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If your child is just under school age then you too might have experienced a conversational phenomenon at parties during the festive period. The words “Have you applied for your school place yet?” repeated endlessly and in increasingly hysterical tones as the mulled wine and mince pies flowed. Parents in England and Wales must apply for primary school places starting in September by 15 January (Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems) and this deadline creates a frenzy.
She underwent £20,000 worth of gastric sleeve and skin removal surgery last year, after her 30 stone weight became a risk to her health. But former Britain's Got Talent star Rosie O'Sullivan is now healthier and happier than ever, and is showing off her staggering 17-stone slim down on Instagram. The 22-year-old took to the social media site before Christmas to share an impressive transformation snap, and gushed to fans of her new-found confidence.
If you can’t face another turkey dinner with sprouts then you’d do well to check out what’s on the menu around the world. From ancient delicacies to highly modern trends, there are plenty of ideas for an alternative festive platter. Swap bread sauce for dumplings; try fish instead of poultry; and why not make soup the star of the show?
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Selecting a term
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