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Breaking News - Rare 2p coins being sold on ebay for up to £14k but do you have one?
 
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A rare two pence coin has gone on sale on eBay UK for £14,000, and already has 80 people watching it.The coin is one of a handful which has gone on sale on the website in recent weeks, with an asking price of thousands, as those lucky enough to have one of the rare coins seek to cash in.Produced between 1971 and 1981, the coins features the words 'new pence', which was used on all of the two pennies pieces until 'two pence' was introduced in 1982.One coin, dated from the initial release date in 1971, is currently on the site for £14,000, and is described as 'extremely rare'.There are five similar coins up for sale on the site, including on with a 'buy it now' price of £4,958.47The coin, also printed in 1971, has 11 watchers and is located in the UK, as are all the others.One coin, featuring a slightly turned up edge, is dated 1979 and is on at £1500, while the cheapest offering is a 1980 coin for £680.Why do coins from the '70s say 'new pence'?  The word 'new' was incorporated into the design for 1/2p, 1p and 2p coins in 1971 to avoid confusion with the old coinage. The United Kingdom 2p coin was introduced on 15 February 1971 with the creation of a new decimal currency system. The other two coins issued at this time were the 1/2p and 1p coins.  To avoid confusion between the old and new coinage all three coins had the word 'NEW' incorporated into the reverse design. This was subsequently removed in 1982,' the website says of the distinctive make of coins.Earlier this week, a report signalled that 60 per cent of coppers are only used once, with people even throwing their small change away rather than having it weigh down their wallets.Treasury documents published alongside the Chancellor's Spring Statement yesterday raised questions about the future of the coins, pointing out they are increasingly 'falling out of circulation'.However a spokesman for the Prime Minister said on Wednesday: 'There are no proposals to scrap 1p or 2p coins in the consultation that HMT issued yesterday.'The call for evidence is simply intended to enable the Government to better understand the role of cash and digital payments in the new economy.'One thing HMT were seeking views on was whether the current denominational mix of coins meets the public's needs, and from the early reaction it looks as if it does.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5504579/Rare-2p-coins-sold-ebay-14k-one.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Sweden's Princess Madeleine gives birth to a baby girl
 
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Princess Madeleine of Sweden has given birth to her third child as Europe's royal baby boom continues - the third new arrival in two weeks.The royal, 35, and her American husband Chris O'Neill welcomed a baby girl, weighing 3.4kg, in the early hours of this morning at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm.In a statement, the Swedish Royal Court described the newborn as 'a healthy child' and said that 'mother and baby are doing well'.'We are delighted with the new addition to our family,' Chris, 43, said in a statement.'Leonore and Nicolas have their long-awaited sibling. They can't wait to meet their new baby sister.'The new baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, is a sibling for Princess Leonore, four, and Prince Nicolas, two, and is the latest in a spate of royal births.The stepson of Princess Caroline of Monaco and his Russian fashion designer wife Ekaterina Malysheva welcomed their first child, a baby daughter Elisabeth, at the Henriettenstifts hospital in Hanover on 22nd February.And last week Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Serbia welcomed their first son, Prince Stefan.Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge is looking forward to the birth of her third child, expected to arrive in late April.Princess Madeleine met her husband after fleeing to the US in 2010 with a broken heart.She crossed the Atlantic following the breakdown of her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom amid speculation that he had cheated on her.Madeleine became known as Sweden's party princess during her early 20s, when she was frequently spotted at Stockholm's high-end nightclubs.Countless column inches were also devoted to Madeleine's stylish wardrobe and glamorous lifestyle, but she now focuses on royal duties and raising her children. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5482973/Swedens-Princess-Madeleine-gives-birth-baby-girl.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Denmark's Queen Magrethe is seen a month after husband's funeral
 
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Just a few short weeks ago, she wept openly as she said goodbye to her husband, Prince Henrik, at his funeral.But today Denmark's Queen Margrethe drew on the stoicism that comes with decades on the throne to get back to the daily business of royal engagements - with her daughter-in-law close to her side.Crown Princess Mary, who is married to the Queen's oldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, was there to provide support as the monarch arrived at the Greve Museum, where she smiled as she was presented with a pretty bunch of flowers by a young well-wisher.On February 20, thousands of Danes lined the streets of Copenhagen for the funeral of Prince Henrik, who died in his sleep at Fredensborg Castle at the age of 83.The Queen and her daughter-in-law, 46, who was chic in a monochrome outfit, were attending an anniversary celebration at the Greve Museum, which is south of Copenhagen.The monarch was seen smiling as she greeted members of the public outside the museum, and again inside as she and Mary sat next to one another at a presentation.The occasion came after what has been a testing period for the Queen, who could not conceal her grief at her husband's emotional funeral service.Prince Henrik had previously stunned Danes when he broke a 459-year-old tradition by announcing his choice not to be buried in the tomb that had been prepared for himself and his wife.Shortly afterwards the palace issued a statement to confirm that he was struggling with dementia.Prince Henrik's death sparked rumours that the 77-year-old Queen will abdicate the Danish throne, allowing her heir, Crown Prince Frederik, to reign.Should Frederik, 49, succeed, Crown Princess Mary, the mother of their four children - Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine - will automatically become Queen of Denmark. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5523531/Denmarks-Queen-Magrethe-seen-month-husbands-funeral.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Women notice something strange about hen party photos
 
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A group of women celebrating a hen do were left spooked after noticing something very creepy in their photographs from the event.The women, who spent the weekend at a hen party in Scotland on an isolated estate, set their digital camera to a timer to take a burst of photographs and two snaps taken just seconds apart revealed something very spooky.In one photograph the women can be seen posing and in the second, where they can be seen throwing their hands in the air, a small boy can be seen crouching in the background.The group were so shocked by the images that they googled the property and discovered a story about a young boy who lived there years ago and slept-walked into the lake and drown.Indeed, in 1994, a BBC series called The Blue Boy was filmed in the same location with a storyline based around the young boy.British screenwriter Paul Murton, who shot the show starring Emma Thompson, told The Herald at the time: 'I was talking to the hotelier about it and he mentioned the Blue Boy.'This, he said, was a young child who had been on holiday with his parents in the hotel and he had been sleepwalking during the night. He had strayed outside, fallen into the loch, and drowned. When they found his body it was blue with the cold.'Hotel staff had noticed that things like cutlery and plates were often out of place for no apparent reason.'Perhaps more sinister than that was the fact that they sometimes found wet footprints upstairs in the corridor.'The hen party photo, which was taken last summer, has been sweeping Twitter and Reddit, where baffled viewers have been sharing possible explanations for the creepy presence. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5283093/Women-notice-strange-hen-party-photos.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Lidl unveils £3.49 anti-ageing cream to rival La Prairie
 
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If you want youthful skin but can't afford to splurge on expensive lotions and potions, Lidl's latest skincare range might be just the ticket.The budget retailer has unveiled a selection of cellular creams under its Cien beauty brand for just £3.49.The lotions are touted as budget versions of La Prairie's £494 cellular radiance creams and use a similar anti-ageing ingredient to the one found in its luxury counterpart.The range, which goes on sale on January 25, features a day cream, night cream, eye mousse and a serum.The supermarket decided to launch the purse-friendly range on the back of research showing that in the UK, over £9 billion per year is spent on beauty products that promise to improve and transform.For the beauty bargain hunter who is looking for a steal, Lidl’s entire four-piece range can be bought for under £15, making it more than £400 cheaper than one pot of a designer cellular cream.So what's so special about it? The creams, which also have SPF 15, contain an ingredient called myramaze, which apparently deeply moisturises the skin and supports the natural skin cell regeneration process to help prevent wrinkles and lines.The launch of the new skincare range comes after Lidl was branded the 'fastest growing supermarket' in the UK, after seeing sales rocket 16 per cent over the crucial Christmas period.The German-based supermarket group, which does not publish industry-standard like-for-like sales figures, said the week before Christmas was its strongest ever sales period.Lidl sold 600 tonnes of sprouts, 17 million mince pies and and over 800,000 litres of champagne and procsecco over the period. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5287731/Lidl-unveils-3-49-anti-ageing-cream-rival-La-Prairie.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Elizabeth Shoesmith signs lyrics of song for deaf husband
 
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Every couple wants a wedding day to remember.And so bride Elizabeth Shoesmith wanted to bring the meaning of her love to life by signing the lyrics of a song for her deaf husband Scott, 38.The couple, from Sydney, tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony on Saturday in front of 45 guests.As she stood at the opposite end of the aisle, the 41-year-old woman started signing the words to the love song 1000 Years by Christina Perri.Standing at the alter, the groom was brought to tears as his beautiful bride surprised him with the touching gesture.'He has never heard the words to a song before so I wanted to translate this for him,' Mrs Shoesmith told Daily Mail Australia.'It was also the best form of communication, I knew it'd be really special to him.'The mother, who has a 16-year-old son, said she taught herself to sign the lyrics over the months leading up to their wedding day.'I didn't know any sign language before we met,' she said.'Before I went in, I was freaking out - not only did I want to get it right but I knew he had friends there who were also deaf, so they would know exactly what I'm saying or not be able to say.'I really wanted to get it right, so there was this extra level of stress walking in.'For three months, she began scouring the internet to teach herself Auslan [Australian Sign Language].'I only knew the Auslan alphabet when I was seven years old. So I taught myself sign language by using the internet, off apps and videos.'Every time I practiced the song, I was getting it wrong.'And on the day of their wedding, Mrs Shoesmith's teenage son walked her into the ceremony where her groom waited for her at the alter.'Scott was confused because my son left me at the end of the aisle,' she recalled.'But as soon as I locked eyes with Scott, I was signing to him like we were the only ones in the room.'I got lucky on the day, I didn't make any mistakes. Everything just came naturally from my heart, and not my head.'As she serenaded her husband in sign language, Scott was overcome with emotions as tears uncontrollably rolled down his cheeks.And there was not a dry eye in the room.'He cried his eyes out the whole time,' she said.'I'm not a happy crier. If I broke down too, we would have been a bundle of mess. When I walked down the aisle, I gave him a kiss to reassure him everything was okay.'Apparently the rest of the guests did too, but I was signing to him like no one else was in the room, so I didn't see.'Reminiscing about her intimate day, Mrs Shoesmith said: 'It was the best day ever.'After sharing the video of Mrs Shoesmith signing the song at her wedding, the post has since attracted more than 700,000 views.The couple - who were together for 18 months before getting engaged - met on popular dating app Tinder two years ago.'I didn't know he was deaf,' she said about the first moment they 'swiped right' on each other.'I did some research on him before our date, like any woman would and found out he was playing for the Australian De AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5338201/Elizabeth-Shoesmith-signs-lyrics-song-deaf-husband.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Twitter users swoon over Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
 
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A pair of Canadian figure skaters have captivated Olympics viewers with their incredible chemistry, and now have scores of people rooting for them to become a couple.Tessa Virtue, 28, and Scott Moir, 30, have melted the hearts of many Olympics viewers with their sexy, romantic routines, including a sultry Moulin-Rouge-themed performance that helped them win the ice dance gold in PyeongChang.Together, Scott and Tessa have become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympics history, and the exact nature of their relationship is now a subject of passionate discussion on Twitter.The athletes have been skating together since they were children, and have so far maintained their relationship is platonic.Some Twitter users, however, are having none of it, and are delighting in posting photos and gifs of the duo to reflect their obvious chemistry.'#VirtueMoir just skated,' one Twitter user wrote, referring to the couple by its own dedicated hashtag. 'Winter Olympics are over. They melted all of the ice. Everyone is pregnant. We're all Canadian now.''Honestly, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have more chemistry in any single moment of a four-minute performance than exists in the ENTIRE "Fifty Shades" trilogy,' someone else added.Another person begged the couple: 'JUST SAY YOU’RE IN LOVE ALREADY' while one drew their own conclusions, writing: 'I DON'T CARE WHAT MEDAL THEY WIN ANYMORE. THEY'RE IN LOVE.'A lot of the reactions came after Scott and Tessa performed their Moulin Rouge routine, which they considered toning down for fear it would be too sexy for the judges.One move in particular, which saw Tessa sitting on Scott's shoulders while facing him, was almost removed, but the duo chose to keep it in the end.Leslie Jones swooned over the duo while commentating one of their routines with Adam Rippon on Tuesday, asking: 'Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?''Are they dating? Yes, they're dating. There's no way you can do that together and not date,' Leslie added in the segment. 'They've kissed each other at least once.'Scott and Tessa were in fact childhood sweethearts, their former coach Paul MacIntosh told The Canadian Press earlier this month, likely to the delight of those rooting for the pair to become a couple.Paul recounted how Scott, then nine, and Tessa, then seven, would claim they were dating but remained so shy they almost didn't speak to or look at each other.'The whole world would like them to date. But they were "dating" at age nine and seven, and I think Scotty broke it off,' the former coach added. 'And he would say that's 19 or 20 years of regret.'Hoda Kotb did ask the duo about their romantic 'situation' in an interview with the Today show, praising the couple's 'undeniable' chemistry.'Well that's such a compliment that you feel that when you watch us skate,' Tessa said. 'We absolutely love performing together. We love storytelling.'Scott also said the public's reaction is the sign of a job well done, adding: 'I guess, mission a AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5419601/Twitter-users-swoon-Tessa-Virtue-Scott-Moir.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Maye Musk opens up about life as a single mother
 
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Maye Musk has become an inspirational figure for many—beginning with her three children, who have all learned from the tireless work ethic she displayed while raising them as a single mother.The model and dietitian, 69, penned an essay for Moneyish to mark International Women's Day explaining how she taught Elon, now 46, Kimbal, 45, and Tosca, 43, how to pursue the projects they took to heart.She looked back on the years that followed her divorce in 1979, when she struggled to make ends meet and was solely responsible for making sure her family had a home and enough to eat.'When I got divorced, I knew I needed to step it up, so I taught nutrition at a college, modeled and built my dietitian practice all over Canada. Sundays were for groceries and laundry,' Maye recounted.'That meant I had no social life. I couldn't even go on a date because I was afraid we'd have to split the bill and then I couldn't feed my kids.'She and her children's father, Errol, married in 1970 and split nine years later.As a single mother, Maye learned how to juggle her different jobs while ensuring her children were cared for.'Sometimes I would have a runway show and they would read in the front row!' she wrote. 'I would have a nanny look after them while I worked at home running my dietitian practice.'While Maye admitted the financial pressure was 'frightening', she said she never felt sorry for herself because she kept 'moving ahead'.In 1995, when Elon and Kimbal started their business Zip2, an online software company, Maye supported their project even though she didn't have much money.'When the kids were growing up, they learned to be independent. I told them as long as you're doing something good, it's worth pursuing,' she said.'That's why I invested in them in the first place and gave them as much as I could for their first company, Zip2. I paid for the printing office stuff and got them food and furniture. I didn't have a big profit from my nutrition practice, but I would fly to Palo Alto every six weeks to discuss the business plan.'We were completely exhausted.  My kids were used to this because they have seen me work all my life.'Eventually, Zip2 received funding, at which point Maye took her children out for dinner and told them this would be the last time she would pick up the check.Elon and Kimbal sold Zip2 for $307 million. Kimbal pocketed $15 million while Elon walked away with $22 million.'At my 50th birthday party, they gave me a little wooden house. Soon after, they told me to buy a house and a car. Now, of course, I have a Tesla,' Maye added.Elon's new worth is now estimated at $20.6 billion.Maye previously looked back on her incredible career during a chat with Daily Mail TV host Jesse Palmer last year, telling him how she earned two Master's Degrees and worked in the dietetics field while pursuing modeling part-time.Lately, Maye's modeling career has boomed, and the mother of three and grandmother of 10, whose children include Tesla billionaire Elon Mu AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5479289/Maye-Musk-opens-life-single-mother.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - The diet behind Crown Princess Mary's beach figure
 
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The cameras have mostly been tucked away during the Danish Royal Family's Australian holiday.But it was one low-key trip to Palm Beach last week that got the country talking as Princess Mary showed off her incredible figure.And now a source has claimed that the 45-year-old Crown Princess is feeling better than ever after starting the Ketogenic diet.'This is really working for Mary. She might have four kids, but she's in the best shape of her life despite being a really busy, time-poor mum,' the source told New Idea.Princess Mary has allegedly joined a slew of celebrity keto fans, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian, who swear by the low carbohydrate, high fat programme.While a standard diet is made up of 30 to 50 per cent carbohydrates, a Ketogenic diet consists of only five to 20 per cent.Fat thus becomes the body's main source of energy, causing it to shift into 'ketosis' - which is when fat is broken down into ketones to fuel the muscles and the brain.This results in enhanced fat burning in the body and relatively quick weight loss.Princess Mary's new Ketogenic diet includes regular portions of nuts, salmon, and greens, a source told the magazine.While the Princess has always been incredibly active, sources claim she had recently been feeling 'sluggish'.'As a result of taking on more Royal duties – with Prince Henrik stepping down from palace duty given his poor health – and running around after four kids, Mary started eating erratically and felt she needed to get her diet back in order,' they added.But, the source claims, Princess Mary has since found incredible results from the Ketogenic diet.'Mary is really committed to being in the best shape she can be - no matter her age,' they said.That was apparent when Princess Mary was spotted with husband Prince Frederik and their four children at Sydney's Palm Beach last weekend.The Danish royals were among the only people enjoying the beach, where they were spotted playing football, riding body boards, and catching some waves.While Princess Mary did emerge from the water with a nasty cut to her elbow at one point, nothing could dampen the family's spirits - and Prince Frederik was straight to the rescue, applying a band-aid.For the active day, Princess Mary sported a flattering, black, sports-inspired swimsuit featuring a cut-out back with mesh detailing at the front and back.She topped the look with designer black sunglasses and later added her husband's baseball cap.During their few hours on the beach, the couple's children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine enjoyed body boarding and swimming.The twins also enjoyed kicking around a beach football on the sand, before the family later retired to a nearby cafe for lunch.Princess Mary, who was born in Australia, and her husband arrived with their four children ahead of a planned holiday with Mary's family earlier this month.They spent the Christmas holiday in Princess Mary's hometown in Hobart, and h AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5216983/The-diet-Crown-Princess-Marys-beach-figure.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Caroline of Monaco enjoys a day in London with son Andreas and pregnant gir
 
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It looks as though Princess Caroline of Hanover could be set to become a grandmother for the fifth and sixth time- all within a matter of months.In March her daughter-in-law Beatrice Borromeo, 31, was seen displaying a blooming belly in a figure-hugging gown as she joined husband Pierre Casiraghi, 30, at Monaco's Rose Ball.And on Tuesday Tatiana Santo Domingo, who is married to Caroline's other son Andrea Casiraghi, was seen displaying what appeared to be a bump as the trio enjoyed a shopping excursion in London.Dressed in comfortable black trainers and coordinating trousers, Tatiana opted for an oversized polka dot blouse which covered her stomach.Tatiana injected a further touch of colour with a leopard print scarf and a paisley  coat as she was seen browsing the shops with Caroline.Meanwhile Caroline opted for chic white trousers and trainers, shielding herself against the rain in a nude mac and beige jumper.Her son Andrea, who at one point was seen visiting the pub while the ladies continued to shop, cut a casual figure in white jeans and a green jumper.The pair are also parents to five-year-old son Alexandre Andrea Stefano Casiraghi and two-year-old daughter India Casiraghi.Reports first started circulating in the French press in November that the pair could be expecting their first child.Femail has contacted their representatives for comment.Ahead of her daughter's birth in 2015, Tatiana opened up in a rare interview about motherhood.Speaking to website Nine In The Mirror : 'There's so much [that has changed] that I don't even know where to start, I guess I don't put myself first any more.'You feel so complete,' before she added: 'There's definitely none of that anxiety you have the first time around, but I am a lot more tired,' blaming it on 'running around after the first one.'Andrea met Tatiana, 30, at boarding school in Fontainebleau, France. After seven years of dating, they announced that they were engaged and expecting their first child together.The couple married in August 2013, five months after they welcomed baby Sasha into the family.They then hosted a second celebration in Gstaad, Switzerland on February 1, where they exchanged their vows in a candlelit Roman Catholic service.In addition to their son, the ceremony was attended by a number of their close family and friends, including Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and the groom's siblings, Pierre, Charlotte and Alexandra.Tatiana, who co-founded ethical fashion range Muzungu Sisters in 2011, was born to a Colombian father and Brazilian mother, while her grandfather, Bavarian brewery owner Julio Mario Santo Domingo was cited as the second richest man in Colombia as of 2011.After he died in 2011, Domingo's vast $8 billion fortune was split six ways between his children and grandchildren; leaving Tatiana and her New York-based DJ brother, Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, an equal share of $2 billion.Andrea, the oldest grandchild of the late Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, grew up AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5574463/Princess-Caroline-Monaco-enjoys-day-London-son-Andreas-pregnant-girlfriend.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - Mary Berry 'downsizes' her home to one costing £2.6million
 
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Whilst often a necessity, downsizing in old age is never much fun.But, aged 82, Mary Berry has ensured she does it in style - moving into a Grade II-listed house that is ‘closer to Waitrose’.The former Great British Bake Off judge is selling her stunning 18th century, six-bedroom Buckinghamshire mansion - her family home for the past 29 years - for £4 million, the Mail can reveal.However, Miss Berry will not be slumming it in her new property - but she will need to buy a new Aga.The sprawling four bedroom property in Henley comes complete with a separate cottage, double garage with gym, tennis court and an indoor pool boasting a swim-up bar and giant palm tree mural.Costing £2.6 million - £400,000 less than the original asking price - the move also ensures the star and her husband of 51 years, Paul Hunnings, will be able to enjoy their twilight years in comfort.Crucially, however, the new pad boasts one other essential feature: it is a mere eight minutes from the nearest Waitrose.Last night a source said: ‘She is really excited about being closer to a Waitrose, and has already worked out she is only an eight-minute walk away.‘They have got builders in at the moment and are having lots of work done, and are hoping to move in around Christmas.’Fittingly, the star recently launched her inaugural range of luxury puddings in Waitrose, and can also stock up on her eponymous range of chutneys and dressings there too.Those looking for an explanation for the decision to downsize might look to Miss Berry’s latest book, in which she describes herself as an ‘ancient old granny’.However, the much-loved star - who has written over 80 cookbooks and sold nearly seven million tomes – is showing no sign of slowing down just yet.In addition to working on several TV shows, she is keeping herself busy with plans for the house.Indeed, she has already had extensive renovation work approved by the local council, including adding on extensions and making alterations to the greenhouse.Planning documents show that the existing conservatory will be transformed into an orangery, Miss Berry’s assistant Lucy Young will be given her own office near the kitchen, and the one-bedroom cottage next to the house will be changed into a self-contained, two-bedroom annexe.But perhaps the most important change is to the kitchen, with internal walls being knocked down and an extension built to the side of it to give Miss Berry more space for television shows and the potential for home teaching.Along with her love of baking, Miss Berry is also a keen gardener, giving a tour of her garden on the BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show coverage this year and previously opening it to the public.And, whilst she will have to make do with just one acre in her new house - rather than the 4.3-acre ‘perfect English country garden scene’ she is used to - she has already enlisted the help of an award-winning garden designer.Bunny Guinness’s plans for the garden include a circular bench around a tree, raised beds, ‘easy fruit trees’ and a bespoke greenhouse.Although Miss Berry and her 85-year-old husband are well under way with making their new house a home, and residents of Henley are buzzing about the move, they are sure to miss their present residence.Indeed, estate agent pictures for the property show it in its full resplendence.The Queen Anne-style farmhouse boasts over four acres of stunning, landscaped gardens overlooking meadowlands and a duck pond, and also has a separate two-bedroom cottage, a former brewery house, wine cellars and a secondary ‘preparation kitchen’ - perfect for any professional cake maker.The main, completely renovated kitchen also has a walk-in fridge and Aga - something the new house, sadly, is lacking.The Grade II-listed mansion is described by agents as being an ‘intriguing period family home with wonderful historical features’, with an ‘English country garden’ billed as a ‘sheer delight... and a weeping willow setting the scene’. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4956768/Mary-Berry-downsizes-home-one-costing-2-6million.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Mary returning to Tasmania for the holidays
 
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Princess Mary will be coming home for Christmas with her Danish royal family.The Australian-born princess and her husband Prince Frederik will embark on a trip to her hometown of Tasmania with their children, the Danish royal family confirmed.'The Crown Prince couple travel together with their four children, TRH Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, to Australia and celebrate Christmas with the family of HRH The Crown Princess,' a statement read.It will be the first Tassie trip for the Danish royal family since 2011.Princess Mary visited Australia with her family in 2015, as well as with Prince Frederik in 2013, but did not travel to Tasmania on either trip.The royal family's previous vacation in Australia garnered numerous headlines as they visited the likes of Perth, the Gold Coast, and Byron Bay.Princess Mary and her family first stopped in Perth to spend quality time with her brother John Donaldson.Donaldson took them to various tourist spots in the Western Australian countryside on a road trip through the rugged Great South.The royal family then hit the beaches of the Gold Coast, making headlines when Prince Christian, who was 10 years old at the time, was swept off his feet by a strong current.Princess Mary's eldest son, who is the heir to the Danish throne, was carried into a dangerous surf before a lifeguard paddled out and brought him to shore.Nick Malcolm, the lifeguard on duty, said at the time that the prince didn't panic and was a 'really good swimmer'.'It was just a standard rescue - doesn't matter that he's royal,' Malcolm told local papers.Following the brief scare the royal family relaxed in Byron Bay for Christmas, where they were joined by a gaggle of Princess Mary's closest friends.The Crown Princess was spotted enjoying everything from the Crystal Castles to surfing the waves as she celebrated her sister Jane Stephens' 50th birthday.There has been mounting speculation that Princess Mary would visit Australia this year, although it remains to be seen if they will stay with her family.Although the royals have stayed at a family holiday house on the East Coast in the past, they opted for a luxury West Hobart rental home during their last visit to Tasmania, according to The Mercury.Before the holiday festivities can begin it will be business as usual for the busy princess, who was seen with international tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday.Princess Mary and Wozniacki, who is ranked third in the world, were joined by 22 foster children for Children's Aid Day.The pair previously linked up for the event - which is held in support of youth who live with foster families - in 2015.And Princess Mary looked just as happy to be there on Thursday, smiling and cheering on Wozniacki as she demonstrated her tennis prowess.While Wozniacki kept it casual in activewear for the occasion, Princess Mary's outfit was chic as ever.The Crown Princess sported a navy blue suit paired with wedge booties and br AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5134401/Princess-Mary-returning-Tasmania-holidays.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Cardi B's Grammys 2018 stiletto-shaped manicure
 
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Rapper Cardi B wowed the crowd at Sunday's 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City with her on-stage performance of Finesse with Bruno Mars - and her red-carpet style.The 25-year-old Bodak Yellow singer showed up at Madison Square Garden in a dramatic, white structural dress by designer Ashi, that reportedly took 150 hours to make.It was Cardi's sparkling nails, though, that made us stop and rewind the show to get a better glimpse.The long, white Swarovski crystal-studded acrylic talons were created by manicurist Jenny Bui of Nails on 7th in the Bronx, where Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is from.Jenny has been doing Cardi's nails for more than five years - since the Grammy nominee was still performing as a stripper.A study of the former Love and Hip Hop star's Instagram reveals that she visits Jenny religiously at least once a month and refuses to let anyone else near her nails.Every few weeks, Cardi, who is engaged to fellow rapper Offset, posts a picture or video of her light-reflecting nails tagging her nail technician and oftentimes writes captions like, 'I only do my nails with Jenny from Bronx'.For Cardi's Grammy nails, Jenny used products from her own line, Jenny's Secret, to keep the crystals and tiny rose gold pearls in place. If the singer doesn't want to change things up before, the manicure should last about a month.Of the pair's myriad of nail collaborations, the latest is shockingly one of the more simple.Jenny told Vogue.com that Cardi requested 'not too much bling' so her nails wouldn't compete with her dress.If Sunday's nails, which reportedly still took more than two hours to do, were considered less intricate than usual, what do some of Jenny's more over-the-top creations look like?Check out some of her looks with the biggest bling below:Cardi's love for Jenny is clearly reciprocated.Jenny told Billboard: 'My ringtone is Bodak Yellow' and I play all of her music in the salon. Sometimes the customers will say they hear Cardi's song enough on the radio, and then they hear it in my salon, but I tell them that I don't care, I'm still playing it. My girl supports me, and I have to support her back! She doesn't even treat me like her nail tech; she treats me like her family.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5331297/Cardi-Bs-Grammy-2018-Manicure.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Woman is unrecognisable after undergoing skin removal operation
 
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A woman has unveiled the dramatic results of her skin removal operation - following a staggering 360 lbs (25 stone 10 lbs) weight loss.Melanie, 29, from Dallas, Texas, was left with rolls of unsightly skin after undergoing two bariatric surgeries over the course of five years, which took her weight down to 175 lbs (12 stone 7 lbs).Revealing her plight on TLC show Skin Tight this week, Melanie said she dreamed of being a 'normal' 29-year-old after confessing she had to wear two body shapers at once to hide her excess skin.She admitted: 'Dating is really hard,' and told how one man had cruelly cancelled a first date after touching the skin on her arm.But after finally finding love, her new boyfriend joined her family in congratulating her on her dramatic new look.Melanie was approved for skin removal surgery by Dr Younan Nozaradan, with it being planned over three different procedures.For the first surgery, Melanie underwent a 360 degree abdominoplasty although there were some complications when she arrived at the hospital and revealed she had eaten breakfast that morning.This meant she had to have her stomach pumped before she could get on the operating table.But she had the surgery and lost a whopping 14 lbs (1 stone) of excess skin.She was delighted with the results and showed them off to her family and new boyfriend.However she postponed the following two surgeries to deal with some personal issues including finding a new apartment after her relationship broke down with her friend and roommate who couldn't deal with her new body and confidence. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5581267/Woman-unrecognisable-undergoing-skin-removal-operation.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Engelbert Humperdinck answers our most probing questions
 
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We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s singing legend Engelbert HumperdinckThe prized possession you value above all others… My voice. It’s a gift that’s enabled me to provide for my family and see places I’d only dreamed of.The temptation you wish you could resist… Worrying. It creates bad energy – but it helps me get things done.The book that holds an everlasting resonance… My This Is Your Life book presented to me by Michael Aspel in 1988. It’s like a movie of my life.The priority activity if you were the Invisible Man for a day… I’d watch talents like Adele and Bruno Mars working their gifts in the recording studio.The biggest regret you wish you could amend… I wish I’d kept a diary so I could read about the little joys that were overshadowed by the neon lights. And if I’d recorded my mistakes I’d have learned my lessons faster.The film you can watch time and time again… Caddyshack with Chevy Chase from 1980. We played it on the tour bus for years and knew it so well my band and I would turn the sound down and say the lines with impressions of the characters. We’d always crack up laughing.The unfulfilled ambition that continues to haunt you… To play James Bond! I’m a thespian of song, so there hasn’t been time to act.The treasured item you lost and wish you could have again… Conversation with my wife Patricia. She’s got Alzheimer’s and can no longer talk. We’ve been married since 1964 and I miss her voice more than anything.The unlikely interest that engages your curiosity… Meditation intrigues me. I wish I could do it, but my brain is too overloaded to switch off.The figure from history for whom you’d most like to buy a pie and a pint… Nostradamus. His predictions were astounding, so I’d ask how he did it and what else he foresees.The pet hate that makes your hackles rise... Incompetence, especially if someone isn’t living up to their potential.The person who has influenced you most… Winston Churchill. He was a great leader at a most desperate time, and his speeches have helped me find the resolve to keep trying.The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child… Never give up and never stop learning. Living life is better than any video game.The unending quest that drives you on… Paying God back for a blessed life and the gift of my voice. I thank him for making me as strong as an ox. I’m proud to still sing for my supper and I never finish a day without a prayer.The misapprehension about yourself you wish you could erase… That I’m just a singer. I’ve created countless musical arrangements. I’m also sometimes mistaken for an Engelbert impersonator!The event that altered the course of your life and character… When I got a last-minute slot on Sunday Night At The London Palladium in 1967. I sang Release Me, which went to No. 1 and kept The Beatles off the top. My life changed and I became a star.The poem that touches your soul… The hymn How Great Thou Art never fails to mo AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5331117/Engelbert-Humperdinck-answers-probing-questions.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Miss Universe 2017 winner Demi-Leigh wows in Philippines
 
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She was recently crowned the most beautiful woman in the world, after winning Miss Universe.And Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, from South Africa, is clearly revelling in her victory as she visited Manila, Philippines, with her fellow contestants on Wednesday.The 22-year-old appeared to be in very high spirits as she posed for photographs outside Fort Santiago, after laying wreaths at the Rizal Monument.Demi-Leigh wowed in a striped crop top and co-ordinating skirt, acessorising her ensemble with a pair of hooped earrings.Wearing her glossy locks down in lose waves, she displayed a flawless make-up look, opting for a rose-tinted gloss on her lips.As well as her fellow competitors, this year's Miss Universe was also joined by former winner Iris Mittenaere, from France, who took the crown in 2016.Demi-Leigh, who recently completed a business management degree, was crowned Miss Universe at The AXIS theatre at Planet Hollywood, LA, last week.The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the beauty pageant, with this year’s edition starring the most contestants ever.Along with taking the title, this year's Miss Universe will get a year-long salary, as well as a luxury apartment in New York for the duration of her reign.But it hasn't all been plain-sailing for Demi-Leigh, who was carjacked and held at gunpoint in Johannesburg about a month after winning her title as Miss South Africa.A Good Samaritan saw her fleeing the scene and drove her to safety, and she managed to escape unharmed. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5151429/Miss-Universe-2017-winner-wows-Philippines.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Cate Blanchett and her director husband on the Tube
 
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She is normally seen standing in the spotlight on a red carpet.But Cate Blanchett, 48, dressed down to blend in with passengers as she sat with her director husband Andrew Upton, 52, on a London Tube - and barely anyone noticed.The eagle-eyed commuter who snapped her said: 'She was so deep in conversation with her husband that she didn't even see me take the photo.'The art student got on the Tube at Mornington Crescent. He said: 'I jumped on and couldn't believe it when I looked up and saw Cate Blanchett.'She is one of my favourite actresses. Although it was early in the morning, she looked amazing, so natural and even more stunning in the flesh. I thought everyone would recognise her but no one did.'The Academy award winning actress met Andrew in 1996 on the set of a TV show and wed in December 1997. They have three sons, Dashiell, 17, Roman, 14 and Ignatius, nine, as well as adopted daughter Edith, two.Their relationship came under the spotlight in 2016 when Andrew spent a night out in Sydney with a group of friends including actress Love Child's Harriet Dyer.The smiling pair were seen with their arms around one another inside a bar and then holding hands before leaving the pub together to hail a taxi.Following the outing Andrew said his relationship with 27-year-old Harriet was strictly platonic, describing her as 'a good friend.'A year later he only has eyes for his wife.'Cate was chatting animatedly to her husband,' said the onlooker, who did not want to be named, 'they were in their own bubble. They only had eyes for one another. It was actually lovely to see a couple chatting away and clearly in a world of their own. I couldn't hear what they were discussing but it was obviously something of great interest as they didn't look up once.'It is not known where Cate and Andrew were headed. 'The pair were still engrossed in conversation when I got off at Tottenham Court Road.'The Mother of four looked trendy with her trademark streaked blonde hair tucked behind her ears. Wearing large black framed glasses she was wrapped up in multiple layers against the bitter cold in black mac, check wool trousers and jacket and chunky black sneakers. She clutched a black leather bag while her bearded husband sported pea green socks and a brown leather satchel.The high profile couple, who are rarely seen together in public, recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They split their time between their Los Angeles mansion, a countryside manor in East Sussex, England and a Sydney apartment in the historic Astor building. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5371331/Cate-Blanchett-director-husband-Tube.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands meets drivers in Indonesia
 
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was back to her polished best as she carried out a second day of royal duties in Indonesia.The Dutch royal, 46, looked sleek in a navy and cream ensemble as she met with the country's president Joko Widodo before visiting a group of local motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital of Jakarta on Tuesday.She donned a chic cropped cream jacket and fitted navy pencil skirt, which she teamed with a pair of elegant nude and black heeled pumps.Maxima accessorised the look with a pair of pearl drop earrings and a matching necklace. She wore her blonde locks straight and in a simple down do.Maxima appeared in excellent spirits as she carried out the engagements, sharing a joke with President Widodo as they met in one of the palace's grand reception rooms.She later beamed as she perched on the back of a moped while meeting employees of Go-Jek - an Asian taxi and logistics company.The mother-of-three, who is on a working visit to southeast Asia, spent two days in China with husband King Willem-Alexander last week where she joined Dutch Ambassador to China Ed Kronenburg and his wife Liliane for luncheon in Beijing.She is now enjoying on a two-day solo visit to Indonesia in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.According to the Royal Household of the Netherlands, Máxima's visit aims to boost Indonesia’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion, helping locals to access savings accounts, loans, pensions and insurance.After stopping off at Lampung on the island of Sumatra yesterday, she will meet with the secretariat of the Inclusive Finance National Council on Tuesday.The glamorous royal has visited Indonesia twice before in her UN role, in April 2012 and in August 2016.An international financier by training, Máxima was born in Argentina and married into the Dutch royal family in 2002, three years after meeting her husband-to-be in Seville, Spain.The King and Queen are parents to three daughters; Catharina-Amalia, 14, Alexia, 12, and Ariane, 10.Despite reportedly having no inkling that Willem-Alexander was heir to the throne when the pair first met, she eventually became Queen consort when her husband ascended to the throne.Willem-Alexander became king after his mother, Beatrix, abdicated in April 2013 after 33 years as reigning monarch. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5384977/Queen-Maxima-Netherlands-meets-drivers-Indonesia.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Mary and family enjoy day out Sydney Palm Beach
 
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They arrived without fanfare in Australia for the Christmas holidays last week.And it seems that Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and family have enjoyed a similarly low-key vibe, after they visited Sydney's Palm Beach over the weekend.The Danish royals were among the only people on Sydney's Palm Beach on Friday, where together with their children they played beach football, rode body boards and had a beautiful day out.While Princess Mary did emerge from the water with a nasty cut to her elbow at one point, nothing could dampen the family's spirits - and Prince Frederik was straight to the rescue, applying a band-aid.Thankfully for the Royals, the cloudy weather on Friday meant that there were hardly any people on Palm Beach at all on Friday, save a few children.They largely managed to go unnoticed as they enjoyed their day with Princess Mary's close friend, Amber Petty.For the day, the 45-year-old mother-of-four plumped for a flattering, black, sports-inspired swimsuit.The suit featured a cut-out back with mesh detailing at the front and back.Princess Mary paired this with designer black sunglasses and later added her husband, Prince Frederik's, baseball cap.Amber Petty, meanwhile, opted for a more statement polka dot swimsuit.During their few hours on the beach, the couple's children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine enjoyed body boarding and swimming.The twins also enjoyed kicking around a beach football on the sand, before the family later retired to a nearby cafe for lunch.At one point, the Australian-born Princess appeared to sustain an injury to her elbow from the water, but Prince Frederik quickly helped to apply a band-aid to the affected area, while the Princess enjoyed a coffee.Prince Frederik also seemed to be sporting an injury, with a large cut across his chest - the cut perhaps sustained earlier in the week, when he was on board the champion Sydney-to-Hobart supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats, owned by Sydney businessman Sandy Oatley.Princess Mary also enjoyed conversations with her former bridesmaid, Amber Petty, and a kiss with her youngest daughter, Josephine.Sydney's Palm Beach - affectionately known as 'Palmy' - is an iconic site located to the north of the city.It is famously known as the set for the popular Australian soap, Home & Away.The beach itself lies at the end of a long peninsula, fringed by surf on one side and the tranquil area of Pittwater on the other.The couple have also been enjoying runs along the waterfront, since they touched down in Australia last Tuesday.Since they touched down in Australia last Tuesday, the Royals have been enjoying a whirlwind few days.After taking part in a yacht race on Sydney Harbour mere hours after their arrival, the couple have enjoyed runs down Palm Beach while they enjoy some downtime with their family.According to the Daily Telegraph, it's rumoured that Prince Frederik could be planning to compete in the inaugural Sydney to Hobart race on the vess AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5189695/Princess-Mary-family-enjoy-day-Sydney-Palm-Beach.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Wedding cake designer shares the biggest trends in 2018
 
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From cupcakes to macaroons, the wedding cake has taken all kinds of shapes and sizes throughout the last few years.We've seen everything from fondant-covered masterpieces to laid-back creations with little to no frosting at all.But will the so-called 'naked cake' - which boasts little to no frosting - reign supreme in the 2018 wedding season, or will it be another pastry that captures our imagination next?FEMAIL talked to Faye Cahill of Sydney's Faye Cahill Cake Design to find out which wedding cake trends will be big this year - and which ones are on the way out.One of the biggest trends Faye predicts we'll see in 2018 is the rise of 'cakes as art pieces'.'Rather than the more typical style of wedding cakes, we are seeing more abstract and artistic styles,' Faye told Daily Mail Australia. 'Painted finishes, splatters, drips, spackled buttercream, chocolate spheres, sails.'Faye also predicts we'll see more designers using clear isomalt, a sugar substitute, that can be coloured and shaped 'to look like waves or glass'.'These styles can also incorporate edible decorations such as macarons, meringues, or truffles,' she added.'Art cakes are so fun and striking, they're sure to be a talking point at any wedding.'When it comes to flowers, Faye said she has already noticed a rising demand for fresh florals - as well as more interest in handmade sugar flowers.'I'm really happy that my brides are talking about how much they love sugar blooms,' she said.'There are always ways to reduce the cost, such as choosing one statement flower rather than masses of them. However, the full extravagant sugar flower look on a large cake will get costly.'Faye also predicts the naked cake isn't going anywhere, although she expects we'll see more semi-frosted styles rather than full-on naked cakes.'The cake crumb is still visible beneath a thin layer of frosting, but the shape can be made sharper,' she said.'It looks a bit more formal and structured, but is still natural and pretty when dressed with fresh flowers.'Faye thinks these semi-naked cakes are especially perfect for Australian weddings.'They are less formal than fondant styles and can work with beachy, rustic, or quirky wedding looks,' she said.But that doesn't mean the fondant cake is being killed just yet.'I don't see an end to fondant cakes,' Faye said. 'They work so beautifully for weddings with traditional elements.''Those who want to go big and regal, or sometimes a particular decorating technique will just look better in fondant rather than a soft medium.'Yet the designer does believe we'll be seeing less cakes with the 'frills and ruffles' that were popular for a few years.'Cupcakes have been less popular for quite some time and are not coming back,' she added.Instead it's doughnuts that Faye thinks will be the new pastry popping up at weddings this year.'These are sometimes cake that is baked into a ring shape rather than real doughnuts, and sometimes hung vertically on a specially-created board,' she sai AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5256369/Wedding-cake-designer-shares-biggest-trends-2018.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Speculation mounts that Crown Princess Mary is preparing to step up to be Queen
 
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She's the dedicated and talented Crown Princess who is already known as so much more than Crown Prince Frederik's wife.And it looks as though Princess Mary may currently be preparing for the biggest role of her life.According to News Corp, the 46-year-old has been taking on an increased workload and public profile since the death of her father-in-law, Prince Henrik of Denmark, 83, in February.As her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, 77, ages, royal insiders have said that those within Amelianborg Palace are increasingly turning to Prince Frederik and Princess Mary for public appearances and regal responsibilities.'Princess Mary will become Queen but I think it is fair to say that she will also become King,' royal author and journalist, Trine Villemann, told News Corp.'There is absolutely no doubt that Mary rules the roost at Amalienborg (palace).'She is allowing Frederik quite a lot of space… and in doing so she has managed to accumulate quite a lot of power.'Speculation has mounted since early last year that Prince Frederik's mother, Queen Margrethe II, will abdicate the throne.While the 77-year-old herself has said that she will not, if she were to, Crown Prince Frederik, 49, is next in line - which would leave Crown Princess Mary, 46, as queen consort.'She is very active and a very professional representative for the royal family,' Lars Hovbekke Sorensen, an Assistant Professor, (PhD), at University College Absalon, told the publication.'Crown Princess Mary is very popular. She is a princess of her time. (For example) she is much more informal when talking with people than Queen Margrethe.'Not only this, but the Crown Princess regularly showcases Danish designers to the world, takes an active part in trying to make the lives of people in Denmark better via The Mary Foundation and is an excellent mother to Prince Christian, 12, Princess Isabella, 10, and seven-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.She is also fluent in Danish; the Australian-born mother's now-second language, which is in direct contrast to French-born Prince Henrik, who never learned Danish and refused to be buried with his wife as a protest about never attaining the title of King.As recently as last week, Princess Mary was recognised at Brøndby Stadium in Denmark for her contributions to The Mary Foundation.The princess received a 50,000 euro (AUD $80,000) UEFA Foundation for Children Donation on behalf of The Mary Foundation.The Mary Foundation received the award for their ongoing efforts to prevent bullying and ensure children's well-being in football clubs across Denmark.She was also recently photographed by her mother-in-law's side at the Greve Museum, where the pair were attending an anniversary.While many royal insiders think the ascent of Princess Mary to queen consort will be imminent, not everyone is convinced.Editor of the Australian Women's Weekly and author of The Royals in Australia, Juliet Rieden, said an abdication by Queen Margrethe would be very u AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5566237/Speculation-mounts-Crown-Princess-Mary-preparing-step-Queen.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - Real-life Rapunzel wears hair as a dress
 
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A real-life Rapunzel who has been growing her hair for years has revealed how it is now so long, she can wear it as a dress.Malgorzata Kulczyk's luscious blonde locks – which she has never dyed – now skim her ankles and she can even wrap them around her body, like a gown.And while the 32-year-old, who lives in east London and plans to study IT, used to keep her hair in top condition with regular trims, she stopped having them in September 2015.She said: 'None of my friends and family wanted to trim it for me because they said it was still in good condition, so I stopped having it done.'It was knee length then and now it reaches my ankles.'I can't see myself ever cutting it. I can't imagine myself with short hair – nobody would recognise me.'My hair is what I'm known for. People are so positive about it. Wherever I go, they smile at me and compliment me.'Malgorzata recalled having bottom-length hair when she was only seven-years-old – until the last two years, keeping it in shape by having the ends snipped off every few months.Now she attributes its glossy sheen to the homemade hair mask she applies a few times a week.She uses different recipes, but mainly coconut oil, which she lathers it on and lets it sit for at least half an hour, before washing it out using regular shampoo.Blow-drying her hair on a low heat takes around 20 minutes, but if she leaves it to dry naturally, it can be wet for hours.'Sometimes, I'll go to sleep with it wet, and wake up the next morning with it still not dry,' she said.Day-to-day, Malgorzata wears her hair in a bun or ponytail, although she also enjoys experimenting with braids and has so much hair that she can style it into a plait, with a whopping 49 strands.Remarkably, intricate styles like this do not take her long, as she is so used to having extra-long hair.'Doing a straightforward plait will take a couple of minutes,' she explained.'People are always amazed by how quick it is. My friends will say, 'You have so much hair, I thought it'd take you way longer.''I've never had any problems with my hair. I'm so used to it being long and I keep it in good condition.'In June 2016, Malgorzata decided to set up an Instagram dedicated to her hair.At first, she planned to use the page to swap tips with others and find videos she could follow, when styling her own tresses.But, over the past 18 months, she's built up more than 5,000 followers, who flock to like and comment on the pictures and videos she posts.'I get so many lovely messages every day, even just to check in and see how I am,' she said.'Wherever I go, I'm known as the girl with the long hair.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4965246/Real-life-Rapunzel-wears-hair-dress.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Caroline opens up about her distant relationship with Grace Kelly
 
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Princess Caroline of Monaco has opened up about her relationship with her parents, admitting she and her brother Prince Albert were closer to their nanny when they were younger.Princess Caroline, 61, who is the eldest child of US actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco made the revelations in a new book Albert II of Monaco, The Man and The Prince marking her brother's 60th birthday.According to Hello! magazine, the young prince and princess couldn't even sit down for meals with their parents until they were teenagers.'Until we were 14, we wouldn't eat with our parents,' Caroline recalled. 'For my brother and I, Maureen was the key figure in our life.'When we were little, we were probably closer to our nanny than to our parents.'The youngsters were so close to Maureen that they hated it when she went away on holidays.'Albert and I would yell "Don’t go, don’t go!" We were sad for days,' she said. 'Most often than not, our mother would end up calling her to ask her to come home earlier than planned.'Grace Kelly was an acting icon of the 1950s and noted for her natural beauty and in 1956, Kelly became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III.She died in September 1982 after driving around a hairpin curve in Monaco and crashing, with her 17-year-old daughter Stephanie in the vehicle.Princess Stephanie suffered multiple injuries in the crash in 1982 - including broken ribs, three cervical fractures and a shattered collarbone - which occurred when Princess Grace was driving home to the palace with her daughter.She was survived by her children Stephanie, now 53, Caroline, now 61, and Albert II, 60.Despite her distant relationship with her own parents, Caroline enjoys a close bond with her own four children.She has three children from her second marriage to Italian industrial heir Stefano Casiraghi, Andrea, 33, Charlotte, 31, and Pierre, 30, and a daughter Princess Alexandra with her current husband.Prince Ernst August of Hanover, 64, married Princess Caroline of Monaco in 1999, while she was pregnant with their daughter Alexandra, and she became stepmother to his two sons from his first marriage Ernst Jr and Christian.After 10 years, press reports emerged that the couple were living separately and Prince Ernst went on to strike up a relationship with a beauty queen, 27, from Romania, which has since ended.He and Princess Caroline remain legally married to each other.Grace Kelly shortly before she met her husband in 1955 Admirers recognise her as the embodiment of royalty in any sense – a critically-acclaimed actress and the elegant consort of Monaco, as well as a loyal friend, loving mother, and stunning style icon.  Ms Kelly was born to a wealthy family in Philadelphia in 1929, and went on to quickly climb the ranks of Hollywood, starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and High Society, a musical. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in the 1954 film The Country Girl, beating out fellow star Judy Garland. She also anot AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5585405/Princess-Caroline-opens-distant-relationship-Grace-Kelly.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Transgender Lottery winner reveals her dramatic new look
 
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Transgender lottery winner Melissa Ede has revealed a dramatic new look after splashing out thousands of pounds on treatments to reshape her face.The former reality TV personality, 57, from Hull, showed off the results of the procedure to lift sagging skin around her jawbone.Miss Ede, a taxi driver, won £4million with a £10 National Lottery Blue Scratchcard in December last year, days after her partner Rachel Nason asked her to marry her with a Christmas proposal.She has already spent some £3,000 of her prize money on Botox, cheek fillers, lip fillers, and fillers under her eyes to remove dark circles, the Hull Daily Mail reported.She said she wanted to look 'fresher, younger and more feminine'.Commenting on the non-surgical chin lift, Miss Ede said: 'I had jowl around my chin area. There's a big difference. It's completely lifted it.Miss Nason said the laser procedure made a 'massive difference' and joked her partner's skin previously looked like the sagging skin of a turkey.Now Miss Ede has her sights set on a nose job and dental work to further feminise her appearance.Before her life-changing win she was a prominent social media personality who had appeared on TV programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show to describe her battles as a transgender woman.Speaking last month, Miss Ede revealed her plans to more than double her fortune to £10m by launching her own reality television show and publishing an autobiography.Miss Ede explained how she had the transition operation seven years ago and now wants to write a book about her 'extraordinary life'.She bought the scratchcard after stopping at a garage in Hull for fuel.After spending £8.91 on diesel she could not decide whether to buy cigarettes or the £10 National Lottery Blue Scratchcard.Miss Ede, who previously worked up to 15 hours a day, said she had hoped to win £100 to make up for taking off New Year's Eve for the first time in 25 years. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5432195/Transgender-Lottery-winner-reveals-dramatic-new-look.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - Novak Djokovic's wife shares photo of daughter Tara
 
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The wife of tennis star Novak Djokovic has shared a touching first photograph of their newborn daughter.Proud mother Jelena, 31, posted the picture of her breastfeeding one-month-old Tara on her Instagram story earlier this week.The heart-warming snap shows the mother-of-two cradling her daughter as the family's cheeky Bichon Frise, Pierre, tries to wriggle close for a cuddle.In the image Tara, who was born on September 2, is seen wearing a cute pink baby grow with white polka dots and matching pink and white sock.Jelena, who married Serbian Djokovic in 2014, looks relaxed in a casual navy top with three-quarter length sleeves.Sharing the picture on her Instagram story, Jelena added two hand-drawn love hearts and crowns to her, Tara and Pierre's heads.She added the caption: 'Oh Monsieur Pierre...' with crying with laughter emojis.Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic and his wife Jelena became parents for the second time in September.They also have a three-year-old son, Stefan.The picture of Tara was widely shared online in Djokovic's native Serbia, after Jelena shared it using Instagram's story function.Djokovic previously announced his daughter's birth by sharing a picture of his, Jelena, Stefan and Tara's hands on Instagram. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5021439/Novak-Djokovic-s-wife-shares-photo-daughter-Tara.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Queen Letizia’s ex-husband releases a new book
 
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Queen Letizia's ex-husband has written a new novel that seems to be inspired by his controversial romance with the Spanish royal.Alonso Guerrero Perez, 55, from Alcalá de Henares, Spain, has published a fictional book called El Amor De Penny Robinson, or The Love of Penny Robinson.The novel tells the story of a man - who has the same name as the author - suddenly thrust into the spotlight due to his ex-wife becoming queen.In the book, the main character even describes how he took a nude snap of his first love, Laura, a character believed to be based on Letizia.Letizia married high school teacher Alonso, nine years her senior, in 1998 following a ten-year romance  - with the pair meeting when the future Spanish queen was just 16.The couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony in the town of Almendralejo, Badajoz, but divorced the following year after just one year of marriage.The former journalist, now 45, met husband-to-be Felipe in 2002, while she was working for popular TV channel 24 Horas, with the couple announcing their engagement just a year later.Letizia's status as a divorcee, as well as her former relationship with the high school teacher, caused controversy in Spain ahead of the royal wedding, suddenly thrusting Alonso into the spotlight.In his novel El Amor De Penny Robinson, the protagonist falls in love with two women - Laura and Nené - who are both thought to be based on Letizia.The book then tells the story of how the second woman, named Nené, becomes Queen - leading to the protagonist becoming a 'media character'.According to Royal Central, Alonso has previously told Spanish media how his relationship with Letizia 'has not benefited me or harmed me'.Letizia married Felipe, who she has two children with, at the Almudena Cathedral in a lavish ceremony in 2004.She was allowed to marry in the Catholic Church as she had previously only had a civil ceremony with ex-husband Alonso.Despite her popularity today, a book published in 2005 suggested that King Carlos considered the former journalist to be  a threat to the country’s royal household.Polls have since shown that Felipe and Letizia's ‘common touch’ has increased the approval ratings of the Spanish royal family. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5496123/Queen-Letizias-ex-husband-releases-new-book.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Olympia of Greece and her brothers star in Paper magazine shoot featuring y
 
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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece struck a pose with two of her brothers for Paper magazine's stunning new shoot featuring young royals from around the world.The 21-year-old daughter of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal, the Crown Prince and Princess of Greece, was photographed alongside her younger siblings, 19-year-old Prince Constantine-Alexios, who is known as 'Tino,' and 17-year-old Prince Achileas-Andreas.The spread stars members of the aristocracy who are far from stereotypical royals, and one photos shows Olympia and and Tino sitting on a brown leather couch while Achileas is lying across their legs with his head resting on his hand.The younger prince is wearing black pants and a black Dior shirt, and his older brother is also wearing shades of black and white.Princess Olympia, however, stands out in a mint green blouse and eye-catching red leather pants. Her blonde hair is parted to the side and pulled back into a sleek updo.She also donned a peach gown featuring sequin sleeves and a messy top knot for her own portrait, while her brothers posed together wearing green bomber jackets.Although they are Greek royalty, all three of them are also college students. Princess Olympia attends the prestigious Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City, while Tino is finishing up his freshman year at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.Tino, who is the godson of Prince William, started his first year at the university alongside his cousin Talita von Furstenberg, the granddaughter of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.Meanwhile, Achileas made his acting debut in December, scoring a small role in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.Olympia may have acting ambitions as well, as she was recently photographed by film producer Warren Elgort, actor Ansle Elgort's lookalike older brother.They siblings also have two younger brothers, Prince Odysseas-Kimon, 13, and Prince Aristidis-Stavros, nine.In addition to the Greek princess and princes, the shoot features plenty of other famous royals, including Viola and Vera Arrivabene.The sisters hail from the Italian Savoia dynasty, but they are also the designers behind Vibi Venezia, a line of hand-crafted Venetian slippers known as furlanes.The Italian aristocrats were photographed walking through Venice in patterned dresses and striking a pose inside a lavishly decorated home.In one photo, Viola, 26, and Vera, 24, are leaning against a large stone fireplace. While Vera is modeling a navy blue blazer, white pants, and red slippers, Viola has on an orange jacket, matching pants, and royal blue slippers.Many of the portraits highlight the royals' interests, and Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, 19, was fittingly photographed on a horse in his polo uniform.Padmanabh is a member of the former ruling family of Jaipur State, which is in present-day Rajasthan, India, but he is also a professional polo player on India’s national polo team.Although royal titles were legally abolished in India nearly 50 years ago, P AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5675087/Princess-Olympia-Greece-brothers-star-Paper-magazine-shoot-featuring-young-royals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Princess Caroline's daughter Charlotte Casiraghi reportedly pregnant
 
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Grace Kelly's recently-engaged granddaughter is rumoured to be expecting her first child with her new fiance.Charlotte Casiraghi, 31, daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, will welcome her first child with Dimitri Rassam, 36, this summer, according to Vanity Fair Italia.The couple, who both have children from previous relationships, announced their engagement last month at the annual Rose Ball in Monte Carlo, where Charlotte debuted a glittering diamond on her ring finger.Charlotte reportedly met Dimitri, a film producer, in Paris shortly after the breakdown of her relationship with Italian filmmaker Lamberto Sanfelice, with whom she has a four-year-old son, Raphaël.Dimitri has a six-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, Russian model Masha Novoselova, whom he divorced in 2016.Rumours of a romance between Charlotte and Dimitri first started swirling in early 2017.One of their first public appearances together was at the civil marriage ceremony of Charlotte's half brother, Prince Christian of Hanover, and his wife, Alessandra de Osma, in London in November 2017.Hola! reported the couple were engaged in early March before they confirmed the speculation with their glittering appearance at the Rose Ball.The couple are reportedly keen to marry quickly and are planning to wed in a ceremony this summer.Caroline, 61, who is married to Prince Ernst August of Hanover, is already a grandmother of four - and could soon have more on the way.Her eldest son Andrea Casiraghi, 33, has a son, Alexandre, five, and daughter, India, three, with wife Tatiana Santo Domingo, 34.There are rumours that both women are currently pregnant. It could mean three new members of the royal family before the end of the year. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5620093/Princess-Carolines-daughter-Charlotte-Casiraghi-rumoured-pregnant.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Girl offers to become a model for Zara Boys
 
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A seven-year-old has written to Zara Kids to offer herself as a model for their boys' clothing, as she doesn't understand why girls shouldn't be encouraged to wear the range.In a handwritten letter, Eliza Brichto from London told the brand that although it might 'seem a bit weird', she 'loves' its boys' department, adding: 'It's the only place I go clothes shopping'.She also posed for photos in her favourite boys' clothes from Zara to show how well she could pull off modelling the range, but is yet to receive a response from the Spanish brand.Eliza's mother Jess told FEMAIL: 'She decided that she wanted to be a Zara Boys model to show that girls too could wear the clothes, and to encourage others to do so, as she was worried that they were missing out.'She commented once that it wasn't fair that all the models were boys and that no girls were allowed to be in their photos. She just didn't get why as the clothes were so cool.'According to Jess, who runs wedding choreography school Start The Dance, Eliza has never liked wearing dresses and was delighted when she found her dream wardrobe at Zara.'Eliza has always been very much her own person, and very sure of what she liked and didn't. She has never been interested in following the crowd.'After being forced, by me, into a bridesmaid dress age three, with everyone staring her and telling how beautiful she was, she decided she never wanted to wear a dress again.'She's always been interested in fashion, but just never felt girls' clothes were for her.'When she saw Zara Boys on a shopping trip for my son it was love at first sight. The biggest treat of any holiday is a visit there - and if we'd let her, she'd buy the whole shop.'Now, Jess is hoping that Eliza will receive a response from Zara to show that it's worth standing up for what you believe in.'I'm so proud of Eliza in that she has never been afraid to be herself - whatever anyone else thinks,' she explained.'And I believe it would be such a brilliant recognition of this if Zara could acknowledge that their boys girls can look just as great on girls.'In 2016, Zara launched an ungendered line of 16 wardrobe staples for adults in neutral shades of grey, blue and khaki green in small, medium and large.And in late 2017, it appeared the company was moving towards a more gender neutral stance by featuring both male and female models sporting the same items of clothing on its website for the first time.In September last year, John Lewis became the first major retailer in the UK to ditch ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ labels from its children’s clothing range.The chain also removed ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ signs from its childrenswear departments to avoid ‘reinforcing gender stereotypes’.Instead, new genderless now labels say either ‘Boys & Girls’ or ‘Girls & Boys’, and are on all own-brand clothing from newborn to 14 years. Even floral dresses and skirts have unisex labels. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5386669/Girl-offers-model-Zara-Boys.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Grandmother loses 50 kilos after partner and mother die
 
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A grandmother-of-five on the verge of taking her own life says she now has another 50 years to live after completing a drastic body transformation.Linda Faye Snelson, 51, weighed 130 kilograms when her 'soulmate' died from cancer two days after her mother lost a battle with septicemia in January 2015.The woman from Dubbo, 400 kilometres west of Sydney, brought a bottle of pills to the cemetery where they lay, crying in the rain for four hours while contemplating suicide.But Linda told FEMAIL on Wednesday that something suddenly 'clicked', which helped to turn her life around and led her to a weight-loss of more than 50 kilograms.'My intention was to kill myself, and then I thought: "Is this it for me?",' she said.'Something just clicked and I told myself: "Get off your a**, get healthy, and get on with it."'Linda said she then took a soul-searching drive, during which she began to plan her lifestyle changes.She added: 'I thought back to when I was younger and what we were eating and I decided I'd get back to that.'I got back to basics and I started exercising all-day, non-stop.'Linda said she now eats scrambled eggs with carrot and apple for breakfast, followed by sweet potatoes with tuna for lunch on most days.In the evening, she typically eats vegetables with chicken fillets or lean steak, while also drinking one litre of carrot juice per day.She also stays clear of rice, pasta and white sugar and drinks plenty of water with lemon and honey.Linda - who is the youngest of eight siblings - said she continues to exercise between one and three hours a day, despite never taking out a gym membership.She results to backyard tactics instead, running up and down a small set of three stairs continuously, and performing between 100 and 150 squats a day.She said her homemade weight-loss tricks not only helped her lose more than one-third of her body weight, but also reversed her diabetes.'Now I'm looking at another 50 years,' Linda said.'You are what you eat, it’s true. I used to eat cheeseburgers and chocolate bars but now I wouldn’t dare touch anything like that.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5149877/Grandmother-loses-50-kilos-partner-mother-die.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Australian mother opens up on how she became truck driver
 
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Heather Jones was a young mum of two when she left her comfortable job as a secretary to become a long-haul truck driver.At 51, she is one of Australia's leading female figures in the trucking industry - it's a business Ms Jones has been part of for 27 years, and one she said has been a 'blast'.The Perth-based mother-of-two revealed she hit the road, with her two young daughters in tow, when she was just 24.At the time she recalled she was working as a secretary for a mining company when the call went out for truck drivers to transport materials around the mine.'The job offered double the money, and half the stress,' Ms Jones told FEMAIL.Her progression to driving long-haul big rig trucks came when her husband left her and her two girls, Kersti and Chelsea, in the early '90s.Ms Jones needed a lifeline, and a friend, and a fellow truckie came to the rescue.'A mate of mine was managing a trucking company in Karratha in Western Australia,' she said.'And he offered me a job. Without that break I have no idea where we would be now.'But the offer to drive big rigs came with one strict proviso: her girls, then five and four, weren't allowed to get out of the truck.Life driving long-haul trucks around Western Australia not only gave the new single mum a great income, but it also provided a mobile home - one that came decked out with bunks, a fridge and built-in closets - for the family.While breaking into the heavily male-dominated industry was 'extremely challenging', she said she found camaraderie among others who lived on the road.'People know you on the highway and look out for you,' she said of the men and women who she referred to as her 'trucking family.'Ms Jones explained that at the time, the family were spending 'around 90 per cent on the road driving' so a decision was made to home-school her two girls.'No matter where we went we always had book work and school work, and I tried to make it fun and entertaining and enjoyable,' she said.The family ended up spending a total of seven years on the road and decided to call Perth home when her girls hit their early teens and told her they wanted to attend school.While she was working driving trucks, in 2004, the dynamic Ms Jones struck out on her own and set up her own heavy haulage business, Success Transport.Though she mortgaged her house to finance the operation, getting a loan from the bank, was impossible, she recalled.'I spent hours every day trying to get a bank loan, only to face disappointment. I finally succeeded by going through a finance broker,' she explained.Heading up her own trucking business was tough, Ms Jones said.Not only was she forced to be more competitive and work harder, she also had to contend with lasting prejudice.'Unfortunately, you have to give 200 per cent, and then you're asked: "Who did you sleep with to get where you are?".'You really need to prove you can do what you're paid to do.'The business is one her daughters, Kersti now 29, and Chelsea, 28, have grown up in, AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5193355/Australian-mother-opens-truck-driver.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - SMILF actress Frankie Shaw reveals her real life struggle
 
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Actress Frankie Shaw, 33, has revealed how she defied the odds as a single mother to establish her career in Hollywood and turn her hardship into a triumph.While she's now happily married to writer Zach Strauss and works as the author, director and star of SMILF, a series taking a humorous look at a single mother's struggles, Shaw's road to success wasn't an easy one.The Boston native found out she was pregnant with her son Issac when she was 24.At the time, she was based in Philadephia with her then-boyfriend, actor and filmmaker Mark Webber.Webber was shooting his directorial debut, Explicit Ills, and Shaw also had a role in the movie.Speaking to Glamour, she revealed that after taking a pregnancy test and not knowing what to do, she took a train to visit her aunts in Boston's Southie neighborhood and ask for their advice.The aunts told the former Barnard English student to move back home and get a 'regular job'.But refusing to give up on her dream, Shaw decided to do the exact opposite, moving to LA alone when she was 11 weeks pregnant.Shaw and Webber had already broken up at that point for what she described as 'various reasons'.Struggling to make money while attending endless auditions, Shaw started tutoring high-schoolers studying for their SAT and AP tests.'You can't be this rambling artist in your twenties if you have a child. I had to be more focused,' the brunette told the magazine.'Isaac came with me to everything I did those first few years,' she added. 'I remember even bringing him to yoga.'She also relied on her mom, also a single mother, who relocated to LA to help with child care.Her break came in 2013 when she was cast in ABC's series Mixology. Although the show was cancelled after just one season, the gig gave Shaw enough money to direct shorts she had written on the side.She reasoned that if she could write a pilot, she might have a chance of getting a permanent job in a writer's room.One of these shorts was SMILF – a semi-autobiographical 'nonpretty and real to my life' short about her life as a single mother.Shaw spent $3,000 of her own money to make it and sent a scene to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Short Film Jury Award for US Fiction.It was at this point that Showtime approached her with the idea of developing the story into a TV show.The series is definitely a case of art imitating life, and Shaw describes it as 'really about a young woman figuring out how to make her life work while she has a kid. And even if she didn't have a kid, she would be faced with many of the same issues.'As well as dealing with the financial and co-parenting issues single mothers face, SMILF also explores the struggles many women in their twenties must cope with, from trying to date to realizing ambitions.Shaw has included her family in the project, with her real-life son Isaac, now 9, appearing on-screen as one of the children she has to tutor, while her husband is a writer on the show.The couple met in 2013 and married in AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5226455/SMILF-actress-Frankie-Shaw-reveals-real-life-struggle.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Instagram star Chessie King exposes horrific abuse from trolls
 
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A blogger who digitally altered a photo of herself in line with trolls' negative comments about her appearance has shared the disturbing results online.Chessie King, from London, who has 327,000 Instagram followers, posted an unretouched picture of herself in her underwear - then had a team of experts Photoshop it accordingly every time she was sent a cruel remark.In response to jibes about her 'ugly face', 'big legs' and 'flat chest', Chessie's team of helpers added wide eyes, enormous lips and breasts, and shaved the sides of her waistline and thighs.Viewed together, Chessie's natural appearance and her distorted form in the edited image deliver a hard-hitting message about the damaging effects of online bullying.Kicking off the bold online campaign to help combat trolling on behalf of cyberbullying charity, The Cybersmile Foundation, Chessie shared a photo of herself standing in her bra and pants.She said: 'No flattering angles, no flattering lighting, just me and my body feeling on top of the world. We all have days where we feel super duper good but we don’t share them enough.'A few years ago I would never have posted this, all I cared about back then was being the leanest I could, going to the gym as many times as I could a week and counting every calorie I ate.'Even at my smallest, when I was training the most and eating the least, I just wanted to cover up my body because it wasn’t my idea of "perfect".She added: 'We were not made to be Barbie dolls who LOOK insanely good 24/7... Come at me keyboard warriors, you can say what you want but nothing will knock me down.'As expected, she soon received messages from trolls who began to tear apart the way she looked, from her 'fatty' figure to her arms being 'way too big'.One wrote: 'Your legs are so big. It's the worst.' Another posted: 'You don't even fill out that sports bra,' with an image of two fried egg emojis.In response to each criticism, Chessie shared picture of herself that had been edited to 'correct' the apparent flaw in her appearance.Replying to the comment about the size of her breasts, she shared a snap of herself flexing her chest with a poll asking: 'Should I go big or bigger?'The photos and criticisms were edited together in a single video that revealed just how bizarre she would look if she tried to take on board everyone's critiques.The final result was a series of images of a heavily-edited Chessie, complete with oversized lips, enormous breasts and a freakishly proportioned frame.She shared the snaps with the caption: 'Happy now?' before adding she would 'never be able to please everybody'.The bold campaign won praise from from followers who shared their own stories of online abuse.One posted: 'Chessie you are amazing! Words could never express what you have managed to say with your videos and pictures! This is so powerful.'Speaking about the campaign Chessie said: 'I have been through an exceptional amount of trolling these past six months since I've opened up more abou AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5606861/Instagram-star-undergoes-transformation-exposes-horrific-abuse-trolls.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Social media star Timmy Thick claims he was a Harvard study
 
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A social media star who amassed thousands of followers with his content has left Twitter users stunned by claiming his online presence was in fact the product of a 'sociological study' by Harvard.Timmy Thick joined Instagram in 2016 and created his Twitter account in May 2017. He now has 40,500 followers on the latter, while his formerly incredibly popular Instagram account, TimmytheBarbie, has disappeared from the platform.Over the course of a few months, Timmy had become a social media sensation thanks mainly to his sassy selfies, twerking videos, outrageous humor, and his unapologetic brand. It was also claimed by some that he was a friend of Danielle Bregoli, the viral star also known as the 'Cash Me Ousside' girl and 'Bhad Bhabie'.His posts celebrated, among other interests, his own body shape (to which his username was presumably a reference), the rapper Nicki Minaj, and Kylie Jenner's pregnancy announcement.Timmy's exact biographical details were the subject of continued speculation, and not much was known for certain about the social media sensation.He was rumored to be a boy in his teens, with some believing he was 18 years old, and questions regularly surfaced about his exact age, gender, and sexual orientation.Some were shocked by his sometimes explicit jokes, saying Timmy was too young to be making adult jokes—all while wondering exactly how old he was.His Instagram account was disabled several times due to people reporting his content.Many were forced to realize just how little they know about Timmy when an update posted on his Twitter account over the weekend left them wondering whether Timmy was at all real.'Good Evening, "timmythick" was a 24 month sociological study conducted by Harvard University. We are now complete with our study. Thank you for your time [sic],' the tweet reads.Timmy has not tweeted since, and his Instagram account appears to have been deleted.Former updates from the social media star had included hot takes such as 'nicki minaj is the best female rapper & that's just the tea sis [sic]' and 'the video kylie jenner just posted about her pregnancy was beautiful. i'm currently balling my eyes out. i see why she hid it, so many nasty people with nasty bully like opinions. just be happy for her as you would want people to be happy of your life. congrats @kyliejenner [sic].'The latest tweet to have appeared on Timmy's timeline departs in tone from his usual messages, and has left many users of the platform wondering if the Timmy Thick accounts were really the result of a Harvard study, or that of an elaborate hoax.Harvard Professor of sociology Jason Beckfield told Babe.net 'there is no such Harvard study' in a response to an inquiry about Timmy.The DailyMail.com has reached out to Harvard for further comment.Meanwhile, fans of Timmy have been both devastated and dumbfounded by the announcement, and are currently trying to recover from the shock while attempting to find out the truth about the social media star.'WE D AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5527641/Social-media-star-Timmy-claims-Harvard-study.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - These rare two pound coins are being sold on eBay for up to £4000 but do you have on
 
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A limited edition £2 coin has gone on sale on eBay UK for £4,000 and already has 27 people interested in making a purchase.The 2007 Act of Union £2 coin is one of a handful for sale on the auction site with an asking price of thousands, as those lucky enough to have one of the rare coins seek to cash in.Produced in 2007, the coin was made to celebrate 300 year since Scotland and England united under one Parliament in 1707.Divided into four quarters, the design features a rose and a thistle occupying two of the quarters to represent Scotland, and a portcullis which represents the Houses of Parliament on the other two.More than 7.5 million of the limited edition coins were made, but it's not known how many are still in circulation.Two further coins are on sale for around £2,000, one of which comes in a sealed box.Meanwhile another such coin, described as in 'very good condition', is on sale at a Buy It Now price of £1,750, and is open to 'best offers'.And another, priced at £1,699.95, even comes with a Royal Mint Boxed With Certificate of Authenticity.The coin, which was designed by Yvonne Holton, also features the dates 1707 and 2007, while the Queen's head is adorned on the reverse.Describing the history of the coin,The Royal Mint website writes: 'The design divides the coin into four quarters, with a rose and a thistle occupying two of the quarters and a portcullis in each of the other two quarters.'The whole design is overlaid with a linking jigsaw motif and surrounded by the dates '1707', '2007' and the denomination 'TWO POUNDS'.'When James VI of Scotland became James I of England in 1603, the two countries were united under one monarchy.'Over the course of the seventeenth century, there were several attempts to bring about a closer union between the two countries but more than a century passed before Scotland and England were finally united under one Parliament.'The Act was passed in 1707 and to commemorate the 300th anniversary of a remarkable union, The Royal Mint issued a special £2 coin.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5573695/These-rare-two-pound-coins-sold-eBay-4000-one.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - Lara Trump shares sweet video of baby Luke napping
 
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Lara Trump's baby boy is getting bigger by the day, and the new mom couldn't resist capturing a video of her son Luke enjoying an afternoon nap.The 35-year-old wife of Eric Trump took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to post footage of her one-month-old son fast asleep in his his baby swing, which was slowly rocking back and forth.Lara started the video by sharing a wide shot of Luke in his swing before zooming in to show the little boy's eyes fluttering during his late afternoon nap.When he's not being cuddled by his parents, Luke spends plenty of time bouncing and swaying in his 4moms mamaRoo swing. The $219 swing bounces and sways, imitating the movements parents make while soothing their babiesThe footage sees Luke looking as cozy and can be in an orange onesie and a blue knit cap while cuddled under a blanket in his chair.His proud mom filmed the clip of him sleeping at 2:45 p.m. and shared the time along with a large pink heart emoji while sharing the sweet post.During a recent appearance on the Fox New program Justice with Judge Jeanine Lara admitted that she and Eric, 33, were still getting used to their baby boy's erratic sleep schedule.'We are true new parents and babies don't sleep that much we're finding out,' she explained. But that hasn't stopped Eric from continuously picking up his sleeping son.Every day when he comes home from work, the first thing Eric does his reach for his son — even if he is sleeping.'Even if I say, "Don't touch him; he just went top sleep," he has to pick him up,' Lara said, while Eric explained: 'You can't help yourself. They are so beautiful. They are so pure. They are so innocent.'On Sunday, Lara also posted a precious picture of Luke with his blond hair sticking straight up in the air, writing: 'Have a beautiful #Sunday.'The mom's followers were quick to point out the similarities between Luke's wild blond locks and his grandfather's hair.'Grandpa's hair is awesome,' one person wrote, while another added: 'He has his grandfather's hair! #NextTrumpPresident.'It was a perfect fall weekend for Lara who went apple picking with two friends at Stuart's fruit farm in Granite Springs, New York on Saturday.The animal lover took her two dogs, Charlie and Ben, along for the trip, and she happily shared a photo of herself posed with her friends at the orchard.'I smell an apple pie in our near future,' she wrote.Lara is clearly getting into the holiday spirit and ahead of the weekend she shared a photo of herself wearing an orange Jack-o'-lantern-inspired baseball cap, which is being sold on President Trump's website.The orange cap features a pumpkin face on the front, and Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan on the back - with Lara happily modeling the accessory on her Instagram while urging people to pick up their own.'#MakeHalloweenGreatAgain Get your pumpkin #MAGA hat today at shop.donaldjtrump.com,' she wrote.While Lara was in upstate New York, Eric got in some extra cuddle time with his little boy and shared a sweet photo of Luke lying on top of him.A few days before, Eric posted another snapshot showcasing Luke's blond hair, writing: 'Yup, this is what I'm working with! #BabyLuke #Hair.'The tiny baby's blond hair is already a talking point within the family.During an interview with Ainsley Earhardt on Fox & Friends that aired on Friday morning, Lara proudly gushed about Luke while giving a tour of his safari-themed nursery.'He's a great baby, he really does not cry that much, he's so sweet... and 1
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Breaking News - Belle Lucia reveals that she doesn't believe in the gym or diets
 
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Model Belle Lucia, 23, is known for her enviable figure, glowing complexion and likeness to international stars Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.So it may come as a surprise that the Australian-born natural beauty doesn't go to the gym and has never been on a diet.'I've actually never been on a strict diet. I get a lot of enjoyment out of eating,' Belle, who has Portugese and German roots, told Husskie.'I think eating in moderation is healthy and a part of enjoying life. I come from a very traditional European background where dieting is sort of frowned upon, my nana would be very upset if I went on a diet!'Belle models full-time, which has made exercising on a schedule a challenge - particularly gym workouts.'It's very difficult to exercise regularly. I'm not a gym girl, but I do like walking and jogging,' she said.In terms of her diet, Belle said she always eats breakfast - scrambled eggs on toast, granola or pancakes - and relies on this for energy as she doesn't drink coffee.This means she eats a varied diet to keep her energy levels up so she can keep up with the demands of her job.Belle's lunch and dinners are different every day but she's a fan of seafood, ramen and sushi.Belle said she is 'not really a salad girl' and instead enjoys 'a lot of food' to keep her going throughout the day.Speaking to Maxim previously, Belle said she was scouted as a model when she was just 14 and worked throughout school.'If I wasn't modelling I would be working as a registered nurse. I've always been passionate about helping others and I'm not scared of the sight of blood,' she said.'People often think the [modelling] industry is full of conceited and stupid people, but most of the models I know are kind, hardworking and well educated. I rarely come across unpleasant people. We really are just regular folk.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5617127/Model-Belle-Lucia-23-reveals-doesnt-believe-gym-salads.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Lincoln scientists reveal sprouted potatoes are edible
 
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It's frustrating to open the kitchen cupboard and find that your potatoes have sprouted - but scientists have said there's no need to throw them away.Food scientists at the University of Lincoln have proved once and for all that sprouted potatoes are just as edible and safe to eat as normal spuds.All you need to do is cut off the sprouted parts, and they will taste the same as normal potatoes, according to the researchers.The UK wastes £230 million worth of potatoes every year, which equates to about 730,000 tonnes.To help prevent such waste, the food scientists conducted an experiment to find out if certain varieties of potato are more susceptible to sprouting than others.They found that there's a 50:50 chance that a bag of potatoes will sprout a week after purchase.They also discovered that Osprey potatoes are the most likely to sprout and Marfona are the least likely variety, after testing 802 2.5kg bags of baking potatoes from six different supermarket chains.The potatoes were kept in dark chilled storage for seven days, before scientists at Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing assessed the tubers to find out which had sprouted the quickest.Shoppers tend to throw potatoes away when they look wrinkled, rotten or sprouted, according to a survey by WRAP (the Government's Waste & Resources Action Programme).However, experts say that these conditions don't affect the taste of the potato if the 'bad' part of the tuber is removed.Even if potatoes go soft and spongy over time, they are still edible but may have a slightly different flavour.Sprouted potaotes will go soft and spongy quicker as they lose moisture faster, which is why many customers believe sprouted potatoes are not safe to eat.Dr Chris Bishop of the University of Lincoln, who led the study said: 'Along with bread, potatoes are the UK's biggest food waste items, and sprouting is one of the most common reasons.He added: 'We generate a lot of that waste through the peeling process, perhaps by peeling off too much, or chopping out chunks of potato as we go. However, a substantial 320,000 tonnes are thrown out for other reasons before any preparation has taken place, such as the visual quality or the date on the bag.'This Christmas, if it came down to a choice between removing the sprouts from a potato or having less roasties with the main event, a lot of chefs might take the latter route.'But it doesn't have to be that way – with a bit of awareness of the science of food safety, there should be plenty to go round for second helpings.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5190405/Scientists-reveal-sprouted-potatoes-EDIBLE.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Brit actress Romola Garai on why she quit Hollywood
 
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She's acted alongside the creme de la creme of Hollywood and is Golden Globe-nominated - but Romola Garai nearly quit Hollywood after a 'traumatic' experience.The 35-year-old Hong Kong-born British actress, who is set to star in the BBC's hotly-anticipated adaptation of The Miniaturist this Christmas, says she was 'bullied' on the set of a Harvey Weinstein project that nearly led to her leaving the industry altogether.She claims she was told to lose weight by producers and made to exercise during filming of Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, revealing: 'It was a traumatising experience that took years to unpick.'Romola - who has appeared in period dramas like Suffragette, Atonement and BBC's critically-acclaimed The Hour - most recently spoke out about feeling 'violated' by her the film mogual who has a string of allegations against him.Now, however, she is more than happy with not being a leading lady even if being outspoken meant her career took a hit.'I'm sure there are a lot of directors who think I'm a bloody nightmare because I will say what I think on set. But that is who I am,' she told Stella magazine.She recalled how 'violated' she felt when she met Weinstein in a hotel at the age of 18, when he was wearing just a dressing gown as part of an 'audition' for her role in the Dirty Dancing sequel.It was then two years later where she claims she was mercilessly 'bullied' by the producers on the set of the Weinstein project, to lose weight from her already slender 5ft 9in frame.She has told in the past how she was brought meals by a dietitian and told to exercise, something which the actress likened to abuse. In the end as a young woman starting out in the industry, Romola followed orders and dropped to a dangerously low 7st 7lbs.Since then, the mother-to-two with her husband and fellow actor Sam Hoare, has never gone to the gym or counted calories - and dieting is not a conversation topic she will have with her two children.Romola explains that she doesn't want them to value themselves on their looks: 'I would never use the words "pretty" or "beautiful"  as any form of validation.'We live in an age obsessed with looks and you have to do what you can to shift the focus.'And the same goes for her own career, as she confessed about her own understated beauty: 'It doesn't upset me not to be getting the pretty parts. It's liberating.'The mother-of-two has shared the screen with Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominic West, Ben Whishaw, and Reese Witherspoon during her illustrious career.She spent the first eight years of her life in Hong Kong with her parents and three siblings before moving to England where she attended the City of London School for Girls.Vocal in her thoughts about the way women are treated in the entertainment industry, Romola admits she thought about quitting the business altogether, but reconsidered.'I did a lot of good work with great people. And to be honest, I love what I do. I love the work.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5164757/Brit-actress-Romola-Garai-quit-Hollywood.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - Gloria Grahame and Peter Turner's love affair
 
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Hurrying away from my parents' house and arriving at the Liverpool Playhouse, where I was due on stage, the last thing I felt like doing that night was acting in a play.My mood wasn't improved when I was spotted by the gossipy old stage manager as I hurried towards the dressing room. 'Sorry, I'm late,' I said. 'I've got a bit of a problem.''Like to tell Uncle Jack all about it?''No, thanks,' I replied. 'It's a bit personal.''I'm always interested to know what's happening,' he said, angling for something juicy. I could see that he wasn't going to give up.'Look,' I said. 'If you really must know, there's someone staying back at my mum and dad's house and she's dying.''Don't be silly,' he said. 'Film stars don't die in Liverpool.'His scepticism was understandable. And if Liverpool was an unexpected place for one of the Hollywood greats to meet her end, still less likely was the fact that she was lying in my parents' spare bedroom.There, the glamorous femme fatale who had once lived next-door to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in America was struggling through the last hours of her life in a flowery cotton nightdress that belonged to my mother.It all seemed so surreal. But, then, so was much of what had happened in the three years since I'd first crossed paths with Gloria Grahame, the Oscar-winning actress who'd worked with some of the silver screen's biggest names, among them Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston and Joan Crawford.First friends and then lovers, we were an unlikely couple, and not just because she was almost 30 years older than me and had been married four times.I was one of nine children and had grown up in a Liverpool council house. She was the daughter of a determined Los Angeles stage mother who taught elocution and dance and had coached her relentlessly until she won a contract at MGM.By the time I was born in 1952, Gloria was at the peak of a career that included appearances in such classics as It's A Wonderful Life, The Bad And The Beautiful (for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress) and Oklahoma!I didn't think I'd seen any of them. But lodged in the back of my memory was a film about a circus and a train crash. I now know that movie to be The Greatest Show On Earth, in which Gloria played a wisecracking elephant handler.One rainy Sunday afternoon I'd watched it on the telly as a little boy. I never could have imagined then that one of its stars would one day be sitting alongside me in my parents' living room — an area reserved for strangers and important people.Its proud focus was a sideboard with glass doors, behind which was displayed the hoard of ornaments given to my mother over the years by family members who had been to such exotic locations as Blackpool or the Isle of Man.At each end of the sideboard stood two chalk black cats, which promised good luck from Ireland, and between them, on one leg, was a flamenco dancer in a black, twirling frock, brought back by my sister Maisie from Benidorm.Gloria would have been far less surprised at finding herself in that unlikely setting. On-screen she often played the floozie, and her love-life off-screen was no more conventional — as demonstrated by the fact that she was then with me.I wonder, though, what she'd have made of our relationship becoming the subject of its own Hollywood movie, released next month.Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool is based on the book I wrote a few years after Gloria's death, and in it we ar1
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Breaking News - New Zealand boy who weighed 7.4kg at birth now 11.5kg
 
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One of New Zealand's biggest babies is now a happy and healthy seven-month old who is still shocking everyone when it comes to his growth.In May 2016 Wellington mum Tupe Soloa gave birth to Reuben Gwyn Soloa-Jones, who weighed a whopping 16lb and 4oz (7.39kg) and measured 57cm long.Reuben was nearly double the size and 6cm longer than an average Australian newborn, leaving the hospital in clothes meant for children who are six months old.Now Reuben weighs 11.5kg, which is 3.25kg more than the average weight of a seven-month-old boy, and measures 81cm in length, Tupe told Daily Mail Australia.Figures show that 99.6 per cent of seven-month-old boys weigh 11kg or less, putting Reuben ahead of the curve once again.Doctors had initially predicted Reuben would weigh nearly 14lb, and his size made it difficult for his mother to bend over towards the end of her pregnancy.After the caesarean delivery, Reuben's parents said they were shocked by the size of their happy and healthy baby boy.'We are not that tall ourselves, so we are not sure where his size comes from,' his father told Stuff.co.nz.But it appears making a big splash runs in the family. Tupe's firstborn weighed 11.8lb, or 5.4 kilos, at birth.Although friends and family are already predicting the boy will be a star athlete, his parents have other dreams for Reuben.'People are calling him the next Jonah Lomu,' his father said, referencing the All Black rugby player, 'But we think he'll be a concert pianist.'As for now, Tupe said Reuben is a happy and 'very healthy' baby who has already had two of his bottom teeth come through.She revealed that Reuben starts the day with Weetbix, has mixed fruit in the afternoon, and loves mixed vegetables with chicken soup for dinner.'He is such a happy, chilled, and smiley boy,' Tupe added. 'He is doing so great at the moment.'Although Reuben's size is impressive, his newborn weight didn't even come close to beating the 138-year-old world Guinness World Record.That honour has been held by the son of Canadian giantess Anna Bates, who gave birth to a baby boy that weighed 23lb and 9oz and measured 76.2cm in 1879.But there have been plenty of babies making a big arrival in Australia lately.In Feburary 2016, a Perth mother gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 13.11lb, or 5.95 kilos, and measured 59cm long.The baby was actually born three days early, and his 37-year-old mother Nina Tassell did not have time to make it to the hospital.She instead delivered her son in the foyer of her home with the help of her husband Adam on Australia Day.In January a Melbourne mum gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 13.39lb, or 6.06 kilos.Natasha Corrigan, who named her baby Junior, said she had always dreamed she was going to have a 'little fat baby'.And last May another Perth mum gave birth to a 13lb baby boy who was believed to be one of the biggest ever seen in Western Australia.Doctors had to deliver little Ziad Kadic by cesarean section because they feared he would break mothe AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5227135/New-Zealand-boy-weighed-7-4kg-birth-11-5kg.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Marion Bartoli was pushed to lose weight by an ex
 
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Tennis star Marion Bartoli has revealed how she was driven to lose weight by an ex-boyfriend who would call her 'fat every day'.The French sportswoman, 33, told how the torment caused her to 'a lot' of weight, pushing her to the point where she was barred from playing in an invitational event at Wimbledon in 2016 over health concerns.Bartoli, who quit tennis weeks after winning her maiden grand slam title at Wimbledon in 2013, later contracted a mystery virus that led to further weight loss, prompting concerned fans to question whether she had anorexia.Speaking to French sports daily L´Equipe, Bartoli described how she was the 'happiest in the world' in the months after her retirement but met her ex the following year.'I met my ex boyfriend in May 2014 and everyday he woud tell me that I was fat. Every day,' she said. 'He would see a thin girl on the street and tell me: "See how skinny and pretty she is".'Bartoli told how the man 'made her leave a hellish life' and spurred her into losing 'a lot of weight'.The problem was exacerbated when Bartoli contracted a mystery virus which she says entered her blood stream on a trip to India.It triggered dramatic weight loss which worried fans interpreted as anorexia, and they took to social media in droves to voice their concerns for the athlete.Speaking on This Morning in July last year, Bartoli revealed how she struggled to cope with the misconception, telling co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: 'Knowing... how much I love life, you would know that's not possible for me.'The physical side effects of her virus were frightening, with the star's hair falling out when she brushed it. 'My teeth were on the brink of falling out,' she added.Bartoli, who was the 2007 runner up before winning Wimbledon in 2013, said the illness can 'absolutely come back'.She has turned her hand to TV punditry and fashion design during her retirement but is now preparing for a return to the court.Speaking to L'Equipe, she revealed she is planning to compete in March in Miami if she is in shape.'I want to prove to myself that I am alive. If I come back, it is to try and play big matches on big courts and feel those emotions again,' she said.'I obviously need to lose weight, between five and seven kilos. I will not go back on court if I´m not at my optimum weight.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5250753/Marion-Bartoli-pushed-lose-weight-ex.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - How Maureen O'Hara called out Hollywood sexism in 1945
 
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A 72-year-old interview with Irish actress Maureen O'Hara has revealed how the Irish star was calling out Hollywood sexism back in 1945.Then 25-years-old, O'Hara who an iconic figure in Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1940s and 1950s, told The Mirror she was ready to quit the industry after being branded a 'cold potato without sex appeal' for refusing to sleep with studio bigwigs.A clipping of the interview with the actress was shared on Twitter by pianist James Rhodes, leading to a deluge of praise for the star of of films such as How Green Was My Valley and Miracle on 34th Street for speaking out.'I am so upset with it that I am ready to quit Hollywood. It's got so bad I hate to come to work in the morning,' she told the paper.'I'm a helpless victim of a Hollywood whispering campaign. Because I don't let the producer and director kiss me every morning or let them paw me they have spread word around town that I am not a woman — that I am a cold piece of marble statuary.''I guess Hollywood won't consider me as anything except a cold hunk of marble until I divorce my husband, give my baby away and get my name and photograph in all the newspapers. If that's Hollywood's idea of being a woman I'm ready to quit now,' she continued.O'Hara died died in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho, in October 2015.She who was once considered one of the world's most beautiful women played a string of feisty women opposite John Wayne, including in 'The Quiet Man'.'I've always been a tough Irish lass,' she told the Daily Telegraph newspaper in a 2004 interview.'I proved there was a bloody good actress in me. It wasn't just my face. I gave bloody good performances.'According to her autobiography ''Tis Herself', she started acting opposite her own shadow aged five.She was brought to Hollywood in 1939 by legendary actor Charles Laughton and her first film was 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', playing Esmerelda to his Quasimodo.In 1941, she drew critical acclaim in Oscar-winning Welsh family saga 'How Green Was My Valley', directed by John Ford.And by 1947, she was appearing as mother of the young Natalie Wood in 'Miracle on 34th Street', while later movies included The Parent Trap in 1961.In 1968, she married her third husband, Brig. Gen. Charles Blair. After "Big Jake," she quit movies to live with him in the Virgin Islands, where he operated Antilles Airboats.After his death in a 1978 plane crash, she ran the company for several years before selling it, making her the first woman president of a scheduled airline in the United States.O'Hara was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2014. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5053871/How-Maureen-O-Hara-called-Hollywood-sexism-1945.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News  - James Charles comes under fire for Pennywise tutorial
 
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A make-up guru has come under fire for sharing a Pennywise-themed tutorial after calling the movie It 'awful' and making it clear he didn't enjoy the Stephen King adaptation.YouTube star James Charles, 18, shared the clip with his 1.8 million subscribers on Sunday. He said in the video he expected to get flak for the clip, announcing in the beginning: 'I know everybody's going to say this is the most hypocritical, ironic video of 2017 so far and you're probably right.'Still, James, who has also acted as the face of Covergirl, said on Twitter he was shocked by the amount of criticism he has received—and even two of the hit movie's cast members chimed in as the controversy mounted.James went to see the movie last month and said in a now-defunct tweet he found it 'awful'.He later clarified in a video and in written messages that he didn't think the whole production was bad, but that he went in expecting to be more scared than he was, and thus left the theater disappointed.James called the new adaptation 'awful as in cheesy and not scary' and also explained on Twitter: 'I didn't like IT because it seemed as though it was branded to be a horror movie. I was not scared. I did not enjoy. Get over it.'The make-up maven also said he had decided to do the Pennywise-inspired tutorial because plenty of other people had enjoyed the movie and wanted to learn how to mimic the clown's terrifying appearance.Finn Wolfhard, 14, who plays Richie Tozier in the 2017 adaptation, chimed in at the time, asking the YouTube guru: 'Why are you on your phone in the movie theater? Rule 1.'However, James' criticism of the movie resurfaced after he posted his Pennywise transformation on his YouTube channel this weekend.The video shows viewers how they can turn themselves into the terrifying, child-eating dancing clown that terrorizes the town of Derry with a few aptly applied cosmetic products.James' decision to do a Pennywise tutorial even though he had publicly slammed the movie shocked several viewers, who accused him of exploiting the incredibly popular movie for views.'How's James Charles gonna dress up like pennywise after he disrespected the movie five weeks ago?' one person tweeted.Another person wrote: 'So you're telling me James Charles is so thirsty for views he did a Pennywise make-up tutorial even though he said the movie was terrible??'Wyatt Ghouleff, the 14-year-old cast member who plays Stan Uris, chimed in too. While he didn't mention James by name, he tweeted on Monday: 'When you decide to exploit a movie that you hate for money & attention cause why not.'James promptly replied, telling him he didn't intend to apologize for doing a tutorial his viewers had asked for, to which Wyatt said: 'I get that and it's totally fine. Just making a joke here on my end.'However, James told the young actor the joke was 'uncalled for' and would only result in him getting dragged further.At that point, Wyatt sweetly apologized, telling the make-up guru: 'Oop sorry bout that lol. I can't control people, but I'll try to make sure that they aren't jerks to you again. Very sorry.'Wyatt even added another message asking his followers to back off, telling them:  'Guys, @jamescharles is just doing his job. His fans asked for the tutorial so he gave it. We're human, we make mistakes. Don't be a jerk.'James, whose videos routinely surpass one million views, has already raked in more than 788,000 views on his latest, Pennywise-themed clip. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4966624/James-Charles-comes-fire-Pennywise-tutorial.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Barber gives domestic abuse survivor dramatic haircut
 
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A barber has shared powerful photos of a woman who came to his shop looking for a fresh start, after she said she survived horrific domestic abuse at the hands of her violent partner.Barber Andy Mendoza took to Instagram last week to share photos of Chelsea Damboise, 21, after she visited her shop in Bristol, Connecticut.Damboise came in with a large part of her long, purple hair shaved off, bruises on her face, and a bloodshot eye with a red ring around its iris.When Mendoza asked about Damboise's wounds, he asked jokingly, not knowing anything about her, if she had gotten in a fight.Damboise, according to Mendoza, told the barber her boyfriend had tried to kill her, as Mendoza told the Republican-American.'Oh great, Andy,' Mendoza thought to himself. 'You and your big mouth.'But he and Damboise ended up sharing an important conversation, and Mendoza gave her the haircut she wanted for a fresh start after the traumatizing events.On the night of December 16, Truskauskas 'started throwing [Damboise] around the apartment like a rag doll', Damboise said according to an application for an arrest warrant.She went on to say that her boyfriend had punched her in the face, tried to break her fingers and wrist, shoved paper towels as well as his own fingers down her throat, and at one point choked her so hard she thought she would become unconscious, the Republican-American also reported.Truskauskas, according to Damboise, also held a kitchen knife against her neck, causing her to fear for her life, and pushed her down the stairs.The boyfriend also pinned his partner on the bed and cut off some of her hair, Damboise said, adding that Truskauskas had told her she couldn't 'be a whore if she didn't have nice hair'.Damboise's mother told the police she could barely recognize her daughter's face after the attack.Truskauskas was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening, second-degree strangulation, violation of a protective order, possession of less that four ounces of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and first-degree kidnapping, the newspaper wrote.Mendoza took to Instagram last week to say Damboise had visited his barbershop earlier in the day.He posted two photos of the woman with her partly shaved head, and two images of her donning a fully shaved skull with a personalized design on the left side.The barber, who said his mother is also a survivor of domestic abuse, wrote that Damboise had given him permission to share her photos and wanted everyone to know she is 'happy to be alive'.Damboise walked into the salon telling Mendoza she wanted to go for a fully shaved look, but the barber initially suggested she try to regrow some of her hair, in order to avoid taking a drastic step.'I told her I didn’t want to do something "dramatic on top of traumatic" but she didn’t want anything to do with wigs,' Mendoza told Metro. 'She said she wanted a new start and wanted to embrace the length of her hair (that was r AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5236735/Barber-gives-domestic-abuse-survivor-dramatic-haircut.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Afghan woman takes university entrance exam with baby on her lap
 
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An Afghan woman who took a university entrance exam while taking care of her two-month-old baby has become the subject of a powerful photo capturing the scene.Jahan Taab, 22, comes from a village in the province of Daikundi, Afghanistan, and took an exam to study at a private university in Kabul.While she was taking the exam, her two-month-old baby started crying, and Taab sat on the ground to soothe and nurse him while continuing to write down her answers.Yahya Erfan, a lecturer who was monitoring the exam, told BuzzFeed News he found the mother 'amazing' and decided to take a picture of the moment.He ended up capturing a few snaps of the scene and shared them on social media, describing the context in which they were taken.One of the snaps, which shows Taab on the ground with her infant child on her lap, writing down her answers while caring for her baby, has attracted attention from people admiring the mother's dedication, praising her for taking the exam even with a young child to tend to.'Twenty years from now, that child will see this photo in a better Afghanistan,' one person wrote on Twitter.Someone else deemed the picture 'absolutely touching', while another person called the mother a 'legend'.Other students, Erfan said, were 'so sympathetic' to her and didn't seem to mind the baby's cries.Taab passed her exam with 152 points and now wants to study social science.But the mother, who comes from a 'poor family' according to the lecturer, is worried she will not be able to afford the tuition fees, and had a conversation with school officials about funding after taking the exam.She is also concerned that she will not be able to commute to school properly, because she lives in a remote village.'They don't have roads for cars,' Erfan said of the location.The Afghan Youth Association, an organization based in the UK, has started a Go Fund Me to help the mother get her education.'The reason for the campaign is that nothing should stop this woman who have made such afford to take the exam with her two-month-old child,' Shokryah Mohammadi, a member of the group, told CNN.Through the online fundraiser, the group has raised more than $400 over the course of one day. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5524541/Afghan-woman-takes-university-entrance-exam-baby-lap.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Fitness star Emily Skye gives birth to baby girl
 
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She's the global fitness star who was named at number three in the Fitness Influencer category by Forbes earlier this year.And now, having documented her entire pregnancy on social media to her millions of followers, Emily Skye has given birth.The Gold Coast-based fitness personality gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl on December 18, giving her bundle of joy a sweetly feminine name: Mia Elise.She posted on her Instagram profile: 'So happy to finally meet my gorgeous girl Mia Elise Redmond born on Dec 18th at 11.53am weighing 7lb 7oz (3.5kg).'The glowing new mum and her bub wore matching floral outfits as she held her baby daughter and posed for the camera.Emily told her 2.2 million followers that she and her partner Declan Redmond were having 'constant love explosions'.New dad Declan also shared the news to his Instagram, captioning the photo: 'The two loves of my life.'Emily has documented the entirety of her pregnancy online, gathering praise from her followers thanks to her honest approach to how her body has changed.At one stage, the 32-year-old shared raw snaps of her changing body and 'cellulite', writing towards the start of her journey:'Since becoming pregnant I have gained some fat and cellulite and I’ve lost a fair bit of muscle - which I'm completely fine with.'She gave birth at a gruelling 40-weeks after telling her fans she was more than ready to finally meet her baby.More recently in her pregnancy, Emily has commented on how uncomfortable carrying her baby has been, even though she has been looking forward to giving birth:'My pregnancy hasn't really gone to plan as far as my fitness is concerned,' she posted on Instagram towards the end of last month.'I thought I'd be able to keep up with my exercise until the end of my pregnancy, but that did NOT happen haha.'Due to a long term back problem and sciatica I haven't been able to exercise for the past two months as I was just too uncomfortable and it was starting to make my back and sciatica worse.'I made the choice to listen to my body and stop. It's only short term inactivity and there's always time to get my fitness back later.'Emily Skye's birth comes just before Christmas, which will see the 32-year-old relax with her young family.In early December, Emily set some 'fitness goals for next year' on her Instagram profile, which include doing 'some rehab work to get my body working well again after carrying my baby'.She explained her back has taken a hit throughout the pregnancy:'I struggle to stand and walk around the house, I was in tears last night because I couldn't get comfortable in bed without it hurting.''I'm looking forward to correcting my posture and imbalances, strengthening my pelvic floor, core and glutes, and of course building some muscle back.'The 32-year-old plans to launch her new FIT programme as soon as 'she gets the all clear from my doc'.To follow Emily Skye on Instagram, please click here. AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5173015/Fitness-star-Emily-Skye-gives-birth-baby-girl.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Cambridge scientist's facial oil is overnight success
 
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Women are queuing up in their thousands for a £60 facial oil that promises to turn back the clock thanks to a potent blend of plant oils.Devised by a Cambridge scientist, Lumity Skin's Nutrient Face Oil has garnered something of a cult following and is already receiving rave reviews online.But if you want to get your hands on a bottle you're out of luck as the miracle oil - dubbed a 'phytonutrient powerhouse' - is completely sold out with a waiting list of 2,000.Billed as 'the most high tech oil on the market' due to its blend of 32 natural plant ingredients, the product that's beloved by celebrities including Helena Christensen shifted 10,000 bottles on its launch and is now completely sold out.Cambridge-educated skin scientist Sara Palmer Hussey is the brains behind the sell-out formula, which saw some 73 per cent of women achieve a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in just four weeks according to a study of 100 people.Among its wonder ingredients is green coffee seed oil which contains chromogenic acid - a powerful antioxidant known to boost elastin and collagen production in the skin.It also contains centella asiatica extract, dubbed 'the fountain of youth', which helps to boost blood flow, giving the skin an instant pick me up.The sold-out oil (£60 for 30ml, lumitylife.co.uk) is infused with spicy vetiver and may chang, an evergreen shrub, which gives it a punchy citrus scent.Dr Palmer Hussey also added host of regenerative amino acids and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids which are critical for cell growth, protection, healing and repair in the skin.She told FEMAIL: 'I wanted to cover all the skin's needs in one product, so I selected each ingredient as the best source of specific nutrients that together provide the full range of optimal nourishment the skin craves.' AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5172715/Cambridge-scientists-facial-oil-overnight-success.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Black teens suspended for video of white girl saying the N-word
 
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A pair of black North Carolina high school students were given a two-day suspension after posting a video of a white student saying the N-word during a heated debate about gun control.Carmani Harris-Jackson, 15, and Trinity Smith, 16, respectively, were punished by administrators at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, after reposting the clip, which had been shared during a Snapchat debate around the nationwide student walkout on the 14th.Harris-Jackson told BuzzFeed News that the debate began after she posted on Snapchat in response to other students saying 'we were wasting our time walking out.'She claimed in her video response on February 21 that the aim of the walkout was not to take guns away from people, but rather just add restrictions on who should be able to buy them.Harris-Jackson, who describes herself as a liberal, was then caught up in an online debate with a number of white students who identify as conservative, one of whom posted the offending video.The clip features a white student, who was filmed by her friend while the two were in a car; at one point the teen says: 'They’re putting laws on who can purchase a gun. No, n*****...'Harris-Jackson was horrified by the response, taking it as a personal insult as she and the girl who uttered the slur 'were friends before this happened'.'We had a class together. We would talk together. But as soon as I have a difference in views, you call me a very harmful and offensive racial slur? She said it in a joking manner, but there are boundaries of things you joke about and that's not one of the things you joke about it,' she said.Harris-Jackson and her friend Trinity Smith then shared the video on their own social media pages, naming the student and identifying her as a student at CCHS. The clip soon racked up 10,000 views on Twitter.Many black students shared the video and explained their own encounters with racism, while a number of white students defended the teen's use of the word in their own posts.When BuzzFeed reached out to the white female student who was filmed using the word she refused to comment, saying that she had 'moved on' from the incident and that the publication had 'no right' to write about it.Administrators at the school asked for Smith and Harris-Jackson to take down the video and after initial resistance, they complied, claiming that there was a promise that they wouldn't face disciplinary action.That promise was quickly broken as the girls were handed a two-day suspension the following day as punishment for creating a 'disruptive environment.' Smith's mother, Sharon Shingler, called the punishment 'baffling' and adding that her daughter was 'getting in trouble for standing up for what's right.'The white female students who respectively filmed the video and was recorded uttering the racial slur were said by other students to have received suspensions as well.Harris-Jackson and Smith, who claim that this is not an isolated incident of racism at CCHS, are now accusin AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5506159/Black-teens-suspended-video-white-girl-saying-N-word.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Breaking News - Lady Weymouth flaunts slim figure in Barbados
 
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While many of us are suffering from a touch of the post-Christmas blues, those with the means to do so have wisely escaped the gloom for sunnier climes.So it's no wonder Lady Weymouth, 31, was looking so cheerful as she soaked up the sun on a New Year break in Barbados.The former Emma McQuiston, 31, made history when she married the Longleat heir Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, 43, in 2013, making her the country’s first black British aristocrat. He will one day become the Marquess of Bath and she his Marchioness.London-born mother-of-two Emma looked like she hadn't a care in the world as she enjoyed a spot of paddle boarding in the crystal waters at the exclusive Sandy Lane hotel.Making the most of her day on the beach, she showed off her incredibly toned figure in a pale green satin bikini and protected her head from the beating sun in a black baseball cap.Lady Weymouth, a former model turned lifestyle blogger and cookery presenter, looked relaxed as she took a pause from watersports to chat to a female friend perched on a pontoon nearby.She appeared to be enjoying a solo outing without her husband Ceawlin Thynn, who is heir to the 7th Marquess of Bath and will one day own the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire.He took over running the 10,000-acre estate and safari park from his 85-year-old father in 2010, and the couple live in the nursery suite with their two sons.The seventh Marquess of Bath, aged 85, is the most eccentric aristocrat in Britain and lives in a separate suite, tended to by a housekeeper because most of his ‘wifelets’, as he notoriously referred to his harem of lovers, are long gone.His actual wife, the Marchioness, Anna, also lives in the house.And surrounding them all is the Safari Park, which was established 50 years ago – the first outside Africa.Emma and Ceawlin married in June 2013 but the wedding was marred by the fact that the Viscount's parents - the Lord and Lady Bath - did not attend.At the time they were not on speaking terms with the couple.It is thought that the family fall out had come about due to the removal of some ancient murals which had adorned the walls of the famous Longleat estate in Wiltshire.   Emma gave birth to her first child The Hon. John Thynn in October 2014 after suffering a bleed on the brain during her pregnancy.She was also suffering from a disorder with her pituitary gland which left her crippled in pain and meant the baby was delivered by Caesarean section three weeks early.Their second son, the Honourable Henry Thynn was born at a clinic in California in December 2016, via a surrogate, after doctors warned Emma that having a second child could kill her.Henry is named after his great-grandfather, the 6th Marquess, who caused a scandal after the Second World War when he opened the Longleat house and gardens to the public, before later creating the country’s first safari park.He was the the first member of the British aristocracy to have been born by surrogacy, in this case using one of his mothe AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5245917/Lady-Weymouth-flaunts-slim-figure-Barbados.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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