The Spectator 12 July 2019 8:00 PM 12 July 2019 8:00 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp AN: Boris Johnson, we’re going to talk a lot about policy, but I first want to talk about you, because for many people – including many Tories – your character, your reputation, trust in you is as big an issue as the policies you stand for. Do you accept that that’s a problem for you? BJ: No, I don’t at all. I think what people want to see is what my plans are to come out of the EU on October 31st, to get that deal done, take us beyond Brexit and unite the country. And I’ve got a lot of things that I think will be fantastic Conservative policies. I think they want to hear about that, they want to hear about what we can do to fight crime, and I think they’ll be interested to know what – the last time I was asked to – to fight crime here in this city, what we did in getting it down by, I think, about 20 … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Boris Johnson grilled by Andrew Neil
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YOU'RE eating well and exercising more, but the number on the scale doesn't budge. Sound familiar? Trying to shed the pounds can be frustrating and disheartening - especially if you're not seeing the results you want. But there might be another surprising explanation as to why you're hitting a wall with your weight loss. It could be as simple as actually exercising too much or not getting enough kip. Here are just some of the reasons your daily routine could be preventing you from ditching the excess weight...1. Not getting enough sleep A lack of sleep can surprisingly contribute to inches around the waistline. Research has shown that those who get between six and eight hours sleep a night have a greater chance of achieving their weight loss goal, than those who slept less or more. The study, carried out by experts from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, also found that lower stress levels were associated with greater success at weight loss. Dr Neil Stanley, … [Read more...] about Five reasons you can’t lose weight – from too MUCH exercise to fizzy water
What do you do when life gives you lemons? Some people might make lemonade, but if you're a comedian, you write a new stand-up show. It seems a long time since Nuala McKeever shot to household name status in post-Troubles Northern Ireland as a star of the hugely successful Two Ceasefires and a Wedding and its follow-up series, Give My Head Peace. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then, most notably the tragic death of her partner, Mike Moloney, six years ago, and the long process of coming to terms with that loss. Nuala's new show, Letting Go Or Losing It?, is about the struggles we face as we approach the second half of our lives, and it was clearly born during a ruminative phase of her life. The production, which first aired at the Open House Festival in Bangor last autumn, gets its biggest dates yet at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast this week. "I got the idea for this last year," says Nuala, who lives in Belfast. "It's called Letting Go or Losing It?, which is … [Read more...] about Last year was the first time Nuala McKeever didn’t fall apart on Mike’s anniversary
CORONATION Street viewers have been left devastated after Rana Nazir was killed in shocking scenes tonight. The nurse - who is played by actress Bhavna Limbachia in the ITV soap - was crushed in the factory collapse on her wedding day after missing the ceremony when she went to get her back from the office but she died in Kate's arms after they got married. Rana insisted the pair got married after Imran helped Kate battle through the police to see her for one last time. "Tell me your vows," she told Kate. "You're everything to me, my whole life. Someone said love is one soul in two bodies and that's us. I can't exist without you. You are the most beautiful person in the whole world. And you look a million times better than I do. And then I was going to go on to say I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. All my love, always." Rana smiled but said she couldn't remember her vows and began to panic before telling her: "I don't want to leave you." Coronation Street's Kate … [Read more...] about Coronation Street fans devastated and crying as Rana Nazir dies in dramatic factory collapse
Video PUBLISHED: 19:41 16 March 2019 Steve Russell Working with horses is really the same as training children and dogs, says Bruce Smith. You start from a very young age and youve got to be firm with them - not cruel, obviously but also praise. The horse will know from your voice whether youre pleased with it or not. If you show youre nervous, youve got a problem. Shown here are Suffolk Horses from The Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley, near Woodbridge. www.thesuffolkpunchtrust.co.uk Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant ‘Take a frog’s skeleton and throw it in a fast-flowing stream. At midnight. Under a full moon.’ Horsemen’s folklore and more... Bruce Smith controls the plough in 2015 as Declan Foy (left) and Russell Larges guide the horses Picture: SIMON PARKERThe Suffolk Punch. Lovely horse. So laid-back. In the DNA, surely? Bruce Smith shoots me a look. “There’s this phrase ‘the gentle giant’, … [Read more...] about Do you love the Suffolk Punches?