Bim Afolami Follow 6 March 2019 • 4:00pm I met my wife Henrietta when we were both working in the City. I went on to be elected as a Conservative MP in 2017, whilst she worked for the Government as a litigator, before training as a mediator. Smart and beautiful, she now runs her own business, the brilliantly successful mediation practice “In Place of Strife” - we have three children under five years old, and are both very committed to our careers. Yet she does most of the work at home and with the children. She is the one who books GP appointments, takes the children to birthday parties and keeps in touch with the grandparents. If there is a clash between work commitments and family, Henrietta will always put family first. Many people... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week … [Read more...] about Why don’t professional men like me do enough at home?
They are members of the most elite regiment in the Indian Army, handpicked by height and heritage from a pool of thousands and bedecked in the finest regalia. The President's Bodyguard, a 200-strong cavalry unit, have for centuries been assigned to India's uppermost VIPs, from British viceroys to modern-day heads of state. Today, the mounted regiment flank President Ram Nath Kovind on ceremonial occasions, most notably the Republic Day parade where they march at the very head of India's armed forces. Every January 26 in New Delhi, the horsemen -- draped in fine red coats, golden sashes and resplendent turbans -- escort the president to the stage and give the order for the national anthem to begin. "It is the most proud moment for me as the commandant," said Colonel Dhiraj Chengappa, who leads the regiment. Attended by world leaders and beamed across the nation of 1.25 billion, the parade showcases India's military might and is the premier state event of the year. Only the most elite … [Read more...] about All the President’s men: on parade with India’s elite bodyguards
As I lie on the sofa, the woman beside me wraps her arms around me. We are so close I can hear her heart beating as she gently strokes my hair. She isn’t a relative or even a friend – in fact, we only met a few minutes earlier. Welcome to the bizarre world of cuddle therapy, a growing wellness trend that promises to reduce stress and boost wellbeing through platonic hugging. It may sound unconventional and a bit wacky, but fans believe it is a great remedy for stress. “When I started my company, cuddle therapy was popular in America but there were very few people offering it in the UK,” says Rebekka Mikkola, founder of Nordic Cuddle. “But in two years, the business has grown and now I have 10 people working for me.” Rebekka explains hugging releases the “happy hormone” serotonin, which creates a sense of wellbeing. “As our social world becomes increasingly digital, it is easy to forget the power of touch in human relations,” … [Read more...] about Professional cuddle therapist is paid to hug strangers and stroke their hair
Men’s tennis has a habit of proclaiming a new era, and the events at the Australian Open over the last week have once again pushed the sport’s favourite topic into the spotlight. Stefanos Tsitsipas’s defeat of Roger Federer on Sunday and his subsequent progression to the semi-finals, where he’ll face another all-time great in Rafael Nadal, has been the trigger on this occasion. The 20-year-old Greek talent is exactly what men’s tennis needs – a new, young and exciting face on the way up. But is he really the signal of a new age where the likes of Federer, Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are dethroned? The man who spawned the debate this time is seven-time grand slam champion and commentator John McEnroe, who stated a “changing of the guard” was under way during his on-court interview with Tsitsipas. It was a reiteration of a point the American had made before the tournament started in Melbourne. “Expecting that others players … [Read more...] about Is Stefanos Tsitsipas’s progress at the Australian Open a sign of a changing of the guard in men’s tennis?
PUBLISHED: 19:00 22 January 2019 Vicky Angear Elliot Adams (left), Matthew Adams with daughter Gracie-Mai Adams (centre) and Phillip Adams (right) pictured together. Picture: Elliot Adams Archant Two sons will take part in the Men’s March with their dad in memory of their mum Alison who was cared for by Weston Hospicecare. Elliot Adams and his brother Matthew will walk with their dad Phillip to raise money for the hospice which supported them through the most difficult time of their lives.Elliot said: “The hospice made my mum comfortable in the most difficult time of her and my family’s life. “The hospice to me was, and is, an organisation and a home that offers support and guidance in a time where it seemed like there was none. “The staff team is truly dedicated from the clinical team in the IPU, the volunteer base and the complementary therapy staff and more.“I think the hospice represents a light to people … [Read more...] about Family trio to walk Men’s March for Weston Hospicecare