for the first time and it looks great

Console Corner: Ghost Recon goes openworld

The superb Tom Clancy Ghost Recon franchise is set for its first venture into an openworld setting when Wildlands launches next month.

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Storm Doris pulled down trees all over the UK

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

“Holy cr*p, people are stupid:” Walking Dead actor blasts minister who got Primark to ban “racist” t-shirt

An actor whose catchphrase is at the centre of a “racist” t-shirt row has blasted the Methodist minister who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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Riding the range: Alan Wooding lived out a boyhood dream on a Canadian ranch.

Travel: Living out a Wild West dream

Mention Canada and most people immediately think of a trip through the Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver – but In the first of two features about one of the Commonwealth country's lesser known provinces, travel writer Alan Wooding enjoys all that the prairie state of Saskatchewan has to offer.

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Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES.

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Max Whitlock has capped off a memorable 12 months by earning an MBE

Hemel Hempstead's Max Whitlock gets MBE from the Queen

Hemel Hempstead's golden gymnast Max Whitlock has said he is 'honoured' - after he received an MBE from the Queen.

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WATCH: Storm Doris round-up: How it is affecting your county

From road closures and damage being caused by the high winds, here is a comprehensive round-up of incidents affecting Northants, Milton Keynes, Bucks, Beds, Herts, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

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Storm Doris is causing delays to and from Hemel Hempstead station

Storm Doris causes train chaos between Dacorum and London

High winds caused by Storm Doris have been causing lengthy delays and some cancellations to trains between Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and London.

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The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

Venomous snakes and mini crocodiles are among some of the ‘dangerous’ animals being kept by Dacorum residents.

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Fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer.

ALERT: Hemel Hempstead residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

Residents across Hemel Hempstead are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE.

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Full rail service expected on London Midland on Thursday, despite Storm Doris

Full rail service expected on London Midland on Thursday, despite Storm Doris

London Midland plans to run a full service tomorrow (Thursday, February 23), despite winds of up to 70mph predicted courtesy of Storm Doris.

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£60k works to River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead ‘thrill’ Box Moor Trust

£60k works to River Bulbourne in Hemel Hempstead ‘thrill’ Box Moor Trust

The end results of work that was carried out to narrow the River Bulbourne have ‘thrilled’ the Box Moor Trust.

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Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and heavy rain

Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and heavy rain

The UK is set to shiver and get soaked, as Storm Doris hits the country on Thursday.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

It’s not just Eeny Meeny - how song lyrics have been censored over the years, from God Save The Queen, to The Rolling Stones, to Nicki Minaj

Yesterday we reported how a ‘racist’ t-shirt has been withdrawn from Primark stores, after a customer complained about the offensive lyrics of the song ‘Eeny Meeny Miny Moe’ as it used to be sung.

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The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale.

Petition launched to return “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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The film festival is being backed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd

Film festival to shine a light on victims of crime in Hertfordshire

A film festival is just one event taking place this week in Hertfordshire to raise awareness of the impact crime has on victims.

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