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Celebrity Big Brother announces launch date

The 20th season of Celebrity Big Brother will launch on Channel 5 on Tuesday, August 1, at 9pm.

TV and Film
Do you reach for the vacuum cleaner when feeling stressed?

This is what you should do if you're feeling stressed

The average adult spends a total of two hours and 11 minutes a day feeling stressed out, a study has revealed.

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The waste warship constructed by Surfers Against Sewage. Picture from PA

Waste warship highlights havoc caused by plastic rubbish on our beaches

Campaigners have built a 30ft warship from single-use plastic rubbish collected from UK beaches to highlight the threat it poses to the oceans.

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Have you used the Hello button on Facebook?

The new Facebook feature that's driving users round the bend

A new Hello button recently added to Facebook is causing plenty of drama for users who keep accidentally sending a private virtual wave to strangers and people they intend to unfriend.

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Melted chocolate

Melted chocolate causes havoc for drivers after lorry fire near London

Drivers have been warned they face long delays after a lorry believed to be laden with chocolate bars went up in flames on a major road.

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How long would it be before you got bored in the summer holidays?

Have you said any of these things to your kids during the summer holidays?

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first "I'm bored" just 10 days into the summer holidays.

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Lego

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.
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Dinner table

Is the dinner party dead? Rules for modern entertaining

The "dinner party" will soon be consigned to the history books, according to new research.
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Family chores

Watchdog to crackdown on adverts showing women cleaning up and men failing at household tasks

The advertising watchdog has signalled tougher regulation of campaigns that feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes, such as women cleaning up the family's mess and men failing to carry out simple household tasks.

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Are you guilty?

'Exagger-graphs' - the twisted world of holiday photos on Instagram and Facebook

Millions of adults admit they take 'exagger-graphs' - photos which make their holiday look better than it really is, a study has found.

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Have you watched it yet?

Ed Sheeran sings in Game of Thrones cameo

Ed Sheeran made his Game Of Thrones cameo in the first episode of the penultimate series.

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Are you brave enough for this?

Circus of Horrors advertise for £300-a-week ‘pickled person’

Jobhunters have flooded a circus with applications for a £300-a-week job as a "pickled person" - squeezing into a bottle.
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Do you fancy having a go at this game show?

Contestants sought for BBC One quiz show

The BBC are searching for contestants to take part in the second series of TV quiz show The Boss.

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Where will you be shopping for your school uniform?

Aldi launch Britain's cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Will you be tuning in?

Can you pass the ultimate Game of Thrones trivia quiz?

Do know your knights from your ladies and Kings Landings from Castle Blacks?

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The puppeteer who has voiced and controlled the Muppets' Kermit the Frog has departed the show after nearly 30 years, according to reports. Picture by Ian West/PA Wire

Kermit the Frog loses his voice as puppeteer leaves Muppets after 30 years

The puppeteer who has voiced and controlled the Muppets' Kermit the Frog has departed the show after nearly 30 years, according to reports.

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Hopefully you haven't got all of these annoying habits.

The top 20 ways to get on your boss's bad side

Employees with a negative attitude, bad manners and an addiction to social media are most likely to land in trouble with the boss.

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Do you play Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO 'has long-term health benefits'

Playing Pokemon GO ups your exercise levels even after you stop playing regularly, according to new research.

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How much do you use cash? Picture: PA.

One in three believe we won't use cash in 20 years time

A third of Britons believe they will be the last generation to use cash, a survey has found.
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We have the answer for how much you should spend on a present for teacher.

Here's how much you said you should spend on a teacher's present

We asked - and you answered.

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