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Caroline Flack reveals secret depression hell: 'I was numb 24/7'

Caroline Flack reveals secret depression hell: 'I was numb 24/7'

Entertainment
The TV beauty, who can count the likes of Prince Harry and Harry Styles as her ex-boyfriends, has revealed things started to go wrong after she won BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.Speaking frankly, Caroline said: "I woke up [the next day] and felt like somebody had covered my body in clingfilm."I couldn’t get up and just couldn’t pick myself up at all that next year."I felt like I was being held together by a piece of string which could snap at any time." Related Articles Caroline, who went on to co-host The X Factor with Olly Murs in 2015, insists that while the live of the rich and famous may look appealing from the outside, the reality is that it's actually a dark and lonely place.The 39-year-old continued: "Everyone is battling something emotional behind closed doo...
'I got paid less than my colleagues for doing the same work'

'I got paid less than my colleagues for doing the same work'

Business
Connor McCann works in a BT call centre in Canterbury but despite doing the same role as his colleagues was paid thousands less a year.That's because the 24-year-old was employed by agency Manpower and not BT."It didn't matter how good you are at your job, you're still being paid less than my colleagues," he said.New research finds the 950,000 UK workers employed through an agency, like Mr McCann, earn more than £400 a year less than those employed directly.The Resolution Foundation figure includes wages as well as other benefits such as unclaimed holiday or sick pay, and deductions for uniforms.That's more than the number of people on zero-hours contracts, according to the think-tank. "I was speaking to the exact same customers and selling the exac...
Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

World
The Honduran mother seen in a widely circulated photo wearing a colorful Disney "Frozen" T-shirt while fleeing from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border with her children told ABC News that she feared for their lives as the canisters of gas fell all around them. Maria Meza, 39, left her hometown of Villanueva to escape the gang violence and lack of employment, she said, describing the situation there as "terrible." The single mother of nine was only earning about 800 Honduran Lempiras -- about $ 33 in U.S. currency -- a week, and one of her older children was recruited by a neighborhood gang, she said. "The salary was not enough to support them," Meza said. "... They told me the U.S. was a country of opportunities where one can work. That's why I came to see if I could support my children...
Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Business
James Cornwell found it tough to return to work after his baby son was born. He and his wife had no family help and the baby kept him awake much of the night. When his firm refused to offer him more flexibility to help him cope, he quit. The struggle of juggling a job with family, whether that's kids or elderly relatives, is familiar to many of us.Some firms try to help. US bank Goldman Sachs, for example, recently said it would offer staff emergency nannies or carers. But should firms do more?Goldman's new policy allows UK staff 20 days of emergency "in-home" care, charged at £4 an hour, well below the market rate. Workers can use it to pay for an emergency nanny, to look after an ill child or to take care of an elderly relative who needs short-ter...
'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

'I have to be brave' – McLeish after latest Scotland defeat

Sports
Alex McLeish says he will need to "stand up and be brave" as the pressure increases on the Scotland manager.Sunday's 3-1 home loss to Portugal means he has won two of his six games in charge of the national side.The friendly defeat came just three days after a 2-1 collapse away to Israel, ranked 94th in the world, in the Nations League. "It's never easy to lose and that was a tough weekend," said McLeish."I have to stand up and be brave and take it forward."There's other examples of managers being under the cosh - Michael O'Neil and the Russian camp and Stanislav Cherchesov persevered. I'll always retain that determination."Scotland beaten by ruthless PortugalAs it happened: Scotland lose to ...