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Polyamorous triad preparing to welcome their first child will parent as a 'complete' threesome

A polyamorous triad preparing to welcome their first child plan to parent as a 'complete' threesome, but are intent on not forcing their lifestyle on their daughter.Ashta Monogue, 33, and her husband Ash, 36, met seven years ago at a street fair. The couple, from Georgia, have been married since 2013.Ashta has been polyamorous for a decade, and throughout their marriage, she and Ash have explored the concept. They met Rowen, 28, online in May 2016. Ash and Ashta weren't planning on forming a triad relationship, but after the three met, they all clicked and fell in love.  Family: Polyamorous ...

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    The bracelet Meghan designed for Kate as a thank you gift

    Meghan Markle gave six of her best friends and the Duchess of Cambridge a touching gift to remember her big day after they supported her through the nuptials. The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, commissioned California-based jeweller Lisette Polny, founder of Zofia Day, to make the bespoke Solid Gold Disc Bracelet as a memento for her loved ones. Meghan herself approved the design for the delicate yellow gold trinket, appropriately titled The Kensington, which is now available to buy for $450 (£335).As well as the Duchess of Cambridge, it's thought that Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt also received the gift after their children walked ...

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    Royal wedding gospel choir sing a rendition of Stand By Me on GMB

    The gospel choir that played a huge role in the royal wedding appeared on Good Morning Britain for a repeat performance on Monday. Kingdom Choir sang the soul classic Stand By Me by Ben E King, which echoed around the 15th-century St George’s Chapel on Saturday, as the newly appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their guests watched on.They received a rapturous round of cheers and applause in the ITV studio as they belted out the rendition, with presenter Piers Morgan tipping the group to reach number one in the song charts. Karen Gibson, who conducted the choir, said: 'It was absolutely ...

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    Fashion designer, 28, details the intimate details of the IVF process

    Australian designer Thessy Kouzoukas is currently six months pregnant, despite losing her left ovary and both her fallopian tubes last year.But the brave mother-to-be, who is based in Brisbane, has detailed some of the more intimate aspects of her IVF experience - something she had to do as a result of her crippling battle with endometriosis.  'IVF is one of the toughest things I've done. Not so much physically, but mentally,' the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram.   Australian designer Thessy Kouzoukas is currently six months pregnant, despite losing her left ovary and both her fallopian tubes last year'The second round of egg pick ...


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    The height of design! Airline seats with extendable headrests aim to make flying more bearable for tall people

    In a bid to make flying more comfortable for tall people, a design studio has suggested adding extendable headrests to airline seats.London-based PearsonLloyd has revealed a concept design for long haul economy cabins.Its seating product is designed to maximise passenger space, with super-slim support structures following a minimalist design.  In a bid to make flying more comfortable for tall people, a design studio has suggested adding extendable headrests to airline seatsThe seats might appear flimsy but the internal structures are made from a tough fibre glass.Getting into the eco swing of things, the fibre glass is covered with a recycled plastic ...

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    Virgin reveals what its £543M cruise ships are set to look like, with designers told to imagine the 'modern romance of sailing' (but none of them have actually been on a cruise)

    Complete with discos, slick restaurants and luxurious lounge areas, Virgin Voyages promises to shake up the cruise industry with its new fleet of liners.The firm, which is a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson's London-based Virgin Group and Boston-based Bain Capital, plans to launch three 2,700-passenger ships in 2020, with production costs coming it at close to $2 billion (£1.63 billion).Newly-released renderings show what the ships' public spaces are set to look like, thanks to a group of designers who have worked on some of the world's top hotels and restaurants favoured by the rich and famous.   Complete with discos, ...

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    Let's go girls... A peak inside the luxury hotel lodge purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband with sweeping views of New Zealand (and stays come out at almost £1,000 a night per couple)

    A luxury lodge originally purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange in New Zealand has had extra rooms added to open it up to holidaymakers.The Mahu Whenua complex - now solely owned by record producer Lange - was previously only available for private hire, with a NZ$15,500 (£7,948) price tag per night. But now four suites have been built in the grounds with couples in mind. Rates for the cosy bungalow cottages come in at NZ$1,850 (£948). A luxury lodge originally purchased by Shania Twain and her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange has had extra rooms added to make it more affordable ...

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    South America in style: The boutique hotel you'll find on an enchanting island, off Chile's Lake District coast

     Venturing into the woods on the Chilean island of Chiloe, you should guard against a small goblin — the Trauco. He's renowned for ravishing young women.This ugly creature, with stumps for feet, is just one of the mythical beings on this archipelago, a mile off the coast of Chile's Lake District.But don't be put off. Sea views: The Tierra Chiloe, where Sarah stayed, overlooks an inlet of the Pacific OceanThe islands are beautiful with lush, green scenery, rolling hills and seas filled with whales, dolphins and sea lions.Chiloe has an intriguing past, too.The first indigenous group in this misty archipelago ...



Oxford awarded £470k to trial pop up electric vehicle charging points

The historic city of Oxford will be the first in the world to trial pop-up electric vehicle charging points on residential streets.Oxford City Council says it is 'thrilled' to have secured almost half a million pounds for the retractable charging bollards.The £470,000 ($630,000) cash injection will help develop the system, which will be app-operated, with the bollards retreating underground when not in use.  Oxford City Council says it is 'thrilled' to have secured almost half a million pounds for the retractable charging bollards (pictured). They have been developed by electric vehicle charging firm Urban Electric and target the 43 per cent of ...

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    First permanent immigrant to our solar system spotted by astronomers

    The first permanent immigrant to our solar system has been spotted by astronomers.The space rock is currently trapped in Jupiter's orbit and is the first known asteroid to have been captured from another star system.While the cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua was an interstellar interloper that passed through our system last year, the new object, dubbed 2015 BZ509, is here to stay.Researchers said the asteroid hopped to the solar system 4.5 billion years ago while the sun was still part of a tightly packed cluster of stars.These star systems were so close together that they frequently shared asteroids and other material before later becoming ...

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    Parents that share images of their children on social media could be exposing them to identify theft

    The online trend of 'sharenting' could be putting children at risk of identity theft later on in life, according to Barclays bank. Parents such as the Beckhams who are prone to parading their children on Facebook and Instagram are providing valuable insight into the life of the youngster which fraudsters could exploit. Pictures of children at birthday parties or on their first day of school provide personal details which could be manipulated by a criminal, researchers have warned.This information could then be used to take out a credit card or bank loan in the child's name when they come of age.    The ...


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    FTSE LIVE: Shares jump after peace breaks out between US and China on trade; Ryanair profits rise but it warns of oil price danger

    The FTSE 100 started the week with a strong rise on Monday morning after signals over the weekend that the US and China are closing in on a peace deal to end their trade war before it really gets going.In company news airline Ryanair put out a mixed update, which brought news of rising profits but also a warning over the possible impact on its fortunes of the rising oil price.

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    RAY MASSEY: Changes to MoT regulation which are coming into force could see thousands more cars failing annual roadworthiness test

    Changes to the MoT regulation which come into force from tomorrow could see thousands more cars failing the annual roadworthiness test.Owners of older diesels are especially at risk with tighter pollution limits and a new test on diesel particulate filters. These capture soot from the exhaust, preventing it from going into the air, causing health and environmental problems.Most drivers will be confused about the implications of the changes, according to motoring organisations. Shake-up: Most drivers will be confused about the implications of the changes, according to motoring organisationsTests are mandatory on cars that are three years old or more. Anyone ...

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    How to buy a home with less than £10,000 - but is a 5% deposit mortgage ever a good idea? Listen to the This is Money podcast

    High house prices mean that the biggest barrier to buying a home in Britain is raising a deposit.With mortgage interest rates at near record low levels, many would be homeowners could afford monthly payments - but saving the average £30,000 deposit would take years.For a lot of first-time buyers that means a trip to the Bank of Mum and Dad, but what if that's not an option? It is possible to buy a home without raising tens of thousands of pounds, if you take a 95 per cent mortgage.Listen on iTunes With one of these deals, a first-time buyer able to pass ...

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    A wheel inconvenience: The UK's potholed roads cause 30,000 punctures a month - but just 38% of NEW CARS have a spare wheel

    Britain's drivers are suffering more punctures than ever before. But inexplicably only just over a third of new cars today are sold with a spare wheel as standard, a new investigation has found.With the UK's roads continuing to fall into a state of disrepair and increasingly riddled with potholes, motorists suffer more than 30,000 punctures a month on average.But when they do get a flat tyre and would like to open the boot to find a spare wheel, 62 per cent of new car owners don't have one. A wheel inconvenience: An investigation by What Car? has found that 62% ...

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    Competition probe into £12billion Sainsbury's and Asda merger kicks off as watchdog invites rivals to comment

    The competition watchdog has launched its investigation into Sainsbury's proposed £12billion merger with rival supermarket Asda.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed today that it is probing the deal and is currently in the 'pre-notification' phase where it is gathering information from the two parties before a formal inquiry can begin.The CMA's enquiries are expected to focus on areas where the chains have stores in close proximity to each other, and could result in them being forced to sell some shops in order to win its approval. Deal probe: The competition watchdog has launched its investigation into Sainsbury's proposed £12bn ...

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    Bitcoin ranked 13th by Chinese government in report that rates ETHEREUM as the leading cryptocurrency

    The Chinese government has produced the first ratings table ranking cryptocurrencies, despite also being the first government in the world to ban its people from trading in them.A government research unit, called the China Center for Information Industry Development, has ranked 28 cryptocurrencies and the blockchains behind them.In a blow for bitcoin enthusiasts, it was ethereum that took the Chinese government's research group's top spot, based on the technology involved, application, and technological innovation. At the top: In a blow for bitcoin enthusiasts, it was ethereum that took the Chinese government's research group's top spotEthereum is currently trading up 1.51 per cent ...


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    Serial rapist back behind bars after admitting he breached his parole conditions by having a relationship with a prostitute

    One of Sydney's most notorious serial sex offenders, Graham James Kay, 66, will remain behind bars until August after admitting to breaching his parole conditions by spending time with a prostitute.The convicted rapist allegedly let people stay at his Parramatta home without prior approval and failed to disclose an intimate relationship with a prostitute, Seven News reported.Kay served an 18 year sentence for sexually assaulting eight women at knifepoint in the 1990s on Sydney's north shore and had been monitored as a high risk repeat sex offender since his release from jail in 2015.  One of Sydney's most notorious serial sex offenders ...

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    Police arrest three women on suspicion of murder after body of woman, 42, is found in the street following brutal attack

    Three women have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman who had suffered a 'very severe physical attack' was found on a street.The body of Claire Louise Smith, 42, was discovered by a member of the public who called police to the scene at 6.50am on Saturday in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.A post-mortem examination revealed she had died from injuries from a 'very severe physical attack', police said. The body of Claire Louise Smith, 42, was discovered by a member of the public who called police to the scene at 6.50am on Saturday in Barnsley, South ...

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    Hunt for man, 20, after 12-year-old boy is 'kidnapped for ransom by a man, 53'

    A search is underway for a man detectives believe will be able to assist them with their investigation into the alleged abduction of a 12-year-old boy on the Gold Coast hinterland earlier this month. The boy was allegedly dragged into a dark hatchback car and abducted from Clover Hill Drive in Mudgeeraba on May 11, sparking a frantic 24-hour search. The boy was located the following day in the northern New South Wales town of Grafton.A 53-year-old man has already been charged in relation to the matter.Zhen Jie Zhang was remanded in custody and will reappear in court on June 5. Queensland ...

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    ‘I knew if I was caught I would be killed’: North Korean boy who lost his mother to starvation and was sent to a labour camp where he ate dried vomit because was so hungry tells his incredibly brave tale of escape

    This is the incredible story of a North Korean escapee who miraculously survived imprisonment in a labour camp by eating dried vomit off the ground.Charles, who was born to a Chinese father and North Korean mother in the dictator state, managed to escape five years ago by crossing a river into China in the dead of night. He was born to a Chinese father and North Korean mother. When he was just 5 years old his father abandoned the family - returning to China.Six years later, Charles' mother died from starvation and he ended up living with his aunt before eventually ...

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    Meghan Markle being welcomed into the Royal Family is Britain's 'Obama moment', says Labour MP David Lammy

    Britain enjoyed its own 'Obama moment' when Meghan Markle was welcomed into the royal family, an MP has said.Labour MP David Lammy said his family's shoulders 'stood a little taller' as Meghan married Prince Harry in the fairytale ceremony which took its place in the history books on Saturday. Mr Lammy also said the poignant service 'was a global moment' akin to the day Barack Obama became the first black president of the US and 'a great new symbol of all that is still possible and hopeful in modern Britain.' Labour MP David Lammy said his family's shoulders 'stood a little taller' ...

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    Panic on Turkish tourist jet as flight drops more than 30,000ft 'within five minutes' after drop in cabin pressure, forcing pilots to make emergency landing in Russia

    Panicked tourists 'screamed and cried' as a passenger jet on its way from Turkey to Russia suddenly dropped more than 30,000ft after a sudden loss of cabin pressure.The Onur Air Airbus 321 with 226 passengers and eight crew dropped from 32,800ft to just 1,640ft 'within five minutes', witnesses said.Video footage shot by passengers after an emergency landing at Volgograd airport in southern Russia, show oxygen masks dangling from the ceiling. Some passengers needed medical and psychological help after the 'horrible' incident, said an airport source.The Turkish plane was en route from Antalya to Chelyabinsk in the Russian Urals region when it got into ...

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    Mayor De Blasio will tell New York police to stop arresting people for smoking pot as he prepares to legalize it in the city

    The mayor of New York City is expected to instruct the city's police department to stop arresting people for smoking weed in public.Instead, Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to order the NYPD to issue summonses to people caught smoking marijuana in public.The policy change comes as Mr de Blasio plans to overhaul the city's marijuana enforcement policies to prepare the groundwork for full legalization. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (seen above last November) demonstrate what 25 grams of marijuana looks like. Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to give out summonses rather than arresting ...

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    Bookies put Prince Harry and Meghan Markle odds-on for a royal birth within two years but will the Sussexes find the time in their busy schedules?

    Bookies have put Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle odds-on for a royal birth within the next two years. Ladbrokes say the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex are 4/6 to announce they're having a baby before the year is out, while it's now a massive 1/5 shot that they welcome a child into the world before the end of 2019.  But back in November, when the couple were asked if children were on the cards, the Duke of Sussex replied: 'Not currently, no. No, of course, you know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we'll start ...

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Everyone went outside to smoke cloves and bitch about having to stay after for the State.

Jon Stewart on events following Charles — January 19, 1999