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Bakewell Pudding ‘lost in space’ could now be in the Lincolnshire Wolds

A Peak District school is asking for the Lincolnshire public’s help after pupils sent a Bakewell Pudding into space - which has now become ‘lost in space’ over our county.

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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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Driving through a puddle could land you in trouble

Ten ways you could break the law on your annual summer road trip

British holidaymakers are being warned of the ten ways they may unwittingly break the law whilst driving to their annual getaway this year.

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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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VIDEO: Flash that lit up sky over Skegness at midnight

As if snow, gale force winds and a flood warning were not enough for the residents of Skegness area to deal with, a flash of light at midnight left many wondering what on earth was going on.
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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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What are the legal tender amounts acceptable for the UK coins?

Do shops have to accept 1p and 2p coins?

A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins.

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Stephen Briggs pictured outside Horncastle Police Station where he claims to have seen a ghost.

Terrifying encounter with a ‘3ft horned man’ in Horncastle

A man who claims to have seen dozens of ghosts and entities in the Horncastle area is hoping to write a book about his terrifying experiences.

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The interior of Skidbrooke Church. Photo by Pete Creasy

Lincolnshire’s Top 8 terrifying and bizarre paranormal cases

From ghost sightings and ‘demonic’ hauntings to UFOs caught on military radar - Lincolnshire has been a hotbed of all things paranormal over the years.

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VIDEO: Costa unveils ‘coffee-copter’ to deliver drinks by drone

Caffeine-lovers will be blown away by this new ‘coffee-copter’ - which delivers drinks to them by DRONE.

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Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust?

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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The impossible questions children ask

‘What are black holes?’, ‘how did the world begin?’ and ‘how does the internet work?’ are among questions asked by kids parents struggle to answer, a study has found.

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New Royal Baby announced

New Royal Baby announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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