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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Highways England are reviewing speed limits around roadworks

Speed limits could be increased but concern remains over road workers safety

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.

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Storm Chris threatens to end heatwave with heavy rain and gales possible

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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The roads are set to see little traffic tomorrow evening

How England’s World Cup campaign has major effect on UK’s main roads

A third less traffic is expected on England’s motorways tomorrow night as England face Croatia in a World Cup semi-final.

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Chapel St Leonards beach

Pottery find in Chapel St Leonards points to lost Roman settlement

The discovery of Roman pottery on Chapel St Leonards’ beach near Skegness could point to the site of a lost Roman settlement, experts say.

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Why England has been invaded by tiny black beetles during the heatwave

Why England has been invaded by tiny black beetles during the heatwave

Anyone who spent time outside over the weekend will have noticed clouds of small black beetles buzzing around.

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The Bakewell Pudding takes to the skies!

Bakewell Pudding ‘lost in space’ could now be in the Lincolnshire Wolds

A Peak District school is asking for the Lincolnshire public’s help after pupils sent a Bakewell Pudding into space - which has now become ‘lost in space’ over our county.

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Struggling with hay fever? Worst is yet to come says Met Office

Pollen levels have been unusually high in recent weeks, with as many as 20 million hay fever and asthma sufferers impacted across the country.

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Driving through a puddle could land you in trouble

Ten ways you could break the law on your annual summer road trip

British holidaymakers are being warned of the ten ways they may unwittingly break the law whilst driving to their annual getaway this year.

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Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

A charity has called for cars to be banned from the school gates at drop off and pick up times in a bid to improve pupils’ health.

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VIDEO: It's gone viral - man swims round Clock Tower

It may be still too cold to go in the sea but one man decided to take the plunge anyway by swimming around the Clock Tower in Skegness - and a video of him has gone viral.
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Help on how to spot a Grand National winner

The Grand National, on Saturday, is a Great British sporting tradition, with millions of bets being placed and hundreds of thousands of office sweepstakes taking place across the UK.

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A photo of a sea mouse washed up near Gibraltar Point NNR - photo by Rob Watson.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sea creatures wash up in their thousands in Skegness

Thousands of sea creatures have washed up along the Skegness coast due to the high tide and strong winds.

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Lincolnshire man Gary Drayton, second from left, pictured in the trailer for the new History Channel show The Curse of Civil War Gold.

Oak Island treasure hunter joins TV search for ‘cursed’ Civil War gold

A TV treasure hunter from Lincolnshire is to appear in the new History Channel show airing tomorrow (March 6).

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VIDEO: Flash that lit up sky over Skegness at midnight

As if snow, gale force winds and a flood warning were not enough for the residents of Skegness area to deal with, a flash of light at midnight left many wondering what on earth was going on.
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Keep burst pipes at bay

These eight tips will protect your home from the ‘Beast From The East’

A viciously-cold weather front is set to sweep in from Siberia over the coming weekend, bringing freezing conditions and bitter winds with it.

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Azaleas can cause serious problems for cats and dogs

10 common plants and flowers that are dangerous to pets

The nation’s pet owners are being warned about the hidden dangers of common plants and flowers that may deal fatal blows to furry companions.

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What are the legal tender amounts acceptable for the UK coins?

Do shops have to accept 1p and 2p coins?

A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins.

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An action is being held of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French  of Skegness. ANL-171113-172957001

Football memorabilia goes under hammer in Skegness

An auction is to be held of the collection of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French of Skegness – a regular player and supporter of Skegness Town Football Club and more latterly a football historian and avid collector of memorabilia.

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