The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third childKate wore a baby pink dress to an event todayShe stepped out with husband Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince HarryKate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, 35, joined her husband Prince William, 35, and her brother-in-law Prince Harry, 33, at a charity event today.The pregnant royal wore a pink dress with flower motif appliquéd on.The 60s inspired smock dress featured a black velvet trim around the neck and a black belt just above Kate’s growing bump. She wore velvet pumps with a heel to the event at Paddington Station. Kate, William and Harry joined children from the various charities Her sparkling sapphire engagement ring was on her finger, and she wore a silver watch on the same wrist.She held a black clutch bag in her right hand.The Duchess’s hair, which was cut slightly shorter recently, was curled and blow … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton displays blossoming bump in BABY pink floral dress – is it a clue?
Roast dinners are part and parcel of British life and there's nothing better than a pub lunch at your local on a Sunday. And, finally, we can rest easy knowing the location of the best roast dinner in the UK. A judging panel, led by renowned food critic Charles Campion, has named The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield as the winner of the Best British Roast Dinner competition.The Feathers Inn saw off competition from hundreds of pubs across the country – winning over judges with its passion for locally sourced and foraged ingredients. The roast dinner is a signature dish for the whole nation, this is Britain at its very best Mystery diners were won over by the pub's perfectly cooked roast meats and wide selection of sides, and its dedication to catering for different dietary requirements.Charles Campion said: “The roast dinner is a signature dish for the whole nation, this is Britain at … [Read more...] about Best pub roast in Britain revealed: THIS Inn serves up the best gravy, yorkshires and meat
Sense of smell is closely linked with memory, and recent research suggests odour-evoked memories are stronger than any memory triggered by music. A study found that, when compared to music-evoked nostalgia, odours elicited more than twice as many nostalgic reveries. With this in mind, Google are opening up the Curiousity Room in Selfridges. Dubbed a 'playground for inquisitive minds', the venue has four areas of exploration: Animal Atelier, Scent Spectrum, Google Greenhouse, and Micro Kitchen. The Scent Spectrum is a five-minute workshop in which emotion, memory and science are fused and explained. Memory hacking is a term to show how memories can be easily influenced People who book onto the experience will sniff ten different aromas and share the memories they evoke. But can you ever be sure any particular memory is true? Dr Julia Shaw is holding a talk on 21st October discussing … [Read more...] about Sense of smell triggering a memory? GOOGLE to hold odour-evoked nostalgia workshop
The flu jab is on everyone's lips after chairman of NHS England Sir Malcolm Grant said he fears hospitals will be "inundated" with cases this winter. Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, has urged the 21 million people eligible for free vaccinations to take up the jabs. It comes at a time when people fear in-coming Aussie flu symptoms. This is why the NHS are worried about the flu jab's effectiveness - doctors have stressed how important it is for people to continue with the vaccine regardless of the news. If you're not eligible for a free injection before the winter months, it can be bought privately across the country. Asda is currently where the cheapest vaccination is available, costing customers just £5. Where can you get the flu jab? Asda - £5As mentioned, the flu jab is available at all Asda's pharmacy services across the country for just £5. The supermarket has 255 stores nationwide and it's a … [Read more...] about Flu jab 2017: Get the CHEAPEST vaccine in THIS supermarket – Boots is charging double!
A mind-altering magic mushroom drug can treat depression by "rebooting" the brain, research suggests.Scientists tested the drug psilocybin on 19 depressed patients who could not be helped by conventional treatments.The patients reported an immediate mood improvement described by some as an "afterglow" effect that lasted up to five weeks.Brain scans indicated the drug had re-set the activity of key neural circuits known to play a role in depression. Several of our patients described feeling 'reset' after the treatment Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College London, said: "We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments."Several of our patients described feeling 'reset' after the treatment and often used computer analogies. For example, one said he felt like his … [Read more...] about Depression treated with MAGIC mushrooms: Mind-altering drug ‘reboots’ the brain
Black cats, ladders, evil eyes: all things people will be avoiding today thanks to superstition.For those who believe in rumours and myth from the middle ages, black cats were believed to be evil and some even believe they have ties to witchcraftBut the truth of the matter is, black cats are just like any other kittens in town - and many believe they bring good luck to those who cross their paths. In fact, in the UK around 70 per cent of cats waiting to be re-homed are either black or black and white. Black cats are the least likely to be adopted from animal shelters While superstition is ridiculous to many, thousands still believe and it's because of this black cats are the least likely to be adopted from animal shelters. This Friday 13th, one animal charity isn't taking this lying down. Wood Green, The Animals Charity, has decided to live stream four black kittens on its Facebook page … [Read more...] about Friday 13th: Is it REALLY bad luck to see black cat? WATCH black kitten live-stream
Halloween is a date on the British calendar, with thousands taking to the streets to celebrate the traditionally American holiday. People get dressed up as their favourite film characters from the year, while others opt for more topical outfits. This year it's predicted Wonder Woman is set to make a return in a huge way, with a sexy outfit available for those who dare. Other outfits on the list include Suicide Squad's ever-sexy Harley Quinn and, curveball, the US First Lady Melania Trump. Harley Quinn - £39.98Suicide Squad was a movie featuring Margot Robbie back in 2016. The Australian actress's character hit a note with thousands of Britons who have since tried to recreate the outfit. The blonde bombshell wore a pair of red and blue hot pants with a matching jacket. Now Britons who fancy recreating the look can with great easy - and for a snip of the price. For under £40, Fancydress.com are selling a complete Harley Quinn Suicide Squad … [Read more...] about Halloween costumes for women: Where to buy Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Melania?
Arthur Collins, 25, threw corrosive liquid three times across a dance floor, a jury was told.Collins and Andre Phoenix, 21, were at the Wringer and Mangle club in Hackney, east London.At the time of the incident early on Easter Monday, April 17, The Only Way Is Essex star Ms McCann was pregnant with Collins’ baby.Police arrested Phoenix four days later and traced Collins to a house in Rushden, Northants, on April 23. A bit of trouble flares up. Some pushing, some shoving, some raised voices but it quickly escalates Luke Ponte - prosecutor Jurors heard he injured his leg leaping from a first-floor window wearing only a T-shirt and pants.North London’s Wood Green Crown Court was told the club had been packed.Luke Ponte, prosecuting, said: “A bit of trouble flares up. Some pushing, some shoving, some raised voices but it quickly escalates.”The court heard Collins … [Read more...] about TOWIE star’s ex ‘threw acid three times in nightclub’
TWO gay men are in a bitter custody battle with the surrogate mum they used to have a baby. The pair, called G and J in legal papers, paid the woman £12,000 expenses after meeting her on a Facebook surrogacy forum. They also paid a clinic abroad £8,000 to fertilise the egg with G’s sperm. But shortly before giving birth in April 2016 the woman, known as K, decided to keep the baby and refused the men access. In a High Court ruling, Mrs Justice Theis gave custody to G and J in December — with K allowed six visits a year. But the mum, who has a number of children of her own and has been a surrogate in the past, appealed. She and her husband are demanding increased access to the child, known as EM. A decision is due tomorrow at the High Court in London. G, 43, said: “All we ever wanted was a family together. “We thought we had an agreement with this woman and everything would be OK. Our daughter calls both of us daddy and barely asks for … [Read more...] about Gay dads in custody battle with surrogate mum as she demands ‘unreasonable amount of access’ to child they paid £20,000 for
The North Korean Army, Navy and Air Force conducted the paraglide drills for several days in mid-September, South Korean defence officials revealed today.Paragliding soldiers took part in the drills at a training ground which is a replica of the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command, officials said.By using a paraglider, which is easy to operate and only weighs about three kilograms, North Korean special forces could carry the folded equipment on their backs and paraglide from a border summit to seize a target in a surprise attack.The drills mark the first time Kim Jong-un’s special forces have used paragliders in drills aimed at the allies’ command post.US and South Korean officials already knew the hermit kingdom had built a model of the South Korea presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, to conduct drills.A South Korean defence source said they were concerned the South’s Army radar would hardly detect a night time airborne attack by paragliding solders.He told the … [Read more...] about World War 3: North Korea stages paraglider drill to carry out SURPRISE ATTACK on US troops
The 39th president, a Democrat, wants to play a role in resolving the escalating situation, just as he did in 1994 during the Bill Clinton administration and in 2010 and 2011 during Barack Obama's presidency.Park Han-shik, a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, said he met the 93-year-old at his home in Georgia last month.He said: "To raise the credibility of his intentions, we talked about Carter sending his opinion on the current situation to the newspapers."He did write an editorial, and his intention to visit Pyongyang has already been delivered to North Korean officials."We have yet to get answers from the North Koreans, but I'm sure they're giving it deep consideration."Mr Carter warned last Wednesday of another possible Korean war, writing an editorial in the Washington Post in which he said the US should consider sending a "high-level delegation" to the hermit kingdom for peace talks.Mr Park said the former president has offered to help Donald Trump several times, … [Read more...] about Ex-US president Jimmy Carter ‘to visit North Korea on peace mission’ as Trump refuses help
Plumber Martyn Lee, 46, was driving near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, on May 11 this year when he passed Caroline Livesey, York Crown Court heard. He became angry after Mrs Livesey, 38, swerved to avoid a dog, forcing him into oncoming traffic. He drove up the road, leapt out of his van and tackled the woman as she passed. She suffered a spinal fracture as well as cuts and bruises. To be honest, I thought you were a bloke Court heard Martyn Lee this to Caroline Livesey Afterwards he told her: “To be honest, I thought you were a bloke.” Despite being scheduled to be sentenced yesterday, Recorder Nicholas Barker told Lee he must prove he can work to pay compensation to Mrs Livesey or face a possible prison sentence. He was granted bail and now will be sentenced on January 9, 2018.Recorder Barker said: "This was a one off event, however, it is a … [Read more...] about Van driver rugby tackled female cyclist then told her: ‘I thought you were a bloke’
A high level cyber attack, masterminded from Pyongyang, gained access to highly classified information detailing a joint US/South Korea response to the nuclear threat from Kim Jong-un.The data even includes a plot to “decapitate” Kim Jong-un.Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the North now has its hands on the latest South Korea-US wartime plans, the South’s Yonhap News Agency reported.Citing reports from South Korea’s defence ministry, he said hackers from the despot leader’s regime broke into the Defence Integrated Data Center last September to steal the secret files which included Operational Plans 5015 and 3100. OPLAN 5015 is the latest Seoul-Washington plan if an all-out war with Pyongyang broke out.The operation contained detailed procedures to “decapitate” Kim.OPLAN 3100 is Seoul’s plan on how to respond to localised provocations on the border.Mr Rhee said 235 gigabytes of military documents were leaked, however the … [Read more...] about World War 3: North Korea hackers steal ultra-classified USA WAR PLANS
Kim Jong-un’s team has claimed the missile already has a range of 3,000km but after it is “modernised” it will be able to hit the US, Russia’s private Interfax news agency said.Anton Morozov, a Russian lawmaker who has just returned from Pyongyang, said North Korea is aiming to increase the range of its ballistic missiles to 9,000km - which could reach the US Pacific island of Guam.He said: “There was no talk about the deadline.”The Russians are almost acting as an intermediary between the US and North Korea, with Vladimir Putin’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, last night warning his American counterpart, Rex Tillerson, the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula is “unacceptable”. Mr Morozov, who embarked on a three day visit to the despot kingdom with two other Russian lawmakers, said on Friday Kim was preparing to launch another long-range missile “in the nearest future”.He claimed to have seen … [Read more...] about World War 3: North Korea possess ballistic missile capable of reaching US, Russia warns
The 35-year-old, who is married to Prince William, is famed for her long, thick hair. Now the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child, will her hair change thanks to hormones? Johanne Herald, Senior Master Stylist at Charles Worthington Salons explained how pregnancy affects a woman's hair. She said: "On average women lose around 50-250 hairs a day, regardless if their hair is thick or fine. As well as the daily 'shred' every few years women will go through a cycle lasting about three months where they will find hair 'everywhere', these cycles occur about 25 times in a lifetime "After giving birth or when stopping breast feeding, women will experience one of the 'hair everywhere' cycles. During pregnancy hair loss will slow down making hair look and feel thicker "Some women may not notice this as much and will only realise once they find short bits of hair (new hair) around … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton pregnant: How pregnancy might affect the Duchess of Cambridge’s hair
North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is one of Europe’s most important economic centres, according to the European Commission’s website, yet the bloc decided to increase its funding in the 2014 to 2020 period to its largest ever amount for the region.The region, whose capital is fashionable Dusseldorf, is receiving £66million more from the EU support fund than between 2000 and 2006.This is despite the eastern state, Germany’s largest, contributing 21.5 per cent - £559billion - of the country’s GDP, meaning it is the nation’s strongest region in terms of economics.Today, NRW’s European minister, Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner, revealed: “During the funding periods since EU enlargement to the east, North Rhine-Westphalia has received more funding from the EU support fund than before.”His revelation was meant to disprove fears expanding the EU in 2004 to include poorer countries such as Romania and Bulgaria could lead to fewer regions … [Read more...] about Keeping Germany happy: Dusseldorf receives €74million MORE in aid from the EU
Reinhard Bütikofer, spokesman for the German Green Party in the EU, said the French president’s plans ostracise member states who do not use the Euro.Last month Mr Macron proposed a shared budget for the 19 eurozone countries as well as a finance minister, budget and parliament for the currency.The French leader had been seen as the man to bring France and Germany closer together during at time of instability in the EU due to Brexit.However, German officials have said they are still waiting for concrete ideas from Paris about strengthening the union and they are losing patience with Emmanuel Macron, whose approval ratings have plummeted at home and across the EU.Mr Bütikofer is the latest to speak out against the Frenchman’s proposals, saying he agreed the EU needs a larger budget but said it should not be limited to the eurozone.He said EU countries outside the eurozone need to contribute to ensure bloc-wide benefits.The German MEP, who specialises in defence and … [Read more...] about ‘We don’t want Macron’s budget’ German MEP says French leader’s plan will FRACTURE the EU
Rents in the traditional hotspots around the South East have dropped in the last three months, with rents in London at their lowest since 2013. According to the most recent figures from the Department of Communities and Local Government, an estimated 4.7million households in England alone are in privately rented accommodation, with this number growing significantly each year.Recent changes to the way that landlords are taxed on rental income from their properties together with the new tougher Buy To Let lending legislation, have contributed to some investors starting to sell off their Buy To Let properties.On one hand this has been positive, as it’s helped First Time Buyers to purchase properties due to homes becoming available that previously would have been owned by landlords.But for those who, for whatever reason, aren’t able to get a mortgage to be able to take advantage of the current window of opportunity and need to rent rather than buy, this has meant that as … [Read more...] about Rents are increasing across the UK but at their LOWEST in London since 2013
A whopping 84 per cent of straight couples are at ease showing affection to a partner abroad - in fact, the majority are even more affectionate than when at home. This stands in stark contrast to LGBT+ travellers; just one in twenty feel comfortable openly showing affection with a loved one whilst abroad. Sir Richard Branson said: “At Virgin Holidays, we believe everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has the right to be whoever they are, wherever they are. "That’s why it is shocking that in today’s society some of us can’t even enjoy a simple holiday without fear of discrimination. It’s fantastic that Virgin Holidays are raising awareness around this important issue Richard Branson "It’s fantastic that Virgin Holidays are raising awareness around this important issue."A third of LGBT travellers … [Read more...] about Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson raises ‘important issue’ of discrimination on holiday
Cardiologist Aseem Malhotra told a conference that doctors were unwittingly practising “unethical medicine” by prescribing statins which he said offered little or no benefit to patients at low risk of heart disease.He also claimed patients were not being told the true benefits and harms of the cholesterol lowering drug.His comments have fuelled the debate surrounding the group of medicines, the most widely prescribed treatment in the UK given to up to 12 million patients, or around one in four adults.Use of the drugs fiercely divides medical opinion with proponents arguing the benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke far outweigh the risk of side effects which include severe muscle pain, impotence, cataracts, mental impairment, diabetes, fatigue and liver dysfunction. Side effects of these drugs have not been properly and independently investigated Dr Aseem Malhotra … [Read more...] about STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts