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The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

Two former stars of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be jetting out to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Rachel Shenton, 30, played the soap’s wannabe WAG Mitzeee Minniver for three years from 2010. The fact she spelt her first name with three Es said everything that needed to be known about the character. At the same time Chris Overton, 28, played ex-footballer turned cage fighter Liam McAllister. In those days the only nominations that they were in the running for were of the TV…

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Kim Kardashian: Not carrying my own child was 'so hard'

Kim Kardashian West has said that not carrying her third child herself was “so hard”, but that “the connection with our baby came instantly”. The reality TV star and businesswoman’s third baby with Kanye West was delivered by surrogate on Monday. “It’s as if she was with us the whole time,” she added in a post to her fans on Thursday. Kardashian West was advised against getting pregnant again because of possible medical complications. She carried her older two children, four-year-old daughter North and two-year-old son Saint, herself. But she…

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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England had a “second-class” dental service compared to Wales and Scotland. The government said it was “determined” to reduce the number of extractions. Doctors said many of the tooth extractions would be caused by the food and drink children…

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Disney star Bella Thorne reveals child sexual abuse

Former Disney star Bella Thorne has opened up about being sexually abused as a child. The 20-year-old, who starred on the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013, told her story in an Instagram post using the “#TimesUp” hashtag on Monday. Bella Thorne arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles.  Photo: Jordan Strauss “I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14… when I finally had the courage to lock my…

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Deadly NYC fire 'caused by child playing'

Media playback is unsupported on your device New York City investigators believe the Bronx fire that killed 12 people, including four children, was caused by a child playing with a stove. An unattended three-year-old boy accidentally started the blaze, fire commissioner Daniel Nigro said. As the child’s mother fled, she left the door open, allowing the fire to enter the hallway, he added. The stairway had then “acted like a chimney” allowing the fire to spread rapidly upwards. The fire on Thursday night was the deadliest in the city for…

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Syria child evacuees may be used as bargaining chips, UN warns

Media playback is unsupported on your device A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from a besieged rebel-held area of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. UN special envoy to Syria Jan Egeland told the BBC he understood that rebels had agreed to release government workers in exchange for the children. Another 12 patients were evacuated on Wednesday, following four on Tuesday. Thirteen more urgent cases are expected to be evacuated on Thursday. News of the latest evacuations from Eastern Ghouta…

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Khloe Kardashian confirms she is pregnant with her first child

Khloe Kardashian has been keeping fans guessing for months about whether or not she’s expecting her first child. Last night the reality star, who is dating NBA player Tristan Thompson, posted a black and white photo of her bump on Instagram, adding: “We are having a baby!” The 33-year-old said the couple wanted to enjoy the news “privately” at first. Not many fans will be surprised by the announcement, but one called it “the best news ever”. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc8PFjuFjlp/?taken-by=khloekardashian In the post, Khloe said it was “my greatest dream realised”. She…

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