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Cindy Gallop: Meet the woman who wants you to join the social sexual revolution

I first met Cindy Gallop after watching 40 minutes of sex. At a recent event at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, Cindy, with her signature blonde bob and black jumpsuit, took to the stage. She introduced her company, Make Love Not Porn, and told us we were about to watch real couples having real sex. It was a celebration of ...

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Emma Thompson not doing Love Actually 2 because of Alan Rickman: 'It would be too sad'

Emma Thompson has confirmed what we suspected, that she isn’t going to be in the Love Actually mini-sequel not because of scheduling conflicts, but simply because it wouldn’t be right. Writer-director considered writing a narrative for Karen without Harry, but ultimately decided against it. “Richard wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’, ...

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Brazilian court issues arrest warrant for Pele's son on drug trafficking and money laundering charges

A Brazilian court has requested the arrest of Pele’s son, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, for association to drug trafficking and money laundering.  Edinho, as the son of the former footballer is known, has yet to be arrested after Friday’s ruling.  The Sao Paulo state court decided that Edinho’s previous sentence of 33 years in jail should be reduced to 12 ...

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It's time to put the fitness trackers down – Silicon Valley is exploiting our fear of ageing

Another week, another modern myth has been demolished. In pursuit of the holy grail of longevity, millions of disciples have taken to – not prayer, meditation, or fasting – but pounding 10,000 steps a day. This affliction has gripped most of my friends and even I succumbed, until the expensive tracking device on my wrist fell off (on a walk, ...

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UK first and second class stamp prices to increase in March, announces Royal Mail

Royal Mail has announced that the price of stamps in the UK is set to increase from the end of March. From 27 March, the price of a First Class stamp will rise by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p. Postage for a large First Class letter will increase by 2p to ...

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Just look to the Stoke by-election to see real democracy in action

The focus of attention for the Stoke by-election will be on the performances of the major parties, but surely the key result was the BNP candidate being beaten by The Incredible Flying Brick (Official Monster Raving Loony Party). Now that is truly democracy in action. Bernard Cudd Address supplied More self-reflection shouldn’t be too hard for a narcissist Michael Gove ...

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Sam Allardyce hopes 'fitter' Crystal Palace will benefit from break to pull away from relegation battle

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is hoping that a fortnight’s rest will have given his struggling side a chance to address their poor form. The Eagles sit 19th in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s visit of fellow strugglers Middlesbrough – having taken just four points out of the 24 on offer since Allardyce was appointed in December. The 62-year-old ...

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Washington governor bans employees from helping Donald Trump's immigration crackdown

A state governor has banned his employees from cooperating with Donald Trump’s policies on immigration. Jay Inslee signed an executive order that bars the state of Washington’s agencies from denying services to people based on their citizenship or legal status and from helping detain immigrants for breaking civil rules. It came after memos were released by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly showing ...

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Obamacare support reaches record high as Republicans push for repeal

Support for Obamacare has reached its highest level since it was introduced in 2010, weeks after Donald Trump signed an executive order to kickstart the dismantling of the healthcare law.  For the first time since its introduction, the Affordable Care Act, championed by Mr Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, has majority approval at 54 per cent, according to the latest Pew ...

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Jose Mourinho wears 'CR' initials in show of solidarity with sacked Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri

Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, showed his support for the former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri by wearing his counterpart’s initials on a polo shirt during his press conference on Friday. The east Midlands club announced Ranieri’s departure on Thursday night despite overcome 5,000-1 odds to win the Premier League title nine months ago. Mourinho faced a similar fate ...

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