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house­holds in the UK were liv­ing in tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion at the end of June. This is the high­est num­ber in nearly ten years.


pounds has been given to the po­lice to con­tinue the search for Madeleine McCann. More than £11 mil­lion has been spent so far look­ing for the girl, who went miss­ing on hol­i­day in Por­tu­gal.


res­cue dog has been hang­ing around Stafford sta­tion for so long that Vir­gin Trains has given him his own uni­form. Jake likes to visit the sta­tion with his trainspot­ting owner.


mil­lion peo­ple have vis­ited the Mary Rose in Portsmouth His­toric Dock­yard. The ten mil­lionth vis­i­tor and her hus­band got a spe­cial be­hind-thescenes tour to mark the oc­ca­sion.


me­tres is the height of a tiny art gallery in Glen­dur­gan Gar­den, Corn­wall. The Boat Shed has just 12 paint­ings.

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