Godmothers of Cruising Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and midlands pensioner | Cruise | Travel

SWNS Elizabeth Hill, Godmother of the Independence of the Seas toasting the ship Aside from christening a ship godmothers are believed to bring good luck to a vessel, its crew and those who sail on her. Even when Elizabeth isn’t on board a framed photograph of her attracts much attention from many of the 4,375 passengers and 1,360 crew. “I’d never been on a cruise in my life until I became godmother and it is the most wonderful privilege,” says mother-of-two Elizabeth, 66, a retired teacher who lives in Buxton,…

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Breast cancer treatment: New drug to fight off deadly symptoms | Health | Life & Style

The treatment will help tackle symptoms of triple negative cancers by attacking cells that remain resistant to hormone therapy.  The drug is designed to weaken those chemicals by migrating them to other organs through connective tissues, blood vessels and immune system cells to make them easier to treat. Triple negative cases are fast-growing cancers that account for one in six cases and kill a quarter of victims within five years. The breakthrough reported in Nature Medicine could revolutionise care for thousands of women across the UK and the world.  Professor…

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Keeping on top of store card debt – Five minute guide | Personal Finance | Finance

What starts as a bit of retail therapy could prove ruinous to your financial health, with store cards charging APRs of up to 39.9 per cent, more than twice the average typical credit card APR of 18.9 per cent. A planned regulatory crackdown on persistent credit card debtors could make a bad situation worse. WRONG CARDS The average Briton now owes £432 across three store credit cards or accounts, new research shows, yet most are unaware of the dangers of this debt. Nine out of 10 say their store card…

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Crufts final 2018: What happened in Best in Show last night? Who were the protestors? | Nature | News

As the winner was announced of this year’s Best in Show, a man rushed onto the show area sending the competitors and Clare Balding into a frenzy. The intruder who was a PETA protestor hid between Chelsea Pensioners in the audience before raiding the stage. Boos broke out among the audience and officials were quick to stop the man getting close to any of the dogs and their owners. He appeared to be carrying a sign but was quickly picked up off the ground and hauled away. Owner Yvette Short,…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals why he’s disappointed at Arsenal after January switch | Football | Sport

The £56 million striker grabbed his third goal for Arsenal since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January in the crucial 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday. But the 29-year-old will now have to take a back seat on Thursday when Arsene Wenger’s side take on AC Milan in the second leg of their last 16 Europa league tie at the Emirates. Aubameyang played for Dortmund in the group stages of the Champions League, but they dropped into the Europa League, and you cannot play for two cubs in the…

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