'Dragons Den' Businessman, Crystal Palace Boss, Steve Parish Stands Down, Replaced By Vitabiotics Boss Tej Lalvani

One of the Dragons in this year’s Den has departed before filming a single episode. Businessman Steve Parish, the part owner and chairman of Crystal Palace FC, who had been due to take part in the show’s 15th series to be aired later this year, has today announced he’ll no longer be taking part, because he can’t devote the time ...

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What Is A Mugwump? Try Our Quiz To Find Out If You Are One

The people of Britain collectively took to Google to find out what exactly a “mugwump” is after Boris Johnson broke his silence since the calling of the snap General Election. He describes the Labour leader as a “benign herbivore” and a “mutton-headed mugwump” capable only of “meandering and nonsensical” speeches. NurPhoto via Getty Images Boris Johnson branded Jeremy Corbyn a ‘mutton-headed mugwump’ ...

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Iraqi Forces Recapture Ancient Site Of Hatra 'Levelled' By Islamic State

Iraq paramilitary forces have seized the ancient site of Hatra from the so-called Islamic State militants and like other sites of archaeological significance previously held by the terror group, it has been significantly damaged.  The 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul was “completely liberated” on Wednesday with Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces saying they had regained the ...

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Woman Who Couldn't Climb Stairs Due To Weight Loses 12 Stone

A woman who became so heavy she couldn’t climb stairs and was forced to spend four years sleeping on her sofa has revealed her amazing transformation after shedding 12 stone. At her 27st 10lb heaviest, Clare Sims, 40, from Bristol, wore a size 32. Unable to make the stairs to bed, she slept on the sofa, with her loyal courier ...

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How To Survive Your Grief

It’s been nearly two years since my husband Rob passed away by suicide, proving that time can be both elastic and uncompromising. Elastic in that if I close my eyes, I can almost hear his voice in the next room. Uncompromising in that time moves on, relentlessly, even when I haven’t been ready to let go or accept that he ...

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Met Office Forecasts UK Weather Will Perk Up From Friday

It’s been a brrrrisk week as far as the weather is concerned (-5.6C overnight in Sennybridge, Wales and just above freezing in London!) but starting tomorrow you should be safe to shed a layer or two. Friday will generally be a dry day, with some sunny spells and light showers in coastal areas. In patches of prolonged sunshine we could ...

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‘Masterchef’ Viewers Are Losing It Over Chef Shaun Rankin’s Pronunciation Of ‘Chorizo’, But Who’s Right?

How do you pronounce ‘chorizo’? That is the question ‘Masterchef’ viewers have been debating after a top chef gave his own spin on the pronunciation of the word. Chef Shaun Rankin featured on Wednesday’s edition of the BBC food competition when he was heard telling the 12 remaining contestants that the dish they would be cooking contained “chorizo puree” and ...

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Jaco Steals The Show On BBC Breakfast While Raising Awareness Of Autism With His Dad Richard Mylan

Richard Mylan and his son Jaco are on a mission to raise awareness about the common but often misunderstood condition, autism.  And if the response to their BBC Breakfast appearance, on Thursday 27 April, is anything to go by, they’re well on their way to achieving their aim. Jaco, 11, appeared alongside his father to discuss their documentary ‘Richard And ...

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Will Young 'Becomes Mindfulnesss Coach', Offering Meditation Tips To Festival-Goers

Will Young is reportedly planning to add another string to his bow, with claims he’s to become a “mindfulness coach”. The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star will reportedly tour the UK later this year, giving talks to people who are hoping to become more skilled in the practise of meditation. An insider told The Sun: “His new move might be ...

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Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

This week in St James’s Palace, three students – one an Italian and two Spanish – received a prestigious award from His Royal Highness The Duke of York. Valeria Kormysh, Jesus Diaz and Oriol Iglesias Grau, studying at London Metropolitan University, were named the winners of the Big Idea Challenge, one of the UK’s fastest growing social enterprise competitions. Their ...

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