Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets pantomime performers at the Horse of the Year show

Posted: 20 Dec 2014 06:35 AM PST

The Duchess of Cornwall was at Olympia, the London International Horse Show yesterday. During her visit, she met a group of Ukrainian Cossacks and a Shetland pony named Mighty Mark.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears spotted with £200k engagement ring

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 03:19 PM PST

Kim Sears gave the first glimpse of her enormous diamond engagement ring from Murray. The couple, who live in a £5.6m home in Oxshott, Surrey, are reportedly planning their wedding for next autumn.

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High-end fashion boutique donates £6k wedding dresses to charity shop

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 11:27 AM PST

The dresses, from a range of designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Peter Langner, Carlos Miele and Monique Lhuillier, were given to the Swiss Cottage British Heart Foundation shop in London.

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Viktoria Modesta, the REAL bionic woman

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 10:06 AM PST

Viktoria Modesta had difficulties in birth that left her leg and hip dislocated. After 15 surgeries, she moved to London and fought to have her leg amputated. She then pursued pop stardom.

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Prince Charles is all smiles as he meets Prince's Trust volunteers

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:55 AM PST

Prince Charles left his official Bentley parked in a disused bus stop outside a London school this morning. He was visiting South Thames College where he met Prince's Trust volunteers.

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Get a figure like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as Tracy Anderson launches virtual workout class

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:41 AM PST

Tracy Anderson, business partner of Gwyneth Paltrow, has launched an online portal where anyone in the world can join in with her intense and world-renowned fitness classes.

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Nottingham woman swaps burlesque outfits for a hijab after falling in love with Muslim man

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 08:01 AM PST

Mother-of-three Claire Birkill, 37, from Nottingham, overhauled her lifestyle after a trip to Gambia in January where she met fiance, Sarif Jallow, 28.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets pantomime performers at the Horse of the Year show

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 06:52 AM PST

The Duchess of Cornwall was at the Horse of the Year Show at London's Olympia yesterday. During her visit, she met a group of Ukrainian Cossacks and a Shetland pony named Mighty Mark.

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Beauty company Lush releases mesmerising new video of dissolving bath products

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 06:30 AM PST

Cosmetics brand Lush has filmed the moment bath bombs are dropped in water for a hypnotic two-minute film called The Experimenter, set to an original score performed by a 45-piece orchestra.

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Hygiene study by Rug Doctor reveals how our homes are not as clean as we think

Posted: 19 Dec 2014 03:13 AM PST

A shocking new survey by The Rug Doctor swabbed 30 carpets and shoes from a cross section of homes and found some pretty astonishing - not to mention disturbing - results.

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The films Kim Jong-Un DOES approve of revealed

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:51 PM PST

North Korea has its own film industry, which only produces regime-approved movies. Popular titles include Urban Girl Comes to Get Married, Sea of Blood and A True Daughter of the Party.

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Has Greg Wallace FINALLY found happiness with fiancée No.4?

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:20 PM PST

The Masterchef star's first marriage ended in six weeks, his second with a nervous breakdown. The third marriage to 'the love of his life' ended after 14 months. He now claims he has never been happier.

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Rafael Nadal to strip off as new Tommy Hilfiger underwear model

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:20 PM PST

Tommy Hilfiger revealed the smouldering Spaniard, 28, has been named the designer's global ambassador for 2015 and will also star in campaigns for the fashion brand's Tailored collection.

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Would a boy or a girl get more kisses at Christmas?

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:58 AM PST

Emma, 22, and Tom, 26, competed to win most kisses from strangers. The Londoners filmed the reactions of the people they approached. Emma won the competition with double Tom's kiss count.

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New York City's Empire Steak House serves $21,000 New Year's Eve dinner

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:51 AM PST

The $21,000 (£13,500) feast for two at Empire Steak House, New York City, includes fine wines such as Dom Perignon Oenotheque, Chateau Petrus and Ch√Ęteau d'Yquem.

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Is this the end of the traditional Christmas dinner?

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:45 AM PST

Pubs and restaurants across the UK have seen a 20 per cent increase as UK consumers plan to dine out on Christmas Day instead of eating with family and friends at home.

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Lauren Riley fired by Lord Sugar in The Apprentice launches Link App

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:29 AM PST

Lauren Riley, 28, from London, says she is determined to give the law industry a 'modern and sexier' facelift and encourage women to embrace their beauty as well as their brains.

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Olympia Valance feels 'a million dollars' in sexy corsets and suspenders as face of Gossard

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:18 AM PST

Australian starlet Olympia Valance, 21, told FEMAIL she had been worried about feeling self-conscious posing for the camera in lingerie until she tried the glamorous undergarments on.

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Tomboy swaps manly jeans and T-shirts in favour of frills and petticoats to dress like a LIVING DOLL (and has spent £2,000 funding the habit)

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 08:02 AM PST

Sofia Petterson-Janes, 19, from London, swapped her masculine style in favour of the Japanese Lolita fashion. The habit has cost more than £2,000 and she has taken a job as a cleaner to fund it.

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Michelle Keegan unveils stunning new Lipsy collection in full

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:18 AM PST

In between planning her wedding, support her fiance on Strictly and filming for her new TV projects, Michelle, 27, has managed to design and model her new collection for Lipsy.

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Bride wears £2,000 wedding dress as couple celebrate wedding with SNOWBOARDING photoshoot

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:43 AM PST

Rodica Havrestiuc, 25, and her husband Adrian, 24, donned their wedding attire, as well as their snowboarding gear, to create a unique photo-shoot at Mount Holly Ski Resort in Michigan.

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Duchess of Cambridge visits Amaia Kids to pick up Prince George's Christmas clothes

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:09 AM PST

The owners of Amaia Kidsto told FEMAIL they are 'delighted' Kate has chosen to dress her son in their designs. In his Christmas portrait, Prince George wore a pair of their corduroy shorts and socks.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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'Glamorous grannies' strip off for naked 2015 Wrinklies Charity Calendar

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:05 PM PST

The 15 daring grannies from the Vale of Clwyd, Wales, have bared all for a naked charity calendar - and they believe they are the oldest pin-up girls in Britain.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia unveil festive missive

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 12:37 PM PST

The new card features a photo of the Spanish royal couple waving to well-wishers from the balcony of the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid and contains a charming family snap on the inside.

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Artist Amit Shimoni imagines former world leaders as HIPSTERS in Hipstory series

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 11:49 AM PST

Israeli artist Amit Shimoni created the series, depicting global political icons in the most improbable way possible, outfitted and styled in the latest hipster fashions.

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The Queen arrives at Sandringham by train for Christmas (but where's the Duke of Edinburgh?)

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:58 AM PST

The Queen has arrived at Sandringham in Norfolk for the Christmas holidays. The 88-year-old monarch travelled by train to King's Lynn station but was alone - Prince Philip was nowhere to be seen.

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Artist Incredibeard takes hipster 'beard art' trend to new lengths

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 09:42 AM PST

Isaiah Webb, 30, from San Francisco, has dedicated his life to creating mindboggling 'beard art' using only his impressive facial hair, styling paste and his imaginative other half.

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Prince Harry tries his hand at photography during Lesotho visit

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 07:43 AM PST

Prince Harry turned photographer for a trip to Lesotho last week, releasing a series of stunning black and white shots. The visit was on behalf of his HIV/AIDS charity, Sentebale.

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Celebrity chefs reveal their secret tips for the perfect Christmas dinner

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:34 AM PST

Chef Marco Pierre White, patissier Eric Lanlard, wine columnist Olly Smith and award-winning cheesemaker Charlie Turnbull share their secrets for a perfect Christmas banquet.

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Flesh pink stilettos with human hair by Chinese artist Zhu Tian go on display

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 03:24 AM PST

The flesh-coloured shoes by Chinese artist Zhu Tian feature pointed toes, spiked heels and patches of human hair attached to silica gel.

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Southwark council introduces Women's Safety Charter over sexual harassment

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 03:10 AM PST

Southwark council has launched the Women's Safety Charter asking businesses to sign up to a set of commitments designed to encourage women to report incidents to venue managers.

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How stepping on the scales regularly helps dieters shed more pounds

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 01:55 AM PST

To get the best results, dieters should weigh themselves at least once a week or they may actually put on weight rather than lose it, according to a new study.

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Turkey Wars Bronze or black which trendy bird should plump for

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:50 PM PST

Ten million turkeys will be consumed in Britain over the next few weeks, about a million of these will be free range. Norfolk Blacks and Kelly Bronzes are popular choices this year.

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Princess Beatrice debuts new hair-do for the Queen's Christmas lunch

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:32 PM PST

The young royal was spotted leaving a South Kensington hair salon after an early morning appointment. The 26-year-old opted for a voluminous style with a mass of curls ready for the festive event

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So which twins make-up cost £400 and which was £10 from Poundland? 

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 09:36 PM PST

After launching its £1 make-up range, Poundland had to fly in extra stock. Twins Linda Hall (right) and Pauline Day (left), 64, tried the products to see if it tackle baggy eyes, thin eyebrows and freckles

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Which magnum's worth a pop?

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:39 PM PST

Good things come in small packages — except bubbles and over the past year it seems we've developed a thirst for champagne and sparkling wine in big bottles with sales rocketing

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Why do celebrities pretend to hate their perfect bodies? 

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:37 PM PST

Uma Thurman hates her toes, Kelly Brook thinks she has flabby arms, Cara Delevigne want curves and Cheryl Cole doesn't like her legs. Jan Moir asks why beautiful women downplay their looks

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The sexiest gift you can give this year bath salts! 

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:03 PM PST

Bath salts contain trace minerals that mimic the properties of natural hot springs. Their popularity has surged and celebrity fans include Victoria Beckham (right) and Jennifer Lawrence (left)

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When did Calvin Harris get so HOT?

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:47 AM PST

Back in 2007, as he released his debut album I Created Disco, Dumfries-born Calvin was a pale and scruffy brunette who favoured a battered leather jacket, hooded tops and loose jeans.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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London's department stores compete for the capital's best Christmas window display

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:58 PM PST

Harrods, Selfridges and Hamleys are among the London stores with festive windows. Shops outdo each other with outlandish decorations, including real trees, VIP penguins and life-sized Santas.

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Annemarie Flanagan turned spy and found Putney carer Sarah Leacy a thief

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:41 PM PST

Annemarie Flanagan set up hidden cameras in her mother's house and was horrified to discover that her carer, Sarah Leacy (right), had been stealing from her employer (left) who suffers from dementia

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Go on, flash your back! Demure from the front, daring from behind, this seasons most flattering party look 

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:17 PM PST

Christmas is a time for glamour but plunging necklines don't suit older women. On the other hand too much fabric can look boring. The answer is a dress with a sexily low swoop at the back

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Proof just one Christmas drink can put you over the limit

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:58 PM PST

We conducted a unique experiment involving five women who have different drinking habits — and vary in weight and height. The results prove that you should never get behind the wheel after drinking.

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Bombes to make Christmas go with a bang from chocolate to Stilton and turkey 

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:40 PM PST

Serving a bombe instead of Christmas pudding is this year's latest craze Traditionally these dome-shaped French desserts are made from ice-cream, this season they come in all flavours and guises.

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Aldo Zilli on the Italian cakes taking over Christmas

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:00 PM PST

Not so long ago panettones were expensive and exotic. But in recent years supermarket aisles have become awash with these Italian Christmas cakes.

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Colorado woman poses for nude photos after losing 100 pounds

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 02:42 PM PST

A Colorado woman has participated in a nude photo shoot after getting out of an unfaithful, tumultuous marriage, conquering a debilitating illness, and losing a hundred pounds.

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Jennifer Lopez and Kate Middleton top list of 2014's hottest fashion trendsetters

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:44 AM PST

The list of trendsetters, who were chosen by a group of 1,000 American women, also featured the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama and popstars Rihanna and Katy Perry.

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Royals including Prince William, Kate and George at Buckingham Palace for festive lunch

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:40 AM PST

Senior royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Prince Harry were among the family members to arrive at Buckingham Palace for the annual festive lunch.

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FDA rule will require restaurants to reveal hidden calories in alcoholic beverages

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 09:46 AM PST

New menu labeling rules from the FDA will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks by next November.

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How more than a QUARTER of undergraduate students are raising children

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 09:16 AM PST

According to a new Quartz report using data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, 4.8million undergrads in the U.S. had dependents between 2011 and 2012.

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Kings Lynn woman reunited with real father following 34 YEARS apart

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 08:58 AM PST

Claire Heard, 34, grew up in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, with her two sisters, Kelly, 31, and Faye, 28, believing another man was her father. She was a teenager biological father, who called John Mundy,

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RAF officer Alun Pepper who battled cancer crowned Britain's Manliest Man

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 08:46 AM PST

Flight Lieutenant Alun 'Peps' Pepper, 43, fought off more than 1,000 fellow testosterone-filled applicants to win the nationwide competition.

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Kimberly Fugate in Mississippi gave birth to surprise quadruplets

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 08:44 AM PST

Kimberly Fugate, 43, from Jayess, Mississippi, had been expecting triplets - and was stunned when doctors revealed that she was carrying an 'extra' baby.

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Hilarious photos reveal the cats and dogs ruining Christmas

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 08:40 AM PST

From cats attempting to climb Christmas trees, to pooches eager to help shred the wrapping paper, these hilarious pictures capture some of the worst Christmas carnage around the UK.

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Model reduces breasts so she will be 'taken seriously' in dream job as a police officer

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:37 AM PST

Hannah Sadowska, 33, of Wrexham, paid £3,700 to increase her breasts to a 32GG but found that her appearance meant she was never taken seriously and people made assumptions about her.

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Kate Middleton's hair is a NIGHTMARE says Prince William at charity breakfast

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:16 AM PST

The Duke of Cambridge told well-wishers that managing his wife's hair is a 'nightmare' during a charity breakfast for young homeless people in London. He also met volunteer mentors.

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Oliver Sweeney shoes designs brogues hiding miniature bottles of whisky in heels

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:07 AM PST

A British cobbler has created a limited edition range of Oxford-style brogues with miniature bottles of Scotch concealed in a hidden compartment in the heel.

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How to make salad cocktails bursting with beetroot, carrot, pepper, radish (and gin!)

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 06:33 AM PST

London cocktail bar, The Shrub & Shutter, in Brixton, has come up with these concoctions which are perfect for seasonal damage control and are packed with fresh ingredients.

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Six-year-old autistic twins set to experience Christmas for first time

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 06:31 AM PST

Noreen Bishop, and Darrell Roberts's sons Alfie and Louie, from Rainham, Essex, are set to enjoy Christmas for the first time. Lights, tinsel, presents and festive music used to trigger meltdowns.

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North Korean women make regulation styles their own despite risking punishment

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 05:32 AM PST

As with jobs and public behaviour, fashion is regulated in North Korea. Nevertheless, women have found ways to make their clothes unique - despite the risk of punishment if they look too Western.

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Christmas gift guide for clueless husbands! What your partner REALLY wants under the tree

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:32 AM PST

From glitzy gadgets to royal jewellery, Ashley Pearson knows what women want for Christmas - and has provided the definitive gift guide for men terrified of getting it wrong.

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Sex expert TRACEY COX on how to get your steamiest sex wish granted this Christmas

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 02:13 AM PST

Sex expert Tracey Cox reveals how men can sometimes be threatened by women 'reversing' traditional sexual roles and advises making the man in your life believe it's his idea to spice up your sex life.

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Alexa Chung moans about getting free Champagne at fashion parties and claims the industry is just like Zoolander

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 01:59 AM PST

The 31-year-old fashionista has spoken out on the perils of working in the world's most glamorous industry.

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Father Christmas gets a designer makeover as he dresses in Marni, Alexander Wang and Kenzo

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 01:35 AM PST

Taking inspiration from Father Christmas's already hipster attributes, such as his bushy beard and bobble hat, a creative agency have given him a rather fashionable makeover.

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Discontinued Beauty owner Daneen Woolstrum sells discontinued products 

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 04:40 PM PST

Daneen Woolstrum, based in Buffalo, New York, runs Discontinued Beauty, a website on which shoppers can browse hundreds of rare, obscure or phased-out products.

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Kendall Jenner makes another appearance in American Vogue

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 04:02 PM PST

19-year-old Kendall, who is currently in California preparing to celebrate the holidays with the Kardashian clan, models a selection of cropped jackets in the new 10-strong photo spread.

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FDA report warns against fetal ultrasound scans for non-medical reasons

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 02:53 PM PST

According to a Consumer Update published on Tuesday, the FDA 'strongly discourages' ultrasound imaging and Doppler fetal ultrasound heartbeat monitor for 'keepsake images and videos'.

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Girl writes letter to her school teacher after he came out as gay to his class

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 11:12 AM PST

The British student wrote the heartwarming note after her teacher told the class that he was gay. The man came out after learning every pupil had heard 'gay' used as an insult.

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Sales of Prince George's £36 Start-Rite shoes worn in Christmas photoshoot go through the roof

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 04:17 AM PST

Start-rite, which dates back 222 years, sold 10 times as many pairs of the Jo, Navy Blue Leather Boys Buckle First Walking Shoes in the last 48 hours as the whole of last week.

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Fashion designer Michelle Keegan models her Spring collection for Lipsy

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 03:26 AM PST

Michelle, 27, has been busy in the design studio curating her Spring range for the high street giant and has given FEMAIL a teaser of her work ahead of the launch on Thursday.

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