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Day: January 2, 2018

Second of January most popular day of the year to conceive
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Second of January most popular day of the year to conceive

    The second of January is officially National Baby-Making Day - the day when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant. According to a study couples will make love at 10.36pm in the evening on the most popular day of the year to conceive. Official figures show the UK’s most common day to be born is September 26, 38 weeks after 2 January, which is the length of the average pregnancy. Fertility experts say the combination of a desire for a September baby, to be eldest in the school year, wanting to spend time together before going back to work and having sex to cure post-New Year hangovers means 60 per cent of would-be parents will make love on 2 January. Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum, said: “Falling pregnant isn’t always...
UK economy steady growth tempered by Brexit politics in 2018
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UK economy steady growth tempered by Brexit politics in 2018

    Forty years ago, Ian Dury and the Blockheads released Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 – listing some of the better things in life even as Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in the months following the winter of discontent. Fast forward to the opening days of 2018 and fresh political tumult threatens to cripple Britain once more. But there are some reasons to be cheerful about the prospects for the UK economy. Despite the political to-and-fro of the past year, the UK economy enters 2018 in better health than many would have given it credit for. The post-referendum recession never materialised. Consumers have kept calm and carried on spending against the odds, and global growth and a resurgent eurozone are helping to buoy British manufacturers. Threats to this st...
French hospital rejects Egyptian trainee doctor due to religious beard
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French hospital rejects Egyptian trainee doctor due to religious beard

    A Paris hospital’s decision to reject an Egyptian trainee doctor because of his beard has been backed by a court, which agreed that patients might have seen it as a religious symbol. Public hospitals, like other state institutions, must remain secular under France law, and staff are banned from wearing obvious religious symbols such as headscarves. Nawel Gafsia, a lawyer acting for the doctor, named only as Mohamed A., argued unsuccessfully that the 2-inch beard did not necessarily indicate his religious practices. My client could have been a hipster, Ms Gafsia said. However, the 35-year-old doctor himself did not deny that his physical appearance was likely to indicate conspicuously a religious conviction, according to a written judgement by the Versailles appeals...
Meghan wore beautiful velvet dress for christmas
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Meghan wore beautiful velvet dress for christmas

    Meghan Markle Wore This Beautiful Velvet Dress For Her First Royal Christmas With Prince Harry Having recently worn a bespoke Philip Treacy felt hat for the Christmas Day church service in Sandringham and a couture Ralph & Russo gown (estimated to cost a whopping £56,000) for her official engagement photos, we've been losing faith that we'll ever be able to recreate Meghan Markle's iconic fashion moments. But according to reports, the 36-year-old bagged a bargain when it came to searching for the perfect outfit for her first royal Christmas with Prince Harry last week. The Sun reports the Californian beauty chose a burgundy 'Tay' velvet dress from Canadian clothes brand Club Monaco for lunch at Sandringham with the Queen, which costs approximately £234.  Hidden...
Stabbed to death just before new year celebration in London
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Stabbed to death just before new year celebration in London

    Four young men were stabbed to death at the turn of the year in London bringing the total number of fatal knife attacks in the capital to 80 in 2017 alone. The killings three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth on New Year’s Day were all unrelated and occurred within a 15-hour period at locations in north, east and south London. The three deaths on Sunday bring the total number of fatal stabbings in the capital in 2017 to 80, Scotland Yard confirmed. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has struggled to control knife crime during his term so far, said he will work tirelessly in 2018 and beyond to stamp out this scourge. Figures revealed in the Guardian as part of the Beyond the Blade reporting revealed that 2017 was already the worst year for deaths of children and teen...