Beyoncé Breaks Babies Bombshell

Beyoncé took social media by storm on Wednesday; that her and husband Jay-Z are expecting twins. As you can imagine fans went crazy, some even resorting to tears! But why was there such media frenzy? Pharrell’s wife gave birth to triplets two weeks ago, and nothing was said on it. Ciara has been pregnant for a while now and still nothing has been said compared to the reactions of Beyoncé

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The mother-to-be quoted her announcement picture with:

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”

To some Beyoncé is just a woman having twins; however because of her name it has been shared, spread and spoken about non-stop since she broke the news.

Of course, any pregnancy is a gift and something to celebrate. But meanwhile, the world almost had a nuclear holocaust.

Do you think the Formation singer is over rated? Or are you one of many who Crazy in Love with the news?

‘Stop roasting & toasting them pots’

How do you like your toast in the morning, golden or more on the charred side? Do you like your roasties crispy?

Well According to the Food Standards Agency, roasting, toasting and frying starchy foods such as potatoes and bread could raise the risk of cancer.

It has been warned that acrylamide, a chemical compound that forms in foods such as potato products, root vegetables, olives and pizza bases, when cooked at 120C. But it is said skinny chips and crisps appear to have the highest levels.

To reduce the ‘risk’, the public have been advised to convert to boiling, steaming and microwaving.

Despite it not being proven in humans, it has been researched and tested on animals and has been shown that the chemical is toxic to DNA and causes cancer- scientists assume the same in humans, although there is no concrete evidence.

Also a professor for the public understanding of risk at Cambridge University, said “Adults whose intake is the highest consumption of acrylamide would need to consume it 160 times as much to reach a level that may cause increased tumours in mice. The FSA have no estimate of the current harm caused acrylamide; nor the benefit from any reduction due to people following their advice.”

The Food Standards Agency wants their campaign, ‘Go for Gold’; to raise awareness of the chemical because most people didn’t know it even existed. They also want to spread advice on how to reduce their acrylamide intake.

I took to Twitter to see the public’s opinion and feelings. A Twitter poll I made has sparked mixed reviews.

Guide to Winter Festivals in London

With Christmas right around the corner, Vox Radio have come up with the ultimate Christmas guide of events and fairs that are happening across the festive season, with all of them being right on your doorstep! This guide will have something for all ages.

Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

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Winter Wonderland is back for its 10th Anniversary. It is filled with rides and attractions that all ages can enjoy, from rides to ice-skating, Hyde Park has it all!

It is free entry, however for tickets must be purchased for the main attractions.

When: Every day until the 17th Jan 2017 (except Christmas Day)

Where: Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park

W2

Time: 10am – 10pm every day!

Fee: FREE entry, however tickets must be purchases for main attractions

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

 

This festival has entertainment to cater to all ages from riverside markets with food, drinks and gifts to a retro roller disco following with a Vintage New Year’s Eve Party!

When: Friday 11th November – Sunday 8th January

Where: Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road

SE1 8XX

Time: All day until midnight

Fee: No entry fee as it is an open festival, but money needed for any purchases.

Christmas Tea Dance

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This is a one day event with lots of things planned, such as carol singing, craft and group dance. This isan Age UK Warm and Welcome Event – mainly for the elderly, so ensure you let your elderly neighbours know about it.

When: Weds 9th Dec

Where: Portico Gallery

23a Knight’s Hill

West Norwood

Time: 2.30 – 5pm

Fee: FREE entry

Feast’s Winter Lights

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Festive lights are turned on at the beginning of the event. Which is then followed by a Christmas gift market and a selection of local makers and artisans selling artworks, home ware, jewelry and Christmas decorations.

When: Sat 12th Dec

Where: St Luke’s Church

Norwood High Street,

SE27 OHS

Time: 4-8pm

Fee: FREE Entry, however money needed for purchases.

Benson’s Children’s Fun Fair

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The Benson family will bring the festive cheer to Brixton with their traditional children’s Christmas fair.

When: Mon 14th Dec – Sun 3rd Jan

Where: Windrush Square

Brixton

SW2

Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm

Fee: FREE Entry, however rides have to be paid for.