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Win for Angelina Jolie as court disqualifies judge in Brad Pitt divorce case

A California appeals court has disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. On Friday, the second district court of appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W Ouderkirk did not sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys. “Judge Ouderkirk’s ethical breach, […]

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Move of the week: how to improve your posture

If you spend your days sitting on your buttocks, their muscles will become weak – and this can wreak havoc on your lower back and knees. Enter the hip thrust: this works your buttocks and hamstrings, both of which are important for posture. They also help movement and stability in the hips (great for runners). […]

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I thought I was the only one who secretly enjoyed the frazzled aftermath of a big night out

Every now and again a line from a movie leaps out of the screen and plants itself so firmly in my mind, it could have a tenancy agreement. It happened this week, during my favourite hangover pastime (pizza and Bruce Willis movies). The film: Die Hard With A Vengeance. Willis’s Detective John McClane, shirtless and […]

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How to dress for a staycation

I would be lying if I said this is the kind of dress I like best when I’m on holiday. The kind of dress I like best when I’m on holiday is the one I put on over a bikini while I make a pot of coffee and then take off when I flop on […]

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Experience: amnesia made me forget ever making an album

I remember the date – 1 September 2001 – because England had just beaten Germany 5-1 in the World Cup qualifiers. After the match, we all went to the club night I used to run called Uncle Bob’s Wedding Reception. That was one of our best nights. Partygoers were giddy after the football, then blown […]

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Violence against Africa’s children is rising. It stains our collective conscience

Of all the unspeakable injustices suffered by Africa’s children – and I’ve witnessed many – violence is surely the worst because it is almost entirely preventable. Africa’s children suffer many hardships, including poverty, hunger and disease. Violence against children is avoidable, yet young people in Africa, especially girls, continue to live with sexual violence, child […]