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Nanny wanted to look after kids at castle over Christmas for whopping £9k

Join the Secret Elves to get first access to our exclusive reviews of the must-have products this year. A Scottish family are looking for a nanny to take care of their twin 5-year-old children over Christmas in their castle. Nothing wrong with that, except they're willing to pay £9,000 for the lucky nanny who will be on […]

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‘World’s worst toy’ is factory farm playset – complete with cramped conditions

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! It may not appear on many Christmas wish lists with stark conditions and animals packed tightly together. But leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has revealed what has been billed as ‘the worst toy in the world’ – the […]

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Desperate parents in tears as shortages see Christmas toys sell out

Desperate parents shopping for Christmas presents nine weeks ahead of the big day have been left in tears after being told they have sold out. Panicked mums and dads trying to hunt down this year’s must-have festive gifts have reportedly been phoning toy shops to get ahead of the curve amid a global shortage. Meanwhile, […]

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Christmas ‘nightmare’ ahead with empty shelves and high prices, expert says

Christmas isn't quite cancelled, but this year's festivities won't bring joy to the world either, a market expert said. Families are set for a "nightmare" of unusually high prices, supply shortages and empty shelves, according to Shore Capital retail analyst Clive Black. Mr Black told The Times: "I expect Christmas will be a nightmare for […]

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Man finds ‘largest hornet nest pest controller had ever seen’ while washing car

A man was left speechless after finding a hornet's nest in his attic, the "biggest" the pest controller had ever seen. Les Stagg, 52, was washing his car on Sunday, September 19, when he noticed one or two hornets flying around the corner of his roof, but the true extent of the problem was much […]

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Man bleeds to death after smashing in shop window in town centre

A man has tragically died after he reportedly bled out from injuries he sustained smashing a shop window, police report. It is understood that the man passed away on his way to the hospital after he was found with 'significant injuries' in Loughborough town centre. A section of pavement has remained taped off in the […]

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Couple who couldn’t afford Lamborghini bought a hearse as it’s ‘great for IKEA’

A couple who couldn't afford a Lamborghini decided to buy a funeral hearse instead for all of its 'excess storage space'. Normally when people see a hearse they imagine that it's headed to a funeral, but it actually might just be someone going grocery shopping – or even a trip to IKEA. Increasingly, people are […]

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Pigs in blankets could be off the menu at Xmas as Brexit hits food production

Join the Secret Elves to get first access to our exclusive reviews of the must-have products this year. Pigs in blankets could be off the menu this Christmas – because there aren’t enough staff to make them. British pork production has been roasted by a lack of European workers in the UK – which could stuff our […]

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Dog chained to lamppost finally knows what it’s like to be loved

An abandoned dog found chained to a lamppost on a freezing night has found a new loving home after two years. Wilson needed a long time to learn how to be loved and have fun at Birmingham Dogs Home following his traumatic experience on the street. A passerby in 2018 spotted the black Labrador cross […]

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Bloke wins £100k on scratch card after nipping to shops for ‘bits and bobs’

Join the Secret Elves to discover the best shopping deals and things to do this Christmas A logo designer is celebrating scooping the top prize of £100,000 on a Lottery scratch card. Lucky Michael McCaffrey was convinced there had been a mistake and was certain his Christmas Countdown Scratchcard was not the winning ticket. The […]