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Meg Matthews, 53, reveals she’s met someone who gives her excitement

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Former party girl, Meg Matthews who has spoken openly about how menopause destroyed her sex life, has revealed that she’s begun dating someone new.

The 53-year-old who is an advocate for menopause, is in the early stages of a relationship with someone she met through mutual friends.

She told The Sun: ‘When you’re in your 20s and 30s it’s about sex and ripping each other’s clothes off. Now I want a soulmate, the whole package. 

‘I need to feel comfort and trust and have someone to talk to and laugh with. I lost my desire for a while but I’ve met someone who gave me that excitement I hadn’t had in a long time.’ 

Meg did not name her mystery man because it’s early days, but she added: ‘But I’ve got “that” feeling again, so it’s a case of watch this space.’ 

Meg has a 19-year-old daughter, Anaïs, with Noel Gallagher, and has been engaged three times since their marriage broke down in 2001. 

Meg Matthews, 53, (pictured) revealed she's in the early stages of a new romantic relationship with someone she met through a mutual friend

Meg Matthews, 53, (pictured) revealed she's in the early stages of a new romantic relationship with someone she met through a mutual friend

Meg Matthews, 53, (pictured) revealed she’s in the early stages of a new romantic relationship with someone she met through a mutual friend

Meg, who has been a vocal advocate of women with menopause being given flexible working hours, started going through her menopause at age 49.

She began to experience night sweats and crippling anxiety that at one stage made her reluctant to leave her house for three months.

And she admits that she was upset when the menopause caused her period to stop, although she always knew that she only wanted one child. 

In a recent blog post she reflected on how her libido disappeared until she came off antidepressants that she was taking for anxiety. 

The former party girl (pictured with Noel Gallagher), who has been engaged three times since the breakdown of her marriage, revealed being open to talking about her menopause hasn't hindered her in dating

The former party girl (pictured with Noel Gallagher), who has been engaged three times since the breakdown of her marriage, revealed being open to talking about her menopause hasn't hindered her in dating

The former party girl (pictured with Noel Gallagher), who has been engaged three times since the breakdown of her marriage, revealed being open to talking about her menopause hasn’t hindered her in dating 

Meg (pictured with her daughter Anais, 19) admits she was upset when the menopause caused her period to stop, although she only ever wanted one child

Meg (pictured with her daughter Anais, 19) admits she was upset when the menopause caused her period to stop, although she only ever wanted one child

Meg (pictured with her daughter Anais, 19) admits she was upset when the menopause caused her period to stop, although she only ever wanted one child

‘Anyone even touching me would make me feel ill,’ she admitted. ‘It’s not nice, is it? 

‘The rejection was making my partner at the time feel rejected even though I tried very hard to make him understand that this was due to my menopausal hormones, not him.’

It was only when she came off antidepressants and started using CBD oil instead that she found her libido coming back.  

Meg who has been campaigning about the menopause for the past two years, claims that having a better understanding of hormonal changes has been crucial.

‘I feel more comfortable in my skin now than ever. I really feel that five years into the menopause, I finally feel confident and empowered,’ she added.  

Meg (pictured) advises others to be true to their body over what makes them aroused, as it's not the same as when they were younger

Meg (pictured) advises others to be true to their body over what makes them aroused, as it's not the same as when they were younger

Meg (pictured) advises others to be true to their body over what makes them aroused, as it’s not the same as when they were younger 

WHAT IS THE MENOPAUSE AND WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN?

The menopause occurs when a woman stops having periods and can no longer fall pregnant naturally.

It is a natural part of ageing, which occurs in women between 45 and 55 years old. 

However 1 in 100 women can experience menopause before the age of 40, which is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency.

Symptoms often include hot flushes, night sweats, low mood, reduced sex drive, vaginal dryness, an increase in facial hair and difficulty sleeping.

According to NHS advice, symptoms can begin months or even years before your periods stop and last around four years after your last period. 

Premature or early menopause can occur at any age, and in many cases, there’s no clear cause. 

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Boa constrictor found in woman’s bathroom could have been there six months

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A deadly eight-foot boa constrictor a woman found in her bathroom could have been lurking in her flat for SIX MONTHS, she has revealed. Alison Jones was horrified to find the snake unfurling itself from a hole beside the toilet in her flat in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
The eight-foot boa constrictor was found in Alison’s bathroom (Picture: Merseyside Police)

A deadly boa constrictor that was found in a woman’s bathroom could have been lurking in her flat for six months, it has emerged.

Alison Jones – who does not own a snake – was horrified to find the eight-foot-long reptile unfurling itself from a hole by her toilet.

Police now believe the snake was one of two that went missing from a neighbour’s apartment in the summer of 2019, meaning it could have been hiding in her home ever since.

The other serpent is still missing.

A deadly eight-foot boa constrictor a woman found in her bathroom could have been lurking in her flat for SIX MONTHS, she has revealed. Alison Jones was horrified to find the snake unfurling itself from a hole beside the toilet in her flat in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
Police now believe the snake could have been in the flat for six months (Picture: Merseyside Police)

Alison, from Birkenhead, Merseyside, recalled the moment she came face-to-face with the boa constrictor as it slithered along her bath and around her sink.

She said: ‘I went into the bathroom and almost stood on it.

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‘I saw the head and I thought “if the head is that big, what does the body like?”

‘I just couldn’t look at it. It was just so frightening to look at.

‘I was worried it was going to attack me, I screamed and ran back down the stairs.

‘Recently I got a letter from the police saying two snakes had gone missing six months ago.

‘They think that one could have died but the other one survived and ended up in my flat.

‘I’ve spent the last two weeks staring down the toilet, but with this letter I’ve eventually been able to calm down more.’

Boa constrictors

The boa constrictor is a member of the family Boidae and found in tropical North, Central and South America as well as some islands in the Caribbean.

They are considered to be one of the largest snake species in the world and can reach lengths of up to 13 feet.

They are non-venomous with an arrow-shaped head and are generally solitary creatures, only interacting with other snakes if they wish to mate.

Boa constrictors eat small mice, birds, bats, lizards and amphibians and hunt at night in the wild.

They reach sexual maturity at around three to four years of age and can live up to 30 years.

MERCURY PRESS. Wirral, UK. 22/1/20. Pictured: Shedded snake skin left behind in the bathroom. A deadly eight-foot boa constrictor a woman found in her bathroom could have been lurking in her flat for SIX MONTHS, she has revealed. Alison Jones was horrified to find the snake unfurling itself from a hole beside the toilet in her flat in Birkenhead, Merseyside, at around 12.30am late last month. Dramatic images released by the police this week show the reptile slithering along the edge of the 42-year-olds bath and wrapping itself around the faucet of her tap.
The snake left some skin behind (Picture: Mercury)

Alison, 42, ran out of building following the discovery at 12.30am on December 30 last year.

She phoned the RSPCA but staff told her they could not help until the following working day and so she phoned Merseyside Police.

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Two officers went around to investigate and they called in Constable Chris Eastwood, an officer from Merseyside Police’s elite crimefighting Matrix team, who had knowledge of handling snakes.

He gave the boa constrictor a drink of water and put it into a large, safe container after managing to coax the reptile to unravel itself.

MERCURY PRESS. Wirral, UK. 22/1/20. Pictured: Alison with a letter she received from her housing association stating that the snakes had been missing for six months. A deadly eight-foot boa constrictor a woman found in her bathroom could have been lurking in her flat for SIX MONTHS, she has revealed. Alison Jones was horrified to find the snake unfurling itself from a hole beside the toilet in her flat in Birkenhead, Merseyside, at around 12.30am late last month. Dramatic images released by the police this week show the reptile slithering along the edge of the 42-year-olds bath and wrapping itself around the faucet of her tap.
Alison with a letter she received from her housing association stating that the snakes had been missing for six months (Picture: Mercury)

Alison added: ‘I went to my dad’s place but I didn’t sleep at all.

‘I was so worried; it was just such as big shock.

‘When I spoke to the sergeant who came, he said that it was a good job the snake had come out of the hole because if it had gone back in, he’d have had to evacuate the whole block.’

Luckily, after the animal was rescued Alison is now happily living back in her flat, while the boa constrictor is settling into a new life at Chester Zoo.

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Meghan Markle reveals her visit to dog rescue centre two weeks ago

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The Duchess of Sussex made a secret visit to an animal welfare charity during her short visit to London two weeks ago, her aides revealed today.

Meghan Markle visited The Mayhew centre in Kensal Green, North West London, to hear about the ‘incredible progress made throughout the festive period’.

The Sussex Royal Instagram account posted two photographs this morning of her during a visit to the centre, where she has been a patron for a year.

Meghan visited The Mayhew centre in Kensal Green, North West London, two weeks ago

Meghan visited The Mayhew centre in Kensal Green, North West London, two weeks ago

Meghan visited The Mayhew centre in Kensal Green, North West London, two weeks ago

The Sussex Royal Instagram account posted two pictures of her during a visit to the centre

The Sussex Royal Instagram account posted two pictures of her during a visit to the centre

The Sussex Royal Instagram account posted two pictures of her during a visit to the centre

The post came at a strategic moment, after the Duchess of Cambridge launched a landmark national survey in Britain about the early years development of children.

The timing was noted by several people commenting on the post, with Liyana Ali saying: ‘Someone is so insecure that every time the Cambridges or Kate is out for an important engagement they’ve posted on the exact same day. Coincidence?’

Another, @xmaurxx, said: ‘So you had these pictures for almost a month but released them during the release of Kate’s project? Interesting.’

And a third, @p_hello123, posted: ‘Hmm. The timing of this post, even though the visit has passed already, is very interesting.’

The Instagram post mentioned the 'incredible progress made throughout the festive period'

The Instagram post mentioned the 'incredible progress made throughout the festive period'

The Instagram post mentioned the ‘incredible progress made throughout the festive period’

But others praised Meghan, with @icklenoni calling her an ‘inspiration and supported more than you could ever know’ and Kadie Rodgers saying she is ‘incredible’.

Meghan was also hailed for making a ‘real and positive impact for every patronage you’ve worked with’ and for being a voice for dogs and cats without homes. 

The pictures were also revealed ahead of a Channel 5 interview with her estranged father Thomas Markle, which is critical of her and is due to air at 9pm tonight.

Meghan had been in London for a few days before returning to Vancouver Island, where she had been staying with Prince Harry and son Archie over Christmas.

Instagram post reaction

Instagram post reaction

Instagram post reaction

Instagram post reaction

The timing as Kate revealed her survey was noted by several people commenting on the post

 

The @SussexRoyal Instagram post said: ‘Earlier this month, The Duchess of Sussex popped in to see the amazing people at Mayhew to hear about the incredible progress made throughout the festive period.

‘The Duchess of Sussex, having been proud patron of Mayhew since January 2019 and long understanding the connection between animal and community welfare, applauds the people at Mayhew for the vital work that they do every day.

‘From cats and dogs who have found new homes to animal welfare cases handled in the community – The Mayhew believes in the power of togetherness and the special bond between humans and animals.’

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Others praised Meghan, with Kadie Rodgers saying she will ‘always be an incredible person’, and @icklenoni saying she is an ‘inspiration and supported more than you could ever know’

The Duchess will continue to be a patron of the centre despite announcing on January 8 that she would be stepping down as a senior royal along with Harry.

Caroline Yates, chief executive of Mayhew, gave Meghan her backing earlier this week, saying: ‘The Duchess of Sussex has long championed animal welfare.

‘We are delighted that, with Her Majesty The Queen’s blessing, she will continue as our patron. We look forward to continuing to work together to help more animals and people.’

Meghan went to the animal centre while in London two weeks ago during a trip that also saw her visit Canada House with Harry for a public engagement.

The Duchess of Cambridge launches a UK survey on early childhood in Birmingham yesterday

The Duchess of Cambridge launches a UK survey on early childhood in Birmingham yesterday

The Duchess of Cambridge launches a UK survey on early childhood in Birmingham yesterday

Harry joined Meghan and Archie in Canada on Monday night after arriving on a WestJet plane on Vancouver Island as they prepare to live a more private life.

Vancouver Island, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty, is off Canada’s west coast and is part of the province of British Columbia.

Harry arrived in Canada house after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson and world leaders at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in South East London.

This is likely to be one of his few remaining official engagements before he and Meghan take their ‘leap of faith’ and leave the monarchy in the spring.

Meghan took son Archie and her dogs Oz and Guy for a walk on Vancouver Island on Monday

Meghan took son Archie and her dogs Oz and Guy for a walk on Vancouver Island on Monday

Meghan took son Archie and her dogs Oz and Guy for a walk on Vancouver Island on Monday

The duke gave an emotional speech on Sunday night, saying he had ‘no other option’ but to give up his official royal duties and forge a new life in Canada.

In the speech in London, Harry told invited guests: ‘What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.

‘Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible.’

The Sussexes had wanted to remain as working royals, although not prominent members, and drop their public funding to become financially independent.

Harry smiles after arriving at Victoria Airport on Vancouver Island in Canada on Monday night

Harry smiles after arriving at Victoria Airport on Vancouver Island in Canada on Monday night

Harry smiles after arriving at Victoria Airport on Vancouver Island in Canada on Monday night

However, critics have accused the couple of turning their backs on the monarchy to enjoy the freedom of being able to take on commercial ventures.

Meanwhile, Kate has described early years development as life’s most ‘crucial’ moment for ‘future health and happiness’ as she launched a survey about the issue.

Kate travelled to Birmingham yesterday to highlight her ambitious project to ask ‘five big questions on the under fives’ which will guide her future work.

The online poll, by Ipsos Mori for the Royal Foundation, is thought to be the biggest survey of its kind and aims to encourage a UK-wide conversation on early childhood.

The visit came in the week Harry and Meghan went to Canada House in London on January 7

The visit came in the week Harry and Meghan went to Canada House in London on January 7

The visit came in the week Harry and Meghan went to Canada House in London on January 7

Kate began a 24-hour tour yesterday which will also see her visit the likes of Cardiff and Surrey to launch the initiative today.

In Birmingham, she joined a group of youngsters at an interactive attraction and chatted to health professionals, fellow parents and supporters of her project. 

In Switzerland today, Prince Charles will launch a project to help financial markets become more sustainable during a visit to the World Economic Forum.

Charles will highlight his Sustainable Markets Council during a brief visit to the Swiss resort town of Davos. He will then travel on to Israel and Palestine for an official trip.

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Coronavirus to be declared public health emergency by World Health Organisation

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WHO to declare public health emergency over coronavirus
Nine people have died from the virus (Picture: EPA/ AP)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to declare a public health emergency of international concern after a ninth person died from Wuhan coronavirus.

So-far Thailand, Japan, South Korea and the US have all reported cases of the virus, while more than 440 people are believed to be infected in China, where the outbreak started.

Increased precautions are being taken this week as millions travel ahead of Chinese New Year this weekend.

This would be the fifth emergency declaration by the WHO, with the first warning related to a swine flu outbreak in 2014 which killed more than 200,000 people.

High numbers of polio cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan caused an emergency in May 2014, while later that year another declaration was issued over the Ebola outbreak.

epa08149793 A man wears a mask in Beijing, China, 22 January 2020. China confirmed 440 cases of Wuhan pneumonia with nine deaths, according to the National Health Commission on a press conference. The respiratory virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, and can be passed between humans. So far it has spread to the USA, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. EPA/WU HONG
A public health emergency could soon be announced (Picture: EPA)
Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen over 400 in China Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
More than 440 people have been infected (Picture: AP)
FILE PHOTO: Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo
Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, in Wuhan (Picture: Reuters)

The last incident declared an emergency was the Zika virus in 2016.

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The Wuhan coronavirus has been named after the city in China where the first case was reported, in the province of Hubei.

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Chinese health authorities are now urging people from the area to avoid crowds and public gatherings to prevent the virus from spreading further.

All the patients who have died from the disease had been from Hubei.

Deputy director of the National Health Commission Li Bin confirmed this week that the virus had been transmitted from ‘human to human’, with medical workers among the infected.

epa08147636 People wearing face masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan, 21 January 2020. On 21 January, Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that a 55-year-old Taiwan woman working in Wuhan, China, has been infected with 2019-nCoV. The woman returned from Wuhan on 20 Janaury after running a fever for nine days and was immedaitely sent into isolation ward in a hospital. She is diagnosed as having severe pneumonia but in statble condition. The woman said she has not been to the Wuhan seafood market where most of China's coronavirus cases were reported. Since 08 December 2019, China has reported 291 cases of 2019-nCoV vases and six patients have died. Outside China, Thailand has reported two cases and Japan, South Korea and Taiwan has reported one case each. EPA/DAVID CHANG
Many people are travelling this week ahead of Chinese New Year (Picture: EPA)
epa08149564 A woman and a child wearing face masks who arrived from Guangzhou, China look on at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, 22 January 2020. According to media reports, at least nine people have died and more than 400 people are confirmed infected by a new respiratory virus which was first detected in Wuhan, China. The virus, called the coronavirus, can be passed between humans and has spread to the USA, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO
Travel into North Korea has now been temporarily suspended (Picture: EPA)
A staff member checks the temperature of a guest entering the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. - Macau on January 22 reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as authorities announced all staff in the city's bustling casinos had been ordered to wear face masks. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)
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A health official scans the body temperature of a passenger as she arrives at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Indonesia is screening travelers from overseas for a new type of coronavirus as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease after its first death reported in China. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Body scans taking place at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia (Picture: AP)

She said at a press conference: ‘Evidence has shown that the disease has been transmitted through the respiratory tract and there is the possibility of viral mutation.’

North Korea is one of the few countries who have suspended travel into the country, but have reported no cases of the virus.

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The nation previously closed its borders in 2003 during the SARS scare.

Other countries, including Indonesia and Japan, have stepped up screening measures for travellers from China, especially those arriving from Wuhan.

However, residents in the city say they are not overly concerned about the risk, despite face masks selling out in pharmacies across the area.

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Yang Bin, 56, said of the threat: ‘As an adult, I am not too worried about the disease. I think we are more worried about our kids. It would be unacceptable to the parents if they got sick.’

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