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March 13, 2018 8:55 PM Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid confirm split with separate statements

The pair – who first got together in November 2015 – shared separate statements announcing they had broken up on Tuesday following reports of the split in The Sun. Former One Direction star Malik, 25, said he had a “huge amount of respect and adoration” for US model Hadid in a statement on Twitter. “I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult 7

March 12, 2018 10:49 AM Close friend of Ken Dodd from Horwich remembers late comic as 'kindest gentleman you could wish to meet’

A KEN Dodd super-fan from Horwich who supplied the late comic with one-liners during his stand-up sets has remembered ‘one of the warmest, kindest gentleman you could wish to meet’. 63-year-old Veronica Yorke met Ken as a teenager and would go on to become a close friend, who was regularly among his audience of loyal followers. Veronica remembered: “My mum was from West Derby 11

March 9, 2018 4:03 AM Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to. But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only one who has yet to make a direct statement, who may just be the most significant 15

March 8, 2018 12:00 PM Rolex Submariner watch stolen in snatch and run jewellery shop theft in Tunbridge Wells

An £8,000 watch has been stolen in a broad daylight snatch and run theft at a jewellery shop. A Rolex Submariner watch in silver and gold with a black face was reported stolen to police by staff at Burrells jeweller in the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells just after midday on Monday, March 6 . The suspect fled the shop, perused 19

March 7, 2018 6:40 AM Economic adviser quits White House over trade tariffs

Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, is the latest in a long list of resignations from Donald Trump's cabinet. Gary Cohn, viewed as a voice for Wall Street, resigned after battling with the president over his plans to impose hefty steel and aluminium import tariffs. The 57-year-old, who was a key architect in Mr Trump's tax reforms 16

March 5, 2018 5:10 PM Gender reassignment surgery on the rise in the US, report reveals

More transgender people in the US are opting for bottom surgery, a report from one of the country’s leading medical schools has revealed. Collated through data of National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2000 to 2014, the data covers 95% of hospitals in the States. The study has emphasised the importance of health insurers not discriminating against trans 16

March 5, 2018 8:05 AM Stars of The West Wing congratulate Allison Janney on Oscar win

The stars of The West Wing have congratulated Allison Janney after she won best supporting actress for her performance in I, Tonya. The actress, 58, played no-nonsense press secretary C.J. Cregg in the US political drama, and her former colleagues have hailed her success. Dule Hill, who played Charlie Young, wrote: “Landing in LA to the best news!!! Congrats 10

March 5, 2018 12:01 AM Maya Jama: I wish I had Jessica Rabbit’s body

Presenter Maya Jama has said she has “a thinner version” of the body she wants and that she wishes she looked like Jessica Rabbit. The TV and radio star, who is dating grime musician Stormzy, said she would like a fuller figure but that it is not her natural shape. She told Women’s Health magazine: “I have a thinner version of the body I want, if that makes 9

March 4, 2018 8:45 PM Margot Robbie’s old Neighbours co-stars wish her luck for the Oscars

Margot Robbie’s former Neighbours co-stars have made a video wishing her good luck ahead of Sunday night’s Oscars. The Australian star, 27, is nominated for best actress for her performance as figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Some of the Ramsay Street regulars made a video to say they would be rooting for Robbie, who played Donna Freedman on the soap from 2008 to 2011. In the skit, Alan Fletcher 7

March 3, 2018 5:22 PM Emma Hannigan dead: Bestselling Letters To My Daughters author dies of cancer aged 45

EMMA HANNIGAN has died at the age of 45, after battling cancer 10 times. The Irish author behind the likes of Letters To My Daughters and The Wedding Promise passed away this morning just days after confirming her breast cancer was terminal. The best-selling writer revealed she was nearing the end of her life in an emotional blog post on Friday 31