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Saoirse Ronan flies high with Lady Bird

Media playback is unsupported on your device “She doesn’t follow the pack. She’s very driven – she has a strong sense of self.” Saoirse Ronan is talking about Lady Bird, the character she plays in the film of the same name – but she might as well be talking about herself. It’s seen her win her third Oscar nomination, the first having come when she was just 13, for Atonement. She’s already won the Golden Globe for best actress for the role, sweetly FaceTiming her mum from the audience so…

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Focus: 3 Reasons Why Bird Tours Are a Great Family Activity When Traveling

Bird watching is nothing new. There are people who do it mostly for fun and there are those who make it a serious part of their outdoor activities. There are many places in the world where different birds of different species flock together. Places like the Amazon, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Gambia and many more offer a great bird tour experience to anyone with a natural fondness and curiosity for wildlife. Joining bird tours with your family should be a regular excursion as it creates a unique connection…

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How Jade Bird went from 'brutal' open mic gigs to the Brit School and US success

Here’s a list of things that make Jade Bird laugh during our conversation: Coats, chickens, theatre school, her own songs, other people’s songs, yoghurt, bathrooms, being cheated on, her grandmother’s guitar and writer’s block. The 20-year-old is vivacious and chatty and frequently hilarious – characteristics that have earned her legions of fans when she plays live (which is all the time). “I’ve often been told that if music doesn’t work out I could be a comedian,” she guffaws. “I’m like, ‘Thank you so much… Or maybe not?!’” Stand-up’s loss is…

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I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25 December) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Injured Australia bowler Mitchell Starc hopes his replacement Jackson Bird “sticks it up” England in the fourth Test, which starts on 26 December. Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, misses Melbourne’s Boxing Day Test with a bruised…

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Early bird gets the jetlag: Getting up at 7am every day can ruin your health

Waking up at 7am every day? I know what you’re thinking: “Dear spoiled millennial, what’s your problem? A lot of people get up much earlier than that every day and they never complain.” But don’t be so quick to judge. Listen to my story first. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next The harmful impact of food marketing Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:57 More Health and Fitness Videos Previous slideNext slide Five reasons sleep deprivation effects your health Five surprising ways sleep deprivation can harm your mind and body. Video copyright…

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Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first avian flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported, officials said Friday. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said he ordered the culling of all fowl within a kilometer (0.6 mile) of six affected farms in northern Pampanga province’s San Luis town. The area has been declared a quarantine zone with a 7-kilometer (4-mile) surveillance area also established around the farms. Pinol said he was informed Thursday that 37,000 birds have died from avian influenza subtype H5, which can…

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