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THE BAFTA con­tenders were an­nounced this week and while Joker leads the pack over­all with 11 nom­i­na­tions, the Aussie ac­tress, right, finds her­self in the un­usual po­si­tion of be­ing up against her­self af­ter she landed two nom­i­na­tions for Sup­port­ing Ac­tress for Once Upon a Time in Hol­ly­wood and Bomb­shell. The cer­e­mony takes place on Fe­bru­ary 2.

Cold Feet but warm smiles – the gang is re­turn­ing for a ninth series

THE fiery Greek ten­nis star lost his tem­per dur­ing an ATP Cup match with Nick Kyr­gios and smashed his ra­quet in anger, only to ac­ci­den­tally catch his dad Apos­to­los on the arm in the process. He re­ceived a code vi­o­la­tion for his tantrum... and a scold­ing from his mother. Quite right too.

WHILE Mar­got, left could be in for a good night, the awards them­selves have been blasted for lack­ing di­ver­sity with the short­list for this year’s act­ing gongs only fea­tur­ing white ac­tors lead­ing to the hash­tag #baf­tas­sowhite trend­ing on Twitter.

IT IS a sta­ple of the fes­tive sea­son but our love for the fruit and brandy-rich dessert may be on the wane. Fig­ures from mar­ket re­search com­pany Kan­tar re­veal that sales of them fell by 16% in the UK in the run-up to Christ­mas. Turkey sales also fell by 1%.

THE Cam­bridgeshir­e town has been named the worst place to live in the UK for the sec­ond year run­ning. Res­i­dents sur­veyed for the ilive­here poll com­plained it was ‘drain­ing’ liv­ing there and called the place a ‘dump’. Other towns mak­ing the list in­cluded Hal­i­fax, Rochdale and Don­caster.

NOW the raz­zle daz­zle of Christ­mas is be­hind us and the par­ties are over, what you need is some cheery home decor for all those nights you’ll be spend­ing at home (not drink­ing) for the next few weeks.

And there can be few things brighter and cheerier than the new col­lec­tion of colour­ful cush­ions from Bom­bay Duck. Fea­tur­ing slo­gans like ‘Groovy’, ‘Yes please’ and ‘Chill’ they are sure to brighten up week­ends spent bingeing on box sets. Prices range from £25-£39.50 and you can find them at bom­bay

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