Vicky Ford reveals her battle with anorexia aged 15 left her weighing just five-and-a-half stone

Children's Minister Vicky Ford revealed in an interview with the Sunday Times that her battle with anorexia at the age of 15 left her weighing just five-and-a-half stone.
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Mario Lemina ignites Fulham’s relegation escape with victory over crisis-stricken Liverpool
Liverpool 0-1 Fulham: Scott Parker’s side moved to within tantalising reach of safety as the champions’ startling slump shows no sign of abating
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Liverpool vs Fulham result: Player ratings as Mario Lemina inflicts another home defeat on the Reds
Visitors secured a massive win in their relegation battle as Klopp’s players suffered again
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Lauren Boebert: Congresswoman linked to QAnon attacks Democrats for being ‘obsessed with conspiracies’
Freshman Republican complains: ‘Judge Jeanine, this is complete bonkers that we are keeping people out the United States Capitol’
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When is the Dancing On Ice final and why is the series shorter?
The most eventful season in the show's history comes to an end soon.
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Transformed Fulham take another step towards safety with famous win at Liverpool
Scott Parker’s side combine grit and glamorous football; to see Newcastle stay up ahead of them would be a travesty
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Britons head to beauty spots to soak up fine weather ahead of downpours next week
Crowds flocked to outdoor spaces across the UK to enjoy the outbreaks of sunshine amid warnings that temperatures will plummet below freezing this evening.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why Edinson Cavani missed Manchester United’s derby clash against Man City
Cavani was ruled out of the derby.
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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Tragic tale of India’s illicit turtle trafficking industry
Despite being protected under numerous laws, tens of thousands of turtles and tortoises continue to be poached across India each year, writes Namita Singh
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Queen paid £2,650 for new corgi dog on popular pet website
One of the Queen's new corgi pups was purchased on Pets4Home, The Sun reported. Private breeder named Denise Thomas, 60 said she didn't know the pup was for Her Majesty.
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Micah Richards "flabbergasted" by Liverpool demise in damning assessment
Former England defender Micah Richards delivered a withering verdict on Liverpool, who suffered their sixth home defeat in a row at the hands of relegation-threatened Fulham
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Number of private school teachers paid £100,000 or more ‘jumps 25%’
Research shows 470 staff at 200 fee-charging schools earn six-figure salaries, up from 376 just two years ago
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‘Not good enough’ – Roy Keane criticises Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson after Fulham goal
Liverpool's wretched form at home continues...
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Royal Family 'banned interviews with Edward VIII' before Meghan and Harry's Oprah chat
THE ROYAL FAMILY banned the media from interviewing Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor claimed, long before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opted to sit down with Oprah Winfrey.
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Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd's death
Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death
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Omid Scobie warns royals they face 'losing diversity' on eve of Meghan interview with Oprah
The journalist (pictured) shared a tweet he posted on March 7 last year showing the Duchess of Sussex visiting a school in Dagenham, east London.
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5 talking points as Liverpool slump to yet another dismal home defeat to Fulham
Mario Lemina's strike on the stroke of half-time was enough to give Fulham a much-deserved victory at Anfield, where Liverpool lost for the sixth straight game
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Brexit controls on UK imports could be delayed amid fears nation won't be ready
Doubts have been raised over the July 1 deadline for bringing in full border controls for goods crossing from the EU to the UK
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New CCTV discovered of woman missing since Wednesday
Sarah Everard, 33, has been missing since departing her friend’s house in Clapham, south London, on Wednesday.
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NHS pay protest organiser fined £10,000 as police arrest elderly demonstrator
It comes amid growing outrage about a proposed 1% pay increase.
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Twins terrified by their father after he shaves for the first time 
Jonathan Normoyle, who is believed to be from the US, has racked up almost 40,000 followers on TikTok. In a recent video, he shares his twins heartwarming reaction to his shaved face and head.
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Chinese zoo ‘tries to pass off dog as wolf’ after animal dies
A sign leading up to the enclosure read: 'The wolf is here’.
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French senior citizens link up with language students in lockdown
ShareAmi scheme aims to combat the isolation felt by many older people during the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAfter spending a third of his placement in France stuck in lockdown, modern languages student Elliot Bellman was worried his conversation skills might suffer. But his weekly chats with Mme Tolu, a Parisian care home resident in her 80s, have helped keep his fluency up to scratch.“During the pandemic it’s difficult to travel and have those normal experiences, going out and talking to new people,” said Bellman, 20, a third year student at the University of Warwick. “So this allows me to keep talking to someone in French. And Mme Tolu doesn’t have any family around her anymore, so I feel like I am helping somewhat with the loneliness. It’s mutually beneficial.” Continue reading...
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Impassioned plea for more female leaders ahead of International Women's Day
EXCLUSIVE: Emmeline Pankhurst's descendant said the UK's Covid response has put lives at risk as it's revealed 77% of frontline workers are women
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UK weather warning: 120mph double-barrelled storm to hit Britain before HEAVY SNOW returns
A ‘double-barrelled' 120km/h cyclone will bring the worst storm assault for a month before snow threatens a ‘return to autumn' this week.
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Line of Duty series 6: Star Martin Compston ‘so glad’ new season won’t mention coronavirus
Actor thinks viewers will welcome the break.
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Roy Greenslade's support for the IRA and the difficult questions it raises | Alan Rusbridger
This newspaper’s former media commentator should have been transparent about his sympathiesAlan Rusbridger was editor of the Guardian from 1995 to 2015One of the strangest encounters of my life took place in the basement of an anonymous office block just behind Buckingham Palace in London. There was a big state dinner that evening and the area was stiff with security. Did any of the police notice two well-known terror leaders slip through a doorway?Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, both key figures in the Irish republican moment, had been bidden to the meeting by a former MI6 officer. Let’s call him James. James had been closely involved in the development of the peace process in Northern Ireland and had established a relationship of trust with McGuinness. Continue reading...
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Princess Diana’s former aide says Harry and Meghan’s royal rift echoes past ahead of Oprah interview
‘Thirty years ago we were in a comparable situation,’ he tells CNN
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Liverpool send class message to Steven Gerrard as Rangers win SPL title
A fantastic achievement.
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Nepal Parliament, reinstated by high court, begins session
After being reinstated by the nation’s Supreme Court, Nepal’s Parliament has begun a session that will likely determine the future of the prime minister and the government
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Manchester United XI vs Man City: Lineup, team news, injury list for Premier League derby today
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must ask his key men to go to the well again this afternoon as Manchester United travel to Manchester City in a Premier League derby.
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Jofra Archer’s elbow issue could be ‘long-term’ problem, says England coach Chris Silverwood
Bowler has experienced struggles with the joint since 2019 and they could continue
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GOP pushes bills to allow social media 'censorship' lawsuits
Republican state lawmakers want social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal law that prevents internet companies from being sued for removing posts
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Chicago activists end hunger strike against recycling plant but vow to 'continue fight'
Organizers and residents opposed metal shredder from operating in a Latino neighborhood already overburdened by pollutionOn the 30th and last day of their hunger strike, activists from Chicago’s Southeast Side held a vigil.Mourning the health of the hunger strikers who’ve gone without food for a month, demonstrators clad in funeral attire carried a fake casket on Thursday through Logan Square, the North Side neighborhood where Mayor Lori Lightfoot lives. Southeast Side organizers and residents are demanding the city stop a metal shredder from operating in a Latino neighborhood already overburdened by pollution. Continue reading...
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Manchester City v Manchester United: Premier League – live!
Minute-by-minute report of the Manchester derby at the EtihadJonathan Liew on Solskjær’s safety-first plan for big gamesSir Alex Ferguson: ‘I feared I would never speak again’Email simon.burnton@theguardian.com | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.38pm GMT City bring in Stones, Gundogan and Zinchenko and leave out Walker, Laporte and Bernardo Silva. United bring in Lindelof, McTominay, James and Martial, at the expense of Bailly, Matic, Greenwood and Cavani, all but the latter dropping to the bench. Man City: Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Walker, Aguero, Steffen, Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Foden.Man Utd: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial. Subs: Bailly, Greenwood, Grant, Diallo, Alex Telles, Matic, Williams, Tuanzebe, Shoretire. Referee: Anthony Taylor.Your derby day line-up! XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne (C), Mahrez, Sterling, JesusSUBS | Steffen, Walker, Aguero, Laporte, Bernardo, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Foden⚽️ @HaysWorldwide #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/WoCMpCLUduThe 185th Manchester derby: coming In the red corner... #MUFC #MCIMUN 3.11pm GMT The Manchester derby! The teams drew 0-0 when they last met, back in December, and that night, with 11 games played, United were a point ahead of City in the league, the two Manchester clubs occupying eighth and ninth place, five and six points respectively away from the joint leaders, Tottenham and Liverpool. City also drew the game after that, at home to West Brom, since when they have won every match in every competition, and they kick off this match 14 points ahead of United, 12 points ahead of anyone, 22 points ahead of Liverpool and 23 points above Spurs. United have only lost twice in all competitions since that game in December but they have drawn too many games, including seven of their last 10 in all competitions (one of them, in the FA Cup, won after extra time). Continue reading...
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PPE rules to keep nurses safe are 'outdated' and 'flawed' says damning report
A report commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing claims the government has failed to update guidelines to deal with how airborne we now know the virus to be
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Mass testing, mask wearing help Detroit slow virus' pace
Early last March, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan warned of a virus that already had sickened tens of thousands around the globe, saying it wouldn't be long before a city resident would be infected
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Swarm of 20,000 earthquakes could trigger Iceland’s volcanoes to erupt
‘Effusive volcanic eruption’ could be imminent, scientists warn
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New mum Dani Dyer dresses baby Santiago in £243 Versace tracksuit
Dani Dyer, 24, is determined to have the most fashionable baby on Instagram
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Lawyer shares simple tell to identify when someone is lying to you
Lawyer Michael Mandell uploaded a video on TikTok to share the simple tell to look out for if you think someone is lying - and it's all in the way they repeat the story
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Russian rights NGO disbands under 'foreign agent' pressure
A longtime human rights organization in Russia has announced it is disbanding because of pressure from the country's foreign agents law
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Katie Price's daughter Princess banned from TikTok as she protests innocence
Katie Price and Peter Andre's daughter Princess, who has thousands of followers on TikTok, received a message to say she'd been permanently banned from the platform - but says she hasn't broken any rules
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Can YOU match these movie quotes to the correct title?
Quizmaster Tal Garner challenges your movie knowledge with this quiz for the US-based trivia platform site Playbuzz. Can you answer all ten questions correctly?
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Jess Impiazzi splits from footballer beau Samir Carruthers after just a year
Celebrity Big Brother star Jess Impiazzi and the Hemel Hempstead player have reportedly parted ways
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Police Covid-19 warning to Rangers fans after title win
Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf asked fans to stay at home.
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Conor McGregor to share £110m windfall without throwing a punch
UFC megastar Conor McGregor is set to earn a monster payday without even having to step into the octagon due to his whiskey brand
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Sunshine State dims for Dems amid election losses, cash woes
As Democrats rejoice recent inroads in Arizona and Georgia, they are troubled by growing questions over Florida
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Nigel Farage retires from frontline politics for good
But it is not the first time he's said that.
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