Revealed: New James Bond novel will be called Solo and star a middle-aged 007 on an 'self-appointed mission' New book Solo will follow Bond as a 45-year-old in 1969Bond goes on 'self-appointed mission' during Cold WarSolo will be published in Britain on 26 September By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 15 April 2013 The latest James Bond novel will be called Solo, its author William Boyd revealed today. Following the record-breaking success of Bond film Skyfall at the box office last year, Solo is hotly-anticipated as a follow-up to Bond creator Ian Fleming's bestselling books. Blockbuster: Last year's Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, topped $1billion at the global box office showing Bond's enduring popularity Britain's most famous secret agent will travel across Africa, America and Europe as middle-aged man of 45
'Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet': Forget the ABC, toddlers prefer the F word0.7% of all English spoken language is swearingMany children learn swear words before the alphabetBad language dates to Romans and Anglo-Saxons By Hugo Gye and David Gardner PUBLISHED: 14:59 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Most children learn how to swear before they even know the alphabet, according to a new book that examines bad language and its origins. English speakers also use a curse word on average once in every 140 words, roughly the same proportion as the first person plural pronouns such as ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our.’ The surprising preponderance of swearing in everyday language probably explains why the majority of children know at least one obscene word by the age of two, says language expert Dr. Mellissa Mohr, from Stanford University in California.
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Marks and Spencer reeling over 'poor quality' fashion slump as chief executive faces pressure to stop the rot Chief executive Marc Bolland will be under great pressure from shareholdersThe group is set to report quarterly sales down 4.5 per cent By Simon Watkins and Sam Masters PUBLISHED: 23:27 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 Marks & Spencer is reeling from a strategy disaster of poor-quality clothes aimed at the wrong customers, critics have warned, as the store prepares to register a slump in fashion sales. Fashion-watchers, rivals and shoppers insisted the group needed to abandon cheap products and aim squarely at Britain’s aspiring middle-class women or risk losing ground
First-time mother turned away from hospital because she was 'not in full labour' gives birth in nearby hotel bathroom University College Hospital midwife tells mother she was not in full labour Couple checked-in to nearby four-star Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel Despite repeated calls to hospital, couple advised it was 'still too early'Father Richard delivers son George Reggie Eades in hotel bathroomParamedics attended to couple and baby after the unusual labour By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 15:28 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 5 April 2013 A first-time mother gave birth to her son in a hotel bathroom aided by just her husband after the couple were turned away from a leading hospital. George Reggie Eades was born into the unusual surroundings after a midwife at University College Hospital, London, told his mother Michelle Booth that she was not in full labour and there was 'nowhere for us to go'
Caught on CCTV: Moment mother gave birth in street outside shopping centre helped by security guardsKim Leighton gave birth on the pavement outside the Eden shopping centreShe was hurrying to hospital after her waters broke The mother was helped by security staff who had spotted her on CCTVGives her baby daughter the middle name 'Eden' in honour of her birth place By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 12:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:32 GMT, 12 February 2013 It's a moment when most expectant mothers want comfort and – most of all – privacy. But there was no chance of that for Kim Leighton who not only gave birth on a road outside a shopping centre – but she was caught on CCTV for the entire experience.
Anorexia is a disease of the middle classes, says Springwatch star Michaela StrachanThe wildlife presenter revealed how she battled the disorder as a teenagerShe blames her 'middle class upbringing' and is speaking out to help others By Chloe Thomas PUBLISHED: 01:40 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 GMT, 5 January 2013 Battle: Michaela Strachan has revealed she suffered with anorexia as a teenager Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan has revealed how she battled anorexia as a teenager. Miss Strachan, 46, says she has spoken out to help today's young girls avoid what she controversially calls a 'middle-class disease'.
Was she naughty or nice Little girl strikes unintentionally hilarious pose as she shows Father Christmas (and the camera) a cut on her middle finger | UPDATED: 19:14 GMT, 26 December 2012 Could this be the naughtiest little girl ever to meet Santa Claus or is it just a case of a child with a cut finger Regardless, the picture has become an internet sensation with some dubbing the young girl flipping the finger as the 'best Santa photo ever'. The cringing reaction of her similarly dressed sister suggests that the stern-faced girl may be indeed be reacting badly to a suggestion from the photographer or Santa – adding to the picture's humor.
Grammars fuel house price rise: Town renowned for its schools sees biggest increase anywhere in the UK during 2012Property prices in Southend-on-sea, Essex up by nearly 15 per cent | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 27 December 2012 A town renowned for its grammar schools enjoyed a bigger rise in house prices this year than anywhere else in the UK, research revealed today.
Middle class care bill fiasco: PM backed 35,000 cap on fees… now elderly couples face paying as much as 150,000Couples could face 150,000 care bill under new plansCameron initially backed 35,000 contribution cap, now it could be 75,000Older people face selling their homes to cover costs | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 26 December 2012 Support: Prime Minister David Cameron initially backed setting the contribution cap for people who need residential care at 35,000