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Gemma Atkinson puts her arm around Gorka Marquez in cosy Instagram snap during Strictly tour rehearsals... as romance rumours continue to swirl

They have been plagued by dating rumours ever since Strictly Come Dancing began in September. And Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez only added fuel to the fire on Tuesday night, as they cosied up for another Instagram snap.The actress, 33, was seen with her arm around the hunky dancer, 27, as the pair enjoyed drinks after tour rehearsals with their co-stars in Birmingham.  The snap shows the pair enjoying post-rehearsal drinks with their co-stars - including Aljaz Skorjanec, Debbie McGee, Giovanni Pernice, and even judge Craig Revel Horwood and last year's winner, Ore Oduba.   However Gemma and Gorka were sat side-by-side for ...

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    The 29 best small cities in America revealed with Columbia in South Carolina named as the 'best groomed', Kansas City most 'artsy' and Santa Cruz the most 'musically grooviest'

    The 29 best small cities in America for visitors have been revealed in a new influential study.National Geographic Traveler carried out a detailed survey as well as consulted with experts to draw up the list, which includes cities such as Columbia in South Carolina being named the best groomed, Kansas City as the most artsy and most musically grooviest being Santa Cruz.To compile the list, the respected publication worked with advisers Resonance Consultancy in developing a 'Small Cities Index', a survey that drew from statistics and social media mentions to determine which cities rank highest. The city of Columbia in ...

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    Bulgaria is far cheaper than Nice, and nearly as nice! The Black Sea has deep blue waters and golden sand

    The captain has an announcement. ‘If you see fire engines waiting for us when we land, please don’t worry,’ he says. ‘They’re here to welcome us.’And the hullabaloo begins: there’s a water cannon salute, girls waving pom-poms and a blast of Bulgarian folk music. Then every passenger is handed a blue kiss-me-quick-style hat.Uh-oh. We’ve walked into a Seventies’ Eurovision Song Contest. Except we haven’t — the ceremony is to mark the first ever easyJet flight into Varna. Rival to the Med: The sweeping Golden Sands resort in Varna, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastVarna? Me neither. It’s in Bulgaria, the third ...

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    Croatia's seductive Italian side: Swimming amid Roman ruins is a family favourite on this bargain trip to Istria

    Pizza? The waiter slowly rolled the word around his mouth, his face a study in confusion. No, the traditional Croatian restaurant on the outskirts of Pula in Istria could not meet our low gastronomic needs.Would my three children like to try the local stuffed squid instead? We took another look at the menu. It’s no surprise so many people think Istria is simply part of Italy.Having spent the morning waving imaginary swords in a Roman amphitheatre with my son Felix, five, and trying to get my daughters, Rose, 12 and Evie, ten, to pick out the odd word of Latin ...

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    An Inspector Calls: The Dial House is a curious mix of being delightfully homey and blatantly commercial

    Rating: The Dial House comprises two shops, a restaurant, coffee house and eight themed rooms in the pretty village of Reepham, not far from Norwich.Ours is called Africa, replete with masks, shields and a free-standing tub at the foot of the bed. It would work well in a safari lodge, but strikes us as a gimmick in a handsome brick building dating to 1721.A local chap called Iain Wilson is behind this ambitious project, which has been up and running for less than six months. One of the rooms at the Dial House in the pretty village of Reepham, close ...

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Robot implant is created by scientists to treat rare birth defect where food can't reach a baby's stomach

Scientists have created a robot that is implanted into the body to treat a rare birth defect which prevents food reaching a baby's stomach.Around one in 4,000 babies are born with oesophageal atresia in the USA and Europe - a serious condition which is fatal if not treated.It occurs when the upper and lower parts of the oesophagus don't connect, which means food can't pass from the throat to the stomach.Doctors currently treat the condition using the Foker technique, which involves pulling slightly on the broken ends of the oesophagus, to encourage them to grow towards each other. The robot ...

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    How to free up storage on iPhone

    Even though Apple ended 2017 on a sour note due to the iPhone slowdown revelations, it was a year in which the company addressed one of customers’ biggest bugbears: how to free up storage on your iPhone.After all, no one wants to get ready to take a photo destined to go Instagram-viral or download the latest Justin Timberlake album only to discover their iPhone memory is full.In this article we’ll take a look at how best to free up iPhone storage and how to check your iPhone memory space.How to check storage on iPhoneBefore doing anything else, it’s important to ...

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    Untouched 'frozen tomb' that may contain the preserved 2,800-year-old remains of a Scythian royal and their gold treasures is discovered in Siberia

    An untouched 'frozen tomb' that may contain the 2,800-year-old remains of Scythian royal has been discovered in Siberia.The huge grave, which is perfectly preserved in permafrost, is wider than the length of a football field, and likely houses the remains of several Scythian royals.The Scythians were a barbaric group of horse-riding nomads who dominated a vast stretch of Eurasia from around the ninth to first centuries BC.They built no settlements and left no written record, so archaeologists have gleaned what little is known of them from the well-endowed tombs of their leaders.Now scientists have discovered one of the oldest and ...

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    'It felt like a burglary had taken place': Couple left horrified after their energy supplier broke in and changed their locks when a former tenant failed to pay a £227 bill

    Crisis: James Mant and Victoria Parsons were traumatised by a dispute with Scottish PowerAn energy supplier broke into a family home and changed the locks without the owner’s knowledge, because a former tenant had failed to pay a £227 bill.James Mant, 44, and Victoria Parsons, 41, have filed a claim against Scottish Power after a year-long struggle to resolve the issue.Having moved into the five- bedroom property 12 months ago, the couple received several letters from the energy firm chasing payments for electricity bills.Despite explaining to Scottish Power on numerous occasions that the £227.34 bill was owed by a ...

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    After Blowing Through $80 Million, Terrell Owens Has Financial Advice For Other Players

    For all of his off-the-field antics, Terrell Owens was a tremendously talented wide receiver. Over 15 years, he amassed more than 16,000 total yards and 156 touchdowns, fifth-highest of any NFL player ever. That production led to $80 million in career earnings.But soon after his retirement in 2010, T.O. revealed that almost all of that money was gone. And he wants to warn current players not to make the same mistakes that he did.After all, NFL athletes in particular often experience financial troubles. Nearly four in every five come close to or experience significant financial stress, per a Sports Illustrated ...

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    Here's Why Hoda Kotb Isn't Making "Matt Lauer Money"

    Hoda Kotb recently took over for disgraced Today anchor Matt Lauer, and many have remarked on the reportedly massive pay gap between the newcomer Kotb and the famously (perhaps infamously) well-compensated Lauer – a gap that could be as much as $18 million, depending on which reports you choose to believe. While Lauer was reported to be making as much as $25 million per year during his time on the show, Kotb is reported by Page Six to be making a much lower salary of about $7 million per year. NBC and everybody else connected with the story isn't commenting on specific ...

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    The Curse Of The 752 Pound Emerald

    In a vault at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department there is an enormous emerald weighing 752 pounds and valued at as much as $925 million. It has no rightful owner currently, but over time nine men, one woman, three corporations, and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald. It is called the Bahia Emerald and it has had quite an interesting journey to that evidence vault in Los Angeles. The cast of characters who have become enthralled with this giant, fairly ugly stone are pretty strange and random as well.Emeralds are a bit mysterious. Unlike diamonds, their ...

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    The cryptocurrencies that could boom in 2018: Ripple, litecoin and five more digital upstarts hoping to follow in bitcoin's footsteps (and why buyers must beware)

    In the last few months, the number of Britons getting involved in speculative cryptocurrency 'investing' has rocketed with bitcoin being the star attraction.At the start of 2017, bitcoin sat at under $1,000 a coin. By December, it hit nearly $20,000. Tempted by these outlandish returns, many have blindly piled in hoping to make a quick buck (or bit).This is despite warnings of a bubble and many not truly understanding how the digital currency works. Crypto boom: It has been hard to ignore the rise of cryptocurrencies and most would have at least heard of bitcoinThe price is now roughly $11,800 ...

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    Teen trapped in his crashed car for 30 hours faces WEEKS in hospital recovering - as the helicopter pilot his father hired to find him returns $1000 fee

    The young driver who survived 30 hours trapped in his crashed car at Lake Macquarie has undergone surgery on a fractured leg and will need weeks to recover from his injuries. Sam Lethbridge, whose father Tony hired a helicopter to find his son a day after he went missing last Sunday, has barely been conscious since he was taken to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital.The 17-year-old suffered three fractures to an arm, three fractures to an elbow and a dislocated elbow. All injuries are on his right side. The worst injury is a compound fracture to Sam's thighbone which left bone protruding 5 ...

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    Hundreds assessed for smoke inhalation as two prison staff are rushed to hospital after a maximum-security inmate set his bed on fire

    Two prison officers have been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after an inmate allegedly set a blanket on fire in his cell.Emergency services were called to Parklea Correctional Centre in northwest Sydney just before 12.30pm on Wednesday after reports of a fire.Paramedics are assessing more than 100 inmates and staff members.   Two prison officers have been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after an inmate apparently set a blanket on fire in his cell Emergency services were called to Parklea Correctional Centre in northwest Sydney just before 12.30pm on Wednesday after reports of a fireTwo officers have been taken ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: 'His career is over': Ex-coach of Bernard Tomic claims the tennis bad boy's time in the sport is up - and believes the star's '$14million' fortune will quickly go down the drain

    Bernard Tomic's ex-coach Neil Guiney (above) says the tennis player's career is all but overThe man who coached Bernard Tomic when he was the brightest star in junior tennis says the troubled career of the sport's 'bad boy' is all but over, blaming the demise largely on his father.Neil Guiney spent a decade working with Tomic on the Gold Coast, teaching him from the time he was seven until he joined the pro ranks at the age of 17.Tomic boasted major sponsorship deals and the title of tennis' 'next big thing' when still a junior, a promise he seemed ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: 'Come to Papa': Shocking text messages convicted killer, 39, sent a Sydney schoolgirl, 16, to lure her to New York for sex are revealed as he faces life in jail for the vile crime

    'Take a picture in the shower': Sean Price lured the girl from Sydney, Australia to Queens, New York, for sex The shocking texts - and promises of marriage and US citizenship - that a convicted killer used to lure a Sydney schoolgirl to New York for sex can now be revealed.Sean Price, 39, faces life behind bars after a US jury found him guilty of transporting a minor for the purpose of sexual activity and attempted sexual exploitation offences.Price gave the 16-year-old private school girl from Sydney's upper north shore more than $USD900 to flee her Australian home for his ...

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    BREAKING NEWS: Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, 21, found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide

    Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died in an apparent suicide.Hilinski, 21, did not show up for practice and was later found in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, Pullman Police Department said.A rifle was found next to his body alongside a suicide note, cops said.A police spokesman said officers found Hilinski dead at his apartment north of the Washington State University campus at 4.30pm on Tuesday.  Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died in an apparent suicideMore to follow.  

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    Stranger Things star David Harbour offers to officiate Illinois couple's nuptials if she can get 125k retweets and on the condition he can eat the first piece of wedding cake

    David Harbor, of Stranger Things fame, may officiate an Illinois couple's September wedding. If the bride-to-be's request for him to do so receives 125k retweets, he said that he would officiateStranger Things actor David Harbour may once again make a fan's dream come true via Twitter.The Netflix actor was asked by Ericka Millholland, 23, if he would be the officiant at her wedding this upcoming September to Daniel Rockwood, 27.'What would it take to get @DavidKHarbour to be the Officiant at my wedding in September?!' she tweeted. Harbour, 42, replied on Tuesday evening: '125k retweets. Provided date works with s3 ...

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    Heartwarming inter-species play date shows giant mastiff and baby chimp monkeying around

    Heartwarming footage of a large dog and a baby chimp monkeying around is going viral over the Internet.   The inter-species play date, posted by the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami on January 11, has already amassed 10 million views on Facebook.  'Its always amazing to see two different species love each other and get along so well,' the Wildlife Foundation states on its Facebook page, adding 'There is much to learn from them.'   The footage shows the baby chimp in a pink shirt -written with 'Mr. Cool' on the front - playing with the a giant brown and beige speckled mastiff atop a couch.The ...

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    'It's a miracle': GoPro camera lost off the Queensland coast FIVE YEARS ago is claimed by its Norwegian owner after being discovered by two children

    A GoPro camera that was lost at sea five years ago has been claimed by its Norwegian owner after it washed up ashore.Lina Skjelstad was on an exchange program in 2012 when she lost her brother's expensive action camera while bodyboarding off Queensland's Sunshine Coast.The camera was miraculously found by two young children aged four and two, who picked it up while walking along the beach with their mother in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Daily reported.    Norwegian Lina Skjelstad (pictured) was on an exchange program in 2012 when she a GoPro camera, which was found on Queensland's Sunshine Coast five years later ...

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