• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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