Rachel Riley: Countdown star issues shock warning to host Nick Hewer on Channel 4 show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Rachel Riley, who has appeared on Countdown since 2009, told Nick Hewer to head home instead of out for a very particular reason that comes around only once year. The 32-year-old was joined in the Channel 4 studio by the former Apprentice star, Susie Dent and Dictionary Corner guest Julia Bradbury. The former Strictly Come Dancing poked fun at the ex public relations consultant, 74, as he light-heartedly asked her if she would be joining them for the next programme. “Tomorrow?” Nick had simply asked the Countryfile star, 48, first,…

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Chelsea news: Pulisic transfer eyed with Sarri keen for more attackers | Football | Sport

That’s the suggestion of Goal, who also say that the Blues snubbed the chance to sign Nabil Fekir before deadline day. Chelsea’s transfer activity was hampered by the time it took them to sack Antonio Conte and appoint former Napoli tactician Maurizio Sarri as his successor, with the Italian only named the new boss in mid-July with less than four weeks of the window remaining. Jorginho, back-up goalkeeper Rob Green, Kepa Arrizabalaga – signed as a Thibaut Courtois replacement – and on-loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic all came in while the…

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Would house price crash be a blow for equity release? | Personal Finance | Finance

Equity release mortgages allow the over 55s to raise tax-free cash by borrowing against the value of their home, with the capital and interest paid off from the proceeds of selling the property after they die. It is a lifeline for many retired homeowners struggling with low incomes or high debts. The market is heavily regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which has boosted customer confidence and driven rapid growth. However, last week the free-market Adam Smith Institute suggested the sector is in “deep…

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Facebook DOWN: Social networking site not working as users left without access

Facebook is down right now with hundreds of users reporting issues with the hugely popular social media service. Problems appear to have begun at around 4:45pm with many unable to gain access to their news feeds or log in. Independent outage monitor Down Detector has received a surge in reports of Facebook down with the majority of the issues being reported in the UK, US and Europe. It’s currently unclear what is causing the issues are or how many users are affected but Twitter is full of reports of problems. One…

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Flight secrets: Female attendants still have to abide by this rule from the 1960s | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants are not only required to carry out their jobs efficiently but also look highly presentable while serving plane customers. They have to follow numerous rules regarding their appearance and some of them date back to the heyday of travel. Female cabin crew have to wear lipstick and blusher “as a minimum,” according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This has not changed since the 1960’s, as a former flight attendant revealed in an interview with British Airways. Wendy Barlow, who served with the forerunner to British…

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When A Co-Worker Said I Shouldn’t Miss Work Because I ‘Don’t Feel Good’

‘When a Co-Worker Said I Shouldn’t Miss Work Because I ’Don’t Feel Good’ was originally published on The Mighty. “We all don’t feel good sometimes, but we still have to go to work and pay the bills.” I stood across the kitchen from the person who spoke these words, dumbfounded, as she patronizingly chided me for having missed several days in a row of work due to a flare-up of a chronic, debilitating health condition — a condition, I would like to add, for which I have ADA accommodations with…

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