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From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Winter vomiting bug is coming

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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VIDEO: Peterborough father proposes to girlfriend with help of their newborn daughter

A first-time Peterborough father proposed to his girlfriend moments after she gave birth by dressing the newborn up in a babygrow which had the big question on it

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VICTIM: Liz Edwards.

SPALDING MURDER TRIAL: Jury retires for the evening

Jurors in the trial of a 14-year-old girl accused of two murders are to continue their deliberations in the morning.

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Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to take place at a landmark in her home city with a dazzling ring costing £1,013, according to new research.

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The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 skills you need to be a great dad

The top 50 ‘dad skills’ have been revealed - but less than half of fathers reckon they have mastered them all.

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Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Memorial service for Pilot Officer Harold Penketh killed in a Spitfire crash in 1940 at Holme Fen. EMN-160922-232235009

Memorial to Spitfire crash pilot unveiled at Holme Lode near Peterborough

The family of a Spitfire pilot who died in a crash have unveiled a permanent memorial near the site where his plane was excavated near Peterborough.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Cambridgeshire one of the best places in UK to raise a family new research finds

Cambridgeshire is one of the top two places to raise a family in the UK new research by uSwitch has found.

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Most popular baby names revealed

REVEALED - the most popular baby names so far in 2016

A parenting advice website has listed the most popular baby names so far in 2016 and revealed previous favourites such as Sophia, Mia, Daniel and Harrison are on the decline.

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Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

More than half of the UK’s grandparents are planning to look after their grandchildren over the next few weeks, according to a recent survey.

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Parents footing the bill for driving lessons

Parents fork out £22bn helping kids learn to drive

UK parents are collectively spending £22 billion to help get their children on the road and three quarters of mums and dads in the South East admit paying for their child’s driving lessons.

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American Pitbull terriers are among the breeds banned under the 1991 Act. Credit: Shutterstock

RSPCA calls for urgent changes to ‘flawed’ Dangerous Dogs Act

The RSPCA has today released a damning report on the “ineffective” Dangerous Dogs Act and called on urgent reform to a law which indiscriminately targets family pets.

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Rae Atkinson of Holbeach recovering at home in Holbeach, with partner Graham Travis and step-daughter Daisy Travis after their car accident in Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Car accident in Spalding brings ‘proper heroes’ to the rescue

A first aid trainer from Holbeach has thanked two “proper heroes” after being on the receiving end of emergency treatment during a car accident.

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VIDEO LATEST: Inquest hears Lance Hart shot wife and daughter before turning shotgun on himself

An inquest into the deaths of a father, mother and daughter from Moulton after a gun attack has been opened and adjourned today.

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John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings.  Photo by Tulip Radio.

MP Hayes praises community and police response to ‘dreadful tragedy’

The violent death of a father, mother and daughter from Moulton has left a “sense of shock” across the area, according to the area’s MP.

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Coun Andrew Woolf, South Holland District Council member for Cowbit, Moulton and Weston.

Councillor pays tribute to active Moulton family

Three members of a Moulton family who died in a domestic shooting in Spalding today were known for their “participation in community life and school”.

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Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl to sell full sets of school uniform for £3.65 each

Lidl shoppers can kit out their kids with a full school uniform for just £3.65.

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