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  • 5 hours British Flybmi Airline Goes Into Administration After Being ‘Seriously Affected’ By Uncertainty Over Brexit Huffingtonpost
    Airline FlyBMI has suspended all operations and is filing for administration, it has announced.The company said it had been badly affected by spikes in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit.The East Midlands-based airline offered services from various UK airports and operated 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25 European cities. It carried 522,000 passengers on 29,000 flights in 2018.All flights have been cancelled with effect from today. A spokesperson for flybmi said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement today.“The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon ... more
  • 6 hours Emiliano Sala: Mourners Pay Final Respects To Cardiff City Striker In Argentina Huffingtonpost
    Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and club cheif executive Ken Choo joined mourners at the funeral of Emiliano Sala in his hometown in Argentina on Saturday.The 28-year-old striker’s body was repatriated on Friday before it was returned to Progreso, about 350 miles from Buenos Aires, for the public vigil.Warnock and Choo joined locals from the small town for a service in the gymnasium of Sala’s boyhood club, San Martin de Progreso.They arrived wearing black suits with yellow daffodils pinned to their jackets as a tribute to Sala.Cardiff’s players have also worn shirts bearing ... more
  • 8 hours Karl Marx Grave: Monument Vandalised For Second Time This Month Huffingtonpost
    A historic monument that marks Karl Marx’s grave has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks.Photographs shared by Highgate Cemetery show the memorial sprayed with phrases such as “Architect of genocide, terror and oppression” in red paint.
    Vandals back at Marx Memorial, Highgate Cemetery. Red paint this time, plus the marble tablet smashed up. Senseless. Stupid. Ignorant. Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point.— Highgate Cemetery (@HighgateCemeter) February 16, 2019The Highgate Cemetry twitter account shared the photos of the damage on ... more
  • 9 hours Vatican Defrocks Former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Over Sex Abuse Huffingtonpost
    Pope Francis has defrocked former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said on Saturday.McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the Archbishop of Washington, was announced five days before Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world to help the Catholic Church grapple with the crisis of sex ... more
  • 10 hours Exclusive: Tory Party ‘In Denial’ Over Islamophobia, Anti-Racism Report Finds Huffingtonpost
    The Conservatives are “signalling Islamophobia is acceptable” in the party by ignoring anti-Muslim sentiment among their ranks, a leading anti-racism charity has warned.Hope Not Hate’s 2019 State of Hate report will accuse the Tories of being “in denial” and failing to take seriously complaints about both activists and high-profile politicians. Party chairman Brandon Lewis said in June Islamophobia was “utterly unacceptable” as he ordered Tory associations to compile reports about complaints in their area. Party chiefs have so far refused to launch an inquiry, despite demands from the Muslim Council of Britain, Tory peer ... more
  • 11 hours Rape Victim Hotline Suffers ‘Racist Abuse’ Following Tommy Robinson Facebook Post Huffingtonpost
    A charity which offers specialist assistance to black and minority ethnic victims of sexual abuse said it has received a barrage of racist abuse following a Facebook post by a right-wing activist.  Sharing a photograph of a Rape Crisis flyer which offers the service for BAME women, Tommy Robinson wrote on Facebook: “I guess it’s ok to rape white women then??!?!?!” to his one million followers. This prompted an outpouring of criticism from other online users, many of whom accused the service of “reverse racism”.A Rape Crisis spokesperson told HuffPost UK the hotline had received a “significant volume of abusive phone calls, messages ... more
  • 12 hours Birmingham Teenager Stabbed Outside His College Dies In Hospital Huffingtonpost
    A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed outside his sixth form college in Birmingham on Wednesday has died.The student suffered a serious stab wound to his chest and had been in a coma since the attack outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath.West Midlands Police said in a statement on Saturday: “Sadly the 16-year-old’s life support system was switched off last night and he passed away in hospital with his family around him.”
    A student from Joseph Chamberlain College has died after being stabbed on Wednesday afternoon. Sadly the 16-year-old’s life support system ... more
  • 12 hours Man Appears In Court Charged With Murder Of Three Pensioners Huffingtonpost
    A 27-year-old man charged with murdering three pensioners has appeared in court.Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, North Devon, appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. He is accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, in Exeter between February 10 and 12.He is also accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to John Ellis in Barnstaple on February 9, and faces the same charge in relation to Stasys Belevicius in Exeter on February 11.The bearded defendant, wearing a grey top, stood in the dock flanked by custody ... more
  • 14 hours Paul Hollywood’s Ex-Wife Alex Denies ‘Verbally Abusing’ Bake Off Star’s New Girlfriend In Local  Marks & Spencer Huffingtonpost
    The ex-wife of Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has denied verbally abusing his new partner during an alleged incident at her local Marks & Spencer.Witnesses reportedly told The Sun that there was an altercation between Alex Hollywood and Summer Monteys-Fulham when they bumped into each other whilst shopping at the M&S store in Canterbury, Kent.Police confirmed they had attended reports of a disturbance, adding: “Enquiries were carried out in which all parties involved were given words of advice.”On Saturday, a rep for Alex Hollywood confirmed the pair had bumped into each other at the store, but denied she ... more
  • 14 hours Shamima Begum: Runaway Schoolgirl Expresses Fears Over Unborn Child As Family Pleads For Her Urgent Return Huffingtonpost
    Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum fears her unborn baby will be taken away from her as her family pleaded for the teenager to be allowed back to the UK “as a matter of urgency”.Begum said she understood the controversy and intense media scrutiny a return to the UK would bring, but said she did not want to be separated from her child.Speaking to The Times at a refugee camp in northern Syria, she said: “What do you think will happen to my child?“Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, ... more
  • 15 hours Ja Rule Planning Another Festival, Despite His Involvement In The Disastrous Fyre Festival Huffingtonpost
    You’d have thought that Ja Rule would be steering clear of festivals for life after being involved in the disastrous Fyre Festival, but it appears not.The US rapper has announced that he’s planning another fest as he declared that Fyre was the “most iconic festival that never was”.Playing off the name of his new talent booking service, Iconn, he said: ″I have plans to create the Iconnic music fest.”Ja Rule came under fire for his involvement and promotion of Fyre, which featured in two separate documentaries released by Hulu and Netflix last ... more
  • 16 hours Emiliano Sala: Footballer’s Funeral To Take Place In His Hometown Huffingtonpost
    The funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala is due to take place in his home town in Argentina.The 28-year-old striker died when the plane in which he was travelling crashed in the English Channel on January 21, just days after he had signed for Cardiff City in a record transfer deal for the Premier League side.Sala’s body was pulled from the the wreckage on February 7.Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and chief executive Ken Choo will both attend the funeral in Progreso in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe on Saturday.A public vigil, expected ... more
  • 16 hours Jennifer Aniston And Courteney Cox’s Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Losing Tyre During Take Off Huffingtonpost
    A plane carrying Friends’ stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after losing a tyre during take off.The actresses were on their way to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to celebrate Jennifer’s 50th birthday when the private jet was diverted to Ontario International Airport, amid fears it would be difficult to land.  Also on the Gulfstream Aerospace IV jet were screenwriter Molly Kimmel and actress Amanda Anka.The plane circled the area for three hours to burn off enough fuel to land safely, and all ... more
  • 17 hours Emergency Planners Warned Of No-Deal Food Shortage Risks – Just One Month Before Brexit Huffingtonpost
    The government has warned local emergency planning groups across England there could a drop in the food available to Brits if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal, HuffPost UK has learned. Michael Gove’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Local Government Ministry are understood to have sent the country’s 38 Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) a joint letter assuring them that even in the worst-case no-deal Brexit scenario, there would not be widespread food shortages. But there may be “reduced availability” of food and a fall in the choice of products, the contingency planning ... more
  • 17 hours RuPaul’s Drag Race: 31 Iconic Moments From All Stars 4 Huffingtonpost
    Another series of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is now over – and what a series it was.After yet another finale twist which saw both Monét X Change and Trinity the Tuck joining Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck and Trixie Mattel in landing a coveted spot in RuPaul’s imaginary hallway (oh, and $100,000, which isn’t exactly shabby either).If you’re anything like us, you’re already counting down the days until series 11 starts later this month, but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s remember some of the ridiculous, outrageous and gag-worthy moments that All Stars 4 gave us...1. Trinity The Tuck made ... more
  • 17 hours Does Lush’s £9 ‘Miracle’ Sleepy Lotion Really Give You A Good Night’s Rest? I Put It To The Test Huffingtonpost
    I’ve struggled to fall asleep for as long as I can remember. As a kid I would wake my parents up constantly to tell them so, in my teens I was restless, and now, as a 28-year-old, I’ve still not mastered the art of catching zzzs. For at least an hour each night, I lie in bed with my eyes squeezed shut willing myself to nod off. I mull over things that happened in the day and fret about the future. Once I’m asleep I’m fine, it’s just actually nodding off that I struggle with.I’ve tried to reduce my bedtime ... more
  • 18 hours Children’s Vaccines – The Ultimate Myth-Busting Guide For Parents Huffingtonpost
    Measles cases surged by 50% globally in 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) attributes the increase in cases to a lack of access to the vaccine in poorer countries – but some experts believe in wealthier areas, misinformation led by the anti-vaccine movement is causing a decrease in vaccine uptake.Articles written and shared on social media promoting anti-vaccine information have been deemed problematic – and most recently, Facebook said it would consider removing such material from its recommendations of things to read, Bloomsberg reported.This anti-vaccine movement has been a “wake-up call” for ... more
  • 1 day Migrant Reveals Daughter’s Trauma After Failed Attempts To Cross English Channel Huffingtonpost
    A father seeking asylum in Europe has described how brutal conditions in Calais have traumatised his daughter as he re-lived their failed bids to cross the English Channel in a small dinghy.Ahmad, his wife and his two children, Maryam, seven, and Benjamin, two, have attempted the perilous journey across the English Channel – one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes – three times.They were stopped on the beach by police during their first attempt, and made it 1km offshore the second time before waves started to sink their boat and they were forced to swim back.On a third occasion, just ... more
  • 1 day Exeter Man, 27, Charged With Murdering Three Pensioners Huffingtonpost
    Alexander Lewis-Ranwell has been charged with the murder of three elderly men in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police said.Ranwell, 27, from Croyde, Braunton, is charged with the murder of Anthony Payne, 80, and 84-year-old twin brothers, Richard and Roger Carter.Post-mortem examinations have confirmed that all three victims sustained serious head injuries.He has also been charged with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and will appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.Detective Chief Inspector, Roy Linden, deputy head of major crime, said: “I would like to start by thanking everyone who has supported this investigation.“Given this is now ... more
  • 1 day RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: What You Need To Know Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin Left In Tears As Cold Feet Breast Cancer Clip Stirs Memories Of Own Diagnosis Huffingtonpost
    Loose Women panellist Carol McGiffin was left in tears on Friday’s show, as a poignant clip about breast cancer from ITV drama Cold Feet reminded her of her own experiences. The presenter broke down after watching the moment character Jenny Gifford found out she had the disease, admitting it stirred memories of her own diagnosis. Carol was discovered she had breast cancer in 2014, going public with news of her illness a year later, having undergone a mastectomy, six doses of chemotherapy and 15 rounds of radiotherapy. As the panel were joined by Cold Feet ... more
  • 1 day Nicky Morgan Says Theresa May ‘Spectacularly Mishandled’ Brexit Votes Huffingtonpost
    Theresa May “spectacularly mishandled” Thursday’s Brexit votes and brought an “entirely avoidable” defeat on herself, a Tory former cabinet minister has said.Nicky Morgan also stressed that trust in the prime minister among both Leavers and Remainers in the party was now at “rock bottom”.May was humiliated again at the hands of eurosceptic Tories on Thursday, who helped Labour defeat her by abstaining in a Commons vote on her Brexit planThe PM had hoped to show Brussels she had a “stable” majority for her recent diplomatic push to revise her plans, but Conservative ... more
  • 1 day How ‘Cancel Culture’ Risks Eliminating Nuance From Public Conversation Huffingtonpost
    We live in an age where a past tweet – or admittance of a past thought from decades ago – can see an otherwise upstanding and well-respected public figure ‘cancelled’. I’m of course referring most recently to Liam Neeson’s admitting in an interview he roamed the streets of Northern Ireland for a week looking for a random black man to kill after his friend told him that she was raped by a black man, mind you this anecdote was used in the context of promoting his latest film Cold Pursuit.The story was horrific, shocking and sparked immediate backlash and debate, ... more
  • 1 day UK Students Skip School To Protest Climate Change Inaction Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Ministers Must Quit In Two Weeks Or Be ‘Complicit In No-Deal Brexit’, Tory Remainers Say Huffingtonpost
    Tory MPs have ramped up pressure on ministers to quit the government over Brexit, warning they will be “complicit in delivering no-deal” unless they resign by the end of the month.Politicians backing the so-called People’s Vote campaign for a second referendum told ministerial colleagues it was time to “look into their hearts” and “step up to the plate” to stop Theresa May taking Britain out of the EU without an agreement in place.They spoke out as attention turns to the February 27 Commons votes billed as “high noon” for Brexit.One of the ... more
  • 1 day Shamima Begum: The (Unpopular) Case For Compassion Huffingtonpost
    She ran away from home at fifteen. Now she is nineteen and is nine months pregnant with her third child. Her first two children are already dead: a son died at the age of eight months, and a daughter at twenty-one months.Her name is Shamima Begum, and she now says she wants to come home, because she doesn’t want her third child to die in the same way as the first two did.But there’s a problem: Shamima left her home in Bethnal Green in east London to join the Islamic State group in Syria. She says she doesn’t regret her ... more
  • 1 day Football Is Nothing Without Fans – They Deserve A Seat At The Table In The Fight For Fair Train Fares Huffingtonpost
    Football supporters frequently miss out on the cheapest train tickets to watch their teams play, owing to last-minute fixture changes. For the last two years, I have been speaking to fans, the Rail Delivery Group, the Premier League and the English Football League with the aim to establish a new Fans’ Fare Scheme seeking greater flexibility for football supporters. Often, matches are rescheduled, owing to TV or fixture clashes. This means pre-purchased tickets cannot be changed or in some cases, fans cannot travel at all. Fans regularly get a raw deal when travelling away. For example, Newcastle fans often pay the most, ... more
  • 1 day Working Links: Privatised Probation Services Slammed As Major Firm Collapses Into Administration Huffingtonpost
    A private company which manages thousands of offenders in England and Wales after they are released from prison has collapsed into administration.Working Links, a company that owns three community rehabilitation businesses which deliver probation services in Wales, Avon and Somerset and Cornwall, went bust on Thursday night.A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said they had been aware of the company’s financial situation since October, and said it had put in place contingency plans to ensure “offenders will be supervised and the public will be protected”. The union representing probation officers in the UK has reacted with anger to the ... more
  • 1 day Living With ADHD Often Feels Like Failing At Living Normally Huffingtonpost
    I took part of this title from a TED talk by Jessica McCabe that I watched at the end of last year. I’d grown increasingly suspicious that I had undiagnosed ADHD and after I watched it, I felt certain.Confirmation came five months later when I was finally referred to a specialist, who told with an expression of mild sympathy that I definitely had ADHD: “You’re in the 98th percentile, and I’ve been with you for the past 90 minutes and, to be honest, you haven’t stopped moving.” I laughed, because... what else could I do?Then I went home and re-watched ... more
  • 1 day Meet The Kids On Climate Strike: ‘An Attack On Nature Is An Attack On Us’ Huffingtonpost
    It’s a bright and sunny Friday in London and opposite the Houses of Parliament thousands of young people are protesting. Some are shouting about Theresa May. Others are brandishing signs featuring the face of Donald Trump. A couple who have climbed a lamp post have been ordered to get down by a policeman.It’s far hotter than your average February day – the temperature is 15°C – and some of the protesters are shirtless. They are all here as part of the global Climate Change Strike. Across the world, many thousands of students like ... more
  • 1 day Size Diversity Protest At London Fashion Week Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Four Teenagers Locked Up Over Fatal Stabbing Of 19-Year-Old Lewis Blackman Huffingtonpost
    Four 17-year-old boys have been locked up for the “ferocious” killing of another teenager who gatecrashed a girl’s 16th birthday party.Lewis Blackman, 19, was stabbed 13 times after being chased from a flat in Kensington, west London in the early hours of February 18 last year.Following trials at the Old Bailey, three boys, who were 16 at the time, were found guilty of murder and a fourth of manslaughter.Demario Williams, who played a “pivotal role” in the murder, was detained for at least 20 years.Lawrence Nkunku-Linongi, who had a previous conviction for ... more
  • 1 day Lady Gaga Quickly Corrects New Tattoo After Spotting Music Note Fail Huffingtonpost
    Lady Gaga had to think fast when fans spotted an unfortunate mistake in her new tattoo.On Valentine’s Day, she and her manager Bobby Campbell got matching tattoos, spelling out “Gaga” in musical notes.However, when she shared the photo on Instagram – which has since been pulled – it was noted that only four of the five stave lines notes are usually written on had been inked. Shortly afterwards, Gaga revealed that she’d been back to LA tattoo artist Daniel Winter to correct the error, blaming the mistake on “too many tequilas”.“Musical crisis averted,” she wrote on Instagram, along with a photo ... more
  • 1 day Alesha MacPhail Murder Accused Sent Video To Friends Saying He Had ‘Done It’, Trial Told Huffingtonpost
    A 16-year-old boy accused of abducting, raping and murdering a six-year-old girl sent a video of himself to friends with the message “found the guy who’s done it”, a court has heard.Giving evidence, a 16-year-old girl who was good friends with the accused said Alesha MacPhail going missing was discussed in a Snapchat group of around 25 friends on Monday 2 July.The schoolgirl had been staying in the house her father shared with her grandparents on the Isle of Bute when she was reported missing shortly after 6am.Her body was found hours later in a wooded area on the island.The ... more
  • 1 day Bad News For Weekend Travellers As Major Railway Line Set To Close For Nine Days Huffingtonpost
    One of Britain’s busiest railway lines will be closed for nine days from Saturday, causing major disruption to passengers.No trains will operate on the southern end of the Brighton Main Line (BML) until February 25 to enable Network Rail to carry out work as part of a £67m upgrade.The BML is normally used by 300,000 people each day and connects the south coast with London on Southern and Thameslink trains.John Halsall, Network Rail’s managing director for the south east route, said: “This work is absolutely critical as this stretch is one of the most unreliable parts of the network, accounting ... more
  • 1 day Schoolchildren Swarm 60 Towns And Cities In Huge Climate Change Protest Huffingtonpost
    Thousands of schoolchildren abandoned their lessons for a day to descend on 60 towns and cities in a mass climate change protest.Youth Strike 4 Climate movement organisers said walkouts were taking place across the country on Friday, with youngsters carrying banners bearing the slogan: “There is no planet B”.Other signs read: “When did the children become the adults?” and “Why should I clean my room when the world is in such a mess”.At one protest outside Cambridgeshire County Council’s offices, a demonstrator led chants of “Whose future? Our future” and “Hey, ho, ... more
  • 1 day The Swedish Teen Behind The Global School Strikes Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Jail For Father-Of-Two Who Jumped On Tent With Homeless Men Inside Huffingtonpost
    A man caught on CCTV taking a running jump into a tent with two homeless men inside has been jailed by a judge who told him: “What you did is repugnant to right-minded people.”The footage played at Hull Crown Court showed Jamie Nickell, 26, land feet-first on the tent in a shop doorway on Whitefriargate in the city centre, as his friend Jake Mann filmed him on a phone.A judge was told one of the defendants was heard to shout: “You dirty, scumbag, trampy bastards.”Nickell, from Lincoln, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm to one of the men in the ... more
  • 1 day Donald Trump Has Declared A State Of National Emergency – But What Does It Mean? Huffingtonpost
    US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency over funding his campaign promise to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, adding that “walls work”.The move – which comes after congress refused to fund the project – will allow Trump to use executive powers and spend billions of dollars on it. The president originally vowed Mexico would pay for the construction.
    “I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump announced from the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday, as he claimed illegal immigration marked “an invasion ... more
  • 1 day Man Arrested Over Missing Hertfordshire University Student Released Under Investigation Huffingtonpost
    A 40-year-man questioned about the disappearance of a Hertfordshire University student has been released under investigation. The man was detained on suspicion of the murder of Joy Morgan, Hertfordshire Police said. Morgan was last seen in Ilford, east London, on 26 December and was reported missing on 7 February. Tuesday was her 21st birthday.She is black, of slim build, around 5ft 5in tall, with black afro-style hair which she often covers with a scarf.She also wears glasses.Her family have issued an appeal, saying: “We love you, we miss you.“Wherever you are, text or call so that we know you are alright.“It doesn’t ... more
  • 1 day Monkey Dust: The Volatile Drug’s Grip on Stoke Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Good Vibes Only: Ariana’s New Album, The Brits Favourite Moments And The Rise Of Netflix Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day Ex-Soldier Admits Killing Girlfriend Who Appeared On ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Huffingtonpost
    An ex-soldier has admitted killing his girlfriend who performed on Britain’s Got Talent in an NHS choir.Former soldier Desmond Sylva pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the manslaughter of nurse Simonne Kerr. The 40-year-old stabbed Kerr, 31, at their home in Battersea, south west London on 15 August last year.She was pronounced dead at the scene and Sylva was subsequently arrested and charged with her murder.Kerr, whose death sparked the 90th homicide investigation in the capital last year, was living in the flat but was originally from Wembley, north west London.The nurse at Guy’s Hospital, near London Bridge, appeared on ... more
  • 1 day Man Recounts Fight With Mountain Lion Huffingtonpost
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  • 1 day ‘The Earth Is Getting Sadder’: 6-Year-Old Creates 11-Page ‘Save The Planet’ Pamphlet Huffingtonpost
    When it comes to saving the world, I know who I’ll be turning to: the under-10s. They’ve got passion, commitment, empathy – and could probably teach a lot of grown-ups a thing or two.As kids take to the streets across the world on 15 February – skipping school to mark a day of action over global warming – elsewhere, younger children are also doing their bit to save the planet. Six-year-old Connie Webber, from East London, is so passionate about the environment that she made her own 11-page ‘Save the Planet’ pamphlet – then asked her parents to print out 50 copies ... more
  • 2 days Will Shamima Begum Be Allowed Back To Britain After Joining Isis? It Depends Who You Ask Huffingtonpost
    The revelation this week that a London schoolgirl who fled Britain to join Islamic State in Syria now wishes to return has prompted a wave of responses from politicians, lawyers and the public.Shamima Begum, who ran away from her Bethnal Green home aged 15 with two friends, made her plea to be brought back to Britain after The Times newspaper tracked down the now heavily pregnant 19-year-old to a refugee camp in northern Syria.But her request has been met with opposition from senior politicians and former terror cops. And her fate differs, ... more
  • 2 days David Schwimmer Lookalike Denies Fraud And Theft Huffingtonpost
    A “lookalike” of Friends actor David Schwimmer has denied a string of fraud and theft offences.Iranian Abdulah Husseini made a brief appearance via a video link from HMP Wormwood Scrubs on Friday to deny the charges.Judge Beverley Lunt, hearing the case at Preston Crown Court, said: “Is this the Ross from Friends case?” at which point the defendant started to giggle and put his hand over his mouth.Joe Allman, prosecuting, replied: “It is the one with the doppelganger, your honour.”The 36-year-old defendant, from Tehran, who had a shaved head and wore grey ... more
  • 2 days Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Tease Engagement After 3 Years Together Huffingtonpost
    Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom appear to have confirmed that they are engaged, after three years of dating.The pair shared the news in an upload on Katy’s Instagram page, which she shared on Friday morning.Both Katy and Orlando appear in a selfie, which is cropped to show the singer’s new engagement ring, alongside the message: “Full bloom”
    View this post on InstagramA post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:07am PST Orlando also uploaded the same snap with the caption: “Lifetimes.”A representative for Katy Perry declined ... more
  • 2 days All Your Contraceptives: Explained Huffingtonpost
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  • 2 days 21 Tweets That Capture The Experience Of Food Shopping With Kids Huffingtonpost
    The funny mums and dads of Twitter have managed to capture yet another struggle-filled parenting experience: the particularly difficult process of food shopping with kids. From convincing little ones to not put every single thing in the trolley to giving in to their pleas to push the trolley themselves, these funny parents summed up the adventure quite well. Check out 21 hilarious tweets about food shopping with kids below:
    Grocery shopping with kids is just saying "put that back!" every 30 seconds until everyone is crying.— Toni Hammer (@realtonihammer) January 13, 2017
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  • 2 days Oscars Producer Hits Back At Critics, After News 4 Categories Would Be Announced During Ad Breaks Huffingtonpost
    A producer for this year’s Oscars has responded to the criticism surrounding this year’s ceremony, following the news four categories would be presented during ad breaks of the broadcastEarlier this week, many key Hollywood figures, including this year’s Oscars nominees, were upset when it was announced that the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Sound Editing would not air ‘as live’ to the viewing public. Academy Awards producer Donna Gigliotti – herself a former Oscar-winner – has now responded to this backlash, insisting that every winner will still get their moment of glory.She ... more
  • 2 days The Most Hilarious (And Brutal) Valentine’s Cards Kids Sent To Their Parents Huffingtonpost
    What did you hope for on Valentine’s Day? A bunch of flowers, some chocolates perhaps, or a homemade card from the one you love?When the ones you love are under 10, however, things can get... interesting. Such as the card mum Sam Humphreys received from her child, asking her a very existential question: “Mummy, why are you alive?”[Read More: ‘You are speshl’: 10 times kids made the cutest letter writers ever]
    Just got a — Valentine’s Day? — card. Not sure about it, tbh...— Sam Humphreys (@samjhumphreys1) February 14, 2019Sam posted the love note on Twitter, where it received an ... more
  • 2 days Father Of London Teen Pleads For Her Return From ISIS Huffingtonpost
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  • 2 days It’s Time To Stop Calling Abortion A ‘Contentious Issue’ Huffingtonpost
    Cosying up on a Sunday evening to watch Call The Midwife has become an essential activity for so many people – including many of my fellow team members at Marie Stopes UK. This series, which is set in the swinging Sixties, made for harrowing viewing when a recent episode shows a young woman dying from complications following an illegal abortion. This was a devastating reality for so many women during this era when they had no safe and legal abortion option, and their healthcare provider’s hands were tied by a restrictive law. It’s distressing, and makes me all the more ... more
  • 2 days Stafford House Fire: Cause Of Death Of Four Children Yet To Be Determined, Inquest Hears Huffingtonpost
    The cause of death for four children killed in a house fire in Stafford has yet to be established, an inquest has heard.Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and three-year-old Olly Unitt died in the blaze in Sycamore Lane, Highfields, Stafford, on 5 February.South Staffordshire’s assistant coroner Margaret Jones officially opened the inquests of the four children on Friday, confirming all of them had been formally identified.More than £30,000 raised for the family of the four children is to be put into a trust to help their brother.The ... more
  • 2 days Mum Asks: Is It Ever Okay For A Wedding Guest To Wear White? Huffingtonpost
    Wedding guests don’t have too many rules to follow but there are some things that have become non-negotiables: tell the bride she looks beautiful, don’t get drunk and have a fight with the best man, and don’t ever wear white. Or do you? One Mumsnet user has started a debate about whether it is still taboo to wear the same colour as the woman of the hour – will you be stealing her thunder or will she be too loved up to care about your outfit? The mum in question explained that she has bought ... more
  • 2 days Michael Portillo Brands Chris Grayling ‘The Most Incompetent Minister Of All Time’ Huffingtonpost
    Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillio has dubbed beleaguered transport secretary Chris Grayling “the most incompetent minister of all time”. In a damning assessment of his fellow Eurosceptic on the BBC’s ‘This Week’ programme, Portillo echoed cutting claims from the opposition about Grayling’s performance on the front bench. “As Labour said in the chamber – the most incompetent minister of all time, probably,” the former defence secretary said, when asked by host Andrew Neil whether Grayling was “fit for purpose”. The reason he is still in the cabinet is because he is ... more
  • 2 days Kid’s Note About Not Doing His Homework Makes Some Seriously Solid Arguments Huffingtonpost
    Edward Cortez might be young but he’s already thinking outside of the box – more so than most adults.On Monday, he penned a note to his teacher explaining all of the reasons why he didn’t do his homework – and we have to hand it to him, he’s built up a pretty solid argument.Eddie, who is 14, handed the note to his teacher, who sent a photo of it back to his parents. “I was not surprised,” his mum Roxand told HuffPost UK. “Eddie is always full of humour, and he doesn’t like homework.”
    So my cousin and his wife got ... more
  • 2 days ‘Puny’ Runner Attacked By Colorado Mountain Lion Reveals He Killed Beast With Bare Hands Huffingtonpost
    A runner who survived an attack by a mountain lion has described how he wrestled the young animal to the ground and jammed his foot onto its neck to suffocate it.Travis Kauffman says the lion locked its jaws on his wrist and was clawing his face and arms during the attack in Colorado on 4 February.The ordeal left him with 28 stitches... and a reputation for bravery.“I will never be able to live up to the reputation,” said the 31-year-old trail runner, who is 5ft 10in and weighs about 11 stone. “The ... more
  • 2 days Shane Richie Recalls Period Spent Sleeping Rough: ‘It’s Had A Lasting Effect On Me’ Huffingtonpost
    EastEnders star Shane Richie has recalled spending a period sleeping rough after being left homeless at the age of 16.The soap actor, best known for his portrayal of Alfie Moon, has spoken about the strife he faced as a young, struggling actor, as he pleaded with the public to treat the homeless with dignity.Telling The Mirror of his 10 nights on the streets, Shane, 54, said: “What I learnt almost 40 years ago has had, and will always have, a lasting effect on me.“I slept rough for no more than 10 days before the grim reality kicked in and sent me ... more
  • 2 days The Waugh Zone Friday February 15, 2019 Huffingtonpost
    1. CUPID STUNT Thanks to a combination of procedural stupidity and inept party management, Theresa May suffered a wholly avoidable ‘Valentine’s Day Massacre’ on Brexit. I wrote yesterday that the PM’s latest motion was a dumb way to handle her own MPs. And so it came to pass, with the backbench European Research Group (ERG) again allowed to flex its muscles and inflict a humiliating Commons defeat on the PM. Some 66 Tories abstained and five voted against the government. That’s nearly a quarter of her MPs.In many ways of course, this was a result that didn’t matter. It wasn’t binding and didn’t ... more
  • 2 days May Would Survive Mass Walkout Of Remainer Ministers, Andrea Leadsom Suggests Huffingtonpost
    Theresa May would survive as prime minister even if six Remainer ministers in her cabinet resigned en masse over a no-deal Brexit, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has suggested.Her staunch defence of the PM came as fresh blood was let in the long-running Tory row over Brexit, as hardline Eurosceptics put the government at the mercy of an opposition defeat by abstaining on a key Commons vote on her deal on Wednesday night.Some Remainers also failed to vote, and five Tory MPs voted with the opposition, underlining the depth of Conservative divisions as ... more
  • 2 days Beagle Adopts A Baby Possum After Losing Her Puppies Huffingtonpost
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  • 2 days Theresa May Is Trying To Pull Wool Over Our Eyes On Our Post-Brexit Rights Huffingtonpost
    The Prime Minister isn’t being honest with working people about what will happen to their rights after Brexit.While she’s offered more warm words and spin this week – both in her letter to Jeremy Corbyn and her statement to the House of Commons – she’s no closer to providing the guarantees working people need on their jobs and rights.She hasn’t changed her deal, she’s refused to budge on her red lines, and she’s deliberately running down the clock, trying to bully MPs with the threat of no deal.At the same time, she’s tried to cast herself and her party as ... more
  • 2 days These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1890s Huffingtonpost
    Baby name trends come and go, but many choices remain popular for decades and even centuries. Luckily, if you’re interested in examining historical patterns, the Social Security Administration in the US offers lists of the top baby names of every decade going back to the 1880s.Looking back to the 1890s, there are many timeless names on the top 20 lists, like Emma and Elizabeth for girls and William and James for boys. However, it’s also clear that tastes have changed, as once-popular names like Bertha, Clarence, Earl and Bessie are scarcely seen on birth certificates today. See for yourself! Below, find the 50 ... more
  • 2 days Cheryl Grimmer: Trial Of British Man Accused Of Murdering Toddler In Australia Will Not Go Ahead Huffingtonpost
    The trial of a man accused of murdering a British-born toddler in Australia nearly 50 years ago cannot proceed, a judge has ruled.Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer, whose family had emigrated from Bristol, vanished from a beach in New South Wales in 1970.Cheryl, who had a distinctive belly button which protruded around 10mm, was spending the day by the sea with her mother and three brothers when she went missing - believed to have been kidnapped from outside the shower block at Fairy Meadow Beach. Witnesses at the time reported seeing a man leaving the beach with a child wrapped in a ... more
  • 2 days Paul O’Grady Will Be A Judge On RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Claims Alan Carr Huffingtonpost
    Alan Carr has let slip that Paul O’Grady will be serving as a judge on the upcoming UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.On Thursday, both Alan and Graham Norton were revealed to be serving as panellists on the much-awaited British version of Drag Race, alongside US judges RuPaul and Michelle Visage.However, speaking to Zoe Ball on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Friday morning, the Chatty Man host revealed that there was a third British judge that hadn’t been mentioned.“I found out that Paul O’Grady’s a judge on it, and so is Graham Norton,” he told Zoe. “But isn’t it ... more
  • 2 days Why I’m Skipping School Today To Fight For Climate Change Huffingtonpost
    On 8 October, the UN announced that we had 12 years left before the damage of climate change would become irreversible.I was 14, and to me, 12 years felt like both a massive amount of time, and not nearly enough. Twelve years was most of my life, the entirety of my sister’s life.It’s difficult to imagine the scale of the problem we are facing; 200 years of carbon emissions that have built up undisturbed -  and we were just told that we have only 12 years to fix it.It sounds impossible and, from the reaction of governments around the world, ... more
  • 2 days Simon Clarifies Reveals X Factor Will Air 2 New Series In 2019 Huffingtonpost
    Simon Cowell has clarified reports surround his plans for The X Factor this year.Earlier this week, it was reported that Simon had “axed” his long-running TV talent search in its traditional format, and hoped to overhaul the whole thing with a celebrity edition.Although he’s yet to reveal exactly what he has in the works, Simon has since spoken to The Sun to “clear up any myths”.He told the newspaper: “I’ve had a meeting with ITV, I’ve told them what I think we’d like to do with X Factor because we’ve been waiting to have this opportunity.“The time feels right, and ... more
  • 2 days Why Today I’m Joining Schoolchildren Across The UK Striking Over Climate Change Huffingtonpost
    Today, Nadia Barton, aged 14, won’t be going to school. She wrote to me on Monday to say that instead she will be joining thousands of young people around the country on climate strike.  Nadia has ambitions of being a politician, but she said: “Climate change is happening so rapidly that I won’t be able to make the change from inside the Houses of Parliament”. She knows all too well that “climate change will impact on my life and that of my children”. So she’s taking action now.  Our children recognise that they are living through a climate emergency. They are striking today ... more
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