Royal Princess cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

Mark Katzman The WOW factor – The Royal Princess Cruise Atrium Now with a full complement of three staircases and lift stations – just like its sister ships – Princess Royal is probably still the most glamorous of the cruise line’s 17 ships. To add to the glitz is an onboard collection of Kate Middleton memorabilia, including the dress she wore for the naming and scissors she used to cut loose the champagne – plus a letter to the captain and crew signed simply Catherine. And fittingly, for 2018, Royal…

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Say ‘I do’ to the financial perks of wedded bliss | Personal Finance | Finance

Rebecca O’Keeffe, head of investment at online broker Interactive Investor, said proper financial planning is at the core of every successful partnership: “Nobody marries for the tax relief, but knowing how to benefit financially may help you live happily ever after.” MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE Married couples can save up to £238 in tax this financial year by claiming the marriage allowance. If one spouse earns less than this year’s personal allowance of £11,850, they can transfer £1,190 of the allowance to their other half. O’Keeffe said: “This applies if their partner…

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England World Cup squad: Trent Alexander-Arnold PICKED by Gareth Southgate for Russia | Football | Sport

Alexander-Arnold has enjoyed a remarkable breakout season with Liverpool and Champions League glory could still be on the cards. His campaign won’t finish in Kiev on May 26 though with England boss Gareth Southgate including the right-back in his plans for the World Cup. Express Sport understands Alexander-Arnold will be selected in Southgate’s 23-man party which will be announced at 1pm today. And that is likely to spell bad news for Kieran Trippier, whose end to the season with Tottenham was marred by a knee problem. Alexander-Arnold could start at…

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Snapchat update brings unskippable adverts in a move that’s unlikely to please users | Tech | Life & Style

Unstoppable ads have finally come to Snapchat. Users will be disappointed to find that, for the first time, the ephemeral messaging app has started running adverts that users simply cannot skip. The company is testing six-second long ads in Shows on its Discover section that won’t budge no matter how many times a user tries to tap to skip them. This development has been coming for some time as Snapchat looks to placate advertisers who have grown frustrated by users who, on average, only stay on an ad for two…

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Piers Morgan slams Lily Allen in Twitter row | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

On Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan passionately defended Winston Churchill in a heated debate with Afua Hirsch on the ITV breakfast show. Lily has since hit out at Piers on Twitter over the segment. At 9.16am, she tweeted her 5.92 million followers: “FORMER EDITOR OF TABLOID NEWSPAPER said: ‘The problem is that you take national heroes who have done extraordinary things for this country and you pick holes and you try to besmirch them and disparage their reputation. Why?’ “I think he may have been projecting.” Piers then shared…

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Dog breeder dumped puppies because they were ‘too scruffy’ | Nature | News

Luckily, a quick-thinking member of the public managed to round up the puppies and kept them safe in his garden as the RSPCA arrived to take them into care. A week after being rescued, the animal charity has released a heartwarming video of the puppies feeding and wagging their tails as they recover from one of the most irritating and contagious infections to afflict dogs – sarcoptic mange. The infestation – also known as canine scabies – is caused by a burrowing mite that leaves an animal scratching and biting…

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