Quiz: Are you being taken for an April Fool?

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Alastair Tibbitt
1 April 2022, 1.13pm
Is everyday April Fool's Day in the UK?
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It's April Fools Day, and the internet is full of possibly-fake news and potentially terrible gags.

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