FREEBIES in baby boxes for mums and their newborns are manufactured almost exclusively in China, we can reveal.The Scottish Government gift to expectant families is worth around £160, but only a handful of the 29 products are made in the UK or Europe.Today, we lift the lid on a raft of trade deals which have seen overseas businesses dominate the scheme.We found 18 items inside the boxes had been imported from China, while one came from Malaysia and another from Thailand.Just three were made in the UK, with the same number produced in Europe. A further three — plus the actual box — were of unknown origin.It comes after the SNP’s Early Years Minister Maree Todd invited local firms to bid for contracts to fill the boxes — providing opportunities for small and medium sized companies on home soil.Opposition politicians demanded the Nats invest more in Scotland’s businesses.Scottish Tory shadow health secretary Miles Briggs said: “We believe limited … [Read more...] about Freebies in Scottish Government baby boxes almost exclusively made in China
WHEN Toni Terry saw a picture of herself next to other England football Wags including Coleen Rooney and Alex Gerrard, she realised she wanted to make some major changes. The wife of former Three Lions captain John, who had given birth to twins two months earlier and put on 2st, vowed to get herself back into top shape. With the help of ex-Chelsea ace John, the 37-year-old has just launched her first exercise and lifestyle book and given the biggest ever insight into their life together. Speaking to The Sun on Sunday about the picture taken during the 2006 World Cup, Toni said: “Everyone else seemed to look amazing but I hated all the pictures I saw of me. “Perhaps I should have been easier on myself — I had just had twins, after all — but this was the slightly insane world I lived in and the pressure was immense. “I had put on 2st. In pregnancy, I ate pretty healthily but I had weird cravings for lasagne with balsamic vinegar and full-sugar cans of … [Read more...] about Wife of ex-England ace John Terry on how post-baby snap changed her life forever
Former MP Lembit Opik is distraught after his girlfriend moved back to Bulgaria – taking their child with her. Lawyer Sabina Vankova, 33, and seven-month-old Angelina live in an apartment in Sofia. She left the UK after accusing Opik of growing close to Alex Best , former wife of soccer legend George. Opik said: “This situation is depressing, worse than heartbreaking. When you know a child who is half you is over 1,000 miles away, it feels like part of me is missing. “Sabina did a great job of turning my flat into a nursery. Now it’s missing the baby and the mother. "There’s a terrible empty silence – I no longer hear the baby crying and laughing. I miss them. I’m not sleeping well. Friends can see I’m not in a great place.” Opik, 53, was Lib Dem MP for Montgomeryshire in Wales for 13 years until 2010. He is now a communications director for the Motorcycle Action Group and has a show on BBC Radio Kent. He travels to Bulgaria as … [Read more...] about Lembit Opik says “life is empty” after girlfriend fled with his baby daughter
IT IS ONE of the most famous feuds in Hollywood history but it went on so long that most of us forgot why it started.We lift the lid of the reason for the battle between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford…The rivalry between Hollywood’s biggest leading ladies lasted for more than half a century.Reports suggest that a combination of man troubles, and intense competition over roles and awards led to the tension.Supposedly the pair were both enamoured by the same man, dashing actor Franchot Tone.Bette reportedly fell for him while filming the 1935 movie Dangerous, but Joan apparently also took a shine to him.Ms Crawford apparently invited the gent over for dinner but greeted him completely naked in her solarium.Joan and Franchot married and divorced but the rift between the ladies continued to go strong.Bette reportedly said of Joan: “She slept with every male star at MGM, except Lassie.”While Joan reportedly said of Betty: ““She looks like … [Read more...] about Why did Joan Crawford and Bette Davis fall out and when did the pair make What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
A COUPLE who left a five-month-old baby with a fractured arm in pain for three days without taking him to hospital have been jailed for four months each.Gemma Warne, 29, and her partner at the time, Lee Chambers, 37, said they "did not hear" their doctor's instructions to take the child for treatment.Grimsby Crown Court heard the baby endured more than three days of "significant pain" before the couple eventually took him to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby on August 17, 2015.Warne is said to have accidentally injured the baby's arm when she bent down whilst carrying him.But they later admitted they did not take the baby to A&E when instructed to do so immediately by their GP on August 14, 2015. The child is now in long-term foster care.Warne formerly of Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, and Chambers of Abbey Road, Ulceby, said they "did not hear" their doctor's instructions to take the child for treatment.Craig Lowe, prosecuting, said Warne and Chambers took the baby to … [Read more...] about Brit couple who waited THREE DAYS to take baby with fractured arm to hospital jailed for four months