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'Hipster spinsters' redefining single life

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Cheers to secret of my success

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Secretive adultery is big business

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Dear D&P: My brother-in-law is cheating on my sister
Dear D&P: My brother-in-law is cheating on my sister

My hairdresser let slip about seeing a “wonderful man”, who just happens to be married to my sister…

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Do you smell happy?

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Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?
Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?

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Love at work can turn to HR nightmare

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Lost pup on a neighbour's roof

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Dogs are 'spectacular' cancer sniffers - research

Dogs have a 98 per cent reliability rate in sniffing out prostate cancer, according to newly-published research.

Louise Thompson: Are you addicted to chaos and drama?

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Top points for newlywed Tall Black
Top points for newlywed Tall Black

Star basketball player Tom Abercrombie has wed the love of his life, Monique-Raquel Shaw, in a romantic…

Capture your proposal on film

Modern-day lovebirds can now immortalise their proposals by paying to get them discreetly filmed.

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Sex stats under microscope
Sex stats under microscope

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