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Twitter starts rolling out the new-look profile

Twitter has begun rolling out the new-look profile for its users.

Twitter enthusiasts can now add a header picture to their profile, pin tweets to the top of their feed and filter how they want to view posts on other people's timelines.

Twitter has begun rolling out the new look profile.
Twitter has begun rolling out the new look profile. Credit: Twitter

"Your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. We look forward to seeing what that means to you!" the company said in a blog post.

Click here to find out how to update your profile.

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Labour party to cut ties with Co-operative bank

The Labour party is looking to end its long-standing relationship with the troubled Co-operative Bank, which stretches back to 1920.

The Labour party wants to cut its ties with the Co-operative bank
The Labour party wants to cut its ties with the Co-operative bank Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol is understood to want to move a £1.2 million loan to from the Co-op to the trade union-controlled Unity Trust Bank and current accounts are also likely to be shifted, according to PA.

Read: Co-op faces radical overhaul after record losses

The move comes after a tumultuous period for the bank, which has seen record losses and the resignation of chairman Paul Flowers, who is now facing drug possession charges.

Labour said that the change of loan provider was for "commercial reasons", but the controversy gripping the Co-op over the past year is thought to have strained relations.

Read: Ailing Co-Op 'committed to reform'

Manford: Terminal cancer teen 'has such joy for life'

Comedian Jason Manford has praised a teenager with terminal cancer who has managed to raise over £1 million for charity in his dying days.

"It was that he had such joy for life. He wasn't bitter about leaving the party early, he was just happy that he was ever invited at all."

Stephen Sutton, 19, wrote on his "bucket list" last year that he aimed to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

However, thanks to his campaign going viral and celebrity support, he has now reached £1.5 million.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

Oscar-winner Jodie Foster has married girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, her representative has revealed.

Foster and photographer Hedison, who previously dated Ellen DeGeneres, tied the knot in a ceremony at the weekend.

Actress Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, 44-year-old Alexandra Hedison.
Actress Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, 44-year-old Alexandra Hedison. Credit: PA Wire composite

The 51-year-old actress made a heartfelt speech at last year's Golden Globes, which was widely seen as the moment she officially came out.

Foster split with her previous partner Cydney Bernard, with whom she has two sons, in 2008 after 20 years together.

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S Korea ferry investigators raid shipping watchdog

South Korean investigators have raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their growing probe into the sinking of the Sewol ferry.

Relatives of passengers of the Sewol ferry look out to sea
Relatives of passengers of the Sewol ferry look out to sea Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato

"The objective was to investigate malpractices and corruption in the entire shipping industry," said Song In-taek, head deputy chief prosecutor at Incheon District Prosecution Service.

Read: Ferry company 'raided' as death toll rises again

Cervical cancer survivor describes fear at diagnosis

A 35-year-old woman who was two years overdue for a smear test has told Daybreak of the difficulties she faced when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer,

Samantha Kemp, who was 32 at the time of diagnosis, said doctors discovered "quite severe abnormal cells" and sent her in for an MRI, which revealed a tumour small enough "that it meant I did not have to have a hysterectomy".

"That for me that was my scariest point, was having that situation of not knowing if I could have children anymore."

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