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Tenants – or 'interim deputy mayors' – can also rename the village streets to their liking
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Spanish author of a new book on the British seeks to dispel old stereotypes and replace them with a few of his own
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Janice Atkinson's speech was met with a round of applause at a Ukip conference
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Uncertainty about the nature of the illness means there are no treatments that work for all
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