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Day: February 7, 2017

Things you should never say to someone who doesn’t want kids
ENGLISH, Life Style

Things you should never say to someone who doesn’t want kids

    Since I was 16 years old, I knew I didn't want kids. This was, of course, just assumed to be a phase I was going through as a teenager disinclined to think beyond the immediate future. You'll change your mind. No I won't, I thought. And I haven't. And I never will. There is a prescribed script for adulthood, and those who don't follow it tend to be viewed as abnormal, even deviant in the minds of family fundamentalists. You go to school, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, rear your children to adulthood, and eventually retire. The problem is, the bulk of these so-called typical adult life checkpoints are antiquated, and arguably no longer relevant for the generation now coming of age-those who are staying single longer, opting for less settled, traditiona...
Blast of icy winds to bring flurry of snow across UK this February
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Blast of icy winds to bring flurry of snow across UK this February

    Freezing winds are set to bring snow to the east coast of the UK this week. Plummeting temperatures will hit the coast from Wednesday accompanied by the chance of wintry showers. The Met Office has issued warnings about high winds in Northern Ireland and parts of western Scotland as the working week begins with a belt of rain crossing the UK. Emma Sharples, from the Met Office, said temperatures are likely to dip by at least two or three degrees by Thursday for much of England with day time maximums unlikely to rise higher than around 5C. Ms Sharples said: We'll definitely be seeing low single figures by the end of the week. And, of course, overnight, where skies remain clear and away from coastal areas, we'll see temperatures dipping down to negative figures The wind will...
Meghan Markle Sports H Ring in Subtle Nod to Boyfriend Prince Harry
ENGLISH, London

Meghan Markle Sports H Ring in Subtle Nod to Boyfriend Prince Harry

    We can't blame Meghan Markle for wanting to keep boyfriend Prince Harry on her mind at all times. On Sunday, the 35-year-old actress was snapped carrying flowers from shops near Kensington Palace, but it was her jewelry that had people buzzing. Meghan wore a gold ring with the letter H on it on her right hand, presumably alluding to her relationship with Harry. The glamorous Suits star was dressed casually for her outing, rocking a blue beanie, a parka and rain boots. This isn't the first time Meghan has worn jewelry reinforcing her highly publicized relationship with 32-year-old Harry. In December, she stepped out in Toronto, Canada -- again, buying flowers wearing a gold necklace with a tiny H and tiny M on it. Meghan and Harry's relationship is definitely showing no sig...
Trump speech magisterial and using Jerusalem as background music
America, ENGLISH

Trump speech magisterial and using Jerusalem as background music

    The BBC has raised eyebrows for its lack of impartiality in describing John Bercow's bid to stop Donald Trump speaking in Parliament as magisterial. Current affairs programme Newsnight also set the Speaker of the Commons comments, in which he accused the US president of racisim and sexism, to the soundtrack of the patriotic hymn Jerusalem. Ending Monday evening's show with a clip of Mr Bercow's speech, presenter Naga Munchetty said: He was asked about the prospect of Donald Trump addressing Parliament during his upcoming state visit. The Speaker's response was typically magisterial. Impartiality is supposed to be the cornerstone of the BBC's news coverage, but viewers took to social media after the programme to describe the segment as bare faced bias. However another viewe...
Theresa May forced to apologise for breaking Parliament rules to mock Labour MP
ENGLISH, London

Theresa May forced to apologise for breaking Parliament rules to mock Labour MP

    Theresa May was forced to apologise after she broke House of Commons rules by mocking one of Labour's top MPs. The Prime Minister called Emily Thornberry Lady Nugee during heated exchanges in the House of Commons. The Shadow Foreign Secretary does not use her official title, which comes from her marriage to the High Court Judge Sir Christopher Nugee. Critics have used it in the past to point out her lofty family link. But for Theresa May to use it in the Commons chamber broke the rule by which MPs only address each other by their job titles or constituencies. Ms Thornberry raised the issue with the Commons Speaker, saying: For the record, I have never been a Lady. And it will take a great deal more than me being married to a Knight of the Realm in order to make me one! Mrs...