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An unseasonal plague of fruit flies, being experienced by some parts of the UK, is down to an "exceptionally mild winter", according to Dr Michelle Fountain, an entomologist specialising in fruit crops at the East Malling Research Station in Kent.
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Snooker player Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White has shocked fans by admitting he was addicted to drugs in the 1980s.
A trade body for pension funds has raised 101 "questions and uncertainties" ahead of a major overhaul of the pension system.
Police in Nottingham say burglars are raiding houses where cannabis is being grown. But in many cases they're raiding the wrong houses, upsetting a lot of people and coming away with nothing.