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Eye-watering six-figure total it costs to bring up the average child in the UK today

Other costs researchers estimated included haircuts, Christmas and birthday gifts, nappies, bikes, baby cots and buggies, school trips, meals and days out, fuel to ferry them to events, books, pets, phones, sports gear and hobbies. The most expensive year for a son or daughter is when they hit 10 – as youngster’s heads are turned […]

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Entertainment

Real-life Barbie Margot Robbie dazzles in costume whilst shooting movie

The stars hit Venice Beach in Los Angeles in fluorescent clothing and neon yellow rollerblades. Wolf Of Wall Street actress Margot, 31, grinned in her gaudy leotard while Ryan, 41, braved a jazzy gilet and matching cycling shorts. The get-ups, which even a hi-vis loving politician would balk at, will be seen on the big […]

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Celebrities

Batman star Ben Affleck’s son shaken after banging £180,000 Lamborghini into BMW

Batman star Ben and fiancee Jennifer Lopez had to comfort little Samuel after the bump at luxury motor dealership 777 Exotics in LA. The lad had been allowed by his father to sit in the driving seat of the yellow Lamborghini Urus, which rents for £1,200 a day. But, with the engine still running after […]

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UK

‘Please save my missus’ Husband’s plea as partner is killed in gas blast

The explosion was feared to be linked to a faulty boiler at the three-bed terraced home in Kingstanding, Birmingham. The woman was named last night as Doreen Rees-Bibb, 79. Police said David Murphy was in a “life-threatening” condition after he was saved. Callum Attwood said he had run in to help, adding: “He said his […]

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Celebrities

‘Bobby’s statue is bigger than life size’, says widow Yvonne Ball

Yvonne Ball got a sneak peek before its unveiling and joked that as it’s “one-and-a-half times” his actual size, it would be the first time she had looked up at 5ft 4ins Bobby. The Cannon and Ball star died aged 76 in October 2020 at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital after catching Covid. His death prompted calls […]

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Finance

Royal Mail opens new ‘super hub’ for parcels in Cheshire

The centre is the size of four-and-ahalf football pitches, will boost automation and create 600 jobs. Built on what was wartime airbase RAF Burtonwood, it is the first of its kind in the UK. The site at Omega Business Park, Warrington, Cheshire, was opened by Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson. He said: “Royal Mail is […]

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UK

Airports on the race to fill thousands of jobs cut in pandemic

These jobs are low-paid, often involving at least 40 hours a week and with variable shifts that can end late or on weekends, making them particularly unattractive. Airlines UK, the industry body for UK-registered airlines, said companies have cut about 30,000 jobs since the start of the pandemic, having employed 74,000 people in 2019. Swissport, […]

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Entertainment

Julie Andrews reunites with The Sound Of Music’s von Trapp children

The legendary actress, 86, was honoured with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles. And co-stars from the 1965 classic movie join her at the gala. With Julie were Duane Chase, 71, who played Kurt von Trapp; Nicholas Hammond, 72, who was Friedrich; Kym Karath, 63, the youngest von […]

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Travel

Holiday hell continues as summer airfares set to soar by seventy percent

The full list of TUI flights delayed or cancelled amid travel chaos And the sky-high prices are only going to get worse, a leading budget airline has warned. Wizz Air is predicting 10 percent rises due to the “perfect storm” of inflation, fuel costs and the surge in demand. Meanwhile, a strike by Italian aviation […]

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Travel

Bargain getaway deals are grounded, experts claim

Industry insiders predict that problems in recruiting airport workers and the rising cost of fuel mean there will be no late bargains. It follows a disastrous half-term week for airlines with over 350 flights axed amid customer fury. It came as thousands of Britons rushed to enjoy their first holiday abroad since the pandemic. Friedrich […]