Monday, October 20, 2014

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Prince Harry showcases his ball skills as he joins youngsters at mini rugby tournament at Manchester school

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 08:31 PM PDT

Harry, a keen rugby union fan, took part in a training session for new rugby coaches before joining dozens of youngsters in a mini-tournament at Eccles RFC in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Amanda Holden takes the view that less is more

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 06:38 PM PDT

As her latest cheeky Twitter selfie shows, Amanda Holden is still a consummate publicity-seeker. Yet her bottom isn't the only body part she's guilty of flashing over the years.

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Oscar de La Renta unveils wedding gown similiar to Mrs Alamuddin Clooney's

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 11:30 AM PDT

Esteemed designer Oscar de la Renta has created an Amal-inspired wedding gown, which forms part of his bridal fall 2015 collection.

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Jessica Alba set to float The Honest Company for £620m

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 10:21 AM PDT

She may not be known for her highbrow film roles, but Jessica Alba deserves to win 'best actress' when it comes to entrepreneurship.

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That's an awful lot of dough! World's most expensive loaf of bread, made from 23-carat gold and champagne, goes on sale for £75

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:45 AM PDT

The royal bloomer was made by Robert Didier at his Orchard Pigs bakery in Wrexham, North Wales and was unveiled at the Hamper Llangollen food festival in Wales over the weekend.

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Rita Ora boosts DKNY perfume sales by 250 per cent

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:08 AM PDT

Rita Ora, 23, became the face of the DKNY perfume earlier this summer. Since then the New York based fashion label has seen sales increase by 249 per cent, three and a half times more than last year.

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Alight here for strip-adily circus! Group of pranksters turn a tube carriage into a STRIP CLUB on London Underground

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 09:00 AM PDT

Comedy group, Trollstation, set up a make-shift strip club on a Northern Line journey last month offering stunned passengers free lap dances within the carriage of the train.

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Dating expert gets best response in tight dress and 'stripper heels' 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 07:49 AM PDT

Hayley Quinn, 27, from London, donned three very different outfits to play the part of a lost tourist outside of a busy London tube station for the social experiment.

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Women would rather impress other GIRLS on a night out

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 04:43 AM PDT

Researchers found half of the British women polled in a new survey doll themselves up when they hit the town purely to impress their friends.

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Why is this coat just £89 in one catalogue but £115 in another? 

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 12:54 AM PDT

The popularity of catalogue shopping is no surprise but if you compare the prices of some of the glossy brochures that thud through your letterbox, you could be in for a shock.

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LUNA Smart Bead teaches women to have better, longer and more intense orgasms

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:58 AM PDT

The Smart Bead, which is made by Swedish sex toy manufacturer LELO, sets a 'personal pleasure training' routine that gives intimate muscles a workout and boosts orgasms in the process.

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Good lord, Mrs Hughes, it says here you can... Create your very own Downton! From butler's bells to the Earl's four-poster bed.. how you can give YOUR house the official Downton Abbey At Home makeover!

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 05:06 AM PDT

Downton Abbey's producers have approved an official selection of merchandise – called the Downton Abbey At Home range – inspired by life both above and below stairs.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Think your family's a handful? Meet the mother who had FOUR babies in nine months!

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:39 PM PDT

Sarah Ward, 29, and her partner Benn Smith, 31, conceived their triplets just weeks after welcoming their first child, Freddie, with chances of one in 8,000.

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Your winter wardrobe from £50 to £500: The best of this season's high street bargains and designer buys 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 06:25 PM PDT

Style your perfect seasonal outfits from budget high street bargains to high end designer garments. Camel is the fashionistas' favourite colour for this season and mustard is stylish without showing off

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Why Im so glad Camerons girl is following in my footsteps, says JANET STREET-PORTER

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 03:06 PM PDT

The Camerons have been visiting schools and are said to be impressed with Lady Margaret Church of England Academy in Fulham where JANET STREET-PORTER was once a student

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Teach yourself to resist temptation: Willpower wont just stop you piling on the pounds itll make you more successful in every area of your life, says a best selling new book...

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 03:02 PM PDT

How do some people exercise an impossible amount of willpower? Professor Mischel (inset) set up a simple experiment in the Sixties to test his theory that anyone can learn self-restraint

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Repairing 'flesh tunnel' earlobes will cost you a whopping £1,800

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 02:14 PM PDT

Flesh tunnels are created using a tapered cone to stretch a piercing. Once the hole reaches 1.5cm in diameter, ear plugs, a type of jewellery originally popularised by the Ancient Egyptians, can be worn.

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Socialist diaries, diamond jewellery and some VERY naughty garden tools: The personal possessions of Pre-Raphaelite painter William Morris go on display 

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 11:50 AM PDT

WARNING: NAUGHTY CONTENT The new William Morris exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery includes some of his personal possessions and examples of the arts and crafts movement.

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The appalling fate of Yemen and Somalia's khat addicts revealed

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 10:36 AM PDT

In total, there are 20 million khat addicts (left and top right) in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, including some as young as six. The drug can also bring on mental illness (bottom right).

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Spencer Matthews shows off impressive new six-pack after Ibiza boot camp

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 10:36 AM PDT

The Made in Chelsea star lost 8lb during his stay at the luxury Ibiza resort and has now regained his six pack (left) after piling on the pounds (right). Spencer has now vowed to maintain his six-pack.

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Susan Boyle's adoption dream: Single singer says she plans to start a family and thinks taking in a child would be 'a great way to give something back'

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 10:13 AM PDT

The singer, 53, from Blackburn in West Lothian, said that she has been thinking about adopting for more than a year and said, should she be accepted, having a child would make her 'so happy'.

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Scott Hastings' wife reveals how depression drove her to make bizarre suicide bid

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 09:59 AM PDT

Husband and wife break years of silence to talk about the debilitating condition that has blighted Jenny's life

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Caroline Stanbury spent £100k on handbags and built shrine to worship them in

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 08:16 AM PDT

Caroline Stanbury has a very special room in her£8million home in Surrey dedicated to an outrageous collection of handbags including at least 25 by Hermes and Chanel.

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Swedish MP Gabriel Wikström bombarded after photo goes viral

Posted: 19 Oct 2014 03:56 AM PDT

Sweden's minister for public health, Gabriel Wikström, 29, said he was honoured and 'a little bit surprised' to be on the receiving end of scores of lovelorn messages from fans across Europe.

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Body image, online trolls and sexism: Denise Van Outen talks to Femail about her fears for daughter Betsy as she grows up

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 06:56 PM PDT

Denise, 40, grew up in the seventies, without access to the web or diets. The TV star worries about the effect of iPads and internet on childhood. She also criticises mothers who talk diets in front of their kids.

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How the police fitted me up for a vile sex crime they knew I hadn't done, says Met's gun girl who is suing over 'malicious leaks'

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 04:00 PM PDT

Carol Howard took her employers to a tribunal where they were found to have subjected her to a campaign of 'malicious, vindictive and spiteful actions', which derailed her career

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Vita Sackville-West was known to have affairs with men AND women

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 11:42 AM PDT

Tall, dark and attractive, Vita Sackville-West (left) had the knack of inflaming passions wherever she went. Marriages crumbled in her wake. Grown men and women threatened suicide.

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Woman goes a week without apologizing and finds it's hardest at work

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Gabrielle Moss, from New York, says before giving up 'sorry', she didn't realize the extent to which she'd been using it 'as a way of seeming less powerful, or as a way of showing my subservience'.

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Cara Delevingne brows available in a bottle on sale for £20

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge and model Cara Delavigne began sporting bolder, bushier eye brows, they have been a must for any fashion conscious female - now they come in a bottle.

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The adorable calendar showing off the children of serving soldiers 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 02:41 AM PDT

After receiving thousands of entries from across the country, 13 were chosen to feature in the fundraising calendar including Dylan Poursain, left, and Harry Court from Aldershot, Hants, inset.

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Show I leave this cold man for the sake of my baby? 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 01:57 AM PDT

This week BEL MOONEY advises a woman who is worried about a partner who is cold, distant and more concerned with proving her wrong and left her to bring up their son.

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Wine without the wait... the POWER TOOL which opens bottles in seconds 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:31 PM PDT

The Skil Power corkscrew also works as an electric screw driver but it also comes equipped with a corkscrew attachment, which snugly fits on to your favourite bottle of Pinot Noir. 

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Colin Farrell smolders as the face of Dolce & Gabbana's new fragrance

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 12:21 PM PDT

The 38-year-old heartthrob is seen against a moody beach backdrop gazing - very intensely - into the distance, dressed in a beaten-up white Henley tee and mannishly caressing a rock.

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The handy guide to toddler speak: 'Empty poos' are farts, 'the hello' is a telephone, a 'booby trap' is a bra and 'ghost broccoli' is cauliflower 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 12:13 PM PDT

Parenting website Mumsnet has compiled a handy list of what children really mean when they say unintelligible words. They translate phrases including 'orange yawn', meaning sick.

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Queen Letizia joins King Felipe for the launch of new Spanish dictionary 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Queen Letizia wore a pretty grey printed dress for her visit to the Real Academia Española in Madrid with her dapper husband King Felipe in tow. The couple are fresh from a trip to the Hague.

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Meet Britain's biggest tanorexic Hannah Norman

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Hanna Norman, 19, from Cwmbran, South Wales, is forced to visit so many beauty parlours as the maximum time that each salon allows for tanning is 15 minutes.

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Lessons from author Elizabeth Kesses to her insecure younger self 

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Elizabeth Kesses, now 40, struggled with her own appearance and self confidence growing up in London and Athens.

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Are these 'Dance mums' the most competitive mothers in Britain?

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 08:16 AM PDT

Maxine Kelly, Danielle Simpson and Serena McConville, all from Liverpool, are part of a new breed of 'dance mums' who will go to any lengths to ensure their daughters succeed.

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25-stone mother-of-four shuns gastric band surgery to drop TWELVE stone

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Karen Sharpe, 38, from Leicester, was 24st 10lb and waiting for a NHS gastric band when her 82-year-old grandmother Betty urged her to forget surgery and lose weight through dieting.

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Watch Agent Provocateur's sizzling new season advert here

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:19 AM PDT

It is a brand synonymous with seduction and temptation, and Agent Provocateur likes to play by its own rules.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Must we give up our little treats? Coffee. Cake. A glass of wine. Could you live without them? Our writers quit their favourite vices for three months...to see if abstinence really is worth the pain 

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 03:31 PM PDT

After three months without sugar, caffeine and alcohol, the three participants experienced monumental changes in weight, attention span and behaviour.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

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It's not just the women who go through hell to look good on Strictly - as TOM RAWSTORNE found out  

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:04 PM PDT

Gallons of fake tan and more Spandex than the Seventies. How do these men achieve Strictly style? 43-year-old father of three TOM RAWSTORNE put himself through the Strictly treatment to find out.

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Mollie King reveals her favourite statement bags from Folli Follie's new collection

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 06:41 PM PDT

The Saturday's star has partnered with Greek brand Folli Follie to showcase their autumn/winter collection of stylish accessories including statement bags and gold bangles. 

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Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith honoured by the Queen in Windsor Castle ceremony

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 03:37 PM PDT

Dame Maggie Smith, 79, was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by the Queen in a ceremony at Windsor Castle in Berkshire. Tory MP Bill Cash was also honoured.

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Aintree organisers to issue guide on what to wear inspired by Coco Chanel

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Details of the dress code have not been revealed yet but organisers hope it will 'inspire and enthuse' visitors to make the event the most stylish to date.

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How to get the dewy Downton Abbey look

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 02:05 PM PDT

Laura Carmichael shares the secrets from the set with make-up artist Lisa Eldridge, as she recreates her natural look from series three in a video tutorial.

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Elizabeth Emmanuel turns to crowdfunding in a bid to relaunch her fashion career

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 01:53 PM PDT

Elizabeth Emmanuel, the designer behind Princess Diana's 1981 wedding dress, has launched an appeal on crowdfunding site, Crowdcube. She hopes to raise £750,000 to fund her new label.

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Vintage catalogues reveal 8 decades of women's battle against their waistline

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 01:37 PM PDT

Beginning in the 1890s, the archive goes on to show all of the most popular shapewear garments sold by JD Williams for the next fourteen decades.

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Would you freeze your eggs if Google offered to pay? Michelle Dewberry would

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Michelle is getting her eggs frozen as time is running out to be a mother. The Apprentice star hasn't found right man and is still building her career. She wants to wait until the moment is right.

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These twins couldn't have been closer until one was hit by alopecia

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 09:13 AM PDT

When Gwen Thomas, 37, from Cardiff, was diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune hair-loss condition, it almost ruined her relationship with her genetically identical twin sister, Elin.

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Did Christopher Booker's sister Serena foresee her own murder?

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 08:47 AM PDT

Christopher Booker's sister Serena (left) was battered to death in Thailand in similar circumstances to the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge (inset). It seemed she knew danger lay ahead

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Is it really an affair if you don't have sex? As virtual infidelity soars, relationship expert Tracey Cox discusses what defines betrayal

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 07:42 AM PDT

The average person has romantic or sexual exchanges with two people other than their partner on social media, according to new research.

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The weekend starts at 10.19am on Friday (in our heads at least)

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:21 AM PDT

Britons are also the biggest spenders when it comes to splashing out on their ideal weekend, spending an average of £162 on a great weekend, more than residents of any other European country.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Women have been faking it for years, says Miriam... but has anyone told Nick? Deputy PM's wife light-hearted response to question about self-confidence 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:59 PM PDT

Mrs Clegg, 46, was speaking at the launch of the Inspiring the Future: Inspiring Women campaign in London last night. The campaign aims to get 15,000 women into schools to talk careers.

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Whitney Way Thore proves you can dance at ANY size in A Fat Girl Dancing videos

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 11:34 AM PDT

Radio producer Whitney Way Thore from North Carolina's videos have exploded into a worldwide movement that aims to fight body shame.

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Tower of London Poppies exhibit visited by the Queen

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 11:29 AM PDT

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh looked sombre as they toured Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red, which is nearing completion and will eventually contain 888,246 poppies.

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Duchess of Cornwall gets behind credit unions at Clarence House

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 11:02 AM PDT

The Duchess of Cornwall donned her stylish glasses to make a speech in support of credit unions at Clarence House in which she also revealed that she is 'no financial wizard'.

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I earn thousands 'dwarfing' men: Meet the 6ft 8in Brazilian model who has escaped poverty squashing and wrestling petite fans

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 09:25 AM PDT

Amazon Cinthia, real name Ana Lucia Barbosa, 30, is flown around the world for one-to-one sessions and showered with gifts from admirers who like her to dominate, squash and wrestle them.

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Suspenders are back and this time they're so comfy you may want them 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 05:14 AM PDT

Once scratchy and best reserved for first dates, the suspender belt has gone all streamlined and high-tech. CHARLOTTE KEMP finds out if they are suitable attire for a mother-of-three in her 40s

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Beko ovens linked to the gassing of ten people

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 02:02 AM PDT

Richard Smith (inset) died from carbon monoxide poisoning as his Beko cooker (left) had a serious design flaw. His parents Brian and Wray (right) say the company is guilty of corporate manslaughter.

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Dye your hair pink if you must but dont post it on Instagram, says LORRAINE CANDY 

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 01:14 AM PDT

If you followed LORRAINE CANDY on Facebook, you'd probably conclude she was the least proud mum alive because there are no pictures identifying her children but she says it's to keep them safe

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Born at 23 weeks, the babies some doctors would refuse to save 

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 07:23 PM PDT

Fiona Large (left) was amazed when daughter Elsie (inset) survived when she was born 13 weeks early. Kelly Hough (right) wishes her pessimistic obstetrician could see her three-year-old twins now

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Can bleaching your eyebrows or dyeing them black make you look younger? 

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 06:42 PM PDT

At the beginning of the year the 'Scouse brow' was still in fashion then it was the ungroomed look but now it's all about the 'no brow'. STEPHANIE THEOBALD finds out which she should go for

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How to get X Factor abs: The secrets of Fleur East's sensational six-pack 

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 11:37 AM PDT

The 26-year-old from East London hits the gym five times a week and it shows. X Factor judge Mel B complimented her on her toned stomach on Saturday's show.

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Beyonce's new hair inspires FEMAIL to look back at her many styles

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 11:20 AM PDT

The 33-year-old singer unveiled the extreme fringe on a trip to London with husband Jay-Z.

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