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Forget chick lit! The 'gross woman' is taking over literature: New trend celebrates unfeminine characters who are sexually depraved, s**t in public, eat until they're sick and take drugs

Novels fronted by unconventional female antiheroes are increasingly popular Books often involve unreliable narrators detailing depraved or illegal behaviourOttessa Moshfegh leads genre with her hit novel My Year of Rest and RelaxationSocial media users have branded style of literature 'dissociative feminism' Read more »

From RWS to Strix, the little-known smaller companies boosting investor income - with almost 200 listed on AIM now paying dividends

195 AIM-listed companies have given cash back to investors through dividendsThe average yield of these 195 dividend-paying shares stands at 2.5%RWS,  Strix and Begbies Traynor are among some of the top dividend-payers Read more »

Liverpool trio Andy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner join forces for a golf Pro-Am in Dubai... with England team-mates Harry Maguire and Jordan Pickford also teeing off as the Premier League stars enjoy their winter break

Premier League stars are enjoying a couple of weeks off after a hectic periodAndy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are all in DubaiThe Liverpool trio were playing in the Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am on TuesdayManchester United's Harry Maguire and Everton's Jordan Pickford also took part  Read more »

Video: Nathan Buckley reveals the shocking amount an 'average' AFL player earns in a year on I'm a Celebrity - and it leaves Brooke McClymont stunned 

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Video: The Crown star Erin Doherty looks worlds away from Princess Anne in edgy shoot as she reveals she prefers cosy nights in with girlfriend Sophie Melville over fame and red carpets

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Britain's first mini Ikea opens next month! Swedish furniture firm reveals new Hammersmith shop will be a QUARTER of the size of its normal stores but will sell 4,000 products... including its famous meatballs

Ikea store will open in Hammersmith, West London, on February 24 with a new 'small store' formatThis will be first time Britons will be able to buy wide range of retailer's products on the high streetIt follows Ikea buying former Topshop Oxford Street store for £378million which will open in 2023  Read more »

Climate change threatening 22,500 UK ancient sites and buried treasures as peat bogs dry out, warn experts

As changing weather patterns continue to dry out peatlands, the buried artefacts they contain could be destroyed. One such famous find was that of Lindow Man, a preserved body of a man believed to be from the Iron Age that was discovered in a peat bog in Cheshire in 1984. Read more »

Genocide survivors urge Britons to show compassion for migrants crossing the Channel ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday will ask people to reflect upon the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, and on genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Read more »

Isla Caton: Seven-year-old girl dies after five-year battle with cancer as West Ham United lead tributes

West Ham United said they were "left heartbroken" by her passing. Read more »

Kind-hearted plumber gives family £170 in fuel and food after seeing their 'starving poverty'

Plumber James Anderson, 52, was so upset at the poverty one family was living in that he gave them £170 of food, gas and electricity to help them out. (SWNS) ... Read more »

UK wants independent oversight of N.Ireland trade, Truss says

Weekly cabinet meeting in London LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday that Britain needed an independent arbitration mechanism to oversee trade for Northern Ireland to resolve ... Read more »

‘Do less and think more': eight expert tips on boosting productivity for entrepreneurs

Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images Build focus like a muscle, take a break and prioritise ‘deep work’ – the secrets to achieving your business goals Productivity can be an elusive goal for ... Read more »

UK foreign minister Truss to visit Ukraine next week

Weekly cabinet meeting in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's foreign minister Liz Truss on Tuesday said she would visit Ukraine next week, as she reiterated a warning to Russia that ... Read more »

Are Netflix taking over Harry and Meghan's projects too? Now streaming giant advertises for staff on behalf of royal couple after Spotify takes Sussexes' Archewell podcasts 'into its own hands'

Netflix is looking for a production designer for the couple's streaming debut, Pearl, about a young girlTheir £120m deal with the TV giant is yet to get into full swing more than 16 months after couple signed up Couple's Archewell Audio was launched in December 2020 and has produced 35 minutes of contentThe £18million podcast deal was pledged to promote 'shared values' but no content since December 2020The audio giant has taken over production, with only one show streamed, hiring at least one new producer Read more »

The first rule of censorship is... you don't talk about censorship! China radically edits Fight Club and has victorious authorities stop bombs going off and main character sent to a psychiatric hospital

Version of Fight Club available in China on streaming platform Tencent VideoBut it had been radically edited so as to transform the anarchist, anti-capitalist message that made the film a global hitInstead of multiple buildings exploding, the authorities win in censored version  Read more »

19 injured in London bus crash, with five going to hospital

Ambulance crews, paramedics, a Hazardous Area Response Team and an air ambulance trauma team were sent to the scene to treat the "walking wounded". Read more »

Withdrawing less than £300? Then head outside to the cashpoint, banks tell customers

There are fears that the move to digital-only service in banks could impact on elderly and vulnerable customers – SOPA Images /LightRocket Banks have been preventing customers from withdrawing less ... Read more »

Video: Let's hope they're horsing around! Gucci baffles shoppers with £2,200 sun visor complete with an equine main and a black leather harness

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Six-month-old baby boy is killed while he was in the back of his mother's car after being caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in Atlanta

Six-month-old Grayson Matthew was riding in his mother's car in Atlanta She came across a shootout between two cars near a schoolA stray bullet traveled into the back of the car and struck the baby boy  Read more »

Devastated dog owners claim their beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Duke was killed by mysterious bug that has left pets vomiting and lifeless

Devastated dog owners claim their beloved pet fell victim to a mysterious virus Four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Duke became seriously ill after walkDuke's owners Alan Marshall and Julie Cox noticed he was 'foaming at the mouth'It comes after hundreds of dogs were reported sick after walks across the UK   Read more »

Britain's ancient treasures are threatened by climate change: Peatlands that protect buried artefacts are drying out amid rising temperatures, study warns

22,500 UK sites of archaeological significance at threat from climate change Peatlands that protect buried artefacts are drying out amid rising temperaturesThat is the view of British experts from Teesside and Northumbria universitiesRoman toilet seat and world's oldest boxing glove have been found in peatlands Read more »

David Suchet arrives at Windsor Castle alongside wife Sheila Ferris for knighthood investiture ceremony - one month after being forced to miss event due to positive COVID-19 test

The outing comes after Sir David revealed on Twitter last month that he had tested positive for COVID-19 with a lateral flow test in a now-deleted tweet David is one of Britain's most beloved actors and is best known for playing the moustachioed detective Hercule Poirot in the TV series Agatha Christie's PoirotHis knighthood, announced in October 2020 as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list, comes after a career spanning more than 50 years Born in London in 1946, he joined the National Youth Theatre at 16 and later trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Lamda) Read more »

'Bullying' male midwife who is alleged to have taken pictures of two women having Caesarean sections without their permission and also 'filmed himself performing a sex act in a hospital toilet' faces 29 misconduct charges

Paul Johnson was a senior midwife at Hull Women and Children's HospitalHe faces 29 charges of misconduct, including alleged sex act in hospital toilet Midwife also allegedly sent pictures of women having Caesarean to a colleague It is also alleged he told colleague he was moving car, but had gone to adult shop Read more »

Ukraine 'dismantles' team of saboteurs 'co-ordinated by Russian special services' who were planning 'a series of armed attacks' aimed at destabilising border regions 

Ukraine says it has dismantled a group of Russian-backed saboteurs who were planning attacks in border regions to ‘destabilise’ the country.  The group was preparing a ‘series of armed attacks’ ... Read more »

Student, 20, who repeatedly raped girl, 12, he met on Tinder avoids jail after judge said he was 'immature' and thought she was over 16 while his 'sexualised' victim acted 'suggestively'

Jachin Joshua Mascall, 20, from Dunstable, met girl on the dating app last yearStudent admitted to raping a child under 13 and spent seven months in custodyWas sentenced to community order for three years with 200 hours unpaid work  Must complete 40 days'  rehabilitation and 48 sessions of 'maturity' programme Read more »

Let's hope they're horsing around! Gucci baffles shoppers with £2,200 sun visor complete with an equine main and a black leather harness

Luxury Italian brand, Gucci came under fire for selling the unusual head garmentOnline shoppers labelled the hat as something resembling a BDSM garmentOthers condemned the high price for such an eccentric piece of headwear  Read more »

Sacked Claudio Ranieri gives Watford a classy goodbye message from his car as he leaves the club's training base for the final time... and says the struggling Hornets CAN stay up under incoming boss Roy Hodgson

Claudio Ranieri was sacked by Premier League side Watford on MondayThe Italian was let go after the Hornets were beaten 3-0 by Norwich on FridayRoy Hodgson is close to signing a six-month contract as Ranieri's successorRanieri gave an interview from his car as he left the training ground on TuesdayThe Italian believes the Hornets can stay in the Premier League under Hodgson Read more »

'Obsessed' boyfriend, 54, admits hurling a rock at his company director ex-girlfriend's Porsche outside her £1.5m Sandbanks mansion and bombarding her with messages

Edward Morris, 54, bombarded Nadia Mehson, 54, with messages after break-upWhen his demands were ignored, he smashed windscreen of her blue Porsche Morris pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage and another of harassment and will be sentenced next month Read more »

Video: Meet the very glamorous - and controversial - poster girl of the Winter Olympics: Eileen Gu was born in the USA but has switched to represent China, smashed skiing records and graced Vogue's front cover as a model... all at the age of just 18!

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'I am SICK of looking at these bums and listening to their excuses': Frustrated Tyson Fury rips into 'COWARDS' Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, and demands to know if AJ will step aside for him to fight Oleksandr Usyk as he waits for his next bout

Tyson Fury declared that 'time has run out' for Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte The Gypsy King is still waiting for confirmation over his next fight later this year Joshua waved away reports he will step aside for Fury to take on Oleksandr Usyk Dillian Whyte is the mandatory challenger, with purse bids to be held this week  Read more »

Gary Neville reveals his 'full-on assault' to persuade Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool for bitter rivals Manchester United while on England duty in 2004... but legendary midfielder shut down the chat after just 30 seconds

Steven Gerrard was loyal to Liverpool and never left for Premier League rivalGary Neville has revealed players used to test the water on international dutyHe said Gerrard gave him about 30 seconds before he shut him downJohn Terry had more luck during Gerrard's brief flirtation with Chelsea   Read more »

Schoolgirl, 15, was molested by predatory attacker 'who pretended to play the Good Samaritan' when she was drunk in the street as car wash owner, 33, is jailed for five years and eight months for sexual assault

Father-of-one Mark Topps saw teenager who was drunk and alone in ManchesterThe 15-year-old had been kicked out of a bar and a taxi when Topps targeted her Court heard he took her back to his Travelodge room and sexually assaulted her Topps, 33, admitted the offence and was jailed for five years and eight months  Read more »

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is finally cleared in 'obscenity' case 14 YEARS after riots broke out across India when Richard Gere kissed her on the cheek and the actress 'did not protest'

Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty fronted an AIDs awareness event in India in 2007Mr Gere embraced and repeatedly kissed the Bollywood actress on the cheek Kiss caused outrage, sparking riots during which effigies of the pair were burnedMs Shetty was also charged with 'obscenity' for failing to resist the kiss, but the case against her was dismissed by a judge on Monday  Read more »

Rebecca Judd and AFL star husband Chris distract themselves by taking selfies as Ash Barty wins her Australian Open quarterfinals match

Rebecca Judd and her husband Chris Judd enjoyed a tennis match on Tuesday.  The WAG and her former AFL star partner went along to the Australian Open, at Melbourne Park, in Melbourne.  ... Read more »

Alec Baldwin and other 'Rust' producers call on California judge to throw out script superviser's lawsuit against them over Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set

Lawyers for Alec Baldwin are calling for suit from 'Rust' script superviser over Halyna Hutchin's death to be thrown out Mamie Mitchell claimed Baldwin 'intentionally cocked and fired loaded gun' that fatally shot cinematographerShe suggested shot came it was not called for in the script of the WesternBut Baldwin's lawyers say suit doesn't suggested anyone knew the prop contained live ammunition before the 'unprecedented' incident Submissions were made at Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday Lawsuit followed gaffer Serge Svetnoy filing a complaint of general negligence against the production  Read more »

Video: Pyjama-wearing mother who got into a drunken brawl at 5pm in front of her three sobbing children is branded a 'horror show' and an 'absolute disgrace' by 999: What's Your Emergency? viewers

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Antonio Rudiger is left 'speechless' at his 'overwhelming welcome' in Sierra Leone as he's mobbed by fans after arriving to launch his foundation during the winter break

The Premier League has embarked on its winter break with two blank weeksAntonio Rudiger used the break to fly to Sierra Leone to launch his foundation The Chelsea defender was greeted by a swarm of fans as he arrived in FreetownThe Germany international shared a video on Twitter of him being mobbed The 28-year-old thanked the fans and said he was 'speechless' at the welcome  Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Shameless Katie Price brushes off abusive text scandal with upbeat video roasting chestnuts - as fiancé Carl Woods vows to stick by embattled star even if she's jailed

 Price, 43, ignored the ongoing police probe into claims that she breached her restraining order and instead shared a bizarre Instagram video from her home Woods was said to be 'furious' and 'embarrassed' at Price but has vowed to stay by her side, even if she is jailed An insider told MailOnline: 'Katie is teetering on the brink of the biggest crisis in her entire life, but Carl has no plans to walk away'#They added: 'Carl will be standing by Katie and will wait for her as long as it takes. Katie is leaning heavily on Carl who has been supporting the children'Sources have also claimed that Price is facing a probe into her finances and how she affords a luxurious lifestyle    Read more »

Video: Strictly's Shirley Ballas appears to confirm tour romance rumours - following claims Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington are dating

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'Our three-year-old daughter couldn't have a party': How Brits spent their lockdown birthdays as Boris enjoyed a 'party' in No10 in June 2020

Boris Johnson faces criticism over Downing Street birthday event in June 2020 It is claimed 30 people attended 'party' with a cake and Happy Birthday sung At the time, gatherings limited to two people from different households indoorsOn same day Britons posted on social media about having birthday in lockdownSome enjoyed a takeaway delivery, while others watched family through window Read more »
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