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Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Forget pedestrian avocado toast and, frankly, dull doughnut burgers – according to the experts, 2018 has got some truly strange food trends up its sleeve.

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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Crunch meeting on privatising sports facilities tonight

Council chiefs will hold a key meeting which could mean plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities are reversed.

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Bake Off star Candice bows out of Dancing On Ice

Former Ashlyns School teacher Candice

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Will Dacorum “be brave” and u-turn on privatisation of leisure facilities?

Council bosses have been challenged to “be brave” by reversing plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities.

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How the Polecat in Prestwood will look after a 'sympathetic redesign'

Award-winning pub-restaurant operator to unveil plans for new venue in Prestwood

The Tring-based, award-winning pub group, Oakman Inns, will be holding an exhibition of their plans for Prestwood’s Polecat Inn at Prestwood Village Hall tomorrow (Friday January 5).

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When do the decorations go down?

When should your Christmas decorations be put away?

Santa’s been and gone and you’ve had your decorations up for weeks.

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The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven

If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Naturalist Russell Hedley explains how recognise edible fungi

Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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SMIDS Oakman owner Peter Borg-Neal with HR Director Jill Scatchard

Another major gong for popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns

Just over two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.

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Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Hannah Edwards Dragon cake

Behold - the seven-foot tall motorised dragon cake from Hemel Hempstead!

A seven-foot-tall robotic dragon, with motorized wings, a rotating head, and smoke breathing out of its nostrils.

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Travel: Escaping the winter in the Algarve

The clocks have just gone back and it's cold and dark outside, so here's the challenge. Where do you go to get some warm winter sunshine at a great value price, a quality hotel on a perfect sandy beach, with a flight that lasts less than two and a half hours?

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