• Best gardening gifts for Christmas 2019 - top present ideas for keen gardeners
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    Best gardening gifts for Christmas 2019 - top present ideas for keen gardeners

    Everyone has a gardening lover in their life, and the tools they use can range from the most expensive secateurs to the simplest pot.

  • How to choose a Christmas tree: A complete guide to real vs artificial
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    How to choose a Christmas tree: A complete guide to real vs artificial

    Did you know that Martin Luther is said to have invented the modern Christmas tree? Legend has it that the scourge of medieval Catholicism had the idea while walking through a forest at night, where the starry night sky was glistening through the trees. Inspired, Luther chopped down a tree, took it home, and decorated it with candles to recreate the effect.

  • National HIV Testing Week: How to get yourself checked for HIV
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    National HIV Testing Week: How to get yourself checked for HIV

    Right now there are more than 100,000 people in the UK living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the incurable illness that damages the cells in the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight everyday infections.Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the name given to describe the potentially life-threatening infections that can happen as a result of an immune system that has been damaged by the HIV virus and early diagnosis is crucial to prevent these from developing.

  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie to spend Christmas with duchess's mother Doria Ragland
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    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie to spend Christmas with duchess's mother Doria Ragland

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, are to spend their first Christmas as a family with the duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland.Members of the royal family traditionally spend the yuletide period with the Queen on her Sandringham Estate, where they attend the Christmas morning service at St Mary Magdalene church.

  • Tyson Fury opens up about having suicidal thoughts: ‘I didn’t care about anything or anybody’
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    Tyson Fury opens up about having suicidal thoughts: ‘I didn’t care about anything or anybody’

    Professional boxer Tyson Fury has opened up about experiencing severe mental health issues, which resulted in him contemplating taking his own life.While speaking with television presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on ITV’s This Morning, Fury said he has had suicidal thoughts since around 2012, having previously experienced periods of depression.

  • This is why women still need Equal Pay Day
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    This is why women still need Equal Pay Day

    If you are a woman, today should be your last working day of the year as this is when you stop getting paid.While many will claim that the gender pay gap is not a real thing, according to the World Economic Forum, there is no country in the world where women make as much as men for doing the same work.

  • World Diabetes Day 2019: What causes diabetes, what are the different types and how can it be treated?
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    World Diabetes Day 2019: What causes diabetes, what are the different types and how can it be treated?

    With the number of people with diabetes in the UK doubling over the past two decades, it’s important that people are educated on the symptoms, causes and effects of the chronic condition.There are currently around 3.7 million diagnosed cases of diabetes across the country, with many at risk of developing some forms of the disease due to factors such as childhood obesity.

  • Nike to stop selling shoes and clothing on Amazon
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    Nike to stop selling shoes and clothing on Amazon

    Nike has announced it will no longer sell its products on Amazon, ending a pilot scheme that began in 2017.For many years, Nike products sold on Amazon were mostly unofficial and counterfeits sold by third party vendors, meaning the brand had little control over how the items were listed, what information was available and whether they were real.

  • Equal Pay Day 2019: What is the gender pay gap and how is it different from equal pay?
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    Equal Pay Day 2019: What is the gender pay gap and how is it different from equal pay?

    Thursday 14 November is Equal Pay Day in the UK, a day that marks the time of the year from which women are effectively working for free due to the gender pay gap.In April, thousands of British companies published their latest gender pay gap figures, revealing the percentage difference between the average hourly earnings for men and women.

  • Chrissy Teigen's reaction to John Legend being named the ‘sexiest man alive’ is hilarious
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    Chrissy Teigen's reaction to John Legend being named the ‘sexiest man alive’ is hilarious

    Model Chrissy Teigen has responded hilariously to her husband, singer John Legend, being named “sexiest man alive”.After been granted the title by People magazine, the 10-time Grammy Award winner said he felt “excited” and “a little scared” by the pressure of following in the footsteps of actor Idris Elba, who was crowned “sexiest man alive” last year.

  • Musician Moby has ‘Animal Rights’ tattooed on his arms to mark 32 years as a vegan
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    Musician Moby has ‘Animal Rights’ tattooed on his arms to mark 32 years as a vegan

    Musician Moby has shared his latest ink on Instagram, revealing he has had the words “animal rights” tattooed down his arms.The producer and animal rights activist explained in the post’s caption that he decided to get the bold tattoo in commemoration of his 32nd year as a vegan.

  • Watch Sarah Ferguson ride a scooter suitcase laughing and smiling during a Beijing visit
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    Watch Sarah Ferguson ride a scooter suitcase laughing and smiling during a Beijing visit

    The Duchess of York is living her best life right now.

  • British man becomes first to run marathon in every single country in world
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    British man becomes first to run marathon in every single country in world

    An endurance runner from Dorset has become the first person to run a marathon in every country in the world.Nick Butter said he felt “reborn” after setting the world record of running the 26.2 mile race in all 196 United Nations-recognised countries following completion of the Athens Classic Marathon in Greece on 10 November.

  • Around 1.4m people in Britain using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions, poll finds
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    Around 1.4m people in Britain using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions, poll finds

    Approximately 1.4m British people are using “street cannabis” to treat medically-diagnosed chronic health conditions, a poll has found.Previous research estimated between 50,000 and 1.1m people in the UK regularly use cannabis bought illegally as a form of medicinal treatment.

  • One in four Britons say they don’t like themselves
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    One in four Britons say they don’t like themselves

    One in four Britons says they do not like the person they are according to a new survey by YouGov.The study of 3,450 adults asked Brits whether they liked themselves and although 73 per cent said yes, 25 per cent said they did not.

  • Stella McCartney criticised for promoting coat worn by Meghan Markle during Remembrance Sunday service
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    Stella McCartney criticised for promoting coat worn by Meghan Markle during Remembrance Sunday service

    Stella McCartney has been criticised for sharing an Instagram post about the coat worn by the Duchess of Sussex for the Remembrance Day service.On Sunday 10 November, the Duchess joined other members of the royal family at the Cenotaph war memorial in London to pay her respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict.

  • Met Gala 2020: What is the theme, when is it and who are the co-chairs?
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    Met Gala 2020: What is the theme, when is it and who are the co-chairs?

    Widely regarded as one of the most significant sartorial fixtures of the year, the annual Met Gala never fails to spark excitement among fashion aficionados.From the imaginative theme and carefully-curated exhibition to the appearance of some of the world's most famous faces, the event always delivers a spectacle.

  • Breast cancer survivor criticises ‘fluffy’ pink charity ribbons: ‘Cancer isn’t fun, pretty, sexy or pink’
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    Breast cancer survivor criticises ‘fluffy’ pink charity ribbons: ‘Cancer isn’t fun, pretty, sexy or pink’

    A breast cancer survivor and charity founder says pink ribbons should not be used to symbolise the disease because there is nothing “fun, pretty, sexy or pink” about it.Audrey Birt, who founded Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland, said the pink ribbon misrepresents the impact the disease has on patients.

  • Phoebe Waller Bridge defends going out in her pyjamas: ‘I maintain the right to leave the house looking s***’
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    Phoebe Waller Bridge defends going out in her pyjamas: ‘I maintain the right to leave the house looking s***’

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge says despite winning BAFTA and Emmy awards, writing James Bond scripts and achieving global fame, she still reserves the right to go out wearing pyjamas.The actress and producer – who was responsible for the iconic outfits featured on Jodie Comer’s character, Villanelle, in Killing Eve – told Vogue magazine: “I maintain the right to leave the house looking like s***, in my pyjamas.

  • Best gardening gifts for Christmas
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    Best gardening gifts for Christmas

    Everyone has someone in their life who enjoys gardening, and the tools they use can range from the most expensive secateurs to the simplest pot.

  • Stressed? These 12 products might help you feel calmer
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    Stressed? These 12 products might help you feel calmer

    From weighted blankets to lavender infused oils - here are all the products to help restore a sense of calm.

  • Things to do this Christmas 2019: the best family events and festive days out across the UK
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    Things to do this Christmas 2019: the best family events and festive days out across the UK

    Few families take the same approach to the holiday season, For some, Christmas is all about the day itself – the gifts, the feast, the mid-afternoon nap in front of It’s A Wonderful Life.

  • Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal
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    Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal

    Prada has signed a deal worth €50m (£43m) with financial services company Crédit Agricole Group in an effort to champion sustainability.The five-year sustainability loan, which is reportedly the first of its kind in the luxury industry, allows for the Italian fashion house to alter its interest rates on an annual basis if it achieves certain eco-friendly objectives.

  • Victoria Derbyshire reveals struggle with depression that left her ‘absolutely knackered’
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    Victoria Derbyshire reveals struggle with depression that left her ‘absolutely knackered’

    Victoria Derbyshire has opened up about struggling with depression, revealing the condition left her feeling “absolutely knackered” and doubting her abilities at work.Speaking at a women in business event in London on Monday, the BBC presenter explained she burst into tears in front of her doctor as a result of the exhaustion and anxiety she was suffering from.

  • Bad sleep ‘can increase emotional stress levels by up to a third’
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    Bad sleep ‘can increase emotional stress levels by up to a third’

    Suffering from poor sleep can increase an individual’s emotional stress levels by up to a third, a new study has claimed.Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley recently conducted an investigation to explore how bad sleep can impact a person’s mental wellbeing.