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Could YOU pass a GCSE maths exam? Test questions designed for 16-year-olds are leaving adults baffled

It's results day today and students around the country have received their GCSE grades. But with the percentage of pupils achieving a C grade or above falling to 66.9 per cent - the lowest level since 2008, thousands of youngsters have been left disappointed.England's School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said that 'for those 17-year-olds who have struggled to achieve good grades in maths, we are seeing 4,000 more successful re-takes of those exams.' But before you judge the younger generation, take our quiz in which we've found 10 fiendish, and deceptively simple problems from recent GSCE maths exams. [media_photo id="29770" ...

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    You can't sit with us! Meet the trio of Insta-famous elite goldendoodles labeled the Kardashians of the New York dog park scene

    A trio of goldendoodles are becoming the new top squad on Instagram.The dogs, who each have different owners in New York City, seem inseparable in their adorable photos online, which have gained them tens of thousands of fans.The clique is made up of two-year-olds Hudson and Samson, who have 59,000 and 123,000 followers respectively, and one-year-old Neptune, who has 23,000 followers on the social media site. [media_photo id="30294" height="637" width="634" alt="In the clique: A group of goldendoodles have become Instagram stars thanks to their adorable adventures"] In the clique: A group of goldendoodles have become Instagram stars thanks to their ...

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    'I feel like a star': Touching video of a mother battling cancer being given a glamorous makeover is released by her family - just weeks after she died

    A mother who had lost her hair and confidence while battling cancer for four years was given an incredible makeover by a celebrity make-up artist.With a big party for her son James coming up, Amanda, from North London, who had lost her hair and confidence to the disease, was given a glamorous makeover by her friend Naomi Donne, who has worked with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Saunders.Amanda has since passed away, but her family and Naomi wanted to release a video of the transformation for charity and in celebration of her tremendous fight. [media_photo id="29967" height="353" width="634" alt="Celebrity make-up artist ...

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    'It's terrifying to think about what she will face': Florida mother who thinks daughter, seven, could be transgender says she fears for her future

    A mother from Florida who thinks her seven-year-old daughter could be transgender has admitted she is 'terrified' of the negativity she could face if she is.Vanessa Nichols, 39, said her daughter Lily has been 'non-gender conforming' since she was about three-and-a-half-years-old and claims she started showing earlier signs of being transgender when she was two. The marketing sales worker and blogger told Daily Mail Online her daughter has demonstrated numerous 'markers' - including asking to be called by traditionally male names, wearing 'boys'' clothes and said she often gets mistaken for a boy. [media_photo id="30305" height="634" width="634" alt="Identity: Vanessa Nichols, ...

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    The ten best escorted tours: From the peaks of Peru to the wilds of Scotland, why you should try a guided holiday

    In this era of online bookings and endless airline options, it can be easy to assume that it's best to be your own travel agent.But there is also much to be said for the escorted tour for letting a holiday firm arrange your entire break in advance and guide you around your dream destination in the company of like-minded explorers.Here are ten of the best trips. [media_photo id="27517" height="487" width="634" alt="Wonderful water features: Lake Como and Tremezzo are a feast for any camera"] Wonderful water features: Lake Como and Tremezzo are a feast for any cameraITALY'S LAKESWhy go? Some of ...

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    What happens on holiday stays on holiday! Research reveals A THIRD of Britons regret what they get up to abroad

    Choosing a destination that was too 'British', drinking too much alcohol and taking the mother-in-law have topped a poll of the top 50 holiday regrets.A study of the travelling habits of 2,000 adults has revealed more than a third have returned from a break abroad disappointed at what they did - or didn't - do.For 14 per cent of people the biggest reason for remorse was their own bad behaviour, while 24 per cent regretted the location of their holiday. [media_photo id="15985" height="420" width="634" alt="Drinking alcohol to excess unsurprisingly featured high in the list of regrets from British holidaymakers (file ...

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    Dicing with death: Shocking photograph shows youngsters playing in giant waves as storm lashes British beach

    This shocking photograph shows youngsters risking their lives as they jump into a storm-lashed cove at a British beach.Huge waves can be seen crashing down in the creek at Barricane beach in Woolacombe, North Devon.And the photographer hopes that by releasing the image, children, as well as their parents, can be educated as to how dangerous the sea can be. [media_photo id="16906" height="722" width="962" alt="This shocking photograph shows three boys risking their lives and playing the stormy waters in North Devon as waves crash all around them"] This shocking photograph shows three boys risking their lives and playing the stormy ...

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    Operation Anthropoid: CHRIS TARRANT heads for Prague on the trail of wartime heroes and monsters

    The new blockbuster movie Anthropoid is released in the UK next month. It is something I have waited years for as it tells the fascinating story of the assassination of one of Hitler s top henchmen in the Second World War. The event took place in Prague and the movie was filmed there.The Czech capital is an amazing city, with stunning architecture. Despite its reputation as a location for drunken stag weekends, it somehow manages to maintain an air of elegance. [media_photo id="16961" height="950" width="634" alt="Moving: Chris with John and the memorial statue in Lidice that gives a clue to ...

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Put out the Great Fire of London in MINECRAFT: Museum creates maps to mark 350 years since the capital burned

It was a catastrophe the likes of which London had never seen, starting when a fire broke out in an East End bakery in July 1666.The fire quickly spread and went on to burn for days, engulfing swatches of the city and claiming thousands of homes.Now gamers are being offered a first person view of The Great Fire of London, thanks to a number of specially made maps which can be played in the hit game Minecraft. [media_photo id="29881" height="435" width="634" alt="Gamers are being offered a first person view of The Great Fire of London, thanks to a number of ...

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    Apple boosts iPhone security after hackers use 'trident' bug to try and take over human rights campaigners iPhone

    Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East.Computer forensics experts say the spyware takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system to take complete control of iPhone handsets.They worked with Apple to fix the bugs, known as Trident - and Apple today issued its fix. [media_photo id="29885" height="476" width="634" alt="Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East."] Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage ...

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    'Ghost galaxy' made almost entirely of DARK MATTER could help unravel the secrets of the mystery substance

    A 'ghost' galaxy almost completely made of dark matter has been discovered by astronomers.Even though the massive galaxy, named Dragonfly 44, is relatively nearby in cosmological terms it is so faint that scientists missed it for decades.It was eventually identified last year in the Coma galaxy cluster, about 330 million light years away. [media_photo id="30172" height="431" width="634" alt="A 'ghost' galaxy almost completely made of dark matter has been discovered by astronomers. Even though the massive galaxy, named Dragonfly 44, is relatively nearby in cosmological terms it is so faint that scientists missed it for decades. It was eventually identified last ...

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    EE customers will be charged 15 for a half-hour call to a landline if they run out of minutes as it hikes costs outside monthly plans

    Millions of EE mobile customers will face steep price hikes next month for calls and text messages made outside of pay monthly plans, the operator has revealed.It will see the cost of a standard UK call jump from 40p to 50p a minute, while the biggest hikes are for international calls to destinations such as Australia, Canada and US, which will cost 1.60 a minute instead of the current 1.The rises mean that a customer phoning a friend on their home phone would be charged 15 for a half-hour conversation, if they have run out of minutes. Text messages sent ...

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    'Booming' British car manufacturing unfazed by Brexit: UK factories churn out more than one million cars in 2016 - the fastest rate in 12 years

    More than one million cars have been built in Britain so far this year - the first time vehicle production has surpassed a million units by the end of July for 12 years.Despite production slowing in comparison to June, output in the seventh month of the year was up 7.6 per cent, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.But despite the latest update on the 'booming' British car industry, there are still reservations over predicting future growth when taking into account the uncertainty aligned to the Brexit decision. [media_photo id="29914" height="399" width="634" alt="A 16-year high: UK car plants, ...

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    Volkswagen resumes production at Golf and Passat plants as dispute with suppliers is resolved

    It's not just the diesel emissions scandal that's causing Volkswagen headaches - it's now been revealed that the German carmaker has been engrossed in a contractual dispute with two parts suppliers that's resulted in car production grinding to a stop.The under-fire manufacturer revealed that some of its plants had been 'interrupted as a result of a halt in component deliveries by external suppliers' on Monday, now known to be seat maker CarTrim and cast-iron gearbox-parts provider Automobilguss.According to reports, the automotive giant was locked in negotiations with the suppliers for 20 hours to resolve the row on Monday night - ...

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    Entertainment One shares plunge as ITV abandons plans to buy Peppa Pig owner

    ITV has decided to walk away from the takeover of TV and film group Entertainment One after it saw its offer rejected by the owner of Peppa Pig earlier this month.The broadcast giant said it still continued to believe in the logic of the acquisition of eOne but that the two companies did not have the same idea about the value of the deal.Entertainment One s share price dropped by 14 per cent, or 35p to 215.8p in initial reaction to today's news. Shares in ITV were up 1.2 per cent, or 2.4p to 204.2p at lunchtime.FTSE 100-listed ITV was ...

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    Bake Off bonanza: Meet the start-up baking businesses getting a boost from the UK's most popular show

    The Great British Bake Off is the TV phenomenon that prompted the nation to fall back in love with baking.Every season, millions watch with baited breath for soggy bottoms, icing meltdowns and a coveted thumbs up from judge Mary Berry. And this renewed passion for cooking hasn't gone unnoticed by Britain's entrepreneurial-minded start-ups. Here we meet three start-ups making a tasty profit out of Britain's love of home baking and sweet treats. [media_photo id="30159" height="388" width="634" alt="Lucky few: The GBBO contestants have been selected out of thousands of passionate bakers"] Lucky few: The GBBO contestants have been selected out of ...

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    Eight ruthless scams you need to watch out for: The victims who got their money back... and those who didn't

    Households need to be on their guard against increasingly sophisticated scams, the Financial Ombudsman has warned, as it released details of several complaints it has dealt with. The Ombudman released the batch of case studies to show how victims are being scammed; how banks, insurers and financial advisors are responding; and crucially how it rules on who gets refunded their money. In one shocking case, a women who lost 250,000 eventually managed to retrieve all of it, but in others victims were left to bear the full brunt of losses themselves. READ ABOUT FRAUD CASES RULED ON BY OMBUDSMAN BELOW ...

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    Woman tricked into having a massage by a pervert at Center Parcs opened her eyes to find him completely naked as he told her: It s ok, I m a professional

    A horrified woman was tricked into having a massage by a pervert at Center Parcs when he attacked while naked in the resort's sauna.Zoheir Maleki, 33, was wearing only one of the resort's towels when he first approached her near the sauna and offered her a complimentary massage.She was completely convinced Maleki was a genuine member of staff at the Longleat retreat in Wiltshire, so accepted his offer in January this year. [media_photo id="29740" height="423" width="634" alt="A horrified woman was tricked into having a massage by a pervert at Center Parcs when he attacked while naked in her the resort's ...

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    Chicago judge finds terrorism suspect unfit to go to trial because he really believes that Aliens and the Illuminati are out to get him

    A federal judge has ruled a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar.U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said at a Thursday hearing that she has concluded 22-year-old Adel Daoud is sincere in his belief that aliens, the Illuminati and Freemasons are conspiring against him.Agents arrested Daoud, a U.S citizen, in a 2012 sting after he placed what he believed to be the explosive device outside a bar in the Windy City. [media_photo id="30280" height="547" width="634" alt="A federal judge has ruled the suburban Chicago ...

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    Father cleared of AVO after disciplining his eight-year-old son for having a tantrum - despite the boy saying his 'scary' dad 'grabbed him by the throat'

    A father accused of assaulting his eight-year-old son for lifting him out of bed when he threw a tantrum and refused to go to school has been cleared.An apprehended violence order was thrown out in the Sydney Downing Centre District Court when the judge said the father was being a responsible parent, Daily Telegraph reported.The eight-year-old boy said his father had been 'pretty scary to me' and accused him of grabbing him by the throat during the access visit. [media_photo id="30362" height="401" width="634" alt="An apprehended violence order was thrown out in the Sydney Downing Centre District Court (stock image) when ...

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    School's out! Sumatran orangutan born at Perth Zoo is released into Indonesian rainforest after spending weeks learning how to survive in the wild

    An eight-year-old Sumatran orangutan has been released into the wild for the first time.The male orangutan, named Nyaru, was born at Perth Zoo and has been released into an Indonesian rainforest after spending 12 weeks at 'Jungle School' learning to find food and swing between trees, ABC News reported. Primate supervisor Holly Thompson said Nyaru is adapting well at Bukit Tigapulah, a protected area, and has acclimatised to the jungle canopy. [media_photo id="30313" height="353" width="634" alt="An eight-year-old Sumatran orangutan has been released into the wild for the first time (pictured)"] An eight-year-old Sumatran orangutan has been released into the wild ...

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    Fox News President Bill Shine told network hosts they should NOT defend Megyn Kelly against attacks by Donald Trump, claim court papers

    The Fox News executive who was promoted to be president of the network after the departure of Roger Ailes reportedly instructed on-air talent that they should not defend Megyn Kelly against repeated attacks being made against the popular host by Donald Trump.In her sexual harassment lawsuit against the company and Ailes that was filed on Monday, Andrea Tantaros claims that Bill Shine publicly showed support for Kelly after the very public and very demeaning comments made about her by Trump, he told others to keep quiet.'After Donald Trump attacked Megyn Kelly for allegedly treating him unfairly in an August 2015 ...

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    Hero police officer is sacked for stealing a kayak and paddles and trying to sell them on eBay

    A hero police officer has been sacked for stealing a kayak and a set of paddles which he then tried to sell on eBay. PC Andrew Hamilton was caught after Nottingham Kayak Club members spotted that one of their boats, which had gone missing in May, was for sale online.They bid for the items in an undercover sting and confronted Hamilton, who had been awarded for bravery just months before, at his home.At first the police officer lied that he had got the kayak from Scotland, before claiming he thought it had been thrown out.But Hamilton admitted the allegations and ...

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    Mother arrested in Delaware for leaving her two kids, ages 8 and 9, home alone for 45 minutes while she picked up their dinner

    [media_photo id="30245" height="339" width="306" alt="Susan L. Terrillion was arrested after leaving her two children, ages eight and nine, alone for 45 minutes while she went to grab food"] Susan L. Terrillion was arrested after leaving her two children, ages eight and nine, alone for 45 minutes while she went to grab foodA mother was arrested after leaving her two children, ages 8 and 9, alone for 45 minutes at their beach rent while she ran to a restaurant nearby to pick up food. Rehoboth Beach Police Lt. Jaime B. Riddle said that Susan L. Terrillion was charged with two ...

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    Hilarious moment adorable baby ignores his mother and TURNS UP the radio so he can keep dancing to his favourite hip-hop track

    This is the humorous moment a toddler takes control of the car radio and puts on a hip-hop track - before showcasing his impressive dance moves.The video was captured by the parents of the youngster, who has only been identified as JP, while on a drive in Salt Lake City, Utah.In the clip the toddler stands up on the driver's seat of the stationery vehicle and clings on to the steering wheel for balance. [media_photo id="29993" height="555" width="306" alt="The humorous video shows the toddler turning up the radio before dancing"] [media_photo id="29994" height="555" width="306" alt="The humorous video shows the toddler turning ...

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