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Devon and Cornwall police force took a photo of the realistic looking toy crocodile

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Commuters attempted to revive three-year-old before paramedics arrived

Students kiss to protest the eviction of Annabelle Paige at a Sainsbury’s store in Brighton

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The supermarket giant has apologised and stressed that the two women were 'not behaving inappropriately'

A community support officer speaks to a homeless man in London

English councils failing to help most vulnerable, homelessness charity finds

Undercover investigation finds many councils turning needy people away

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The banner was displayed on Archway Bridge. Picture: Ammanuel Afowerki.

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Liverpool FC fan sent over 5,000 cards ahead of her 104th birthday

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