Month: August 2018

I Had Never Heard Of Antenatal Depression – Now I Know It's Very Real

I’m two and a half months pregnant. I’m gearing up to fake smile and prove myself to a professional. I’m terrified she will think that I don’t want to be pregnant as I lacked any kind of plausible enthusiasm.  Three nails bitten through later, and after what seemed like being in an adrenaline vacuum in Read More

Yes, Foreign Aid Works – But Is It Working For Women?

It was welcome earlier this week to hear the Prime Minister say that foreign aid “works.” But whilst her speech covered topics as diverse as climate change and curbing terrorism, basic points about women and girls’ rights got little attention. So just as we welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to meeting the 0.7% aid spending Read More

Grieving Man Steals Mother-In-Law's Corpse In Funeral Parlour Heist

A man stole his mother-in-law’s corpse from a funeral parlour in Rochester, Kent, after reportedly learning that the business was going bust. According to the Kent Messenger, he became alarmed when he was unable to contact Rochester’s Butterfly Funeral Services, fearing the body wouldn’t be ready in time for the funeral service.  The doting husband Read More

Aretha Franklin's Funeral Sees Stars And Fans Gather To Say Goodbye To The Queen Of Soul

The red carpet was rolled out one last time for Aretha Franklin on Friday, as a befitting funeral for the Queen Of Soul was held. Her coffin was wheeled down a specially-laid carpet outside the Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit, as mourners gathered to pay their final respects.  Aretha’s body arrived at the venue Read More

The Worst Thing About May's Visit To Africa Wasn't The Dancing

I must not laugh at Theresa May’s dancing. I must not laugh at Theresa May’s dancing. Okay, I admit it. I laughed at her dancing. I tried not to watch and yet I’ve now watched the version set to drum and bass and even rather enjoyed the dub version. But, apart from tentatively throwing some shapes, Read More

Islamic State Terrorist Jailed For Life For Plotting To Assassinate Theresa May

An Islamic State (IS) terrorist has been jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years for a plot to kill Theresa May. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, planned to bomb the gates of 10 Downing Street, kill guards and then attack the Prime Minister with a knife or gun. He had pledged allegiance to IS and Read More

BT Insists A ‘3,000-Deals-A-Year Drug Phone’ Is Actually Being Used ‘By Tourists’

BT has insisted the most heavily-used payphone in Nottingham is being utilised by “tourists”, despite it not being near any notable attractions and claims by locals it is actually visited by “congregations of drug users”. The booth in The Bridgeway Centre makes 3,000 calls a year, around eight times the national average. Chris Brummitt from the Read More

Is Champagne Going To Dry Out?

Source: New feedIs Champagne Going To Dry Out? Read More

This Is How Long It Takes People To Say 'I Love You' For The First Time

Saying “I love you” for the first time can be nerve-wracking. Do you go with your gut and say it as soon as the thought strikes? Or do you play it cool through fear of rejection?  New research from dating site eHarmony suggests a lot of us like to hedge our bets, with people in Read More

Around 1,500 Jobs At Risk As Homebase Gets Approval To Close Stores

Homebase has secured approval from creditors to close 42 stores, putting around 1,500 jobs at risk. The retailer is closing the stores via a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a controversial insolvency procedure used by struggling firms to shut under-performing shops. More than 95% of landlords to the struggling chain voted to approve the proposal at Read More

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