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Enter the BBC’s new game show without leaving your house

The BBC is seeking new contestants to enter their new game show, The Button, which will see households compete for cash prizes without leaving the comfort of home.

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Edinburgh

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The new bake-off line-up

The Great British Bake Off 2017: meet the contestants

The wait for The Great British Bake Off is nearly over and now the contestants for this year’s show have been revealed and they include a scientist, an architect and a former Officer in the Royal Artillery.

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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The average modern British family revealed

The average modern British family revealed

The average modern family wakes up at 6:55am on a weekday, watches three and a half hours of television a day - and has a Ford on the driveway.

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VIDEO: We take on the world’s longest inflatable assault course

The world’s longest inflatable assault course has landed in Sussex – and our reporters took on the challenge.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Good Food Guide reveals the UK’s 50 best restaurants

Good Food Guide reveals the UK’s 50 best restaurants

The Good Food Guide 2018 has been released, but not a single Sussex establishment features in it.

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What not to say in a job interview

Revealed: What not to say in a job interview

Let’s face it, job interviews are nervy affairs, no matter what job you are going for.

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Rollercoaster

Celebrating National Rollercoaster Day

Each year on August 16, you will find people at amusement parks and theme parks across the country participating in National Rollercoaster Day.

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200th anniversary of the rollercoaster

Video: Timeline celebrates the 200th anniversary of the rollercoaster

It’s been two centuries since the first rollercoaster in Paris started taking thrill-seekers on trips to nowhere and ever since the ride has developed and each one becomes more stomach-droppingly exciting than the last.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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From left, Dean Stoner, Chris Mayhew and Adrian Goff, watched by the Daleks. Picture: Liz Pearce 14/08/2017

Daleks doing good

Daleks looked on as Sons of Skaro squad owner Dean Stoner and Adrian Goff presented Chris Mayhew with a cheque for Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

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Chris Wheeler caught the 'amazing' sighting on camera

VIDEO: Shock as rare swordfish seen off Selsey

Two men thought they were feet away from a shark yesterday, but then realised it was actually a rare swordfish.

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Call for a limit on drinking alcohol before a flight

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That early morning pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Holiday-makers' worst fear as they head to the beach

The major holiday fear - toothache

After months of watching flight prices go up, getting beach body ready (or not) and going back and forth on where to stay, holiday season is finally upon us.

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No charging allowed

Wetherspoons won’t charge your phone anymore

JD Wetherspoons has called time on a habit popular with many customers - asking staff to charge their mobile phones behind the bar.

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Primark launches magic new Harry Potter range and fans are going nuts

Primark launches magic new Harry Potter range and fans are going nuts

With items starting from just £2, fans of the wizarding world are spellbound by the new Primark Harry Potter range.

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