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Parents – here’s what to do if your child is choking

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Those grapes really should be chopped in half lengthways – they’re one of the most common choking hazards for kids (Picture: Getty)

Choking: this has got to one of the biggest fears of most parents. It causes many mums and dads untold anxiety about starting solid foods, makes us chop grapes in half until our kids are teenagers (or almost) and leads us to watch our little ones like a hawk while they’re learning how to eat.

Isle of ManHere's why you should go to the Isle of Man for your next family holiday

But would you actually know… Read the full story

We need child-free travel for those who hate screaming kids on flights

No one wants to sit through 8 hours of screaming, right? (Picture: YouTube Shane Townley)

There’s barely anything enjoyable about a long haul flight, in economy at least (having never flown anything but).

Cramped seating, stale air, people whacking their seats into the back of your knees.

And at the departure gate, we all scour the queue to see which people we would rather NOT be seated near.

Can’t we just scrap February half term?

If, like me, you have a few children in your party then you inevitably score low on the ‘Would like to sit next to’-ometer.

I have seen faces drop among… Read the full story

Anna Wintour age, net worth, husband, children, why she always wears sunglasses and what she looks like without them

Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour and her ubiquitous sunglasses (Picture: Getty)

Dame Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of the US Vogue – a position she has held since 1988.

She’s a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry – her steely reputation most definitely precedes her.

In fact, her nickname is ‘Nuclear Wintour’ and she hit headlines this week for refusing to take of her sunglasses despite being sat next to the Queen during a London Fashion Week show.

Here’s all you need to know about the iconic Anna Wintour…

Who is Anna Wintour?

The British-American journalist and editor was born on 3 November 1949 in Hampstead, London.

She is the eldest daughter of former Evening Standard… Read the full story

No one asked for nail art inspired by Kylie Jenner’s baby, but here it is

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Whether you think it looks cool or not, you’ve got to admit this look is more than a little impractical.

Imagine trying to munch on BBQ chicken wings and accidentally gulping down one of Kylie Jenner’s baby’s fingers.

It could happen, if you have the manicure that’s inspired by baby Stormi Webster.

Russian salon Nail Sunny are back with their kooky creations, one of which includes aunty Kim Kardashian twerking in lingerie. 

Yes that’s right, you can have bikini-clad Kim dancing away on one of your nails.

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We might not yet have seen the full face of one of the world’s most… Read the full story

Rain Dove makes history as first gender neutral model to cover Diva mag

Rain Dove is the first gender neutral model to make the cover of Diva (Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Rain Dove has made history by becoming the first gender neutral model to grace the cover of Diva magazine.

The model features on the LGBT+ magazine’s March issue, has been seen on the pages of Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan, and models both menswear and womenswear.

‘Rain is an incredible person and we are absolutely thrilled to have them on our cover this month,’ says Carrie Lyell, Diva’s editor.

‘I am immensely proud of this cover, and indeed the whole issue, which I believe is a game changer. I hope Diva readers old and new enjoy it.’

Dove believes… Read the full story

10 places to get your fried chicken fix today

10 places to get your fried chicken fix today
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So KFC has run out of chicken and there are a lot of ‘you had one job’ jokes to be made here – if it weren’t for the tragic amount of food that’s going to waste because of the DHL delivery problem.

But the availability of fried chicken is, apparently, a very serious issue, with some Londoners even resorting to calling the police.

5 new restaurants to try this February5 new London restaurants to try this February

To be clear – we don’t advise calling the emergency… Read the full story

A bump during sex could leave you with a bruised cervix

SEX INJURIES FEATURES: Cervix bruising, vaginal microtears, semen allergy
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Cervical bruising. Doesn’t sound pleasant, huh?

Bumping your cervix and making it sore as a result is actually a pretty common sex-related injury – if you have a cervix, you’ve probably experienced it to some degree.

It’s just that because most of us don’t know where exactly our cervix is, what it feels like, and where exactly we’d feel pain were it to be bruised, that you may be unaware of ever having hurt your cervix. You might not even know that cervical bruising is a risk you take whenever you get sexual.

With that in mind, let’s learn about… Read the full story

Family of five move into one bedroom caravan to travel the world

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A pair of travel mad parents have moved into a one bedroom caravan with their three kids, who will soon drop out of full time education to travel around the world.

The Binedell family moved into their mobile home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in October last year after giving up their large three bedroom home in Portugal.

Now, after returning to the UK just five months ago, the family are planning to pack their bags this August for the third time and travel the world.

Alongside selling all of their possessions, Karen, 36, and Warren, 45 – who pay £420 per month for their caravan, which is £2,000 less than… Read the full story

We’ve fallen in love with this stunning cat with a two-toned face

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We’ve fallen in love with an adorable cat who has a two-toned face.

A gorgeous two-faced (literally) cat has won our hearts with her perfectly split black and grey facial fur, which is thought to have different DNA on each side.

The gorgeous moggy has a light grey and black face which is separated down the centre with an almost flawless line.

A picture of the feline was taken by animal photographer, Jean-Michel Labat, whose Instagram is full of other photos of other animals, including more fluffy cats.

We tried the Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ B12 vegan burger

Moving Mountains 'bleeding' B12 vegan burger at Midlreds
The Moving Mountains B12 ‘bleeding’ vegan burger (Picture: Moving Mountains/Mildreds)

When we caught wind of the news that someone had developed a vegan burger patty that ‘bleeds through the middle’, we were intrigued. Very intrigued.

Last month we reported that the Moving Mountains B12 vegan burger would be making its way to iconic veggie restaurant, Mildreds in February.

The burger is made from 100% raw plant meat, and contains oyster mushrooms, beetroot juice, wheat and soy proteins, onion, coconut oil and vitamin B12.

‘Every Moving Mountains B12 burger is 100% raw plant meat, 0% cow and looks just like a regular patty’, the company claims.

‘When… Read the full story

Asda is selling a giant Cadbury Daim Easter egg

Cadbury Is Selling A Humongous Daim Easter Egg And It Looks Cracking
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Easter is coming, which means the supermarkets are already stocked up on chocolate eggs and we couldn’t be any happier to grace the aisles of Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

Though we may have to head to Asda first, as the store has just started selling a giant Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim Easter egg.

We know, it sounds incredible. And it really is.

Unlike other Cadbury Easter eggs, where you simply get a large chocolate egg shell and a selection of chocolates within it, this egg is made with actual Daim pieces, much like the sharing bars available.

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The best adult costumes for World Book Day 2018

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World Book Day is coming up on Thursday 1 March, and school kids everywhere are getting their costumes ready.

It’s not just for children, though, and adults are also encouraged to get involved, whether that’s by picking up a dusty old book or getting into character too.

Some workplaces might be organising costume days, or you might be a teacher and want to get in on the act.

Either way, there’s plenty of great costumes that you don’t need to buy in a shop.

Just get creative and use a few things you might have lying around.

Romeo or Juliet

How sex changes when you have a stoma


I have had a stoma for just over a month now. I’m not sure if my brain has processed my new body yet.

When I look in the mirror with the bag on I have to say to myself, ‘this is part of my body now’. I’m not dressing up. I can’t just take it off and not put a new one back on thinking: well that was fun, I wonder what body accessory I’ll try tomorrow.

With Mona the stoma herself, when I’m changing a bag and I see my new naked body in the mirror with a massive pink scar down my tummy and a red, fleshy intestine sticking out of my side, yes, I do think it’s weird.

I don’t know how much I think of what I see as MY body. It doesn’t look like my body. I don’t recognise it. But it’s there.

I guess I don’t mind it. It’s kind of cool and interesting and it saved my… Read the full story

Brit Awards 2018: All the celeb outfits you need to see from the red carpet

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The Brit Awards are here, and while it’s obviously all about the music, we might as well take a moment to chat about the fashion.

The night will see awards handed out, jokes from host Jack Whitehall, and performances from everyone from Dua Lipa to Ed Sheeran.

For all the music and celeb goings on, head to our Entertainment section, but if you’re just keen on finding out what everyone’s wearing to the Brit Awards, stick around here. We’ll be updating this article with everyone’s red carpet looks as they arrive.

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Maya Jama wears incredible sparkly pink Henry Holland dress on the Brit Awards red carpet

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We’re not sure why, but pink is a major theme on the Brit Awards red carpet… and we’re really into it.

While Dua Lipa went for layers of tulle and Stefflon Don went bodycon, we reckon our favourite red carpet look so far has to be Maya Jama’s.

The presenter wore a wraparound, blazer-style dress designed by Henry Holland, with fluted sleeves and all-over sparkle. Naturally, she looked glorious.

And just in case the glitter wasn’t enough, Maya added extra sparkle with some snazzy Sophia Webster shoes, along with a diamond necklace and matching earrings. Lovely.

We are so in love with Dua Lipa’s stunning pink Brit Awards dress

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Celebs are trotting down the red carpet at London’s O2 Arena for the Brit Awards 2018 as we speak, and we are getting all manner of style inspo.

One gown that is giving us serious heart eyes is Dua Lipa’s epic strapless pink frou frou number.

The girl’s made history with five Brits nominations, which no female has ever had before. Yas kween.

She’s up for best album, best single (for New Rules, obvs), best female, best video, and breakthrough.

We’ve got a feeling the 22-year-old will have a lot to celebrate tonight so we reckon she’ll be glad she picked such an epic dress.

Can’t wait to see… Read the full story

A guide to vegan chocolate bars on the high street

The vegan chocolate bar guide
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When people find out you’re vegan, the first thing that usually comes out of their mouth is, ‘Oh, I couldn’t do it, I’d miss [insert food here]’.

Often, that food is chocolate. Which is weird, because there’s so much great vegan chocolate on the market.

Sure, there’s no exact taste replacement for Dairy Milk, but there’s a whole other world of chocolate to explore, that can be just as delicious and just as creamy.

Tip – when it comes to plain dark chocolate, you’ll find that most supermarket own brand versions are actually dairy-free, so get scanning those labels. (Sainsbury’s Basics dark chocolate bar is… Read the full story

McDonald’s has launched a Big Brekkie Burger – but it’s not available in the UK

McDonald's Launches 'Big Brekkie Burger' And It Looks Incredible picture: Metro.co.uk
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McDonald’s chains in Australia have just launched the Big Brekkie Burger and we’re so ready to pack up our stuff and book a flight over there to try it.

According to McDonald’s Australia, the burger features a ‘warm, crisp hash brown sandwiched between melting cheese, rasher bacon and a freshly cracked egg’.

It’s finished with 100% Aussie beef patty and a dollop of BBQ sauce in between a toasted sesame seed bun. Yum.

You can now buy an Easter egg made entirely out of cheese

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While most people love Easter and all the chocolatey goodness it has to offer, others who aren’t chocolate lovers don’t really see the big deal.

However, if you’re more of a savoury fan – well, to be more specific a cheese lover – then you’ll be happy to know that you can get in on the Easter egg fun: Asda has just launched an Easter egg completely made out of cheese.

After recent stats revealed that 60% of Brits would choose cheese over chocolate, Asda was inspired to create the Cheester Egg – aka a large egg made entirely out of cheese.

The half egg-shaped cheese, half condiment will offer the… Read the full story

Man secures Tinder date thanks to an epic PowerPoint presentation

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If you’re struggling to write the perfect Tinder bio, stop what you’re doing right now and read this article, because we’ve found the perfect inspiration for you. And it comes in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.

When Gracie Barrow was swiping through Tinder, she came across a profile that got her attention instantly.

A guy named Sam had dedicated all of his Tinder pictures to an entire PowerPoint on why people should swipe right on him. We’re pretty impressed.

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