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Royal wedding 2018: Meghan ‘cried’ about dad missing wedding

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch highlights of Meghan and Harry's big dayThe Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, has revealed his daughter cried when he told her he would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry.He also revealed his upset at not walking her down the aisle."I'm a footnote to the greatest moment in history rather than the dad who walked his daughter down

10 things about Harvard graduates: Liberals, virgins and iPhones

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Harvard University has been a launch pad for many high-powered careers - and this summer has seen another crop of graduates leaving the flagship US university.But if these are going to be the next generation of political and business leaders, what are their beliefs and experiences?The Harvard Crimson student newspaper has carried out a close-up survey of these new graduates, showing their attitudes on politics,
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Five things you need to know about Love Island

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption The first islanders have been named - they include an air hostess, an A&E doctor and Danny Dyer's daughter Fling on the fake tan and get to know a new gaggle of singletons - Love Island is back. On Monday, 11 beautiful people are being dropped off at a villa on the Spanish island of Majorca as they attempt to find love.And there'll be

Mexico election: Concerns about election bots, trolls and fakes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Automated accounts boosted the 2012 presidential campaign of Enrique Pena Nieto Political parties in Mexico are using bots and fake accounts in an attempt to influence voter behaviour and in some cases spread false stories ahead of the country's presidential elections on 1 July, according to researchers, journalists and activists. It's a grainy video showing a group of people. Some are milling around

BGT judge Amanda Holden opens up about stillbirth

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV/THE NHS SAVED MY LIFE: TONIGHT Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken about the loss of her son Theo, who was stillborn seven years ago.The TV star was seven months pregnant when she lost her son in 2011.In an interview with ITV Tonight to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, Holden said her son "looked so normal and so peaceful"."I was still his mummy,"

Bereavement lessons: Talking to children about death

[ad_1] Around one child in every classroom in the UK will suffer the loss of a parent or sibling - prompting calls for bereavement lessons in schools.The idea is being backed by Emma Turner and her teenage son Jamie, whose dad died when he was four. Oxfordshire-based charity Sobell House Hospice has developed a lesson plan to help children cope and support each other.Video Journalist: Katharine Da Costa [ad_2] Source

‘Three-quarters of public worried about nurse staffing’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Three in four people do not think there are enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS, a survey suggests.The poll of 1,600 UK adults - carried out by YouGov for the Royal College of Nursing - found 74% were concerned about staffing levels.Latest figures for England show one in nine posts is vacant.The RCN branded the situation dangerous, but ministers said steps

The truth about Tulip Mania

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy In the 17th Century the Dutch went mad trading tulip bulbs in the hope they could make a massive profit. But was Tulip Mania - a parable of greed compared to the recent heavy investment in the Bitcoin crypto-currency - really so awful?How much is a thing worth? An ounce of gold? A kilogram of apples? A share in Apple?One simple way of answering that question