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Size 22 mum drops seven stone and gains washboard tummy thanks to pushing son around in buggy

A single mum-of-three who ballooned to size 22 on a junk food diet dropped seven stone thanks to an every day activity most parents do. Louise Gibbs, now size 12, puts her dramatic weight loss down to pushing her one-year-old son James around in a buggy. Louise was a size 10 before she gave birth to daughters Emily Grace, 11, ...

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Train collides with van on level crossing leaving driver injured and causing major disruptions for passengers

A train has collided with a van at a level crossing leaving the van driver injured and major disruptions along the line. An ambulance is at the scene, where the vehicle – believed to be a DPD transit van – was hit by the train in Teynham, Kent. No life threatening injuries have been reported by British Transport Police after ...

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Little girl's heartbreaking wish as she bids farewell to parents who died of cancer just weeks apart

A little girl had one last heartbreaking wish as she said goodbye to her mother, who died from cancer just weeks after her husband lost his battle to the same disease. Keeva Stewart, 10, stood up at her mum’s funeral to tearfully pray that her parents would be reunited and could now “enjoy eternal live”. Mourners wiped away tears as ...

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EU calls leak of May-Juncker talks a smear

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May’s “despondent” demeanour after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May take part in an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Julien Warnand/Pool It was ...

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'It's everywhere': Amal Clooney has faced sexual harassment, George says

George and Amal Clooney. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Amal Clooney has faced sexual harassment, according to her husband George. The news comes amid the developing Harvey Weinstein scandal, where the Hollywood producer has been accused of rape and predatory behavior. “She’s faced those exact kinds of situations in law,” George Clooney said. International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, 39, has ...

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People downplay abuse in relationships using this simple phrase — here's why it's so damaging

Chad Madden / Unsplash People often make the mistake of thinking abuse is limited to physical harm. Coercive control is just as damaging, it’s just harder to identify because it doesn’t leave physical scars. By underplaying the situation, victims are effectively being subjected to insidious psychological abuse. About one in four women and one in six men will experience some ...

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Stephen Hawking's Cambridge PhD thesis has been published online for the first time

A section of Stephen Hawking’s PhD Stephen Hawking/Cambridge University Library/Business Insider The University of Cambridge has posted Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis online. The document, dated 1966, was submitted when Hawking was 24 years old. It examines details of Hawking’s theory of an expanding universe. The document includes hand-written equations and Hawking’s signature. The original version of Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis ...

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Facebook tests its subscription tool for publishers (FB)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Facebook is testing a subscription tool with select publishers of Instant Articles in the coming weeks. The company will allow publishers to institute paywalls, which will be put in place after users read 10 articles per month. After hitting a paywall, users ...

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Corbyn accuses May of being stuck in Brexit 'groundhog day'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons Parliamentlive.tv LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn today accused the government of being in stuck in “groundhog day” over Brexit, claiming Theresa May had made no progress in negotiations since her Florence speech. Responding to Prime Minister’s May update to the House of Commons on Brexit talks, the Labour leader said he had a ...

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Target opens new small-format stores (TGT)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Last week, Target opened 11 small-format stores across the US as part of its ongoing readjustment to its brick-and-mortar strategy. The format aims to create a streamlined shopping experience with square footages that range from 12,000 to 80,000, significantly smaller than the 145,000-square-foot average ...

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