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B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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Endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston can help to sway shoppers buying decisions. Credit: Shutterstock

Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Whatsapp is changing

Soon you won’t be able to pretend you’ve missed WhatsApp messages from annoying friends

An update being tested for popular messaging app WhatsApp could mean you’ll never be able to pretend you’ve missed a message again.

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New help for disabled rail travellers on West Coast Main Line

New help for disabled rail travellers on West Coast Main Line

Railway bosses have unveiled a number of new initiatives to make travelling easier for the disabled.

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Hemel town centre

Town centre is going for gold

Does Hemel Hempstead have one of the best high streets in Britain?

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Spider. Credit: Shutterstock

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys R Us.

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...

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Marlowes Graffiti Mural

Say it, don’t spray it - graffiti artists knows that Hemel is a beautiful place

A graffiti artist got to work on a Hemel Hempstead shop front - with permission from the owners!

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Rail services on track again this morning

Rail services on track again this morning

Rail commuters have been back on the move again this morning following a landslip which shut down services for three days on Friday.

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Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Fire news

Improving firms’ safety against fire

Fire and Rescue bosses worked with businesses across the county as part of UK Business Safety Week.

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Friday jobs fair

Friday jobs fair

Hemel Hempstead Jobcentre will host a job fair tomorrow.

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Angela Rippon and Gary Fenton on Rip Off Britain

Rippon’s rip-off in Kings Langley

Newsreader Angela Rippon was shown in the streets of Kings Langley on Monday night (September 19), showing how easy it is for criminals to steal people’s bank card details.

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Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Tech giant Apple has sought to reassure users that the latest operating system update is safe after some iPhone owners reported it had rendered their handsets useless.

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Trevor Strain, chief financial officer of Morrisons, says Amazon Lockers will be an attractive option for busy customers.

Morrisons to install UK’s largest collection of Amazon Lockers

Big four supermarket Morrisons is to install the UK’s largest collection of Amazon Lockers this year as part of its drive to introduce new popular services in its stores.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Consumers are facing bad news at the pumps as the cost of fuel rose this week, with unleaded petrol now at 111.3 pence per litre - 0.3p per litre more expensive than the price seven days ago.

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Reality TV personalities such as Kylie Jenner and the cast of TOWIE are being blamed for an increase in young women seeking lip-filler procedures

Towie effect sees doubling in legal complaints over botched lip filler ops

Hit ITV-series TOWIE has been blamed for a huge rise in the number of botched lip-filler ops on young women and girls as young as 14.

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Price of wine set to increase due to Brexit

Price of wine set to increase due to Brexit

The full effects of Brexit have yet to be felt, but wine-lovers may get a taste for them sooner than most.

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