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Parents raid children’s piggy banks to tune of nearly £50 a year, says poll

Piggy bank-raiding parents are plundering nearly £50 a year typically from their children’s savings, a survey has found.

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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.

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In graphic: Poll of polls with 10 days to go

With 10 days until the snap General Election, the seven-day rolling average of all published polls shows support for the Conservatives stands at 44%.

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English wine enjoys record number of new producers and vineyards in past year

A record number of new English wine producers and vineyards launched their business in the past year, a study shows.

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John Noakes: Blue Peter’s action man

During his long tenure on Blue Peter, John Noakes developed a reputation as the show’s action man.

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Cheese champion Chris Anderson on a roll with record-equalling 20 wins

A champion cheese-chaser has equalled the all-time record for the most cheeses won in the death-defying Cheese Rolling Race.

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BA chief rejects jobs outsourcing as cause of ‘catastrophic’ IT failure

The outsourcing of British Airways jobs was not to blame for a “catastrophic” IT failure that brought the airline’s operations to a halt, its chief executive said.

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Bins back on the agenda for one voter as PM and husband hit the campaign trail

From a Back To The Future photo opportunity to controversy around food banks, here is a round-up of Monday’s general election coverage.

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‘Waitrose effect’ can help boost home prices by more than £36,000, says survey

The “Waitrose effect” can help add over £36,000 to a property price typically – while living near any national supermarket may boost a home’s value by around £22,000 – research suggests.

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Manchester attack mourners and well-wishers flock to unofficial memorial

Many mourners, well-wishers and young people personally affected by the Manchester terror attack have marked the week since the tragedy by flocking to an unofficial memorial to the dead and injured.

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200 drivers a day caught using mobile phones in weeks after crackdown

More than 200 drivers a day were caught using their mobile phones illegally in the wake of a major crackdown on the practice.

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Corbyn insists he won’t soften UK foreign policy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he would not “soften” Britain’s foreign policy if he became prime minister, after Conservative claims that he would be soft on terrorism.

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PM: Labour-SNP sweetheart deal could lead to ‘government in chaos’

A “sweetheart deal” between Labour and the SNP after the June election could result in a “government in chaos”, Theresa May warned, as Scotland’s First Minister said she would use such an agreement to get as much of her nationalist manifesto implemented as possible.

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Female zookeeper killed in Cambridgeshire after tiger enters enclosure

A female zookeeper has been killed in a “freak accident” after a tiger entered the enclosure she was in.

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William ‘sad’ his children will never know their grandmother

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken about his sadness that his mother is not around to see his children growing up.

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Fox hunting vote pledge is ridiculous, says Oddie as hundreds protest in London

Animal welfare campaigner Bill Oddie has said it is “ridiculous” that fox hunting has been put back on the agenda as hundreds of demonstrators marched through London.

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Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will not do a deal with the SNP to gain power at Westminster.

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PM confronted by officer over ‘devastating’ cuts in police numbers

Theresa May has insisted she is providing police with the resources and powers they need, after she was confronted by a serving officer on live TV about “devastating” cuts during her time as home secretary.

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PM and Jeremy Corbyn face separate TV grillings by Jeremy Paxman

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn will face a televised grilling as the General Election campaign intensifies.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s family accepts apology over false report of his death

The family of terminally ill Bradley Lowery have accepted an apology from internet site the Ladbible after it incorrectly posted a story saying the boy had died.

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