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Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening

Image copyright PA Image caption The actress said she would use excuses to avoid the test Michelle Keegan has urged women to go for smear tests in an Instagram post about her own test. The actress admitted she had been putting it off “for quite a long time”, ignoring numerous letters. “I was really apprehensive,” she wrote, adding that she would use the excuse of being “too busy with work and life in general”. But in a video blog after the procedure she said how quick and easy it was,…

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Michelle Obama opens up about miscarriage and IVF in new memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Former first lady Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals difficulties about her pregnancy with her two daughters. In the book, Becoming, Mrs Obama reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilization to conceive both children, Malia and Sasha. Mrs Obama told ABC’s Good Morning America she felt “lost and alone” after her miscarriage 20 years ago. She also criticised Donald Trump for “putting my family’s safety at risk”. In Becoming, Mrs Obama says she would “never forgive” President Trump…

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Thousands try to get tickets for Michelle Obama’s London talk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former first lady and lawyer says she has been ‘humbled’ by the response to her tour Ten of thousands of people have been disappointed trying to get tickets for an audience with Michelle Obama at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Many on social media have said there were more than 40,000 people in the tickets queue. The former US First Lady is appearing at the 2,900-seat venue on 3 December. Tickets are appearing on Viagogo for thousands of pounds, but the venue said it…

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DUP living in fools’ paradise, says Michelle O’Neill

Image caption Michelle O’Neill was making her first speech to an ard fheis (conference) since becoming party vice-president. Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has launched a strong attack on the DUP, claiming the party is “living in a fool’s paradise”. Ms O’Neill was making her first speech to an ard fheis (party conference) since taking up the role. She said the DUP puts its “self-serving pact with the Tory party at Westminster before people’s interests here”. She added they “blindly prop up Theresa May who is preoccupied with negotiating with…

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Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple left the White House at the beginning of 2017 Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are teaming up with Netflix to produce films and TV shows. Netflix say the former US President and First Lady have “entered into a multi-year agreement” with the service. It says the “films and series” will “potentially” include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us,” said Michelle Obama. Exact details of programming have…

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