Of the five entrepreneurs battling it out on Thursday night's BBC One semi-final, the majority are balancing their businesses with their babies. Jessica Cunningham (centre), Grainne McCoy (left) and Frances Bishop (right) will join Alana Spencer and the only remaining male, Courtney Wood, to interview for the £250,000 contract with Sir Alan Sugar this week, ahead of Sunday night's final. Fashionista Jessica is a single mother with three daughters - Poppy, Olive and Hattie - while Grainne, who is the owner of a make-up studio, has an older son Ryan and finally, children's clothing company businesswoman Frances looks after son Oscar with her husband.
Jihadis 'hiding in plain sight' among migrants: Armed Forces chief warns that 'combat experienced terrorists' fleeing Iraq and Syria pose a 'threat to our way of life'
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, chief of the defence staff, said foreign militants were being moved from their shrinking stronghold in Iraq and Syria. And he warned copycat terrorists are now 'popping up all over the world' as propaganda spreads through social media.
In his first major speech since taking up the role in July, Sir Stuart said Britain also faced an 'era of competition' with other states - and that Russia was not playing by the rules.
North Korea is accused of robbing children of their childhood as shocking footage shows children as young as FIVE forced to work in chain gangs
The footage appears to show children hammering away on railway lines and hauling bricks and rubble in Chagang in North Korea as they are being 'forced to work for 10 hours a day'. And it has been claimed some of the them are as young as five, raising more questions about human rights abuses in the country. Human rights experts have hit out at Kim Jong-un's regime claiming it is 'robbing children of the chance of a happy childhood'.
'They smeared vomit on the walls and left cans of laughing gas everywhere': Hundreds of rampaging teenagers trash a luxury apartment they hired on Booking.com for three-day drink and drugs bender
The newly kitted out property, which is rented out for £100 a night, was left with smashed furniture (pictured) and vomit smeared up the walls after police forced the youths to leave. The partying at the flat in Gants Hill, Essex, spilled out onto the streets during the all-night drinking sessions which left neighbours fearing for their safety. The wild party, attended by teenagers as young as 16, kicked off last Wednesday and carried on through the night until they finally dispersed on Saturday. The six-storey building was only completed in June.
How HAS Mad Mel pulled off Hollywood's most unlikely comeback? Vile racist rants and domestic abuse destroyed his career. Now he's nominated for a Golden Globe
Audience members said the cast and crew of Gibson's World War II movie, Hacksaw Ridge, were 'overwhelmed' as they soaked up the plaudits earlier this year. And none more so, one can be certain, than its director, Mel Gibson (with girlfriend Rosalind Ross, right). It seemed a return to his glory days as Hollywood's most bankable name as he walked out of the Sala Grande theatre to find screaming fans waiting not for the film's stars, Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, but for him. Gibson is engaged in one of the most delicate comebacks in Tinseltown history. After a decade in the wilderness he looks to have finally shrugged off an ugly past of anti-Semitic and racist outbursts, and incidents of domestic violence that few felt could be excused by Gibson's rampant alcoholism (drinking at a party, left).
Who has the best love life... mothers or their middle aged daughters? One brave family reveals the uncomfortable truth
Jackie Murrell, 72, says her sex life with husband Tony (pictured together left) is still very active. However, her 40-year-old daughter Kelly says as a working mum her sex life isn't as strong. The blonde lives with her partner Nathan, 47, (pictured together right) and her three children aged 20, 13 and ten. With such a hectic schedule she admits that time for intimacy is limited. She explains: 'When I was married to my ex-husband we had sex once a month, if that. I wasn't interested in sex at all. If I could have gone without it, I would.'
Incredible video shows how just one tablespoon of olive oil can calm half an acre of waves on a lake within minutes
A video by Harvard physicist Dr Greg Kestin shows that just one tablespoon of olive oil poured over water can spread out within minutes, calming the waves around you. The oil spreads out to form a layer just one molecule thick because oil molecules are double sided: one end is attracted to water and so flips towards it, and the other end stands upright because it's repelled by water.
The Prime Minister (pictured), who was at the centre of the 'trousergate' row, arrived for the star-studded Military Awards in London, with her husband Philip (right).Mrs May looked glamorous as she stepped onto the red carpet in her all-red dress and red heels. She previously wore the dress at the Sugarplum Dinner at London's One Mayfair in November 2013.
'What's a wife? a slave!' The furious Snapchat outburst by Amir Khan's wife which finally goaded angry boxer into ordering her and his parents to end their 'childish' public feud
His model wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan, 25, (pictured left to right, and inset with her husband) used Snapchat to accuse Falak Khan of encouraging her boxer son to end their marriage after just three years. The British boxer's mother has previously slammed his wife for wearing un-Islamic clothes and no headscarf. Mrs Khan, who is in Canada on business, wrote on Snapchat: 'Even if YOUR mother tells you to DIVORCE your wife. You should listen to her "because she is your mother and she comes first" - WOW! So what's a wife? Exactly what I've said - a slave!' Approximately three hours after she said his family were pushing for a divorce, a furious Amir Khan has begged his parents and wife to stop 'bashing one another' in public. He said: 'My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private. This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband'.
We're with you: Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo
The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off tonight (pictured left to right) to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo and protest the 'unbearable' situation. The monument was plunged into darkness from 8pm with hundreds of Parisians turning out to protest against the situation in Syria. It comes as rebel forces in Aleppo announced a new deal had been struck to allow citizens to evacuate.
Let's hope it lasts this time: Aleppo ceasefire deal is back ON just hours after it collapsed amid claims of backsliding by Assad
Rebels in the city say the truce deal to stop the shelling will be implemented once again later tonight to allow the safe evacuation of fighters and civilians in eastern Aleppo. The evacuation from a sliver of territory the rebels still hold in eastern Aleppo was supposed to begin at dawn on Wednesday, but shelling resumed in the morning hours. But rebels accused the Syrian government and its allies of derailing the deal by placing new conditions.
Little Black Dazzlers! From the desk to the dance floor, High Street party dresses to suit all body types in time for your Christmas bash
You may have hung up your little black dress a long time ago. Well, it's time to remove it from the sartorial doldrums because it's a must-buy for the festive season - whatever your age. This year's LBD is no longer quite so little. Whether it's sleeves to slim your arms or wide skirts to trim your tummy, these dazzling designs will ensure you don't flash too much flesh.
Kate gets her woggle on again! Duchess sports the traditional Cub Scout neckerchief as she celebrates the organisation's centenary - 26 years after she was a proud Brownie
The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, was given a helping hand by a youngster who showed her how to fashion her woggle into a sling, left, as she attended a special Cub Scout Pack meeting with the Kings Lynn District on Wednesday evening, an event held to help the group celebrate 100 years of the organisation. Kate, who drove over from her country home, Anmer Hall, joined the Pack as they took part in games and activities themed around 'looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally' including a parachute game, cake icing, and performing a Cub Scout promise, right. The Duchess has her own experience to call upon, having enrolled a Brownie in the 1st St Andrew's pack in Pangbourne, Berkshire, at just eight years old (inset, in 1990).
EXCLUSIVE: Yachtsman boasted about murdering British couple in 1978 in the Caribbean in front of his young son - and told friend how beating, stabbing and drowning them was 'funny'
Silas Duane Boston, of Sacramento, CA, now 75, told a friend in gruesome detail about killing a young British couple, Peta Frampton and Christopher Farmer, in 1978, court records reveal, He is now charged with the murders of the couple in international waters in the Caribbean. Boston (right) was arrested after a cold case review into his former wife's murder in 1968. It led to his arrest at a convalescent home in Paradise, California. Now DailyMail.com has seen testimony from his friend Bryan Logsdon (inset) and his sons Russell and Vince (left, foreground) who described Farmer and his partner's death. The friend said Boston boasted of the brutality of it just a decade ago - but all three said they were too scared of him and his contacts to tell police at the time.
Trump teases tech titans: 'Right now everybody in this room has to like me - at least a little bit'. Praises Silicon Valley's billionaires as 'amazing' - then takes credit for their stock prices soaring
Donald Trump and Silicon Valley executives broke bread today after a contentious presidential campaign, agreeing to a meeting with the president-elect in his Manhattan Tower. The biggest names in attendance were Apple's Tim Cook - who publicly supported Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton - and Tesla founder Elon Musk, who would meet Trump separately after the round table.
Row erupts on This Morning sofas as Melinda Messenger is accused of scare-mongering over her decision NOT to give her teenage daughter the HPV vaccine
Dr Chris Steele (top and bottom right) slammed Melinda Messenger (main) on This Morning on Wednesday as she revealed why she won't be giving her daughter Evie (left), 13, the HPV vaccine. TV presenter and former glamour model Melinda said she is concerned about the link between the vaccine and chronic illness. But furious Dr Chris said: 'What upsets me, Melinda, is that you've done this in the public domain. You could have done this privately. This will affect people.' Other viewers were concerned about her decision and tweeted their frustration.
The hairy look's grown on us: Eight of the world's 10 sexiest men have beards - but do Jamie Dornan and Aidan Turner actually look better clean shaven?
It's the latest hipster fad that forecasters predicted would be killed off in 2016. But it looks like beards are here to stay for a bit longer after eight of the world's '10 sexiest men' had facial hair. Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan (far left) finished top of Glamour magazine's poll ahead of Poldark star Aidan Turner (second right), Twilight's Robert Pattinson (far right) and Scottish heart-throb James McAvoy (second left), with every man sporting a beard this year. But do they really look better with facial hair, or are they actually more attractive clean shaven?
Inches from tragedy: Dangerous Porsche driver cuts up furious motorists as he races through rush hour traffic in Liverpool
Shocking dashcam footage has caught a dangerous Porsche driver cutting up furious motorists as he raced through rush hour traffic in Liverpool. The clip starts with the female driver who was filming cruising in the right hand lane around a long corner. There is a large gap in front and a car to the left which she was slowly gaining on.
The incredible thousand-year-old UNDERGROUND 18-storey city that could house 20,000 people and was discovered by chance when a man was doing DIY on his house in Turkey
Photos of the ancient city of Derinkuyu (pictured) reveal how 20,000 people - including livestock and entire food supplies - could have lived 18 storeys beneath the earth. Thought to have been created during the Byzantine era in 780-1180AD, the network of kitchens, stables, churches, tombs, wells, communal rooms and schools was most likely used as a massive bunker to protect inhabitants from wars or natural disasters.
Touching moment twins conjoined at the sternum see each other as they are reunited for the first time after risky separation surgery
They spent two-and-a-half years glued to one another, conjoined at the sternum. But over time, life was becoming an insurmountable struggle for Eva and Erika Sandoval. The girls, from Antelope, California - who shared a digestive system, a uterus, a liver, a bladder, a pelvis, and a third leg with a seven-toed foot - suffered countless infections, and Erika was becoming dangerously weak. Last Tuesday, in one of the riskiest separation operations ever performed, the twin girls were successfully separated. And on Monday afternoon, six days after their 18-hour operation, the pair were reunited for the first time. A touching video released by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford on Wednesday shows the girls' parents carefully carrying one over to the other, while nurses lift the numerous wires and cords with them. Finally lying on a bed together, they silently stare at each other. It was a staggering moment of triumph for the entire family after years of fears over the risks surrounding their procedure.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi and her fiancé have moved to Oregon to open a marijuana farm after her mom gave her a loan for a 'fresh start'
Chloe and her fiancé James Driskill are building a cannabis farm in Oregon, where recreational marijuana is legal. The business is believed to be in the early stages, but fitness trainer James and model Chloe have already moved from their small Stoner Avenue apartment in Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, and are devoting most of their time to their new business. To help them set up a new life in the state Chloe's mom, Australian actress Newton-John, has stumped up a 'loan'. A rep for the Grease star confirmed she has 'loaned her daughter money' so Chloe, 30, could have 'a fresh start when she moved to Oregon'. But the rep insisted the money was to buy land to build a home on, not to contribute to their weed business. News of Chloe's weed farm comes soon after California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to approve the use of recreational marijuana.
Santa's little helpers! Monaco's royal twins Jacques and Gabriella join their parents in giving Christmas gifts to children at the palace
Royal twins Jacques and Gabriella, two, have joined their parents Prince Albert, 58, and Princess Charlene, 38, (left) to give out Christmas gifts to children at Monaco's royal palace for the first time. Charlene looked appropriately festive in a cheery red coat and silver shoes, while her husband added a touch of Christmas cheer with a Santa Claus tie. Prince Jacque (right) was wrapped up warm in a navy anorak as he made his way to the annual event with his parents.
Woman, 24, is the first in the world to give birth after having her ovarian tissue frozen before she hit puberty
Moaza Al Matrooshi (pictured with her newborn child), 24, from London, had her ovary tissue removed before she underwent chemotherapy to battle a blood disorder she was born with, which is known to damage the organs. Surgeons defrosted the tissue last year and began to transplant it back into her body, which restored her fertility (inset). And after undergoing successful IVF treatment, her son was delivered at the Portland Hospital yesterday.
Shocking bodycam video shows car theft suspect shooting two US cops with a hidden gun after being asked repeatedly to take his hands out his pockets
Khari Gordon, 22, was arrested on Monday night after shooting Captain Michael Schulman (top right) and Jeffrey Martin (bottom right) in the parking lot of Zaxby's restaurant in Lavonia, Georgia. The pair pulled him over after receiving reports the car he was driving had been stolen. Captain Schulman, 50, was heard on the video asking the suspect repeatedly to remove his hands from his pockets. Gordon shot him in the armpit, puncturing one of his lungs, before turning to shoot Martin.
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Back to the Future's original dark twist is revealed: Newly unearthed storyboards show the film was set to end with a nuclear bomb blast but it was too expensive to shoot
The original ending to Back to the Future has been revealed after secret storyboards from the classic film were unearthed. The 113 drawings depict the unfilmed ending, in which Michael J Fox's character Marty McFly travels back to the future using the power of a nuclear test conducted by the US Army. The full set of storyboards offers a unique insight into the film's early vision, including the look of the DeLorean Time Machine, Marty's Radiation Suit, and his scientist sidekick, Doc Brown.
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Is THIS the perfect body? Men and women pick out their ideal attributes (including Gigi Hadid's eyebrows and Gareth Bale's legs)
Men and women were asked to picked out the stars with the most desirable body parts, with Hollywood hunks including George Clooney and Chris Hemsworth scoring highly. Pictured: Women opted for Gigi Hadid's eyebrows, Jennifer Aniston's hair and Chrissy Teigen's legs while men cited Chris Pratt's nose, George Clooney's teeth and Gareth Bale's legs.
Let him entertain her! Grandmother, 67, goes wild at her first Robbie Williams gig (and busts some incredible moves!)
Wherever he goes, Robbie Williams attracts a gaggle of screaming fans. But none was more excited to meet her hero than 67-year-old Pat from Manchester. Her grandson had booked her tickets as a surprise and filmed her reaction when Robbie walked on stage. Pat couldn't contain herself as she frantically clapped her hands.