• Stem cell banking: Saving your child's hidden assets

    Stem cells are never far from the headlines these days as medical research reveals more and more possible ways in which they can help to heal us. It's not surprising then that an increasing number of parents are looking at how they can capture their family’s own stem cells as a form of biological insurance in case they fall ill in the future. What are stem cells?
 Stem cells are the body's building blocks which multiply and transform into the cells that make up our blood, bones, tissues and organs - everything that makes us physically what we are. They can

  • Tulisa vs. Nicole: The best of the 'X Factor' fashion face-off

    The rivalry is fierce onstage as the contestants battle it out to keep their place in the nation's favourite singing competition. But fans of the X Factor remain just as transfixed by the unspoken battle taking place each week as judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger go head-to-head in the style stakes. Dressed to impress in their best designer glad rags and skyscraper showstoppers, the ladies always look fabulous.   Tulisa is the epitome of elegance and sophistication in her sparkling numbers. The N-Dubz singer dazzled on Saturday November 10 in a gold sequin-embellished gown (right) created by the legendary London-based Alice Temperley

  • The sky's the limit with stunning cityscapes

    Whether the Empire State building, Jumeirah Emirates Towers or Sydney Opera House, the iconic landmarks dotted across the globe are synonymous with the world's most epic skylines around. Get lost in some of the most extraordinary cityscapes the world has to offer. From Sydney to New York, Chicago to Shanghai, Hong Kong to Dubai, discover the the centrepieces of the city skylines and take a step back to appreciate some of the world's most famous creations from afar. Away from the bustling city streets and hectic mayhem of cosmopolitan life, appreciate the overwhelming visual impact of twinkling bright lights and soaring sky-scrapers and explore some

  • Pear & Ginger Bread & Butter Pudding

    Dish type: Dessert Serves 4-6 Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 ripe dessert pears (200g each), peeled, cored and cut into thick slices 400g of unsliced white farmhouse bread, roughly torn into chunks 4 free range medium eggs, beaten 70g of Delamere goat’s butter, softened 350ml of Delamere goat's milk 75ml of double cream 2 tsp ground ginger 110g white caster sugar Method 1. Preheat the oven. Mix 1 tsp ground ginger with the softened butter and spread onto the bread. Arrange the bread and pear pieces into an ovenproof dish. 2. Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, sugar and 1 tsp ginger and pour over the bread and

  • Fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker does high fashion take on Minnie Mouse

    With quirky fashionista Carrie Bradshaw for an alter ego, she's never one to do things by halves where her sense of style is concerned. And Sarah Jessica Parker did not disappoint on Wednesday, lighting up Barneys in New York by wearing a pair of lace designer Mickey Mouse ears complete with netting. The cute creation had been custom designed for the Sex and the City star by fashion designer L'Wren Scott.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY She teamed them with one of her black, long sleeved shift dresses that accentuated her petite frame as she attended the launch of

  • David Walliams reveals wife Lara Stone is pregnant

    David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have announced they are having a baby. The Little Britain star, who has also featured on the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent, revealed the news on Twitter. He said: "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier. Dx" .   The couple released a statement on Thursday announcing the happy news, which read: "We're very excited to announce we are expecting our first child. We're both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our

  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux perfectly in sync on date night

    Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé Justin Theroux were dressed perfectly in sync on Thursday night to attend the 2012 American Cinematheque Award Gala. The happy couple arrived at the event in matching black-and-white ensembles, Jennifer wore a long black and white Valentino dress teamed with a stunning white box clutch and silver diamante jewels. Justin donned a smart black tuxedo with a white shirt and black bow tie.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The 43-year-old actress helped honour her Along Came Polly co-star Ben Stiller, who received the gala's big award, which is presented annually to "an extraordinary artist currently making a significant

  • Tongue-in-chic fun for Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs at the model's book launch

    As one of the UK's top models, Kate Moss has graced many premieres and parties. But for the launch of her own publication, Kate: The Kate Moss Book, the blonde pulled out all the stops. When the catwalk queen swept into casino club 50 St James, the show stopped momentarily thanks to the model's gold, metallic-effect dress which showcased her sylph-like figure. The party was soon underway though, for what looked to be a raucous night.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   Inside Ms Moss' inner set were waiting to celebrate with her. Designer Marc Jacobs hosted the bash, and was clearly

  • Steamed maple, lemon and blackberry pudding

    Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Cooking and preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 300g sugar 300g butter 300g self-raising flour 75g stem ginger Zest of 2 large lemons 6 large free-range eggs 1 punnet of blackberries Maple syrup Double cream to serve Method 1. Cream the butter and sugar then add the eggs one at a time, followed by the flour, ginger and lemon zest. It should resemble a thick batter. Keep to one side. 2. Place a generous dash of maple syrup and 3 or 4 blackberries in the bottom of 6 greased darioule moulds (or similar). 3. Pour the batter over the blackberries until ⅔ the way up the side of the mould.

  • Bramley apple sticky toffee pudding

    Dish type: Dessert Serves 4 Preparation and cooknig time: 15 minutes Ingredients 100g/4oz softened butter 100g/4oz light soft brown sugar 100g/4oz self raising flour 2 medium eggs 4tbsp milk 225g/8oz Bramley apples, peeled, cored and diced 100g/4oz toffees 150ml/¼pt double cream Method 1. Place butter, sugar, flour, eggs and milk together in a large bowl. Use an electric whisk to beat together until smooth. Stir in the apples. 2. Divide the mixture between 4 greased microwave proof ramekins or teacups. Arrange the cups in a circle on the turntable and microwave on High for 3-3 ½ mins or until the surface of the sponges looks almost dry. Stand for 5mins. 3. Place the

  • Helen Flanagan gets into a flap as two new campers join 'I'm a celebrity...'

    Helen Flanagan let her camp down once again as she floundered during her latest challenge on I'm a Celebrity...'. The bushtucker trial, eerily named cruelty towers, involved the actress entering a series of hotel guest rooms teeming with unwelcome visitors. Helen, however, only managed to face one ostrich named Ollie before she called it quits. Attempting to pull the first star from the ceiling, the former soap star went into panic as the room fell into darkness. Despite being forewarned that this would happen, Helen screamed "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!" and almost instantly regretted her decision.     "I didn't realise it was going to go dark, that really freaked me out. Oh I

  • Stars come out to shine for Pudsey's Children in Need extravaganza

    Everyone's favourite bear, Pudsey, will return to British TV screens on Friday night when Children in Need's annual fundraising telethon is aired. An array of celebrities, including One Direction and Girls Aloud, will be lending their support for the 32-year-old charity, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across Great Britain. Some stars have already lent their famous faces to the cause. At the beginning of November, Heidi Klum, Louise Redknapp and Caroline Flack collectively went 'BearFaced' and braved their close-ups without any makeup. The natural beauties rocked the nude look, wearing nothing on their face but the charity's official beauty spot – a Pudsey-style paw print.    CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Some of the BBC's most famous

  • Carla Bruni returns to modelling roots with headphone campaign

    Signing with City Models at the age of 19 and going on to star in campaigns for Christian Dior, Givenchy, Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent, Carla Bruni made her name and fortune as a model. And now, after over a decade spent away from the industry to focus on singing, France's former first lady is going back to her fashion roots. The 44-year-old has posed for a new ad campaign for Parrot, a French maker of wireless mobile devices, and their new headphones.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The black and white photo shows Carla with the oversized headphones casually

  • The show goes on for Nicole Scherzinger after grandmother's funeral

    A sombre Nicole Scherzinger was spotted emerging from the Tamarind restaurant in London on Thursday night, following a very tough week. The X Factor judge had just returned to London after attending the funeral of her grandmother in Los Angeles. The 34-year-old originally found out about her grandmother's passing before last Saturday's live show, but initially decided to stay in the UK to support her boys – Rylan Clark, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The Coconut Tree singer tried to hide her sadness on X-Factor, but viewers witnessed Nicole break down in tears after District 3, who were voted off the

  • Deliciously festive puddings for Christmas

    The festive season is upon us, and whether for a dinner party or a cosy night in, there's nothing better at this time of year than a spot of indulgent baking. When the cold sets in and the nights draw in earlier, all we fancy is a piping hot winter pudding straight out of the oven. So for something truly traditional, a baked, boiled or steamed pudding really hits the spot. Rich and creamy, with a gorgeous melt-in-the-mouth texture, these homemade desserts are part of our culinary heritage and were first produced in the early Medieval period of Britain.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY But because

  • Designs fit for the Queen: Couture By Royal Appointment

    Couturiers to the Queen, Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Frederick Fox, are celebrated in an exhibition called Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment  that opens on Friday in the Fashion and Textile Museum. Exploring the impact that the Queen's patronage has had on British couture in the 20th century, the collection on display includes creations worn by the Queen herself. So brides-to-be will have little further to go than our home capital of London for regal wedding day inspiration and timeless, royal elegance.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Glamourous and romantic eveningwear was key to the well-known fashions of the 1950s and 1960s and no-one showed

  • Let it shine this winter: Top tips from celebrity hair stylist

    With Christmas fast approaching it's time to think about getting gorgeous, party-ready locks. But with crisp winter air often follows dull colour with dry and brittle ends. So treat your hair as you do your skin and adjust your cleanse and care routine according to the seasons. Stylist to the stars, Dylan Bradshaw, who has styled the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Victoria Beckham and Florence Welch, shares top tips with HELLO! Online for reviving dull winter hair.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Pack in the Protein for Healthy Hair "Winter can take its toll on our hair and we should take care of it on