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B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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Endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston can help to sway shoppers buying decisions. Credit: Shutterstock

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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Heyford Park water tower in the sunset. PNL-160922-125452001

Campaign launched to save water tower

A fight to save an historic water tower which has become a habitat for wildlife has been launched.

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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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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys R Us.

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...

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Going for green; Time is running out to enter The Green Progress Award

Going for green; Time is running out to enter The Green Progress Award

Banbruy businesses are running out of time to enter this years Green Progress Award a category in the Thames Valley Business Awards 2016.

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Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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White Horse pub on North Bar, Banbury is just one of the businesses effected by the car park closure

Banbury’s North Bar business’s woes continue

After a forced week of road and car park closure due to the rupture of a major water pipe and the subsequent repair, businesses on North Bar are once again experiencing a drop in trade due to work on the streets east car park.

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Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Tech giant Apple has sought to reassure users that the latest operating system update is safe after some iPhone owners reported it had rendered their handsets useless.

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Garages which were damaged in an arson attack in January, in Evenlode, Banbury, are to be demolished. NNL-160809-160516001

Burnt and vandalised garages to be cleared

Garages which were damaged in an arson attack earlier this year are to be demolished.

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5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

5 things you need to know about the new £5 note

A new plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been introduced into UK circulation by the Bank of England.

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Tango at home at Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire. Credit SWNS

Britain’s oldest tiger, star of Esso TV ads, dies aged 22

Britain’s oldest tiger, who featured in the iconic Esso fuel adverts, has passed away at the age of 22.

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How to sell your house

How to sell your house - 10 tips from top property developers

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial matters most of us will ever deal with.

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Firestarter by The Prodigy was one of the top 10 funeral songs. Pic: Katy Blackwood

Revealed: The Top 10 most unusual funeral music requests

A Top 10 with a difference has been revealed - of the most unusual music requests made for funerals.

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Great British Take Off: Baking kit sales go crazy

Baking kit sales rocket as Great British Bake Off fever rises

Baking kit continues to fly off the shelves as millions of Great British Bake Off fans bid to create the show-stopping creations.

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Product warning

Salmonella found in organic seed mix

Two organic food retailers have recalled a number of products after they were found to contain the potentially fatal salmonella bacteria.

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Morrisons launches checkout promise

Morrisons launches checkout promise

Supermarket chain chain Morrisons has today made a “checkout promise” that it will open extra checkouts for customers if there is more than one person ahead of them in a queue.

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