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Feminist author Flo Perry explains why she sent book about sex to Love Island contestants

Feminist author Flo Perry has explained why she sent a copy of her book about sex to Love Island contestants, saying that sex shouldn’t be something that people feel “ashamed” of. → Read More

Incredible drone images show one of UK’s largest pumpkin farms that sells 25,000 every autumn

Spectacular photographs captured by a drone show one of the UK’s biggest pumpkin farms, which boasts 100,000 visitors every autumn. 20-year-old James Maxey first starting growing pumpkins on his parents’ farm, which is located in Nottinghamshire, when he was 13 years. What first began as a venture to earn extra pocket money by selling pumpkins to friends has, over the course → Read More

Kate Middleton says she is 'impressed by Prince William's geography' as royal couple visit glacier in Pakistan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a glacier impacted by global warming on the third day of their royal tour in Pakistan. → Read More

BBC reveals 100 most inspiring women around the world

The BBC has revealed its list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world for 2019. The list is focused on the question: “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?” → Read More

Victoria Beckham reveals the secret to her 20-year marriage to David

Victoria Beckham has divulged the secret to sustaining her 20-year marriage with David Beckham. → Read More

John Lewis reveals biggest shopping trends from the past year, from sustainability to the ‘Fleabag effect’

From paying greater attention to sustainability to the “Fleabag effect”, John Lewis has revealed the biggest shopping trends of the past year in its annual retail report. Throughout the course of the past 12 months, the way in which consumers shop has been greatly dictated by the most newsworthy headlines. → Read More

Good samaritan returns man’s lost wallet using ingenious tactic on online banking

A man who lost his wallet was astounded when a good samaritan returned it by contacting him via his online banking. Tim Cameron, a product manager at Transfer Wise, tweeted that he lost his wallet on his way home from work, adding that there was nothing in it that could be used to contact him. → Read More

What is the Wave of Light event for Baby Loss Awareness Week?

One in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage and nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK, yet there is still enormous taboo around speaking openly about experiencing pregnancy and baby loss. → Read More

Air pollution can increase risk of miscarriage by 50 per cent, research claims

The detrimental impact of air pollution can increase a pregnant woman’s likelihood of experiencing a miscarriage by 50 per cent, a new study has claimed. Researchers from Beijing, China carried out an investigation to explore whether a link could be found between air pollution and miscarriage. → Read More

Women who suffer heart attacks ‘half as likely as men to receive treatment’

Women who suffer from heart attacks are half as likely as men to receive the recommended medical treatment, a new study has claimed. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh investigated how 48,000 people responded to the use of high sensitivity troponin blood tests, which were calibrated differently for women and men. → Read More

'He looked like he was sleeping': The heartache of being a father to a stillborn baby

One in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage and nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK, yet there is still enormous taboo around speaking openly about experiencing pregnancy and baby loss. → Read More

Tourist fined for wearing tiny bikini on beach in Philippines

A woman on holiday in the Philippines was apprehended by the police and fined for wearing a tiny bikini deemed “inappropriate”. Images of a Taiwanese tourist wearing a two-piece string bikini on a beach on Boracay island went viral on social media, the Philippine News Agency reported. → Read More

Vinnie Jones recalls finding letter from late wife Tanya after her death from cancer

Vinnie Jones has recalled finding a letter written by his late wife, Tanya, in which she told her family not to grieve her death. On Saturday 6 July, Tanya passed away at the age of 53 in Los Angeles following a long illness. → Read More

Alcohol industry may be putting pregnant women at risk, study claims

The alcohol industry may be putting pregnant women at risk by presenting inaccurate information about the effect drinking alcohol can have during pregnancy, researchers have claimed. → Read More

‘I had no idea stillbirth still happened’: 5 things you may not know about pregnancy and baby loss

One in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage and nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK, yet there is still enormous taboo around speaking openly about experienc → Read More

‘If we’re having a bad day, we talk about her’: Acts of comfort that help parents going through pregnancy or baby loss

One in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage and nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK, yet there is still enormous taboo around speaking openly about experiencing pregnancy and baby loss. → Read More

Hailey Bieber wears custom Vera Wang dress and trainers to wedding party

Hailey Bieber wore a custom Vera Wang gown and trainers while partying the night away at her wedding to Justin Bieber. Having wed in a private ceremony in South Carolina last year, the model and the singer celebrated their marriage with a second wedding ceremony last month. → Read More

Massive avocado wins record for world’s heaviest in Hawaii

A family in Hawaii has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s heaviest avocado. Weighing an impressive 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms) – around 15 times the weight of an average avocado – the fruit was grown by the Pokini family on the island of Maui. → Read More

Plastic cotton buds now banned in Scotland in fight against ‘global climate emergency’

Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the sale of plastic cotton buds in an effort to combat plastic pollution. The new legislation, which was first presented in Scottish parliament in September, has now come into effect, banning the manufacture and sale of the items. → Read More

Chloé announces partnership with Unicef to promote gender equality

Luxury label Chloé has announced a three-year partnership with Unicef in aid of gender equality. On Friday, the French fashion house revealed it had partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund to help finance programmes that support girls in education. → Read More