STILL on the hunt for the perfect New Year's Eve outfit?The Christmas party season is drawing to a close but if you are still yet to chose the all important end of year outfit, this may make things a bit easier.Primark could have the answer as they have, once again, pulled it out the bag with this fun and flirty take on the Little Black Dress.The Black Tassel Dress comes with fluffy fringing and flecks of sparkle and costs a bargain £15.The strappy mini-dress is only available in the UK but move fast if you want to get your hands on one - we predict it will fly off the shelves.Pair it with some killer heels and eye-catching red lipstick and you'll be the person everyone wants to kiss at midnight.Primark is selling the cutest 101 Dalmatians purses and make-up bags… and Disney fans are going dotty for them on social media.And Cath Kidston’s new Mickey and Minnie Mouse range is its biggest ever Disney collection – and prices start at £2.50.While Primark is also … [Read more...] about This £15 Primark party dress is perfect for New Year’s Eve… snap one up before they go
RAINBOWS are caused when the sun is refracted through rain, but what happens when it is snowing?A spectacular snowbow has been captured on camera following the UK's recent snowfall - but what causes the natural occurence?The rare phenomenon takes place when the sunlight is refracted through the snowflakes in air.Technically it is actually still a rainbow because the light must pass through water droplets in the air and then split to form the spectrum.A snowbow only happens when the sun is low and it is snowing, which is rare in the UK.Often this will be when it is snowing at either sunrise or sunset.Met Office forecaster Craig Snell confirmed that it is unusual in the UK to have a combination of low sun with falling snow.The stunning sight was captured over the Derbyshire Peak District.The images were taken at the summit of Mam Tor, near Castleton on December 17.And the rising sun made the scene even more breathtaking, as it gave the pink colour tone to the rainbow.According to … [Read more...] about What is a snowbow, what causes the phenomenon and where have they been seen in the UK?
THE smallest twins born in Britain this year have made it home for Christmas after being born so premature they had a combined weight of a bag of sugar.Little Ava and Isla Bowen were born three months premature in July at just 26 weeks - and they each weighed less than two pounds.They both had to be put on ventilators as they were too small to breathe on their own and doctors weren’t sure if they would make it.Ava weighed just 1.7lbs when she was born and Isla weighed even less at 1.1lbs.First-time parents Rochelle Bowen and Patrick Ward endured a “rollercoaster” ride since the birth of their daughters, who were kept in hospital for three months.But the twins have now been discharged and will be spending their first Christmas at home.Rochelle, 31, from St Andrews in Bristol, said: “It has been a long struggle for the two of them.“At times we really didn't think Isla would make it - but she did.“I still can't believe she's here really. … [Read more...] about Britain’s smallest twins born THREE MONTHS premature with a combined weight of a bag of sugar make it home for Christmas
PRIMARK is selling a huge Harry Potter cushion and it costs just £12.A picture shared on the Money Saver Online Facebook page shows a little girl holding up the pillow - which is almost as big as her.It's split into four squares showing different black-and-white patterns - including the Hogwarts logo, Hedwig flying across the night's sky, and stars on a white background.While the cushion is fringed and, as some people have pointed out, more than large enough to sit on comfortably on the floor.The adorable snap has racked up 1,000 comments, more than 900 likes and 260 shares.And people are raving over it, with Leanne Webster writing: "another one to look out for", with the heart eyed emoji, and Hannah Thornton: "CHECK THIS BAD BOY OUT !!!!"Sam Louise Duddy described it as "a perfect floor pillow", and Angela Courcier said: "these would be great as well as bean bags!"In related news, Primark is now selling two brand new Minnie Mouse backpacks - and they're only a tenner.And, from … [Read more...] about Primark is selling a huge Harry Potter cushion and it costs just £12
DESIGNER perfumes are top of a lot of Christmas lists and they can often break the bank.But if you’re looking for last minute Christmas bargain, B&M have just the thing. The bargain stores are selling Vera Wang Rock Princess for £19.99 – that’s a third of its recommended retail price of £60.Billed as a “dark and daring fragrance for chicks who like things a little more rock and roll”, the 100ml eau de toilette is a saving of over £40.All the more cash to splash on other Christmas goodies.The perfume boasts hints of “white peach, bittersweet red raspberry and bergamot”.You might need to be quick though.Tesco were selling the same scent for £25.38 and have already sold out.B&M are also selling a Celebrations cracker for just £2.49.M&S is now selling £25 Beauty and the Beast perfume at HALF PRICE… and fans are snapping it up. … [Read more...] about B&M is selling Vera Wang perfume for £19.99… just a THIRD of its usual price
GETTING the right present for a child can be hard work.With the various trends it's difficult to know your fidget spinners from your Furbies.But Wilko may have just swooped in and save the festive day - like the anti-Grinch or Arnold Schwarzenegger in that Christmas movie.They are offering the huge Elephant teddy toy for the bargain price of just £15 - reduced from £30.Eli the Massive Elephant stands at 80cm tall and is suitable for kids who are 18 months and older.They describe him as: "Extremely soft and huggable, this friendly elephant has gorgeous big eyes and huge floppy ears."Last year we told how a mum-of-three who splashed out £1,500 on her children’s Christmas gifts in 2015 spent more than two grand the following year.And in summer we reported how a thrifty super-mum has got Christmas all wrapped up in JULY after bagging bargains in sales for months.While this mum refused to buy her four-year-old daughter ANY Christmas presents claiming the tradition makes … [Read more...] about Wilko are flogging this GIANT toy elephant for just £15…could it be the perfect gift for your little ones?
A GRANDMOTHER has admitted she dry nursed her daughter's baby without checking with her first, and people are outraged.Elizabeth Gooden, who is a mum-of-four, step mum to another four and grandmother-of-one, told Scary Mommy that she was caught off-guard when caring for her colicky two-month-old granddaughter, because she had no experience of the condition.Elizabeth's oldest daughter, and new mum, had returned to work for her first shift - and she was looking after her granddaughter alongside her own one-year-old.Despite only going into the office for three hours, Elizabeth's daughter had packed "enough pumped milk to last through the apocalypse" - but nothing would calm the baby.Elizabeth said: "She was inconsolable. I tried everything... None of my children ever had colic."After her husband took their child into another room, Elizabeth continued to try to calm her granddaughter.She said: "She was rooting around, and I felt the letdown even though my milk had been dry for months."It … [Read more...] about Mum admits she dry nursed her granddaughter behind her daughter’s back – and everyone’s VERY uncomfortable about it
COULD this be the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?According to the Jerusalem Post newspaper, an Israeli designer, known for revealing necklines and sexy silhouettes, has been approached by the Royals for a sketch of a potential dress.Inbal Dror’s form-fitting dresses are far less traditional than the usually demure styles favoured by past Royal brides.In fact, some of Inbar Dror’s gowns have necklines so plunging that they dive right down to the bride’s waist.The designer has previously designer dresses for A-Listers such as Beyonce – who wore a piece from her collection for the 2016 Grammy Awards.In an interview with Elle magazine Inbar Dror said: “I think the bold style. It’s sexy, and I love to highlight a woman’s form.“I loved the feeling it gave me seeing a bride’s face when she wore the most special dress of her life. It’s an honour and a thrill to design such an important dress.”All Inbal Dror … [Read more...] about Will this be the designer of Meghan’s wedding dress? Inbal Dror has received ‘request’ for Royal sketch… and they’re known for ‘daring’ designs
FRED Astaire was one of humanity's greatest ever dancers - and his legacy lives on through the films he made throughout his whopping 76 year career.Here we look at the life, death and performances of the iconic Hollywood star.Fred Astaire died from pneumonia on June 22, 1987 aged 88.Before passing away, was reported to have crowned Michael Jackson as his 'replacement'.He said: "I didn't want to leave this world without knowing who my descendant was, thank you Michael."Fred's career spanned almost the entirety of his life, and began when he wasHe was born Frederick Austerlitz on May 10, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska to German and Austrian immigrant parents.His mum set him and his sister Adele up as a siblings dance duo, and by 1905 the family had relocated to New York to help develop the duo's phenomenal talents and launch their showbiz careers.The pair were heralded as the best sibling act on the Vaudeville circuit at that time, and their career went from strength to strength, ending only … [Read more...] about When and how did Fred Astaire die, what musicals did he make with Ginger Rogers and what were his most famous dances?
IT can be mistaken as the flu or even a hangover - but knowing the symptoms of potentially deadly meningitis could save your life.Meningitis can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. We reveal all about the disease that Pop Idol star Darius Campbell contracted...It is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and can be caused by meningococcal bacteria and viral meningitis.If it is not treated quickly, meningitis can cause life-threatening septicaemia (blood poisoning) and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.The two forms of the disease have different symptoms.Around 3,200 people a year get bacterial meningitis. One in 10 die and many more are left with life-changing disabilities.Viral forms of meningitis are less common and rarely life-threatening, but can have lifelong effects.Infections peak during winter when bugs spread more easily in confined … [Read more...] about What is meningitis, what are the symptoms of Darius Campbell’s condition, how do you get it and is there a vaccine?