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Naomi Sequeira, right, on the set of ‘Evermoor’, the first Walt Disney live action drama to be set in the UK

Inside Evermoor Manor: Warrington reaps benefits from the Downton effect as Disney comes to town

Filming of a children’s fantasy drama has already created local jobs – and could attract fans to the area

Disabled boy's tricycle stolen: Help find Harry's trike

Expensive specialist trike taken from Surrey garden

There have been more than 1,000 unexplained sightings of the monster since 1925

Loch Ness Monster: Nessie's back, just in time for Scotland's big year

Businesses told how to cash in on legend as Games and referendum vote approach

Sing when you're winning: One town, four pub singers, and the battle to make a living

Oldham is just one of many towns in the north-west with a grand tradition of pub singing. But, as the scene dwindles, what does the future hold for its entertainers?
John Muir is regarded as the founding father of the modern environmental movement

Scottish foot- and cycle path honours John Muir, the environmentalist who helped save America’s great outdoors

John Muir is regarded as the founding father of the modern environmental movement

An image from Apple Maps, which has been interpreted as the Loch Ness monster in the Scottish Highlands

Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?

An image captured by the mapping service appears shows a Nessie-esque figure

Two young British Muslims dance in The Honesty Policy's 'Happy' video

Pharrell Williams 'Happy': British Muslims dance to song in video

Members of the public, scholars, activists, celebrities, students, and bloggers all dance like there's no tomorrow in the video

Dee and Caitlin from 'Benefits Street'

On your bike, Hull tells the makers of jobless documentary to rival 'Benefits Street'

It is not often that a reality TV show – even one on the touchy subject of benefits – provokes questions in Parliament before the makers have even come up with a title. But when the setting is Hull – preparing for its year as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017 – the prospect of an unwelcome role in a show designed to rival Benefits Street has caused outrage.

The 30 best Easter events for all the family

The school hols are upon us – but what to do with the kids? Travel editor Ben Ross recalls his favourite Easter breaks, while Sarah Baxter provides a day-by-day schedule of what’s going on in every region so the little ones won’t get bored for even a second

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens to public - and Prince Harry and Boris Johnson among first visitors

Prince Harry joined Mayor of London Boris Johnson today on a visit to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the eve of its official opening.

Actors Alfie Allen (left) and Joe Dempsie, who first names are still popular while names such Horace and Clifford face 'extinction'

Britain's 'endangered' names: Nobody wants a child called Cecil or Gertrude – but Alfie and Joe dodge extinction

A survey by Ancestry.co.uk used online birth records to compare the popularity of forenames over the last 100 years

Making a point: A Ministry of Health poster from the 1950s urges parents to get their child immunised against diphtheria

When the 'nanny state' ruled: Strange appeal of bossy ad campaigns from the 1960s and 1970s

The ads warned us against everything from dropping litter to venturing near water. Now a new book is celebrating them

Happy students: Britain was given first place for education

Britain fares well in international quality of life index

UK in 13th place out of 132 countries - ahead of the United States, France, Italy and Japan, but just behind Germany

Beer was kept cool in the torpedo tube

The old ‘Alliance’: Second World War-era submarine restored

Britain’s only surviving Second World War-era submarine has been restored in a £7m project.

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The geeks who rocked the world

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