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Drinking alcohol linked to more severe symptoms of PMS

Drinking alcohol could be making symptoms of PMS worse, a study suggests.

Plenty of woman have a glass of wine to take their minds off the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, like stomach pain or mood swings.

This could backfire, though.

Around one in five cases of premenstrual ...

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Stowaways clung to underneath of school coach from France to Manchester

Two stowaways clung to the underneath of a school coach returning from France for more than 300 miles to the UK.

The two men finally dropped from the chassis from the coach yesterday when it stopped at a car park in Prestwich in Bury, Greater Manchester.

They ran off with the driver ...

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Dad stamped on brother-in-law’s head for gate-crashing daughter’s 16th birthday party

A father who repeatedly stamped on his brother-in-law’s head after a family party in a London church hall is facing years in jail.

Philip Dielhenn, 37, was celebrating his daughter’s 16th birthday at the St Barnabus Church hall in Woodford Green, when Paul Taylor gate-crashed the ...

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Anti-abortion campaigners breach protest ban outside Marie Stopes clinic

Anti-abortion campaigners have breached an order to stay away from a Marie Stopes clinic.

Ealing Council introduced the first ban of this kind in the UK, aimed at protecting women from harassment when they visit the clinic.

Members voted unanimously for the Public Space Protection ...

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Man jailed after giving speed cameras the finger from his Range Rover

A company director who repeatedly gave speed cameras the finger from his white Range Rover has been jailed for perverting the course of justice.

Timothy Hill, 67, fitted a laser jammer to his car so thought nobody would realise whose car it was.

However, this turned out to be a ...

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First picture of new royal baby after Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to prince

This is the first picture of the UK’s newest prince who was born this morning at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

The new baby Prince of Cambridge weighed 8lb 7oz – heavier than both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Charlotte, at 8lb 3oz, weighed ...

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‘Obsessed’ university worker ‘stabbed boss 15 times and wrote bully on her forehead’

An ‘obsessed’ university worker stabbed his manager 15 times and then wrote ‘bully’ across her forehead, a court heard.

David Browning, 52, knifed Jillian Howell in the chest, neck and abdomen, leaving her lying in a pool of blood at her home in Sandgate Road, Brighton, Hove Crown ...

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Stephen Lawrence memorial day announced as Meghan and Harry attend service

April 22 will become a national memorial day for Stephen Lawrence.

The prime minister announced the commemoration at a service marking 25 years since he was murdered, attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as Stephen’s family.

Stephen’s murder was a watershed moment ...

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Dad ‘strangled daughter, 7, to death with dressing gown cord’ after affair

An antiques dealer strangled his seven-year-old daughter with a dressing gown cord as part of a plan to kill his family to spare them the ‘pain and upset’ of bankruptcy, a court heard.

Robert Peters, 56, had ended a two-and-a-half-year affair and was worrying about his finances before ...

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‘I had a seizure on a first date’ reveals woman diagnosed with brain tumour at 26

A woman diagnosed with epilepsy caused by a tumour growing on her brain is refusing to let it take over her life – even when it means having a seizure on a first date.

Rosalie Marsden has just started a video series online in a bid to help others understand the difficulties of balancing ...

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KFC still hasn’t recovered from the chicken shortage

If you would cast your mind back to late February, you might remember that KFC ran out of chicken. 

But two months after the error in delivery forced two-thirds of its restaurants to close, things still haven’t returned to normal.

KFC fans across England have been horrified to ...

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First picture of boy, 3, who drowned in swimming pool

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a toddler who drowned in a swimming pool on Saturday.

Rocco Wright, three, was pronounced dead in hospital after the incident at the David Lloyd Club in Leeds.

Police said they are treating the incident as a ‘tragic accident’.

In a ...

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Woman had sex with 14-year-old boy in park after grooming him by text

Kelly Wolf, 28, was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court, of two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence (Picture: MET Police)A woman has been jailed for almost three years after she was ...

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Who is Lady Gabriella Windsor, the royal who shares her birthday with the new prince

The national spotlight has suddenly moved over to Wills and Kate’s third baby, who we now know is a boy.

And there might be someone who objects to having their birthday thunder stolen.

Lady Gabriella Windsor is a relative of the Queen, though not a descendant, and her birthday ...

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Learner driver killed fiancee’s sister the day she was told she only had 18 months to live

A learner driver has been jailed after he killed his fiancee’s sister in a crash just hours after she was told she had 18 months to live.

Anthony Grimmond lost control of his car when he was driving with Leanna Culver – who had earlier been diagnosed with ischaemic heart disease – ...

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to see their new brother at Lindo Wing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the arrival of the new royal baby.

Their third child is fifth in line to the throne after Princes Charles, William, George and Princess Charlotte.

The royal baby is also the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s sixth ...

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What’s the story behind Saint George’s flag?

It is St George’s Day today so on your travels, you’re fairly likely to see some form of white flag with a red cross on it.

That is, of course, the flag of England, known as St George’s Cross, an emblem of all things English and a regular window-hanging for sports fans.

One ...

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How old is Alfie Evans and what illness does he have – his story explained

When terminally-ill children make the news, the nation sits up and listens – and a recent case, even the Pope has got involved.

That is the tragic case of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old toddler who is thought to have an incurable neurological condition.

His story has triggered ...

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Man’s ear ripped almost clean off in attempted carjacking

A man was taken to hospital with a badly severed ear after an attempted carjacking.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was dragged out of his vehicle and attacked in a car park in Oldham.

Officers were called to Derker Metrolink Stop in Cromford Street at 7.30pm on Thursday March ...

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Alfie Evans supporters’ storm Alder Hey hospital after courts latest decision

Supporters hoping to save baby Alfie Evans have stormed Alder Hey hospital this afternoon.

The family of the 23-month-old boy are currently gathered around his bed.

Earlier today, a Facebook page requested people ‘set off the hospital fire alarms’.

Around 200 people ...

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Who was Millicent Fawcett as her statue is to be unveiled in Parliament Square?

Of all the instrumental figures who helped to secure women the vote, Millicent Fawcett was perhaps the most hard-working and unrelenting.

In February 2018, she was named by BBC Radio 4 listeners as the most influential woman of the past 100 years and now a statue of her is going up in ...

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