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Kerry Katona pays tribute to her aunt Angela following her funeral

Kerry Katona has paid a heartfelt tribute to her beloved aunt Angela following her funeral on Friday. The Atomic Kitten star, 40, took to Instagram to share a series of snaps with her late relative as she poignantly wrote: 'Today we say goodbye to the life and soul of the party.' Last month, Kerry announced that Angela had passed away the previous month following a battle with alcoholism. The singer honoured her aunt with a series of snaps of the pair over the years, with the two ladies appea

Rhodri Giggs admits he wanted to hurt brother Ryan over affair shock

• The former footballer, 44, has sensationally claimed he would have run the ex- Manchester United player over in the wake of the shocking news • In a sensational new interview, Rhodri has said it is time to go 'all guns blazing' about his ex Natasha Lever - who he shares two children with • Rhodri also claimed his ex-wife had flings with TEN footballers including Ryan • Rhodri also said he discovered many of his footballer friends were 'at it' with his ex, and one of them even fled a bar in Po

Climate group pushing Liverpool’s net zero carbon promise

Friends of the Earth Liverpool have committed to ensuring the city reaches its promised net zero carbon target. FoE urges everyone to act now as the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached record levels last year, hitting 417 parts per million in May. By prompting politicians, business leaders and individuals to pursue a cleaner environment, they hope to see a world that supports life and sustains human societies in a just way. The group have now set their sights on their latest challenge.

Everton school becomes first in city to win ADHD award

A Liverpool school has become the first in the city to be awarded ‘ADHD-friendly’ status from national neurodiversity charity the ADHD Foundation. Whitefield Primary School in Everton has been praised for its outstanding commitment to supporting neurodiverse children throughout the last academic year. The ADHD foundation also honoured the school with the ‘Neurodiversity Early Years Award.’ Jill Wright, head teacher of Whitefield Primary School, said: “We here at the school work closely with th

Meet the Liverpool students running side hustles alongside their studies

It’s lockdown, and gone are the days when you could just pick up some extra shifts in the pub to help make ends meet. Many students have taken matters into their own hands, and have set up side hustles alongside their uni studies. Looking on the bright side, with struggle comes creativity. When the going gets tough and your loan no longer covers your snazzy studio flat in town or weekly acrylics, you find other ways to get those claws back. To salute those with innovative ideas in this pandemi

Liverpool-born artist shortlisted for top award

A Liverpool-born art artist has been shortlisted for the UK’s biggest painting accolade, with a display at the Walker Art Gallery up for grabs. Art lecturer Robbie Bushe, has been picked from 3000 entries to have a chance of winning the coveted John Moores Painting Prize. The chosen artist will win £25,000, a display at the prestigious Walker Art Gallery and join the esteemed list of winners from the past 63 years. Mr Bushe, 56, submitted an oil and mixed media canvas titled ‘The Neanderthal

National Museums Liverpool celebrates LGBT+ History Month

National Museums Liverpool (NML) is sharing the untold histories and lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as part of this year’s theme – ‘Body, Mind and Spirit.’ At the end of last year, the Museum of Liverpool issued an open call for local LGBT+ personal histories as they planned to display a curated range of seldom-told tales. One successful applicant was 53-year-old Andrew Dineley whose digital submission was accepted and is now being displayed in the exhibiti

Covid-19 vaccine will not be ‘silver bullet’

A health expert has warned that while there are positive signs for a Covid-19 vaccine by spring, that alone will not be a ‘silver bullet’ cure for the deadly disease. Graeme Mitchell, programme leader for Environmental Health at Liverpool John Moore’s University, believes it is still early days for a vaccine with a lot of safety testing yet to be done. With Oxford University and AstraZeneca announcing its ‘Oxford jab’ vaccine this week as a cheaper and easier to store addition to those already

TV Review: Reeva Steenkamp Seemingly Forgotten in ‘The Trials of Oscar Pistorius’

There’s over five hours and 40 minutes of this documentary series, and no quicker is the name of the murder victim, Reeva Steenkamp, mentioned is it brushed under the carpet with a ton of idolising compliments for her killer. On February 14 2013, aged only 29, Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed by her boyfriend in his home. Her boyfriend, world-famous athlete Oscar Pistorius, claimed it as an accident, but it wasn’t long before concerning details emerged from the woodwork that would place thei

Women's bodies are under attack now more than ever - Poland, ICE and forced hysterectomies

The war against women is sadly a tale as old as time, with society almost becoming accustomed to it. From domestic abuse to underrepresentation and to the ludicrous wage gap, women find themselves fighting a battle every corner they turn and just as quick as progress is being made, it is being snatched away in the same breath. Within the last few years, we have taken steps in the right direction with Northern Ireland voting to legalise abortion, forced marriages between women and their rapists

Kim Kardashian's most iconic moments from the last 40 years

On October 3rd Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was. On October 14th President Theodore Roosevelt was shot whilst campaigning in Milwaukee. And on October 21st, 1980, Kimberly Noel Kardashian graced the world with her presence. Since then, the scandal star turned reality star turned business empire mogul has taken the world by its roots and swung us around like Amanda Thripp, never letting go of her grasp on the very foundation of everything pop culture. From the justice system to bea

'This Is Paris' review: Turns out life wasn't that simple

From a sex tape scandal to non-stop partying, self-proclaimed ‘original influencer’ Paris Hilton has made herself a household name for many reasons, none of which are hotel-related. After decades of being under the dazzling lights of paparazzi, the business mogul’s recent documentary offers fans a glimpse beyond the glitz and glam and into the gloom. Now streaming on YouTube, This is Paris acutely focuses on the heiress’s childhood – a term used loosely – which was spent attending a series of b

Polari: Not A Want, But A Need

No shade hunty but here’s the piping hot tea. Long before slaying, kiking and okuring, British gays communicated with one another using Polari. Polari wasn’t a constructed language but rather a mysterious vocabulary developed during the 1960s, a time when society not only stigmatised, but illegalised, homosexuality. Hence why it was exploited as a tool for gay men to express themselves without the fear of being fired, thrown into jail or chemically castrated. More importantly, it was a secret w

Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Is As Relevant As Ever

In 2018, Donald Glover stepped into his alter ego, Childish Gambino, to deliver a 4-minute opus which firmly focused upon the injustice that black people face daily in America. From start to finish, he tackled issues from police brutality to race and gun violence, but despite being released over two years ago, ‘This Is America,’ is still resonating with thousands. Now more than ever. This week alone, the Grammy Award-winning single has climbed up the US Spotify Charts an impressive 95 places to

Part-time Drag, Full-time Queen: Azzuro Penderghast.

Rewind to 5 years ago, and there you have an unpromising time in Northern Ireland with next to no LGBT+ representation and the hope of equal marriage seeming a million miles away. But this did not stop me and my fake ID dancing the night away in Maverick, a gay club in Belfast and much to my delight Azzuro Penderghast was performing at an open drag stage, “Like open mic but for queers.” Fast forward to today and we are both rehoused in Liverpool, the only difference being Azzuro now has higher

Just how ordinary are The Ordinary products?

First and foremost, I want to extend my deepest condolences to those I’ve been snap-chatting over the last week without a drop of concealer on my face. The absolute cheek of me. Anyways, when it comes to the activities you could do with the spots on my face, the options are endless; Dot-to-Dot and Duke of Edinburgh over the mountains on my forehead to name a few. Lately, I’ve been calling my skin Pooja because what is this behaviour??? Usually, I just lash one product on top of another and ho

Liverpool is set to host it’s second ever Transpride

Liverpool is set to host it’s second ever Transpride Equal Rights charity Stonewall estimated that two in five Trans people nationwide have experienced a hate crime or incident in the past year and Merseyside is no different. Following the vandalism of the Crosby Beach, known to many as the Iron Men, statues with transphobic stickers which read “women don’t have penises,” in August 2018, members of the Liverpool community decided to take action and host its first ever TransPride the following M