THERESA May has snubbed BBC show The Bodyguard - about an ambitious female Home Secretary plotting to get into No10. The PM switched off the Sunday night hit after 20 minutes, saying it was too close to home. Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden have sex as Julia Montague and her married protection officer David Budd after bloody assassination attempt in Bodyguard Speaking during a trade visit to Africa she said: “I watch TV to unwind - I'm not sure a drama about a female Home Secretary is the best way for me to do that." Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes plays the powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague in the steamy political thriller. But obvious comparisons have been drawn with the fictional character and the previous two female Home Secretaries - Theresa May and Amber Rudd. The up-and-coming MP has her eyes on Downing Street - in a obvious similarity to Mrs May's rise to power. But last week Hawes revealed she had “very much” drawn inspiration for her acting from Ms Rudd … [Read more...] about Theresa May snubbed BBC hit The Bodyguard — about a female Home Secretary plotting to get into No10
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Smartphone owners will know the pain that comes with a broken phone - heartbreak, heartache, no communication, and the sudden urge to reactivate your Facebook account. Whether you've accidentally dropped it on a night out and smashed the screen, knocked it off the coffee table and chipped the volume button, or let it slip down the toilet - there is a way out - even if you don't have insurance. If you break your phone, there are plenty of options at your disposal, with thousands of retailers ready to recover your beloved device at the click of a button. 8 best places to get your phone fixed fast 1. The Apple Store If you’re an Apple owner with a broken iPhone, you can book an appointment with a genius engineer at your local Apple Store to have your phone assessed and repaired (depending on the damage) by the manufacturers themselves. The Apple technician will consider your remaining contract period, the damage itself and for a fee, set about righting your phone’s wrongs. 2. … [Read more...] about Broken iPhone? 8 best places to get your phone fixed fast
KNOWING the right time to buy your holiday euros can be tricky as the exchange rate goes up and down. Here's our guide to the current state of the market, and how to get the best price when you swap your cash. What is today's pound to euro exchange rate? This afternoon a pound was being traded for 1.134 euros, down around a tenth of a cent from yesterday. It means one euro is worth approximately 88p. The rate has remained relatively stable for the past two months following a more volatile period earlier in 2018. Sterling had dipped below 1.12 euros on March 7 and it reached almost 1.16 on April 17. Analysts said the market was static thanks to a range of factors including uncertainty over Brexit. News of Britain's stalling housing market was thought likely to hit the pound. But that was balanced by rumours of political divisions in Europe which are said to make it more likely the UK will get a bespoke trade deal. Last August the rate briefly plunged under 1.08 euros, the lowest for … [Read more...] about Pound to euro exchange rate – what’s today’s rate, where’s the best place to buy currency and what affects the price?
When we talk about the stock market, there's one word that tends to come to mind: volatility. Think about some of the headlines you might have seen over the past few months -- things along the lines of the Dow plunging like crazy and trade war fears shaking investors to their core. It's no wonder that only 54% of the U.S. population owns stocks, despite the fact that they've been a solid moneymaker over time. Of course, not everyone is terrified of the stock market. Among those folks who aren't invested in it, it's fair to say that much of that decision boils down to a lack of funds. But if you are sitting on money to invest and are hesitant to dabble in stocks for fear of losing it, here are a few ways to get past those feelings and make what likely will end up being a very smart financial decision. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. 1. Understand that downturns are normal A big reason so many investors stay away from stocks is that they think the market is too unpredictable. But … [Read more...] about How to Get Over Your Fear of the Stock Market
First, they ditched the music. Now, the Wetherspoon pub chain has decided to leave the world of social media, closing its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in a move that has – of course – gone viral online. The firm’s boss, Tim Martin, says the decision was made in response to reports about the use of social media to troll MPs and others. He also suggests that closing the accounts will not affect his business “whatsoever” – although one wonders how the decision will change the business for those staff who are presumably employed to run them. There is an obvious irony in Martin worrying about people haranguing public figures when he himself takes every opportunity to have a pop at anyone who opposes Brexit. Martin, one of the few high-profile business figures to back Britain’s EU withdrawal, even used a Wetherspoon trading update to accuse other business leaders and the media of spreading “misinformation” about the … [Read more...] about Is anyone surprised that Tim Martin forced Wetherspoons to get rid of all its social media accounts?