Russell Watson reveals what he does to stay alive amid brain tumours: ‘Each day’s a gift’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 51-year-old tenor has to take a “cocktail of drugs” every day, having survived two near-fatal brain tumours at the height of his success 12 years ago.  Russell had been planning his fifth album when a tumour was discovered on his pituitary gland in 2006. Unfortunately for the singer, a second growth was found almost a year later, when he also suffered with bleeding on the brain. His terrifying ordeal forced him to seek emergency surgery as well as extensive radiotherapy to fight the tumour.  The father-of-two has spoken candidly…

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Historic wildlife footage reveals the secret of meerkat success | Nature | News

A BBC film crew has managed to uncover the secrets of the endearing creatures’ social skills by sending a meerkat into a nursery den fitted with a tiny camera. Historic images and an endearing soundtrack show how the blind and helpless meerkat pups make cute chirping noises as they writhe about trying to get fed by their mother, so strengthening their bond with other members of their mob, the accepted collective noun.  Film-maker Gordon Buchanan was able to capture these scenes from the Kalahari Desert for his new BBC One…

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Convenience and comfort: 10 tasty ways to use Princes Corned Beef | Food | Life & Style

Corned beef hash  This quick, easy and delicious dish can be rustled up in very little time to feed a starving crew. Simply boil potatoes, heat some oil, fry onions and potatoes until slightly brown, chuck in some Princes Corned Beef and season regularly. We bet you’re already warmed through just reading that.  Corned beef chilli Pep up a bog-standard bean chilli with a tin of Princes Corned Beef and a slug of red wine and extra spice for good measure. Drench with grated cheese and finish off the wine. …

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Ryanair: Union to represent UK pilots – will cheap flights in the be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has allowed a union to represent their British pilots, meaning they will be able to negotiate for better working conditions. It means UK pilots can ask for more pay, better hours and more holiday. The changes affect 600 pilots, which makes up a quarter of all Ryanair’s pilots across Europe. Balpa will not represent the pilots, and the British Airline Pilots’ Association has signed a voluntary trade union recognition agreement. Ryanair has previously been reluctant to deal with unions.  Owner Michael O’Leary once said “hell will freeze over” before the…

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Real Madrid news LIVE updates: Bale to Man Utd, Icardi SHOCK, Pochettino claim | Football | Sport

Real Madrid news live updates: all the latest from the Bernabeu Wednesday January 31 Real consider Icardi move 06.30: Real Madrid are reportedly planning a secret deadline-day swoop for Mauro Icardi. But Zinedine Zidane is said to not be a fan of the Argentine. However, president Florentino Perez is desperate to save the club’s season as they sit fourth in the table and have a serious chance of missing out on the Champions League next year. So Spanish outlet Don Balon are suggesting that he is willing to go behind…

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