Kate Middleton glows in recycled lilac dress as she ramps up royal duties since returning from maternity leave Independent.ie Kate Middleton is back into the swing of things after a six month break from her royal duties for maternity leave. https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/kate-middleton-glows-in-recycled-lilac-dress-as-she-ramps-up-royal-duties-since-returning-from-maternity-leave-37400151.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37400139.ece/736d6/AUTOCROP/h342/1047946106.jpg Email Kate Middleton is back into the swing of things after a six month break from her royal duties for maternity leave. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge took extended leave after giving birth to her third child Prince Louis in April , especially in comparison to her six-week and four-month breaks after welcoming Prince George and Princess Charlotte, respectively. After making her official return to the royal calendar last week at an event at the Sayers Croft Forest School … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton glows in recycled lilac dress as she ramps up royal duties since returning from maternity leave
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Hospital workers went back in time to the birth of the NHS to pose for a charity calendar in memory of Samantha Eastwood. More than 100 midwives, doctors and support assistants from the Royal Stoke University Hospital took part in the 2019 calendar to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. And they decided to dedicate it to 28-year-old Samantha, of Baddeley Green. Samantha, who had been missing for eight days before her body was found near Caverswall at the beginning of August, had signed up to take part in the calendar prior to her death. But her sister Gemma Eastwood decided to step in when they continued the photoshoot at Gladstone Pottery Museum, in Longton, on Saturday. Organiser Jude Davies, who is a professional midwifery advocate, said: “I wanted to do something that would bring everyone together, create a positive atmosphere and raise money.” “The photoshoot had been planned for the weekend after Sam’s body was found, so out of respect we decided to … [Read more...] about NHS workers pose for charity calendar in memory of midwife Samantha Eastwood
TOP Gear host Matt LeBlanc shocked fans by quitting the show in a disastrous blow for BBC bosses. The former Friends star, 50, said he did not want to extend his £1million-a-year contract and the next series will be his last. Who's in the running to replace him? James Martin James was born in June 1972 in Malton, North Yorkshire to farmer parents who worked on the Castle Howard estate. He struggled at school as he suffered from dyslexia and later studied catering at Scarborough Technical College. James furthered his chef training in France, where he worked at three Michelin star restaurants, before joining Anthony Worrall Thompson's Kensington eatery. At the age of 22, he became the head chef at the Hotel du Vin in Winchester before starting a TV career on Ready Steady Cook and the Big Breakfast. James fronted the BBC show Saturday Kitchen from 2006 to 2016. In addition, he has been on shows including Sweet Baby James, The Great British Village, James Martin's Food Map … [Read more...] about Who will be the new Top Gear host, why is Matt LeBlanc quitting and why did Chris Evans leave the BBC show?
The spirit of Christmas is being brought to life with an online Advent calendar featuring 25 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers from parishes across Scotland which starts today. A new film is being released each day, reflecting on a word relating to a different aspect of the season. The tone ranges from joyful to spiritual and some tackle difficult topics such as domestic violence and loneliness. They are aimed at anyone seeking the true festive spirit amid the “rampant commercialism” which now dominates the weeks of Advent.The first video, on December 1, features the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, reflecting on the theme of “Journey” at Glasgow’s Queen Street train station.He also features in the last video, due to be released on Christmas Day, reflecting on the theme of “Shelter” at the site of Glasgow’s former Rottenrow maternity Hospital, where he was born. He said: … [Read more...] about Kirk launches online Advent calendar
PUBLISHED: 21:00 18 April 2018 Debbie McMorran Debbie McMorran with Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, and her daughter Evie. Archant If you’ve had children, or if anyone you know has had children, or indeed just if you’ve worked with other people within the last few years - you may well have had experience of flexible working, or the idea of changing your working hours upon returning to work after having children. Debbie McMorran with Danielle Wellington of MilknFizz The requirement and need to have flexibility in the workplace seems to be growing rapidly. With more and more women filling pivotal roles within businesses, it only makes sense that they are wanting to return to these roles following periods of maternity leave. Although they may not be wanting to leave their previous roles, they may also be wanting to have more flexibility in their working hours, to allow for picking their children up from childcare, or indeed to allow them to spend more time with … [Read more...] about Column: How flex appeal is becoming the new standard for working mums