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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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Police chief looks to conquer all

Police officers and staff are getting behind Chief Constable Giles York as he prepares to enter this year’s World Conker Championships.

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Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

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A new Dawn for the action RPG genre

Console Corner: Horizon Zero Dawn review

New Dawn for the action RPG.

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Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

At least 79 million ready meals and 22 million takeaways and fast-food and meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to a new report.

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What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

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Jason Sutherland-Rowe (middle) is a member of the 'commuter's club'

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Commuter’s club’ find fun way to enjoy their journey

After a long day in the city, most people dread the gruelling commute home – but this group of commuters have found a fun way to look forward to it.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex families face Christmas hangover of debt

More than a quarter of families in the south east plan to borrow money to cover the costs of Christmas this year, a survey by the Children’s Society has revealed.

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Time for a pottery throw down

Pop-up events can come in a variety of shapes and sizes as Charlotte Pearson discovers.

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Tis the season to be jolly thanks to December downloads

Console Corner: ‘Tis the season to be jolly thanks to December downloads

‘Tis the season to be jolly...well it is if you have a Sony machine after a superb line-up of free games were released for December.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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David Johnston - Sussex Wayfarer

The changing Sussex countryside

David Johnston celebrates his enduring love of the changing Sussex countryside with his new book A Sussex Wayfarer’s Nature Notes.

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Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

The plunging value of the pound can make it disheartening to think about how little bang you may get for your well-earned buck in the aftermath of Brexit.

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Can PES come out on top after a decade in FIFAs shadow?

Console Corner: Can PES come from behind to win?

It’s that time of year again when Konami and EA put their dukes up and get ready to punch it out in the battle for football game supremacy.

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