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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

Health
Highways England are reviewing speed limits around roadworks

Speed limits could be increased but concern remains over road workers safety

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.

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Storm Chris threatens to end heatwave with heavy rain and gales possible

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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The roads are set to see little traffic tomorrow evening

How England’s World Cup campaign has major effect on UK’s main roads

A third less traffic is expected on England’s motorways tomorrow night as England face Croatia in a World Cup semi-final.

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Survey reveals confusion over protecting skin from the sun

Survey reveals confusion over protecting skin from the sun

Nearly half of women are confused when it comes to protecting their skin from sun damage, a study has found.

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Smash stereotypes to bits – IET launches new campaign to get more young people into STEM

A new campaign has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys and girls, as well as other demographic groups, considering a career in STEM.

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Struggling with hay fever? Worst is yet to come says Met Office

Pollen levels have been unusually high in recent weeks, with as many as 20 million hay fever and asthma sufferers impacted across the country.

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Driving through a puddle could land you in trouble

Ten ways you could break the law on your annual summer road trip

British holidaymakers are being warned of the ten ways they may unwittingly break the law whilst driving to their annual getaway this year.

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Expensive barbecues are often forgotten when it comes to insurance

Brits store £1,300 outside their homes

A new warning has been released today as it has emerged the average Brit stores more than £1,300 worth of private goods, including family heirlooms, outside their house where they may not have insurance.

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Video: One in five young people hacked on social media

It’s very easy to over-share on social media nowadays and it seems a fair number of us are being duped into doling out our card details, bank details and private addresses without a second thought.

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Grab your broomsticks for a game of Quidditch

Muggles can now experience a game usually only played in the wizarding world as Quidditch comes to Sussex.
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Video: RNLI: Float to Live campaign

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and school half-term, the RNLI revealed today that remembering to float helped prevent at least seven people from drowning during dangerous situations in the water in 2017.

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Video: Bereaved family calls for Government to create new law

The parents of a three year old girl killed in a traffic collision by a pensioner who was told his eyesight made him unfit to drive have launched a campaign to change the law.

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Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

A charity has called for cars to be banned from the school gates at drop off and pick up times in a bid to improve pupils’ health.

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Salvage Hunters

Salvage Hunters coming to Sussex

Salvage Hunters, the award-winning Quest TV and Discovery Channel show, is heading to Sussex to record a special edition of the programme.

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Vicki Williams talks about her experience

Video: Do you need to squeeze when you sneeze?

Stress Urinary Incontinence can be seriously exacerbated during the hay fever season, causing embarrassment and self-esteem issues for those women affected, according to reality TV star Ferne McCann.

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Avon Place near Ringwood

£3million Huf Haus mansion could be yours for £25

The owners of a £3million mansion have decided to raffle it off after previous sales fell through.

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The garden shed is a popular place to hide a key.

Danger of leaving keys in ‘safe’ places

A new survey released today by UIA Mutual Insurance reveals that when we aren’t leaving our keys with other people, many of us will hide them in hidden locations outside of our house.

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TOWIE stars were at the pier yesterday

COUNTY NEWS: TOWIE stars spotted in Sussex

Stars from BAFTA-winning reality show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) are filming in Sussex this week.

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