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November 16, 2018 11:27 AM Cardi B Reveals The Surprising Way Husband Offset Manages To Keep Her Calm

Cardi B has opened up about how she finds it difficult to disconnect from her career and has credited husband Offset for coming through with creative ways to help her relax and unwind. The rapper gave an interview at her Fashion Nova x Cardi B launch party where she admitted that she finds it tough to let things go. "It's really hard for me to disconnect 5

November 8, 2018 2:49 PM Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme. It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal". At an event for his new publishing platform #Merky Books, Stormzy reportedly said he had approached Oxford 11

November 1, 2018 1:13 AM Peterborough photographer captures UK's 'quirky' street life

An amateur photographer has spent eight years capturing "quirky" pictures of life on the UK's streets. Chris Porsz, 65, a paramedic from Peterborough, said he walked hundreds of miles in about 25 towns and cities looking for "colourful characters". Mr Porsz said: "I want to bring a smile to people's faces in this sad old world and the photos show people 11

October 31, 2018 8:54 AM Social class based on how you feel about Wotsits

YOUR feelings about Wotsits are the strongest indicator of your true social class, it has been revealed. After decades of using traditional markers including the number of books in your house, where you went to school, and how many seconds of The Archers you can stand, scientists have found the Wotsit Principle to be the most accurate. Professor Henry 8

October 19, 2018 3:49 AM Jo Brand on Strictly, strippers and... staying safe

Jo Brand is a woman with staying power - she's been on our radar for the best part of three decades and the media have cast her as everything from man-hater to national treasure during that time. We asked Brand about that moment, the #MeToo backlash, Strictly Come Dancing - and if it's OK to ogle men in wet shirts. "I was surprised [by the reaction] 26

October 16, 2018 7:47 PM Daniela Vega and more trans talent join cast for Netflix’s ‘Tales of the City’ series

Trans talent, including Daniela Vega and Jen Richards, have joined the cast for Netflix’s revival of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City—alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen. The show is inspired by the books of US author Armistead Maupin, whose nine-volume Tales of the City was published between 1978 and 2014. In April 13

October 9, 2018 3:47 PM Nicola Sturgeon 'more confident than ever' of independence

The Scottish first minister blasts "shambolic, chaotic and utterly incompetent" negotiations by the UK government. The first minister said the two years since Britain voted to leave the European Union "shows why Scotland needs to be independent". She launched an angry offensive on the UK Conservative minority government, accusing it of "shambolic, chaotic 11

October 5, 2018 8:56 AM Dumbledore Will Have A ‘Sensual’ Scene With Grindelwald In Fantastic Beasts 2

It looks like Dumbledore’s sexuality *will* be addressed in the new Fantastic Beasts film after the director has clarified his earlier comments that the wizard wouldn’t be “explicitly gay” in the plot. In an interview with Empire magazine, David Yates insisted that his previous (and quite controversial) remarks were taken out of context, saying: “In that earlier 14

September 24, 2018 4:09 PM Seven foot snake falls from attic hatch at Nuneaton home

A 7ft (2.1m) boa constrictor fell from an attic onto the landing as the hatch was opened. Stephen Hope and his wife Annette were left "stunned" after the reptile fell at their home in Stockingford, Nuneaton. "I'd only gone up there to look for some books, it was pretty frightening", Mr Hope said. The snake, thought to be 14 years old, is now being cared 13

September 11, 2018 11:59 AM Clifton Explore reading group celebrates turning 20

Clifton Explore Library’s group celebrated by helping Explore to choose a range of new titles to be added to Clifton library’s reading group collections. The group has met once a month since September 4, 1998, when they discussed The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Sharon Jenkyns, a member of the original group, now leads proceedings. Over the past 20 years 13