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  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Bows Are Back In Business Says Vogue And Olivia Colman Huffingtonpost
    There’s nothing like a giant bow to jazz up an outfit. Olivia Colman can attest to that. Gracing the red carpet and the stage at the 2019 Oscars, aside from her heartwarming speech, her custom Prada gown also caught our eye. Her emerald green dress with a silk organza cape tied with a giant bow at the back was nothing short of spectacular, and took a team of eight 300 hours for the embroidery alone. Oversized bows are predicted to be a big trend this year, according to Vogue, who reported on a range of ... more
  • 4 months Pressure Is Mounting On Theresa May To Delay Brexit As Key Commons Votes Loom Huffingtonpost
    MPs are now expected to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on March 12 – just 17 days before the UK is due to leave the EU.With time running out until exit day, there is increased chatter Brexit will be delayed in order to stop the country crashing out of the bloc without a deal.Downing Street confirmed the prime minister did “briefly” discuss an extension to Article 50 with Angela Merkel when she met the German chancellor at this weekend’s summit in Sharm el Sheikh.Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: 8 Scrunchies Inspired By Jason Momoa’s Pink, Fendi Hairband Huffingtonpost
    There was a lot we loved about Jason Momoa’s Oscars outfit – the millennial pink velvet suit, co-ordinating with his wife Lisa Bonet and paying tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld by wearing his creation – but the main thing we were into was his pink scrunchie. Sorry, his pink Fendi scrunchie.It wasn’t the first time that the actor, who is best known for his roles as Aquaman or Game Of Thrones’ Khal Drogo, has sported a scrunchie and we’re here for it – after all, he needed something to tie those locks back when the Vanity Fair afterparty rolled around. Scrunchies are ... more
  • 4 months 6 Times Olivia Colman Was As Lovely In Real Life As You Always Hoped Huffingtonpost
    The internet was in raptures last night when Olivia Colman bagged her Oscar for ‘Best Actress’ – and it’s not just because she’s a phenomenal actor.Many were quick to reminisce about chance encounters with Colman over the years and described how she’s just a really lovely person to be around. Well, she did describe her Oscars win as “hilarious” and tear up while kissing her award – so we don’t dispute that at all.In the spirit of celebrating brilliant people, which is what our HuffPost: HumanKind section is all about, here are some more wonderful anecdotes about an equally wonderful ... more
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  • 4 months UK Weather: Barbecuing in February Is Peak Brit Response To Spring Sunshine Huffingtonpost
    It’s only February, but after the weekend we’ve just had, you might have forgotten. A couple of days into sunny weather and in embarrassingly British fashion here we are, sitting out in in the sun, braving the bare leg, and literally cracking out the barbecues. I’ll confess, I didn’t wear a jacket all weekend, and it was glorious – even heading out on Saturday night and taking a looong stroll home on Sunday. 
    It’s Feb 24th people and apparently it’s BBQ weather!— Jacob Lant (@jacoblant) February 24, 2019Yes, it’s probably too ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: 17 Celebs Who Slayed The Vanity Fair Party Red Carpet Huffingtonpost
    With all the Oscars handed out for another year, it was time for the celebrations to really get underway after Sunday night’s ceremony drew to a close. The majority of those in attendance headed to the world famous Vanity Fair after-show bash where they partied into the wee hours. Here’s a look at some of our favourite arrivals at the star-studded bash... 1. Lady Gaga made a terribly low-key entrance, following her Oscar win for Best Original Song2. Whereas Michelle Rodriguez really was keen on sneaking in quietly 3. Caitlyn Jenner arrived with daughter Kendall and girlfriend Sophia Hutchins4. Billy Porter wore an outfit ... more
  • 4 months Donald Trump Accuses Spike Lee Of ‘Racist Hit’ In Oscars Speech Huffingtonpost
    Donald Trump has accused director Spike Lee of racially abusing him during his Oscars speech. The Republican leader called the address, which did not name him but touched on the United States’ history of racism and slavery, a “hit” on his time in office and claimed he has done more for African Americans than almost any other president in US history.Disparaging Lee’s use of notes in his speech, Trump tweeted: “Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist ... more
  • 4 months Warm Late-February Weather Could Be A Record-Breaker Huffingtonpost
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  • 4 months 5-Year-Olds To Be Taught ‘Respect For All’ But Won’t Learn About Gay Relationships, Says Education Secretary Huffingtonpost
    Damian Hinds has denied reports primary school children will be taught about gay and transgender relationships from the age of five – but refused to pinpoint when such lessons would begin. As the government announced its first update to sex education in almost 20 years on Monday, the education secretary revealed that relationships education would be mandatory in primary schools. But branding five a “very sensitive age”, Hinds refuted claims that reception class children would be taught about LGBT+ relationships. “Nobody is talking about suggesting that there should be these difficult conversations ... more
  • 4 months Southern Rail Staff Suspended After ‘Pouring Dirty Mop Water On Homeless Man’ Huffingtonpost
    Two Southern Rail workers have been suspended after a video emerged of them apparently drenching a homeless man with dirty mop water.The video, shot by a passenger, appears to show the man lying on the pavement outside Sutton station in south west London, as dirty water is poured on and around him. His plastic bag of belongings next to him is also soaked.A spokesman for local homelessness charity Sutton Night Watch told HuffPost UK the man in the video is diabetic and regularly uses its soup kitchens.He added: “It’s disgusting. That’s no way to treat a human being.”The person who ... more
  • 4 months Olivia Colman’s Oscars Speech Delivered The Perfect Thank You – Here’s How You Can Too Huffingtonpost
    Olivia Colman’s Oscars acceptance speech was perfectly imperfect. After winning the ‘Best Actress’ category, the 45-year-old stepped onto the stage with a look of disbelief.Struggling to speak through tears, she laughed: “It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar!” before thanking the people who helped her – both behind the scenes, in front of the camera and in her personal life.Yorgos Lanthimos, director of ‘The Favourite’, was one of the first to receive a shoutout, alongside co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz who Colman described as “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Glenn Close’s Reaction To Billy Porter’s Tuxedo Dress Is Everything Huffingtonpost
    Billy Porter rocking up in a truly magnificent tuxedo dress at Sunday night’s Oscars was the undoubted highlight of this year’s red carpet.The Pose star totally owned the velvet Christian Siriano design, which he rightly described as “Oscars Runway Couture” on Instagram.And it certainly caught Glenn Close’s eye.The Best Actress nominee was caught giving Billy’s outfit a literal once over as he presented on the red carpet, with Glenn given it her full seal of approval - all without even opening her mouth...
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  • 4 months Eating Disorder Stereotypes Are Preventing People From Minority Groups Accessing Support Huffingtonpost
    Stereotypes surrounding eating disorders are preventing people from minority groups and poorer backgrounds from seeking and obtaining medical treatment, new research suggests. People from BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic), LGBT+ and those from less affluent communities are less likely to access support, warns eating disorders charity B-eat, and this delay could make it harder for individuals from these groups to recover.The survey, conducted by the charity Beat for Eating Disorders Awareness Week, found that nearly four in 10 (39%) of people believed eating disorders were more common amongst white people than other ethnicities. Yet clinical research has found that the illnesses ... more
  • 4 months Ryanair Passenger Who Racially Abused Black Woman Will Not Be Prosecuted In The UK Huffingtonpost
    A Ryanair passenger who launched a tirade against an elderly black woman on a flight last year will not be prosecuted in the UK.David Mesher, 70, denied he was racist after he verbally abused Delsie Gayle, 77, calling her an “ugly black bastard” on a flight to Stansted airport from Barcelona last October.The incident was captured on film by a fellow passenger and later reported to Essex Police when the flight landed.A four-month investigation has now been completed by the force, which has left it to Spanish legal authorities to decide on any further action. According to lawyers who spoke ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019 Red Carpet: Where To Buy Hot Pink On The High Street Huffingtonpost
    The red carpets for the 2019 Oscars was awash with hues of pink. From frothy tulle, oversized bows, daring cutouts and plenty of ruffles, hot pink stole the show.Finishing off awards season, the Academy Awards is where stars up the ante with their sartorial choices – going bigger and bolder. While Gemma Chan made a show stopping entrance in a voluminous haute couture Valentino gown (complete with pockets!), Ocean’s 8 star Sarah Paulson opted for a fuchsia Brandon Maxwell dress accessories with Harry Winston jewels. Helen Mirren however channeled a Killing Eve look with bold tulle, wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture ... more
  • 4 months Majority Of Litter In The Thames Found To Be Single-Use Plastic – Time To Ditch Those Bottled Drinks, Wet Wipes And Crisp Packets Huffingtonpost
    Littered single-use plastics are clogging up the river Thames, according to new research which has found that wet wipes, food wrappers and plastic bottles are the most frequently found bits of rubbish polluting the water.Volunteers for the charities Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Thames21 fished thousands of items of plastic from the river over 20 organised river cleans in the last year in partnership with Waitrose.They found that 78% of litter picked was single-use plastic.The researchers separated their findings according to what was found in London, where the the River Thames is ... more
  • 4 months Meet The Baby Born In The Back Of An Uber After A 10 Minute Labour Huffingtonpost
    Birth is complicated, messy, and often doesn’t go to plan – but there was nothing to prepare one mum who ended up giving birth in the back of an Uber.Lara Cameron-Cole had five days until her due date when her waters broke while she was having dinner at home in New Cross, London. The 38-year-old, already mum to two boys, was advised to head to hospital as quickly as possible – so her husband, Eniola, 38, called an Uber. The couple bundled pretty quickly into the back of the car, but within minutes Lara could feel the baby’s head between her legs. ... more
  • 4 months The Funniest Tweets From Parents Last Week Huffingtonpost
    Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, HuffPost rounds up the most hilarious 280-character quips from mums and dads to spread the joy.Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!
    Welcome to parenthood. Everyone’s hungry, just not for that.— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) February 19, 2019
    5y/o and I made cupcakes. After handing one to his dad he said, condescendingly "Here's yours, daddy. Don't eat the paper part."— Adventures In Babyshitting (@KMoFlo_official) February 18, 2019
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  • 4 months British Tourist From Kent Drowns In New Zealand Huffingtonpost
    A British tourist has drowned in New Zealand as he holidayed with members of his family.Andrew Massey, from Kent, was swimming off Ocean Beach in Tairua on the North Island on Saturday when he got into difficulties shortly after 6pm.The 68-year-old was brought to shore where attempts were made to resuscitate him but he sadly died.New Zealand police said Massey’s death will be referred to the coroner.Related... Children In Germany Are Drowning Because Parents Are 'Fixated' With Their Smartphones Mystery As Model Drowns During Underwater Fashion Shoot 145 Pilot Whales Die After Stranding Themselves On ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019 Viewers Complain As Verne Troyer Is Omitted From In Memoriam Tribute Huffingtonpost
    Oscars viewers have complained after Austin Powers star Verne Troyer was omitted from the In Memoriam segment. The Academy Awards failed to acknowledge the actor in their annual tribute to those who had died over the last 12 months during Sunday night’s ceremony. The 2ft 8in star, who was famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, took his own life last April at the age of 49. After the Oscars paid tribute to the likes of Marvel creator Stan Lee and legendary actor Burt Reynolds, many complained at how Verne had not been included. 
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  • 4 months The Waugh Zone Monday February 25, 2019 Huffingtonpost
    1. TRYING PATIENCE Nearly two weeks ago, Theresa May told her MPs “we now all need to hold our nerve” on Brexit. Within two days, her Eurosceptic backbenchers inflicted another Commons defeat to remind her just who was boss, and whose nerves were more steely. Yet despite all that, tomorrow the PM will be back in Parliament to make yet another holding statement, essentially repeating her message that the Tory party just needs to hang on for a bit longer before she gets the improved Brussels deal they all want. It feels like not so much a deliberate policy of strategic ... more
  • 4 months Manchester And Birmingham See Highest Number Of Rough Sleeper Deaths In England Huffingtonpost
    Significantly more people are dying in England’s major urban areas than across the rest of England and Wales, new figures on homeless deaths have revealed. Urban hotspots included Manchester, which saw 21 deaths in 2017, and Birmingham, where 18 people died.There were 17 deaths each in Bristol, Liverpool and the London Borough of Lambeth.Deaths among homeless people in England’s most deprived areas were nine times higher than in the county’s least disadvantaged places, the figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The latest data has collated deaths according to local authority between 2013 and 2017.It follows the first ever set of ... more
  • 4 months Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Celebrate Their Son’s 9-Month Milestones In The Best Way Huffingtonpost
    Chrissy Teigen has continued her tradition of providing all the parenting lols with her latest Instagram post showing the milestones her son (and husband) have achieved.The mum-of-two posted a snap of 9-month-old Miles sitting next to a blackboard marking his achievements so far: he has two teeth, he’s 15 pounds, he loves his sister Luna and bath toys, and he doesn’t like quinoa.“Nine months of this perfect,” Teigen sweetly captioned the shot. (It gets better.)[Read More: 12 tweets that prove Chrissy Teigen is the most relatable celebrity mum]
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  • 4 months Swindon Police Probe ‘Linked To Disappearance Of Linda Razzell Whose Body Has Never Been Found’ Huffingtonpost
    Police searching a field near Swindon are believed to be investigating possible links to the disappearance of a mother-of-four who was last seen nearly two decades ago.Wiltshire Police have cordoned off an area in a field off Pentylands Lane, Highworth, following a tip-off from a member of the public.The force has not disclosed why there is an increased police presence in Highworth, but reports have linked the activity to the disappearance of college lecturer Linda Razzell in March 2002.A police statement said: “Officers, including dog units, have been at the scene since (Friday) and are likely to remain there for ... more
  • 4 months People With MS Praise Selma Blair For First Red Carpet Appearance Since Diagnosis Huffingtonpost
    People with multiple sclerosis (MS) have thanked Selma Blair for proudly using a cane at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in her first red carpet appearance since her diagnosis. The star, who was diagnosed with MS in October, was greeted by cheers from the crowd, at one point telling onlookers: “It took so much to come out here.” On Twitter, people who’ve been diagnosed with MS – which can cause fatigue, mobility problems and muscle spasms – praised Blair for showing she is not defined by the illness. [Read More: What Is Multiple Sclerosis?]
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  • 4 months Some Labour Members ‘Attracted To Conspiracy Theories’, Warns Momentum Founder Jon Lansman Huffingtonpost
    Labour has seen an increase in members “attracted towards conspiracy theories”, the founder of Momentum has said.Jon Lansman, who set up the influential grassroots pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group, said Labour had a “major problem” with anti-Semitism. “We underestimate the scale of it,” he told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.Anger at perceived failures of the leadership to deal with the spread of anti-Semitism in the party was a factor in the decision of nine Labour MPs to quit last week.Dudley North MP Ian Austin, who resigned from Labour on Friday, said he was “ashamed” of the party which had developed a ... more
  • 4 months Lacey Turner Announces She’s Pregnant After Two ‘Devastating’ Miscarriages Huffingtonpost
    Eastenders actor Lacey Turner has announced she’s expecting her first child with her husband Matt Kay. The 30-year-old, who is due to give birth in July, explained that she had two “devastating” miscarriages before getting pregnant.Turner said she wanted to encourage women to speak about their experiences of miscarriage. Around one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, and it is estimated one in 100 couples trying for a baby will experience three or more consecutive miscarriages.“I can’t wait to nurture our baby – we’ve dreamed of having a family for so long,” she told OK! Magazine. “When you’ve lost babies ... more
  • 4 months Saudi Arabian Princess Named As Kingdom’s First Female Ambassador Huffingtonpost
    Saudi Arabia has appointed its first female ambassador to serve as its top diplomat in the United States.It comes amid deteriorating relations with America after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom’s longtime ambassador to Washington Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, faces a stark challenge in improving ties between the US and Saudi Arabia.She replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, a son of King Salman and a former fighter pilot who insisted after Khashoggi’s disappearance last October that the Washington Post columnist simply left the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.It is ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Billy Porter’s Velvet Tuxedo Is Giving Us Menswear Inspiration Huffingtonpost
    Billy Porter reinvented black tie at the Oscars 2019 red carpet on Sunday night. The Pose actor, who tops the Academy Awards best-dressed list without a doubt ― showed up in a velvet tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano.The stage performer, singer and Oscars red carpet commentator paired his fierce look with a velvet bow tie, ruffled white sleeves and a massive rock on his right hand. Porter prepared fans for his over-the-top look, posting on his Instagram account, “The Category Is: OSCARS RUNWAY COUTURE,” and “Just wait until you see what I’m wearing! See you at ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Glenn Close Certainly Isn’t Glum About Losing Best Actress To Olivia Colman Huffingtonpost
    Glenn Close may still be the most Oscar-nominated living actor without an actual victory, but she is not feeling glum about it. The star lost out on the gong for Best Actress at Sunday night’s ceremony to Olivia Colman, despite being hotly tipped to triumph for her role in The Wife. Her defeat meant she extended her losing record, but Glenn was in good spirits as she made her way to the Vanity Fair after-party.Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, she insisted she was “really good”, before apologising to those ... more
  • 4 months The Five Week Wait For Universal Credit Is Too Long, And Forcing Many To Turn To Foodbanks Huffingtonpost
    A lot has happened in British politics since the start of the year. But on the ground in our country’s food banks, things continue as before, with more and more people being forced to food bank doors after having to wait at least five weeks for a first Universal Credit payment.So tomorrow afternoon, when MPs sit down to debate Department for Work and Pensions spending, I’m hoping they take a break from their warring factions and instead start to lay the groundwork for real, concrete change.It was encouraging to at last hear a work and pensions secretary acknowledge the role ... more
  • 4 months Adverts For Junk Food Are Banned On London Transport From Today Huffingtonpost
    A ban on junk food advertising on London’s public transport network has come into force.Adverts for products high in fat, salt or sugar, such as sugary drinks, burgers and chocolate bars, will be banned across the London Underground and Overground, as well as buses and bus shelters.Food and drink brands, restaurants, takeaways and delivery services will only be able to place adverts which promote their healthier products, rather than simply publicising brands.The ban came into effect on Monday after London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a public consultation on the plans in May, saying action was needed to tackle the capital’s ... more
  • 4 months Donald Trump Delays China Tariffs Hike Amid ‘Productive Talks’ Huffingtonpost
    Donald Trump has said he will extend a deadline to hike tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries.The US President tweeted on Sunday that there had been “productive talks”, adding that: “I will be delaying the US increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1.”Trump says that, if negotiations progress, he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort to finalise an agreement.US and Chinese negotiators met through the weekend as they seek to resolve a trade war that has rattled financial markets.Trump had warned he would raise tariffs he ... more
  • 4 months Boy, 17, Charged With Murder Of Glendon Spence In Brixton Youth Club Huffingtonpost
    A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed at a south London youth club.Glendon Spence, 23, was attacked at the Marcus Lipton youth centre in Brixton at about 6.45pm last Thursday.He was pronounced dead at the scene in Minet Road less than an hour later.Scotland Yard said a boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Sunday and will appear before magistrates in Bromley on Monday.Related... Man, 23, Stabbed To Death In South London Youth Club ... more
  • 4 months With One Month To Brexit, We’re Getting Out Of Westminster To Hear From Northern Voices That Don’t Make The Headlines Huffingtonpost
    In Westminster, the coming week could well be a momentous one for Brexit. There will be fresh votes by MPs that could delay the whole project, buy Theresa May a few more days or simply underscore the fact that no one in Parliament can agree on anything.Beyond SW1, much of the public won’t be interested in the minutiae of who voted for which amendment or who defied their party whip. They may look at events in the Commons with a mix of bemusement, exasperation or even contempt.But even though Brexit often seems like a dialogue of the deaf, exactly how ... more
  • 4 months Controversial Cartoon Of Tennis Star Serena Williams Ruled ‘Not Racist’ By Watchdog Huffingtonpost
    A cartoon of Serena Williams published after her US Open final defeat last year which was criticised for depicting her in an “ape-like pose” was not racist, a watchdog has found.The 23-time grand slam champion lost her cool in the US Open final last September, after being given a warning for coaching from the stands early in the second set against Naomi Osaka.She was penalised a point for smashing her racket, and then a game after she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of lying and stealing a point from her. That put Williams ... more
  • 4 months Olivia Colman Wins An Oscar And Our Hearts Huffingtonpost
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  • 4 months Gender Pay Gap Among Top Earners Will Close In 36 Years, New Study Suggests Huffingtonpost
    The gender pay gap between men and women earning over £100,000 will not close for another 36 years, according to a new study.Research by investment platform easyMoney found 79% of the 860,000 top earners are men, a fall from 83% in 2011.The study indicated that progress in closing the gap is “relatively slow” and unlikely to close until 2055 at the current rate of progress, with little difference over the number of men and women high earners in recent years.However the report also found that the overall number of high-earning women grew ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Lady Gaga Calls For Awards To Ditch Male And Female Categories To Be More Inclusive Huffingtonpost
    Lady Gaga has said she hopes that awards shows like the Oscars will do away with “male” and “female” categories in the future, in a move towards being more inclusive.After winning her first Academy Award for Best Original Song on Sunday night, Gaga spoke to reporters in the press room, where she was asked if she had a message for her LGBTQ+ fans in Sydney who would be attending Mardi Gras.“One of the hardest things in life is to be brave enough to be yourself,” Gaga said. “I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Rami Malek Falls Off Stage Shortly After Being Awarded Best Actor Huffingtonpost
    So, you know that feeling when you’ve literally just been recognised for being at the top of your game and doing better than everyone else in your field in the last 12 months, only to wind up falling over and immediately dragging yourself back down to earth?Yeah well, Rami Malek does.Sunday night was a big one for Rami, landing his first ever Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in the divisive Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.Just moments later, though, he would end up falling clean off the stage at the Dolby Theatre, even being seen to by paramedics.Fortunately for Rami, ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Green Book Surprises With Best Film Win (And Not In a Good Way) Huffingtonpost
    Spike Lee is one of the many people who has been left dismayed by Green Book’s Best Film win at the 2019 Oscars. The race for the evening’s biggest award was the most open its been in years with Spike’s film BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Roma and Black Panther also among nominees. However, on the night, they were all pipped to the post – a move Spike described as “bad call” from the Academy. When Green Book’s win was announced, the director could be seen leaving his seat in what many interpreted as his way of ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: 8 Big Firsts From This Year’s Academy Awards Huffingtonpost
    While not everyone is seeing the results of this year’s Oscars as a cause for celebration, it should be noted that there were a fair few moments of progress during this year’s ceremony that are worth shining a light on.From trail-blazing work behind the scenes to long-overdue wins, here are eight moments from the 2019 Academy Awards that broke new ground...1. Black Panther brings Marvel Studios its first (and second!) (and third!) OscarListen, we get it, it really would have been great if Black Panther had ended up taking home Best Picture, but no one can say the film slipped by unnoticed ... more
  • 4 months 8 Of The Best Journals That’ll Inspire You To Get Writing Huffingtonpost
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed with never-ending thoughts swirling around your head, putting pen to paper is a sure-fire way to find calm – and there’s evidence to prove it, too.Researchers at Northumbria University found that spending 20 minutes a day jotting down positive experiences and thoughts - “anything from being moved by a good book, painting or piece of music, to falling in love” - was enough to decrease stress levels.And if that’s not enough to convince you, then these pretty-looking journals will do the trick. We’ve rounded up eight of the best to suit every taste – from plain pages ... more
  • 4 months Debunking the ‘Momo Challenge’ – 6 Tips For Parents Dealing With Scaremongering ‘Suicide Games’ Huffingtonpost
    Parents have been urged to talk to their children about the alleged existence of disturbing online ‘suicide games’ that encourage young people to hurt themselves – and each other. These ‘games’ sweep the globe, alongside scaremongering images, warnings and links to reported deaths. We’ve all heard of ‘Slender Man’ and the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ – fictional characters linked to stabbings, self-harm and suicide. They can present a bit like old-fashioned ‘chain letters’, only with a cyber-bully twist – and it can be hard to know whether they’re real, where they come from and what to do about it. The latest of these, characterised by the ... more
  • 4 months 10 Things To See And Do In Bordeaux: Instagram Inspo For Your French Break Huffingtonpost
    With more than than 7,000 wineries and vineyards, Bordeaux is the perfect weekend getaway for people who love a glass of red. The French region is regularly named among the top three wine destinations in the world, but thanks to its stunning architecture, peaceful parks and fantastic food, there’s also plenty to do that won’t leave you with a hangover the next day. For those with Bordeaux on their bucket list, Olivier Occelli, the CEO of the Bordeaux Tourism and Convention Board, gives his top tips on things to see and do. 1. Wander around Old Bordeaux.
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  • 4 months Labour Defections Are Letting The Tories Off The Hook Huffingtonpost
    During the European Union referendum campaign in 2016, the argument put forward by those who campaigned for remain was that the best way to reform a union is to remain inside it. No union is ever perfect, as one would never claim to be as that would undermine its whole premise.Indeed, this continues to be true for the Labour Party - which has existed as a union of social democratic ideas for centuries, on the basis of shared values and loyalty to the socialist cause. Therefore, the Labour MPs that have decided to defect and join The Independent Group (TIG) ... more
  • 4 months An Open Letter To LGBT Teachers This LGBT History Month Huffingtonpost
    Dear LGBT teaching warriors,I hope this LGBT History Month has been a positive one. I hope you’ve had the chance and the time to talk to your students, colleagues, and others about the importance of celebrating difference and diversity. I’m not particularly fussy about how you’ve observed – I just hope you’ve achieved what you wanted. If you haven’t; don’t give up, you’ll get there.The impulse behind this letter comes from following the ongoing drama coming out of a school in Birmingham. Recently, we’ve seen a clearly able and talented assistant headteacher (who has an MBE no less) hounded by ... more
  • 4 months Asos Tiger Print Mules Are The Shoes To Wear This Spring Huffingtonpost
    In our monthly series, Payday Millionaire, we’ll bring you one treat yo’self item to splurge your hard-earned cash on.

    The sun is shining and you’ve just been paid, so it’s time to treat yo’self (and your ankles) to these gorgeous tiger print slip-on shoes. The mules have a slightly stacked heel and would look amazing with a pair of cropped jeans, a white t-shirt and a trench coat – check out our round-up of spring jackets here. The jungle trend continues to be massive this season – so if you’ve got leopard print fatigue or want to represent another big cat in your sartorial choices, look no further than tiger print. You can always style with another animal pattern, if you’re truly committed to the cause. Of course, you might want to opt for a more sensible pair of mules that ... more

  • 4 months Ten Things I’ve Learned About Death Since Losing My Dad Huffingtonpost
    My dad died six months ago and was a victim of pancreatic cancer – an offensive and aggressive form of the disease that left us with weeks from the moment of diagnosis. Death is a strange thing, the conjuror of sadness that one can take personally and yet life’s only guarantee despite its vague existence at the fringes of everyday thought. Death is the ubiquitous spectre waiting to affect us all and while we cannot avoid it, we can try to understand it a little better. And in my attempt to do so, here are ten things I have come ... more
  • 4 months Mind The Gap: Does Height Really Matter When You’re Dating? Huffingtonpost
    When you’re looking for a partner, what boxes do they have to tick? Maybe you want someone smart and funny – someone you could take home to dinner with your parents. Perhaps you hope for a man or woman who wants kids, and doesn’t smoke. But where do you stand when it comes to their height?TV host Richard Osman, from ‘Pointless’, who is 6ft 7, recently started dating jazz singer Sumudu Jayatilaka, who, at 5ft, is 19 inches shorter. Does this mean anything other than Jayatilaka needs to learn to start standing on her tip toes?  They’re not the only celebrity ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: All The Best Moments From The Academy Awards Huffingtonpost
    The 2019 Oscars may not have been the most eventful, but we’ll take a smooth-running event over a La La Land-style saga any day. Sunday night saw Hollywood’s biggest stars descend on the Dolby Theatre for the 91st Academy Awards – which went ahead without a host for the first time since 1989. Despite much talk of whether the whole thing would end in chaos, the night went smoothly, and the lack of a host playing for laughs meant the focus was on the awards themselves.Given that it all kicked off at 1am UK time, ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019 Winners List: Bohemian Rhapsody And Green Book Lead Winners Huffingtonpost
    Bohemian Rhapsody was the big winner at this year’s Oscars, ending the night with the four wins in total. The divisive Freddie Mercury biopic came out on top in three technical categories, with leading man Rami Malek also scooping the Best Actor prize. In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Green Book was awarded Best Picture, one of three wins overall, which also included Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.Both these films have been embroiled in controversy in the lead-up to the Oscars for a number of reason, though this was not mentioned by the cast or crew of ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: The Hostless Academy Awards Actually Ran Smoothly Huffingtonpost
    After seemingly endless speculation about how the Oscars would fare without a host, Sunday’s ceremony ended up being... totally fine. The last time the evening proceeded without an A-lister in charge, things got pretty chaotic, but it seems Hollywood has come a long way since 1989. This time around, there was no Rob Lowe dancing with Snow White for a start, and the opening monologue came courtesy of the dream team that is Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Tina Fey.“We are not your hosts, but we are gonna stand here a little too long so that the people who get USA Today ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman Is Officially An Academy Award Winner And We Couldn’t Be Happier Huffingtonpost
    Olivia Colman is an Oscar winner, after triumphing in the Best Actress category.Now that’s a sentence which is seriously good to type. The actress has come a long way since playing Sophie in Peep Show but she’s still just as humble and grounded as ever, which was clear when her name was announced during Sunday night’s ceremony. The Best Actress category was one of the most talked about in the run-up to the big night, largely thanks to the fact it seemed to be a two-horse race between Olivia and Glenn Close. Given that the ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Spike Lee Finally Winning An Academy Award Was A Joy To Behold Huffingtonpost
    Sunday night’s Oscars may not have been a thrill-a-minute trip, but they did give us plenty of glorious moments – and none brought a bigger smile to our faces than Spike Lee winning. After decades of impactful directing (and an honorary Oscar in 2016) Spike landed his most Oscar nominations in one year for BlacKkKlansman, receiving nods in three categories. It’s hard to believe he hadn’t won until this point but that all changed when Spike triumphed in Best Adapted Screenplay, with his win being announced by the clearly delighted Samuel L. Jackson. Making his way on stage, Spike left into Samuel’s arms ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper’s Shallow Performance Was A Total Show-Stopper Huffingtonpost
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper delivered what was quite probably the moment of the night at this year’s Oscars, when they performed their A Star Is Born duet, Shallow.Prior to the Academy Awards, the pair had only performed the song live together once, during one night of Gaga’s Las Vegas residency, Enigma, but really brought it home on their big night.While Gaga is most commonly associated with elaborate and over-the-top visuals, her Oscars performance was as stripped-back as it gets, with she and Bradley not even getting an introduction prior to their performance. Instead, they got up from their seats and ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Yes, That Was Anita Dobson You Spotted At The Academy Awards Huffingtonpost
    Every year, the Oscars are invariably one of the most A-list events in the showbiz calendar, and we were pleased to see that at the 2019 ceremony, the British stars were out in force.As well as Best Actress nominee Olivia Colman, Christian Bale was pictured on the red carpet, along with the likes of Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig, Black Panther star Letitia Wright, Best Original Song contender Mark Ronson and, of course, the toast of awards season, Richard E Grant.But as we looked through all the photos of the Academy Awards red carpet, there was one iconic British star ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019 Red Carpet: All The Academy Awards Snaps You Need To See Huffingtonpost
    When it comes to red carpets, they don’t come much bigger than Oscars, and this year’s event was as star-studded as ever.With this year’s nominated actresses including the likes of Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Emma Stone and Regina King, glamour was pretty much guaranteed, and there were red carpet moments aplenty.It was also great to see first-timers like the cast of Roma – including Best Actress contender Yalitza Aparicio – and our very own Olivia Colman, also recognised for her work in The Favourite, hitting the Oscars red carpet for the very first time.And while the men of Hollywood are ... more
  • 4 months Cut Interest Rates And End Austerity To Survive No-Deal, Says Ex-Bank Of England Official Huffingtonpost
    Finance chiefs should slash interest rates to never-before-seen levels and ministers should end austerity to boost the economy in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a former Bank of England policymaker has said.David “Danny” Blanchflower – who sat on the bank’s influential Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from June 2006 to June 2009 and “predicted” the scale of the 2008 financial crisis – said the institution’s decision-makers may be left with little option but to take rates below zero if a no-deal Brexit sends shockwaves through the economy.In a savage critique of the bank’s ... more
  • 4 months Theresa May Plays Pool With The Italian Prime Minister During Summit Downtime Huffingtonpost
    A clip of Theresa May playing pool with the Italian prime minister has been posted on social media, which includes her chief advisor explaining to her how to play the game.As the PM attended an EU-League of Arab States summit in Egypt, rumours started to emerge of a face-off on the green baize with her Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte. It’s all set against the backdrop of May’s struggles to get her Brexit deal through parliament.
    I just witnessed something I never thought possible - which is @theresa_may playing pool against the Italian premier Giuseppe Conte. The PM has definitely shed ... more
  • 4 months Oscars 2019: Shangela Discusses Importance Of Walking The Red Carpet In Drag Huffingtonpost
    RuPaul’s Drag Race star Shangela has discussed the importance of her appearance on this year’s Oscars red carpet.Shangela was a guest at the Academy Awards following her small role in A Star Is Born, which received multiple nominations, including a coveted Best Picture nod.Serving it on the red carpet in full drag, Shangela took a moment to speak about what it meant for her to be at the event.“Honestly, I’m just so grateful to be here,” she told Variety. “And I think I might be one of the first, if not the first, drag queens, in drag, to ever walk ... more
  • 4 months Baptiste Episode 2 Review: The 11 Burning Questions We Now Have Huffingtonpost
    Julien Baptiste had his work cut out in the latest instalment of Baptiste on Sunday night, as he tried to work out exactly who Edward Stratton really is. With a game of cat and mouse unfolding, there were plenty of questions (and indeed theories) that arose... Was there more to Natalie’s version of events?Having been tracked down at the end of the last episode, Natalie explained to Baptiste that Edward was a client of hers who had become obsessive and abusive. Revealing Edward was in cahoots with the Romanians, she told of how he worked for a tracking company that he was ... more
  • 4 months Philip Hammond Urged To Give ‘Rescue Package’ To Families Hit By Decade-Long Benefits Squeeze Huffingtonpost
    Philip Hammond must deliver a “rescue package” in the Spring Statement for millions of low-income families left worse-off by a decade-long squeeze on benefits, welfare campaigner Frank Field has demanded. The call from the independent MP – who launched an anti-austerity tour of the UK with Independent Group MP Heidi Allen earlier this year – comes after research from the House of Commons Library revealed that two-child families with one parent in work would be £132 worse off in real terms next year compared with 2010. Meanwhile, families out of work face real terms cuts to their income ranging from ... more
  • 4 months Anger As Theresa May Delays ‘Meaningful Vote’ On Brexit Again Huffingtonpost
    MPs and business leaders have reacted with fury as Theresa May revealed she will not get a Brexit deal in time for MPs to hold a “meaningful vote” this week.Critics warned the Prime Minister’s decision meant no-deal Brexit was “hurtling closer”, while one industry group said businesses have “lost all faith in the political process”, amid fears time is running out for an agreement before Britain quits the bloc.It came as reports on Sunday night hinted a delay to quitting the EU is being considered in London and Brussels. The Telegraph reported Downing ... more
  • 4 months UK Weather: Britain Basks In Sunshine Again But The Warm Spell Is Coming To An End Huffingtonpost
    Britain has continued to bask in the unseasonably warm weather with highs of 19C (66.2F) recorded on Sunday.The west-coast beauty spot of Gogerddan, in Cardiganshire, Wales, was the hottest place with a record-breaking 19.1C, making it the warmest Welsh day in February since 1990.Hampton Water Works, in the south west of London, was the hottest spot in England at 19C, and Londoners took advantage of the chance to head out into the sunshine on the South Bank of the Thames.Down in Dorset crowds headed to the beach to enjoy the warm weather which is expected to continue on Monday and ... more
  • 4 months Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri Furious As Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga Refuses To Be Substituted Huffingtonpost
    In extraordinary scenes, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga undermined his manager Maurizio Sarri by refusing to be substituted as Chelsea were beaten in the Carabao Cup final.With the score tied at 0-0 in the game against Manchester City, Chelsea boss Sarri wanted to replace the apparently injured goalkeeper with Willy Caballero in the closing minutes of extra time at Wembley.But the Spaniard stayed on the field despite his number being shown on the board. Under-pressure Sarri reacted with fury as as the game ended goalless after 120 minutes.
    😳 - Have you EVER seen anything like it!?Maurizio Sarri tries to substitute ... more
  • 4 months Eltham Crash: Man Charged After Elderly Couple Die In Incident With Van Pursued By Police In South London Huffingtonpost
    A motorist has been charged with causing the deaths of two elderly people after a crash on Saturday involving a van being pursued by police.Ben Ord, 41, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after the crash between a rental van and a Citroen C3 on Footscray Road, Eltham, in south London.A man and a woman in their 70s died at the scene, on the 30mph road, shortly after midnight.Scotland Yard said officers had spotted the Ford Transit van being driven “erratically at speed” and the driver had failed to stop.Ord, of Eltham, is charged with two counts of ... more
  • 4 months Is The Met Police Still ‘Institutionally Racist’? 20 Years After The Landmark Macpherson Report, Black Men Respond Huffingtonpost
    The Metropolitan police is no longer “institutionally racist”. Or so said its leaders this week, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Macpherson report, which found that it was racial prejudice in the force itself which helped allow the murderers of Stephen Lawrence to evade justice. Lawrence, an 18-year-old student, was fatally attacked in south London in 1993. The 350-page report, often credited for changing the course of race relations in the UK, was published in 1999, and made a number of clear recommendations for how to repair relations with the black community. In particular, it made targets for recruitment, focused on training ... more
  • 4 months MPs Might Not Get Meaningful Vote On Brexit Deal Until March 12, Theresa May Reveals Huffingtonpost
    MPs may not get a second ‘meaningful vote’ on her Brexit deal until March 12 – 17 days before the UK is set to leave the EU, Theresa May has revealed. The prime minister told reporters on Sunday that MPs would not get the chance to vote on her plan this week – but that she would ensure the vote happens by March 12. “I was in Brussels last week,” she said on a flight to Egypt for a summit in Sharm el Sheik. “Ministers were in Brussels last week. My team will be back in Brussels again this coming week,” she continued, ... more
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