A passionate lesbian love scene was a nerve-racking challenge for Coronation Street star Faye Brookes – especially as she feared upsetting older viewers. Fans saw her character Kate Connor finally give in to her feelings for best friend Rana Nazir in Friday’s episode. They ended up in a clinch in their undies after their van broke down in the middle of nowhere. Despite her fears of controversy, Faye told how she was happy to plough ahead with the scene – for the sake of LGBT people. Faye, 30, who is dating musicals star Gareth Gates, said: “I’ve never seen anything so racy on Coronation Street as when I watched back what we filmed that day. I’m very loyal to the older viewers, so I don’t want to upset them, but I think we might have. “I have never done anything like this in my life. I met my boyfriend when I had to kiss him on stage, but even that wasn’t as racy as what I had to do here.” Faye, who has … [Read more...] about Coronation Street star Faye Brookes: ‘My lesbians scenes are so racy I hope older viewers aren’t offended’
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ARE you OK? Are you safe? Call me back as soon as you can.These were messages I received in a blizzard of texts and emails as soon as news broke about the terror attack in Westminster.I live close enough to the House of Commons to have heard the distressing sound of sirens and the shuddering noise of helicopters in the air.I regularly walk back home from work over Westminster Bridge and it’s just five minutes from the front door of my flat.Exactly 24 hours earlier, I’d been on the bridge battling through the usual throng of tourists, buskers, busy locals and excited kids taking selfies before Big Ben.I smiled at the policemen guarding the gates to Parliament and it was just another normal, bustling London afternoon.All that changed a day later in the blink of an eye when a terrorist armed with a knife turned his car into a killing machine and attacked the very heart of our democracy.After the sirens started to wail on Wednesday, I received a phone call from my daughter in … [Read more...] about After London terror tragedy, hold on tightly to everyone you love – then we can’t be defeated
SADLY we can’t tell certain colleagues (or bosses) to ‘eff off’ – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a language of hate being spoken in YOUR office.Writer Danielle René asked her Twitter followers how they show their co-workers they are not OK with what’s going on.She tweeted: “What is your favourite phrase to use in a professional clap back? Mine is ‘per my last email…’.”The question got everyone talking – and it seems that people are throwing out passive aggressive ‘FUs’ left right and centre.One user replied: “‘Respectfully’ – followed by something ‘very direct that may or may not be perceived as respectful.”Another went in to more detail, explaining the sliding scale he uses for the simple sign off of ‘regards’.ALL IN A PLAY’S WORK 15 hilarious office pranks, from a foghorn hidden under a chair to blow-up DINOSAURS … [Read more...] about People share the most passive aggressive phrases they use in work emails… so how many are YOU guilty of?
THE NATION was excited to learn that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting another baby.The latest addition to their little family will take them up to a trio of rugrats as baby number three joins Prince George and Princess Charlotte.But as Kate and Wills dig out the posh pram and wipe down the high chair for another outing - we've asked ourselves what this latest sprog is likely to look like.Based on the nation's sweethearts existing brood, it's likely this tot will no doubt have blonde/brown hair and a light complexion.But not content with speculation, we have taken to the internet, using sophisticated face modelling techniques to reveal what Kate and Wills' baby will look like.OK that's not entirely true... the technique is not that sophisticated but it is a bit of fun.Our mock-ups, produced using makemebabies.com, predict that the royal baby will have a lot of rich brown hair and a wide set jaw.The pictures also suggest we should be expecting a tot with a small smile … [Read more...] about This could be what Kate and Wills’ new baby will look like…so are YOU ready to meet the new royal?
A TENNIS star launched an incredible on-court tirade against her coach – accusing him of watching “dumb videos” and asking: “Are you stupid or something?”World No 50 Yulia Putintseva was also furious Russian coach Roman Kisliansky failed to applaud her winning points - as she lost 6-0 6-0 to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.Putintseva, 22, targeted a gobsmacked Kisliansky when he came courtside to help her just three games into the tournament match in New Haven.The 2016 French Open quarter-finalist angrily asked: "Why are you chewing all the time and looking your dumb videos? "Are you stupid or something?"This failed to mollify the Moscow-born ace as she hit out: "What is wrong with you?"You have never applauded me when I won a point.“You were sitting and watching your stupid videos."Kisliansky could only ask: "Are you ok?”At which, Putintseva let rip again, saying: "Are you ok? I have played a long game and you did not applaud me once."Kisliansky … [Read more...] about Tennis star Yulia Putintseva in amazing on-court rant at coach Roman Kisliansky as she asks him: “Why are you chewing all the time and looking at your dumb videos.. Are you stupid?’
GEORDIE Shore star Scotty T says pulling girls during filming is the hardest it's ever been because of huge security operation – but he still managed to bed two in the latest series.The former Celebrity Big Brother winner, full name Scott Timlin, 29, told the Sun’s Bizarre column stars of the show have never been so protected from the public as they enter the 15th series.Scott said: “It used to be so much better. Me and Gaz used to go out and go mad and bring all these girls back. There was never any trouble but with the show getting a lot bigger we have to take more precautions.“Now because the show is so much bigger there are more security issues, girls have to go through a longer process, to be able to go into the house. They have to have three interviews before they even go in.”He revealed the lengthy vetting girls, and any other member of the public, have to go through if they are to appear on the MTV reality show set in Newcastle.Initially a member … [Read more...] about Geordie Shore’s Scotty T says girls are interviewed THREE times before bedding castmembers – including one on video camera
ARE you struggling to sleep, having trouble meeting tight deadlines and can't switch off from work?You might be on the brink of a burnout at work.These days everyone's working life is busy.Resources are tight and demand is high - you're expected to do more with less.And while you may enjoy your job, there is no denying that extra demand can be hard to keep up with.According to the most recent labour force survey stress accounted for 37 per cent of all work-related health problems.And 45 per cent of all working days lost were down to stress, anxiety and depression caused by workload pressures like tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support.While not a recognised medical term, burnout is defined as a “chronic state of stress” by psychologists - but how can you tell if you're on the brink?Burnouts are becoming increasingly common.In May Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to end end decades of injustice with sweeping reforms to halt … [Read more...] about Are you on the brink of burnout at work? These are the key signs to watch out for
YOU might not be as nice as you think you are, new research has shown. And you are not alone. A study discovered 98 per cent of people think they are in the nicest 50 per cent of the population.The research, by psychologists from Goldsmiths, University of London, found people who think they are nice are generally more relaxed, happy and successful – but are not necessarily more pleasant.Holiday company Monarch commissioned the Goldsmiths study into the Power of Nice. It’s part of their ‘Year of Nice’, promoting traditional values of courtesy, chivalry and respect.Professor Jonathan Freeman, who led the study, said: “More than half of participants who rated themselves as the second-highest level of nice scored below the sample average, so people think they’re nicer than they really may be.”People who considered themselves nice said they regularly did nice things including holding doors open and giving their seat to an elderly or pregnant … [Read more...] about Are you as nice as you think? Take our special quiz to find out, but be warned – the truth could be hard to take!
Our sex and relationship columnist Dr Pam Spurr regularly brings you must-know info for the bedroom and beyond. Follow Dr Pam on Twitter @drpamspurrI couldn’t help tittering about the "Moaning over sex" story in today’s Sun.You see, moans and groans of webcam models were emanating loudly from an online sex-show company.Other business owners in the Hertfordshire Business Centre were left reaching for earplugs, but complaints finally hit a fevered pitch - rather like the models.The company then had to move premises, apparently as it moves the Earth for customers.OK, enough puns.This reminded me of the countless times people have asked: Why doesn’t my new partner make a peep?Don’t they enjoy sex with me like my ex who screamed with excitement?So now’s my chance to give you an aural (not oral!) guide to sex. Here’s what the five main sex sound ‘profiles’ reveal:Probably the lover who surprises you most.By surprise I mean they jolt you out of … [Read more...] about Are you a moaner or a screamer? Here’s what your sex noises say about you
THERESA May and Angela Merkel look to be doing a killer dance move in a picture which has grabbed the attention of Twitter today.If you are now humming the chorus of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal then you are exactly right.The way they appear to be leaning together on a red carpet in Berlin has reminded people of the Jacko and his dancers in the pop video.The picture was taken before their meeting in Berlin back in July when the new PM met up with some of Europe’s most important leaders to talk Brexit.And now people have embraced the optical illusion caused by all the lines at different angles in the photograph and had some Friday fun.Rob Owers posted:And Ben Chu also made the linkAidan Flanagan extended the Michael Jackson reference by tweeting: “Angie are you ok.”And John Humphreys asked: “Angie are you okay? Are you okay Angie?”While most people think of Michael Jackson, Twitter user @Manish_05Singh thought they looked more like the Leaning … [Read more...] about Weird optical illusion makes it look like Theresa May and Angela Merkel are evoking the spirit of Michael Jackson