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Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Whatsapp is changing

Soon you won’t be able to pretend you’ve missed WhatsApp messages from annoying friends

An update being tested for popular messaging app WhatsApp could mean you’ll never be able to pretend you’ve missed a message again.

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A little Pug: cute, or disfigured?  Credit: Shutterstock

The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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GBBO winner Nadiya Hussain is headlining Thame Food Festival 2016

Live: Thame Food Festival 2016

Nadiya Hussain of Great British Bake Off fame and other TV cookery stars are set to serve up a real treat as the Thame Food Festival rolls into town.

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From left: Duncan Lambert, Charlie Bowles and Jamie Bowles

New tattoo studio makes its mark on Winslow walking group

It’s not your typical check-in for a rambling group but it was brews and a chat for the Simply Walkers when they popped into Winslow’s new tattoo and piercing parlour.

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Farmer Evan Kempster who is helping to raise money for breast cancer by wrapping his bales in pink wrapper

FARMING MATTERS: Farming in the pink

Big pink bales are beginning to get noticed around the country as farmers support breast cancer charities by wrapping their silage and haylage in pink rather than the more traditional black plastic.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Henry Cavill aka Superman paid a shock visit to Aylesbury. PHOTOS: PA

PICTURED: Superman Henry Cavill pays shock visit to Aylesbury pub

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it’s world famous Superman actor Henry Cavill on a random night out at a pub in little old Aylesbury.

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What is the best bar in Aylesbury? You decide

The best bars in Aylesbury as voted by you

What is the best bar in Aylesbury?

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Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

Smartphones are even changing the way we eat

Until very recently, using a phone at the dinner table was frowned upon.

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The Bucks County Council tower

UPDATED: ‘Considerable work still needed’: Ofsted turns the heat up on Bucks children’s services

A check-up on Bucks County Council’s services for vulnerable children has found improvements are being made – but several areas still need significant work.

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Shiela Ansell

Skydive gran sets a record

Fearless Shiela Ansell from Wendover jumped from a plane 10,000 feet up in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) in Aylesbury.

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Helen Backus

Pioneer for disabled youth needs your vote

A woman who spearheaded a pioneering scheme which helps disabled youngsters stay in education has been shortlisted for Public Servant of the Year award.

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Arla join Colour Rush

Dairy team will help runners turn yellow

Dairy giant Arla is sending a team to support the Colour Rush as the Aylesbury firm sponsors the yellow station at the Colour Rush on Sunday, October 9, in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC)

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Aylesbury High School 50th anniversary reunion

50th anniversary reunion for high school girls

A group of 26 former Aylesbury High School pupils from the intake of 1966 held a reunion in Hardwick to celebrate 50 years since starting at the school.

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry has this morning quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Spider. Credit: Shutterstock

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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