ZOE Ball ’s dad Johnny admits he won't be listening to her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show when she takes over from Chris Evans in the mornings. Zoe, 47, becomes the BBC’s highest-paid woman after landing £1.2million a year to host the programme and though her dad he is adamant it will be success, Johnny says he's a loyal Radio 4 fan. Zoe takes over from Chris Evans for £1.2million a year Zoe Ball has been unveiled as Chris Evans' replacement on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show TV personality and maths whiz Johnny, 80, told The Mirror: “I do tune into her things. "You don’t follow each other religiously. “It’s just her career and it’s wonderful. When I listen to the radio, it’s Radio 4.” Zoe is the Breakfast Show’s first female DJ, and Johnny added: “It’s the age of the women. "She seldom drops a clanger.” Johnny knows the Strictly: It Takes Two host does an incredible job - as he was told so … [Read more...] about Zoe Ball’s dad admits he won’t listen to his daughter’s new breakfast show when she takes over from Chris Evans
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A WOMAN lost a huge chunk of her cheek and lower lip in 2013 when a dentist who was taking out a wisdom tooth slipped and fell. Kayley McEwan, 31, was left in agony and with permanent nerve damage after the dentist, who was meant to be extracting two wisdom teeth, sliced into her face. Dr Olugbenga Olusanya, from Blue Cross Dental Care in Watford, slipped while pulling at Kayley's tooth. The appraisals assistant, from Watford, Herts, needed four stitches to close the huge wound on her left cheek, measuring 7cm wide by 5.5cm long from her lip to her jaw. She has permanent numbness to the left side of her mouth and was recently awarded £22,000 in compensation. She said: "It took Dr Olusanya so long to extract that one tooth that I was in the chair for over an hour. "The anaesthetic had to be topped up twice because it took so long. "As soon as I left I was immediately sick and was still bleeding from my cheek. "I didn't have any initial concerns about Dr Olusanya. "I'd been referred … [Read more...] about Dentist cut out a chunk of woman’s lip AND cheek when he slipped holding pliers during op
There are two things New Delhi marketing executive Khyati Malhotra never leaves home without: Her taser and a pepper spray.It’s just part of the investment she makes to stay safe in a country where crimes reported against women have surged over 80 percent in a decade and deadly cases of sexual violence often roil cities and villages. So a chunk of Malhotra’s salary goes into a car and driver to avoid the dangers of public transport, where women are cat-called, groped and assaulted.In Bangalore, Vidya Laxman, an executive at a multinational in India, pays for a battalion of household help and security cameras to keep her children safe. Sajna Nair of Delhi figures she’s lost almost $200,000 in earnings after quitting a bank job because she couldn’t find safe childcare for her daughter.In recent months, the rape, torture and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the state of Jammu, an 11-year-old in Gujarat and the rape of 16-year-old in Uttar Pradesh have laid … [Read more...] about Sexual Violence is Holding Back the Rise of India
Daniel Ricciardo produced a crushing qualifying performance to secure his first pole position in two years for tomorrow's Monaco Grand Prix. Ricciardo has been in imperious form all weekend and he saw off Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with a record-breaking lap of the Monte Carlo street circuit. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will line up in third after crucially splitting the Ferrari duo, with Kimi Raikkonen a place behind. Max Verstappen should have challenged his Red Bull team-mate for pole, but he failed to complete a single lap in qualifying after crashing out at the high-speed swimming pool section in final practice. The Dutchman's mechanics worked furiously to repair the damage on his Red Bull, but they failed to turn his car around in time, and he will start from last place. Verstappen's crash in the closing moments of running this morning marked his fifth big error in only six grands prix this season, and his fifth smash in four years in Monte Carlo. … [Read more...] about Dominant Daniel Ricciardo takes Monaco Grand Prix pole for Red Bull
It is fair to say that the regular Volkswagen Golf is one of the best all-round buys – competitively priced when new and holding its value well. Does ditching an internal combustion engine make it a better day-to-day bet than a bespoke electric car? Our car: Volkswagen e-Golf List price when new: £32,730 (excluding PICG grant) Price as tested: £35,490 (excluding PICG grant) Official fuel economy: n/a Read more long-term tests May 24th, 2018 If buyers are going to adopt electric cars, some familiarity will be helpful. There’s almost nothing more familiar on the road than a Volkswagen Golf, so the e-Golf variant is the perfect vehicle in which to experience battery-powered daily driving. I’ve been driving electric cars for years, but almost all my previous experiences have involved single test drives, after which I’ve been able to walk away, leaving someone else to worry about charging. Living in a terraced south London … [Read more...] about Volkswagen e-Golf – long-term test: is the family hatchback still one of the best when it’s electrified?