• Grandparents are the most used form of childcare in the UK

    Grandparents are the most preferred form of childcare in the UK, ahead of nurseries and after-school clubs, a new survey by comparethemarket.com has revealed. Three in ten parents polled revealed that their own parents were their most preferred form of childcare, closely followed by nursery/pre-school (21 per cent) and after-school clubs (14 per cent). Grandparents also topped the babysitting list, with a total of 35 per cent of the parents polled revealing that they regularly use their own parents as babysitters. For one in ten UK parents, childcare is the biggest household expense after rent and mortgage costs. Parents of children aged 13 and

  • Rio Ferdinand's girlfriend Kate Wright defies weight critics with Instagram video

    Kate Wright has taken to Instagram to show off her incredible figure, following cruel criticism that she has put on weight. The 26-year-old was pictured on Monday out walking with boyfriend Rio Ferdinand and his daughter, and she uploaded a video in response, in which she gives fans an unedited look at her killer curves. In the caption for the clip, Kate wrote: "Thanks for all the hate over my weight today. The photos that are out this morning, I look twice the size of me but I have no clue how or why. Maybe the sneaky paps can

  • Alex Rodriguez pens sweet birthday message to 'amazing human being' Jennifer Lopez

    Alex Rodriguez has a special message for his lady! The former New York Yankees star took to Instagram on Monday, 24 July to shout out Jennifer Lopez on her 48th birthday. "Wishing a happy birthday to this amazing human being. #HBD #Leo," the retired baseball player captioned a picture of Jennifer standing in a cutout black dress.   Alex shared a stunning picture of Jennifer on her birthday Photo: Instagram/@arod Alex, and Jennifer, who have been dating since the beginning of the year, got an early start on their birthday celebrations over the weekend. Alex, who turns 42 on 27 July, surprised the

  • Prince Albert offers relationship advice to Prince Harry

    Prince Albert knows a thing two about Hollywood-royal relationships. The 59-year-old's mother, silver screen star Grace Kelly married his father Prince Rainier of Monaco in a fairytale wedding back in 1956. Given his mum and dad's successful romance, the Monaco royal has some words of advice for another couple following in the footsteps of his parents — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   Albert's mother, Hollywood star Grace Kelly, married his father Prince Rainier in 1956 Photo: AFP/Getty Images "They seem to be doing okay for now," Albert told People magazine. "The only kind of advice I can offer is the British expression: ‘Keep

  • Is this boy band the new One Direction?

    Step aside One Direction, there is a new boy band in town and they go by the name of PRETTYMUCH. The five-member group, which was formed in 2016 by 1D creator Simon Cowell, first made waves in the music industry by posting covers on social media. Since then, they have been building their fan base of young millennial females and released their first single Would You Mind on Friday (21 July). In preparation for the band taking over the music scene, we’ve rounded up everything we know so far about each member. Zion Kuwonu Zion is one of the five members of

  • Hillberg & Berk designer opens up about creating brooch for the Queen 

    When outgoing Governor General David Johnston made his final trip to London to visit the Queen, he packed a special gift for the monarch courtesy of the Canadian government. During a meeting at Canada House on 19 July, the 76-year-old presented the Queen with the Sapphire Jubilee Brooch. The exquisite sapphire, diamond and 18k white gold pendant was designed by Saskatchewan-based jeweller Hillberg & Berk to commemorate the country's 150th anniversary of confederation. Governor General David Johnston presents the Queen with her new brooch "I can think of no other woman who better represents what sparkle truly means to us," said

  • Reese Witherspoon takes 'girls trip' in the Hamptons: see photos

    Reese Witherspoon appears to be having the best summer, having enjoyed a series of holidays with both her family and friends. Just a week after returning from her sun-soaked getaway with husband Jim Toth and three children, the Legally Blonde actress was away again for a fun-filled 'girls trip' with her closest friends. STORY: Reese Witherspoon gives us holiday envy on family getaway The 41-year-old spent a few days in The Hamptons, where they went out for drinks, tucked into lobsters and had a "Sunday Funday" at a park. Reese appeared to be enjoying letting her hair down by taking a

  • Joe Swash opens up about his bankruptcy

    Joe Swash has opened up about the experience of being made bankrupt twice. The former EastEnders star lost all his money in both 2009 and 2013, and said he had decided to speak out to warn others about the dangers of overspending. The 35-year-old, who starred as Mickey Miller on the soap from 2003 until 2008, admitted to the Mirror that he had been irresponsible with money. "I was chucking it away on stuff I didn't need. I went out every night and had a house with a mortgage," he said. "When you are young you just don't think it

  • David Beckham shares throwback snap of dad

    David Beckham has shared a photo of his dad, Ted, to wish him a happy birthday. Posting the throwback snap of his father holding him as a baby to Instagram, the dad-of-four captioned the sweet snap: "Happy birthday Dad... Love the vest but not so sure on the tash... Have a great day love you x @joannebeckham @lynnebeckham72." READ: David Beckham shares sweet photo of Harper on his motorbike: 'Take me with you Dadda' David shared a throwback snap of him with his dad The retired footballer's fans were quick to discuss the photo and send birthday greetings to David's dad, with one

  • Ariel Winter shows off new tattoo

    Teenage actress Ariel Winter has bared her derriere on social media to show off a new tattoo inked across the top of her backside. The Modern Family star, who is known for her provocative outfits, wore a white top but ditched her panties for a post on Snapchat on Sunday, when she put her latest piece of skin art on display. The photo only showed Ariel from the midriff down and featured the 19-year-old laying on her side, with her legs curled up, wearing just a white top and denim jacket. A new phrase can be seen running across her bikini

  • Prince Harry says he would dress his children in the same 'bizarre' way Princess Diana used to

    Prince Harry has poked fun at the 'bizarre' outfits his mother Diana, Princess of Wales chose for himself and his older brother Prince William when they were children. Harry was recalling his favourite childhood memories in ITV's new documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which aired on Monday night, when he revealed he would like to ask his late mother one question. "One thing I would love to ask her now," said Harry, smiling. "I genuinely think she got satisfaction out of dressing myself and William up in the most bizarre outfits – normally matching. It was weird

  • Game show audience know answer before contestants – watch the hilarious video

    An episode of BBC's game show Letterbox, in which contestants must guess a word by picking random letters, took a hilarious turn on Monday when everyone in the studio, including the audience, the presenter, Mel Giedroyc, and the other contestants, worked out the answer to a question before the two people actually playing the game. This is amazing. When everyone knows the answer... except you 😂 #Letterbox pic.twitter.com/KUW2LEoX8v — BBC Two (@BBCTwo) July 24, 2017 READ: Mel Giedroyc reveals what she really thinks of former Great British Bake Off co-star Paul Hollywood While trying to guess a fictional character, the two contestants Lyndsey and

  • 10 ways to improve emotional intelligence in children

    Children as young as three are hindering their emotional intelligence by spending too long staring at screens instead of socialising with other youngsters, it has emerged. Studies have shown children need to spend time with each other to learn to share, communicate effectively with their peers and develop their emotions. But the boom in ownership of smart phones, tablets and computer consoles among ever younger kids, combined with hours spent in their own company playing high-tech games, is inhibiting these skills. The warning was issued by Dr. Amanda Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children, an organisation committed to helping children develop skills

  • James Bond 25: New film release date confirmed - but will Daniel Craig return?

    The 25th James Bond film will be released on the big screen on 8 November 2019, producers have announced. The untitled movie is set to be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films. However, there has been no confirmation whether Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time. On the official Twitter page for the popular franchise, it said: "James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world." James Bond will return to US cinemas

  • Jessica Alba enjoys 'family vacay' in Hawaii: How to holiday like the star

    Jessica Alba has enjoyed an "epic family vacay" in Hawaii with her husband Cash Warren and their two young daughters. The entrepreneur, who recently announced she is pregnant with her third child, shared photos from the holiday on Instagram and revealed where they had been staying during their trip. The family stayed at the five-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina in Hawaii, which is in an idyllic location close to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, and it appears that Jessica thoroughly enjoyed their stay. "We had an epic family vacay @fsoahu #hawaii. Thank you to everyone at the Four

  • Justin Bieber shocks fans by cancelling remainder of world tour

    Justin Bieber has apologised to fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour. The decision will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America which were scheduled to take place over the next three months. A statement confirmed that "unforeseen circumstances" had prompted the cancellation. "Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them," it read. "He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over the last 18 months. He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet auctioning a private dinner with the pair for charity - read the details

    Fancy going to dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? A private dinner with the Titanic co-stars is currently one of the items being auctioned at one of Leo's annual gala events, which will take place on Wednesday in St. Tropez, France. The money raised by the winner of the special prize will go to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which aims to aid environmental issues.   READ: Why Leonardo DiCaprio is giving back an Oscar You could bid on a dinner with Leo and Kate! The dinner, which will take place in October or November in New York City, will give the winner

  • Jeff Brazier takes sons on Scandinavian summer holiday: see photos

    Jeff Brazier has been reminiscing about his teenage years after returning to the Åland Islands off the coast of Finland, where he lived for six months when he was 17. The father-of-two has returned to the island 21 years on with his sons Bobby and Freddie in tow, and said it had been an "immense pleasure" to reunite with the couple who looked after him during his time on loan from Leyton Orient football team. MORE: See the latest celebrity holidays here Sharing a video on Instagram of his sons playing next to a swimming pool during their holiday, Jeff explained: "Today

  • Prince Harry reveals he's only cried twice about his mum Princess Diana since her death

    Prince Harry has spoken about losing his mother Diana, Princess of Wales and the way he has dealt with her death. The Prince was only 12 when his mum passed away in Paris and speaking in ITV's new documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, Harry admitted that he has been locking his grief in. Diana was buried in private at her family home, Althorp House, on an island on a lake, following a service at Westminster Abbey in London in 1997. "The first time I cried was at the funeral on the island," said Harry. "And only since

  • Diana, Our Mother: Celebrities react to Princes William and Harry's touching documentary

    Diana, Our Mother had audiences in tears on Monday night as Princes William and Harry spoke fondly about their mum, who tragically passed away aged just 36 when the two royals were aged 15 and 12 respectively. During the documentary, the pair spoke emotionally about their relationship with her, and what sort of mother she was, and celebrities were quick to react to the touching programme. READ: Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry are hiring a new senior communications officer! Princes William and Harry spoke about their mum Naomi Campbell tweeted: "Thinking of #PrinceWilliam and #PrinceHarry. A beautiful mother in and out," while

  • Did Prince William get Cindy Crawford confused for Claudia Schiffer?

    Prince William and Prince Harry gave royal fans a candid insight into their childhood this week, as they have shared some of their fondest memories of "naughty" Princess Diana. On Monday night's ITV documentary, the Duke of Cambridge recalled one particularly funny incident when Diana arranged for him to meet some very famous supermodels. He claimed that Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford all paid a special visit. But, Christy has since taken to Twitter to reveal that it was Claudia Schiffer who was invited - not Cindy. I remember it well. It was Claudia Schiffer, not Cindy Crawford though.

  • Dermot O'Leary posts tribute to cat, Silver, following his death

    Dermot O'Leary has posted an emotional tribute to his cat, Silver, on Instagram following his sad death. The X Factor host explained that the family pet, who had a heart condition and passed away aged just four, was "a wonderful friend, companion and cuddle giver," and shared several snaps of him in an album on Instagram. READ: Dermot O'Leary shares rare photo of his parents Sean and Marie Dermot's pet cat has passed away Dermot captioned the series of photos: "Had to finally say goodbye to our little Italian boy Silver today. He bravely fought on for 7 months against a horrible heart

  • Standon Calling - the perfect festival for families

    The school summer holidays have arrived and if you are at a loss for something fun to do with your family this weekend, why not introduce your children to the world of music festivals. More and more people are taking their children to festivals and it's not hard to understand why when you hear some of the fantastic activities lined up for kids. If you are looking to take your family to their first festival, there's no better festival to start with than Standon Calling. Set in an idyllic landscape just 40 minutes from London with a heated outdoor pool,

  • Strictly newlyweds Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec looked loved-up in romantic snaps

    Following their star-studded wedding last week, newlyweds Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec are certainly enjoying married life! The Strictly stars have been taking to their social media accounts to share romantic pictures from what appears to be their honeymoon in Slovenia, where Aljaz is originally from. The pictures were simply captioned with the hashtag #sLOVEnia. One snap posted on Janette's Instagram page sees her new husband gently planting a kiss on the top of her head as they pose against a beautiful backdrop of a scenic view.   #sLOVEnia ❤ A post shared by Janette Manrara (@jmanrara) on Jul 20, 2017 at 5:19am

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  • Gogglebox star Chris Steed and new husband Tony Butland exchange vows in wedding video

    Gogglebox star Chris Steed and his husband, Tony Butland, have shared a beautiful video of their wedding day. The pair, who have now both taken the name 'Butland-Steed', tied the knot in Brighton, and the video revealed their heartwarming vows, as well as speeches and readings from their guests, including Chris's co-star, Stephen Webb.   MORE: Gogglebox engagements The video begins with a message that reads: "This is not a fairytale… This is a tale of two fairies." The video then showed people preparing for the beautiful day, with Tony saying: "We couldn't quite believe we had gotten to the day when

  • Sarah Jessica Parker gives us hair envy while filming her new movie in New York

    Sarah Jessica Parker has been spotted out and about with a new hairstyle, with her long, honeycomb curls having been replaced by a shorter, platinum blonde lob. This week, the 52-year-old has been busy in New York filming her new movie, Best Day of My Life, and her new look certainly suits her! Sarah, who plays the film’s protagonist, Jazz Vocalist Vivienne, looked a vision as she got into character on set, with her new hair styled in loose waves and a sleek side parting.    Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted out filming her new movie in NYC When it came to make-up. Sarah rocked a

  • 5 top tips to take amazing food photos for Instagram

    Scrolling through Instagram it's difficult not to feel inspired (and hungry) by the huge array of tempting food photos on your newsfeed. And with the hashtag #foodporn being used over 126 million times, now's the time to get involved and master the art of food photography for yourself. We spoke to Ali Alt, the food lover and home chef behind Baliboosta, whose gorgeous, vibrant food images have earned her 65,000 Instagram followers and counting. Here are Ali's top five tips for Insta-worthy food pics... 1) Focus on the Food:   Dreaming of French Toast...💭 #breakfast #saturday #yum A post shared by Ali

  • Olivia Wilde introduces new rescue pup to Instagram

    Olivia Wilde has introduced her adorable new dog, named Elvis Sudeikis-Wilde, to Instagram, and encouraged her fans to also adopt dogs from shelters rather than buy them as puppies. Sharing a snap of her new family pet, she wrote: "Ladies and gentlemen, meet the heartbreaker formerly known as Maxamillion, now christened by his new human brother as Elvis Sudeikis-Wilde. 3 years young and 10 lbs of pure goodness." READ: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome baby girl – and reveal adorable name! Olivia has renamed the dog, Elvis Speaking about adopting the canine, she said: "He's lived a pretty harrowing life so far,

  • Dawn French has stopped dieting after dramatic weight loss - find out why

    She recently left fans stunned after showing off the results of her dramatic weight loss. And now, Dawn French, who has lost an impressive seven-and-a-half stone, has revealed she has stopped dieting - purely because she is worried her breasts may shrink. The 59-year-old told The Sun: "I'm happy with my boobs. I do not want to lose them. I would never surrender them to anyone." Check out this LOVELY top at https://t.co/pmG7Hh57U0 or @sixteen47Ltd . pic.twitter.com/ZBlxt5rrw4 — Dawn French (@Dawn_French) July 6, 2017   STORY: Dawn French stuns fans as she shows off dramatic weight loss Dawn, who used to weigh 19 stone, previously

  • Danielle Lloyd's mum breaks down in tears as they discuss 'invisible illness'

    Danielle Lloyd supported her mum Jackie as the pair made an appearance on Lorraine to talk about Jackie's "invisible illness" fibromyalgia. The mother-daughter duo explained how Jackie would normally help Danielle through her pregnancy and life at home with her three sons, but Jackie has been suffering with chronic pain for the past six years. "Obviously now I'm due to have another baby, she would usually be there for me," said Danielle, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael O'Neill. "I really, really rely on her. My mum's moved in with me, she's lived with me to help

  • How to: Choose a hairstyle for your face shape

    A new haircut can completely transform an appearance, but if your face shape isn't taken into consideration when plotting a changed 'do, it can be completely ruined.   We asked some of Britain's hottest hair experts for their best tips on how to choose a new style to suit your facial features. Round "Long layers is a style that flatters round faces, starting just below the chin will help to open up the face and give the illusion of a longer face," celebrity hairdresser Andrew Collinge told Cover Media. "A slightly long fringe just below the eyebrows complements a round face and makes the

  • How to get: Jennifer Lopez's glow

    Ever wanted to glow like Jennifer Lopez but just can't work out how?   Or perhaps you shy away from bronzer as it always ends up looking orange on your skin? Well, worry not beauty lovers, bareMinerals make-up artist Hayley Wicks has given us the lowdown on three of the hottest beauty looks currently trending. Jennifer Lopez always looks fabulous   How to get the J.Lo glow This all comes down to the consistency of the foundation and highlighter you use. "Lots of wet, dewy products and oily products," she told Cover Media. “We do a foundation called bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation, which is perfect for

  • Alicia Keys unveils dramatic new hairstyle - see the transformation here

    She's known for flaunting her natural beauty, but Alicia Keys has decided to switch things up a bit. The award-winning singer, 36, took to her Instagram page this week to show off her dramatic new hairstyle - a bold combination of neon orange, pink and yellow braiding. Fans were quick to praise the new look, with one writing: "Do it your way!!! Absolutely love it! Go Alicia Keys!!!!!" Another wrote: "Beautiful, really a natural face-beauty." A third post read: "Stunning. Alicia, you ALWAYS radiate beauty because your soul shines through first."   A post shared by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Jul

  • Five Guys hits a milestone on Deliveroo – and they have some amazing prizes to celebrate

    Love Five Guys? It's now even easier to get your burger fix than ever as food from the fast-food chain is now available to Deliveroo customers in over 50 locations. To celebrate hitting the milestone Deliveroo is giving away five 3D printed golden burgers from now until Friday, and they come with the best topping ever – a £5,000 cash prize. To be in with a chance of winning customers just need to order a Five Guys on Deliveroo before 11.59pm on Friday 28 July, and who knows what you might discover when you open the box! Caroline Hazlehurst at

  • Prince Philip's final engagement before he retires revealed

    Prince Philip's last engagement before his retirement has been announced by the palace. The Queen's husband, 96, will attend the Captain General's Parade on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 2 August. The parade will mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge and Philip will carry out his duties in his role as captain general of the Royal Marines, a position he has held for 64 years. During the engagement, the Prince will take position on the dais for the royal salute and the national anthem. He will meet veterans and cadets as well as servicemen and women

  • Plan B surprises fans with incredible weight loss

    Plan B surprised fans by appearing noticeably slimmer during a gig at Shakespeare's Globe theatre on Monday. The musician, real name Ben Drew, has been absent from the music scene for the last five years, but realised new song In the Name of Man earlier this year. The 33-year-old looked smart in a pair of checked trousers with a blue jacket during his performance, which was praised by fans. MORE: Dawn French stuns fans as she shows off dramatic weight loss: see the photo Plan B pictured at gig back in May After sharing a snap of himself signing posters, one fan

  • Casualty star Tom Chambers apologises after making 'sexist' comments on BBC pay gap

    Casualty actor Tom Chambers has apologised after he was criticised for appearing to defend the BBC pay gap. The 40-year-old suggested that men should earn more than women because they have families to support - he has since retracted the comments. In a statement issued to Mirror Online, Tom said: "I am completely mortified by the stories that have run today and didn't mean to offend anyone by my comments which have been taken out of context from a conversation I had at a book launch." Tom Chambers has apologised after he appeared to defend the BBC pay gap He added: "I

  • Holly Willoughby breaks her social media silence with exciting new announcement

    Holly Willoughby has been enjoying a well-deserved break from the TV screen of late, with both her and This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield off-air for the summer. And although the mum-of-three has been keeping a low profile on social media, she couldn’t help but share her exciting news with her fans on Tuesday. Posting a video of her new book Truly Scrumptious Baby,  Holly exclaimed: "Ahhh finished copies of TrulyScrumptiousBaby have arrived! Would love to know what you think…link in my bio for more info xx."   Ahhh finished copies of #TrulyScrumptiousBaby have arrived! Would love to know what you think... link

  • Phillip Schofield shares fun family photo from his daughter’s graduation day

    Phillip Schofield is one proud dad! The This Morning co-host enjoyed celebrating his youngest daughter’s graduation at Leed’s Beckett University on Tuesday, and had fun creating a memorable family photo to mark the special occasion. Ruby, 21, looked smart in her gown and mortar, and looked to be having a wonderful day as she posed with her famous dad and mum, Stephanie Lowe, behind a large ‘2017’ sign outdoors. Phillip captioned the post, which he shared on Instagram: "Congratulations on your graduation @rubyschofe."  Phillip Schofield and wife Stephanie celebrated their daughter Ruby's graduation  Fans of Phillip were quick to send their well wishes, with

  • Phil Mitchell returns to the square in explosive fashion – and fans react!

    EastEnders fans were in shock on Tuesday night after the much-anticipated return of Phil Mitchell rocked the Square. Although the BBC soap's most notorious hard man has been keeping a low profile over the last few months while recovering from his liver transplant, he wasted no time in making sure his presence was felt. After storming into the hospital room to visit his daughter, Louise, who had been badly burnt at her school prom, he was reunited with ex Lisa Fowler – and all hell broke loose. While Lisa tried to put the past behind them for the sake

  • Frank Sinatra’s widow, Barbara Sinatra, dies aged 90

    Barbara Sinatra, the former wife of singer Frank Sinatra and renowned philanthropist, has died at the age of 90. The former model passed away at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, on Tuesday 25 July. Barbara Sinatra has died aged 90 Barbara founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in 1986, which provides help for neglected children. Director of the centre, John Thoresen, told The Desert Sun: "She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home." Barbara and Frank married in 1976 and the couple enjoyed a 22-year marriage until Frank’s death in 1998. Frank, who died of a heart attack,

  • Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece: 10 facts about the stylish royal

    Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece celebrates her 19th birthday on 25 July. To honour the stylish royal’s birthday, HELLO! Online have gathered a list of ten facts you may not have known about her.CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERYPrincess Maria-Olympia celebrated her 19th birthday on Saturday VIEW GALLERY The stylish royal attended the Dior show with her mother and grandmother5. Prince Charles is known to haven taken Maria-Olympia to see Shrek The Musical in London as a treat.8.