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My Childhood Holiday Memories Mean I Can Never Take Clean Water for Granted

Nadiya Hussain | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nadiya Hussain

Lack of clean water and safe sanitation and its direct link to disease is the second biggest killer of children worldwide. That lack of clean water also keeps girls out of school and keeps women away from work, either because they are sick or because they are spending hours each day walking to fetch water leaving many in poverty. World leaders have pledged to end malnutrition and reach everyone everywhere with clean water and basic sanitation by 2030. If by giving children a start in life that includes access to clean water and decent toilets, then we are a step closer to a healthier, happier generation.

Why I Chose Porn

Jade | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Diving head first into the adult industry meant I had to grow up fast. It's helped me develop into a confident, well-rounded person. It's given me an understanding of life I would never have achieved by going down a different career path.

Book Review: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Robert Bradley | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

A Boy Made of Blocks is a wonderful read and I imagine that this will be one of many outstanding novels by Keith Stuart. it opens a very clever insight into the transition of Boyhood to Manhood and offers a clear explanation to the reader the importance of both.

Is Reality Television an Internship Into the Entertainment Industry?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Deirdre Collins

Now inevitably as it is a reality TV show individuals are chosen as characters and the more outspoken and quirky the better. But many of these housemates genuinely want a career in media and are using this as a stepping-stone to launch or re-launch a career.

Why It's Time to Talk Openly About Miscarriage

Anna Foster | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Foster

I always planned to make a programme about the dark times, but I don't think I realised it'd take me five years to feel strong enough to do it. Now, after so many supportive and heartfelt messages, I'm glad I did.

Fans Of Shawshank Redemption Will Be Heartbroken At This News

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Film fans are in mourning after an iconic white oak tree, known for its appearance in classic film Shawshank Redemption, was brought to the ground. St...

Wrestling vs Reality: Athletes, Entertainers or Both?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Wrestling's relationship with reality is a curious one. Prior to the 1980s, competitors and promoters alike protected 'kayfabe' - the convention of presenting staged performances as authentic- with their lives.

My Stage Return Was So Powerful and Emotional - Now I Need a Champion

Pepi Lemer | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

I wish I could find the right words to express how it felt completing my first two live shows, as I stepped back on stage for gigs at The Vortex and PizzaExpress Jazz Club over the last month. After the dark year of recovery from cancer, I had returned to health to fulfil my lifelong dream... and at the age of 72.

How Kim Kardashian Went from Reality Star to Tech Guru

Philip Ellis | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Kim's lasting appeal also might have something to do with her hyper-awareness of celebrity culture, and of her own place within it. This is the woman whose backside "broke the internet" -- and naturally, said buttocks are now available as a Kimoji. Here is someone who understands social media better than most marketers

Here's What I Learned At Latitude 2016

Rachel McGrath | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

While Glastonbury was nothing short of a total washout, things couldn't have been more different at Suffolk's Henham park where, for the most part, sunscreen and seeking out shade was the order of the day. But obviously, the weekend was so much more than a lesson in not getting burnt. Here's what else I found out at my first Latitude...

What Is It Going to Take for Kim Kardashian to Be Taken Seriously?

Daniel Welsh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

The fact of the matter is, the past 18 months have seen Kim using her celebrity status to speak out on a variety of issues, both on a global scale and on topics that relate to her personally... The problem here isn't with Kim, but with us. It's not that Kim hasn't been using her platform, it's that we haven't been willing to listen to her. And why is that?

Films With a View... Courtesy of Rooftop Film Club

Amelia Amin | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Amin

Cinema as a concept is evolving. With hundreds, even thousands of films available at the click of a button, now, with Netflix and the like, it simply ...

Big Brother - All's Well That Ends.

Chris R Wright | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

With Annihilation week upon us my gut tells me we'll be waving goodbye to Andy pretty soon, particularly if the vote remains in the claws of his fello...

The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival is Coming - Can It Live Up to the Dreams of the Die-hards?

Claire Patel-Campbell | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Patel-Campbell

Here's the thing about Gilmore Girls: it's pure fantasy. Of course it is. No town is that picturesque. No one is that quirky or witty. But that doesn't matter. In fact, it's part of what makes the show so much fun to watch. It's comforting when you've had a bad day, like a hug for the brain. It's a fairy tale.

Big Brother 2016 - Week Five Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

My biggest guilty pleasure this series is Jayne. In the beginning she left no impression on me in the "other" house amongst the rest of them, but four weeks in and she has me. Although the main enjoyment that comes from her place in the house seems to mainly take place within the diary room, she genuinely does strike me as a sweet, sincere woman...

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Assault at Festivals

Joanna Fellowes | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Fellowes

I feel the unsavoury topic of sexual assaults at festivals needs to be addressed. Talking about sexual assault brings the same challenges, of awareness and communication, both inside and outside the boundaries of a festival - it ranges anywhere from taboo (I can only imagine how many incidents go unreported) to sensationalist, scaremongering headlines. I'm conscious that by sticking my head above the parapet I risk offending - but in the spirit of The Secret Garden Party and what we hope it stands for, writing this is a risk worth taking.

Sir Cliff Richard To Sue BBC And Police Over Raid On His Home

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK

Sir Cliff Richard is to sue the BBC and South Yorkshire Police for £1 million over live coverage of a police raid at his home. The entertainer is und...

Behind the Camera

Alison Goldfrapp | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alison Goldfrapp

Photography has always been a big part of my life. I remember playing around with a camera as a kid at the bottom of the garden. I would take pictures of anything, literally anything that caught my eye...

Reflections on an EastEnders Funeral

Rev Canon Dr Sandra Millar | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rev Canon Dr Sandra Millar

I know EastEnders isn't real [it isn't is it?] but I hope that all who are faced with organising a funeral will know that the Church of England is there for them, meeting their needs with compassion, humour, love and grace.

The Life Lessons The Spice Girls Have Taught Me

Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

It's no exaggeration to say that I grew up on the Spice Girls, and I doubt that I'd be an entertainment journalist now, if it weren't for the introduction to all things pop - and heady dose of girl power - that they gave me. As we celebrate 20 years since the birth of one of British pop culture's greatest phenomenons, here's what the ladies themselves taught me over the years...

How To Entertain Your Kids For Free

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents

There's no getting away from it - bringing up children costs a lot, thanks to childcare, clothes for your ever-growing little ones and food bills. Bu...

Kim Kardashian Responds To Fans' Photoshop Claims In 'M.I.L.F $'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian West has responded to fans’ claims that her waist was Photoshopped in Fergie’s latest music video ‘M.I.L.F $’. The 35-year-old ...

BBC Children in Need Announces Record-Breaking Total for 2015

David Ramsden | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
David Ramsden

I am delighted to be announcing our record breaking total of £55million, which is £6million higher than last year! This has only happened due to the dedication and energy of all of those who fundraise and support us every year to help transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK.

Big Brother 2016 - Week Four Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

I've gone from loving Andy to loathing him, to not knowing how I feel about him. His agenda and intentions, seen enigmatic at times simply because he's smart and his thought process cannot be read by the majority of housemates, let alone viewers...

Event: Place Des Anges - Hull

Roger Crow | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The City of Culture starts on January 1, 2017 and if this curtain-raiser is anything to go by, residents and visitors are in for a Hull of a time.