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April Fools' Day hoaxes

News organisations have been getting into the spirit of April Fools' Day by reporting unlikely stories, but which ones are false? Email your suspicions to or comment on ITV News' Facebook page.

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Google Maps now caters for pirates

Google widened its arsenal of web-browsing tools today to include an extra service for pirates.

As well searching for addresses, users of Google Maps can now search for treasure.

Google Maps' new piratical look Credit: Google Maps

It is not the only April Fools' Day prank Google have pulled off: The search giant also tried to persuade users they can now 'search for smells'.

Here be dragons: Google's new Treasure Map view Credit: Google Maps

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