Leah Bracknell’s widow says wife has moved to ‘another Sharman realm’ speaking year after her death

The husband of late Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has said he feels his wife’s spirit is still alive and she has simply moved to ‘another realm’ in an interview to mark the year after her death.  Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell lost her battle with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2019 at the age of just 55, three years after her devastating diagnosis.  During an interview on ITV’s Loose Women today, her husband, Jez Hughes, 46, suggested the couple have a long distance relationship because she resides in another Shaman world. He said:…

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Twitter in stitches after people imagine what this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert will be like

Each year, the John Lewis Christmas advert is eagerly awaited and brings a dose of feel-good festive cheer. However, after months of working from home and socially distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and with new restrictions on the way, it is possible this year’s offering might be decidedly more austere.   London-based journalist Jonathan Dean asked people to share their best ideas about what it might feature, down to the soundtrack, in a hilarious Twitter thread.  After people chipped in with their own suggestions, the official Twitter account for…

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Man is given surgery to stop toes from looking like ‘ET’s Fingers’ on My Feet Are Killing Me

A foot and ankle surgeon is challenged with operating on a patient with one of the longest toes that he’s ever seen in My Feet Are Killing Me. In tonight’s episode of the Quest Red show, Dr Brad Schaeffer, of New Jersey, is visited by Russian patient Vahko who says his toes are long enough to be mistaken for fingers and hopes to have life-changing surgery to reduce their length. Removing Vahko’s shoes, Dr Schaeffer is stunned to see both of his second toes sticking out and curling inwards when he puts…

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525lb man sheds HALF his body weight after binging on 5,600 calories a day

A man has revealed how he dropped more than 250lbs after piling on weight by binge-eating takeout and junk food. Brock Carrow, from Pembroke Pines, Florida, weighed 525lbs before having a ‘lightbulb moment’ and deciding to overhaul his lifestyle. The 36-year-old, who works for Nova Southeastern University, said he had always been ‘a bigger guy’ with a large frame and was always bigger than the rest of the kids at his school. Transformation: Brock Carrow, 36, from Florida, has revealed how he shrank his 525lb frame (left) after undergoing a…

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New portrait of Queen Margrethe at Fredensborg Palace marks her 80th birthday 

The Denmark royal family have released a beautiful new portrait of Queen Margrethe to mark her 80th birthday.  Margrethe beams in a teal gown and royal jewels, including a tiara, in the stunning photo taken at Fredensborg Palace.  The portrait was shared by the Royal House on social media, racking up over 29,000 likes from those who dubbed it ‘beautiful’.  Queen Margrethe (pictured) of Denmark posed for a new portrait taken at Fredensborg Palace to mark her 80th birthday  Queen Margrethe’s latest portrait replaces the most recent official photograph that was released…

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Fans gush at trailer for sexy new BBC remake of Black Narcissus starring Gemma Arterton

BBC One has released the trailer for its upcoming mini-series in collaboration with FX: Black Narcissus.  The three-part psychological horror show is a remake from the 1947 movie of the same name, starring Deborah Kerr and adapted from the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden.   It follows an ambitious nun, Sister Clodagh, who is determined to set up a hospital and school in the old palace of a Raja in the Himalayas. In the 2020 version, coming to BBC One and Iplayer in December, Gemma Arterton takes on the role of…

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Carla Bruni says she had anxiety during Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency

Carla Bruni has admitted she was ‘constantly scared’ during the five years she spent as France‘s First Lady.  The model and singer, 52, whose husband Nicholas Sarkozy was president between 2007-2012, told local daily talk show Quotidien she was afraid she would ‘do something wrong’, French magazine Voici reported.  Bruni also admitted she lived in fear her husband, 65, would be assassinated. But despite the struggles, it was an honour to serve as First Lady.  Carla Bruni has admitted she was ‘constantly scared’ during the five years she spent as France’s First Lady. Pictured,…

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Teen sisters start nonprofit to give bags filled with food and toiletries to the homeless

A pair of exceedingly charitable teenage sisters will be among the guests of honor at a virtual celebration attended by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama this weekend.  Shreyaa and Esha Venkat are just 17 and 14, respectively, but the two young women have been volunteering for years — and together, they launched the nonprofit organization NEST4US, which provides food and necessities to the homeless, tutoring, school supplies for underprivileged kids, and more services for their community in Washington, D.C. Now the Venkat sisters are set…

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Kate Middleton meets with parents supported by peer support networks during the Covid-19 pandemic 

Kate Middleton appeared relaxed as she recycled her pink £29.50 M&S trousers to meet with parents helped by peer support networks during the Covid-19 pandemic today.  The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, lived at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during lockdown but is now back at her London home of Kensington Palace with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. The mother-of-three was effortlessly elegant as she joined the fellow parents in Battersea park this morning, opting for a simple white…

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Actor Brian Cox, 74, defends JK Rowling in the transgender debate and criticises ‘cancel-culture’

Actor Brian Cox has leapt to JK Rowling’s defence in the author’s transgender debate and criticised the so-called ‘cancel culture’.    The Scottish Succession star, 74, revealed he was out of the loop with the Harry Potter writer’s widely publicised debate on menstruation and the transgender community after she shared her controversial opinions on Twitter in June.  When Cox was brought up to speed by his son, who explained the author tweeted about the phrase ‘people who menstruate’ instead of women, he exclaimed ‘for Christ’s sake!’ In today’s Reader’s Digest magazine,…

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