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11 bombshell revelations from Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview

Caption: Meghan reveals ’one regret’ after leaving the Royal Family Copyright: CBSThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s televised interview with Oprah Winfrey unleashed several bombshell revelations. Meghan talked about her mental health, there were accusations the royal family was racist and the full extent of Harry’s fractured relationship with his father the Prince of Wales was revealed, here are the major developments: Meghan’s mental health The Duchess of Sussex revealed she had suicidal thoughts as she struggled with life inside the royal family, saying: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.’ She said she begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to get help, and approached one of the most senior people in the institution, but was told it would not look good. She told...

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Meghan reveals her one regret after leaving the Royal Family

The couple’s dramatic departure – dubbed ‘Megxit’ – has caused controversy over the last year, but they say they knew they did the right thing (Picture: CBS)Meghan Markle revealed her ‘one regret’ after quitting the Royal Family in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. The two-hour tell-all conversation, which aired overnight on Sunday, sent shockwaves across the world as the Duchess of Sussex revealed the pressures of royal life left her suicidal. Although their dramatic departure – dubbed ‘Megxit’ – has caused controversy over the last year, Prince Harry said he had no regrets over how they quit. When asked by Oprah if they had any regrets, Harry said: ‘No, I’m really proud of us. ‘We did what we had to do and now we have another little one on the way.’ Meghan adde...

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Millions of children return to school in first big step out of lockdown

Pupils from the Fulham Boys School queue to be tested for Covid (Picture: Reuters)Millions of pupils are going back to school in England as the process for unravelling the lockdown takes its first big step. All children will be able to return to class today after months of remote learning, but secondary schools are being asked to stagger their return over the week to allow for mass testing. The older pupils will have to take three voluntary Covid tests on site and one at home over the first fortnight. They will then be sent home-testing kits to do twice-weekly. The Department for Education (DfE) is also advising secondary school students to wear face coverings wherever social distancing cannot be maintained, including in the classroom. But primary school children are not being

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Harry and Meghan reveal they married in secret three days before royal wedding

The couple held a private ‘union’ for ‘just the two’ of them several days before their wedding at Windsor Castle (Picture: Getty)Harry and Meghan got married in a secret back yard ceremony for ‘just the two of us’ several days before their formal wedding, the couple have revealed. During their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle said the couple were married by the Archbishop of Canterbury during a private ‘union’ in their back garden with no guests. The ceremony took place three days before millions across the globe watched their fairytale wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, which she described as a ‘spectacle for the world’. Meghan said: ‘You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. ‘But we called the

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San Jose: Man dies in city’s third fatal shooting in three days

SAN JOSE — A man was shot and killed in the city’s Santee neighborhood late Sunday afternoon, marking San Jose’s third homicide in as many days, all of them shootings, according to police. The latest deadly attack was reported at 5:53 p.m. on Carnelian Drive near Santee Drive, police said. As of Sunday night, police had only confirmed that a man had died, but area residents reported hearing gunshots and being told later that the victim was in a car parked on the street. Additional information on the circumstances, motive, or any suspects was not immediately released Sunday. The shooting marked the city’s ninth homicide of the year and its third in three days. Saturday, around 5:30 p.m., a man was shot and killed near Bowling Green Drive and Alvin Avenue, in line of sight of O.B. Whaley El...

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Mel B’s oldest daughter Phoenix Brown is as fierce as her Spice Girl mum as she models for George at Asda

Phoenix Brown, the oldest daughter of Mel B, stars in a new campaign for George at Asda (Picture: George)Mel B’s oldest daughter Phoenix emulated her fierce Spice Girl mum as the face of a new fashion campaign. The young model made the campaign her truly own, but certainly channelled her mum by keeping her recognisable fabulous curls. The 22-year-old takes centre stage in the campaign for George at Asda, showing off their chic street wear and runway inspired designs to suit all occasions. The womenswear collection, called G21, also includes pretty floral dresses in time for spring, and a stylish trenchcoat perfect for the typically unpredictable British weather. Other pieces aimed at the fashion forward Gen Z include acid-rinse denim and slogan sweats in striking neon colour...

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Hollyoaks stars Anna Passey and Jessamy Stoddart promise Sienna and Liberty’s sisterhood is as strong as ever

There are rocky times ahead (Picture: Lime Pictures)What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Anna Passey:  I see it as a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the many incredible women I am lucky enough to have in my life, I don’t know where I would be without them. Jessamy Stoddart: Celebrating the amazing achievements of women across the globe. Who are the most inspirational women in your life? Anna Passey:  I have so many! My mum is just an ultimate power house and my two best childhood friends Kate and Ruth are my ride or dies-super inspiring to me as women with their own businesses and their own children, they are both super busy and yet they will still always be there for me with anything. Jessamy Stoddart: My Mum, Sister and my late Nan. Which actresses stand

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Going on domestic strike for International Women’s Day transformed my home life and my relationship

Housework has always been a tricky injustice to protest against (Picture: Getty Images)On 8 March 2018, a year into my infant son’s life, I staged a domestic strike.  My direct action was prompted by the increase in housework that had arrived, like an unwelcome gift, with my red-faced new-born: the stacks of milk-sticky laundry; the endless carousel of kitchen and bathroom cleaning; the tedious mashing and pureeing of baby food. Combined with a brutal six-month bout of ‘momsomnia’, I was barely making it through the day. While my partner Dan* and I had prided ourselves, pre-parenthood, on our enlightened division of household chores – I put out the bins, he whipped up the spag bol – I was shocked to find that the lioness’s share of this parenting work had fallen on my aching shoulder

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Coronation Street spoilers: Leanne Battersby destroyed as Will Mellor reveals Harvey’s evil plan for her?

(Picture: ITV)Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) in Coronation Street has been through an awful lot since the death of Oliver. She’s been trying to get back to normal life, but has been unaware for weeks that her son Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) has got involved in an evil drugs gang, and now she’s discovered the mess Simon is in, Leanne is determined to do whatever she can to save him. However, with Harvey (Will Mellor) making his arrival and firmly putting Leanne and Simon in their places, reminding him that he’s the one in charge, Leanne and Simon’s nightmare is set to go on for quite a while, as Harvey creates a new plan and enlists Leanne to help him. Harvey decides to get Leanne to do Simon’s drug dealing, and as Will Mellor recently revealed, the fact that Leanne and Simon are still...

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Serena Williams supports friend Meghan Markle in heartfelt letter ‘decrying vilification of Black women’ after Oprah interview

Serena Williams has rushed to defend her friend Meghan Markle (Picture: Getty)Serena Williams has led the celebrity support for her friend Meghan Markle following the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.  During the interview which aired in the US on Sunday, Meghan and Harry claimed that the members of the Royal family expressed concerns about ‘how dark’ their son Archie’s skin would be, while also detailing the breakdown of Harry’s relationship with his father Charles.  In an Instagram post, tennis champ Serena cheered on her longtime friend Meghan for being open about her mental health and how she considered suicide.  Serena, 38, wrote: ‘Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life – and leads by example – with empathy and compassio...

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What is a Junior ISA and why should I set one up for my child?

Making savings now can help them when they’re older (Picture: Getty Images)All of us want to give our children the best start in life, but it can be hard to find the money to put away when they are young, in order to pay for their future university fees, a first house deposit, or other expenses. The earlier you start putting money away for children, the more of an impact you can have. You can make even more of an impact by putting the money into a tax-free Junior Isa. Cash or shares? Nearly three quarters (70%) of Junior Isas are in cash. However, Sarah Coles, at investment site Hargreaves Lansdown, says that because you are saving for a long time into a Junior Isa – 18 years – you may wish to consider putting the money into investments instead. The largest historic study

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After whirlwind historic visit, Pope leaving Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind tour of Iraq that sought to bring hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority with a message of coexistence, forgiveness and peace. The pontiff and his traveling delegation were to be seen off with a farewell ceremony at the Baghdad airport, from where he will leave for Rome following a four-day papal visit that has covered five provinces across Iraq. At every turn, Francis urged Iraqis to embrace diversity — from Najaf in the south, where he held a historic face-to-face meeting with powerful Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to Nineveh to the north, where he met with Christian victims of the Islamic State group's terror and heard their testimonies of survival. People gathered in crowds to catch a glimpse of...

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Harvard professor ignites uproar over ‘comfort women’ claims

A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves in wartime Japan had actually chosen to work as prostitutes. In a recent academic paper, J. Mark Ramseyer rejected a wide body of research finding that Japan’s so-called “comfort women” were forced to work at military brothels during World War II. Ramseyer instead argued that the women willingly entered into contracts as sex workers. His paper has intensified a political dispute between Japan, whose leaders deny that the women were coerced, and South Korea, which has long pressed Japan to provide apologies and compensation to women who have shared accounts of rape and abuse. Decades of research has explored the abuses inflicted on comfor

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Directors Hint at Yale-New Haven Cover-Up With Past Documentation

“This is a story that we thought we knew, but we really didn’t,” said Amy Ziering, the co-director of HBO’s ongoing documentary series, “Allen v. Farrow.” The story in question is that of the allegations of sexual assault and child abuse by director Woody Allen against his then seven-year-old daughter, Dylan. In just two weeks on air,  the documentary has created a powder keg of talk, both on and off social media, as well as from Allen himself who has called the series “a shoddy hit piece” with “no interest in the truth.” Allen has defended himself against these allegations for decades, reminding fans regularly that the lack of a criminal investigation and a report from Yale-New Haven Hospital exonerates him. In episode three of “Allen v. Farrow,” which aired tonight, that report is examin

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