How wives remember much more about their wedding than husbands

It is supposed to be the day you’ll remember for ever, but it seems that many details of your wedding will fade – especially if you’re a man. Husbands recall far less about the details of the big day than their wives, say psychologists. In a study that will do nothing to shatter the stereotype of insensitive husbands forgetting wedding anniversaries, women were found to recall 23 per cent more of the finer points of the day than their grooms on average.  Such facts as who was there, what clothes…

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Four-bedroom cottage built by the Rothschild family goes on sale for £1.85million

A four-bedroom cottage built by the Rothschild family banking dynasty in the 19th century has gone on the market for £1.85million.  Thrift Cottage in Tring, Hertfordshire, boasts a 56-foot swimming pool and hot tub, as well as a large conservatory and a Japanese garden with interlinking ponds filled with koi carp. It was erected by the bankers, who ran their business in the area during the Second World War, after Lionel de Rothschild bought the Tring Park Mansion and estate as a wedding present for his son, Nathaniel. The 17th…

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Founder of ‘The Spanish Ascot’ reveals how she created own version of the iconic horse racing event

The founder of ‘The Spanish Ascot’ has revealed how she was inspired to create her own version of the horse race after falling in love with English horse-racing.  Ariadna Vilata, 40, from the Pyrenees, said her fascination with races like Ascot and Epsom inspired her to launch her own event in Spain. She founded Hats and Horses in 2017, and admitted she was stunned to welcome almost 1,000 people to the event in Menorca – including members of European royal families. The event, which has relocated in its third year…

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Mother-of-three, 37, claims she saved about £1,000 after re-decorating staircase for less than £80

A thrifty mother-of-three has transformed her family’s staircase for less than £80 by shopping in regular homeware stores and doing the handiwork herself. Sarah Lindsey, 37, from Perthshire in Scotland, used £4 white paint from a B&Q sale, four £14.99 rugs from The Range and four £2.50 lanterns from Ikea to give turn the household feature into a stairway to heaven. The heart physiologist spent just £73.96 making the adjustments to the cottage she shares with children Niamh, 11, Skye, 6, and Toren, 15 months, and partner Conor. Speaking to…

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Mother, 30, who was diagnosed with PTSD after suffering panic attacks says gardening helped her

A mother who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after suffering night terrors and suicidal thoughts following a traumatic C-section has revealed that gardening has helped to restore her mental health. Self-employed Kirsty Ward, 30, from Lincoln, told how she struggled with the pregnancy of her second daughter Mila, three, after her pelvis started coming out of line, meaning she had trouble walking. She went into premature labour at 27 weeks – but luckily the baby was held off for weeks thanks to an injection of steroids. However, a traumatic 12-hour…

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Why Elton can’t let go of the ‘son’ he had to leave behind

Elton John kisses baby Lev at a hospital for HIV-positive children in the town of Makeyevka outside Donetsk, 2009 The garage of the modest two-bedroom flat little Lev Ageyev shares with his grandmother Yulia holds two shiny new bikes. They are the pride and joy of their owners, 11-year-old Lev and his elder brother Artyom, 13, and the envy of the other boys in the run-down neighbourhood of Mariupol, the industrial Ukrainian city they both call home. But the bikes are not their most prized possessions. That honour goes to the…

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Dame Joan Collins says she is ‘very happy’ after her son Alexander Newley proposes to Sheela Raman 

Dame Joan Collins has never given up believing in marriage, even though it took until husband No 5, Percy Gibson, to find lasting happiness. And now the Dynasty star’s son, Alexander Newley, has decided to take the plunge again. The distinguished painter – whose father is Joanie’s second husband, the late actor and singer Anthony Newley – has proposed to American-born writer and musician Sheela Raman. The distinguished painter – whose father is Joanie’s second husband, the late actor and singer Anthony Newley (left) – has proposed to American-born writer…

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Tech trickery used on Mail stars after Robert De Niro is ‘de-aged’ in his new film The Irishman

After De Niro is ‘de-aged’ in his new film, we used tech trickery on Mail stars and challenged them to… face your future (and past). Amanda Platell: That’s a frowner’s face. I’m sunny These pictures are the stuff of dreams . . . and nightmares. I could only fantasise about being that pretty when I was a teenager. It makes me look angelic, which as a tomboy I was not. Even then I had high cheekbones, which have been softened to give me a heart-shaped face and the hint of…

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Why Elton can’t go of the ‘son’ he had to leave behind

Elton John kisses baby Lev at a hospital for HIV-positive children in the town of Makeyevka outside Donetsk, 2009 The garage of the modest two-bedroom flat little Lev Ageyev shares with his grandmother Yulia holds two shiny new bikes. They are the pride and joy of their owners, 11-year-old Lev and his elder brother Artyom, 13, and the envy of the other boys in the run-down neighbourhood of Mariupol, the industrial Ukrainian city they both call home. But the bikes are not their most prized possessions. That honour goes to the…

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Bride wants to ask her friend to cover up her swastika prison tattoo for her wedding

A bride-to-be has revealed her friend has put her in a difficult situation by refusing to cover the swastika tattoo she was ‘forced’ into getting in prison because it will be ‘too hot to hide’ at her summer wedding.  Reddit user panorama_bride shared her conundrum on the ‘AmITheA**hole‘ subreddit, saying that while she knows her story ‘sounds fake,’ it’s a real problem, and she doesn’t know what to do.   The 23-year-old explained her father runs a program that offers support and resources to people who have just come out of prison,…

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