Plus-size beauty pageants rising in popularity

Beauty pageants for plus-size women are increasing in popularity. More than four times the number of women applied to take part in the national Miss British Beauty Curve contest this year, compared to when it…


Slow-cooker breakfast creator shocked by recipe’s popularity

A slow-cooker enthusiast who shared a recipe for cooking a full English breakfast overnight says she is shocked by the response it has received online. Sonia Cheetham, 36, came up with the idea to save…

Sooty at 70: Magic, water pistols and enduring popularity

Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Sooty has appeared in numerous shows for both the BBC and ITV When Harry Corbett bought a bear glove puppet on Blackpool’s North Pier in 1948 to entertain his…

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