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Alton Water: Blue-green algae shuts new aqua park

[ad_1] Image caption Aqua Park at Alton Water, near Ipswich, opened on 7 July An aqua park at a Suffolk reservoir has been temporarily shut amid health fears over blue-green algae.Aqua Park at Alton Water near Ipswich, with 72 inflatables, slides and obstacles, was opened on 7 July.However, the algae has been detected in the water and blooms forming in hot weather release toxins that can cause skin irritation and
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Toblerone: Bar to revert to original shape

[ad_1] Image caption The 150g Toblerone featured larger gaps between its distinctive triangles Makers of the Swiss chocolate bar, Toblerone, are to scrap its latest incarnation which saw wide gaps between its distinctive triangular chunks.That version was introduced in 2016 to reduce its weight but drew criticism, with some likening it to a bike rack.US-based Mondelez International said the new shape had not been a "perfect long-term answer" for its
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Sir Tom Jones ‘determined’ to return to performing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Tom's next show is scheduled for Wednesday in Finland followed by a concert at York Racecourse on Friday Sir Tom Jones has told fans he is "determined" to return to performing after being treated in hospital when he fell ill.The 78-year-old has called off four shows this week - three in the UK - due to a "bacterial infection".Sir Tom has apologised
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Wolverhampton shooting: Police begin murder inquiry

[ad_1] Image caption The victim died in hospital in the early hours A man has died in hospital after being shot in an inner-city area of Wolverhampton.Police were called to Valley Road, Park Village, after of gunshots were heard at about 21:10 BST on Friday. Minutes later, officers said they were made aware of a man with serious injuries who had been driven to nearby New Cross Hospital. He died
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Tactile paving: The secret code that helps me get around

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe seemingly random bumps and grooves on pavements? They matter Imagine walking down a busy street when you can only see a few steps ahead of you.To deal with the challenges of my daily commute, I rely on something you probably never even noticed before. Like most visually impaired people, I have some useful vision. On a good day it's up
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Declan McKenna: My 12 months on the road

[ad_1] Image copyright TRNSMT Festival Image caption Declan McKenna says his main stage set at TRNSMT was 'one of the biggest' shows he's played On 21 July 2017, Declan McKenna released his debut album What Do You Think About The Car?It went to number 11 in the UK and sent him round the world.Twelve months and "the craziest tour we've ever done" later, Declan says making a follow-up will "never
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Whitley Bay’s Spanish City restored to former glory

[ad_1] Image copyright Martin Avery Image caption The restored building features "fine dining" and event spaces A landmark Spanish-themed building in the North East of England has been restored to its former glory.Spanish City in Whitley Bay, with its distinctive dome, was built in 1910 and was a popular visitor attraction before falling into disrepair in the 1990s.Following a £10m restoration, the grade II-listed building reopens on Monday.The new "leisure
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UK Heatwave 2018: The winners and losers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images This summer is set to be one of the hottest - and driest - on record. With no substantial rain since May and temperatures tipping past 30C (86F), a hosepipe ban looms as the heatwave continues to stretch ahead of us in an untypically British manner. There are, as with most things in life, pros and cons to the hot weather. Watering can salespeople enjoy
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Sooty at 70: Magic, water pistols and enduring popularity

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Sooty has appeared in numerous shows for both the BBC and ITV When Harry Corbett bought a bear glove puppet on Blackpool's North Pier in 1948 to entertain his children, he could surely not have realised he was teaming up with a future TV icon.Sooty, who turned 70 on Thursday, cost the then-engineer 7s 6d (about £11.50 in today's money) but proved a
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The celebrities ‘banned’ from the prime minister’s party

[ad_1] Files just released show how in 1988 Denis Thatcher personally vetted the guest list for a showbiz reception at Number 10, providing an insight into the thoughts of one of the most taciturn of prime ministerial consorts.On 7 June 1987, just days before the general election, the Conservatives held a rally in Wembley. On the stage with the prime minister were 45 celebrities, rounded up by the entrepreneur and