Lily Allen posted an Instagram story showing herself getting ready in the bathroom for a Brit awards after-party on Wednesday night: pretty routine behaviour for a #relatable singer in 2019. "Literally lightening my nipples right now..." the topless 33-year-old told her 1 million followers, as a makeup artist applied body makeup to Allen's breasts, before briefing viewers even more intimately about her body hair. Presumably Georgie just wanted to ensure Lily avoided a (what-would-have-been-widely-deemed) "wardrobe malfunction" but by publicly plucking the star's nipple hair, she shed light on a regular, yet undiscussed, part of many women's beauty regimes.
The memoir BBC presenter Rachael Bland wrote for her son has been published posthumously, following her death in September 2018. In November 2016, Bland was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a lumpectomy and a mastectomy, she was informed in 2018 that the cancer had become incurable.
Amanda Huggins wins our weekly travel writing competition, and £250, for her tale of a trip on one of the world’s most eccentric trains.
Video footage has emerged of a jumbo jet pilot taking a nap in the cockpit mid-flight. The pilot is believed to be a senior officer for China Airlines, the national carrier of Taiwan. According to local media, he has been disciplined by China Airlines for breaching flight safety.
A Virgin Atlantic jet set a new speed record on Monday, flying from LA to London in just over nine hours, after a powerful jet stream propelled it faster than the speed of sound.
The key to powering through the last few weeks of winter is keeping yourself busy. Whether that's planning a long weekend in a new city or a date night at the French restaurant down the street, you want to sprinkle your iCal with a few events that'll keep your mind off whatever Mother Nature's throwing your way. And the easiest way to punctuate an otherwise average work week is to call the salon, and book yourself a haircut.
America’s newest national park - its 61st in all - is a 15,000-acre expanse of rolling dunes, freshwater beaches and oak savannah that’s home to scores of rare plants and more than 350 species of bird. It’s also got a rather amusing name.
With parts of the UK starting to experience higher temperatures in the lead up to spring, hay fever sufferers may struggle to spend time outdoors without their symptoms flaring up. Pollen count varies day by day depending on the weather. When you check the weather forecast, the information provided will include the daily pollen count.
Let’s be honest, maternity wear has a big image problem. It’s as if the powers that be have decided that the minute you see that little blue line on the stick, you are suddenly gripped by an obsession with mumsy florals, monochrome, chintzy prints and the sort of inoffensive pastel shades that were beloved by Hyacinth Bucket, rather than the nuanced pastel hues hot footing it down the runways for this spring/summer. There are some solid high street finds, from the excellent Asos range to Topshop’s small but trend-led collection of maternity wear, and of course Next, Marks and Spencer and Gap.
Update (21st February): Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to Chicago authorities, according to a tweet from The Associated Press. Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief Communications Officer for the Chicago Police Department, also confirmed that police currently have Smollett in custody. Wednesday evening, the Chicago Police Department confirmed on Twitter that charges of disorderly conduct had been brought against Smollett for allegedly filing a false police report.
Travellers can get cheap flights by booking two one-way tickets rather than a return fare, according to new research. The cheapest deals for these cheap fares are usually found around two months in advance, according to Kayak, while December flights are up to 16 per cent cheaper.
This year marks 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in the Garden City, and with a host of birthday celebrations happening around the island city-state, there has never been a better time to go.
It's been an unusual week in politics – for the first time in what feels like forever, Theresa May's dismal attempts to secure a Brexit deal hasn't been the main thing on commentators' lips. Instead, "The Independent Group", a breakaway group of anti-Brexit MPs from Labour and now the Conservatives too, has been front and centre – and the new party's numbers look set to grow over the coming days, according to reports on Thursday morning. Who are the Independent Group?