Dating guru: Men should avoid 'overweight' and 'entitled' British women

Men looking for a girlfriend should not date British women, according to controversial dating guru, Richard La Ruina. He says British women are 'overweight' and 'entitled' and Eastern European girls are more feminine, well-mannered and better looking.

Richard, 37, from Cambridge has published two bestselling-books on seduction and has been named 'one of the country's top pick-up artists' in the past. Before becoming one of Britain's most famed pick-up artists, he had been unsuccessful with the opposite sex - and didn't even share a kiss with a woman until he was 21.

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  1. David Cassidy, 70s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, has died aged 67 after a battle with dementia. "On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” a statement read."David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance of love and support you have shown him these many years."

  2. The personal information of more than 57 million Uber users and drivers was stolen by hackers last year, the company has revealed. In a statement, recently appointed Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the breach was made by two individuals outside the company, who accessed data in 2016. The information, which was stored in a third-party cloud-based service, included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, as well as the names and number plates of some 600,000 drivers in the United States.

  3. Chancellor Philip Hammond will today declare he will publish a Budget which will set the country on a path to a 'more prosperous tomorrow'. He faces pressure to loosen the purse strings with more money for the NHS and nurses' pay, but his room for manoeuvre has been limited by surprise figures yesterday showing the UK's borrowing jumped to £8 billion last month, above predictions.

  4. Takeaway boxes and bubble wrap are set to be taxed in an attempt to tackle the mounting problem of single-use plastics. Philip Hammond's expected announcement will call for evidence in the Budget on taxing and charging everyday plastics. The move forms part of the Government's 25-year environment strategy and comes after the plastic carrier bag levy and a ban on microbeads.

  5. The actor Rodney Bewes, best known for his role in sitcom The Likely Lads, has died aged 79. His agent confirmed the news in a Twitter post that paid tribute to Mr Bewes as "a true one off", adding: "We will miss his charm and ready wit."

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  1. Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years of rule. The announcement stopped impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, whose resignation takes place 'with immediate effect'.

  2. Former Coronation Street star Sarah Lancashire (above) says she was left 'slightly speechless' after receiving the OBE from Prince William today. The 53-year-old actress received the accolade for services to drama from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

  3. At least 50 people have been killed by a teenage suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, police have said. The attacker detonated the device early on Tuesday in Mubi town in Adamawa state after mingling with worshippers who had arrived for prayers.

  4. At least 32 people have died in a suicide bombing in a town in northern Iraq, officials have said. The attacker detonated a truck laden with explosives near a busy marketplace in Tuz Khurmatu, around 120 miles north of Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening wounded at least 75 people.

  5. Kezia Dugdale will not face suspension by the Labour party over her appearance as a contestant on ITV's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, the party has confirmed. The former Scottish Labour leader had come under fire for her decision to take "an unauthorised leave of absence" to appear on the reality show. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had earlier appeared to defend the move, saying it was 'her choice' to appear.

The heroes of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege

After you’d had a chat with them, you were mentally exhausted. I knew if I’d made a mistake, there was a damn good chance that someone could die

– Max Vernon was chief negotiator during the siege

It's one of the most famous hostage rescues in history - armed terrorists took 26 hostages inside the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, and after six days of tense negotiations, SAS commandos stormed the building to bring it to a dramatic end.

Transgender people could be able to swap prisons if new law is passed

Should transgender prisoners be allowed to choose if they serve their sentence in a male or female jail?

The Government is currently considering relaxing the laws around how people define their gender.

It's led to concern that prisoners like Soham murderer Ian Huntley could eventually be moved to a women's prison. It's already been reported he's asked other inmates to refer to him by his female name, Lian.

We debate the question with Nicola Williams from Fair Play for Women and transgender TV presenter India Willoughby.

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  1. Potential cancer patients could be offered screening in shopping centre car parks after a pilot scheme successfully detected the disease in one in 33 people. The NHS will invite people susceptible to lung cancer across four areas of England to mobile screening units in an effort to catch the illness early.

  2. Young people are to benefit from cut-price rail travel under plans set out by Chancellor Philip Hammond in Wednesday’s budget. The proposal will see the introduction of a discounted railcard for 26-30-year-olds, as the Government looks to lessen the cost of living.

  3. The family arrested on suspicion of murdering 19-year-old Gaia Pope has spoken out for the first time of their anger at being questioned over their friend's death. They say they felt violated and heartbroken when police read them their rights and they realised for the first time that the teenager could be dead.

  4. Ministers have given permission to Brexit secretary David Davis to indicate the UK would be prepared to handover £40bn as a divorce payment to the EU. They have also agreed the ECJ could have a continuing role in the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.

  5. Germany is facing a political crisis as Angela Merkel's future hangs in the balance. Coalition talks have failed, leaving the Chancellor with a choice of ruling a minority government - or calling a snap election.

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  1. Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is splitting with his wife Alex after 20 years of marriage. In a joint statement the couple said: "It is with sadness that we have decided to separate. Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time."

  2. The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester, new research claims. If all pregnant women slept on their sides from week 27 onward, there would be a 3.7% decrease in stillbirth, saving around 130 babies’ lives a year, The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS) found.

  3. Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died, aged 49. She "died peacefully, surrounded by her family" after a "long battle with cancer", the Women's Tennis Association said. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before famously clinching victory against Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat in the 1998 Grand Slam tournament.

  4. A British woman who is approaching her 600th day in an Iranian jail has been told by a specialist that lumps found in her breasts are not thought to be cancerous.
    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested as she attempted to leave the country in 2016. She was imprisoned for five years on charges of spreading propaganda.

  5. A Birmingham father who smothered his two young children with a petrol-soaked cloth before trying to kill his wife has been jailed for life with a minimum of 33 years.
    47-year-old Endris Mohammed killed eight-year-old Saros Endris and his sister Leanor, six, during a downstairs sleepover at their home in Birmingham last October.

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

It's been 70 years since the Queen married Prince Philip - and it's a union you feel you might have some insight into if you've been watching The Crown on Netflix.

This morning we spoke to Robert Lacey, the man behind The Crown book, to get some more tidbits about that most historic day.