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Durham kids get supplies, fresh haircuts before heading back to school

Durham kids get supplies, fresh haircuts before heading back to school

By Mikaya Thurmond, WRAL reporter — Dozens of kids from Durham‘s McDougal Terrace neighborhood had an extra special Sunday. Community leaders rolled out the red carpet to prepare kids for the first day of school. Elijah Speight, a student at Shepard Middle School, said he was excited to get his new school supplies and a fresh haircut, but he also […]

Corrie’s Helen Flanagan says engagement was ‘a total surprise’

Corrie’s Helen Flanagan says engagement was ‘a total surprise’

Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan has revealed she got engaged wearing no make-up and the same clothes she’d had on for days – because she was on holiday and her suitcase was stolen. The actress’s fiance Scott Sinclair popped the question during a trip to Disneyland Paris in May. Flanagan told OK! magazine that she was bare-faced and in same dress […]

Passing through the tourist road less travelled

Passing through the tourist road less travelled

This last Sunday of August means summer is drawing to an end – though this country town is still hosting its fair share of that most bland breed of human being known as the tourist. Because, let‘s face it, you could never feel threatened or in danger of being mugged by one of these nothing-going-on-here/just-looking sightseers, apart from the odd […]

Why podcasts are fast becoming blog standard

Why podcasts are fast becoming blog standard

Although it may be difficult to recall, there was once a time when you could tell somebody that you had a blog and they didn‘t inwardly wince. These were humbler times: people blogged because they were passionate about a specific subject or because they felt compelled to keep an open diary of sorts. These personal blogs existed when internet voyeurism […]

And then the gloves came off: how Leo won the leadership

And then the gloves came off: how Leo won the leadership

A blood-red sunset burned in the distance as Enda Kenny took to his feet in the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting. Varadkar and Coveney could smell the blood from the swirling red and orange skyscape as they sat watching the Taoiseach speak. It was two days since Zappone‘s intervention and Kenny was there to seek forgiveness. But he wasn‘t going […]

Toni Collette says new BBC drama will ‘start conversations’

Toni Collette says new BBC drama will ‘start conversations’

Toni Collette has said she expects to “start conversations” with her new series Wanderlust, which questions whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable. The Australian actress plays therapist Joy, who wants to put the spark back in her marriage, in the 1 drama. As viewers meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable stories of love, lust and […]