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Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro

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    ‘I’m always looking for clothes that are designed with my frame in mind’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    I love plus-size women.

    I identify with them because I’m not naturally slim, I have a sizeable arse and I don’t fit into the catwalk ideal of what a woman’s body is supposed to look like.

    But I’m not actually considered plus-size.

    I’m inbetween a UK size 16 and 18, meaning that a lot of high-street main collections don’t go up to my size and a lot of plus-size ranges don’t run small enough.

    I’m not here to complain – I’ll check my regular-size privilege momentarily – but there are a few notable points to… Read the full story


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    Maya Jama is a goddess.

    She’s witty, beautiful and has a cracking body to boot.

    So it’s reassuring that even someone that spectacular has body insecurities. But she’s got some pretty good tips for dealing with them and for feeling confident in her own skin.

    Talking to Women’s Health, she says that her favourite body part is her bum, and that she tends to focus on building her glutes at the gym, with a load of deep squats.

    As for her workout regime, she just tries to fit in what she can around her hectic schedule.

    ‘It’s difficult with the job I have – I can’t schedule workouts in advance.… Read the full story


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    With Bill Turnball revealing the devastating news that he’s been diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer, it’s important more people know how to check for the early signs of it.

    The former BBC Breakfast said he’d put down the aches and pains to old age and hadn’t thought about checking for the disease

    Stephen Fry also recently revealed he has been diagnosed with it, and with prostate cancer being the third biggest cancer killer, it’s crucial that men are getting tested.

    An ageing population also means more men are developing and dying from the disease.

    Some of the symptoms include needing to pee more often and a weak flow.

    Unfortunately, there isn’t… Read the full story


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    Coming down to Cape Town (Picture: Getty)

    South Africa has a lot of natural appeal, in its wildlife and national parks and mountain scenery.

    But it has many more layers to it than that.

    Soata in Colombia (Picture: Getty)6 things you need to know before you go to Colombia

    It’s got diverse, rich culture, urban grit and world-class wine and dining – and then of course there’s also the apartheid legacy, which bears learning about.

    Here are seven things you need to know before you go.

    They absolutely nail a good barbecue


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    How often do you eat because you’re hungry?

    I’d wager not that often. If you’re anything like me, most of the time you chow down on something because you’re bored, tired or because it’s just a habit. You always pick up a biscuit when you come home from work or always start the day with a cereal bar, even if you’re not hungry.

    In 2018, food is much more than simply fuel.

    Which might go some way to explaining why we’re in the midst of an obesity crisis.

    Everywhere you turn, there’s panic about our ever-expanding waist-lines – the latest being from Cancer Research. The charity put out a load of ads last week, telling the public that obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking.

    And I’m sure they’re not wrong.

    Obesity comes with a plethora of co-morbidities which inevitably lead to a vastly reduced quality of life. Obesity can cause type II diabetes (goodbye fingers and toes!), hypertension, strokes and bowel cancer.

    Away from medical… Read the full story


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    Women’s magazines have been gradually but noticeably shifting over the past few years.

    We see less of a diet focus, and more #strongnotskinny and fitness-led pieces.

    They try to appeal to a smart and ambitious woman, rather than play on insecurities like our weight or looks.

    Of course, it’s not the biggest surprise that this is more of a front than a change in the culture within these magazines.

    Just look at this now-deleted tweet sent on Sunday by incoming Grazia editor Hattie Brett:


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    ‘I’m just really passionate about people living their life to the best of their ability and finding ways to overcome their darkness – it’s a big thing for me – because I had to do it when I lost that BBC deal in 2004.’

    Audley Harrison chatted to Ellen on this week’s mental health podcast, Mentally Yours.

    He talked about ‘surviving and thriving’, ‘just trying to keep my head above the water.’

    He said: ‘Even though there’s been dark moments I’ve always found a way to land on my feet and keep it moving forward.’

    As well as discussing his own inner struggles, Audley talked about his motivation for being a long-term supporter of Samaritans and its campaigns, such as #SmallTalkSavesLives and Brew Monday, which encourage people to chat to those who may be having a hard time.

    Audley said he’s lost several friends to suicide, including actor, model and musician Sam Sarpong, brother to June, who… Read the full story


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    A face mask obsession can get pricey – trust me on that one.

    TK Maxx is usually my go-to for weird and wonderful sheet, jelly, and bubble masks, and of course Lush is a must.

    Spending a fiver or tenner every time I want a skin pick-me-up, though, really adds up.

    Lidl – a surprising contender for a skincare innovator – has made a product trying to save us a few bob in the long-term, and gain more clarity into what actually goes into the masks we use.

    The Silvercrest mask maker is the first of its kind available on the UK high street, and is… Read the full story


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    Growing up with Depersonalisation Disorder (Vanessa via Patrick Obrien) Picture: Ph?be Lou Morson Phebe
    ‘When the body cannot escape, the mind can shut down. In order to survive, my mind turned in on itself and I “disappeared”‘ (Picture: Phebe Lou Morson)

    Since the age of 12 – 35 years ago – my mind has sought to protect itself from the abuse that I was undergoing by shutting down in a process known as ‘depersonalisation’ and ‘dissociation’.

    To go into a dissociative state is not, as is commonly assumed, the same as zoning out on the commute into work.

    What it feels like to confront a traumatic memory… <a href=Read the full story

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    Dating is a tricky business.

    You’ve got to procure a suitable potential date, be that through one of the various apps, through friends or *gasp* in real life.

    The next bit is arguably the trickiest. You need to build enough rapport with said person to actually make the date materialise.

    All the while avoiding being ghosted or the texting loses its momentum and fizzles out.

    In other words, dating is like a full-time job. A job where you don’t get paid and you have to endure *many* awkward experiences as an integral part of your role.

    This is where we come in. In this series, we will be setting people up on actual… Read the full story


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    If you keep living with crap people, which you most likely have or are doing (our commiserations), then you might want to get ahead of the curve next time.

    Whether it’s slobbiness, loud sex, or peeing in a sink full of dishes, it’s no fun living with people that make your skin crawl.

    And because we live in a glorious time where technology and science reigns supreme, you can do a DNA test on potential housemates, or on yourself, to see the people you’re most compatible with.

    It’s not creepy or intrusive at all, just ask them for a swab of their saliva. Nothing unusual about it.

    Better one awkward conversation… Read the full story


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    All good things come to an end.

    And sometimes by the end, relationships have been dragged through the mud so much, it’s hard to remember the good times.

    But you can always go out in style.

    Like this woman who decided that the best way to celebrate her divorce, which cost £36,000 ($50,000), was to shoot her wedding dress with spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules that break upon impact.

    Nancy Jones threw paint bombs at her fairy-tale wedding gown after her marriage of 25 years dissolved.


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    ***ILLUSTRATION REQUEST*** This is what it's like to wait for a kidney transplant on the national organ donor waiting list (Rosy Edwards)
    It was like the circle of life scene in The Lion King, as reimagined by Tarantino (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a mound of snow for the last week then… Oh, you have?

    Well, you still might be aware that MPs are backing a bill to shift England’s organ donation system from ‘opt in’ to ‘opt out’, which presumes consent unless you explicitly specify otherwise.

    The stranger who saved my life: How an organ donor… Read the full story

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    Who would’ve thought we’d see more diversity in Barbie dolls than we see in film and media?

    They might’ve been pretty basic in the past but Barbies have had a serious upgrade recently. Now Barbie is cool, cultural, and inclusive.

    There’s hijab-wearing fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad, plus size model Ashley Graham, director Ava DuVernay, and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who are all part of the Barbie gang.

    So it seemed like a natural fit that Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams OBE joined the squad.

    The boxing badass, who is a two-time gold medalist is being honoured by a one-of-a-kind ‘Shero’ doll in her likeness… Read the full story


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    This is 10-year-old Alfie Saunders, from East Grinstead.

    Normally a ‘very boyish boy’, Alfie came kitted out as the character Althea, from horror novel The Cheerleaders, for his school’s last fancy dress day.

    Why? Because he thinks ‘girls are amazing’.

    Not only did he totally rock the costume, but Alfie also completed the look with a full face of makeup.

    Inevitably, that led to other boys making comments, including one which accused him of being gay… Read the full story


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    USA: Feature Rates Apply CREDIT: Steve Rawlins/Chester Zoo/Rex Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Rawlins/Chester Zoo/REX/Shutterstock (5683120t) Young male (16-month-old brothers) Sumatran tigers Jaya and Topan in the pool Young tigers take a dip in pool, Chester Zoo, Chester, Britain - 12 May 2016 Two young male Sumatran tigers, 16-month-old brothers Jaya and Topan, were spotted having a dip in their pool at Chester Zoo Thursday (12 May) afternoon whilst enjoying one of the hottest days of the year. Photographer Steve Rawlins captured the duo as they splashed around in the water. Chester Zoo… <a href=Read the full story

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    Pork pie ice cream exists and we don’t know what to think.

    The Pork Pie-Scream comes courtesy of Pieminster, a pie shop based in Brixton Market.

    It comes in celebration of British Pie Week, which runs from 5-11 March.

    The dessert features soft serve vanilla ice cream mixed with Bourbon maple syrup and free-range British bacon, which comes served in a waffle cone ‘pie crust’ and garnished with pork scratchings and applesauce.


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    Doritos very swiftly nixed their idea for lady-friendly tortilla chips after a major backlash, and it seems Brewdog are the latest brand to see a similar stunt go hugely wrong.

    The brewery were slammed after releasing a pink version of their popular Punk IPA (Pink IPA, geddit?!) which bears the slogan ‘Beer for Girls’ ahead of International Women’s Day.

    Read the full story

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    Tea towels, mugs, masks…us Brits are legendary for our capacity to create cheesy monarchy-inspired tat.

    And this year, with the Royal wedding coming up, we’re bound to see an endless supply of dodgy Meghan and Harry products.

    But none will be quite as genius as these ‘commemorative love sheaths’ from Crown Jewels Heritage Condoms.

    Yep, a company has brought out a set of condoms in time for the big day, with the promise that like Meghan, your ‘prince will come’.

    Apparently, they even come in a box which plays a musical rendition of God Save the Queen and the Star Spangled Banner when opened.

    In fact, Crown Jewels claims to be the only condoms in… Read the full story


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    Following three years of unsuccessfully trying to fall pregnant, 23-year-old hair stylist Danielle Golding received the devastating news that she had stage three cancerous tumours as big as watermelons on both ovaries.

    Danielle’s shocking diagnosis came in August 2015, after years of often excruciatingly painful periods, shattering her dream of having a baby naturally with her partner Niall.

    Recalling how she was told she had ovarian cancer, Danielle said: ‘Of course, I was terrified. I didn’t know what it was – but it did explain why I couldn’t fall pregnant.’

    Danielle first went to Reading’s Royal Berkshire Hospital after her mum, Waitrose manager Nicola, 43, saw her ‘bent double,’… Read the full story


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