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  • 3 days Man, 24, Arrested Over East Dulwich Stabbing Huffingtonpost
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a fatal early morning stabbing.Police were called to reports of a man having been stabbed in Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, at about 2.35am on Sunday.The victim, who has been formally identified as 39-year-old Dennis Anderson from Lewisham, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 3am.The force said the attacker had approached Anderson in an off-licence shop and a row erupted before Anderson was attacked.A post-mortem examination held on Tuesday gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck, police said.The Metropolitan Police said on ... more
  • 3 days 5 Key Questions Raised After British Isis Teen Bride’s Plea To Return Huffingtonpost
    A teenager who ran away from Britain as a 15-year-old schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group now wants to return home.Heavily pregnant with her third child, Shamima Begum, now 19, was tracked down by The Times to a refugee camp in northern Syria.She fled her home in east London with two other schoolgirls in 2015.Here are some key questions her case raises:1. What action might she face if she is allowed to return to the UK?Home Office Minister Ben Wallace has said everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq must expect to be ... more
  • 3 days Shamima Begum: Isis Teen Bride’s Plea To Return To Britain Huffingtonpost
    An east London schoolgirl who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State group will not be brought back to Britain despite her plea to be saved from Syria, a government minister said.Shamima Begum was tracked down by The Times newspaper to a refugee camp in northern Syria where she is now 19-years-old, the bride of an Islamic State fighter, and nine months pregnant.She said her two infant children had died and that her husband is in captivity.Stating that “I don’t regret coming here,” she told The Times: “I’m not ... more
  • 3 days 7 Prints That Celebrate The Number One Person In Your Life (You) Huffingtonpost
    We could all do with a reminder to love ourselves more – and what better place to prompt self-belief and compassion than in your own home?Enter self-love prints, a heartfelt reminder to be kinder to the number one person in your life: you.Here are some uplifting and affordable prints to hang in your home or prop up against a wall if you can’t be bothered to get the hammer out. No judgement here, babes, you do you.

    We All Grow at Different Rates Print, Etsy, £11.97

    Just in case you need reminding that it’s ok to go at your own ... more

  • 3 days Birth Diaries: ‘I’ve Given Birth To 3 Beautiful Boys But Never Had A Single Contraction’ Huffingtonpost
    In HuffPost Birth Diaries we hear the extraordinary stories of the everyday miracle of birth. This week, Amanda Overend, 39, shares her story. If you’d like to share yours, email

    When I first found out I was pregnant, I was excited to experience labour. I’m not averse to pain – I quite like the challenge of it – so I was looking forward to seeing how my body could take it. But it never did. I’ve given birth three times, but my waters haven’t ever broken, I’ve never felt one contraction and I still don’t know what the pain of childbirth is really like.I guess there’s an element of guilt about it all. I feel guilty I’ve never had a natural birth and I feel guilty about complaining. There are some awful stories surrounding birth, soaked in trauma and pain – I know that, I really do, but I just would’ve loved to experience it. Even just once. You’ve got three healthy children, I tell myself. You had no trauma. You should count yourself lucky. But because I don’t know what it’s like to give birth naturally, I find it very difficult to hear other people share ... more

  • 3 days This Valentine’s Day, We Should All Be Splitting The Bill Huffingtonpost
    It’s Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve bought a new outfit? You’ve definitely looked over the restaurant menu for tonight’s dinner, and if you’re dating a new partner – you’re probably guilty of overanalysing today’s exchanges. Despite Valentine’s Day sometimes engendering a polarised opinion amongst society, it’s widely recognised as the most romantic day of the year. And the most common form of celebration? The humble dinner date complete with the most awkward question of all: Who will pay?One in three men will refuse to pay for dinner this year, according to new research by OpenTable. Twenty per cent of British men ... more
  • 3 days Not Having Sex on Valentine’s Day? Don’t Worry, Half Of All Couples Aren’t Huffingtonpost
    Whether you’ve chosen to go all out with soppy cards, romantic dinners and heart-shaped balloons, or ignored Valentine’s Day completely, one thing’s nailed down: almost half of us won’t be having sex on 14 February.  Even on a day dedicated entirely to love, 43% of British couples say they won’t be getting dirty between the sheets according to a new survey by Chemist4U. Instead, they are more likely to be watching Netflix, scrolling through social media or talking to their partner. Luke*, who has been with his girlfriend for four years, says he can’t remember the last time the pair had sex on ... more
  • 3 days Best Tweezers Review: Tweezerman Vs Mavala, Boots And Superdrug Huffingtonpost
    In Spenny vs Penny we compare the products we love, with those following in their (sometimes pricey) footsteps. Are they worth the cash? Here, we try to find the best tweezers, seeing how the cheaper versions compare to posh(er) Tweezerman.

    Spenny: Tweezerman Slant Tweezers, Boots, £21.95Give a person the right tweezers and they’ll conquer the world (and their facial hair)... But which tweezers should we be spending our hard-earned cash on?Tasked with trying out three cheaper tweezer options and comparing them with my beloved neon pink Tweezermans, I was pretty sure that nothing could possibly measure up.Retailing at £21.95, Tweezerman tweezers are definitely on the spenny side, but I like the fact they provide a precision pluck – they make grabbing onto hairs a doddle and are easy to grip onto (a must when you’re about to pull a wad of hair from your ... more

  • 3 days Best CBeebies Shows 2019 – And The Worst Ones – According To One Exhausted Dad Huffingtonpost
    I’ll level with you. I’ve watched a lot more CBeebies than my daughter has. On knackered Saturday mornings, I’ll switch on the TV and she’ll sit and play happily with some toys while I stare, bleary-eyed, at some CGI adventures or a bunch of posh drama school grads making really big facial expressions. My daughter will nod off or get a nappy change and I’ll absorb a few more episodes of something I’ve never seen before but immediately understand. Once or twice I’ve taken her to nursery, come home and flicked on the telly for background noise, only to accidentally leave ... more
  • 3 days 10 Cheapest Places To Buy A Flat In England And Wales Revealed Huffingtonpost
    Determined to get on the property ladder? Moving to Sunderland could be your best bet.The city in the north east of England has been identified by Zoopla as the most affordable area in England and Wales for single people to get on the property ladder.The property site compared the costs of one-bedroom flats in local authority areas with local average wages. The research also found that, outside London, Hertsmere in Hertfordshire is the least affordable location for single people to buy a property.Within London, Kensington and Chelsea was found to be the most expensive borough, where the mortgage payments needed ... more
  • 3 days Barbara Windsor’s Husband Wants You To Check Loved Ones For Signs Of Dementia This Valentine’s Day Huffingtonpost
    Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell has issued a plea to the public to check loved ones for sigs of dementia this Valentine’s day, saying early diagnosis helped the acting legend enjoy her career for as long as possible. The EastEnders star was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a form of dementia – in 2014 and Mitchell said that detecting the condition early meant she could get the support she needed.“It’s so important to catch the signs early enough to ensure that you, your family and your loved one receive the support available from the NHS and charities like Alzheimer’s Society, ... more
  • 3 days Labour’s John McDonnell Brands Winston Churchill A ‘Villain’ Huffingtonpost
    Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has branded Winston Churchill a “villain” as he highlighted the wartime Prime Minister’s treatment of striking Welsh miners more than 100 years ago.The senior Labour MP was asked about Britain’s wartime prime minister at an event organised by the political website, Politico.When asked “Winston Churchill - hero or villain?”, McDonnell replied: “Tonypandy. Villain.”‘Tonypandy’ is a reference to the south Wales town where Churchill, as home secretary, was alleged to have sent troops to intervene in a south Wales miners’ dispute in 1910.The strike led to violent outbreaks known as the Tonypandy ... more
  • 3 days Exclusive: UK Could Hold Back Military Help For EU Under No-Deal Brexit Huffingtonpost
    European governments are being warned that Britain may in future hold back military help for EU countries if there is a no-deal Brexit, HuffPost UK understands.Officials have told foreign diplomats that while Theresa May is fully committed to maintaining strong defence and security ties, future governments could be less willing to support new missions in the EU like the current deployment of troops to Estonia, on Russia’s border.At the beginning of Brexit talks, Britain’s defence and intelligence capability was widely seen as a potential trump negotiating card, and the revelation comes as ... more
  • 3 days SNP Launches Bid To Delay Brexit By At Least Three Months Huffingtonpost
    The SNP has launched a bid to delay Brexit by three months to prevent the UK from being “dragged off a cliff”.The party has tabled a Commons amendment requiring the UK Government to begin immediate negotiations with the European Council to extend Article 50.Westminster SNP leader, Ian Blackford, said: “With just 44 days left, the UK Government must stop running down the clock and put the brakes on Brexit before we are dragged off the cliff edge – with catastrophic damage to jobs, living standards, and the economy.”It’s the latest attempt by MPs to steer the UK away from a ... more
  • 3 days Opportunity, Nasa’s Longest-Running Mars Rover, Is Officially Dead Huffingtonpost
    Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.The six-wheeled vehicle was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going until it was finally doomed by a ferocious dust storm eight months ago.Flight controllers made numerous attempts to contact it and sent one final series of recovery commands on Tuesday night, accompanied by one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday’s I’ll Be Seeing You.There was no response, only silence.
    After 800+ attempts to contact @MarsRovers Opportunity, today we’re announcing the end of a successful Martian mission. Intended ... more
  • 3 days Shoreham Crash Pilot Denies Having A ‘Cavalier Attitude’ To Flying Huffingtonpost
    The pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 men, has dismissed claims he ever had a “cavalier attitude” to flying.Speaking for the first time in public since the 2015 crash, Andrew Hill stood in the witness box as he gave evidence at his trial in the Old Bailey on Wednesday.The 1950s Hawker Hunter fighter jet plunged to the ground and exploded in a fireball on the A27 in West Sussex after Hill attempted a loop on August 22. The 54-year-old, of Sandon, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.Prosecutors previously told the court the ... more
  • 3 days Hillsborough Trial: Former Police Officer Breaks Down As He Recalls Details Of Day Huffingtonpost
    A former police officer broke down as he recalled the Hillsborough disaster to a jury.Stephen Ellis was an inspector with South Yorkshire Police on duty outside the stadium on the day 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death on the Leppings Lane terrace.A huge crowd had built up outside the ground at the turnstiles for Liverpool fans, Preston Crown Court has heard, and exit gates were opened to relieve the pressure and let fans in as kick-off approached for the 50,000 all-ticket FA Cup semi-final match in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.But once the gates were opened many fans went ... more
  • 3 days Twitter CEO: ‘We Failed Over Online Abuse’ Huffingtonpost
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  • 3 days Inseparable Gay Penguins Wed In Lavish Ceremony Huffingtonpost
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  • 3 days Government ‘Took Seaborne Freight’s Word’ It Had Financial Backing When It Awarded £13.8m Contract, Senior Civil Servant Admits Huffingtonpost
    The government handed a £13.8m shipping contract to a ferry firm with no ships based on the startup’s promise it would get financial backing, one of the UK’s most senior civil servants has suggested. The government’s ill-fated no-deal Brexit contract with ferry company Seaborne Freight – which was revealed to have never run a ferry service – was axed over the weekend after Irish company Arklow Shipping withdrew its support.The contract had been designed to ease pressure on Dover in the event of no-deal.But permanent transport secretary Bernadette Kelly admitted to MPs ... more
  • 3 days Daredevil Base Jumper Takes On The Mountains Of Scotland Huffingtonpost
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  • 3 days Michael Rice Gives The UK A Genuine Chance This Eurovision Huffingtonpost
    It may be hard to believe, but the UK is actually among the most successful countries when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. We are in the top five when it comes to winning countries, having won it a total of five times, (1967, 69, 76, 81, 97). In fact, only Sweden and Ireland have more victories than us, with six wins and seven wins, respectively.Having said this, we have unfortunately struggled at Eurovision during recent years. Between 2008 and 2018, we have finished last twice, (Andy Abraham, Even If in 2008, and Josh Dubovie, That Sounds Good To ... more
  • 3 days A No-Deal Brexit Would Be A Betrayal Of Britain’s Young People Huffingtonpost
    The UK’s exit date from the EU is fast approaching, and Parliament is yet to agree on any legal framework that will protect us from crashing out of the EU without a deal.We are running out of time and the only thing that we know for certain is that we are set to leave on 29 March with or without a deal.Just two weeks ago, the parliament voted down the Cooper amendment aimed at ruling out ‘no-deal’ and voted for the Government to seek alternative arrangements with the EU.How can these “alternative arrangements” be negotiated, a framework put in place ... more
  • 3 days Tommy Robinson’s Latest Comments Expose Him As The Hypocrite He Is Huffingtonpost
    Silly fellow.  Someone’s only gone and sent a rather unsavoury video to the papers of Tommy Robinson on one of his recent trips abroad – this time to Bologna, Italy. In a pitch to camera, Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, is seen boasting about his ability to score drugs wherever he goes, to party hard – he says he’s looking for the ‘shi****t pub’ in the city – and, most damningly, hurls a racial insult at a taxi driver, calling them a ‘P**i’. Bizarrely, he also dubs himself ‘King of the whole Islam race’, which is quite something ... more
  • 3 days Zofija Kaczan Death: Heroin Addict Convicted Of Killing 100-Year-Old Nazi Death Camp Survivor Huffingtonpost
    A self-confessed heroin addict has been convicted of killing a frail 100-year-old widow while attempting to steal her purse.Artur Waszkiewicz knocked Zofija Kaczan to the floor, took her handbag and left her to bleed in the middle of the road as she made her way to church on May 28 last year.Polish-born Kaczan, who survived a Nazi camp during the Second World War, suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured neck and cheekbone.She died from pneumonia in hospital on 6 June – a condition brought on by the injuries she sustained in the attack.A jury of seven men and five women ... more
  • 3 days Donald Trump Just Ruined A Meme And People Have Mixed Feelings About It Huffingtonpost
    Donald Trump just made a sex joke.There’s a tiny chance it was by accident but the evidence points to a deliberate act.Here it is.
    The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019Unless you’re familiar with the 69/nice meme this might seem like a fairly innocuous tweet, but let us explain.A “69” is a sex position, also referred to rather bafflingly in the Karma Sutra as “The Congress of a Crow”.A popular internet meme requires anyone to respond to ... more
  • 3 days Teenager Accuses Woman Of Stealing Condom After Sex To Frame Him For Rape And Murder Of Girl, 6 Huffingtonpost
    A woman who a teen accused of murder blames for killing a six-year-old girl has told a court she had nothing to do with the crime.Toni McLachlan, 18, was giving evidence at the High Court in Glasgow at the trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of raping and murdering schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail.The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies the charges and has lodged a special defence blaming McLachlan, Alesha’s father’s girlfriend.Asked if she had anything to do with Alesha’s murder, McLachlan replied: “No.”She told the court: “I loved her to pieces.”Schoolgirl Alesha was spending the start of ... more
  • 3 days Six Things To Know About Supporting A Loved One With An Eating Disorder Huffingtonpost
    The charity, Beat, estimates that there are over 1.25 million people in the UK struggling with an eating disorder (such as anorexia, bulimia, “binge-eating” or orthorexia) and around 11% of those affected are believed to be male.The causes of eating disorders are varied and often complex and although many eating disorders develop during adolescence, it is not at unusual for some people to develop issues earlier or later in life. However, whatever the cause or your relationship with that person, friends and family (and even colleagues) can play a huge role in spotting the signs and symptoms and persuading their ... more
  • 3 days Hunt For Devon Cat Killer After Pets ‘Mutilated’ With Cigarette Lighter Huffingtonpost
    A local community is hunting a suspected cat killer after a spate of cruel attacks in Devon, in which some pets were left mutilated and dying.As many as nine incidents have been reported across the Paignton area and local residents have offered a reward to anyone with information which could help track down those responsible.A fundraiser launched by Debbie Johnson, who works for Feline Network, a local cat welfare charity, has raised more than £1,250 of its £3,000 in under 24 hours on donation website JustGiving.She told HuffPost UK the attacks were “appalling” and included some cases of mutilation of ... more
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  • 3 days Overflowing Bins? 4 Ways To Cut Down On Your Waste Before Rubbish Day Huffingtonpost
    Bins: is there a topic that gets us Brits more riled up? Aside from Brexit, probably not – because councils in the UK received more than 1.8 million complaints last year about waste not being collected on time, according to the BBC. That’s 4,500 complaints every single day. If you’re one of the many people drowning in your own household rubbish while waiting for a bin collection then fear not, we’ve rounded up four ways you can cut back on your waste at home. [Read More: 11 small changes you can make at home ... more
  • 3 days Chester Zoo Conservationists Conduct First Study Of Giant Pangolins in Uganda Huffingtonpost
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  • 3 days Man Accused Of Squirting Acid Into Little Boy’s Face Tells Court He Felt ‘Terrible’ Huffingtonpost
    A man who claims he was “forced” to squirt acid on a three-year-old boy has told a jury he felt “terrible” when he found out the victim was burned.The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffered serious injuries to his face and arm at a Home Bargains store in Worcester on 21 July last year.A 40-year-old man, the boy’s father, has denied a charge of conspiring to spray sulphuric acid on the youngster between 1 June and 22 July, 2018 with intent to harm.He is on trial at Worcester Crown Court accused of plotting the attack alongside a ... more
  • 3 days Frozen 2 Trailer Hints At A Brand New Epic Adventure For Elsa And Anna Huffingtonpost
    Disney has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming Frozen sequel, and it’s a pretty intense watch.The first-look clip does not give away much of the plot, but it does show sisters Anna and Elsa embarking on what look like some fairly epic quests.While Elsa is seen shedding her royal clothes as she uses her ice powers to try and cross a choppy sea, she’s later joined by Anna, Kristoff and Olaf the Snowman (not to mention Sven, the reindeer) as they look out over a scenic horizon from a hilltop.However, with no dialogue to go off, there’s little other ... more
  • 3 days American Meat Lobbyists List Demands For Post-Brexit UK-US Trade Deal Huffingtonpost
    Lobbyists for the American meat industry have urged the US government to demand Britain drop antibiotics restrictions and the ban on ractopamine-fed pork as part of any post-Brexit trade deal.Speaking at an evidence session in front of the powerful US Trade Policy Committee in Washington last month, the lobbyists also warned forcing the UK to accept chlorine-bleached chicken would require “hard negotiating”.Craig Thorn, of America’s National Pork Producers Council, said Britain should drop its standards and stop testing pork for the parasitic worm trichinae. Trade expert Daniel Griswold, meanwhile, told the Committee the ... more
  • 3 days Jamaican Man Has Novel Way Of Keeping Lottery Winnings Secret From ‘New Relatives’ Huffingtonpost
    In a novel bid to hide from friends and family eager to claim a share of his windfall, a lottery winner in Jamaica turned up to claim his winnings in a Scream mask and cape.The man known only as “A Campbell” won the Jamaican Super Lotto, earning a total prize of $158m (£900,000).The company behind the prize draw, Supreme Ventures, says many people decide to conceal their identities for safety concerns. Gail Abrahams, vice-president of marketing communication and sponsorship at the company, told The Jamaica Star newspaper: “They may be harassed, or whatever reasons that they may have security concerns, we do understand.”“Should ... more
  • 3 days Theresa May Defends Brexit Seaborne Contract Despite Warnings Over Finances Huffingtonpost
    Theresa May has claimed proper due diligence was carried out on Seaborne Freight, despite the inability of auditors to assess the firm’s financial stability.Transport secretary Chris Grayling is under fire for awarding a £13.8m no-deal Brexit ferry contract to Seaborne.The contract was terminated at the weekend, after Irish company Arklow Shipping, which had backed the new operation, stepped away from the deal.Speaking during prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, May defended Grayling’s decision.“When these contracts were all let, proper due diligence was carried out – that included third-party assessment of the companies that ... more
  • 3 days Chris Eubank Just Destroyed A Little Boy’s Dreams In One Tweet Huffingtonpost
    Beyond the sniping, abuse and general craziness that comes with giving anyone in the world a platform, Twitter can sometimes actually be a nice place.Motivational hashtags, pictures of sunsets and lots and lots of cute animals are just some of the more positive corners of the social media landscape.So it was into this space that a young boy and aspiring sportsman named Zachary tentatively dipped a toe on Wednesday morning, when his father asked boxing legend Chris Eubank for some words of wisdom.
    @ChrisEubank final preparations for fight night on Saturday, any words of wisdom to help motivate Zachary for ... more
  • 3 days A Baffling Brexit Dictionary: Everything You Need To Know To Get You To March 29 Huffingtonpost
    As Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and three Brexit secretaries have shown us over the past two-and-a-half years, leaving the EU is far from simple. But for those of us outside the Westminster bubble, the never-ending stream of new Brexit jargon is getting impossible to keep up with. What the hell is a people’s vote? What does CRAG mean? What is a backstop when it’s at home? If these are the questions keeping you up at night (you wouldn’t be the only one losing sleep over Brexit), we’ve got your back.Here’s HuffPost UK’s Brexit dictionary to help you survive between now and ... more
  • 3 days Tory MP Heidi Allen Demands Theresa May Face ‘Unpalatable Truth’ About Universal Credit Huffingtonpost
    Theresa May has been urged by one of her own Tory MPs to confront the “unpalatable truth” that Universal Credit is “dragging” benefit claimants down, rather than holding them up.Heidi Allen told the prime minister to follow in the footsteps of work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd, who this week admitted the embattled welfare reform had driven more people to foodbanks.She used Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday to urge the PM to cancel the five-week wait for first payments and lift the freeze on benefits increases each year.Responding, May said the government ... more
  • 3 days Amazon Criticised For Allowing Sale Of Parenting Guide To ‘Preventing Homosexuality’ Huffingtonpost
    Customers have expressed shock and disgust that a book which claims to coach parents in “preventing homosexuality” in children is available to buy on Amazon. Damian Barr, an author and speaker, spotted the book, ‘A Parent’s Guide To Preventing Homosexuality’ for sale on the online retail site, and told HuffPost UK he thought it was “appalling and dismaying that Amazon are choosing to profit from titles like this.” Barr, whose own memoir tells the story of growing up gay in the 1980s, said seeing the book on sale in 2019 was horrific: “I am shocked.”The book’s author, US psychologist Joseph Nicolosi, founded ... more
  • 3 days Teenagers Expect To Earn £70,000 By The Age Of 30: Let’s Talk About That Huffingtonpost
    Imagining what my adult life might look like as a teenager, I predicted home ownership, marriage, children, no one telling me to eat vegetables – and all of this easily achieved by the ripe old age of 30.While the reality has been a little different – not least because home ownership has dropped 18% since 2008 leaving nearly a million young people living with their parents – but also because it turns out I actually really like broccoli. But, even in the current economic climate (forecasted to get worse post-Brexit), it seems teenagers today are still just as optimistic about their ... more
  • 3 days Barbie’s New Fashionista Line Praised As ‘Gamechanger’ By People With Disabilities Huffingtonpost
    Growing up, what images of women’s bodies were you surrounded by? In many childhood memories, Barbie features somewhere, but until recently the dolls all looked strikingly similar – particularly in terms of their bodies and disabilities (or lack of).More recent Barbie lines have included a range of women of colour, as well as different body types. And now, Mattel has announced plans to introduce a Barbie who’s a wheelchair user – as well as a doll with a prosthetic leg – as part of its new ‘Fashionista’ line, launching later this year.The line also ... more
  • 3 days Yellow Vest Protester James Goddard ‘Arrested After Threatening Journalist’ Huffingtonpost
    James Goddard, the protestor who gained notoriety for abusing MPs and journalists outside Westminster, has reportedly been arrested by police in Manchester. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said a man aged 29 had been arrested “on suspicion of assault and public order offences” following a protest in Manchester City Centre on Saturday 9 February”.The force said he would remain in custody for questioning.The 29-year-old is believed to be Goddard, who was filmed telling a journalist at the protest: “I’ve warned you, I swear to god when there’s no police around here, I’m ... more
  • 3 days Liam Fox Branded ‘Abject Failure’ Over Lack Of Pre-Brexit Trade Deals Huffingtonpost
    Cabinet minister Liam Fox was accused of “abject failure” after it emerged just six of the 40 trade deals he promised will actually be signed in time for Brexit. The trade secretary, who once said a free trade agreement with the EU would be the “easiest in human history”, had vowed to “roll over” 40 EU deals with 70 countries before Britain breaks from the bloc on March 29. But, according to a document leaked to The Sun, Fox has secured just a handful and is now asking countries to sign non-binding “letters of ... more
  • 3 days Lady Gaga Defends Cardi B’s Grammys Win, After Online Abuse Forces Rapper To Delete Instagram Huffingtonpost
    Lady Gaga has jumped to the defence of Cardi B, after the rapper was driven off Instagram over online abuse she received in the wake of her first Grammys win on Sunday night.The pair met for the first time after the ceremony, having previously expressed their admiration for one another on social media, with Gaga posting a statement in support of Cardi, after many online critics suggested her Best Rap Album victory was undeserved, prompting her to delete her Instagram account.It is so hard to be a woman in this industry,” Gaga wrote on Twitter. “What it takes, how hard ... more
  • 3 days Libby Squire: CCTV Shows Last Images Of Missing Hull Student Huffingtonpost
    Footage of a woman taken outside a nightclub in Hull is believed to show some of the last images of missing student Libby Squire before she disappeared.The CCTV footage, obtained by the Press Association, shows a woman dressed in black walking along the road near to The Welly club, on Beverley Road, in the city.Humberside Police said they believe the woman in the video is the University of Hull student, filmed on the evening of 31 January, shortly before she was reported missing.The footage was released on the 12th day of the ... more
  • 4 days Pot Smokers In Texas Find Tiger In Abandoned House Huffingtonpost
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  • 4 days Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder After Bodies Of Three OAPs Found In Exeter Huffingtonpost
    A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of three men in their 80s were found in two properties in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police said.The deaths of the three men, one aged 80 and two aged 84, are being treated as suspicious and are being formally linked, the force spokesman said.The body of an 80-year-old man was found at an address in Bonhay Road at around 3pm on Monday and the bodies of the two 84-year-olds were found after officers were called to a property in Cowick Lane at 1pm on Tuesday.Police arrested the ... more
  • 4 days Dermot O’Leary Quits As NTAs Host After 10 Years Huffingtonpost
    Dermot O’Leary has announced that after 10 years, he will no longer be hosting the National Television Awards.On Wednesday morning, three weeks after hosting this year’s ceremony, Dermot revealed on Instagram that he would be passing the torch on to another presenter, claiming he feels it’s “time to step down”. Alongside a photo of himself holding an NTA statuette, he wrote: “After 10 years of proudly hosting the National Television Awards, I have decided it’s time to step down as host.“It’s been a tough decision because we have had a ball over the last decade, but 10 years feels about right.”He ... more
  • 4 days GCSE Textbook Shows Pregnant Woman With Brazilian Wax – For No Reason Whatsoever Huffingtonpost
    A GCSE textbook showing a pregnant woman with a Brazilian wax has prompted outrage, with people claiming it’s using “hyper sexualised images” to teach children about the human body.The illustration, which appeared in the 2017 version of the Pearson Edexcel Human Biology textbook, featured a cross-section of a woman with a ‘landing strip’ of pubic hair – for no reason whatsoever.[Read More: If you want your daughter to love her genitals, show her this online vulva guide]
    Disgusted by @Pearson_UK and @PearsonSchools for publishing this image of a pregnant woman with a Brazilian in a GCSE textbook. Utterly disgraceful. They ... more
  • 4 days Ex-Tory Councillor Defends Blackface ‘Joke’ Aimed At MP David Lammy Huffingtonpost
    David Lammy is calling for a controversial ex-Tory councillor to stand down after he sent an offensive blackface image on Twitter.Bob Frost, councillor for north Deal in Dover, tweeted an image of a character in blackface in response to a post from the Labour MP about the recent Gucci jumper row.Lammy wrote in response: “Councillor @bobfrost you owe me and my wife an apology. You dishonour your wonderful community in North Deal and your country. You should stand down.”Frost then dismissed his initial tweet as a joke, calling the Labour MP a “humourless ... more
  • 4 days Pregnant Teen And Husband Killed In ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ Police Chase Were Burglary Suspects Huffingtonpost
    A pregnant teenager and her husband are understood to be the two burglary suspects who died after their car smashed into a coach during a police chase.Newlyweds Patrick McDonagh, 19, and his 18-year-old wife Shauna, were killed on the A40 near East Acton in west London at about 9pm on Sunday.The couple, who wed last year, were said to be expecting a baby girl in April. The unborn child is not believed to have survived the collision.Hundreds of tributes to the young couple have been posted on social media from friends and family.Rose Marie Stokes wrote: “Heartbreaking, may all 3 of ... more
  • 4 days Oscars 2019: News That 4 Categories Will Be Announced During Ad Breaks Does Not Go Down Well Huffingtonpost
    Several key figures from the world of cinema have criticised the Film Academy, following their announcement that a number of non-acting categories will not be aired live during the Oscars this year.Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Live-Action Short and Best Make-Up/Hairstyling will be awarded during the ad breaks of this year’s ceremony.This decision has irked a number of actors and directors, including Alfonso Cuarón, the Best Director nominee behind Roma, which is up for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars.He pointed ... more
  • 4 days Preserve Food Stocks And Eat Mouldy Jam Like Me, Theresa May Tells Conserve-atives Huffingtonpost
    Keen jam-maker Jeremy Corbyn probably thought he had carved himself a pretty unique political niche when it came to his fruit conserve habits, with the Labour leader even sharing his recipe for blackberry jam on Instagram (catchily titled #ForTheBerry). But in what may be the most British political revelation of all time, Theresa May has blown her opposite number out of the water by controversially announcing she eats from jars of mouldy jam. According to the Daily Mail, in a meeting about how to reduce food waste on Tuesday, the PM told ... more
  • 4 days Scottish Council Becomes First In Europe To Give Domestic Abuse Victims Paid ‘Safe Leave’ Huffingtonpost
    Domestic abuse victims who work for a Scottish council will get up to 10 days paid “safe leave” after councillors approved the groundbreaking policy.Employees of South Ayrshire Council will be able to take time off to get the help and support they need for themselves and their families.Believed to be the first European council to adopt the safe leave provision, South Ayrshire councillor Peter Henderson said he hoped other local authorities would follow their lead.Henderson said: “Across South Ayrshire, we’re committed to supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities and working with our partners to raise awareness of domestic ... more
  • 4 days Harry And Meghan Head To The Natural History Museum Huffingtonpost
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  • 4 days Pasha Kovalev Quits Strictly Come Dancing After 8 Years Huffingtonpost
    Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev has announced that the 2018 series was his last as a professional dancer on the show.Pasha confirmed his departure on his Twitter page on Wednesday morning, claiming he feels it’s time for a “new challenge”.He wrote: “I’ve had eight fantastic years, full of wonderful memories, thanks to the incredible partners, professionals and myriad of behind the scenes teams who all work to make Strictly the amazing production that it is.“The biggest thanks go to all the members of the public who’ve supported me so much over these years ... more
  • 4 days Gucci Is Selling Dirty Trainers For £615. Yes, Really. Huffingtonpost
    Gucci is not having a good week. Not only is the brand facing continued backlash for its ‘blackface’ jumper (with CEO Marco Bizzarri calling the garment a “big mistake”), it’s now selling dirty trainers for more than 600 quid. No joke.Shoppers discovered the pair of trainers – called ‘screener leather sneakers’ – online, referencing “old school shapes and materials inspired by vintage sportswear” and “treated for an allover distressed effect”. Er, ok then Gucci. They’re shabby chic, sure. But for £615, you are literally paying for dirty trainers. Lucky for us, they’re also available in a blue ... more
  • 4 days Rapper Shot Dead By 6 Police Officers While Asleep In His Car Huffingtonpost
    A 20-year-old aspiring rapper who had fallen asleep in his car at a Taco Bell in California was shot dead by police at the weekend, in a case likely to reignite questions over police brutality in America. According to KTVU, a total of six officers opened fire on the sleeping victim who had a handgun on his lap and has been named by his family as Willie McCoy.His cousin Levonte Cole said: “Willie was a good person, he didn’t deserve that. I have no words for Vallejo police. They’re supposed to protect and ... more
  • 4 days The Waugh Zone Wednesday February 13, 2019 Huffingtonpost
    1. A SOF(ITEL) BREXIT What’s said in Brussels never stays in Brussels. And Westminster has been poring over ITV’s exclusive report about what the PM’s Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins’ said over a late-night drink in the Sofitel Hotel in the EU’s de facto capital. Robbins suggested that the government’s strategy was to delay any big vote until “the week beginning end of March”. MPs would then get a blunt choice between May’s deal or an “long” extension of Article 50. No.10 has so far not denied the gist of the report, though Brexit secretary Steve Barclay was in full robot mode as he told ... more
  • 4 days England Cricket Captain Joe Root Praised For Challenging Alleged Homophobia As Rival Player Banned Huffingtonpost
    West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four games of a one-day series after accepting a code of conduct charge after an alleged homophobic exchange with England cricket captain Joe Root.The paceman was charged by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena after an incident on day three in St Lucia on Monday.Gabriel’s precise words are not known, but England captain Root was heard on stump microphones responding with “don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay”.Gabriel did not contest the charge, which related ... more
  • 4 days Stephen Barclay Denies Plan To Offer MPs Brexit ‘Deal Or Delay’ Is Government Policy Huffingtonpost
    Stephen Barclay has denied it is government policy to run down the clock to exit day and then offer MPs the stark choice of Theresa May’s deal or a delay to Brexit.The prime minister’s chief EU adviser Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar by ITV News suggesting that was the plan.But the Brexit secretary said May was “very clear that we are committed to leaving on March 29”.“It is not in anyone’s interests to have an extension without any clarity,” he told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme.It came as Sir ... more
  • 5 days ‘Digital Exclusion’: 500,000 Need Help To Apply For Online-Only Universal Credit Huffingtonpost
    New data has shown almost half a million people needed help to apply for the government’s flagship Universal Credit benefit online, HuffPost UK can reveal.The Universal Credit system is the first of its scale to be rolled out by government through an online-only application system.But the IT-only model has prompted fears that people who do not have a computer or smart phone, or who are not IT literate, will be excluded.Now, a Freedom of Information request by HuffPost UK has shown 462,000 people required help from friends, family, the Job Centre or ... more
  • 5 days Populists Vying For European Parliament Power Could Block Post-Brexit Trade Deal With EU Huffingtonpost
    Populist parties on course to win the third of European Parliament seats could use their power to sabotage a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal, it is claimed.  The independent think-tank the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has warned May’s Euro-elections are a “make or break” event for the bloc with far-right, anti-establishment set to make huge gains. Many parties on the rise are plotting to destroy the European project from within, ECFR says, and, if they choose to work together, could vote against a trade deal between the UK and Brussels. With a third of the seats, a new populist grouping advocating a ... more
  • 5 days Government Launches Recruitment Campaign To Fill 110,000 Social Care Jobs Huffingtonpost
    A recruitment drive has been launched by the government to fill 110,000 social care jobs amid concerns Brexit uncertainty is hindering international hires. More than 1.45 million people work in social care currently, but an extra 650,000 workers will be needed by 2035 due to an ageing population, ministers said.The new campaign – Every Day Is Different – comes as the Health Foundation publishes a report on the NHS workforce warning of growing staff shortages across the board.It said there were “worrying trends” in community care, with a drop in nurses and health visitors in the community, adding that NHS staff ... more
  • 5 days Tamworth Hospital Fire: ‘Severe’ Blaze Breaks Out At Sir Robert Peel Hospital In Staffordshire Huffingtonpost
    A severe fire has broken out at a hospital in Tamworth, with one mental health patient thought to have fled from the scene.Ten fire engines are at the George Bryan Centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Mile Oak.The facility treats people with mental health issues.A spokesman from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said there are reports of one of the patients absconding during the commotion caused by the blaze.He added that the fire has spread through the roof of the building, saying it was “severe” with “quite a lot of the building involved”.“We’re trying to sacrifice part of the ... more
  • 5 days Housing Developers ‘Consistently Ignoring’ Sprinkler Safety Advice, London Fire Brigade Says In Grenfell Warning Huffingtonpost
    Firefighters want sprinklers to be installed in all new housing blocks to help avoid another Grenfell-style disaster as it warned developers are “consistently ignoring” safety advice.A London Fire Brigade spot check found developers of only two out of 15 newly-completed housing developments have followed its guidance to install sprinklers since planning applications were made in 2016.The brigade said it shows the housing industry “cannot self-regulate”, and wants all purpose-built residential blocks to have sprinklers fitted, irrespective of height.The same should apply to buildings housing vulnerable people, including care homes and sheltered accommodation.It’s the latest question to be raised over the ... more
  • 5 days Cairncross Review Calls For ‘News Quality Obligation’ To Be Imposed On Google And Facebook To Help Journalism Huffingtonpost
    A wide-ranging report into the future of the news in the UK has concluded that government intervention may be the only solution in the face of the “market failure” of the industry.The Cairncross Review calls for a “news quality obligation” to be imposed on tech giants including Google and Facebook to improve public trust in the content they host.It said that the power of online platforms captured the majority of online advertising revenues, making it hard for traditional publishers, such as newspapers, to compete effectively.In order to create a “level playing field”, it called for the creation of new codes of conduct, ... more
  • 5 days Just 12 Labour Party Members Expelled For Anti-Semitism In Past Year, New Figures Reveal Huffingtonpost
    Just under 2% of Labour members accused of anti-Semitism have been expelled from the party since the row exploded last year, new figures have revealed.Labour MPs demanded much tougher action after general secretary Jennie Formby finally released statistics on the scale and extent of abuse against Jewish people.Of the 18 cases sent for disciplinary action since April 2018, 12 members have been booted out of the party, six received ‘sanctions’ and the rest are awaiting completion.But the figures also laid bare that hundreds of members escaped full disciplinary hearings, with 146 receiving a ‘reminder of conduct’ and 220 cases deemed ... more
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