Our first child is due, and I’m already in the clutches of the baby-industrial complex | Arwa Mahdawivia theguardian.comThanks to relentless marketing and advice our tiny apartment is already stuffed full of weird stuff, such as snot-suckers. But do I really need an AI-powered crib to be a good parent? A boob. A bed. Maybe a bottle? In the early days of my wife’s pregnancy, I naively thought that was all a newborn baby would really need. After all, all they do is eat, poop, sleep, repeat. You don’t need an arsenal of complicated equipment to deal with that, right?Wrong. Our first child is due imminent
The first trailer for the new CGI version of Rugrats has been released, and it takes some getting used to.Rugrats was a comical and heartwarming TV show that followed the lives and imaginations of babies, revealing the world from their point of view.The programme ran for nine seasons – from 1991 to 2004 – and was so popular that it generated three movies and a spin-off serie
Sir Elton John reveals Crocodile Rock was written as a ‘joke’ and he ‘never, ever’ wants to sing it againSir Elton John’s been singing a ‘joke’ song he doesn’t particularly like for nearly 50 years (Picture: Getty)Sir Elton John has revealed that that he wrote one of his biggest hits, Crocodile Rock, as ‘a joke’ and that he will ‘never ever’ sing it again after his tour.The 74-year-old year nabbed his first US number one with the song in 1973 but apparently there is no special place for it in his heart.Speaking on the Deeney Talks podcast, hosted by W
Michael Owen singles out ‘unbelievable’ Manchester United star Edinson Cavani after Aston Villa fightbackMichael Owen singled out Edinson Cavani for special praise (Picture: Premier League Productions)Michael Owen heaped praise on Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani after he put the gloss on their 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
Cavani came off the bench after 65 minutes and scored United’s third of the afternoon with just three minutes left of normal time.
Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood had both earlier got on the scoresheet in the second half as United fought back from Bertrand Traore&r
- Barack Obama’s dog Bo has died (AP)Former US President Barack Obama’s dog Bo has died after suffering from cancer.Obama and his wife Michelle shared the news of the pet’s death on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a ‘true friend and loyal companion.’Barack Obama wrote: ‘He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the su
- Sadiq Khan was today relishing his re-election victory in London's mayoral contest as he retweeted congratulations from from left-wing mayors across the world.
- Edinson Cavani scored a late third at Villa Park (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side are only starting to ‘learn’ how to play with Edinson Cavani and he’s hopeful that the relationship will grow even further next season.The Red Devils all but confirmed a top-four finish with a 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.United fell behind in the first half but they responded with goals from Br
Kate Garraway shares photo from ‘happy place’ as she dreams of summer days with husband Derek DraperKate Garraway longs to share her ‘happy place’ with husband Derek Draper this summer (Picture: Rex)Kate Garraway has found her ‘happy place’ and admits she ‘can’t wait’ to share it with husband Derek Draper who was recently released from hospital.The Good Morning Britain presenter is currently caring for Derek at home after he was finally discharged from intensive care after a year of fighting coronavirus and a subsequent coma. These days, Kate is l
- Joseph Waters (bottom left), 25 and accomplices Sahit Shehu top left), 31, Cleon Douglin, (bottom right) 37 and Lee Peppiat, (top right) 36, were jailed for a total of 57 years today.
- The US firm Wendy's, famous for square burgers, is coming back to Britain after two decades, with plans to open 400 outlets and create 12,000 jobs
- Maguire was injured (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was forced off in his side’s 3-1 Premier League win over Aston Villa after taking a knock on his ankle and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unsure how serious the problem is.
Maguire, the England centre-half, collided with Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi with around 15 minutes to go and required treatment.
He tried to continue but after returning to the field he sat down in the middle of the pitch, accepting his afternoo
- A Sydneysider who was dubbed 'BBQ Man' for going on a shopping spree before being diagnosed with Covid has been revealed as Apollo Global Management managing director Tom Pizzey.
Luke Shaw reveals what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to inspire Manchester United’s comeback win at Aston VillaEdinson Cavani found the net after coming off the bench in Manchester United’s win at Aston Villa (Picture: Getty)Manchester City have been forced to put their Premier League title celebrations on hold for the time being as Manchester United came from behind to secure a 3-1 victory away to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.Bertrand Traore put the hosts in front with an emphatic finish in the 24th minute at Villa Park and Emiliano Martinez denied efforts from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashfo
- Lisa Kudrow’s son Julian is the spit of his famous mum (Picture: @lisakudrow, Instagram)Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow has posted a rare picture of her son – and he’s the spitting image of his famous mum.The 57-year-old actress shared a snap of 23-year-old Julian Murray Stern to her Instagram as they celebrated his birthday over FaceTime.‘Face time [sic] with my boy to say happy birthday!!’ Lisa wrote in the caption.Lisa became pregnant with Julian while starring i
- Professor Vladimir Litvinenko, who has 'direct links withPutin', can be seen fawning over the Prince, 78, as he presents him with his honorary professorship for furthering Russian-British relations.
- Ledell Lee was arrested in the homicide of Debra Reese in 1993, and was executed by lethal injection in 2017. Now, attorneys say they have found new DNA evidence belonging to someone else.
- The glass-bottomed bridge is located in the Piyan Mountain in the Chinese city of Longjing.
- Want to DIY it? (Picture: Getty Images)Looking to cut costs and add another personal touch to your wedding at the same time?Why not consider growing your own bouquet?
On top of the money you could save, growing your own bouquet could also prove a lot better for the environment than getting your blooms from a florist who imports them.
Shannen Godwin, spokesperson for plant and bulb company J Parker’s, says: ‘Natural arrangements can have a direct correlation to the theme of the weddin
- A man was seen with the weapon in Barnsley town centre on Saturday night (Picture: MEN Media)Video footage shows a man aiming a crossbow at police as partygoers are heard screaming in the background.A man can be seen carrying the weapon through Barnsley town centre, south Yorkshire, at around 1.30am on Sunday.A man filming the incident shouts ‘what are you doing’ at the man who appears to repeatedly point the weapon at passersby and officers.He drops the weapon and begins to walk awa
- Interior designer Penelope Bianchi urged the Sussexes to beware the bear which killed her chickensA large bear has killed eight chickens at the California home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s neighbour – who warned the couple to make themselves safe.The black bear was seen on CCTV at the home of Penelope Bianchi, 74, who banged frying pans at the animal before police arrived to scare it away.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex live in an £11 million mansion in the swanky Santa B
- Sharon Mather, 49, (L) stabbed glamour model Stacy Dolan, 39, multiple times (SWNS/Cavendish Press)A drunken woman who stabbed a friend in the face with a screwdriver has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.Sharon Mather, 49, stabbed glamour model Stacy Dolan, 39, multiple times and left her with scars which have made her unable to do close-up work, a court heard.Bolton Crown Court was told how Mather burst into Miss Dolan’s home and accused her of taking advantage of a friend before att
- Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver his second budget speech in six months at 7.30pm on Tuesday as he aims to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus pandemic.
- The latest Department for Health figures published this afternoon show that the number of virus cases rose from 1,671 to 1,770 on last Sunday while the number of deaths plummeted.
- South Yorkshire Police said a 31-year-old man from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of affray and remains in police custody. The suspect had been seen on CCTV threatening members of the public
Teen is arrested covered head to toe in MUD after trying to evade capture by running across mudflatsOfficers shared photographs of the teenager wrapped in the silver blanket on social media after he was arrested for drug-driving in Hayling Island near Portsmouth.
Vicky Pattison ‘sleeping in separate bedroom’ from boyfriend Ercan Ramadan after getting contraceptive implant removedVicky Pattison says she is sleeping in a different bedroom from boyfriend Ercan Ramadan (Picture: Getty)Vicky Pattison is now sleeping in a separate bedroom from her boyfriend Ercan Ramadan after getting her contraceptive implant removed.The former Geordie Shore star, 33, was experiencing mood swings and decided she needed to take action.The one-time I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner told Notebook: ‘I went to see my doctor recently because I was getting such mood swi
- Deaths have been dropping dramatically in the UK (Picture: Getty/PA)The UK has recorded two coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours – one of the lowest tolls since the pandemic began.
The country also recorded 1,770 new cases on Sunday.
Lower case and death figures tend to be recorded at the weekends and on Mondays due to a lag in reporting – with just one death being recorded last Monday.
The latest figures bring the number of confirmed cases in the UK since the pandemic began to 4,
- Pop Smoke died in February 2020 aged 20 (Picture: REX)Pop Smoke was shot and killed allegedly by a 15-year-old who is said to have confessed to his role in the murder, a court heard last week. The Dior rapper, real name Bashar Jackson, died in February 2020 aged 20 after being gunned down at a Los Angeles property when a group of intruders stormed the house. Two men and two teenagers were charged in relation to Pop Smoke’s death last July. LAPD detective Carlos Camacho repor
- The clever young royal Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son, can already say how old he is after celebrating his second birthday in the family's home earlier this week, it has been reported
- Sydney's samurai sword killer and his fiancee have revealed why they went on the run with $20,000 in cash and four nunchucks following the gruesome crime.
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