Anonymous mother-to-be reveals how she and her husband plan to keep baby’s biological father secret

An expectant mother has revealed how she and her husband plan to keep the truth about their child’s biological father completely secret, after using a sperm donor found through Facebook.  The anonymous British woman appeared on Woman’s Hour today and explained that the couple had undergone IVF on the NHS because of her husband’s fertility issues, but were left devastated when the process failed. She turned to Facebook to find a sperm donor, and, after agreeing terms and conditions with a stranger to donate his sperm, she is now pregnant.…

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Organised mother reveals she’s already wrapped her Christmas presents – 10 MONTHS early 

A thrifty mother says she’s managed to save hundreds of pounds on Christmas presents – by buying them 11 months in advance.   Annette Bradley, 38, from Burnley, Lancashire, ordered her children’s main presents on Boxing Day, and snapped up the rest of her family’s gifts during the cut-price January sales.  She says she’s saved herself hundreds of pounds by starting her Christmas shopping early and had already wrapped up all her presents by mid February. Annette insists that her team leader husband, Matthew, 45, and their three children, Katie, 17,…

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Woman, 29, left in a coma and nearly died when skin started to burn off after taking antidepressants

A woman was left in a coma for three weeks and nearly died after a rare reaction to anti-depressants caused her skin to burn off. Designer Christan Bennett, 29, from Texas, has suffered with major depressive disorders since she was 24 and was prescribed the antidepressant Lamictal in March 2016. But the following month, having taken the medication, Christan woke up one morning with adverse side effects including a high temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, severe nerve pain in her legs and a painful headache. She became even more concerned…

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Are scones a cake or bread? Woman asks after giving up cake for lent

A mother has sparked a heated debate about which category of baked foods to place scones. Posting on Facebook’s Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas for parents around the UK, Melanie Baker explained she has given up eating cakes for Lent. She said her son wants her to bake scones, however she’s uncertain if the food would break the rules – observed from 17 February until 3 April in preparation for Easter.  A flood of responses to the post urged Melanie to eat a scone because they consider the food to be…

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Pub owner cooks ‘good steak’ using a toaster

A chef has shocked customers after revealing he cooked the perfect steak by trying the social media hack of placing meat in a toaster. Craig Harker, 33, decided to give the viral tip a go by buying a cheap toaster and throwing some different cuts of steak in to see how they turned out. He shared photographs of his end results on the Facebook page for the business he owns, The George Pub and Grill in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham – leaving customers wondering how he managed it. The chef revealed that he seasoned…

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FEMAIL reveals the ’00s celeb fragrances still riding high today – so which one was YOUR favourite?

Britney Spears‘ collection of Fantasy perfumes have been best sellers since launching, but thanks to the airing of Framing Britney Spears earlier this month, all her fragrances have seen a huge surge in popularity.  The Perfume Shop revealed sales of Britney’s perfumes in the UK are up 439 per cent following the documentary, presented by the New York Times, which focused on the singer’s controversial court-sanctioned conservatorship overseen by her father, Jamie Spears. Since launching in 2005, Britney’s Fantasy collection has been a favourite among Brits, only being knocked off the top…

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The Queen keeps Prince Philip close to her heart with engagement brooch

The Queen kept Prince Philip close to her heart on Thursday as she donned the same six-petal diamond flower brooch she wore when the couple announced their engagement in 1947.  The monarch wore the glittering accessory on a video call with health leaders from Windsor Castle in which she made a historic intervention in the coronavirus vaccination drive, suggesting it is selfish not to have the jab. The Queen, 94, looked resplendent in a coral ensemble and wore the Diamond Clematis Brooch proudly displayed on her chest.  The Queen kept Prince…

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The bestselling TASSIMO Bosch Vivy 2 coffee machine is now heavily reduced on Amazon

If what you’re looking for in a coffee machine is convenience and speed, then you can’t go wrong with a single-serve coffee machine. Perfectly pre-portioned to your personal preference, you get the coffee you want, how you want straight into your cup – no need for wasted coffee. And now is the perfect time to invest as Amazon is currently offering a brilliant deal on the site’s number one bestselling single-serve coffee machine. The TASSIMO Bosch Vivy 2 is reduced to just £37, down from £107 – that’s a phenomenal 66 per…

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Meghan Markle reveals nickname for Prince Harry is ‘Haz’ during Late Late Show appearance

Meghan Markle revealed her nickname for Prince Harry is Haz during an appearance alongside her husband on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, both appeared on the programme yesterday as the presenter offered Prince Harry a sightseeing tour of Los Angeles. In one extraordinary moment the Duchess appears on FaceTime to tell the presenter they won’t buy the Fresh Prince of Bel Air mansion because they have ‘done enough moving’,…

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Pet owners share hilarious photos of their dogs ‘malfunctioning’

Being a pet owner is guaranteed to bring you joy, but as many of us know, dogs can often be hilariously unpredictable.  In a compilation from Bored Panda, these dog owners from around the world have shared hilarious pictures of their pets in an array of foolish situations. They include pooches who chose to pose on rooftops and others who fell asleep in some very strange places.  Here, FEMAIL takes a look at a selection of the best ‘malfunctioning’ dogs… Strike a pose! Dog owners from around the world have…

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