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  • 5 months Sunday Shows Round-Up: From Labour Splitters To Tory Cabinet Rebels Huffingtonpost
    The dramatic resignations of MPs on both sides of the Commons dominated the news agenda this week – and the Sunday politics shows were no different, especially among Labour politicians.  In an impassioned interview with Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme, Chuka Umunna – one of original seven Labour MPs to quit the party to form The Independent Group (TIG) in parliament – said that Jeremy Corbyn’s party had become “unbearable”.  People have been driven from Labour by the party’s “awful appalling culture”, illustrated by “disgraceful anti-Semitism”, “a visceral hatred of people of other opinions” and a refusal to accept ... more
  • 5 months Theresa May Pledges £200M In Humanitarian Aid For Yemen Huffingtonpost
    Theresa May has pledged £200 million in aid for Yemen, calling for renewed efforts to end the country’s brutal civil war. Speaking at a summit in Egypt on Sunday, the prime minister said the new funding would be used to provide humanitarian aid for millions of people living without access to food or clean water. Yemen – one of the poorest countries in the Arab world – has been devastated by fighting between warring factions since 2014, with the UN estimating that thousands of civilians have been killed and millions have been pushed to the brink of starvation. May said ... more
  • 5 months Man, 33, Arrested On Suspicion Of Preparing ‘Right-Wing’ Terror Acts, Police Say Huffingtonpost
    Counter-terrorism police in Leeds have arrested a man on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.West Yorkshire Police said the 33-year-old was held as part of a pre-planned operation into suspected extreme right-wing activity. A property in Leeds was searched by police.Superintendent Chris Bowen from Leeds District said: “I understand our communities will have concerns about this police activity but I want to offer my reassurance that public safety is our top priority.“If you do have any concerns we would ask that you speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.“If you see or hear something that could ... more
  • 5 months Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Moroccan Town Near Site Of Tourist Murders Huffingtonpost
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited a town in Morocco close to the site of a “terror-linked” killing of two Scandinavian tourists in December.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled on Sunday to Asni, in the Atlas mountains, to meet schoolchildren after arriving in Morocco for a three-day tour on Saturday evening.Asni is just 10 miles from the site of the double murder, described by officials as “an act of terror”, of two tourists who were found near the town of Imlil, a popular trekking spot.Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark ... more
  • 5 months Sunderland Murder Investigation After Man, 18, Dies Following Pub ‘Assault’ Huffingtonpost
    Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager died following an alleged assault at a pub in Sunderland.Officers were called after an 18-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries near The Borough public house just before 1.30 am on Sunday.The injured teen was rushed to hospital but later died, the Northern Echo reported.One man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police said.A Northumbria Police spokesman told ChronicleLive: “The investigation is ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.“An increased police presence may be seen in the area as officers ... more
  • 5 months The Greatest Dancer Confirmed To Return For A Second Series Next Year Huffingtonpost
    Following Saturday’s grand finale, it’s been confirmed that The Greatest Dancer will return for a second series next year. The programme debuted in January and has averaged at 5.4 million viewers per episode, making it one of BBC One’s strongest entertainment programme launch since The Voice UK in 2012. After the news was announced live at the end of Saturday’s show, BBC Entertainment boss Kate Phillips said in an official statement: “We wanted a big joyful show that celebrated extraordinary and memorable dancers of all ages and from all backgrounds and that’s exactly what we got.“Everyone worked so hard on the show ... more
  • 5 months Piers Morgan Claims He’s Patched Things Up With Ant McPartlin After NTAs Jibe Huffingtonpost
    Piers Morgan is claiming that all is well when it comes to his friendship with Ant McPartlin, stating they’ve patched things up after nearly falling out in January. It all started when Piers joked about Ant and Dec’s National Television Awards nomination for Best Presenter, saying on Good Morning Britain: “He’s been on his backside all year!“No work, walk the dog, get up, and he still gets nominated for the NTA! I mean I love Ant but really?”Ant didn’t respond publicly at the time, but it was fair to assume that he might not be very happy with the comment and ... more
  • 5 months Isis Teen Bride Shamima Begum Says She Regrets Speaking Out Huffingtonpost
    Isis teen bride Shamima Begum has said she regrets speaking to the media following a backlash at her plea to return to Britain.Begum, 19, fled Bethnal Green, east London, as a 15-year-old schoolgirl with two friends in 2015 to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State.She was tracked down by The Times newspaper to a refugee camp in the north of the war-torn nation two weeks ago. Since then, she’s given several interviews with media in a bid to return to Britain with her newborn baby son.But the effort led Home ... more
  • 5 months Glenn Close’s Dog, Pip, Steals The Show At LA Awards Ceremony Huffingtonpost
    It’s not easy to steal the spotlight when your scene partner is Glenn Close, but her dog, Pip, managed to do just that on Saturday night. The Oscar-nominated actress brought Pip – whose full name is Sir Pippin Of Beanfield, according to social media – as her “date” to the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. And while many Hollywood newcomers are understandably nervous on red carpets, Pip looked right at home while photographers snapped away. Seriously, what a great dog. And let’s also take a minute to appreciate Glenn’s amazing, metallic suit. Pip stayed by Glenn’s side when the awards kicked ... more
  • 5 months Vigil For Missing Hugo Palmer, 20, Who Vanished From Australian Beach Huffingtonpost
    The mother of a British tourist who went missing from a beach in Australia along with his French friend a week ago has said she feels “completely numb”.Tanya McNab said she had been in a state of shock since hearing her son, Hugo Palmer, had vanished together with his friend, Erwan Ferrieux.McNab visited Shelly Beach on the New South Wales coast on Sunday where a vigil for Palmer and Ferrieux, both 20, was held.The pair were last seen near the beach and items belonging to them were found nearby.The distraught mother said ... more
  • 5 months Oscars 2019: 21 Moments That Defined The Academy Awards Huffingtonpost
    Awards season is almost over for another year, but before Hollywood can put its feet up, there’s still the small matter of the Oscars – undeniably the biggest night in the film calendar.Based on the last few years alone, it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’re in for a few memorable moments, whether that’s someone making a splash with their acceptance speech, turning heads on the red carpet or going a bit rogue when the spotlight is on them.With more than 90 years to go through, we’ve raided the Oscars vaults for some of our favourite moments from past Academy Awards, starting ... more
  • 5 months How To Watch The Oscars 2019 And Red Carpet Live In The UK Huffingtonpost
    If, like us, your invitation to the Academy Awards has been *ahem* lost in the post, then you’re in luck, because it’s still pretty easy to follow along with this year’s Oscars, without having to fly all the way to Los Angeles.This year’s Oscars will be taking place on Sunday 22 February, with The Favourite and Roma having received the joint highest number of nominations, on 10 each, including Best Picture and Best Director for respective filmmakers Yorgos Lanthimos and Alfonso Cuarón.Here’s everything you need to know about watching the 2019 Academy ... more
  • 5 months Oscars 2019: 9 Most Surprising Academy Award Winners Ever Huffingtonpost
    Everyone knows that an Academy Award is pretty much the goal for anyone who works in the film industry, and it’s no surprise an Oscar has been bestowed on actors like Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Denzel Washington over the years. But if you look through the list of former Oscar winners from the last 90 years, you might be surprised to see a few past recipients.Here are nine of the most unexpected winners from years gone by...1. Cher And what's more, unlike her fellow music icons like Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan, Cher’s Oscar isn’t even ... more
  • 5 months MPs Will Kill Off Prospect Of No-Deal Brexit Next Week, Says Sir Vince Cable Huffingtonpost
    MPs will “kill off” any prospect of a no-deal Brexit in crucial House of Commons votes next week, the Liberal Democrat leader has predicted.Sir Vince Cable said he believed there was now a “sufficient number” of members opposed to  remove this as a prospect.Leaving the European Union on March 29 without a formal deal in place would be “wickedly irresponsible”, he insisted, as he hit out at Theresa May for attempting to “blackmail” MPs into backing her.And as well as making plain he believed a no-deal Brexit could be stopped, he said he was “optimistic” that there would be a ... more
  • 5 months Tommy Robinson Urges Supporters To Cancel TV Licences In Protest against BBC Huffingtonpost
    Controversial activist Tommy Robinson called on supporters to cancel their TV licences as thousands gathered outside BBC headquarters for a demonstration.The former English Defence League leader, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, held the protest to screen the film Panodrama, which he made in response to investigations by the BBC’s Panorama programme into him.Supporters, some with England flags draped over their shoulders and others with “Free Tommy” written on their clothing, gathered from 11am on Saturday in the car park in Salford’s Media City.Robinson arrived on stage at about 2.15pm to chants of “Oh Tommy, Tommy”, and told the crowd: ... more
  • 5 months Man, 30, Charged With Murder Of Bright Akinleye In Camden Huffingtonpost
    A man has today been charged with the murder of Bright Akinleye in Camden on Monday.Tashan Brewster, 30, of Kennington Park road, south-east London, was arrested on Wednesday.He appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court later that same day where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on a date to be confirmed.Two other males, arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, have been released on bail to a date in late March.Four men and seven women, aged from 19 to 28 - who were arrested on Monday at an address in Camden on suspicion of murder, have ... more
  • 5 months UK Weather Forecast: Brits Head For The Beer Garden In Balmy February Sun Huffingtonpost
    Britons flocked to beer gardens, parks and beaches across the country on Saturday as the nation basked in extraordinary February heat.Thermometers rose to a positively balmy 17.6C in Kinlochewe, Scotland, as weather forecasters said temps rose up to seven degrees higher than normal.Thousands of people posted pictures of themselves enjoying the blinding sunshine, with more than a few opting for a traditional pub garden.
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  • 5 months 84 Die After Drinking Toxic Alcohol In Assam, India Huffingtonpost
    At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic alcohol in India, officials said.Around 200 others – many of whom worked at a tea plantation – have been hospitalised after the incident in the northeastern state of Assam, a state government minister said on Saturday.The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died from drinking tainted alcohol in two northern Indian states, Uttarkhand and Uttar Pradesh.Police have arrested twelve people in connection with making bootleg alcohol in Assam.Local politicians said the practice is rampant in the area’s tea estates, where it is drunk by poorly-paid labourers ... more
  • 5 months Inflexible Work Hurts Women Most – But It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way Huffingtonpost
    In workplaces across the UK, work is changing. Email and mobile phones mean that work is no longer consigned to the office, but can be done at home or during your daily commute. However, more often than not flexibility is only introduced when it serves the interests of the employer but not when it benefits the employee.This inflexibility and on-call culture is felt acutely by women, who despite advances in gender equality, still bear the dual burden of work and care. Looking after small children, caring for elderly relatives and answering work emails is an all too familiar, not to ... more
  • 5 months Salford: Two Men In Their 20s Suffer ‘Life-Changing Injuries After Shocking Assault’ Huffingtonpost
    Two men have suffered life-changing injuries after a “shocking” assault and hit-and-run in Salford.Two men, aged 22 and 24, were taken to hospital with serious injuries, after the incident on a busy road near Junction 11 of the M60.The pair’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening, Greater Manchester Police said. The incident occurred at 2.45am on Saturday.The force added that enquiries have established that four men were pushing a Land Rover Freelander along Liverpool Road when a stolen Vauxhall Vectra deliberately drove into them.Five men – one of whom was carrying a weapon – got out of the ... more
  • 5 months Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse Lands The One Show Presenting Job Huffingtonpost
    Oti Mabuse has landed another huge TV job, as she’s set to guest host The One Show next month. The Strictly Come Dancing pro appeared on the programme back in January, stopping by with Cheryl to talk about The Greatest Dancer.And Oti has now revealed that bosses left her stunned by immediately asking her to return – only this time, they want her in charge of proceedings. She told The Sun: “They said to me, ‘How would you feel about working on The One Show?’“And I thought they initially meant somewhere behind the camera. They were like, ‘No, to present!’“Before they had even ... more
  • 5 months Private Firms £100m Bonanza As Government Hurries Brexit Prep Huffingtonpost
    More than £100 million of Whitehall contracts have been awarded for Brexit-related professional services since the referendum, new research shows.Analysis firm Tussell said 85 contracts, including for consultancy, IT, research and legal services have been granted since June 23 2016.The report, compiled for the BBC, showed contracts awarded by the Cabinet Office accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total (£77.4 million), while the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had offered the most contracts with 19.The highest value Brexit-related contracts were for consultancy services - with 28 contracts issued worth £91.7 million - while spending on IT contracts was ... more
  • 5 months Man, 19, Dies After Being Shot And Stabbed In North London Huffingtonpost
    A teenager has died after suffering shotgun and stab injuries in an incident in north London.Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of a group of people fighting on Vincent Road, Wood Green, just before 8.10pm on Friday night.Police and ambulance crews attended the scene.On arrival two men, believed to be aged 19 and 20, were found with stab injuries and taken to hospital - where the teenager was pronounced dead shortly after 3am on Saturday.It has since been established he also suffered shotgun injuries, the force said, while the older man’s injuries have been assessed as non life-threatening.The ... more
  • 5 months PETA Faces Backlash Over ‘Disrespectful’ Steve Irwin Comments Huffingtonpost
    PETA has been labelled “disrespectful” and “pathetic” after its Twitter account posted comments about the late Steve Irwin. The conservationist and TV star was the subject of Friday’s ‘Google Doodle’, with the search engine featuring an illustration of Steve holding a crocodile to mark what would have been his 57th birthday. 
    CRIKEY! Today's #GoogleDoodle celebrates #SteveIrwin, the legendary Australian wildlife advocate & TV personality whose bravery & passion opened the eyes of millions to the wonders of wildlife. 🐊Explore the full slideshow Doodle here →— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) February 22, 2019While the picture brought a smile to the faces of ... more
  • 5 months Man And Woman In Their 70s Killed In Greenwich Police Chase Crash Huffingtonpost
    A man and woman in their 70s have died after the car they were in was hit by a Ford Transit van which was being pursued by police.Scotland Yard said police officers spotted a van being “driven erratically at speed” which failed to stop.The vehicle collided with a Citroen C3 on Footscray Road, Eltham, in the south-east London borough of Greenwich, just after midnight on Saturday.Paramedics were called, but both the male and female in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the alcohol limit, driving while ... more
  • 5 months As Austerity Strips Public Services, These Volunteers Are Keeping Britain Running Huffingtonpost
    In Southend-on-Sea, Alan Burgess is talking about council cuts. The charity he volunteers for has had to set up its own bus service to help people get to the shops because the council took away the route, leaving some people stuck at home without it. Burgess, who drives the bus, understands the council’s decision but can’t get his head around how councils have been left with so little money.A decade of severe and sustained cuts to local government budgets have led to community services across the country, from libraries to leisure centres, being downgraded or closed down completely. But some communities ... more
  • 5 months Oscars 2019: 16 Surprising Stars Who Have Never Won An Academy Award Huffingtonpost
    Over the years, we’ve watched many of our favourite film stars, directors, writers and musicians make their way onto the most prestigious stage in Hollywood, to accept Academy Awards.

    Last year’s Oscars gave us first-time wins for Guillermo Del Toro, Allison Janney, Jordan Peele and Gary Oldman, but sadly, not everyone can triumph and this means there are more than a few (highly-deserving) stars who’ve missed out, time and time again. 

    Here are 16 of the Hollywood actors who, surprisingly, still have a space on their mantelpiece…

    Arguably the new Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy has been nominated for five Academy Awards, most recently in 2013, only to leave empty-handed every year.The good news for Amy is that Leo got his on his sixth nomination, so with a nomination for 'Vice' under her belt, this could be it. That being said, she's got some stiff competition from Regina King, Emma Stone and Emma Weisz so... maybe 2020, yeah?Amy Adams Arguably the new Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy has been nominated for five Academy Awards, most recently in 2013, only to leave empty-handed every year.The good news for Amy is that Leo got his on his sixth nomination, so with a nomination for 'Vice' under her belt, this could be it. That being said, she's got some stiff competition from Regina King, Emma Stone and Emma Weisz so... maybe 2020, yeah? PABill Murray At the ... more
  • 5 months 13 UK TV Show Remakes That Absolutely Tanked In America Huffingtonpost
    There’s no argument that here in the UK, we produce some of the best TV in the world, so it’s of little surprise that many shows and formats often find themselves travelling across the globe. While this sometimes means our versions are aired to an international audience, on other occasions, network bosses decide to remake the shows. However, this process doesn’t come without its risks, and for every success story (think Dancing With The Stars, The Office and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), there’s one that turns out to be anything but...The Inbetweeners Having defined an era of comedy for young people ... more
  • 5 months Potteries Industry Would Be ‘Decimated’ By No-Deal Brexit Zero-Tariff Plan, Say Stoke MPs Huffingtonpost
    Slashing import tariffs to zero should Britain crash out of the EU would “decimate” the potteries industry in the Brexit-voting city of Stoke, two MPs for the area today warn. Labour MPs Gareth Snell and Ruth Smeeth are sounding the alarm as ministers prepare to unveil an emergency plan to unilaterally liberalise tariffs as the threat of no-deal looms. The two Midlands politicians have also said they could withhold support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal unless the move is ruled out. HuffPost UK understands the prime minister could make an announcement on tariffs as early ... more
  • 5 months No-Deal Brexit Tariffs Must Not Smash Stoke’s Potteries Huffingtonpost
    Our city, Stoke-on-Trent was built on ‘pits’ and ‘pots’. The pits provided the coal, to fire the kilns, where clay became pots, in the ceramics factories which became synonymous with the city we proudly represent. And like most industry in the ’70s and ’80s, both the pits and the pots suffered horribly at the hands of Thatcherite economic policies and rampant globalisation.The pits didn’t survive. Coal mining is fondly remembered across North Staffordshire but collieries of yesteryear are now housing estates and business parks with no more than a nod and a wink to their former industrial heritage.But thankfully the story ... more
  • 5 months Oscars 2019: 31 Stunning Vintage Photos From The Academy Awards Through The Years Huffingtonpost
    If you thought the Oscars have always been an uber-glamorous event then, well, you’d be absolutely right.Ever since the very first ceremony, waaaaaaay back in 1929, the great and the good (and sometimes very, very bad) of Hollywood have squeezed into their finest, knowing full well that the world’s eyes would be watching.And call us sentimental, but there’s just something ever so special about these pictures from the Academy Awards’ past that seem to have just that extra little bit of stardust sprinkled on them.From Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor’s timeless beauty to some seriously risqué red carpet looks from the likes of Cher and Raquel ... more
  • 5 months Has Porn Become The Ultimate Passion Killer? Huffingtonpost
    Like lots of women, Sarah*, 27, often talks to her girlfriends about sex – how much they’re getting, the surprises, the let-downs, the tips. But, also like lots of women, she’s lost count of the number of stories shared about sex that has left them uncomfortable.Aged 15, a friend told her about a boyfriend who repeatedly called her a “dirty slut” because he’d heard men doing it online. Sarah’s own boyfriend at the time tried to pressure her into having anal sex on several occasions – she refused, broke up with him, and hoped her sex life would improve as ... more
  • 5 months Sex Should Never Be Painful – It’s Time We Dispelled This Outdated Myth Once And For All Huffingtonpost
    We’re all taught to prepare ourselves for sex being painful. In every film you watch growing up, characters wince when talking about their first time. Whilst this might seem harmless, these popular culture references coupled with a lack of understanding around the intricacies of modern day sex, sets us up for a lifetime expectation that sex is going to hurt.It took a long time for me to understand that sex doesn’t have to be this way and to have the confidence to do something about it. In the past, I’ve been worried about ruining the moment, or making things awkward ... more
  • 5 months 9 Of The Best Headbands To Upgrade Your Wardrobe For Spring Huffingtonpost
    After becoming low-key obsessed with Chrissy Teigen’s commitment to headbands last year, thanks in part to the world’s catchiest song from John Legend, we’re pleased to report headbands are going to be an even bigger deal in 2019.Structured headbands are the ones to watch, according to Vogue’s round up of spring/summer fashion trends, and we’re already seeing some gorgeous ones hitting stores – including this Dolce & Gabbana number.Although let’s face it, who can afford to drop £545 on a hair accessory? Not us (even if it is an absolute corker).Whether you’re looking ... more
  • 5 months 24 Beautiful Breastfeeding Photos That Are So Full Of Emotion Huffingtonpost
    Breastfeeding is one of many wonderful bonding experiences that can be shared between a mother and her child. A new photo collection is celebrating those special moments. The Facebook photography community Looks Like Film recently compiled its members’ most-liked breastfeeding images of the last year into an album that’s full of love, tenderness and emotion. “All of the images that we feature have a certain aesthetic that feels natural and real and in a way also emotive and personal,” Lukas Piatek, who started the Looks Like Film community four years ago, told HuffPost. “We are super happy about the images and the amount of talented ... more
  • 5 months Matt Hancock Has Banned ‘Outdated And Expensive’ Pagers From The NHS Huffingtonpost
    Pagers are the latest piece of iconic 90s tech set for the chop as part of health secretary Matt Hancock’s fervent campaign to modernise the NHS, it has emerged. The unabashed tech enthusiast – who launched his own app while digital secretary – announced on Saturday that pagers would be banned in the NHS, calling for the “outdated and expensive” technology to be eradicated by the end of 2021. While bleepers may have fallen out of fashion at the time of the millennium amid the rise of the mobile phone, the NHS has remained a staunch supporter of the vintage tech. ... more
  • 5 months R Kelly: Singer Charged With 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse Huffingtonpost
    Singer R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, some involving underage girls, according to US court documents.It comes after decades of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and girls, which he denies.The charges filed on Friday list four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx, whose jurisdiction includes Chicago, later announced the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, which carries up to 10 years in prison, she said.Jurors acquitted Kelly, whose ... more
  • 5 months Man Nicknamed Jihadi Jack Wants To Return To The UK From Syria Huffingtonpost
    A British-Canadian man nicknamed Jihadi Jack when he escaped to Syria in 2014 has said that he wants to return to Britain, but says he thinks it unlikely he will be allowed back.Jack Letts, 23, speaking from the Kurdish jail where he has been held for two years on suspicion of joining IS, said he missed his mum, pasties, and Doctor Who.He told ITV News: “I feel British, I am British.“If the UK accepted me I would go back to the UK, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.”Born in Oxford, Letts ... more
  • 5 months Government ‘May Have Relied On Google Maps’ To Draw Up No-Deal Brexit Port Plans Huffingtonpost
    Emergency plans to tackle no-deal Brexit chaos at UK ports are so “very basic” transport chiefs stand accused of using Google Maps to draw them up. Richard Ballantyne, chief executive of the British Ports Association, made the startling allegation to HuffPost UK as he slammed “simplistic” proposals the government has drawn up for maritime chiefs. Bosses at Dover and Portsmouth are braced for potential ferry gridlock amid fears crashing out of the EU on March 29 could lead to food and medicine shortages.He has written to transport secretary Chris Grayling citing particular concerns about ... more
  • 5 months Leave Voters Wanted To ‘Reduce Number Of Different Coloured Faces’ In UK, Lib Dem MSP Says Huffingtonpost
    Leave voters backed Brexit because they wanted to “reduce the number of different coloured faces on their street”, a Liberal Democrat MSP said.Alex Cole-Hamilton said a “fury” over immigration was behind many people voting to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum.He added that if the UK did withdraw from the EU, Lib Dems would automatically campaign for the country’s re-entry.Speaking at a fringe event at the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Hamilton, Cole-Hamilton said: “This whole disaster was born out of a much older fury, it was misplaced, it was ... more
  • 5 months Aaron Campbell Has Been Named As The Teen Who Murdered Six-Year-Old Alesha MacPhail Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months Kim Kardashian’s Daughter North West Shoots First Magazine Cover At 5 Huffingtonpost
    Most of us will go our whole lives without gracing the front of a magazine, but Kim Kardashian’s daughter has made her cover-girl debut aged just five.The celebrity mum tweeted out four pictures from her daughter’s magazine shoot for Women’s Wear Daily, showing North West in brightly-coloured outfits, some spectacularly shiny boots, and holding some fetching sun umbrellas.“My most stylish and beautiful baby girl North shot her 1st cover for WWD,” Kardashian wrote. “She loves fashion and beauty and has so much fun doing this!”[Read More: Kim Kardashian confirms she and Kanye West are expecting fourth child via surrogate]
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  • 5 months Stockpiling For No Deal Brexit Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months Ariana Grande Defends Herself After Backlash Over Piers Morgan Meet-Up Huffingtonpost
    Ariana Grande has defended herself after being criticised over her recent meet-up with Piers Morgan.In the past, Ariana and Piers have butted heads on a number of occasions, most recently when he accused Little Mix of “using sex to sell records”, after the band posed nude in the music video for their song Strip.However, earlier this week, both Ariana and Piers revealed they’d set their differences aside after meeting by chance at a restaurant in California.After initially teasing that he’d had a “great night” with Ariana, he later shared: “So... we bumped ... more
  • 5 months Boy, 17, Jailed For Life Over Hammer Murder And Rape Of 14-Year-Old Viktorija Sokolova Huffingtonpost
    A 17-year-old boy who used horrific levels of violence to kill a schoolgirl before dumping her body on a park bench has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years.The youth, who cannot be named because of his age, was convicted unanimously of murdering Viktorija Sokolova by a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court in December. He was cleared of sexual penetration of a corpse after the court heard it wasn’t precisely clear when the 14-year-old had died.The hammer he used to launch a “ferocious and sustained” attack on Viktorija, who suffered a fractured skull and spine, has ... more
  • 5 months Non-Binary People Need To Take Charge Of Their Own Creative Spaces If We Want To Escape Tokenism Huffingtonpost
    To clarify, when I talk about non-binary, I’m talking about myself, a non-binary brown immigrant.I’m not talking about white non-binary people, as our struggles are different, and I can only advocate for my experience and those like me.The art world (creative industries) is an inaccessible space for those who don’t fit into society’s expectations of “the ideal artist”. The art world loves to profit from something that has cultural currency. But people like us never chose to be culturally relevant. In 20 years when non-binary isn’t the fashionable trend in the media anymore, we still will be the same person, ... more
  • 5 months Harry & Meghan’s Moroccan Tour Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months Ukip Councillor Ridiculed After Misspelling ‘Britain’ On His Own Leaflet Huffingtonpost
    A Ukip councillor is being mocked on social media for a series of glaring errors – including a misspelling of ‘Britain’ – contained in a pamphlet circulated around Peterborough.Posters for councillor John Whitby were put up around the town after its MP, Fiona Onasanya, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice.Labelled “Peterborough: Shaping Britians’ Future (yes, you read that right), Whitby’s poster read: “We’ve been let down! As you may be aware our MP has recently been convicted of a serious criminal offence, but has now appealed against it.”But his call ... more
  • 5 months Does The Independent Group Really Break The Westminster Mould? Forgive Me For Feeling Cynical Huffingtonpost
    And then there were twelve. (Or maybe still eleven, because at the time of writing, Ian Austin, the latest ex-Labour MP to tear up his party card, hasn’t quite decided whether he’s going to join the TIG-gers, aka The Independent Group.)But was The Independent Group really the best name the Band of Very Unhappy MPs could come up with? Why couldn’t they be more bold and call themselves the Nice People Group? Or The Sensible Group? Or something even more vacuous?I know it’s easy to mock. But after weeks, nay months, of their shilly-shallying, surely we are entitled to expect ... more
  • 5 months 6 Things To Do In The Great Outdoors Now Spring Weather Has Arrived In February Huffingtonpost
    You could be enjoying the hottest February day on record this weekend, with temperatures set to hit as high 18C in some places. If this unseasonably warm snap has caught you off guard, don’t panic. Here are six ways you can enjoy the great outdoors. [Read More: 6 things to do this weekend that will boost your mental health]1. Try A Spot Of GardeningGardening can improve your mood and even help combat stress, anxiety and depression, according to a study commissioned by Gardener’s World. The research found 80% of gardeners feel satisfied with their lives compared with 67% for non-gardeners – so what are you waiting for? 

    You don’t need acres of land to flex those green fingers. Find ways to brighten up your balcony or small garden with our inspiration guide here.2. Join Your Local ParkrunWhether you’re a regular runner or an exercise novice, you’ll be made to ... more

  • 5 months Reverend Ruth Scott Dead: Radio 2’s Pause For Thought Regular Dies, Aged 60 Huffingtonpost
    Radio 2 regular Reverend Ruth Scott has died at the age of 60, after suffering from cancer. The broadcaster had been a familiar voice on the station since the days of Sir Terry Wogan, appearing on Pause For Thought. The BBC confirmed news of Ruth’s death on Friday, after she died peacefully in Southampton General Hospital on Wednesday evening, with her husband and daughter present.Ruth, who trained as a nurse and later a midwife before becoming one of the first female priests in the Church of England, recently told former breakfast show host Chris Evans from her hospital bed that she had just ... more
  • 5 months Police Hunt Sex Attacker Who Escaped From Prison Van Returning To Jail Huffingtonpost
    Officers are on the hunt after a sex attacker escaped from a prison van as he was being driven to a Worcestershire jail.Kamil Malag was being taken back to HMP Hewell by a security team after he unsuccessfully appealed against a 15-week sentence for sexual assault at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.Malag, 36, absconded at around 7.15pm on Thursday near junction nine of the M42 in Coleshill, Warwickshire.Police are now searching areas he has links to, including Smethwick, Handsworth and Warley.He is described as white, around 6ft tall, and of medium build with receding brown hair and brown eyes, has two tattoos ... more
  • 5 months Teenager Who Murdered Six-Year-Old Alesha MacPhail Identified As Aaron Campbell Huffingtonpost
    The teenager who raped and murdered a six-year-old girl in a “bestial manner” has been named as Aaron Campbell. The 16-year-old, who is facing a life sentence after being found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute was named on Friday by Judge Lord Matthews. Scots law prohibits the identification of under-18s subject to criminal proceedings, but Lord Matthews said: “Parliament has provided the court with a discretion to dispense with the prohibition.”He went on: “I can’t think of a case in recent times that has attracted such revulsion.“I intend to grant the application. The press ... more
  • 5 months Sheffield Flypast: Man Finally Gets Tribute For The American Airmen Who Died Saving His Life In 1944 Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months Labour ‘Moving Towards’ Backing A Second Referendum, Says John McDonnell Huffingtonpost
    John McDonnell has said Labour is “moving towards” backing a second referendum and said a backbench plan to secure one “could be a solution”.The shadow chancellor’s comments will be a boost to campaigners still hoping Brexit can be stopped with just 35-days to go until exit day.Labour MP Peter Kyle is hoping to get support for his amendment that would see MPs back Theresa May’s deal on the condition the public then be given the final say.Gavin Shuker, one of the ex-Labour MPs who defected to The Independent Group this week, told ... more
  • 5 months The Times Emoji Explainer Is Our Favourite Thing That Happened This Week Huffingtonpost
    It’s definitely 2019 when a headline on The Times’ front page starts with “Facepalm” (🤦‍♀️).
    Love that the headline starts with “Facepalm”— Becky Barnes (@BeckyBarnesB) February 22, 2019The story in question concerns lawyers urging judges to learn “the sexual and sometimes sinister” meaning of emojis 👀.These “small digital images” are already common in US cases and becoming more frequent in evidence used in criminal cases in the UK, reports The Times.A typical High Court judge might see an aubergine 🍆 or maple leaf 🍁 emoji as “fairly innocuous”, it goes on. So Felicity Gerry, QC is calling for a “legal emoji primer” ... more
  • 5 months All The Brexit Drama You Missed While 12 MPs Quit Their Parties Huffingtonpost
    It has been a mad old week in politics. For the first time in what feels like forever, the news was not completely dominated by Brexit. The story that managed to achieve the unthinkable feat of pushing the UK’s imminent EU exit off the top of the news agenda? The dramatic resignation of seven Labour MPs – followed by Enfield North MP Joan Ryan the next day – to form ‘The Independent Group’ (TIG) in parliament. Then, just when it looked like things couldn’t get any more extraordinary, three Tories announced they ... more
  • 5 months ‘Historical Google’: Cambridge Aerial Photos Show Britain Of The Past Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months What’s New On Netflix UK In March 2019? Here’s The Best Films And Shows To Enjoy Huffingtonpost
    Here’s your comprehensive guide to all the new original series, films and documentaries coming to Netflix this March.


    Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (1/3//2019)


    In the world’s toughest cricket league, every game is a battle. Can Mumbai Indians come together and bring home another trophy?

    Northern Rescue (1/3/2019)

    After the sudden death of his wife, search and rescue commander John West relocates with his three kids to his rural hometown of Turtle Island Bay.

    Secret City: Under the Eagle: Season 2 (6/3/2019) 

    Journalist Harriet Dunkley finds herself enmeshed in a conspiracy while striving to clear the name of a former cellmate accused of murder.

    The Order (7/3/2019)


    Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.

    Shadow (8/3/2019)


    Haunted by a tragic loss, an ex-cop with a rare inability to feel pain strikes out on his own to catch offenders who’ve eluded Johannesburg police.

    Immortals (8/3/2019)

    Driven by revenge, human-turned-vampire Mia sets out to vanquish Dmitry, a ruthless vampire leader who seeks an artifact that grants immortality.

    After Life (8/3/2019)

    Struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, a writer for a newspaper adopts a gruff new persona in an effort to push away those trying to help.

    Formula 1: Drive to Survive (8/3/2019)


    Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane ― both on and off the track during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

    Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! (8/3/2019) 

    A loving couple become rivals when Belle opens a fusion bistro next to her ex-boyfriend Kram’s traditional restaurant in Bangkok’s chic Ari district.

    Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence (8/3/2019)

    From a teenage parkour enthusiast to a bawdy restaurateur, an eclectic group of characters find romance in Bangkok’s glittering Silom district.

    Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 (12/3//2019)

    Kaito and Risako hang out with their housemates while Yui and Aio try to decide their next steps. Nothing is certain except their bonds of friendship.

    Love, Death & Robots (15/3/2019)


    An animated anthology series presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

    Turn Up Charlie (15/3/2019)

    A down-and-out DJ plots to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny for his famous best friend’s wild 11-year-old daughter.

    Las Muñecas de la Mafia: Season 2 (15/3/2019)

    Lucrecia, Brenda and Olivia are once again entangled in the world of the drug lords as Janeth and Martha are introduced to its dark dangers.

    Arrested Development: Season 5 B (15/3/2019)

    As the Bluths continue to make a mess of their personal and professional lives, Michael again can’t quite abandon the family that makes him miserable.

    If I Hadn’t Met You (15/3/2019)

    Eduard, a husband and father who loses his family in a tragic accident, travels to parallel universes to seek a better fate for his beloved wife.

    Queer Eye: Season 3 (15/3/2019)


    The Fab Five hit the road and head to Kansas City, Missouri, for another season of emotional makeovers and stunning transformations.

    Green Door (16/3/2019)

    A troubled psychologist returns from the U.S. and sets up a clinic in Taiwan, where mysterious patients and uncanny events shed light on his murky past.

    My Husband’s Penis Won’t Fit (20/3/2019)

    Kumiko and Kenichi meet in college and build a happy marriage together. But over time, an unusual problem threatens to destroy their relationship.

    Carlo & Malik (22/3/2019)

    A veteran homicide cop is forced to confront his own biases when he’s paired up with an Ivory Coast-born rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome.

    Delhi Crime (22/3/2019)

    As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, a female police officer leads an eye-opening search for the culprits in this retelling of true events.

    Historia de un crimen: Colosio (22/3/2019)


    Dramatization of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio’s 1994 assassination. Part of an anthology on unsolved crimes in Latin America.

    Most Beautiful Thing (22/3/2019)


    A sheltered woman moves to Rio to start a new life and a journey of self-discovery among the dreamy views of the city’s beaches and hills. 

    Selling Sunset (22/3/2019)

    The elite real estate brokers at the Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.

    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey: Season 2 (28/3/2019)

    The love wagon rides again! Seven strangers board the famous van on a journey through Asia in search of a ticket home to Japan with a partner.

    Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (29/3/2019)


    Sheila searches for meaning, Joel investigates a secret society, and Abby struggles with her feelings for Eric. Life and undeath can be so stressful.

    Osmosis (29/3/2019)


    In a near-future Paris, an app uses personal memories to decode the mysteries of love. But what happens if your memories, like all data, are subject to manipulation?

    On My Block: Season 2 (Date TBC)

    In the wake of a tragedy and Jamal’s valuable discovery, the friends lean on each other like never before as they deal with the repercussions.

    El sabor de las margaritas (31/3/2019)

    While investigating the disappearance of a teen girl in a tight-knit Galician town, a Civil Guard officer uncovers secrets linked to a loss of her own.

    Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series (31/3/2019)

    The trailer park just got a lot weirder. Picking up where Season 12 left off ― and higher than ever ― the entire gang has turned into cartoons.


    Star Trek: Discovery (1/3/2019)


    Mysterious events in different regions of the galaxy launch Discovery on a new mission with a temporary captain: Christopher Pike of the Enterprise.

    Romance is a Bonus Book (2/3/2019)


    A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.

    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (3/3/2019)

    Hasan Minhaj returns with new episodes every Sunday, bringing his unique, unexpected comedic perspective to current global events and culture.


    River’s Edge (1/3/2019)

    High schooler Haruna befriends loner Yamada, then is drawn into the tangled relationship between him, a model and the girl who loves him unreasonably.

    Your Son (1/3/2019)

    After his son is brutally beaten outside a nightclub, a surgeon takes the law into his own hands and seeks vengeance against the perpetrators.

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (1/3/2019)


    Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.

    Budapest (1/3/2019)

    Two friends quit their boring jobs to start a company that plans bachelor parties in Budapest. Their wives, however, have mixed feelings about this.

    Lady J (8/3/2019)

    When her love affair with a lustful marquis takes a sudden turn, a wealthy widow concocts a scheme to get revenge ― with help from a younger woman.

    Juanita (8/3/2019)


    Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start. 

    Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (8/3/2019)


    In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion barrel racer is determined to get back on her horse and ride again.

    Triple Frontier (13/3/2019)


    Struggling to make ends meet, five former U.S. soldiers set out to steal millions from a drug lord’s lair ― and end up with a target on their backs.

    Burn Out (15/3/2019)

    When his son’s mom runs afoul of Paris’s criminal underworld, a thrill-seeking super bike racer begins moonlighting as a drug courier to clear her debt.

    Dry Martina (15/3/2019)


    An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.

    Paskal (15/3/2019)

    Naval unit Paskal is among the most elite special forces in Malaysia. But all bets are off when one of its own stages a hijacking. Based on true events.

    Mirage (22/3/2019)

    A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.

    The Dirt (22/3/2019)


    In this dramatisation of Mötley Crüe’s no-holds-barred autobiography, the band hits the monster highs and savage lows of heavy metal superstardom.

    Bayoneta (29/3/2019)

    A retired Mexican boxer living alone in Finland gets a shot to redeem himself in the ring, forcing him to confront his painful past in the process.

    The Highwaymen (29/3/2019)


    The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Highwaymen follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done. 

    15 August (29/3/2019)

    Veteran Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit turns producer for this lighthearted snapshot of life in the chawls of Mumbai.


    Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (12/3/2019)

    Jimmy Carr has gathered a selection of his very best jokes for the ultimate comedy special. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect gags and brutally brilliant one-liners, Jimmy’s new show distils everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by into one incredible stand-up special. Featuring clever jokes, rude jokes, and a few jokes that are totally unacceptable. Filmed at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, “The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits” launches globally on Netflix, Tuesday, March 12th. Carr is also the host of the Netflix original show, “The Fix.”

    Edoardo Ferrario: Temi Caldi (15/3/2019)

    Italian comedian Edoardo Ferrario riffs on life at 30 and unpacks the peculiarities of local travel, social media and people who like craft beer.

    Amy Schumer Growing (19/3/2019)

    Amy Schumer gives a refreshingly honest and hilarious take on marriage, pregnancy and personal growth in her new Netflix comedy special, Amy Schumer Growing. Filmed in front of a packed house in Chicago, the comedian talks about the joys of womanhood, settling into marital bliss, and yes also you guessed it, sex!

    Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (26/3/2019)

    Comedian Nate Bargatze takes aim at the absurdity of everyday life in an approachable and deadpan stand-up set shot in Duluth, Georgia.


    Losers (1/3/2019)


    In a “winning is everything” society, how do we handle failure? Using sports as its guide, this documentary series examines the psychology of losing.

    ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (22/3/2019)

    Ambushed by Ulster loyalists, three members of the Miami Showband were killed in Northern Ireland in 1975. Was the crime linked to the government?

    The Legend of Cocaine Island (29/3/2019)

    A businessman who is down on his luck hatches a plan to retrieve a mythical $2-million stash of cocaine from its reported hiding place in the Caribbean.


    Larva Island: Season 2 (1/3/2019)


    A new season of hilariously zany adventures for larva pals Red and Yellow includes an invasion of their island!

    YooHoo to the Rescue (15/3/2019)

    Five cuddly pals from the magical land of YooTopia use teamwork and special gadgets to help animals in trouble and make new friends along the way!

    Charlie’s Colorforms City (22/3/2019)

    Loveable, hilarious Charlie leads you on unpredictable and imaginative shape-filled story expeditions alongside a colorful cast of characters.

  • 5 months How To Throw A Baby Shower That Doesn’t P*ss Everyone Off Huffingtonpost
    What comes to mind when you hear the words baby shower? If you’re anything like me (and on the cynical side of celebrating), you’ll feel a sense of dread as you imagine a sea of pink or blue balloons, a table laden with tiny sandwiches that only fill you up if you eat 25 of them, and a mountain of expensive, exquisitely-wrapped presents. And CUPCAKES.Come on – does anyone actually like cupcakes? That is unless you’re invited to Meghan Markle’s baby shower, of course. Who among us would have turned down a trip to New York on a private jet (even ... more
  • 5 months Steve McQueen Says He Was ‘Disturbed And Disappointed’ By Liam Neeson’s Rape Revenge Comments Huffingtonpost
    Director Steve McQueen has shared his disappointment in Liam Neeson, following his recent race controversy. The actor faced heavy criticism earlier this month after revealing that “many years ago” he thought about killing a black person in the street, after a friend was sexually assaulted. McQueen, who directed Neeson in Widows, was asked about the comments in an interview on Radio 4’s Today programme, and said: “My reaction was I was disturbed, I was upset and finally I was just disappointed.”The film-maker also indicated that he had not spoken to Neeson about the matter, answering the question of whether he had ... more
  • 5 months Good Vibes Only: The Brits, Karl Lagerfeld’s Famous Phrases & Greg James On The Rise! Huffingtonpost
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  • 5 months 7 Of The Best Sunglasses To Buy Now The Weather Is Warmer Huffingtonpost
    With brighter mornings and (slightly) warmer days, we’re spending as much time as we can outside and daydreaming of springtime – and there’s no better time to invest in some new sunglasses.There’s no need to splash the cash either, you can pick up a stylish pair without breaking the bank. This bodes well if, like us, you’ll probably end up leaving them on the sun lounger. Stradivarius Large Cateye Sunglasses, ASOS, £12.99Tortoiseshell print and a cat eye frame are two classic sunglasses styles and add a touch of glamour, no matter what bags ... more
  • 5 months Ex-Altar Boy Jailed For Slitting Paedophile’s Throat Claimed He Was Abused By A Priest Huffingtonpost
    A former altar boy has been jailed for 10 years for cutting the throat of a convicted paedophile who confessed to sexually abusing a six-year-old child.Christopher McMahon, 48, repeatedly stabbed his drinking partner, David Potter, 50, in the early hours of 21 August last year and left him face down on the floor of his flat in Tooting, south London.Afterwards, the homeless defendant went to his on-off girlfriend’s house, still soaked in his victim’s blood, and told her: “I’ve done it.”Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse QC had told jurors at the Old Bailey: “Mr McMahon said he had slit a man’s throat ... more
  • 5 months London Council Uses Bin Lorries To Tell EU Residents ‘This Is Your Home’ Huffingtonpost
    A London council has defended putting adverts on bin lorries telling EU residents “this is your home” after Twitter users suggested the message could be misconstrued.Labour-led Tower Hamlets Council has been placing adverts around the east London borough encouraging its 41,000 residents from the European Union to secure their right to stay in the UK after Brexit.However, when comedian Milo Edwards spotted one of the posters on the side of a bin lorry he tweeted: “Now, call me crazy, but maybe the garbage trucks weren’t the best place for the ‘eu citizens, this is your home!’ ads.”
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  • 5 months Is This Rosé-Gin Hybrid The New Drink For Summer? Huffingtonpost
    Chances are, your first foray into wine involved especially sweet rosé, luminously pink in colour and almost definitely produced by Echo Falls.And now, the bevvy of teenage house parties past has gained a summer twist – a “gin infusion”, alongside strawberry and raspberry flavours. 
    View this post on InstagramA post shared by Echo Falls Wine (@echo_falls) on Feb 19, 2019 at 11:50am PSTThe bottles are available exclusively in Co-op stores now and although rosé and gin may be a “match made in heaven” as Echo Falls claims, we’re yet to be convinced – just imagine the hangover.But ... more
  • 5 months Half Term With The Kids? 12 Tweets From Parents Struggling To Get To The Finish Line Huffingtonpost
    It’s the Friday of half-term and by the looks of Twitter, parents have been having a pretty hectic week.From trying to constantly entertain their kids, to putting up with their weird and wonderful quirks all day every day – it’s been full-on.[Read More: Why you should give ‘free-range parenting’ a go?]Here are 12 tweets summing up the half-term struggle.It didn’t start off well...
    Day 2 of half term. Everything hurts, I’m already down about £800, my house looks like it’s been ransacked and I’ve just had a glass of wine the size ... more
  • 5 months Evening Standard Slammed For Tweeting ‘Bullying And Body Shaming’ Video Huffingtonpost
    London’s Evening Standard paper is under fire after it tweeted a video of a man using “tricks” to stop his girlfriend from eating.“This man has the funniest tricks to help his girlfriend stay healthy!” said the tweet, which featured various scenarios in which the man snatches food from his girlfriend’s hands and then throws water balloons at her, forcing her to run, all in the name of her “health”.  Some twitter users have called out the tweet as promoting abusive behaviour, and endorsing coercive control.The newspaper, whose editor is former chancellor George Osborne, has since deleted the tweet, but has not responded ... more
  • 5 months John Barnes Doubles Down On Liam Neeson Defence On BBC Question Time Huffingtonpost
    John Barnes doubled down on his defence of Liam Neeson in the wake of the actor’s comments about deliberately walking the streets hoping to “kill” a black man after a friend of his was sexually assaulted.Speaking on BBC Question Time on Thursday, the ex-Liverpool FC star said society must have “open and honest conversations” about “subconscious bias”, claiming everyone discriminates and does not admit it for fear of being called racist.Barnes, who previously defended Neeson amid accusations of prejudice, drew a link between media influence and the impressions that people form of ... more
  • 5 months Green Book Highlights The Discrimination Black Drivers Face – Both Then And Now Huffingtonpost
    Early in the Oscar-nominated film Green Book, one of the main characters paraphrases the purpose of the titular guide book given to him for his new job. It’s for “travelling while black”, explains Tony Vallelonga to his incredulous wife, Dolores. Echoing a satirical jibe in circulation today – the “crime” of “driving while black” – the film immediately draws a continuum between the racial divisions of the past and their persistence into the present.Set in 1962, the story centres on the relationship between cultured African American concert pianist, Dr Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali), and white working-class bouncer, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, ... more
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