Music Box session #10 – Joe Fox

Unbelievably we’ve reached Session #10 of Music Box, which means this is our last one of the first season with a featured new artist (we’ve got something big to wrap things up arriving at the end of the week). So it’s cool that we get to round off Music Box with Joe Fox, one of my favourite new artists and ...

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Theresa May described as 'Richard Nixon and Cersei Lanninster hybrid' by Labour shadow minister

Theresa May is behaving like a hybrid of Richard Nixon and the murderous Game of Thrones Queen Cersei Lannister, according to the shadow foreign secretary.  Emily Thornberry made the comparison after calling/ the Prime Minister’s accusations about EU leaders trying to influence the general election “preposterous, paranoid and xenophobic”.  Cersei Lannister is a murderous queen from the Game of Thrones franchise and Richard Nixon is the only US president ...

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'Coronation Street' Star Shayne Ward Rules Out Shirtless Scenes

‘Coronation Street’ actor Shayne Ward has said he’s in no rush to strip off on the soap, claiming he feels there is too much pressure on actors to keep in shape. The former ‘X Factor’ winner joined the soap as factory boss Aidan Connor in 2015, and since then has enjoyed a number of on-screen romances with Weatherfield residents. However, ...

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9 Things Not To Say To Parents Going Through IVF

Going through IVF treatment can be one of the most draining things you could possibly do, emotionally and physically. And while the end results are more than worth it, the whole process is made needlessly more difficult by having to field a bombardment of stupid comments and questions by other people who think you just don’t understand how to conceive a ...

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How To Talk About Death

When someone close to you gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, the news is devastating for everyone concerned. Supporting each other through this difficult time is essential, and though it can be tough, it’s important to be able to have honest conversations about dying. Knowing a person’s wishes around their death – such as where they would like to die – ...

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Struggling To Save For Retirement

All political parties are courting the votes of older voters. Perhaps not surprisingly given the bulge in the population as the baby boomers reach their 70s, and the historically higher turnout among those over 50, who are a third more likely to vote. And yet much of the undercurrent of political and public debate is that the baby boomers are ...

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The Consequences Of The Bank Of Mum And Dad Are Far Reaching And Long Term

Yesterday we learned that the Bank of Mum and Dad is handing out as much money as the ninth biggest mortgage lender, paying out £6.5 billion helping first-time home buyers. This is hardly a surprise – getting on the housing ladder is far less affordable for young people today than it was for their parents. With an election in touching ...

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The Emergence Of Meta-Jihad: Why Defeating Isis Won't End The Plague Of Terrorism

With Isis losing more and more territory each day, inching towards its territorial death, we mustn’t fall into the delusion that this could spell the end for radical Islamist terrorism or even the end of Isis; the same analytical error that was made when Bin Laden was killed. On the other hand, as Isis nears its territorial collapse, we must ...

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Madeleine McCann Theories Examined Ahead Of 10 Years On Documentary

It has been 10 years since the McCann family was plunged into a nightmare when three-year-old Madeleine went missing from their holiday resort in Portugal’s Praia da Luz. The little girl vanished in 2007 from the apartment as her parents dined with friends at a tapas bar nearby. Kate and Gerry McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, have previously spoken of their ...

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Madeleine McCann's 10th Anniversary: Three Other Families Still Searching For Missing Children

Over the past ten years the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has become one of the world’s best known mysteries. While details of the case can be recited by most of us, and despite millions spent on the search, Madeleine’s whereabouts still remain unknown. But with 135,382 people reported missing in England and Wales last year alone, the McCann’s predicament is one felt by many ...

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