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Stray Kids Once Talked About Fans Who Don't Understand Korean Lyrics

K-pop has been blowing up all over the world. Bands like Stray Kids and BTS have ridden a cultural moment called the Korean wave into international prominence. Fans across the globe enjoy the genre’s slick beats and the personalities of its stars.

Interestingly, many fans of K-pop do not actually speak Korean. Two members of Stray Kids — Bang Chan and Han — have discussed how they feel about this. They both had some insight into K-pop and other music.

Bang Chan and Han on K-pop fans who don’t speak Korean

Tamar Herman of Billboard asked Bang Chan what he thought about his fans who do not speak Korean. Chan found it funny how K-pop fans could enjoy his band’s music without understanding its lyrics. At the same time, he could relate. Chan said he listens to Indian and Spanish music without understanding the lyrics. He said he enjoys Indian and Spanish music because of its sound and the vocal performances.

He elaborated “That kind of makes me want to find out what the lyrics actually mean, and what the singer really wants to say through the song. I do understand that there may be [fans] that may just listen to our songs but not understand the lyrics, and I completely understand how that feels as well. So just want to put that out there. [Laughs]”

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Han made some comments on the matter which echoed Chan’s. ”People may not understand the message completely but, while there’s strength obviously in lyrics there is also strength in the melody and just the song in general as well. We do think about that as we perform and sing these songs because there are different ways you can gain strength through music, the lyrics are just one element.”

Stray Kids’ interesting relationship to the Korean language

Billboard reports the band has released some music in English. It only makes sense that they would dos so, as they have a significant English-speaking audience. Earlier this year, the band released English versions of their songs “Double Knot” and “Levanter” from their album Clé : LEVANTER. Some English-speaking fans of Stray Kids appreciated the gesture while others prefer to listen to the original versions of the songs.

RELATED: Woojin of Stray Kids Opens Up About Life After His Boy Band

Interestingly, one can draw parallels between the experiences of fans who are exposed to Korean culture through K-pop and the life experience of Stray Kids member Felix. According to Seven News, Korean was not his first language. He was from Sydney, Australia and he did not move to Korea until he was 17-years-old. He said it was an adventure for him to learn the Korean language and other aspects of Korean culture. For many K-pop fans, learning about Korean culture is an adventure as well.

Also see: The Real Reason Why Woojin Left K-Pop Band Stray Kids

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Secondary school kids in Years 10 and 12 could join primary pupils in returning from June 1


SCHOOLS could reopen in just two weeks, the government said tonight as a row between ministers and unions continues to intensify.

Gavin Williamson said the government is now starting the planning for a "very limited return" for some pupils "potentially as early as next month".

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The Education Secretary revealed during today's press conference that pupils in Year 10 and Year 12 will be back "on a limited" basis if rates of infection continues to decrease to give "a green light" for children to return to school.

It comes as the row between ministers and teaching unions intensified over when schools should reopen.

Boris Johnson wants primary schools to begin opening their gates in a fortnight.

Unions were opposed to the plan, claiming teachers, pupils and their families will be at risk of catching the deadly virus.

They were backed yesterday by the doctors' union, the British Medical Association, who said unions were "absolutely right" to urge caution and prioritise testing before reopening schools on June 1.

Following a meeting with government scientific advisers, union representatives said they had been left with more questions than answers, with one union leader describing the scientific evidence as "flimsy at best".
It comes as:

  • Britain's death toll surpasses 34,000
  • Sadiq Khan told Londoners to "continue to stay at home" as many flocked to parks to enjoy the sunshine
  • Boris Johnson told MPs there would be no public sector pay freezes
  • The head of the NHS said coronavirus admissions have halved since their peak

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Priyanka Chopra Gets a 'Pretty Princess' Makeover from Friend's Daughter in Honor of Met Gala



Chopra Jonas has spoken about her desire to have children with her Jonas Brothers musician husband, 27, telling PEOPLE this past December that kids are "what this world is going to grow into and if I ever want to have children, I want my kids to grow up in this world which is better."

"I want my family to grow up in a world which is better for the other children in the world," she added — and as for having a few talented little ones of their own, Chopra Jonas said with a laugh, "I hope so!"

Jonas previously said in an April 2019 interview with Extra that the couple were in no rush and "taking [their] time" when it came to having kids, while Chopra Jonas told InStyle in June that having children with her husband is definitely on the horizon — when the time is right.

And in September, she opened up to Vogue India about their family plans. "Buying a home and having a baby are on my to-do list," she said. "For me, home is wherever I'm happy, as long as I have the people I love around me."

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Tie Dye! Katie Holmes Shows Off Latest Art Project Alongside Daughter Suri While Social Distancing




Earlier this year, Holmes opened up about her teenage daughter and revealed that Suri was reaching an age where she's beginning to explore her interests and passions.

"I love her so much," the Batman Begins star told InStyle. "My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality, to make sure she is 100 percent herself and strong, confident and able. And to know it. She came out very strong — she's always been a strong personality."

According to Holmes, Suri has grown out of her "girlie stage," and is beginning to try new things.

"She'll pick an activity and work her butt off until she’s really good at it. Then she's like, 'Okay, I'm going to try the next thing,' " the actress said. "She's very focused and a hard worker."

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Presidential kids who were estranged from their parents

Maintaining a work-life balance is difficult for anyone who has a job. Add kids into the mix, and it gets even tougher. It can be easy for any mommy or a daddy to get so caught up in their career that they lose closeness with their children, but this dynamic can define that relationship for years. And this issue is apparently common among presidents. 

Being the leader of the free world — after already living a public life of high achievement that puts them on the road to the presidency — is full of pressure. Basically, something has got to give, and in many cases, it’s unfortunately the Commander-in-Chief’s relationship with their children. Regardless of their performance in the Oval Office, these presidents were, at some point, not the most doting of dads. They were “old school” fathers … meaning they were various levels of withholding, distant, and hands-off when it came to raising their presidential kiddos. Here are the presidents who didn’t feel the strongest connections to their children.

President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. weren't always BFFs

Ever since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have been two of POTUS’ closest and most influential political advisors. Meanwhile, he had to legally divest himself of his business interests and left most of the control of the Trump Organization in the hands of his sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., according to Vanity Fair.

However, that level of closeness and trust is a relatively late-breaking development — Donald Jr. wasn’t even in his teens when his father split from his mother, Ivana Trump, in the early ’90s. Vanity Fair reports that the Trump kids were raised almost entirely by their mom, as well as her parents, Milos and Maria Zelnicek, who spent six months every year living with the family in the 50-room Trump Tower triplex Ivana got in the divorce. “My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus in life,” Donald Jr. explained to New York Magazine in 2003. “So I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.”

In the fallout of the headline-making divorce drama, a 12-year-old Donald Jr. pinned the blame for the divorce on his father and reportedly accused Donald Sr. of not loving his family. Later, he and his younger siblings were sent off to boarding school, making the relationship between father and eldest son strained well into Trump Jr.’s early adulthood.

Ronald Reagan was the 'Great Communicator' with everyone but his presidential kids

When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, his four children from two marriages were already adults, and nearly all had experienced some amount of tumult with their father. According to The Baltimore Sun, Reagan had distanced himself from his first set of kids, Maureen and Michael, after divorcing Jane Wyman and marrying Nancy Davis. Maureen reportedly once read a biography about her father claiming he had just two kids — the ones he fathered with Nancy, Patti Davis and Ron Reagan, Jr. — while Michael alleged the president opted to attend the wedding of Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, which was held on the same day as his nuptials.

While Republican National Committee co-chairwoman Maureen grew closer to her father during his presidency, Patti Davis continued to have a particularly fraught relationship with her parents. Per People, Patti’s siblings stopped talking after her 1986 novel, Home Front, about a withholding father who becomes president, was published. She later wrote a tell-all memoir called The Way I See It, in which she alleged that her mother was an abusive pill user while her father looked the other way. Additionally, the politically progressive Patti was ideologically at odds with her conservative dad — because of that tension, they didn’t see each other very much during his presidency. By 1994, she was charging $39 to participate in her seminar, “Recovering from Dysfunctional Families.” 

The Reagan family reportedly grew closer amid the former president’s battle with Alzheimer’s.

Richard Nixon wasn't a hands-on presidential dad

Long before he became the first president in American history to resign from office — impeachment infamously loomed over his role in the cover-up of the break-in of Democratic offices in the Watergate building — Richard Nixon was a political hustler. Per Biography, he won his election to national office in 1946, earning a seat in the House of Representatives at age 33, after just barely getting back from serving in the Navy in World War II. Nixon worked tirelessly to advance his political career — literally. 

According to Joshua Kendall’s First Dads: Parents and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama, he was known to put in 20-hour workdays during the 1948 Congressional hearings regarding suspected spy Alger Hiss. During those early years of his career, Nixon’s wife, Pat, gave birth to two daughters: Tricia in 1946 and Julie in 1948. There certainly wasn’t time to see either of them during the Hiss hearings, and not in the early ’50s either, when then-Senator Nixon preferred to work late into the night at his office and just sleep there. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s VP reportedly kept up the absent dad routine until his 1960 loss in the presidential election to John F. Kennedy. 

After nabbing a less taxing job at a Los Angeles law firm, Kendall writes, “[Nixon] promised his wife that he would finally become a more involved father. But this never happened.” He hit the lecture circuit and wrote a book, until successfully running for president in 1968.

LBJ, LBJ, how many presidential kids did you acknowledge today?

Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the presidency in 1963 upon the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the culmination of a political career that included the vice presidency, serving as the powerful Senate majority leader, and an election to the House of Representatives in 1937. His constant companion and political second-in-command: His wife, Claudia, more famously known as Lady Bird Johnson. She funded his first congressional campaign and ran his office throughout the 1940s. 

When daughters Lynda and Luci were born in 1944 and 1947, respectively, that didn’t change the Johnsons’ work life much, as the couple reportedly relied on their household staff take care of most of the nitty-gritty parenting tasks. According to Joshua Kendall’s First Dads, parental figures included cook Zephyr Wright, former staffer Willie Day Taylor, and live-in personal assistants Helen and Gene Williams. In the summer of 1955, then-Sen. Johnson suffered a heart attack and convalesced at the family ranch in Texas, which was where he finally spent any significant amount of time with his daughters.

According to People, Johnson reportedly fathered a secret love child whom he never acknowledged, Steven, with alleged longtime mistress, Madeleine Brown. Steven didn’t learn his alleged parentage until adulthood: “I realize he had to think about his position and the girls and his legal wife … [but] if he had acknowledged me … it probably would have kept me from the fears and anxieties I had as a child.”

President Franklin Roosevelt and his son didn't have much in common

Born into a wealthy and prominent family (he’s related to President Theodore Roosevelt), Franklin Delano Roosevelt won his first election in 1910, a seat in the New York State Senate. Three years later, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, which required him to spend most of his time in Washington, D.C. His sixth and youngest child, John A. Roosevelt, was born in March 1916, and the Roosevelt clan elected to spend the summer at the family’s retreat on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, according to Jean Edward Smith’s FDR. Well, not Franklin Roosevelt. 

Per Smith, the future president stayed behind in Washington, D.C., where he started up a decades-long affair with Lucy Mercer, his wife’s social secretary. That reportedly began a pattern of distance between FDR and John — not only was dad not around much, busy with work and politics, but he also developed polio when the boy was about five. While they were cordial, they were not close, and nowhere was that more evident that in political ideology. Franklin Roosevelt is an icon of liberal democrats for instituting a social safety set during the Great Depression, while John, according to Smith, was “a closet Republican” who didn’t publicly divulge this until after his father died in 1945.

President Warren G. Harding had an unacknowledged love child

Warren G. Harding served as president for only about two years, taking office in 1921 and departing upon his death of a heart attack in 1923. Elected on a post-World War I anti-immigrant, pro-business platform, Harding surrounded himself with corrupt advisors: His reputation suffered posthumously, when some of them were implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal, in which Interior Secretary Albert Fall personally benefited financially from renting public lands to oil companies, per the Independent.

Even more scandalous was Harding’s secret private life. The president didn’t have any children, at least not with his wife, Florence King — but after his death, it came out that he’d fathered a daughter named Elizabeth with Nan Britton, his mistress who was 31 years his junior, according to The New York Times. In 1928, Britton revealed all in her book, The President’s Daughter, including how she’d given birth to Harding’s baby in 1919. Britton, who died in 1991, was never able to conclusively prove during her lifetime that Harding was Elizabeth’s biological father — something DNA testing did confirm in 2015, ten years after Elizabeth’s passing. Raised by her aunt and uncle, it’s unclear if Harding ever even met his one and only child, who was about four years old when he passed away.

The 'A' in Chester A. Arthur stood for 'aloof'

Chester Alan Arthur is one of the more obscure American presidents. He wasn’t a leader in times of difficulty or war like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, nor is he ranked by historians as one of the worst, like Lincoln’s overwhelmed successor Andrew Johnson. Arthur also wasn’t directly elected to the presidency, taking over the Oval Office in September 1881 after the assassination of President James Garfield just six months into his term. 

Arthur had three children, including William, who died as a toddler in 1863, as well as Chester II (a.k.a. “Chet”) and Ellen (nicknamed “Nell”), who were respectively 17 and 10 years old when their dad moved into the White House. According to Mathew Manweller’s Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, President Arthur was a “proud” father who enjoyed parading his children around at social events, but privately, he was never terribly warm and became a distant single father (his wife, Ellen, died in 1880). Preferring to keep busy with work and spend his free time fishing and hanging out with friends, Arthur left his sister, Mary McElroy, with the job of raising young Nell as Chet went off to attend the College of New Jersey shortly after his dad’s presidency began.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much time to develop relationships with his children post-presidency, as Arthur died of a chronic kidney condition in 1886.

Martin Van Buren made a better boss than father

Relative to other presidents, whose lives have been scrutinized by magazine writers while they’re in office and historians for decades and centuries afterward, the private life of Martin Van Buren hasn’t been arduously documented. There’s plenty of interesting trivia about the eighth president (he served from 1837 to 1841), like how he spoke fluent Dutch and co-founded the Democratic Party. 

As for personal details, Biography reports that Van Buren married cousin Hannah Hoes in 1807, only for her to die at the young age of 35 in 1819. (Fun fact: Van Buren, who didn’t go on to remarry, didn’t even mention her in his memoirs). Per Britannica, Hannah’s death left Van Buren a single parent to their four young sons all under the age of 12: Abraham, John, Martin Jr., and Smith. According to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the future president passed off the care of his motherless sons to relatives, because he was so busy with his burgeoning political career. However, he reportedly “frequently expressed regret at not being more involved in their upbringing,” but “did provide for their education and well-being.”

As his children got older, Van Buren attempted to build up closer relationships with them: during his presidency, they all served as “his trusted aides and advisers.”

Herbert Hoover rarely visited his son during his hospitalization

It’s possible that Herbert Hoover, who served as president from 1929 to 1933, didn’t know exactly how to be a father. According to Joshua Kendall’s First Dads, the future president was made an orphan by the age of eight, and was largely raised by his “Quaker relatives in Iowa and Oregon, who insisted that he do long hours of physically demanding farm work” each day.

After marrying wife Lou in 1899 and welcoming sons Herbert Jr. (born in 1903) and Allan (born in 1907), the 1910s saw Hoover become quite wealthy from his business dealings — or at least wealthy enough to leave day-to-day parenting duties to nannies and servants while the married pair took long work trips and vacations. When he was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Warren G. Harding and lived in Washington, the future president’s sons went to high school in California. Per Kendall, “For updates on their lives, [Hoover] would rely on the summaries of important milestones provided by his paid caregivers.”

Sadly, tragedy struck in 1931, when a 28-year-old Herbert Jr. developed tuberculosis and was hospitalized in North Carolina for nearly a year. During that time, then-President Hoover “could manage only one visit.”

President Donald Trump has a daughter besides Ivanka

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter with first wife Ivana, receives a lot of praise from her presidential father in the press. However, the family’s patriarch rarely speaks about — or is even seen with — his other daughter, Tiffany Trump. Born in 1993 to The Donald’s second wife, Marla Maples, Tiffany grew up primarily in California and was raised by her single mom, as her parents divorced in 1999. Long story short, Donald Trump remarried in 2005 (to model Melania Knauss) and welcomed a son, Barron, a year later. Along with his business interests and gig hosting the reality show, The Apprentice, the future president’s work-life balance in the Big Apple meant there was little time left over for him to see Tiffany. 

While Tiffany Trump made some appearances toward the end of her famous pop’s 2016 presidential campaign, that doesn’t mean the two were close then or have gotten any closer since. “Since the inauguration, Tiffany and her father have sometimes gone for months without speaking and she went a very long time without seeing him,” an insider told People in 2018. “The last time she was at a family function with him, it was awkward for her and she didn’t feel totally welcome.”

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Teach your kids Maths with our fun and practical lessons for children aged 5 to 14 – The Sun

HERE’S how to make your child’s home learning as easy as 1, 2, 3.

This week we are supporting parents with The Sun Home School, an exclusive series of educational tools from Collins to help teach core subjects while schools are shut. Covering Key Stage 1 (5 to 7-year-olds), Key Stage 2 (7 to 11-year-olds) and Key Stage 3 (11-14-year-olds), The Sun Home School has practical, fun and easy-to-follow lessons you can use with your kids.

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KEY STAGE 1:

HOW LONG IS A SECOND?
1. a) 15 seconds, b) 30 seconds, c) 20 seconds.
2. b.

SECONDS IN ONE MINUTE:
1. Fizz.
2. Line should be drawn on the 18 seconds mark.
3. a) Lap 2, b) Lap 3, c) 8 seconds.

KEY STAGE 2:
NUMBER SEQUENCES:
1. a) 50, 125, 150, 175, rule +25. b) 24, 30, 36, 48, rule +6. c) 9, 27, 54, 63, rule +9. d) 21, 42, 49, 56, rule +7. e) 3000, 4000, 5000, 7000, rule +1000. f) 54, 60, 72, 90, rule +6.
2. a) −4, −3, −1, 1, 2. b) −3, −2, −1, 2, 3. c) −7, −6, −5, −3, −1, 0. d) −2, −1, 0, 1, 2, 4.
ADDITION:
1. a) 54 and 86, b) 540, c) 154, d) 229, e) 124 and 86, f) 419.
2. a) 8262, b) 11923, c) 6063, d) 9025 e) £46.44, f) £136.05, g) £48.75, h) £66.40.

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SQUARE ROOTS AND CUBE ROOTS:
1. a) +/-5, b) 4, c) +/- 12, d) –4, e) 9, f) 64, g) 10000.
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Why I'm Teaching My Kids to Shoot a Gun

When I tell people that I hunt, I hear the gasps and see the looks of shock. After all, I’m a woman. Women aren’t “supposed” to hunt, right? Aren’t we supposed to have our hair, nails and make-up done, and be dedicated to cooking and raising children? Even in 2020, far too many of us have been stripped of our permission to be wild. But I digress.

I didn’t grow up as a tomboy; I was actually quite prissy, and still am. I’m a city girl who goes to charity events and volunteers at my kids’ school in Dallas. But I do hunt. And I’m teaching my children why my husband and I choose to do so. We let them see our dead animals, their blood and their lifeless bodies. We let them play with toy guns and now they know how to shoot BB guns. They practice “shooting” the mounted animals in our home.

Sounds like I’m a horrible mom, huh?

Here’s why I’m teaching my kids to handle guns and how (and why) to hunt.

We eat what we kill.

We are teaching our children that by hunting, we provide food for our family. Each animal we harvest goes straight onto our dinner table. Sure, the current fad is conscious eating, farm-to-table, cage-free and grass-fed, but those who don’t hunt also don’t understand that by harvesting our own animals, we are truly doing our part to have healthy, lean and wild-fed protein.

Sure, you can purchase at your local organic grocery store, but have you ever considered the life those animals had? Which is better for an animal who will be eaten either way? Is it better for the animal to be shot in the wild with one swift bullet? Or is it better to be raised, slaughtered and delivered to the local grocery stores?

I’m not a fan of PETA, that’s for sure, but I know that as meat-eaters, hunting is the best choice for my family. We aren’t following along with the new hipster revolution; we are simply passing along what our ancestors did to survive for tens of thousands of years.

My kids learn about the Earth and conservation.

Our children know venison is deer, pork is pig and beef is cow. They know where their food comes from. They know mommy and daddy shot and killed the animal on their plate.

We are teaching our children that by hunting, we are doing our part in the conservation of our land and wildlife. Hunting is the number-one source for conservation funding. Over $200 million dollars a year is collected through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, game tags, stamps and taxes from the purchase of hunting equipment and ammunition, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

We are teaching our children that by hunting, we manage wildlife populations and allow them to thrive. It’s our job to safeguard our land for future generations and ensure those animals and habitats continue to grow and flourish. Habitat and animals are codependent, and we cannot conserve one without the other. An overpopulation of herbivores, such as deer, destroy vegetation. In fact, the Nature Conservancy considers an overabundance of deer in the eastern United States the greatest threat to the forests — possibly even more so than climate change.

It gets them outside.

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We are teaching our children that by hunting, we are one with Mother Nature. My kids’ time spent outdoors is a blessing, especially in a modern American society that has lost touch with our deep roots to our land. Yes, we hunt, but we may only harvest one or two animals a year to fill our freezer. The other 99.8% of the time we “are hunting” is simply time spent outdoors, driving around a ranch, taking photos of the beauty we are so blessed to enjoy. Our time spent “hunting” is time I get to watch a sunrise or a sunset with my kids. It’s time I get to spend out in the country with no cell phone service. It’s time when I can enjoy these gifts.

Ultimately, the decision is up to our children if they choose to hunt or not. My husband and I can teach them our personal lifestyle choice, but they can choose their own path. Our job as parents is to show them all sides of life and provide an understanding of how and why things are as they are. Still, it is our hope that our children will have a deep connection with the outdoors and wildlife, no matter what path they choose.

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The 15 best kids’ shows on Netflix to watch right now – The Sun

KEEPING the kids entertained during coronavirus-imposed lockdown isn't the easiest, but luckily Netflix can help shoulder some of the stress.

After our re-cap of the top Netflix suggestions for parents, we have now listed the top 15 shows featured on the online broadcaster for all ages – perfect for after home-schooling is done for the day.

1. Super Monsters

This animated pre-school series sees six supernatural – yet cute – characters attending school.

The little monsters have a moral aspect in that they're always trying to find the best in each other while they encounter a variety of dilemmas.

It's suitable for preschoolers, aged three and over.

2. Treehouse Detectives

Though your tots might not be able to explore the wonders of the great outdoors right now, at least they can learn about them.

This show features a brother and sister bear detective duowhop team up to quench their curiosity about the world.

Lessons about hermit crabs and the sea's tides can be learned, amongst others, and it's suitable for preschoolers, aged three and over.

3. Danger Mouse

This re-boot of the Eighties classic will no doubt entertain parents and kids alike.

The secret agent and his sidekick embark on hilarious spy missions with explosions and scary segments to boot.

It's suitable for kids aged five and over but fun for all the family.

4. Inspector Gadget

Channeling the same Eighties TV show resurgence theme as Danger Mouse, this is another show that's fun for all the family.

Parents will relish a trip down memory lane as not much has changed from the original plot.

Inspector Gadget is out to challenge a new scheming plot from Dr Claw in each episode – but the problem is a little closer to home. Suitable for kids aged five and over.

5. The Adventures of Puss In Boots

Oh hello – you'll recognise this super cute cat from the Shrek movies.

The wide-eyed kitty is back for his own show which offers a variety of adventures with heart-warming moral undertones.

Suitable for those aged six and over.

6. A Little Help With Carol Burnett

Ever asked your kids for help?

Maybe sit back on the sofa with your brood and see how the efforts of these children fare first.

The youngsters are on hand to give advice to adults about everything from romance to dealing with colleagues – suitable for aged six and above.

7. Our Planet

Another family-friendly show perfect for snuggles and popcorn in front of the TV.

Introduce children to the wonders of animals from across the globe without leaving your own home, with Sir David Attenborough's expert commentary guaranteed to keep them gripped.

Those aged six and above will love it.

8. The Who Was? Show

Perfect fodder if you're struggling with creative ways of home schooling.

This has history class ticked off with a cast of real-life historical characters who tell their detail-packed stories through songs and jokes.

Suitable for slightly older kids aged seven and above.

9. The Big Family Cooking Showdown

This might be a slightly strategic parenting move but if you get your brood into cooking, it could mean you one day have a night off from doing the tea.

Nevertheless this show, hosted by Zoe Ball, can provide some inspiration as family members attempt to secure praise from a panel of top judges tasting their grub.

Suitable for aged eight and above.

10. Dogs

The perfect pre-cursor to introducing a furry friend into your family.

The six episode series tracks the relationship between a dog owner and man's best friend, yet includes gritty real life scenarios including dogs living in Syria, against a backdrop of gunshot and bombs.

As such, it's deemed suitable for those aged nine or more.

11. A Series of Unfortunate Events

This adaptation of the classic literary series by Lemony Snicket is pretty eerie.

Centred around a family of orphaned children, it allows kids into a world of Hugh drama and fantasy as they become embroiled in a series of plots.

Suitable for aged 10 and over.

12. Adam Ruins Everything

Young clever clogs will surely resonate with this show, where myth buster Adam attempts to find the truth behind everything.

The comedy sees Adam provide facts based evidence on a variety of subjects, even putting Father Christmas in the spotlight.

As such, it's suitable for those aged 10 or more.

13. Stranger Things

The acclaimed series is seen as a love letter to 80’s sci-fi.

Set in 1983, Indiana, a young boy vanishes into thin air under seriously dark circumstances. Family, friends and the local police begin searching for answers, however they stumble upon a mysterious young girl in a top-secret government facility.

Suitable for tweens upwards.

14. Anne with an E

This is a darker twist on the classic Anne Of Green Gables tale.

Set in the 1890's, it sees Anne sent away to live with older siblings on Prince Edward Island.

Suitable for aged 10 and over.

15. The Toys That Made Us

Featuring all the goodies from childhood including Barbie, this is an indulgent trip down the memory lane of toys.

There's plenty of jokes tailored to adults while experts give the lowdown on the toys and their manufacture.

Aged 13 and above.

 

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How many kids does Kailyn Lowry have?

Fans of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and its off-shoot Teen Mom 2 have watched Kailyn Lowry struggle to juggle babies and baby daddies for years now. Even as she and the rest of the cast grow up and move on, there’s still a lot for Lowry to handle on a daily basis, even logistics-wise, compared to her fellow reality TV star moms — even Leah Messer doesn’t have quite as much to contend with.

Like Messer’s children, though, Lowry’s kids are all the same sex. Even her latest — the Teen Mom 2 star shocked the whole world when she confirmed her pregnancy in February 2020 — is following suit. So just how full is Lowry’s house about to get? 

Kailyn Lowry is completely outnumbered at home

Lowry, who’s one of several Teen Mom stars who’ve had quite the transformation over the years, took to Instagram in February to confirm, after a few weeks of rumors, that she is indeed pregnant once again, writing, “I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant & it’s been a rough few months this time around. I’ve had nausea, morning sickness, and absolutely no energy.” The busy working mother currently has three children — all boys — with three different fathers.

As People noted, Lowry is mother to 10-year-old Isaac from ex Jo Rivera, who featured on 16 and Pregnant and continues to appear on Teen Mom 2; Lincoln, 6, whom she had with ex-husband Javi Marroquin, who also appears on the hit show (much to Lowry’s chagrin); and little Lux, who’s 2 and whose father, Chris Lopez, infamously refuses to appear on camera with Lowry or his son, frequently having his face blurred on the show.

According to Cheat Sheet, Lopez reportedly confirmed he’s the father of Lowry’s unborn child via Instagram Stories. This is in spite of the fact Lowry has an order of protection against him, which he reportedly violated, leading to a warrant being issued for Lopez’s arrest late last year, as reported by The Hollywood Gossip.

Having a new baby right now might not have been Kailyn Lowry's plan

Lowry is about to be seriously outnumbered in her home, after her baby, who, is — naturally — also a boy, is born. And, although the Teen Mom 2 star has been vocal about wanting a bigger family, she appeared on the Domenick Nati Show just a few months before announcing her latest pregnancy and advised it wasn’t going to be happening any time soon.

Speaking on the show in November 2019, Lowry explained, “I always say that I would love to have more kids. I just don’t think that right now. I think that 2020 is for Kail to focus on Kail and kind of just get everything in order before I think about having any more kids.” It obviously seems her plans were thwarted though. Lowry was likely already expecting at the time of her appearance on the Domenick Nati Show (even if she didn’t know it yet).

She also may have been worried about how packed the Lowry homestead was going to be, as they recently added a dog to the mix, pointedly named Karma.

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All kids' playgrounds and outdoor gyms across the UK will be shut in coronavirus lockdown

All kids' playgrounds and outdoor gyms across the UK will be shut in a coronavirus lockdown.

Boris Johnson announced the closures tonight in a landmark speech that will change the lives of everyone in Britain.

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The Prime Minister revealed all parks would remain open, but play areas and services would be forced to shut.

He said: "To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately:

"Close all shops selling non-essential goods,​ including clothing and electronic stores and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship;

"We will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with.

"And we’ll stop all social events​, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals."

Playground and all communal exercise areas are to shut but parks will remain open.

The draconian measures which will change every aspect of Brits' lives included:

  • All gatherings of more than two people in public were forbidden – meaning a ban on all social events, including weddings and baptisms
  • Tens of thousands of non-essential shops were ordered to close
  • Communal play and exercise areas inside parks will also be shut down, but not parks themselves
  • Places of worship such as churches and mosques must also shut, except to host for funerals

And travel on roads, trains and buses was also banned, unless it’s essential to get to work.

Anyone breaking the rules will be fined at least £30 – and up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate.

The PM explained Britain now needed to come together and follow the advice to save the NHS.

He said: "Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.

"And as we have seen elsewhere, in other countries that also have fantastic health care systems, that is the moment of real danger.

"To put it simply, if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it – meaning more people are likely to die, not just from Coronavirus but from other illnesses as well."

It follows in the footsteps of other European countries who cracked down on movement to battle the virus.

Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced the same measures in Germany, with breachers also hit with fines.

France has imposed some of the tightest controls in Europe on people’s movements for the past six days.

Italy banned travel within the country in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The PM's speech in full

Good Evening,

The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.

All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer

And so tonight I want to update you on the latest steps we are taking to fight the disease and what you can do to help.

And I want to begin by reminding you why the UK has been taking the approach that we have.

Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.

And as we have seen elsewhere, in other countries that also have fantastic health care systems, that is the moment of real danger.

To put it simply, if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it – meaning more people are likely to die, not just from Coronavirus but from other illnesses as well.

So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease.

Because that is the way we reduce the number of people needing hospital treatment at any one time, so we can protect the NHS’s ability to cope – and save more lives.

And that’s why we have been asking people to stay at home during this pandemic.

And though huge numbers are complying – and I thank you all – the time has now come for us all to do more.

From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction –  you must stay at home.

Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.

That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

That’s all – these are the only reasons you should leave your home.

You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say No.

You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home.

You should not be going shopping except for essentials like food and medicine — and you should do this as little as you can. And use food delivery services where you can.

If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately:

  • close all shops selling non-essential goods,​ including clothing and electronic stores and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship;
  • we will stop all gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with;
  • and we’ll stop all social events​, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals.

Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed.

No Prime Minister wants to enact measures like this.

I know the damage that this disruption is doing and will do to people’s lives, to their businesses and to their jobs.

And that’s why we have produced a huge and unprecedented programme of support both for workers and for business.

And I can assure you that we will keep these restrictions under constant review. We will look again in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows we are able to.

But at present there are just no easy options. The way ahead is hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost.

And yet it is also true that there is a clear way through.

Day by day we are strengthening our amazing NHS with 7500 former clinicians now coming back to the service.

With the time you buy – by simply staying at home – we are increasing our stocks of equipment.

We are accelerating our search for treatments.

We are pioneering work on a vaccine.

And we are buying millions of testing kits that will enable us to turn the tide on this invisible killer.

I want to thank everyone who is working flat out to beat the virus.

Everyone from the supermarket staff to the transport workers to the carers to the nurses and doctors on the frontline.

But in this fight we can be in no doubt that each and every one of us is directly enlisted.

Each and every one of us is now obliged to join together.

To halt the spread of this disease.

To protect our NHS and to save many many thousands of lives.

And I know that as they have in the past so many times.

The people of this country will rise to that challenge.

And we will come through it stronger than ever.

We will beat the coronavirus and we will beat it together.

And therefore I urge you at this moment of national emergency to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.

Thank you.

It came as:

  • An 18-year-old was thought to have become the youngest victim of the virus in Britain as the number of deaths in the UK rose to 335
  • There are growing fears that Britain is on a similar trajectory to Italy – scene of the world's worst outbreak – where the death toll passed 5,000 over the weekend
  • The PM warned the NHS could be "overwhelmed" in the same way as the Italian healthcare system has been, if the spread of the virus in the UK is not curbed
  • Trains were taken under government control this morning – with Brits able to get a refund on unused season tickets
  • All McDonalds branches will be closed from tonight – along with Nando's, Costa Coffee, John Lewis, Primark and Timpson
  • Ministers will bring forward emergency laws to the Commons tonight giving the PM sweeping powers to fine people who don't isolate

On Friday night, the PM ordered pubs and restaurants to close as part of efforts to encourage people to stay at home to fight the spread of Covid-19.

However many have remained open for takeaway service, leading to queues and groups of people sitting at cafes with outdoor tables.


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