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This is the last date to get your Mother's Day cards to mums in the Armed Forces

We may still have a while to wait until Mothering Sunday arrives - but if the special lady in your life is serving with the Armed Forces overseas, you best get the card ready to go.
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Where have you seen the cheapest petrol?

Where's the cheapest place to get petrol near you?

As supermarkets are urged by the RAC to cut their petrol prices, we want to know of the best fuel prices near you.
News
Clair Mccourt's pancake.

Do you think this pancake looks like Donald Trump?

You can enjoy your pancakes in many different ways.
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Asda Boldon is selling heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine's Day.

Would this heart-shaped pizza win you over for Valentine's Day?

Looking to curl up with some comfort food and your crush this Valentine's Day?
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A recipe from The Pancake Kitchen in Seaham for Shrove Tuesday. Picture: The Pancake Kitchen.

How to make the perfect pancake for Shrove Tuesday

Elastic waistbands at the ready - one of the most treat-filled days of the year has arrived.

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Making a Sunday dinner? These reader recipes promise great Yorkshire puddings

The humble Yorkshire pudding really can make or break your Sunday dinner.

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Tips on staying warm in winter

How to keep your home warm as the winter weather continues to bite

Winter has shown it was far from over last week as snow, ice and freezing temperatures giving us the shivers.

Lifestyle
It's nice to have some bank holiday plans in the diary.

When are the 2018 bank holidays?

It’s been a damp and dreary start to the year - and this cold weather certainly has you reaching for your calendar in anticipation of the warmer months.

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'Offensive' tennis-themed Tunnock's tea cake ad banned

An ad featuring a female tennis player holding a Tunnock's tea cake in place of a tennis ball at the top of her thigh has been banned over the likelihood of it causing serious offence.

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What's your favourite pizza topping?

National Pizza Day: What's the best topping?

We don't really need an excuse to eat pizza, but it's good to have one anyway!

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Would this Valentine's bouquet with a difference win your heart?

Would this Valentine's bouquet with a difference win your heart?

Flowers aren't for everyone. But would a bouquet full of beef be the way to your heart?

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Feeling a bit under the weather? Picture: St John Ambulance.

Tomorrow is National Sickie Day - make sure you know your first aid

As employers across the country brace themselves for a deluge of sickness, St John Ambulance is making sure we stay safe.

Health
Would Harry Potter be your specialist subject?

Harry Potter is the 'most popular topic on Mastermind' - but what would your specialist subject be?

The most popular specialist subject on Mastermind is Harry Potter, but it is rarely ever allowed, the show's producer says.

TV and Film
When is your passport due for renewal?

Passport fees hike set to make postal applications more expensive than online

Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time under Government proposals.
News
Would Greggs be your dream Valentine's Day destination?

Greggs serving romantic candlelit Valentine's Day meals at select branches

Greggs are giving customers the chance to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on Valentine's Day.
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Fan power forces Leeds United to think again over new crest

Leeds will “extend their consultation” with supporters over the club’s new badge after fans reacted with dismay to the new design revealed to mark their centenary.

News
Have you been having problems with Facebook today?

Why is Facebook not working in South Tyneside?

Facebook users are having problems with their accounts today following reports of an overnight outage to the social media site.
Business
A vigil for the dog took place in Hartlepool.

'Surely public safety has to come first?' - reader reaction to vigil for shot dog in Hartlepool

Thousands of people have put their names to a petition demanding justice for a "defenceless" dog killed by police.
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Do you know what to do if you see someone sleeping rough?

What to do if you see someone sleeping rough

Homelessness is on the increase in England, according to the latest figures from the Government.

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Actress Emilia Clarke with a replica enlargement of the stamp.

Game of Thrones stars pose with their news stamps

Game Of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington took a break from filming the hit fantasy show to pose with huge replicas of their new stamps.

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