• Strictly professional Karen Clifton has major hair transformation
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    Strictly professional Karen Clifton has major hair transformation

    Her ex-husband Kevin won this year's Glitterball.

  • Fearne Cotton leaving Celebrity Juice: Host QUITS as Holly Willoughby pays tribute
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    Fearne Cotton leaving Celebrity Juice: Host QUITS as Holly Willoughby pays tribute

    Fearne Cotton has announced she is leaving Celebrity Juice after a decade-long tenure on the Keith Lemon panel show. Cotton, 37, is turning her back on Lemon’s relentless NSFW mocking to step down from her role as a panellist alongside Holly Willoughby. In a statement she told The Sun: “After ten years of complete fun, I have decided to leave Celebrity Juice.

  • Britain has ‘dropped the vase’ over Brexit ‘chaos’, says Dutch prime minister
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    Britain has ‘dropped the vase’ over Brexit ‘chaos’, says Dutch prime minister

    Mark Rutte said the UK was in chaos because its politicians and people lost sight of the common good.

  • Lofty and Mary the punk to return to EastEnders
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    Lofty and Mary the punk to return to EastEnders

    The characters were last seen in Walford in 1988.

  • Baby Rhino Takes First Steps at Australia Zoo
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    Baby Rhino Takes First Steps at Australia Zoo

    Australia Zoo welcomed its newest member in the form of baby rhino Carrie, who was born at around 4:40 am on Tuesday, December 4, the zoo said in a statement. In this video, shared by the zoo on December 18, baby Carrie, a southern white rhino, can be seen taking her first steps under the watchful eye of her mother, Inyeti. “At birth, these beautiful rhino calves often weigh in at over 60kg and can grow to be more than 3.5 tons and 1.8 metres tall,” the zoo said in a statement. “The white rhino’s gestation period is up to 16 months, but these lucky ladies often carry their babies well and don’t have large pregnant bellies like other mammals.” Zookeeper Jahnie Lumsden said the long-awaited birth was exciting for the team. “We’ve been waiting many months for this baby’s birth and we’re all delighted to learn that she is very happy and healthy and mum is also doing well." Credit: Australia Zoo via Storyful

  • Emily Atack: I don’t need a drink to have fun after life in the jungle
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    Emily Atack: I don’t need a drink to have fun after life in the jungle

    Emily Atack has said she is a reformed character thanks to her stint in the jungle — and will even shun a raucous night out on her birthday. The star, who this month finished runner-up in I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! to Harry Redknapp, has previously described herself as a “party girl” who used alcohol as a crutch to bolster her confidence. The actress, who made her name as Charlotte Hinchcliffe, the recurring love interest of Will in E4 comedy The Inbetweeners, said she was happy her time in the jungle had changed perceptions of her.

  • The Reader: Snowflake Brexiteers must surely expect a bit of name-calling?
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    The Reader: Snowflake Brexiteers must surely expect a bit of name-calling?

    “STICKS and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” How many times did we hear that from our parents when we were children? Yet strangely, that sage advice seems to have passed some Europhobic Tories by. They are apparently outraged at being called nasty names by some of the bigger boys in the Westminster playground, including the Chancellor himself [“Tory party ‘risks splitting’ as storm rages over Hammond’s extremist Brexiteers jibe”, December 14].

  • Meghan meets retired artists and entertainers at Royal Variety care home
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    Meghan meets retired artists and entertainers at Royal Variety care home

    The Duchess of Sussex was welcomed to Brinsworth House in Twickenham, south-west London, by the charity’s chairman, Giles Cooper.

  • Yahoo UK's 24 best animal pictures of 2018
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    Yahoo UK's 24 best animal pictures of 2018

    With 2018 coming a close, there were plenty of spectacular moments caught on camera in the animal kingdom. From the cute to the powerful, the adorable to the majestic, here’s Yahoo’s selection of the most captivating animal images from around the world in the last 12 months. In pictures: The animal species in fastest decline around the world Spectacular winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year revealed See which stunning image won Wildlife Photographer of the Year The National Trust 2019 handbook photos show beautiful Britain in all its glory

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    Factbox: Mueller and other probes posing risk for Trump

    With less than three weeks to go before they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are jockeying to lead overlapping investigations into the president. Trump denies any collusion and has long denounced the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a "witch hunt." Moscow has denied it interfered in the election. Here are the various agencies or groups whose investigations pose a risk for Trump or are offshoots of Mueller's probe.

  • Brexit weekly briefing: Brussels says no to backstop concessions
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    Brexit weekly briefing: Brussels says no to backstop concessions

    Theresa May went to Brussels seeking further concessions in negotiations – and was humiliatingly rebuffed. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

  • Making a Murderer creators sued by man who investigated Steven Avery case
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    Making a Murderer creators sued by man who investigated Steven Avery case

    A former Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Detective who appeared on the Netflix series Making a Murderer is suing its creators. Andrew Colborn filed a lawsuit on Monday (18 December) in Wisconsin claiming Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos edited the documentary in a defamatory way. Colborn alleges the directing duo made it appear as if law enforcement had planted evidence to frame Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who are both serving jail time for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.

  • Love Island fans call for unexpected Dani and Jack spin-off
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    Love Island fans call for unexpected Dani and Jack spin-off

    "Someone make it happen."

  • Husband Of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe To Lead Christmas Vigil For Brits Detained Abroad
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    Husband Of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe To Lead Christmas Vigil For Brits Detained Abroad

    Families of British nationals jailed abroad, including the husband of

  • The United Kingdom's tortuous journey in and out of the EU
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    The United Kingdom's tortuous journey in and out of the EU

    Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. WAS BRITAIN A FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE BLOC? No. Britain declined to join the European Union's forerunner, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), when it was founded in 1952.

  • Mazda6 Tourer on long-term test: looks good – but is a diesel still worth considering?
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    Mazda6 Tourer on long-term test: looks good – but is a diesel still worth considering?

    Our Car: Mazda6 Tourer 2.2d 150PS SE-L Lux manual

  • Fifth of Brits target an electric car for 2019, research claims
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    Fifth of Brits target an electric car for 2019, research claims

    Study says 18 percent of UK drivers want to buy an electric car next year.

  • The Londoner: Diane Abbott ‘supports new referendum’
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    The Londoner: Diane Abbott ‘supports new referendum’

    Diane Abbott, shadow home secretary and long-time ally of Jeremy Corbyn, is in favour of a “people’s vote” — a referendum on Theresa May’s deal versus No Deal and Remain — The Londoner has learned. Abbott, who has kept her cards close to her chest on Brexit publicly, is said by senior Labour sources to be vociferously supportive behind closed doors of what has been branded “People’s Vote”. The news marks an interesting shift within Labour’s top team, a number of whom have been moving gradually to the view that another referendum might be easier to achieve than Labour’s stated policy of wanting a general election.

  • Companies will hire 700,000 seasonal employees this year. At UPS, some of them are bound for the C-suite.
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    Companies will hire 700,000 seasonal employees this year. At UPS, some of them are bound for the C-suite.

    Part of the 111-year-old company's success lies in developing its operations workforce. A third of the 100,000 seasonal employees hired this year at UPS will be hired for permanent roles. This is article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. It was a particularly rainy summer day when Ken Buenker, then a UPS delivery driver in his 20s, knocked on a front door in New York's tony Hamptons resort area with a package.

  • Renault's 296-bhp Megane R.S. 300 Trophy starts at £31,810
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    Renault's 296-bhp Megane R.S. 300 Trophy starts at £31,810

    New hot hatch is most powerful production Renault ever.

  • Googly-Eyed Fish Lurks in Shadows as Divers Swim Past
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    Googly-Eyed Fish Lurks in Shadows as Divers Swim Past

    A peculiar-looking fish showed off its camouflage skills while lurking beneath the sand in the ocean near Blairgowrie, Victoria on December 15. In this video, filmed by diver Jules Casey, the stargazer fish can be seen hiding in the shadows as some divers swim past. Stargazer fish are a predatory species of fish which catch their prey by burying themselves in the sand with only their faces showing. They’re also known for their spectacular ‘disappearing acts’ in which they bury themselves. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

  • 10 most searched for internet celebrities of 2018
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    10 most searched for internet celebrities of 2018

    In 2018 we saw the rise and power of a very different and very new type of celebrity: the internet celebrity. These celebrities haven’t earned fame through the typical track – such as television, movies or music – but rather through carving their own mark in the world through the power of social media. Commanding millions of followers across the world, slide through to see the ten most searched for internet celebrities of 2018 on Yahoo Search in the UK… To develop the Yahoo Year in Review, our editors analyse Yahoo Search queries based on a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth from previous periods, to see which themes and trends bubble to the surface. Individuals and their Search queries always remain anonymous. This list is constructed without navigational searches – i.e. searches where the intention is clearly purely to navigate to a site rather than to discover information. Read more Most searched for celebrities we lost in 2018 Most searched for male celebrities of 2018 Most searched for female celebrities of 2018 Commanding millions of followers across the world, slide through to see the ten most searched for internet celebrities of 2018 on Yahoo Search in the UK… To develop the Yahoo Year in Review, our editors analyse Yahoo Search queries based on a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth from previous periods, to see which themes and trends bubble to the surface. Individuals and their Search queries always remain anonymous. This list is constructed without navigational searches – i.e. searches where the intention is clearly purely to navigate to a site rather than to discover information.

  • Yorkshire Tea in bruising brew backlash as new bags get lukewarm reception
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    Yorkshire Tea in bruising brew backlash as new bags get lukewarm reception

    The tea-maker apologised to despairing customers.

  • Switzerland says Apple pledges to fix disruptions to rival payment app
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    Switzerland says Apple pledges to fix disruptions to rival payment app

    Switzerland's competition commission (WEKO) on Tuesday said Apple Inc has agreed to make a technical fix to prevent the automatic launch of its Apple Pay from disrupting rival Swiss payment app TWINT. "Apple has committed to provide TWINT with the technical capability to suppress the automatic launch of Apple Pay during the payment process with the TWINT app," WEKO said, adding it was ending a preliminary probe against Apple following the pact.

  • New statutory code to combat the 'failure' of employers to tackle sexual harassment at work
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    New statutory code to combat the 'failure' of employers to tackle sexual harassment at work

    A new statutory code of practice on sexual harassment in the workplace is to be drawn up. Ministers will work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to combat what they describe as some employers' "failure" to take the issue seriously and to produce a code that makes it clear "what actions an employer must take to fulfil their legal responsibilities". It follows a report earlier this year by the Commons Women and Equalities Committee (CWEC) which found that sexual comments, unwanted touching, groping and assault are still "widespread and commonplace" in British industry.