UK weather: Britons wake up to snow with nearly a FOOT more set to fall today

Parts of northern England and Scotland woke up to heavy snowfall this morning with more wintry weather now forecast for the weekend and into next week as temperatures plunge as low as -12C (10F). An amber weather warning covering parts of eastern Scotland, County Durham and Northumberland is in force until the mid-morning today, amid fears of a second ‘Beast from the East’ this winter in the coming weeks. Up to a foot (30cm) of snow is expected on high ground today with overnight temperatures falling to -7C (19F) in…

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WHO scientists finally arrive in Wuhan to investigate origins of Covid

A team of WHO experts arrived in Wuhan today on a politically-charged mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus, amid fears that China will try to obstruct the sensitive probe.  The 10 scientists, who will be quarantined for two weeks before starting their work, were met by Chinese officials in hazmat suits after arriving from Singapore on their much-delayed trip.  Beijing has long resisted pressure for a full investigation and has touted theories that the virus might not have originated in Wuhan, but the WHO team has been allowed…

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Tullamarine: Dad who called triple-0 after wife and kids died was waiting for police in front yard

A father who called triple-0 after his wife and three young children were found dead inside their home waited on his front lawn for paramedics to arrive.  Emergency crews were called to the house on Burgess Street, Tullamarine about 12.30pm on Thursday. There they found the bodies of 43-year-old Katie Perinovic and three children – Claire, seven, Anna, five, and Matthew, three. The 48-year-old father of the children, Tomislav Perinovic, is a ‘person of interest’ and is assisting police with inquiries. He is yet to be formally interviewed. He was found…

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Macaulay Culkin supports efforts to remove Donald Trump’s brief cameo from Home Alone 2

While Americans are nearing the end of Donald Trump‘s term as United States President, some are going so far as to have him removed from Home Alone 2, including its star Macaulay Culkin. Trump had a brief cameo in the 1992 sequel Home Alone 2, where Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin McAllister asks Trump, ‘where the lobby is’ and he replies, ‘Down the hall and to the left.’ Fans are now calling for Trump’s removal in the film, which has gained support from Culkin himself, as he revealed on Twitter. Cameo: Trump had…

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The Royle Family is latest BBC show slapped with ‘woke’ discriminatory language warning

The Royle Family is the latest BBC show to be given a warning for discriminatory language due to Jim Royle’s ‘nancy boy’ slur.  The third episode of the second series, which first aired on 7 Oct 1999, sees Ricky Tomlinson’s disagreeable character watching an episode of Changing Rooms, during which he calls Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen a ‘nancy boy’.  Following similar warnings on shows including Fawlty Towers and Dad’s Army, the particular episode, which already had an ‘adult humour’ warning, also carries the tag: ‘Contains discriminatory language which some viewers may find offensive.’ Oh dear! The Royle…

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Kim Kardashian models pieces from her newly released SKIMS collections

Kim Kardashian surprised her 199million Instagram followers as she unveiled SKIMS Hosiery earlier this week. And the KUWTK star, 40, decided to showcase the upcoming collection’s versatility as she styled the black Hosiery bralette with her SKIMS bottoms of choice on Wednesday. Kardashian showcased her famous hourglass figure as she modeled the stylish shapewear atop a chic tete-a-tete chair. Own best advertisement: Kim Kardashian decided to showcase the SKIMS Hosiery collection’s versatility as she styled the black Hosiery bralette with her SKIMS bottoms of choice on Wednesday ‘Night!’ captioned Kardashian, who has heavily immersed…

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Travel firms report surge in bookings from over-50s because of vaccine

Holiday firms are reporting an explosion in ‘grey pound’ bookings from Easter onwards as Britain’s millions of over-50s plan multiple breaks away because of ‘vaccine confidence’ and the likely scrapping of travel restrictions. Tui, the UK’s biggest package holiday company, said today that more than half of online bookings this week to places such as Greece and Spain has been in that age group and many want a fortnight away instead of the usual seven nights.  Coach group National Express, whose customers are almost all over-65, has seen a 185% increase…

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Katie Holmes wears nearly identical denim look two days in a row while on stroll with Emilio Vitolo

Katie Holmes is proving to be a creature of habit when it comes to her wardrobe.  On Wednesday the 42-year-old Dawson’s Creek actress was spotted in a nearly identical denim outfit she wore on Tuesday, as she strolled through NYC with boyfriend Emilio Vitolo Jr., 33.  Feeling the Canadian tuxedo look this week, Holmes walked arm and arm with her restaurateur beau – who has gotten the seal of approval from Katie’s friends – as she switched up her sneakers for a bit of variety.  Creature of habit: Katie Holmes,…

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Jessica Campbell, “Freaks and Geeks” and “Election” Actor Who Later Practiced Medicine in Portland Area, Has Died – Willamette Week

Jessica Campbell, the former teen actor who starred in Election and Freaks and Geeks and later practiced naturopathic medicine in Portland, died at the end of December. She was 38 years old. A cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but family members described it as unexpected. TMZ reported Wednesday that Campbell collapsed at home Dec. 29, and had been “complaining of congestion and felt like she was getting a cold,” but had no other symptoms. Autopsy results are still pending. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that an individual named Jessica Campbell died…

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Lea Michele recommends biotin shampoo and prenatal vitamins for moms with postpartum hair loss

Glee alum Lea Michele shared tips on Wednesday for new mothers experiencing postpartum hair loss a week after complaining she’d have to get a ‘mom bob’ over her own loss. ‘Mainly everyone said not to stress. As if that’s easy!’ the 34-year-old new mother – who boasts 11.9M social media followers – wrote via Instastory. ‘It’s not fun and after everything our bodies went through for 9 months (and after) it’s hard experiencing this especially when we want to get back to feeling like ourselves again. But in the end…

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