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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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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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South coast university accidentally develops plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists at a south coast university have inadvertently engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems.

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Help on how to spot a Grand National winner

The Grand National, on Saturday, is a Great British sporting tradition, with millions of bets being placed and hundreds of thousands of office sweepstakes taking place across the UK.

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Video: Free must have travel apps that make holidaying cheaper and easier

Whether you’re heading to the beaches of Majorca, or crossing the pond to America, chances are you’re going to be taking a smartphone with you. But, how often do you set aside time to see what apps you can download in advance that could actually save you money while you’re away?

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Video: 2018 set to be the biggest year for pet travel

Say Bonjour to Marcel Le Corgi – the five year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi who has more than 70k followers on Instagram, making him the most popular corgi in the UK.

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Video: The Magic Roundabout leaves kids without a Scooby Doo!

Kids today may enjoy having more TV to choose from than ever before and improved animation with HD TV, but for nearly one in three (30%) British adults, the Kids TV of their childhood will always come up trumps.

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Easter egg hunt

Seven cheap Easter break activities

Easter family fun needn’t be expensive as a discount shopping website is offering its pick of the top seven holiday activities which won’t break the bank.

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Hot Cross Buns dog danger warning

Hot Cross Buns dog danger warning

Pet pet owners are being warned to beware hot cross buns this Easter - because they’re potentially deadly to dogs.

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Menu experiment

Video: Can you see what’s on the menu?

Ever gone out for lunch or dinner, opened up the menu and thought “Oh no I’ve forgotten my glasses”, or worse “I just can’t read that” – if so, then you’re not alone!

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