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Easter egg left untouched for 84 years after girl given it during World War Two

An 84-year-old Easter egg which was left untouched by its recipient because of wartime rationing is set to be sold at auction.

The chocolate egg was given to then-nine-year-old Sybil Cook in 1939 but with the Second World War looming, her uncle advised her to ration it slowly and savour every morsel.

Despite loving chocolate, she never ate a single piece, treasuring the treat for six years during the Second World War and never touching it throughout the rest of her life until she died aged 91

Men jailed for kidnapping victims and demanding money from families for release

Two men have been sentenced after forcing teenagers to call their parents and bring them money to secure their release.

Aramis Sullivan, 19, and Brandon Southall, 25, approached two young men in a McDonald’s in Northampton in August 2021 and intimidated them into leaving, before making them drive to Coventry under threats of harm and demanding £1,000 from relatives to secure their release, Northamptonshire Police said on Wednesday.

The victims managed to raise £500 from relatives and friends b

London misses out on hottest UK temperature of year as Scotland gets 20C heat

London has missed out on reaching the hottest temperature of the year in the UK so far as a small part of the Scottish Highlands reached above 20 degrees for the first time in 2023. The Met Office said that the temperature in Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands reached 20.2 degrees at just after 12pm this afternoon (April 17), the highest recorded temperature of 2023.

The last time 20C was recorded in the UK was on November 13, 2022. A high of 18C was recorded in Greater London in south-east E

Fashionable stocking fillers that won't break the bank

With the cost of living crisis still impacting many people’s lives, many of us will be considering cheaper gift alternatives this Christmas.

Fashion doesn’t have to be expensive so here are our favourite stocking fillers that will keep you and your loved ones looking cute this winter, without breaking the bank.

One of my personal favourite accessories this winter has been a chunky and colourful scarf.

A scarf can elevate any basic outfit with a pop of colour while keeping you warm. Primark


The Best Christmas Adverts of 2022

As we’re once again entering the festive season, no matter which TV channel you flick to, you’re bound to be met with a classic Christmas advertisement.

Christmas adverts have become almost like a yearly tradition for most people. When the iconic John Lewis advertisement is released, that’s when you really know it’s time to get your decorations out because Christmas has arrived.

Over the years, these adverts have gone from simply being a way for a store to advertise their products, to a full b

South Yorkshire residents feel “isolated” and “cut off” due to poor bus services

Residents across South Yorkshire are expressing their anger at the unreliability of the bus service, leaving them “isolated” and “cut off.”

Daniella Lambie, a dental nurse from Doncaster, said: “I’m late to work nearly every single morning. I have to arrange lifts or taxis due to the bus firstly saying it’s going to arrive then cancelling at the last minute.”

Daniella is not the only one affected by the quality of the bus service.

Linda Platts from Rotherham, said: “People are struggling to d
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