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House price surge as average home tops £200,000 in 70% of England and Wales

Fewer than a third of electoral wards across England and Wales have an average house price below £200,000, analysis has found. This makes life tougher for first-time buyers, as the average price of a first home is only slightly below the £200,000 mark, according to estate agent Savills, which carried out the research. Ten years […]

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Family flee home fire in middle of night as garden engulfed by flames killing guinea pig

A family fled their home in the middle of the night after a devastating fire destroyed their back garden and killed their pet guinea pig. Laura McLaughlin woke up at 2am to see her garden engulfed in flames during the terrifying incident, and gathered her children before the fire could spread to the house. The […]

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79-Year-old Diver and This Fish Have Been BFFs for Nearly 30 Years He Nursed Her Back to Health

In fishing lore, tall tales abound. Whether it’s ‘the one that got away’ or ‘the one that jumped right into the boat,’ pretty much every story involves a fisherman catching a fish—not the other way around. But in a plotline straight out of Disney, an adorable aquatic denizen of Japan’s Tateyama Bay has captured one […]

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He Saved a Stranger From Drowning in India, Now They’re Married in the Netherlands

In the real world, falling in love isn’t usually an adventure that literally begins with a daring ocean rescue—but sometimes that’s exactly how a story unfolds. In February 2019, yoga instructor Nupur Gupta was swimming in the waters off a beach in Goa when the current got the better of her. While a strong swimmer, […]

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My boss paid me in cryptocurrency and now wants me to return it after it rose in value’

With the cost of living shooting upwards, many of us are feeling the squeeze. While many of us are tightening the purse strings and double-checking bills, one worker was left open-mouthed by their bosses demand. After working for a tech company, the employee was paid their salary in cryptocurrency – and since then, the value […]

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Nine-year-old leaves savage note for ‘idiot’ dog owners who ruin his walks

As a dog owner, it might sometimes be tempting to walk away from your pet’s mess if no one is around rather than carrying out the fun job of bagging it up. But one nine-year-old rightly wants you to know that doing so makes you a ‘lazy idiot’ – and if he’s responsible enough to […]

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Man returning rental car ends up ‘working’ while he waits as staff aren’t answering phone

Deric Cahill recently rented a car and the whole process was going really smoothly – until it came to the return. As he headed to Enterprise to give the car back, he ended up waiting for a little while and during that time, he claims a phone in the office kept on ringing and ringing. […]