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Northampton drag queen Pure finds Norwich Euphoria for her first show

[ad_1] A first-time drag performer has spoken about how life as a queen has helped her overcome bullying.Pure said she "didn't fit the stereotype of a gay person", but has found a way to express herself through makeup, wigs and corsets."I was very much suppressed by school bullies and stuff," the 23-year-old Northampton queen said as she prepared for her debut at Norwich's new inclusive drag club night Euphoria."I started
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General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Everyone will be entitled to a "free teeth MOT" in England under a Labour government, the party says.Labour is proposing to scrap band one dentistry charges, which cover a check up, a scale and polish, and any X-rays that may be needed.It believes patients are put off going because of the fee - a check up costs £22.70 - with many ending up in A&E.Dental
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Robyn Crawford says relationship with Whitney Houston was ‘love – open and honest’

[ad_1] Image copyright ROBYN CRAWFORD/PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE Image caption Whitney Houston (left) and Robyn Crawford relax on a yacht during a break on her 1987 Australian tour Robyn Crawford was Whitney Houston's best friend. A childhood confidant who became her assistant and creative partner. They were also, briefly, lovers.For years, their romance has been the subject of rumour and speculation. Two recent films about Houston's life, Whitney: Can I Be
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Stephen Graham: Actor tells Desert Island Discs ‘I didn’t know how to cope’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Actor Stephen Graham has opened up about the time he attempted to take his own life, after suffering a breakdown.Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the star of Line of Duty, The Irishman and This Is England said he "didn't know how to cope" at the time.The ordeal came about after he had left home to go to drama school in London.The 46-year-old
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I’m A Celebrity: ITV ends ‘bushtucker trials’ that include eating live bugs

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Live insects will not be eaten in this year's I'm A Celebrity, in a "permanent" change to the reality TV show.I'm A Celebrity has previously been criticised for using live bugs in its 'bushtucker trials'.Some tasks on the ITV show have included insects being eaten alive or dumped onto contestants.The stars could still be covered in bugs during filming in Australia but any eaten will already
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The art of hunting down stolen treasures

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fully functioning solid gold toilet - worth nearly £5m - was installed at Blenheim Palace as part of an art exhibition Only a day after it was plumbed into one of Blenheim Palace's grand rooms, a solid gold toilet created by artist Maurizio Cattelan was ripped out and stolen.More than two months later, police are seemingly no closer to bringing charges over
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Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

[ad_1] Image caption The Strictly Come Dancing judges in charitable mood Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders have helped this year's Children In Need TV appeal raise £47.9m.The five-hour telethon also featured England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.Viewers also saw short films about some of the the 3,000 local projects supported by
Health

Switch to vaping ‘helps smokers’ hearts’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Smokers can improve the health of their hearts within weeks of switching to e-cigarettes, the largest trial of its kind shows. The month-long study of 114 smokers suggests vaping has the potential to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. The team, at the University of Dundee, stressed vaping was "not safe" - just less harmful than tobacco.The British Heart Foundation said stopping smoking was the
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Christmas adverts – do they really work?

[ad_1] Image copyright John Lewis Image caption The John Lewis ad features an excitable dragon called Edgar "I think Christmas ads are pretty good. They're not too commercial and they cheer you up," says 19-year-old Johan Stone.It seems to be a common view on a busy London shopping street, where I struggle to find anyone who dislikes them. We're only a few weeks into November and the Christmas advertising campaign
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Children In Need 2019: Strictly, Star Wars and soaps help charity appeal

[ad_1] Image caption The Strictly Come Dancing judges in charitable mood Stars from Strictly, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders are lending a hand to Children In Need to help raise funds in this year's charity BBC TV appeal.The five-hour telethon also features England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.They are all hoping viewers will donate to Children