Kiwi model seeks hot dog glory
Kiwi model seeks hot dog glory

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Should you wax your chest?

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'Sniff test' may help detect autism - research

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Restaurant review: Chikos

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Top spots for a warm dip

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Dear D&P: The guys I meet only want one thing
Dear D&P: The guys I meet only want one thing

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Stephen King's new moving novel

Almost 30 years later, Morris Bellamy, the pasty-skinned, red-lipped villain of King's new novel, Finders Keepers, takes…

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Engineer's thriller questions real-life

Engineer Paul Hardisty, a veteran of working in developing nations, has set his first thriller in Yemen. It’s a novel which…

Booze sachets not 'to help kids get wasted'
Booze sachets not 'to help kids get wasted'

Worries around palm-sized alcohol sachets have been put to Government cabinet ministers today, as one…

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