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    Caption: Balenciaga taking inspiration from Joey Tribbiani

    You know that uncomfortable feeling of wearing a jumper that’s too thick under a jacket?

    Ever wanted to take that feeling to the extreme?

    Or did you watch that Friends scene in which Joey wears all of Chandler’s clothes and think: yes, that’s what I want to look like?

    If so, you’re in luck, as Balenciaga is now selling a jacket that creates the look and feel of wearing seven jackets at once. What a treat.

    One quick note before you choose the jacket as this season’s big coat: it costs £6,985. Ah.

    To be fair to Balenciaga, you do get quite a bit of fabric for that price. The oversized parka offers a bunch of layers in different shades and fabrics, so it’s almost like you’re buying seven coats… just seven coats that you have to wear all at once.

    The parka is the creation of Demna Gvasalia, who we imagine is someone who is always cold. Or he really, really likes Friends. Those are the only possible explanations.

    Balenciaga Paying Homage to Joey From 'Friends'
    (Picture: Balenciaga)

    Along with many layers, the parka also has plenty of space for accessories (might we recommend sandwiches or pizza?), with a chest pocket, a concealed pocket on the sleeve, and side pockets.

    It’s more convenient than trying to recreate Joey’s iconic look with your own clothes – or your roommate’s – as all the layers are joined together as one. You don’t have to faff about with working out which coats are roomy enough to go over your other jackets, or ask a pal to help you wedge your sweating, sleeve-covered arms into the seventh item of clothing.

    You will, however, need to commit to going to your launderette, as the parka is dry clean only.

    This isn’t the first time Balenciaga has taken an unexpected concept and made it high fashion. The brand has previously unveiled a £645 plastic bag shirt, a shirt that looks like it’s been stapled to a T-shirt, shoes that look like McDonald’s fries packets, and a £1,600 take on Ikea’s iconic Frakta bag.

    There are some lessons to take away from Balenciaga’s merciless trolling/high fashion upgrades.

    Firstly, inspiration is everywhere, and we must keep our eyes wide open to fully appreciate seemingly random moments’ fashion potential.

    And secondly, you can make pretty much anything high fashion if you stick a label on it and send it down the runway. Wear whatever you like and if anyone questions you, say it’s Balenciaga.

    Yes, even your rainhat made out of a Tesco bag and using a ziploc sandwich bag as a clutch. You know Balenciaga will release their own versions any day now.

    MORE: The ‘you’ll grow into it’ oversize look for men is back for the autumn

    MORE: Do not fear the crop top for men

    MORE: Helmut Lang books women in their eighties to front Women of Wales campaign


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    (Picture: Marks and Spencer)
    (Picture: Marks & Spencer)

    Supermarkets seem to be trying to do their bit for the environment.

    We’ve reported that Iceland is offering plastic free chewing-gum (yes, chewing gum often contains plastic), and trialling reverse vending machines, that Morrisons is rewarding customers who use plastic containers to take home meat and fish, and that Tesco is turning wonky fruits and veggies into smoothies,all in the name of reducing waste and preventing further plastic being created and thrown into landfills.

    Now Marks and Spencer is joining the eco-friendly ranks by taking away plastic cutlery and only offering wooden forks, spoons, and knives.

    When you pop into your local M&S for lunch, you’ll find knives and forks made out of wood, which is more sustainable than plastic thanks to using less energy for production.

    The supermarket aims to replace all existing cutlery with the environmentally-friendly alternatives across all its stores.

    It will no longer produce any new plastic cutlery and will only sell through ones that are currently available to buy.

    ‘We’re passionate about cutting out the unnecessary use of plastic and helping our customers reuse and recycle more,’ said Mike Barry, sustainable business director at M&S.

    Why is plastic so bad for our environment?

    Plastic never goes away: Plastic is a material made to last forever, yet 33% of all plastic – water bottles, bags and straws – are used just once and thrown away. Plastic cannot biodegrade; it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.

    It affects our health: Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us. Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments.

    It threatens wildlife: Animals and trees become entangled in plastic, they eat it or mistake it for food and feed it to their young.

    It piles up the environment: We simply don’t have enough space and landfills to discard them. Americans recycle only 8% of the 30 million tons of plastic they discard every year.

    Coffee giants Pret started a similar move earlier in the year, introducing wooden alternatives but unfortunately, it didn’t go down very well.

    Though most consumers appreciated the environmental endeavours on the coffee shop’s part, they complained that the new spoons, or sporks, made it difficult to eat yogurts and soups.

    They’ve now gone back to the drawing board and are testing other compostable cutlery.

    MORE: Half of smokers still think it’s OK to throw cigarettes down the drain

    MORE: M&S to launch limited edition Colin the Caterpillar in support of Macmillan

    MORE: Thousands of tents left behind at Reading Festival that will now go to landfill


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    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, HOLDING UP VOLUNTEER???S VAGINA CASTS). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596
    Bobbie hopes her casts will help women love and accept their bodies (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    There’s no such thing as a normal vagina, but that hasn’t stopped many of us feeling insecure about the appearance of our vulva.

    One mum has an unusual way to get women feeling more comfortable with their genitals.

    Bobbi Jillions is a mum of two who works as a life caster. She makes casts of women’s vulvae on request to help them see their bodies as beautiful.

    The idea came to Bobbie when a friend worried that her vagina wasn’t ‘very pretty’. Bobbie cast her genitals in rose gold to not only show off their beauty, but to remind us that no two vulvae are the same.

    She hopes that by getting rid of our insecurities and lingering shame, the casts will encourage people to attend smear tests and ask for help with sexual health issues.

    ‘I’m hoping my casts will make people feel more confident talking about their bits and pieces,’ says Bobbie. ‘The human body shouldn’t be a taboo subject.

    ‘I hope this will encourage women to be more open and comfortable with their bodies.’

    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: VAGINA CASTS CREATED BY BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, FROM CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596
    Bobbie’s first model was a friend who believed her vagina wasn’t ‘very pretty’. (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    Bobbie plans to launch casting parties, where friends can get together, chat, and have their vulvae cast.

    ‘I’ve been very nervous about having a smear test done in the past,’ Bobbie says.

    ‘I hope this will show women that no matter what they look like below the waist, they are all normal. No two are the same.

    ‘It’s so important women get theirs done and my work might show them everyone is different.

    ‘I think it could give them more confidence in the bedroom too – much like having an Ann Summers party.

    ‘I want to offer casting parties in the near future where women or men can get together with their friends and have a laugh getting their body parts cast.

    ‘They’ll get a delivery of their own personal sculpture instead of naughty undies.’

    Bobbie also has plans to start casting men’s genitals, after receiving quite a few requests.

    The casting process happens in Bobbie’s back room and involves using alginate, the same material used by dentists for teeth impressions. A session takes around half an hour, and the cast can then take a few weeks to dry before they’re ready.

    Once they’re all finished, they can make great home decorations or gifts for whoever you think needs an accurate rendering of your genitals.

    MORE: Scottish sex terms you all need to know

    MORE: If you or your sexual partner drink beer, are you more likely to get yeast infections?

    MORE: Em Ford calls out Huda Beauty for using an image of her face to discuss getting rid of acne scars


    A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroomA daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroomellencscottPIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, HOLDING UP VOLUNTEER???S VAGINA CASTS). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: VAGINA CASTS CREATED BY BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, FROM CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroomA daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroomellencscottPIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, HOLDING UP VOLUNTEER???S VAGINA CASTS). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: VAGINA CASTS CREATED BY BOBBIE JILLIONS, 34, FROM CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX). A daring mum of two is making casts of women's vaginas to help them overcome body hang-ups and gain confidence in the bedroom. Life caster Bobbie Jillions, 34, originally worked with a friend who worried her bits weren???t ???very pretty??? and hopes her work will prove 'no two are the same.' Since creating the rose-gold models Bobbie has been inundated with requests, including from men hoping to have their ???crown jewels??? done too. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 660 8596

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    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles (Picture: Euan Myles)

    Being selected as one of the 100 winners of Portrait of Britain is a big deal.

    It’s the largest exhibition of portrait photography ever held, with winners shown on screens in rail stations, malls, high streets, and at Heathrow airport.

    The photos will also be printed in the Portrait of Britain Book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and available from 6 September, so you can flick through the portraits at your leisure. Or just stick it on your living room table to show everyone you’re fancy.

    Following an open call by the British Journal of Photography earlier this year, over 13,000 portraits were submitted. The shortlist was made up of 200 photos, and then that was narrowed down into a list of 100 winners.

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: British Journal of Photography)

    The photos are a glorious mix of people in Britain  a man taking his parrot to the beach to a woman fighting for the right to wear religious headgear in team sports.

    ‘Portrait of Britain is public art on a huge scale – a countrywide exhibition that puts the nation’s citizens centre stage in bustling public spaces, and this year’s submissions made it all the more hard to choose the 100 winning photographers,’ said Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director of British Journal of Photography.

    ‘In our third year, the portraits will take over Great Britain throughout September, confronting the public with a reflection of themselves as they go about their daily business. Taken from all walks of life, these subjects share the same space, looking back at the public from the screen.

    ‘The effect is a lingering glance, and witnessed by millions of passersby.’

    Take a look at some of our favourite photos from the winners’ list below, with the story behind each picture told by the photographer.

    Shannon, by Samuel McElwee

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Samuel McElwee)

    When we are constantly told by the media that we as a nation have an uncertain future ahead of us, sometimes you just need to laugh.

    In this case it was because of a nine-week-old pug puppy, who surprised Shannon.

     

    What a Colourful Life, by Maraya Gibbs

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Maraya Gibbs)

    This wonderful lady is my aunt. An East End girl, she has lived a life as colourful as her hair.

    Although she has endured many hard times and lived through wartime Britain, I never hear her complain. She is full of smiles and humour and I wanted to capture this.

     

    Tika, by Nirish Shakya

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Nirish Shakya)

    Every year, Nepalese people around the world celebrate Dashain by receiving blessings and red tika from elders.

    It is customary for the family to pose for a picture with tika smudged on their foreheads.

    I took this family portrait to show the diversity of families, traditions and cultures in Britain.

     

    Sea Change – Part 8, by Lee Brodhurst-Hopper

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Lee Brodhurst-Hopper)

    I met this young couple by chance and photographed them for a series about the changing face of Folkestone.

     

    Rehabilitating Roy’s Parrot, by Alexander Flemming

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Alexander Flemming)

    Roy had an African grey parrot on his back when I saw him on a beach in Devon.

    He and his wife were on holiday with two of these birds, which they rescued, and their dog. As part of the rehabilitation process, the birds are taken out in cages, giving them access to the open sea air.

     

    In the Job Centre, by Andrea Zvadova

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Andrea Zvadova)

    Nan was born with albinism. She has become my muse.

     

    Asma, by Sophie Green

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Sophie Green)

    Asma, a member of an all-female Muslim basketball team, is pictured with some of her teammates.

    They are part of a worldwide campaign that is urging the International Basketball Federation to lift the ban on religious headgear in elite sports.

     

    Tumise, by Christoph Soeder

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Christoph Soeder)

    Tumise is a bodybuilding champion who won the British National Bodybuilding Federation ‘Teens’ competition in 2017.

    This portrait is from Clear-Cut, a series showing customers at a barbershop in Newport, Wales. It is fascinating to me how imposing a certain uniformity amplifies the sitter’s individuality.

     

    Roxy Gore, by Joe Lang

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Joe Lang)

    I spotted Roxy at Dreamland amusement park during Margate Pride. She was dressed to kill. We chatted briefly about her dress and after that she was happy to be photographed.

     

    Ties, by Alexandra Adami

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Alexandra Adami)

    These Catholic girls are pictured with their much-loved Muslim nanny. I wanted to show the close bond between them despite their difference in age and ethnicity.

     

    Mao, by Steven Barritt

    ***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi
    (Picture: Steven Barritt)

    I photographed Mao, a former student of mine from Japan, for a project exploring how sight, touch and proprioception — the perception of stimuli relating to one’s own position — combine to create a convincing feeling of body ownership and understanding of our reality.

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    Roxy GoreRoxy Goreellencscott***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goiRoxy GoreRoxy Goreellencscott***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi***STRICT EMBARGO 10:00AM 30/08/2018*** Portrait of Britain 2018 - Shortlist announcement. MUST LINK: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk AND FEATURE BOOK COVER 1. Roxy Gore, Joe Lang 2. Shannon, Samuel McElwee 3. In the Job Centre, Andrew Zvadova 4. Tumise, Christoph Soeder 5. Rehabilitating Roy???s parrot, Alexander Flemming 6. What a colourful life, Maraya Gibbs 7. Asma, Sophie Green 8. Tika, Nirish Shakya 9. Ties, Alexandra Adami 10. Night Watch at Salmon Farm, Euan Myles 11. Mao, Steven Barritt 12. Sea Change ??? Part 8, Lee Brodhurst-Hopper Hi Steven I can send the images over now via a Wetransfer link, these will be HI res so please make sure they are resized before going on the site. Please also confirm that the article will not be going live on the before 10am on the 30th. Will it be in the paper the following day as well? Regards Mark Best Blah PR 0776 495 0818 Skype - wmarkbest All the shortlisted images can be seen on the British Journal of Photography website here http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk. The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be revealed at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux's national channel of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in rail, retail, and roadside locations in cities nationwide This year all 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in a book published by Hoxton Mini Press and released on the 6th September at a special event. Pre-order the book here. ???Who are we? It???s a simple enough question, yet not so easy to answer beyond some basic assumptions. Talk about a country ??? in this case, one goi

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Kirsty Young arrives for The Royal Television Society Programme Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
    Kirsty Young is stepping down from Desert Island Discs while she battles fibromyalgia – but what is the condition, can it be cured and what are the causes? (Picture: Getty)

    Lauren Laverne is stepping into Kirsty Young’s shoes as temporary host of Desert Island Discs.

    Young revealed today she is stepping down from the BBC Radio 4 show for a number of months as she battles chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

    Kirsty, 49, said: ‘Casting away some of the world’s most fascinating people is a wonderful job – however, I’m having to take some time away from Desert Island Discs as I’m suffering from a form of fibromyalgia.

    ‘I wish Lauren all the very best, I know she will be great. And I very much look forward to getting back to good health and back to work.’

    What is fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by widespread body pain and extreme fatigue. Each sufferer of fibromyalgia experiences the condition differently.

    What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

    • Pain – usually constant and widespread but may be worse in certain places such as the back and neck. The pain can be sharp, stabbing or dull in nature. Sometimes there are ‘trigger’ points from which pain radiates.
    • Fatigue – a feeling of over whelming tiredness, not relieved by sleep.
    • Sleep problems – some people will suffer from insomnia (problems falling asleep or broken sleep), other people will sleep for a good length of time but due to a lack of restorative sleep (deep, stage 4 sleep) will awake unrefreshed.
    • Hypersensitivity – including hyperalgesia (extreme sensitivity to pain), allodynia (experiencing pain from light touch) and sensitivity to smells, tastes and brights lights etc
    • Other symptoms include muscle stiffness and spasms, headaches, constipation, diarrhoea, feeling too hot or too cold, dizziness, clumsiness, paraesthesia (pins and needles or numbness), mental health symptoms and an inability to think clearly (also known as ‘fibro fog’).

    What causes fibromyalgia?

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    Fibromyalgia is still largely a mystery (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk)

    It is not currently completely clear what the exact causes of fibromyalgia are, however there are a number of theories currently being researched more fully:

    • Abnormalities in pain transmission – the central nervous system (CNS) transmits pain signals from around the body. It is thought there are alterations in the chemicals used to transmit these signals and therefore higher levels of pain are experienced.
    • Chemical imbalances – lower levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine have been found in the CNS. These are related to regulating mood, appetite and sleep. Alterations in the stress hormone cortisol have also been suggested by researchers. The relationship between these chemical imbalances and the symptoms experienced is not understood.
    • Sleep problems – some research suggests that a lack of deep sleep may be a cause of fibromyalgia rather than a symptom.

    Why does fibromyalgia occur?

    Often fibromyalgia develops after a stressful event such as an accident or injury, death of a loved one or breakdown of a relationship, moving house or giving birth.

    For other people, however, there may be no triggering life event.

    Fibromyalgia can also be associated with other conditions such as arthritis, lupus or spondylosis.

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    ‘Fibro fog’ is a common symptom (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro)

    How do you know if you have fibromyalgia?

    First, it is important to see your GP.

    Since symptoms are similar to other conditions (such as arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis) it is a case of eliminating those in order to form the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

    There are no physical changes seen in fibromyalgia so if joints are (for example) red, hot or swollen, another diagnosis is suggested.

    There are no changes seen on blood tests or scans so these are used to eliminate other conditions where changes are seen.

    A GP with specialist knowledge can give the diagnosis but usually they will refer to a rheumatologist for confirmation.

    It is important to recognise that other conditions can co-exist, such as depression, anxiety, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome etc.

    Can it be cured?

    There is no cure for fibromyalgia but it can be managed and people can live a full and varied life. Sufferers tend to report ups and downs.

    It is important to get the right support. Depending on the specific symptoms, an individual will need input from a variety of specialists including:

    • Rheumatologist – a specialist in muscle and joint conditions
    • Psychologist – a specialist in how the mind and body work together
    • Neurologist – a specialist of the nervous system
    • Physiotherapist – a specialist using physical methods of treatment such as heat, massage and exercise

    It is common for medication to be the first port of call.

    These may include painkillers, anti-depressants, sleeping tablets, muscle relaxants, anti-convulsants and anti-psychotics. It is important to remember that these can all have side effects.

    Medication can help, but there can be side effects (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)
    Medication can help, but there can be side effects (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Other treatments have been shown to be more effective, but they require more motivation, commitment and perseverance.

    Graded exercise and hydrotherapy has been shown to reduce pain and fatigue.

    It can feel like a catch-22 as the pain and fatigue prevent exercise however it’s proven that doing it will, in the long run, be of benefit.

    Pacing is the key to exercise being of benefit.

    Psychotherapy, in particular cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), can help sufferers examine the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours to enable the sufferer understand how they can be in control of the condition.

    Positivity is a key element in managing the condition.

    Relaxation techniques, manipulation or massage can directly target tense areas of the body to bring about relief.

    Some people find group or online support useful. Fibromyalgia Action UK is a good place to start.

    Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, manipulation or aromatherapy may help but currently have limited evidence and need more study.

    It is also important to ensure other conditions are treated e.g. depression and irritable bowel syndrome.

    It takes time to get to grips with the illness and many people report pushing themselves too much and suffering the consequences of higher levels of pain and fatigue in the following days.

    Some people manage this by planning recovery days, some people ensure they never push themselves too hard. It’s up to the individual how they manage their condition, there are no set rules.

    Fibromyalgia affects seven times more women than men and often develops between the ages of 30 and 50.

    More research is always being done into understanding the condition better so that it can be managed more effectively in the future or maybe even cured one day.

    For those suffering from fibromyalgia, here are eight simple way to help manage the pain.

    For more information see NHS Choices and Fibromyalgia Action UK.

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    Just yesterday we revealed that the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte had made an early return to the US – but we were gutted that there was no news as to whether it was arriving early in the UK, too.

    But we have good news for you: Starbucks has confirmed that your favourite autumn latte is coming back next week.

    The latte will return to Starbucks stores across Europe from Thursday 6 September – though if you’re a My Starbucks Rewards customer, you can try it first today, 30 August.

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    Oh, and great news, people: This time, the latte is available for vegans.

    The latte is made using a combination of Starbucks Espresso Roast, pumpkin pie flavoured sauce and steamed milk, and is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices – including cinnamon, nutmeg and clothes.

    Of course, the type of milk used in the latte is optional, and to make sure vegans don’t miss out the sauce itself is now completely dairy-free.

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    (Picture: Starbucks)

    Apparently the latte tastes great with a dairy-alternative milk such as almond or oat, and can be enjoyed hot or iced.

    The latte will be priced from £3.15, and we’re pretty excited for it to be making a comeback.

    Though we’re not sure we’re totally ready for our Instagram feeds being spammed with #PSL photos.

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    My dating life is undeniably tragic.

    It wasn’t until 21 I managed to go on a ‘proper’ date. If nothing else, that was an excellent fact to drop during a round of ‘never have I ever’,

    You’d be forgiven for wondering why I’d take a dire situation and throw in conversations about periods. But that’s what I do: on every first date, I’ll bring up periods.

    Monthly periods have been a part of my life for some 12 years now, but I’m yet to achieve peak ‘women in tampon ads’. If you’re unaware of this concept, it’s the idea that everything is great on your period, and that we all frolic around in white dresses. It’s a lie.

    I might be 26, but I’ve still got no idea when the damn thing will start or stop. I never know if this time it’ll be just cramps or if this will be the month it makes me throw up, or perhaps the week I bleed through my tampon in the mere time it takes to commute to work.

    It’s fair to say my period and I have a pretty ‘hate-hate relationship’, and I’m still not entirely comfortable talking about it openly. Sure, it might be 2018, but how many of us would actually feel comfortable discussing our period in front of our bosses, friends who aren’t quite best friends, or, the holy grail, on a first date?

    The last year has been groundbreaking for talking about periods. A Freedom4Girls report back in March 2017, which found girls were regularly missing school because they couldn’t afford pads, opened the metaphorical floodgates. Several were said to be using socks, rags or even sellotape as makeshift sanitary products.

    Faced with those shocking details, we can’t let our awkwardness around periods keep holding back the conversation.

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    We’ve since seen unashamedly bold campaigning from the likes of Amika George and Bloody Good Period’s Gabby Edlin, a trial scheme in Scotland to give low income women access to free sanitary wear and manifesto commitments from The Green Party, Lib Dems and the Labour Party.

    However, while all this is great progress, we’re still, for the most part focusing on periods as an abstract – something which happens to other people, not to us.

    But periods do affect all of us – whether it’s a human rights issue which threatens our dignity, equality, and education, or shyly telling your date you’re too tired to go back with them, when actually you’re just on your period.

    As a journalist I’ve followed period poverty closely – but the more I’ve probed the problem, the more obvious the daily stigma about periods becomes.

    Last year I rang every food bank in the country to find out how many women were requesting sanitary products each month – a simple question, but not such a simple answer. ‘Oh, yes,’ replied one well meaning foodbank manager. ‘We give them soap.’

    Another told me how women in their area were too wealthy to suffer from period poverty – despite clearly struggling enough to need a food bank. A large number of men seemed to wince when I even asked the question.

    And this is when it all spilled over. After yet another day wallowing in a pool of period despair, I found myself on one of those rare first dates.

    ‘So, what do you do?’ was the general theme of his question. I don’t think he was expecting me to tell him that I’m currently investigating why some people are effectively banned from hygienically controlling the blood between their legs. It didn’t work out, but that was more to do with a fundamental disagreement about Taylor Swift.

    As the months went on I got bolder, deciding to actively incorporate this into my meeting new people checklist. I can confirm it’s great fun to ask your date to carry what is effectively half of Boot’s tampon supply while you’re searching for your phone.

    It’s also an excellent idea to bring out your period facts for new people at parties. Did you know the super cute elephant shrew is one of the only other mammals to have periods?

    It might seem superficial. Talking about periods on a shitty (or not so shitty) date doesn’t solve a crisis overnight. However, the ability to talk about periods in a sensible way is a pretty good barometer of whether someone is worth your time in the long run – and if you can talk about ‘icky’ things like blood, there’s a strong chance you’ll be able to talk about the difficult things later in your relationship.

    Even if they don’t, and the mere mention of blood is a little bit too much, every casual throwaway mention goes a little way to normalising the idea in their minds. And, at the end of the day, you can’t solve a problem if more than half the population aren’t really talking about it.

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    Over the past few months UK supermarkets have been doing what they can to reduce plastic use in stores.

    Just last month, Asda announced that it will now sell swedes unwrapped, as part of its ongoing commitment to use less and recycle more plastic, with a plan to reduce plastic packaging in own brand products by an initial 10% by February 2019.

    Now Morrisons has revealed that it’ll be ditching the plastic wrapping used on bouquets, bringing back paper wrapping instead, as part of its plastic reduction programme.

    Paper is the traditional wrap for bouquets and still used by some florists. It can protect the stems just as well as plastic until the flowers can be placed in a vase.

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    The changeover, that will be complete in 2019, will save 925 tonnes of plastic a year, and follows customers feedback that reducing plastic should be one of Morrisons’ priorities.

    The new paper being used on Morrisons bouquets is called ‘hydro paper’ which has wax mixed into it making it waterproof. It’s also FSC certified and 100% recyclable.

    Standard Morrisons bouquets will be the first to switch to the new paper wrap in September, with single flower bunches and Morrisons The Best following in early 2019.

    Drew Kirk, Category Director Produce and Horticulture, said: ‘Customers are telling us they’d like us to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic packaging we use. The new paper wrap does exactly the same job as plastic and looks just as good.

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    ‘More importantly though, it keeps a large amount of plastic out of the environment.’

    Alongside the bouquet wrapping, Morrisons is also doing a number of other things to reduce the plastic consumption in stores – including moving all loose fruit and veg to be sold in paper rather than plastic bags and removing plastic sleeves from cucumbers.

    The store has also asked customers to bring in their own containers to Morrisons Butchers and Fishmongers counters.

    Marks & Spencer is also making changes, by taking away plastic cutlery and only offering wooden forks, spoons and knives.

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    (Picture: Marks and Spencer)

    They’ve already introduced this scheme to its stores – so when you next head into M&S you’ll find wooden cutlery, which is more sustainable than plastic thanks to using less energy for production.

    The supermarket aims to replace all existing cutlery with the environmentally friendly alternatives across all its stores.

    It will no longer produce any new plastic cutlery and will only sell through ones that are currently available to buy.

    Mike Barry, sustainable business director at M&S said: ‘We’re passionate about cutting out the unnecessary use of plastic and helping our customers reuse and recycle more.’

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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    If you’ve got £2.85 million to spare and kids who love outdoor activities, you might want to look at buying this rural property.

    Rigery Farm comes with an indoor swimming pool, stables for horses, a lake for boating, a gym and 50 acres of parkland to play in.

    It’s located on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, and is a Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.

    The main house has a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    It has two stables and a tack room providing 437 sq ft of accommodation, a gym and office of 516 sq ft and a pool house with 1,161 sq ft of accommodation.

    There is also a cart lodge that can be used as a garage and two barns currently used for storage which could easily be turned into a ‘party barn’ or games room.

    The buildings sit within 50 acres of parkland with pasture, woodland, and a large lake and no neighbours, on the edge of the hamlet of Colliers End.

    Mark Rimell, from estate agents Strutt & Parker, said: ‘It’s incredibly rare to get a house that sits in the middle of 50 acres with no footpath or flight paths.

    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    ‘Most country houses are compromised in one way or another – one side is near a road or something – but there’s none of that here.

    ‘It’s absolutely in the middle of its 50 acres, you just have peace and quiet and you can do whatever you want to do.

    ‘At one stage it was a proper old fashioned working farm, so you’ve got the pretty Grade II listed farmhouse but you’ve also got lots of outbuildings. It ticks almost every box.

    ‘You’ve got a lake, an indoor swimming pool, the land and stables for horses.’

    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    Mark adds that there’s also space to put a tennis court, and the land can be used for quad bikes and mountain bikes.

    There’s also two barns for wet weather entertainment which are currently used as storage, but would be ‘perfect for creating a party barn or games room with table tennis’.

    Mark continued: ‘And if you have a party there’s no neighbours you have to worry about with the noise.

    ‘There’s also lots of wildlife – ducks, geese and fish in the lake, then deer, foxes, badgers, you name it.

    ‘It’s the dream, the rural idyll, what a lot of people aspire to and a very rare opportunity.’

    Take a look at the property below.

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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.
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Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. 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And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.SEI_27220456-18c5SEI_27220456-18c5hattiegladwellmetroBNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: Strutt&Parker/BNPS Teenage kicks... Homebuyers with teenage children will never need to worry about how to entertain them again at this spectacular farm - on the market for ?2.85m. Rigery Farm has an indoor swimming pool, stables for horse, a lake for boating, a gym and plenty of space for a trampoline, a tennis court and any other outdoor activities one could want in its 50 acres of parkland. And for the adults the property, on the outskirts of Colliers End, Herts, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse within commuting distance of central London.

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    Unicorn themed Cornettos exist and they look magical.

    Before you get your hopes up, we have to tell you that these are currently not available in the UK. We know, it’s so sad.

    They’re only available in Thailand. We’re very jealous considering photos of the ice cream are all over Instagram and they look pretty amazing.

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    The Unicornettos come in blue and purple packaging with a rainbow unicorn on the front.

    It features the usual Cornetto cone with a strawberry filling, lilac and blue marshmallow and candy floss ice cream, and is topped with strawberry sauce and white, pink and orange chocolate balls.

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    The ice cream is an Instagram lover’s dream.

    But don’t worry, you can get a similar version from Co Op.

    Back in March, we wrote about the shop’s Rainbow Uni-Cones, which are ice cream-filled unicorn horns.

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    The wafer cone is black, and comes with vanilla and raspberry ice cream, and is topped with raspberry sauce and rainbow sprinkles.

    The ice creams cost just £1.69 for a pack of four.

    We know, total bargain.

    So, while we’re sad that the Unicornettos haven’t made their way over here – at least we have something to keep us going until they (hopefully) do.

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    Tap water isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    Many prefer distilled, filtered, or bottled water.

    The fancier among us might even opt for the likes of reverse osmosis (water forced through membranes which remove particulates and pollutants) or alkaline water (which has a higher pH than tap or bottled).

    Distilled water, though, is claimed to be the ‘purest’.

    So what exactly is it?

    Distilled water is water which has been boiled into vapour and condensed back into liquid in a separate container.

    It’s claimed this process gets rid of impurities and strips away any natural minerals and electrolytes the water contains.

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    When we sweat, the water we drink replaces the lost fluids. As distilled water is devoid of the minerals needed, it cannot make up for what is lost through sweat.

    It also has a pH of around seven, making it more acidic which may not optimal for the body.

    It does, however, avoid harmful environmental chemicals and waterborne pathogens (bacteria).

    Are there any risks of drinking distilled water?

    Aside from its flat taste, distilled water doesn’t provide you with minerals like calcium and magnesium that you get from tap water.

    Because it doesn’t contain its own minerals, distilled water has a tendency to pull them from whatever it touches to maintain a balance.

    So when you drink distilled water, it may pull small amounts of minerals from your body, including from your teeth.

    If you already get most of the minerals you need from your diet, drinking distilled water shouldn’t make you deficient.

    Ifyou are going to drink distilled water, it’s a good idea to make sure you get your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

    Storing distilled water could be more of a problem. Distilled water can pull in minerals from any material it touches. This means it can absorb trace amounts of plastic or whatever substance is in the container that’s holding it.

    We previously reported that tap water is treated to remove 91 different contaminants.

    It’s understandable then that many prefer distilled water despite it being somewhat of an outdated purification process (better systems have been introduced recently).

    If you’d like to start drinking distilled water then there are steps you can take to do it at home. Wikihow explains the process but bear in mind it requires some time and effort.

    If you’d prefer to let a machine do all the work then there are plenty of water distillers available online.

    Amazon offers a system for £89.99. The Make Water Pure website which ships to the UK also has a few options, ranging from £113 to £129.

    You can also get a Nautilus countertop portable distiller for £299. There are plenty of other distillers available online but they’re pretty steep in price.

    What's the difference between distilled and filtered water?

    All water that is ready to be drunk goes through a basic filtration process as outlined by governments.

    Filtered water that is available for sale in bottles goes through a more stringent filtering process than normal, to clear out bacteria, heavy metals, and pesticides.

    Distilled water has undergone a very specific treatment process. Water is first boiled to produce steam, and then the steam is allowed to condense in a separate container and is collected as distilled water. It’s free of any minerals.

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    A Bear Grylls Adventure Park is coming to the UK, and we’re here to give you a sneak peak at the behind the scenes.

    The £20 million park will feature the biggest high-ropes course in Europe.

    It is due to open this autumn at Birmingham’s NEC after being created in partnership with the 44-year-old TV personality and survival expert.

    Bear Grylls right hand man, Scott Heffield tries out the most extreme high ropes course in Europe at the all new Bear Grylls Adventure at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham which opens to the public this autumn. As well as the high rope challenge, visitors will be able to zip-line from a Chinook Helicopter, climb some of the worlds most famous rock faces and even dive with sharks at the attraction. See NTI story NTIGRYLLS. August 29, 2018.
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    It has been designed around real-life challenges faced by the explorer and is the newest UK attraction to be built by Merlin Entertainmen, the group behind Alton Towers.

    The 8,000 square metre site will feature indoor skydiving, climbing and the highest free-roam high ropes in Europe which includes a zip line from a Chinook helicopter.

    The rope course is 20 metres (65ft) high and involves zig zagging across rolling beams.

    Bear Grylls said: ‘I have been so lucky to experience some of the toughest environments and challenges the world has to offer.

    Bear Grylls right hand man, Scott Heffield tries out the most extreme high ropes course in Europe at the all new Bear Grylls Adventure at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham which opens to the public this autumn. As well as the high rope challenge, visitors will be able to zip-line from a Chinook Helicopter, climb some of the worlds most famous rock faces and even dive with sharks at the attraction. See NTI story NTIGRYLLS. August 29, 2018.
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    ‘When your greatest fears are laid bare, you have to keep your nerve and dig deep.

    ‘The scale of challenges that can be found at the Bear Grylls Adventure are truly mind blowing and it allows millions of others to find the courage and tenacity to conquer their own Everest. Never give up.’

    Bear Grylls right hand man, Scott Heffield tries out the most extreme high ropes course in Europe at the all new Bear Grylls Adventure at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham which opens to the public this autumn. As well as the high rope challenge, visitors will be able to zip-line from a Chinook Helicopter, climb some of the worlds most famous rock faces and even dive with sharks at the attraction. See NTI story NTIGRYLLS. August 29, 2018.
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    Nick Varney, CEO Merlin Entertainments, added: ‘The Bear Grylls Adventure is a one of a kind attraction.’

    The attraction caused controversy earlier in the year after animal activists complained about plans for a ‘dive experience’ where customers can swim with sharks.

    Emily Lawrence, 21, set up an online petition accusing the venue of ‘greedily exploiting animals’ which attracted thousands of signatures.

    But operators Merlin defended its conservation credentials, adding that it would donate a percentage of each dive fee to the charity The Shark Trust.

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    Martial arts expert Anthony Pillage, 57, has smoked more than 300,000 cigarettes in his life.

    As a result, he was diagnosed with a thymic carcinoma, a rare cancer that grew to the size of a grapefruit and engulfed his heart and lung.

    Anthony, from Coventry, has shared harrowing pictures and videos during his final months of living.

    The clips of his battle with the terminal cancer have received more than a quarter of a million views.

    PICS BY ANTHONY PILLAGE / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: From the opeation in 2014 to remove most of the mass he named Bob) - A martial arts expert who smoked more than 300,000 cigarettes over his lifetime, reveals the real-life consequences of smoking in harrowing videos during his final months to live. Anthony Pillage, 57, from Coventry, West Midlands, has received more than a quarter of a million views for the uploads showing his battle with terminal cancer.He started smoking at the age of 17 to look cool and due to peer pressure, continuing for a further 36 years and at times going through as many as 40 cigarettes - two packets - a day. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with a thymic carcinoma, a rare cancer that would grow tothe size of a grapefruit. - SEE CATERS COPY
    He’s had surgery to remove some of the mass and radiotherapy (Picture: Anthony Pillage/Caters News)

    Anthony started smoking at the age of 17 due to peer pressure, continuing for a further 36 years and at times going through 40 cigarettes – two packets – a day.

    He was given the diagnosis of lung cancer four years ago and despite surgery to remove some of the mass and radiotherapy, in January 2015, he was given six months to live.

    Keen to change his life around, he began to treat himself with a combination of a raw vegan diet, cannabis oil, holistic treatments and more than 100 vitamins and supplements a day.

    The martial arts instructor publicly shared his battles, from climbing Mount Vesuvius to hard-to-watch footage showing his difficulty trying to breathe.

    PICS BY ANTHONY PILLAGE / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: some of the more than 150 supplements and vitamins he took to survive this long which is he bleieves are to credit for his life) - A martial arts expert who smoked more than 300,000 cigarettes over his lifetime, reveals the real-life consequences of smoking in harrowing videos during his final months to live. Anthony Pillage, 57, from Coventry, West Midlands, has received more than a quarter of a million views for the uploads showing his battle with terminal cancer.He started smoking at the age of 17 to look cool and due to peer pressure, continuing for a further 36 years and at times going through as many as 40 cigarettes - two packets - a day. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with a thymic carcinoma, a rare cancer that would grow tothe size of a grapefruit. - SEE CATERS COPY
    He has to take a lot of medication (Picture: Anthony Pillage/Caters News)

    ‘I put up a video where I had very bad pain and couldn’t breathe online to show the perils of smoking, within two days it hit 100,000 views,’ he said.

    ‘Then in another incident where, without exaggeration, I thought I was going to die in the public toilet of a hotel for all to see.

    ‘Over 600 people have said they have given up smoking and the way they have written it I believe them. Even more pledged to see a doctor about cessation.

    ‘I’m not sure how many months I have left, but the message I have is a powerful one and I want to make some good of the time I have left.’

    PICS BY ANTHONY PILLAGE / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Here are images of Anthony and how he used to look prior to his health drastically worsening) - A martial arts expert who smoked more than 300,000 cigarettes over his lifetime, reveals the real-life consequences of smoking in harrowing videos during his final months to live. Anthony Pillage, 57, from Coventry, West Midlands, has received more than a quarter of a million views for the uploads showing his battle with terminal cancer.He started smoking at the age of 17 to look cool and due to peer pressure, continuing for a further 36 years and at times going through as many as 40 cigarettes - two packets - a day. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with a thymic carcinoma, a rare cancer that would grow tothe size of a grapefruit. - SEE CATERS COPY
    Anthony has penned an autobiography of his battle (Picture: Anthony Pillage/Caters News)

    Despite his smoking habit, Anthony said he kept fit and regularly took part in sports such as rugby.

    When he was told about having six months left to live, Anthony bravely decided to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Vesuvius in Italy.

    ‘I managed to climb Mount Vesuvius, I wanted to prove to myself that I could still do stuff other people could, it nearly killed me to be honest.

    ‘I was in absolute tears when I stood on the top, I cried my eyes out,’ he added.

    His awareness campaign has received support from ex-England rugby star Wilko Johnson, actor Brian Blessed, and MMA fighter Alex Reid.

    As well as fundraising, Anthony has also set up what he claims to be the world’s first disability awards dinner for martial artists.

    He has written about his experiences of cancer, calling it Bob, putting it in an autobiography called Breaking Bob: Survival of a Cancer Warrior – which is in the top 500 of two Amazon Kindle store lists.

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    Aerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    A stunning 3.4 acre private island retreat off the coast of Florida is on sale for $4.3 million (£3.3 million).

    Mandalay Island off Sewall’s Point is full of white sandy beaches and trees and is accessed via a private bridge.

    It features a stunning main residence with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room filled with natural light.

    There’s also a swimming pool – if the ocean isn’t enough for you.

    Garden. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    The island also contains a second guest property, perfect for flying your friends and family out for a vacation.

    The island is described as the ‘retreat of your dreams’ – and judging by the pictures, we totally believe that.

    The listing reads: ‘A tropical oasis with its tranquil blue waters, sandy white beaches, swaying palms and perfect south-eastern exposure begins to paint a picture of the island lifestyle.

    ‘Once in a lifetime does an uber-property like this come on the market.

    Aerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    ‘The property offers deep water and is accessed by a private bridge and has around 2,700 feet of shoreline surrounding island with an additional 10 acres of submerged land allowing for the ultimate in privacy and endless water fun.

    ‘This unique property offers a family compound reminiscent of seaside cottages, designed by renowned architect Peter Jefferson.

    ‘The island allows for plenty of room to host family and friends in a tranquil, laid-back atmosphere without leaving the urban benefits of shopping, dining and quick access to the ocean inlet and executive airport.’

    Obviously, not many of us have £3 million to spare – but if we did, we’d snap this up in a heartbeat.

    Take a look at the property below.

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    Pool. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    Dining. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    Aerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    Bedroom. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    Living room. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com
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    Florida Dream IslandFlorida Dream IslandhattiegladwellmetroAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comGarden. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comSeafront. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comPool. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comDining. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. 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LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comFlorida Dream IslandFlorida Dream IslandhattiegladwellmetroAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comGarden. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comSeafront. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comPool. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comDining. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comAerial. LIVE the dream on this 3.4-acre private island retreat just off the coast of Florida for just over ??3.2m. Amazing aerial images show the exotic island from above with sandy beaches, lush greenery and main residence and pool visible. Other stunning shots show the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath house with a large, spacious bedroom, living room filled with natural light and luxury pool. Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.comBedroom. 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Mandalay Island at Sewall???s Point in Florida, USA, is listed for sale on www.vladi-private-islands.de for just over ??3.2m. Vladi Private Island / mediadrumimages.com

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    Autumn looms large on the horizon and the days grow ever shorter – there’s plenty to be miserable about.

    Thankfully, our Instagram is still serving up daily doses of optimism to carry you through the bleak winter ahead.

    Our Instagram feed @Metro.co.uk champions amateur photography from London and across the UK and shares your images on a daily basis to our thousands of followers.

    Here are some of our best photos from the end of August.

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    Stunning sunsets are a regular occurrence in the autumn chill. Thanks to @philipp_pley for capturing this one!

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    Really, the sunsets will keep you going, as exemplified by @chrisjdalton’s incredible shot.

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    Even when the sun’s not shining, London lends itself to some near-biblical skyscapes. Incredible camera skills here from @tmnikonian.

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    Or, if skies aren’t your thing, then feast your eyes on one of London’s most famous attractions; a red phone-box. @globetrotting_gurl is to thank for this lush composition.

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    It might get a bit chilly outside, but at least you’ll have the safety of the Underground to keep you warm and dry! Thanks to @patchphotos_ for this lovely picture

    Remember to use the hashtag #MetroLDN to have your images feature on our Instagram feed and website!

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    If you’ve spent any time on Instagram or any social media lately, you’ve probably come across the Deli Alli hand challenge.

    Though the footballer is better known for his antics on the pitch, he’s becoming recognised for his quirky celebrations when he’s not kicking a ball around.

    Those that were able to master his first hand trick might’ve struggled with his second hand trick (one for the bigger handed, we think).

    And that’s all inspired another trick. Twitter user Chidera has got the internet attempting the latest gesture which is more of an optical illusion.

    The video, now gone viral, shows Chidera holding one hand from behind the other and quickly turn the first hand into a fist while opening up the one behind.

    It helps to thrust the hand forward to create the illusion.

    When put together quickly, the gesture seems more complicated than it is.

    Some users were quickly able to get it while many struggled to be as slick as Chidera.

    Now that you’ve mastered this one, let’s go back to the Dele challenge.

    To create this pose, hold your hand out flat, make an o sign with your index and thumb. Now push your thumb down against the bottom of your middle finger.

    Once you’ve got the shape, flip your hand over (the o should come towards you) and hold against one eye, peering through the o whole. Your remaining three fingers should be flat against the forehead.

    If you’ve got it, pass on the knowledge.

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    Vilma and Brandon pictured in the NICU in 1990. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.
    Young Vilma and an even younger Brendon (Picture: Brandon Seminatore/SWNS)

    You never realise how the small world is until you find out that your new colleague is actually the baby you treated 28 years ago.

    While most of us haven’t experienced that, that’s exactly what happened to intensive care nurse Vilma Wong.

    The 54-year-old was shocked to learn that the new doctor on the block, Brandon Seminatore, was in fact a baby she nursed when he was born.

    Vilma took care of Brendan when he was delivered prematurely at 26 weeks.

    Vilma has been working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California for 32 years.

    When she saw the young doctor’s name, she instantly recognised it but could not place where she’d seen it before.

    When Brandon revealed that they both worked at the hospital he was born in, she knew who he was.

    Brandon, who is specialising in child neurology, even had a picture of the two taken during his early days.

    Brandon and Vilma now work together in the NICU. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.
    They were reunited 28 years later (Picture: SWNS)

    ‘I got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name,’ Vilma explained about seeing his name for the first time.

    ‘I asked him if his dad was a police officer and there was a big silence and then he asked me if I was Vilma.

    ‘I said yes.

    ‘Apparently, his mother asked him to look for nurse Vilma in the NICU, but he told his mom that I had probably retired by now.

    ‘I was in shock initially but overjoyed to know that I took care of him almost 30 years ago and now he’s as a pediatric resident to the same population he was part of when he was born.’

    Brandon said: ‘Meeting Vilma was a surreal experience.

    ‘I never expected to meet a provider who took care of me when I was a baby.

    ‘When Vilma recognised my name, I remembered the photos my parents had shown me and I truly sunk in that I was one of these babies.

    ‘I’ve come full circle and I’m taking care of babies with the nurse who took care of me.

    ‘Not all of us will get the chance to see our patients grow up, and I was so happy to be able to share that moment with her.’

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    Intensive care nurse finds new colleague is baby she nursed 28 years agoIntensive care nurse finds new colleague is baby she nursed 28 years agofaimabakar1Vilma and Brandon pictured in the NICU in 1990. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.Brandon and Vilma now work together in the NICU. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.Intensive care nurse finds new colleague is baby she nursed 28 years agoIntensive care nurse finds new colleague is baby she nursed 28 years agofaimabakar1Vilma and Brandon pictured in the NICU in 1990. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.Brandon and Vilma now work together in the NICU. See SWNS story NYNICU; A nurse was touched to discover that her new colleague had been one of her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit almost three decades ago. Vilma Wong, 54, has been a NICU nurse for 32 years but was thrilled to discover that she had once treated her new co-worker Dr Brandon Seminatore, 28. Brandon, who is completing his residency in Lucile Packard Children???s Hospital, in Palo Alto, California, was born at 29-weeks in April 1990, and treated in the hospital???s NICU for over a month. Vilma, of Fremont, California, immediately recognized Brandon???s name after the pair began working together earlier this month, but could not figure out how she knew him. The nurse put two and two together when Brandon, of San Jose, California, told Vilma that he had been a patient in the unit 28 years ago. Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even fished out an old photograph of the pair together when he was a precious preemie.

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    Social media has become a large part of travelling. Instagram is full of envy-worthy snaps of beaches, colourful doors, and hot dog legs in front of a swimming pool.

    Though most of us are just looking to capture that perfect selfie or the like, there are some people that take advantage of holiday spots.

    Some people break the law to access private areas, do damage to the environment or are disrespectful to history.

    That’s why influencer Elizabeth Brentano has set up a petition to encourage people to be more sensible while abroad.

    ‘I would like to propose that Instagram and Facebook act immediately and implement a system allowing users to report violations that are both illegal and harmful to the environment,’ she wrote online.

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    Posted on Change.org, her petition aims to help the social media generation understand how their actions in another country have consequences.

    ‘When individuals use Instagram to publicly post photos and videos of themselves breaking the law and engaging in activities that are harmful to the environment, there is seldom any legal recourse’ she said.

    ‘Worse yet, when shared by larger accounts, publishers or brands, this content has the potential to reach millions of people.’

    Some of the things she wants to be curbed include burning fires, flying drones in areas where parks and law enforcement have banned these activities, trespassing on closed sections of parks/historical sites, disturbing or feeding wildlife, and vandalism.

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    Certain apps, such as Instagram, allow geotagging which lets users to show their followers exactly where they are. This can result in surges in visitation.

    Elizabeth warned that this isn’t always a good thing, especially when large numbers don’t take care of the site.

    The Keyhole Hot Springs in British Colombia, for example, was affected by increased levels of garbage which attracted grizzly bears who ended up showing hostile behaviors to humans.

    As a result, the area is now closed annually betwen April to November.

    Elizabath wants to stop this from happening.

    She urged social media giants to better regulate the spread of images that may help popularise certain behaviours.

    ‘Instagram/Facebook should provide flagged accounts with appropriate resources on responsible recreation, protecting the environment and volunteer opportunities, so they might be able to correct their actions and help everyone in the outdoor community work together,’ she said.

    You can read more about her project and sign the petition here.

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    A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition after his stepdaughter came out as a boy.

    36-year-old Spencer Hanson, a soccer coach, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ‘100%’ he was not female.

    Growing up, Spencer played sport with male classmates, hated feminine clothes and knew that he was not a girl.

    After moving to college, he chopped his hair off and, at the age of 19, came out as a lesbian to his parents. Spencer married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008.

    The day Spencer gave birth to 'Cub'. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
    The day Spencer gave birth to ‘Cub’ (Picture: Becoming Dad/ SWNS)

    She had two children from a previous relationship but they also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor.

    During his first pregnancy with daughter ‘Bug’ (a nickname), now nine, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans.

    It was only when his stepdaughter ‘Bub’ – then aged nine – announced she was a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition.

    He said the process of enrolling a step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male.

    After having his second son, ‘Cub’, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.

    Spencer Hanson 21inch scar across chest after double mastectomy. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
    Spencer Hanson 21inch scar across chest after double mastectomy The day Spencer gave birth to ‘Cub’ (Picture: Becoming Dad/ SWNS)

    Speaking publicly about his journey for the first time, Spencer, who runs an Instagram blog called Becoming Dad, says he believes he would not be alive if it wasn’t for Bub.

    Meanwhile, Bub has begun another stage of their journey and is de-transitioning.

    Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, said: ‘I always knew I was 100% not a girl, so when I got pregnant it was super hard and the whole thing gave me so much anxiety.

    ‘I did not know how to be pregnant and not be feminine.

    ‘What kept me from transitioning is I felt like I was completely letting my parents down and I would lose them and my brother and my friends of many years.

    ‘I don’t like making people feel disappointed or ashamed in me.

    ‘In 2010, I was at Walmart with my little Bub and I was like, “Go and pick out some clothes.”

    Spencer Hanson now. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
    Spencer Hanson now. The day Spencer gave birth to ‘Cub’ (Picture: Becoming Dad/ SWNS)

    ‘My Bub was crying so I said, “What is going on?” and she said, “I can’t be [birth name] any more. I will die.”

    ‘I said, “OK, who are you?” She said she was male and was this other name and I said, “OK, hi [name].’

    Spencer took his stepdaughter to gender therapy and she was put on hormone blockers.

    While she was in therapy, the therapist turned to Spencer and asked whether he had addressed his own ‘gender issues’.

    He said: ‘I felt like there was no way I could ever say I was transgender too because otherwise everyone would blame my child’s transition on me being trans, so I both appreciated Bub coming out and resented it.

    ‘But the therapist saying it to me sparked a conversation with my wife and I was like, “I literally hate my body.”

    ‘I was suicidal and I came out as transgender. I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t transition.

    Spencer Hanson. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
    The day Spencer gave birth to ‘Cub’ (Picture: Becoming Dad/ SWNS)

    ‘Around 13, Bub started going back in the other direction. She was having mental health issues, but she seems pretty comfortable with who she is.

    ‘I like to remind her that she is the reason I’m alive today because if I had not gone through that with her I could not have realized that I am who I am.’

    Spencer and Jess are currently separating – but they remain on good terms.

    Spencer said he and Jess raised their children ‘without gender expectations’ to help them ‘support their truest selves’.

    ‘In early 2016 I said to Bug, who is autistic, “OK honey, here is the deal. I was born a girl but I don’t feel like a girl, I feel like a boy”,’ Spencer said.

    Spencer and his children L-R bub, bug, cub, cupcake. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.
    Spencer and his children L-R bub, bug, cub, cupcake The day Spencer gave birth to ‘Cub’ (Picture: Becoming Dad/ SWNS)

    ‘I said, “I don’t want to upset you because you are important to me. What would you like to call me?”

    ‘We went through different names and my daughter finally was just like, “Can we just use dad?” And I was like, “Yeah.”

    ‘They all call me dad now.

    ‘The hardest thing about it was giving up the title “mom”, because for me it held a lot of emotion.

    ‘But when they call me dad it makes me feel normal.

    ‘I’m finding my happy and I want my kids to know you are you, exactly as you are meant to be.’

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    A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boyA transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boyhattiegladwellmetroThe day Spencer gave birth to 'Cub'. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson 21inch scar across chest after double mastectomy. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson now. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer and his children L-R bub, bug, cub, cupcake. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boyA transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boyhattiegladwellmetroThe day Spencer gave birth to 'Cub'. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson 21inch scar across chest after double mastectomy. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson now. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer Hanson. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.Spencer and his children L-R bub, bug, cub, cupcake. See SWNS story NYDAD; A transgender dad who gave birth twice while living as a woman says he found the courage to transition to male after his step-daughter came out as a boy. Soccer coach Spencer Hanson, 36, was raised as a girl in a conservative, Christian family and says he always knew ?100 per cent? he was not female. After coming out at the age of 19, Spencer, of Kansas City, Kansas, had lived as a gay woman and married Jess Hanson, 42, in 2008. He formed a close bond with her children from a previous relationship, whom he refers to on his blog as Bub, 16, and Cupcake, 21, but whose real names he does not wish to disclose. The couple also had a son and daughter of their own after Spencer fell pregnant using a sperm donor. During the first pregnancy with eldest daughter Bug, now nine, in 2009, Spencer battled gender dysmorphia but feared his loved ones would be ashamed if he came out as trans. It wasn?t until 2010 when his step-child then aged nine, announced they were a boy and not a girl that Spencer found the courage to begin his own transition. He said the process of enrolling his step-child in therapy and starting them on hormone blockers gave him the strength to begin his own transition to male. After having his second son Cub, now five, in 2013, and suffering a miscarriage in 2015, Spencer began taking testosterone and had a hysterectomy and double mastectomy.

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    An Instagram account has leaked what could be a new Urban Decay eye shadow palette, just days after the brand announced the discontinuation of the original Naked palette.

    TrendMood shared images of a brown palette filed with nude, pink and burgundy shades to its Instagram just yesterday, and it’s already racked up more than 77,000 likes.

    The pink-based Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette features 12 shadows, including matte, shimmer and satin formulas.

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    There is some speculation as to whether it really is an Urban Decay palette or whether it’s a dupe, but one beauty blogger says it was released in Thailand.

    According to FYI_Beauty, the packaging reads: ‘Naked Cherry is ripe for the picking with 12 all NEW sweet and tart cherry-hued shades – including shimmering pinks, warm peaches and deep burgundies.

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    ‘From Bang Bang a soft micro-sparkle pink (our go-to highlight shade) to Ambitious a deep metallic copper (our new favourite) and Drunk Dial (our weekend obsession) this forbidden fruit has everything you need to create an ethereal daytime looks to wildly seductive smoky eyes.

    ‘With Cherry’s fresh vibe it’s like we are getting Naked for the first time’.

    Apparently, the palette was manufactured in July, but there has been no word from Urban Decay as to whether it’s actually theirs or not.

    We have contacted Urban Decay to find out whether the palette is legitimate or whether people have been duped – and will update this article when we receive a response.

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