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Meghan Markle sparks rise in nose job requests, reveals plastic surgeon

MEGHAN Markle has sparked a rise in nose job requests, a top New York-based plastic surgeon has revealed. Stephen T. Greenberg claims, in the past six months, he has been inundated by fans desperat…

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MEGHAN Markle has sparked a rise in nose job requests, a top New York-based plastic surgeon has revealed.

Stephen T. Greenberg claims, in the past six months, he has been inundated by fans desperate to go under the knife to emulate Prince Harry’s fiance’s snout.

 A plastic surgeon says Meghan Markle has sparked a rise in nose job requestsGetty Images – Getty A plastic surgeon says Meghan Markle has sparked a rise in nose job requests

Dr Greenberg says the former Suits actress, 36, has overtaken the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner when it comes to celebrity-inspired cosmetic enhancement requests.

He believes the appeal of Meghan’s nose is its straight profile and defined tip, as well as the fact it isn’t quite perfect.

He told Allure: “Today she is probably one of the top – if not the number one – request that I am getting from patients hoping to look like their favourite celebrities.”

He added: “She has a pretty great nose, but I think the beauty of it is that it isn’t perfect.

 The actress announced her engagement to Prince Harry earlier this weekGetty Images – Getty The actress announced her engagement to Prince Harry earlier this week

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What is Aussie flu, what are the symptoms and how is H3N2 different from normal influenza?

A POTENTIALLY deadly strain of flu is heading here from Down Under – meaning Britain could have it worst flu season in 50 years. But what is Aussie flu, and how is it different from the norma…

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A POTENTIALLY deadly strain of flu is heading here from Down Under – meaning Britain could have it worst flu season in 50 years.

But what is Aussie flu, and how is it different from the normal winter bug? Here’s what we know…

 Aussie flu is a potentially deadly strain of the winter bugGetty – Contributor Aussie flu is a potentially deadly strain of the winter bug

What is Aussie flu?

Around 170,000 cases of flu have been reported in Australia this season, which is two and a half times more than last year.

The strain of flu is called H3N2, and public health expert Professor Robert Dingwall, from Nottingham Trent University, told BT.com it’s “almost inevitable” the winter bug will hit Britain this winter.

He added: “The reports from Australia suggest the UK might be in for the worst winter flu season for many years.”

The number of flu deaths in Australia over their winter has not yet been released, but it’s thought to be the worst in many years.

 Professor Robert Dingwall, from Nottingham Trent University, told BT.com it's 'almost inevitable' the winter bug will hit Britain this winterAlamy Professor Robert Dingwall, from Nottingham Trent University, told BT.com it’s ‘almost inevitable’ the winter bug will hit Britain this winter

Professor Dingall told the Daily Express that this is the most serious flu epidemic since the 1968 pandemic that started in Hong Kong – and killed a million people worldwide.

H3N2 is a mutated strain of flu, meaning the vaccine in Australia has been less effective than hoped.

Mum-of-two Jennifer Thew, who’s originally from Germany, was one of those to die from flu in Australia in September.

She died from acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by flu – even though she worked as a medical receptionist and had been vaccinated against it.

Speaking on This Morning, Dr Chris Steele warned that the winter virus could be a huge strain on the NHS, if hospitals aren’t properly prepared.

 If you don't recover after a week, it could be a sign that you know a more serious strain of fluGetty – Contributor If you don’t recover after a week, it could be a sign that you know a more serious strain of flu

What are the symptoms of Aussie flu?

Symptoms of Aussie flu are similar to those caused by normal flu, but they are more severe. Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Sore throat and cough
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Muscle ache
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose and sneezing

People should recover from normal flu within a week so, although the cough and fatigue may last longer.

So if you’re still really ill after seven days, it’s a good indication of something more serious.

Aussie flu can lead to pneumonia and other potentially fatal complications.

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These kind youngsters know how to bring Christmas cheer for others… from helping the homeless to raising cash

FOR some children, the gift of giving is more important than receiving presents. And these youngsters are spending their Christmas bringing cheer to others. From helping the homeless to delivering …

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FOR some children, the gift of giving is more important than receiving presents. And these youngsters are spending their Christmas bringing cheer to others.

From helping the homeless to delivering presents to hospital patients, they are a Christmas inspiration.

 These kind children are planning those less privileged than them have a brighter Christmas by helping out with charities and donating giftsStewart Williams These kind children are planning those less privileged than them have a brighter Christmas by helping out with charities and donating gifts

Here CLARE O’REILLY meets the kids who are definitely right at the top of Santa’s “nice” list this year.

 

Hospital boost

FOUR-year-old LILY BARBA GREATREX has spent most of her young life in and out of hospital being treated for heart conditions. At just ten days old she had her first heart surgery and was in intensive care for eight days.

She knows what it is like to spend Christmas in hospital and this Christmas Day she will be at her local hospital in Norwich, delivering 1,000 donated presents to people who are “poorly, just like I was”.

 Lily, aged four, spent her early life in hospital with a heart condition and now wants to donate presents to other poorly childrenStewart Williams Lily, aged four, spent her early life in hospital with a heart condition and now wants to donate presents to other poorly children

Mum Chloe, 29, says: “Lily started asking friends and family for donations of gifts because she wanted to make everyone happier on a day when they want to be home with family but can’t be.

“She’ll be delivering them to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and has arranged all the gifts for different ages and genders.”

Lily says: “I like giving things to other people. It’s not nice being in hospital over Christmas so I thought this would be a good way to make everyone smile.

“My school have helped me collect donations and Mummy’s helped me wrap them all. I’m excited and I can’t wait to make people who are poorly feel better with a present.

 Four-year-old Lily wishes everyone will do something charitable and kind over the festive periodStewart Williams Four-year-old Lily wishes everyone will do something charitable and kind over the festive period

“I wish I could get everyone to do something nice for other people at Christmas – even if it’s just giving someone lonely a hug.”

Helping homeless

EIGHT-year-old IVY RUMFORD is volunteering to help the charity Open Christmas near her home on Christmas Day. It holds a lunch for the homeless and lonely.

Mum Teresa, 46, from Molesworth, Cambs, says: “I lost my job as a dinner lady and explained to Ivy that Christmas would be a bit tighter than normal. She was fine with it and we talked about how we’re still very lucky because we have a roof over our heads and food on the table.

 Ivy Rumford, 8, is volunteering with a local shelter to host a Christmas dinner for the homeless and lonely with her mumStewart Williams Ivy Rumford, 8, is volunteering with a local shelter to host a Christmas dinner for the homeless and lonely with her mum

“It got her thinking and she asked if we could do something at Christmas for people less lucky than us.”

Ivy says: “Helping others gives me a nice warm feeling inside. When I’m older I want to be a vet and work for a charity. I told my teachers what I’m doing and they have said I’m kind.”

Emergency work

EVELYN SALISBURY is still only seven years old but she and her little sister Gwen, three, have spent the last few years making up festive hampers for the local emergency services.

They deliver home-made goodies on Christmas morning before coming home to open their own presents.

 Evelyn, seven, and Gwen, three, are delivering goodies to local emergency services before returning home to dig into their own presentsStewart Williams Evelyn, seven, and Gwen, three, are delivering goodies to local emergency services before returning home to dig into their own presents

Mum Rhoslyn, 35, a publishing consultant from Cheltenham, Gloucs, says: “On Christmas morning we make chocolate brownies and package up some shop-bought treats, then we visit the police station, the fire station, the ambulance depot and the local hospital maternity unit where Gwen was born.”

Evelyn says: “Everyone that we give the treats to is really grateful.

“We get to sit in the fire engine, too, and honk the horn, which is great fun for the girls but really loud.

“It’s also just really lovely going out in the fresh air during Christmas morning, blowing away the cobwebs – and now I cannot imagine not doing it.”

 

Million £ mission

NINE-year-old ALFIE OSWICK is thinking big – he has raised more than £4,500 for local support group Dereham Cancer Care but is determined to go on until he makes a million.

The group, near his home in Cawston, Norwich, helped his great-grandad Royston, who died of cancer two years ago, aged 72.

 Alfie Oswick, nine, has raised over £4500 for his local cancer support group but plans to hit £1millionStewart Williams Alfie Oswick, nine, has raised over £4500 for his local cancer support group but plans to hit £1million

Mum Jennifer, 30, a personal trainer, says: “The centre helped me when I was diagnosed with melanoma in 2013 and Alfie’s great-grandmother received help from them too when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“She died in 2011 aged 67. Alfie has seen the difference the centre has made to our family and he’s determined to reach his target of £1million, even if it takes him a while to do it.”

Alfie, who has done bake sales, raffles and quiz nights for Dereham Cancer Care, says: “I liked being able to give the cancer centre money last year – it made me feel good, which is why I wanted to keep doing it.

“There’s a lady in our village who has been having cancer treatment and lost all her hair, so I’ve done a secret Christmas hamper for her which I’ll leave on her doorstep on Christmas Eve and then knock on her door but run away before she opens it.

 Alfie saw the difference Dereham Cancer Care made to his great-grandmother who was diagnosed with breast cancerStewart Williams Alfie saw the difference Dereham Cancer Care made to his great-grandmother who was diagnosed with breast cancer

“Doing things for others makes me feel nice and I think if I can help a little bit, I should.”

Looking forward to being in the shelter

CHRISTMAS is an extra-busy time for PARIS JANE, 11, and her five-year-old sister Peaches.

Last year they made meals for their local homeless community in Manchester, and this year they are working as volunteers with the Streetlife charity, helping to prepare a shelter for the homeless to sleep in.

 Paris Jane and Peaches will volunteer help prepare shelters for the homeless to sleep this ChristmasStewart Williams Paris Jane and Peaches will volunteer help prepare shelters for the homeless to sleep this Christmas

Mum Rebecca, 33, a business owner, says: “Last year I gave the girls £50 which they spent on making lunches to give out on the street.

“They spent days working on them and while they were shy at first, they loved giving them out.

“They wanted to do something again this year so they’ll be volunteering for the shelter.

“Paris and Peaches are privileged girls who don’t want for anything, so it’s important they grow up learning that not everyone has what they have.”

 Last year, Paris and Peaches helped prepare Christmas dinner for the homeless in their local areaStewart Williams Last year, Paris and Peaches helped prepare Christmas dinner for the homeless in their local area

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Daily horoscope for Monday December 18 – here’s what the stars have in store for you today

ARIES March 21 to April 20 It’s a day of contradictions. In the morning, brain-booster Mercury inspires you to learn new skills you’ll need at work. Later, good times planet Jupiter takes over and …

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ARIES

March 21 to April 20

It’s a day of contradictions. In the morning, brain-booster Mercury inspires you to learn new skills you’ll need at work.

Later, good times planet Jupiter takes over and your ideas are strictly fun.

If finding new love is a priority, look close to home – sharing good news with a neighbour leads to a date.

TAURUS

April 21 to May 21

You can think fast, give straightforward answers and ask simple but essential questions – and this should get the green light for a property project, one the whole family has high hopes for.

Instead of waiting for romance, you offer that attractive new face at work a spare ticket to the cinema.

GEMINI

May 22 to June 21

While others are in a relaxed mood, you let nothing distract you at work – and realise which ideas are past their sell-by date and which ones you should focus on.

If you’re already in a relationship, the moon of passion draws partners closer.

Luck calls your name where unusual prizes are distributed.

CANCER

June 22 to July 22

The moon makes you a relationships expert and gives you the right blend of togetherness and independence.

If you’re single, new love lives in a building with a romantic reputation.

Friends who work together can win together via the lottery or another numbers game. An unsigned card solves a family mystery.

LEO

July 23 to August 23

Mars influences your home life so you can stay strong about changes you want to make – even unpopular ones.

But Jupiter introduces someone new, making you much busier but happier, too.

On the subject of love, it’s hard to explain why someone you dislike at first is suddenly irresistible.

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VIRGO

August 24 to September 22

Mercury reverses but this is good news because you can ditch plans that are going nowhere and switch to new ones.

This can apply at work and to a showbiz-style project.

When it comes to romance, hiding your feelings too well might discourage that certain someone who could make you happy.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 23

Taking time to decide between two would-be partners could just mean a third one is already on the way – and be right for you.

If you’re already in a relationship, setting goals together makes love more secure.

At work, when an opportunity whizzes round again be ready to take it straight away.

SCORPIO

October 24 to November 22

Your confidence grows strong now Mars and Jupiter get together in your personal image chart.

You make progress with plans that could make all the difference, too.

Single? Love smiles where neighbours get to know each other. In a relationship? It’s important to make a partner feel cherished.

SAGITTARIUS

November 23 to December 21

You’re aware of your true talents and get a chance to demonstrate them with a work challenge.

Romantic, funny, reliable and always there for you . . .  you discover how good settling down with that special someone can be and do it on your own terms.

Luck links to unexpected sports scores.

CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 20

As the moon moves into your sign, the mood changes from icily polite to warm and friendly.

You find even obstinate people are ready to co-operate.

The status of a love relationship changes after a visit to a smart jewellery store. Be tactful when asked to give your opinion of a friend’s new partner.

 

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