A huge week for the Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares for her first real Brexit challenge - the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday on triggering Article 50, becoming the first world leader to meet America's new President Donald Trump and, today, launching her vision of Britain's post-Brexit industrial strategy. The prime minister was repeatedly pressed about whether she would tackle the US president on Friday about sexism after up to 2 million people joined women’s marches around the world on Saturday to protest against the new president. More than 80,000 people gathered in London.
Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said. The Food Standards Agency has issued a public warning over the risks of acrylamide - a chemical compound that forms in some foods when they are cooked at high temperatures (above 120C). A new campaign tells people how they can cut their risk, including opting for a gold colour - rather than darker brown - when frying, roasting, baking, grilling or toasting. Acrylamide is found in high levels in a range of foods including breakfast cereals (not porridge), chips, potato products (such as waffles or children's potato shapes), biscuits, crackers, crispbread and crisps.
More than eight in ten Britons think sex and relationship education should be compulsory in schools, according to new research. The finding comes as the Government faces increasing calls for the classes to be mandatory amid growing evidence young people are facing widespread sexual harassment and abuse. Former minister for women and equalities Maria Miller will call for compulsory sex education in primary and secondary schools and to not allow parents to withdraw.
More than 40 drivers were caught every hour during a police crackdown on illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel. Officers handed out 7,966 fixed penalty notices for the offence in a week-long campaign in November. The tally - equivalent to a rate of more than 1,000 every day, and 47 an hour - is the highest yet for a week of enforcement on "distraction driving".
The rise of computers may eventually kill off handwriting but, for now, there are still some aficionados out there who refuse to put their pens down. But what does your handwriting say about your personality? Research by the National Pen Company in the US claims handwriting can give clues about 5,000 personality traits.
Today our Fad Free Fitness zone was open for business and we were joined by fitness champs, the Exton twins - so naturally we got them to take our challenge!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are set to move to London this summer after he announced plans end his role as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance to commit to his royal duties full time.
In a statement released by Kensington Palace the Duke thanked the people of East Anglia for their support during his two years in the role and for "letting me get on with the job when they have seen me in the community".
"Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valuable perspective to my Royal work for decades to come."
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Today our Fad Free Fitness zone was open for business. We were joined by the fitness champs, the Exton twins and Sports Science expert Doctor Bradley Elliot.
1/3 of all new gym goers sign up in the first two months of the year, so we provided key tips so you can achieve your fitness goals the right way.
With the help of the Exton twins, Doctor Bradley Elliot helped us dispel a few myths:
MYTH 1: Is HIIT the best way to exercise?
No. “It’s not substantially better, but it’s as good as.”
MYTH 2: Is it better to work out in the morning?
Yes. “Exercising in the evening can be bad for sleep quality. If you exercise in the morning you are less likely to interrupt your sleep quality and you’ll recover a bit better.”
MYTH 3: Is working out better than walking?
No. ”You can be a little bit active but all the time. You have to be quite disciplined. Get off a bus a stop early, don’t take the lift you should take the stairs.”
I didn't really take in being famous until I was much older
Hollywood star Christina Ricci told us today that as a child actor she "didn't feel famous".
Known for her roles in The Addam's Family films and Casper, the 36 year old revealed she was too busy enjoying her time on set to feel the pressures of being in the public eye. "I didn't really take in being famous until I was much older," she said.
It's been called the biggest leap in decades. The latest prostate cancer breakthrough gives new hope to men suffering from the deadly condition. Suspected prostate cancer sufferers can undergo an initial MRI scan to improve detection of aggressive forms of the disease.
The initial MRI scan can potentially do the following:
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