Illustrator spends five years drawing comical cartoons of everyday life with his wife and daughter

An illustrator has spent the last five years drawing cartoons that capture the joys and tribulations of everyday life with his wife and daughter. Pete Duffield, 38, from Brighton, transforms the time he spends with girlfriend Kellie Gage and their daughter Poppy into cartoon alter egos, which he shares with more than 70,000 followers on Instagram.  A tradition that began ...

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Majority of Americans would give up alcohol to see Donald Trump impeached, finds survey

It is no secret giving up alcohol is trying. There is even a whole charity industry – Sober October and Dry January – which has sprung up in recent years to monopolise on people’s struggle to relinquish booze. This makes it all the more significant and telling that increasing numbers of Americans are willing to give up drinking if it means ...

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Manny Pacquiao says fight will be 'very boring' as he angles for a rematch

Manny Pacquiao has claimed he has no interest in the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, and has warned fans it will be a “very boring” evening, as he angles for his own rematch with the undefeated American. Pacquaio, 38, is currently preparing for his WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn, and took time out of his ...

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Donald Trump accuses CNN of 'fake news' after three reporters resign over retracted Russia story

Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on CNN after three journalists resigned over a retracted story on Russia. “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign,” the President wrote on Twitter. “What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!” Mr Trump followed his statement with retweets calling CNN the ...

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EU nationals in the UK will have to have superior rights than British citizens after Brexit, says Sir Keir Starmer

Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary has said that EU nationals living in the UK should enjoy greater rights than their British neighbours. Sir Keir Starmer told the BBC’s Today Programme that the controversial £18,600 income threshold for visas for foreign spouses that is currently applied to Brits should not be applied to EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit, which ...

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As Northern Ireland is handed £1bn by Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt is sneaking in a fresh round of brutal NHS cuts

A weak Prime Minister and unstable government have this week been forced to allocate extra cash to Northern Ireland in return for votes in the House of Commons. There isn’t a penny piece extra, however, for public services in the rest of the UK. In fact, and with the ink barely dry on this cash-for-votes deal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ...

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North Korea is now able to hit Japan with nuclear missile, says Japanese newspaper

North Korea now appears able to hit Japan with a nuclear missile, a Tokyo-based newspaper has reported. The secretive state caused alarm in May when it test-fired a projectile in the direction of Japan. The intermediate-range missile flew for 30 minutes before crashing into the Sea of Japan, the stretch of water that separates the countries. A source familiar with ...

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Emma Thompson on new film Alone in Berlin, global warming and getting out of her comfort zone

Emma Thompson can still remember a request from her mother – and sometime co-star – actress Phyllida Law: “Please don’t play another good woman in a frock!’” Thompson has, to be fair, made a respectable career out of this particular period drama archetype. Films like Merchant Ivory’s The Remains of the Day and Howard’s End, for which she won an ...

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If John McEnroe really wanted to make a feminist critique of Serena Williams, this is what he should have said

There are men in this world who labour under the illusion that saying the mystic words “I am a feminist” casts a magic force field around them through which no claims of sexism may pass through. This was the spell evoked by the former foul-mouthed bad boy of tennis John McEnroe when he showed his sensitive side two weeks ago ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for 'major national investigation' after cladding on 95 buildings have now failed tests

Theresa May has called for a “major national investigation” after results showed cladding on 95 buildings has now failed tests being undertaken in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Prime Minister made the proposal at cabinet on Tuesday, after hearing how every single piece of cladding tested so far on buildings from 32 different local authorities has been ...

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