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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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The Panerai watch, made in Italy, is believed to be one of only 618 made between 1941 and 1943. Pic: SWNS

Watch that lay in Lanarkshire drawer for 70 years sells for £55k

A rare German military watch which lay unused in a drawer for almost 70 years has sold for more than £50,000 at auction.

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Wojtek in his heyday.

Celebrity ‘soldier’ was smarter than the average bear

Perhaps it’s because of some authentically soldierly habits - he liked his cigarettes and beer - that the story of Wojtek the Bear has never become a Disney movie.

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Snakes alive - Yazoo needs a happy home

Snakes alive - Yazoo needs a happy home

Most of the animals which gain new homes through the SSPCA are familiar household pets such as cats, dogs and rabbits.

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