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    Tess Holliday speaks exclusively to Cosmopolitan -Run a maximum of two images plus the front cover -Include a hyperlink to http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/tessholliday18 in the first two paragraphs -Run the front cover with the images at all times -State that 'The full interview appears in the October 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale Friday? -Credit the photographer as ?Cosmopolitan / Ben Watts? -Ensure that the Pictures are not altered or cropped -Warrant there will be no derogatory, defamatory or negative reference made to either Cosmopolitan or anyone featured in the Pictures
    (Picture: COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE)

    Hands up who would like to be obese.

    No? No one?

    What if I told you that there’s a fat woman on the front cover of Cosmo this month? Would that change your mind?

    Didn’t think so.

    Tess Holliday, plus size model and body positive activist, is on the cover of Cosmo. She is, as you’ll probably be able to see by looking at her, a fat woman. She is also very beautiful, not apologising for her BMI and wearing a bathing suit. She had the audacity to stand there smiling, despite the fact that not all men want to have sex with her.

    The cover has been met with the usual barrage of half baked critiques. ‘It’s not healthy’ ‘It’s just as bad as putting an anorexic model on the cover’ ‘it’s promoting obesity.’

    I hear you, really I do. But I’m a bit confused about where the health brigade are when Kate Moss is on the front cover of Vogue. I mean, she’s a smoker. She’s not a paragon of health. Isn’t she glorifying ill health? Isn’t she a ‘bad role model’ (and while we’re on the topic, I’m not sure when being a role model became a prerequisite for being on the front of a magazine targeted at adult women).

    If we’re really going to say that only women who are visions of perfect health can be on magazines then we’re going to live in a world where we make celebrities do the bleep test before their photo shoot and in the end it’ll just be wall to wall pictures of Jessica Ennis. After all, we can’t have a woman on a magazine cover who occasionally drinks more than the NHS approved number of alcohol units per week, now can we?

    (Picture: Instagram/Tess Holliday)

    How many magazines (not Cosmo specifically) have featured teenage models? Models with eating disorders? Actresses who’ve taken drugs in the bathroom on the shoot? And yet there was no outcry there. That’s the pretty kind of unhealthy, so that’s okay.

    For anyone who is actually worried about women’s health, rather than using health as a stick to beat women with, here are some things to think about:

    • Health means mental as well as physical. Hating yourself does not lead to robust mental health.
    • Health is not something you can assess by looking at someone, especially if you’re not a doctor.
    • Weight loss does not come from self loathing.

    Study after study has found that people who love themselves will feel that they deserve great food, work outs and self care. People who hate themselves are more likely to rely on binge eating and junk food. People who perceive themselves as worthless are less likely to lose weight and more likely to get trapped in a yo-yo dieting binge and purge cycle.

    Having Tess Holliday on the cover of a magazine is not going to make any thin person try to deliberately gain weight. What it might do is make a plus sized woman feel happy about herself. Make her feel represented. Make her feel that she deserves to be seen. For some overweight people, feeling good about themselves might actually lead to the self love and confidence required to achieve weight loss.

    Or it might not. It might mean that they live a fat and happy life. Which is also totally fine and totally not your business.

    Being on the cover of a magazine isn’t just about a photo. It’s about a feature – a multiple page interview with a star. Without the photos, there would be no feature, so if Tess Holliday’s fatness meant she wasn’t allowed on the cover of the magazine, it would also mean she wasn’t allowed a voice inside it.

    Trying to erase women because they’re fat is tantamount to telling them that they shouldn’t be seen or heard because they’re not f**kable enough. That’s not okay. People are entitled to have a voice, irrespective of their BMI or facial structure.

    The idea of struggling to fit in a seat on a flight, having people roll their eyes when you sit next to them on the bus and experiencing strangers shouting derogatory comments about your body is not an appealing  one, even if for the first time in the history of Cosmo, they’ve got a size 24 model rocking a swimsuit.

    Tess Holliday is not going to make anyone fat. But she might just make a woman who is already fat feel happy. So if you’re objecting to Tess’s placement on the cover of a magazine, what you’re really saying is that anyone who is medically overweight or obese deserves to be miserable. Is that really the person that you want to be?

    MORE: Muslim student is the first hijab beauty queen in the Miss England final

    MORE: Susanna Reid defends Tess Holliday’s Cosmo cover against Piers Morgan


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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE Models pose at the Belstaff Presentation during the London Fashion Week Men's June 2017 collections on June 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
    It really seems like the rolled up jean is going to stay with us for quite a while yet (Picture: Getty Images)

    In years gone by, after the capri pants controversy of the 1990s, the most avant-garde of fashionistas started daring to go back to those much-criticised times.

    ‘What were we thinking with those capri pants?’ or ‘ who would wear cropped trousers?’ was the refrain.

    But roll and crop we did, first with the last days of the hipster and now with the persistence of normcore fashion (please, stop it), the cropped or the rolled trouser/jean seems like it is here to stay.

    Uniqlo’s recent campaign even suggested that its ankle trouser was a ‘new staple’.

    When Topman, H&M and Uniqlo started to cover all the cropped/roll-up bases, fashion would always look to the new.

    And there can’t be that much longer left in a fashion that is now seen by Executive Style as a thing that ‘from-breakfast-to-office-to-bar couldn’t be more appropriate’.

    But as fashion continues its normcore lull, is there really a time on the horizon when the rolled up or cropped trouser will be looked back on with as much disdain as the whole capri era?

    ‘It will pass, eventually,’ Marika Page, a fashion stylist, tells Metro.co.uk.

    ‘Most people just tend to crop during spring/summer as you can wear it with trainers. They don’t feel as heavy.

    ‘For winter, it’ll stop but it’ll come back next summer, it’ll come back with a twist.’

    What that twist is remains to be seen – the spring/summer 2019 shows had menswear lines with slightly wider cuts of trouser, but there wasn’t that much of a twist.

    With the frustration of the new not quite reaching the high street, we’re left with chinos, polo shirts and mediocre trainers.

    And those are really no good for anybody.

    MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 10: Luis wears Vans trainers and Sock Hop socks during the 'Mercado de Motores' at Ferrocarril museum on November 10, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)
    The socks/no-socks debate will continue to rage on (Picture: Getty Images)

    Page says: ‘Buyers are being quite conservative at the moment so it’s not going to change that quickly.’

    ‘Men don’t take as many risks with fashion. With jeans, they’re still wardrobe staples but colour, print and fabric are things that are changing – a classic style in a less traditional fabric.’

    Then that’s where we are.

    Nobody is yet predicting the end of the cropped trousers, not even the most wavey of fashion writers.

    But there is still concern about how men are wearing them:

    ‘Shorter men can get away with it,’ Page says.

    ‘It suits them better. If someone has really long legs it can look out of proportion. Though if you want to create length, the crop is a bad idea. The colour of the jean works as the length of your leg.’

    And the one-roll, two-roll or three-roll debate? That’s a long discussion and one with no right answer.

    If it looks good, then it looks good.

    If there’s nothing else that normcore has taught us, it’s that every fashion rule we thought we knew has been thrown out of the window.

    Just don’t get us started on the socks/no socks/invisible socks debate.

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

    MORE: Streetwear and ugly dad trainers are already becoming less fashionable

    MORE: Balenciaga is selling a Joey Tribbiani inspired parka for £6,985


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    Fitness apps can be super helpful when monitoring your general health and as motivation to push yourself further.

    Whether you wear a smartwatch or simply have an application on your phone, it’s easy to achieve that sweet accomplished feeling when you see how much you’ve completed during your workout.

    But such devices are failing pregnant women, as it’s not always possible to keep up with fitness goals when movement and ability can be limited.

    So, tech and science writer Swapna Krishna is urging companies to add a pregnancy mode to their devices.

    ‘Hey tech developers,’ she tweeted.

    ‘It’d be really nice if you put a “pregnancy mode” in your weight / training / workout apps. I’m getting really tired of my smart scale and exercise apps yelling at me for weight gain / decreased activity.

    ‘I’m not talking about small developers either. My Apple Watch is reminding me daily about my fitness goals. I was meeting them until about two weeks ago, now it’s a lot more difficult. No way to pause the notifications, I have to turn them off entirely.’

    Her post was met with enthusiasm by other mums who have had similar experiences.

    ‘I couldn’t adjust my daily calorie needs on a fitness app to show that I was breastfeeding. It’s ridiculous,’ wrote one mum.

    Another user questioned why no one had raise the query before.

    Thankfully nearly all the comments were positive, with some app developers even showing interest in how to create a functional system.

    Swapna told the audience that systems should allow users to easily set and change time frames – in case a pregnancy ends in miscarriage or needs to be extended for breastfeeding – while letting them set different goals such as calorie counting, weight and activity.

    And to include settings that apply for women carrying twins, with features that take into account higher weight gain and shorter pregnancies.

    People pointed out that one app, Nokia Health, already offers this service.

    Susie Felber, who helped create the app, said: ‘I’m a real person behind the scenes at a health tech company that did do it.

    ‘I’m a squishy writer / nerd / mom human who helped create pregnancy mode for the Health Mate app and Nokia Health smart scales. Oh, and baby weighing mode is neat too.’

    Swapna mentioned other aspects of parenting that the tech industry is failing to address.

    Parents who get their exercise from pushing a buggy or running with it, for example, don’t have a setting that recognises the activity.

    Sleep tracker apps also need to register that newborns are living in the house and therefore likely to interrupt sleep patterns.

    It’s also important to note that while there are plenty of pregnancy apps, there are very few mainstream ones that have pregnancy settings. We’ve searched for some mainstream and general health apps that provide such provisions, but could not find any other than Nokia Health.

    One person suggested having a pregnancy app with the sole aim of fitness rather than transforming an already existing into a parent one.

    But one argument is that if tech companies want to be inclusive, they should act on constructive criticism and widen provisions for their audiences.

    Who knows, developing such settings could even warrant a further push to invite women into the tech industry.

    After all, real life mums know what real life mums want.

    MORE: Baby as small as a can of coke survives against the odds

    MORE: Mum who naturally conceived twins is to have another set

    MORE: Autistic boy is given special access to favourite rollercoaster because he’s too short to ride it


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    Jaffa Cake fanatics, rejoice. You can now find your favourite cake (or biscuit?) in gin form.

    Marks & Spencer’s Jaffa Cake cocktail is part of the brand’s Christmas 2018 range, which will be available in its stores nationwide from early autumn.

    The tipple is made with rum, and though it’s ready to drink, M&S say it should be shaken in a proper cocktail shaker before poured over ice and garnished with a slice of orange.

    If you fancy making it extra Jaffa Cake-y, you could always add some chocolate syrup.

    M&S is selling a Jaffa Cake cocktail this Christmas and it looks SO good Credit: Marks and Spencer
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    The cocktail, which comes in a big bottle, will cost £10 and is the latest M&S alcohol creation – following the likes of the chocolate and peanut-flavoured liqueur that made it into stores last February.

    Apparently, this cocktail is going to be available from the end of September, just in time for you to stock up for the Halloween parties you’ll be attending this year.

    (Picture: Lidl)

    If you can’t wait for the release and you still fancy trying something new, Lidl has just released a new pomegranate and rose flavoured gin.

    The gin costs £11.99 for a 500ml bottle and has an ABV of 20%.

    Apparently, it’s the perfect combination of fruity and floral, with the rose flavour adding a ‘light floral quality’ and the pomegranate adding sweetness and a tart fruit taste.

    MORE: Magnum now has vegan ice cream options but sadly not in the UK, yet

    MORE: Quit your job and get paid to drink gin while travelling around the world

    MORE: This £12.50 supermarket vodka has been voted one of the best in the world


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    Stewart Jenkinson and Gladys Huckle, both 80, found love again later in life after their respective partners had died.

    The couple became the oldest pair to tie the knot at the United Reform Church in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

    Stewart, who’s been married twice before, said he never expected to be heading down the aisle again but when he bumped into his old family friend Gladys three years ago there was a chemistry there he just couldn’t deny.

    So, as a true romantic, Stewart got down on one knee on Valentine’s Day.

    And Gladys said yes straight away.

    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) cutting the cake. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.
    (Picture: BNPS)

    ‘It is never too late and we are both very active. We have a motorbike, a boat, and a caravan,’ said Stewart.

    ‘We are not stuck in the chair. She looks after me well and she gets me. There has always been chemistry there. I had no intention of getting married again but she says she got the whip out.’

    The pair met when they both worked together in a café, then owned by Stewart’s late wife Enid.

    Gladys was also married at the time but lost her partner to ill health 30 years ago. She remained single and said she’d always had her eyes on Stewart from when they first met.

    BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) leaving the Minster with their Best man and Maid of Honour. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.
    (Picture: BNPS)

    ‘I fancied him all the while, but my friend had got him. He is a comic. He has always been in my life. It came out of the blue. I ran into his stepdaughter while I was walking the dog. She said Enid had died and he is on his own.

    ‘If you have a chance, take it.

    I like the way we work and how we are honest with each other. He is just a caring man.

    ‘He cooks all my meals. I have diabetes and heart problems. He is 100% man. I want to put my hand in his and be led for the rest of my life. He is the one, that’s it.’

    Hundreds of people turned up for the ceremony, which raised money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

    Who are the oldest newlyweds in Britain?

    We reported earlier that Joan Grant, 81, amd Ted Wright, 90 are Britain’s oldest couple to get married, with a combined age of 171.

    The couple had both been widowed and didn’t think they’d find love again – until they met 15 years ago on holiday near Blackpool.

    They tied the knot in a civil ceremony, with Frank Sinatra’s ‘Second Time Around’ playing in the background and Joan being given away by her son Michael.

    The happy couple planned a week-long ‘funnymoon’ in a hotel with 43 friends from their retirement group of ex-WHSmith workers.

    MORE: Woman shocked to discover £99 Argos wedding ring isn’t actually 18ct gold

    MORE: Widow does maternity photoshoot alone and edits in husband to show he’ll always be with them


    A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlywedsA couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlywedsfaimabakar1BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) cutting the cake. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) leaving the Minster with their Best man and Maid of Honour. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlywedsA couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlywedsfaimabakar1BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) cutting the cake. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833) Pic: AnthonyOliver/BNPS Newlyweds Margaret(92) and Rob (91) leaving the Minster with their Best man and Maid of Honour. A couple with a combined age of 183 have tied the knot to become Britain's oldest newlyweds. Rob Cave, 91, and 92-year-old Margaret James, a former actress who appeared in the classic romance film Brief Encounter, wed in front of 150 friends and family at Wimborne Minster in Dorset. The church-going couple have known each other for over 30 years but became an item after their respective spouses died within three months of each other in 2015. They consoled each other to begin with and from seeing each other every day, their friendship developed into a romance.

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    We’re already in September, and as this year seems to be going super fast, it’ll be Christmas in no time – meaning parents are probably stocking up on gifts as we type.

    If you’re looking for inspiration on what to buy for your child, John Lewis has shared its predictions on the ten must-have toys in 2018.

    Topping the list is the aptly named i-Top, an electronic take on the classic spinning top.

    The UK retailer’s main buyer, Harry Boughton, says the gadget will soon take over school playgrounds across the country, considering it only costs £14.99.

    According to Boughton, there has been a trend towards toys that encourage children to move away from screens, so expect to see less iPads on the shelves.

    A more expensive option is the Furreal Buzz Pet ‘Ricky The Trick Lovin’ Pup’; it responds to over 100 motions and sounds and costs £134.99.

    The top ten must-have toys this year include the i-Top, £14.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    My First Scooter: £49.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    A Mini Kitchen: £59.00

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    Furreal Buzz Pet ‘Ricky The Trick Lovin’ Pup’: £134.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    A Mini Waitrose Supermarket: £45.00

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron: £329.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

     

    LEGO DUPLO Cargo Train: £99.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
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    GraviTrax: £49.99

    Must-have Christmas toys Credit: John Lewis
    (Picture: John Lewis)

    The priciest toy on the list is the LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron (£329.99), which is a 1:8 scale model of the £2.3 million sports car.

    The set comes with 3,599 pieces and features movable pistons, a functioning paddle-shift gearbox and an adjustable spoiler.

    John Lewis' top ten must-haves

    1. I-Top: £14.99

    2. Nerf Laser Alpha: £29.99 – £49.99

    3. John Lewis My First Scooter: £49.99

    4. LEGO Technics Bugatti Chiron: £329.99

    5. Furreal Buzz Pet ‘Ricky The Trick Lovin’ Pup’: £134.99

    6. Mini Waitrose Supermarket: £45.00

    7. Mini John Lewis Kitchen: £59.00

    8. LEGO DUPLO Cargo Train: £99.99

    9. GraviTrax: £49.99

    10. Tech Will Save Us Coder Kit: £54.99

    Broughton said: ‘Parents are telling us that they want to buy toys which encourage their children to spend less time looking at a screen, and more time playing games that get them moving.

    ‘Among those wishing to give a gift which combines fun with learning, we think the latest STEM Tech Will Save Us Coder Kit or track system from GraviTrax, which teaches children about magnetics and gravity, will prove particularly popular.

    ‘Miniature home products continue to trend, so for parents and family members looking to encourage creativity and role play, we’ve created a Waitrose supermarket and mini wooden kitchen where little ones can pick up “ingredients”, before rustling up a delicious imaginary meal in their play kitchen.’

    MORE: Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s Yankee Candle advent calendars

    MORE: Depressed parents can cause their children’s friendships to end early, says study

    MORE: Mum who naturally conceived twins is to have another set


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    Mum-of-two Nicole Bottomley, 58, has the best job in the world.

    She’s part of a specialist team at Guide Dogs UK who help deliver 1,400 dogs every year.

    Yes, she’s a guide dog midwife and we want to quit our jobs immediately and sign up.

    Nicole, who is from Morton Morrel in Warwickshire, has been working for the charity since she was 18.

    She became a ‘brood bitch supervisor’ three years ago, when she was at the Guide Dogs’ National Breeding Centre (NBC) in Leamington Spa.

    ‘I grew up in the town, so I used to see the dogs out in training in and around the area,’ Nicole said.

    ‘Even when I was at school, I knew I wanted to work with them.

    There weren’t any vacancies at that point though, so I worked for a short while at a veterinary practice, before progressing to Guide Dogs UK, where I have been ever since.’

    Nicole with one of the puppies she helped deliver (Collect/PA Real Life)
    (Picture: PA Real Life)

    Nicole said: ‘The dogs are very rewarding and I love supporting our volunteer families. It’s amazing bringing these little puppies into the world knowing they are, hopefully, going to go on and become life changers.’

    Starting out as a kennel assistant for the charity, Nicole, who has a Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen dog called Gavin, worked her way up to a managerial role, before moving over to the breeding centre as their new dog care manager.

    Leaving for a while to have her children Jack and Grace, who are now 24 and 20 years old respectively, she returned part-time.

    But soon after, she went full-time again and joined her current team.

    They visit dogs at volunteers’ homes, where they are being cared for and also help deliver puppies.

    Nicole lives with her husband Matthew Bottomley, who is head of breeding operations at Guide Dogs UK.

    She said: ‘We are there every step of the way, from the time the bitch is mated.

    ‘We go back after four weeks and conduct an ultrasound scan to confirm that she is pregnant and get an estimate of the size of her litter.’

    One of the puppies Nicole helped to deliver (Collect/PA Real Life)
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    Nicole said: ‘Once she has her puppies, we do litter visits during the weeks that the pups are out in the nest, before bringing them back to the breeding centre at six weeks, when we vaccinate and microchip them, then settling them into kennels.

    ‘They are here for a week before they move on to their puppy walking homes, which can be anywhere around the country.’

    The dogs are given basic training with their puppy walker, who teaches them how to walk ahead on the lead and understand commands such as sit, stay, down and come.

    They are also taken to cafes and shops to help acclimate them to social situations.

    At training school, when they are 12 months old, Puppies learn to walk in a straight line, stop at curbs and wait for the command to cross or turn left or right.

    Once they graduate, they are matched with an owner who will do the training with them for another four weeks.

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    Nicole said: ‘Being there when the dogs are giving birth is really the best bit.

    ‘Most births go smoothly with no problems. We are there to support if there are complications.

    ‘Last year, we had one mum who was very poorly after the birth. She had six puppies and we ended up having to split them and they were fostered by two other mums.

    ‘It can be a lot of thinking on your feet and can be quite stressful, but I love it.’

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    While the delivery is a team effort for her and the other midwives, Nicole explains that the volunteer families are crucial to the whole process.

    She said: ‘We have so many wonderful volunteers that I get to meet. They do an absolutely fantastic job.

    ‘At the moment, we have about 1,400 puppies a year. We have 280 bitches and about 90 studs.

    ‘That’s a lot of puppies and the aim is for as many as possible to become guide dogs. For some, it doesn’t suit their temperament but they are redirected to other UK charities or rehomed as family pets.

    ‘We are constantly looking for new volunteer homes within an hour of the centre, where someone is not in full-time employment, so the dog isn’t left for more than three hours and where they are able to devote six weeks to a litter of puppies once a year.’

    While some people think Nicole is mad for devoting her life to dogs, she remains adamant that it is the perfect role for her.

    She said: ‘So many people say work’s a bitch, but I work with bitches and have the best job in the world.’

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    Migraines are a complex neurological condition and can have different symptoms for different individuals.

    For many people, the main feature is a severe throbbing headache which can last from four to 72 hours. Other symptoms may include disturbed vision and sensitivity to light, sound and smells, as well as feeling nauseous and vomiting.

    Migraine Awareness Week is about shedding light on the condition that is the third most common disease in the world, according to the Migraine Trust.

    It can debilitate anyone who suffers from it.

    We know it can be especially difficult when you’re at work, surrounded by lots of people, and noise and lights that you may not be able to control, which can all make it worse.

    So we’ve worked together with the Migraine Trust to put up some tips on how to deal with your migraine in the workplace.

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    A survey by the Confederation of British Industry found that a migraine was the second most frequently identified cause of short-term absence (47%) for non-manual employees, according to the Migraine Trust.

    But those who are unable to come in due to a piercing migraine might not be taken as seriously and are at times scrutinised further if they come in the next day.

    So, the charity encourages absolute disclosure; tell your employer that it affects you to such an extent that you are unable to work and that it isn’t just a passing headache.

    On the other hand, there are those who soldier through the pain and go to work. The organisation advises against it, as not only will productivity levels be considerably impaired, but you might be making the condition worse for yourself.

    Disclosure is especially important when you first start a job too.

    See an Occupational Health professional or your GP/neurologist to help deal with the problem. If you have a work nurse, then seeing them is a good way to get help but also show your managers that it is a genuine condition.

    If the human resources team is aware, they can also join forces with management to provide better assistance at work.

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    What can employers do?

    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 says employers should carry out risk assessments of your working environment and take reasonable steps to ensure that workplace factors do not cause or exacerbate poor health.

    This can include individual assessments.

    Employers should have an understanding that migraines are a complex condition, that people can experience them very differently and that more people than expected can suffer from them.

    Once they’ve become aware that a person suffers from it, bosses should consider provisions such as flexible working practices and looking at how the physical environment can be adjusted to help prevent the triggering of a migraine.

    Is there medication for migraines?

    The NHS reports that there is currently no cure for migraines, but there are a few treatments.

    Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, or aspirins can be useful for some.

    And they tend to be most effective if taken at the first signs of a migraine attack, as this gives them time to absorb into your bloodstream and ease your symptoms.

    Need more information?

    If you want more information on your rights or how to deal with it, you can contact the Migraine Trust Advocacy Service on 020 7631 6973 or visit the website for a toolkit.

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    Believe what you want, but apparently, going vegan is a sign of a midlife crisis in men.

    A study by Bupa Health Clinics has found that going vegan and signing up for the ‘Tough Mudder’ competition are key signs of a midlife crisis for men turning 40 or 50.

    The research surveyed 3,000 adults and revealed nearly half (47%) of Brits feel considerably older and begin worrying about their health around this age, but women tend to feel the impact sooner than men.

    And, for men specifically, the midlife turning point was opting to become a vegan (24%), while for 31% it’s signing up to a competitive event such as a marathon.

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    Apparently getting older also prompts us into making more doctor’s appointments and changing diets, with 53% of participants cutting down on alcohol or giving it up completely.

    Another 6% said that they would like to get fitter, because they ‘have a younger partner’.

    People typically start to worry about their health when they reach 30, but men are more likely to make health and lifestyle changes at the 40-year milestone.

    Women tend to sign up to the gym or hire a personal trainer after a landmark birthday, with 67% starting a healthy eating plan.

    ‘Entering a new decade is one of many triggers that can prompt us to think about our health,’ said Jake Williams, lifestyle health Adviser at Bupa Health Clinics.

    ‘In our clinics, we often see customers coming in for a general health check shortly before or after turning an age ending with a zero.’

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    False accusations are an incendiary topic.

    The idea that a good person could be going about their life and then suddenly get a knock on the door and find that everything they’ve worked to build is gone in the blink of an eye is, of course, terrifying.

    It’s also rare. Very, very rare.

    False accusations of domestic or sexual violence have been at the forefront of the national conversation this week following an incident on Celebrity Big Brother. One contestant, Roxy, claims that another, Ryan, punched her in the ribs. If you watch the footage back, it looks like Ryan does a playful pretend punch, but a viewer would assume that it wouldn’t have been painful or distressing.

    Roxy then claimed that he had assaulted her and eventually left the house. She became, in the space of a few hours, one of the most hated women in the UK.

    Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid spoke in her defence, explaining that as someone who had previously been in an abusive relationship, Roxy might be hypersensitive to perceived violence.

    One would assume, given that the incident took place in a house teeming with cameras, that Roxy must think that the assault took place, or otherwise has an impossible thought pattern to fathom, given that there is ample evidence of what happened.

    There’s nothing gained by speculating about what Roxy is thinking and why. Whatever the reality, her accusation against Ryan has created a seething mass of rage, both men and women, baying for her blood and leaving online comments about how false accusations from lying women ruin women’s lives.

    They’re not wrong, technically. When false accusations happen, they are vile and indefensible. But they are also very, very rare.

    The CPS estimates between 2 and 4% of false accusations of domestic or sexual violence are false. This makes the vast majority of claims real.

    This also makes it frustrating to see the mass outrage about false accusations when they are proportionally so much less common than real incidents of domestic violence.

    In the UK, two women are killed by a current or ex-partner every single week. 

    One in four women experience domestic violence in their life times. 

    Catherine*, a mother from Essex tolls Metro.co.uk: ‘My ex hit me. It happened a lot.

    ‘When I tried to confide in a close friend, she told her partner, he went to my partner who said that I was a psycho who was making it up so that I’d get custody of our kids.

    ‘They couldn’t believe it because he was “such a nice guy”. In the end I had to take pictures of any marks he left on me as evidence, which was so hard. Eventually I got up the courage to leave but it took a long time. It would have taken a lot less time if I had been believed.’

    Similarly, Jane* from London experienced disbelief when she sought help: ‘I told my stepmother that my boyfriend was hitting me and she didn’t tell me she thought I was a liar, but she made it clear she didn’t think it was true,’ she says.

    ‘She asked to see marks, but I didn’t have any. After I spoke to her I went home to him because I didn’t know what else to do.’

    So yes, it is horrible to watch Ryan, who seems like a decent enough human being, being accused of something that he didn’t do. But the reality is, when a woman says that she has been hit or assaulted, statically it is most likely to be true.

    Every person has the right to decide what they are concerned about and there is nothing to prevent you from making false accusations the topic about which you are most concerned.

    Remember that in doing so, you are worrying about something which is very unlikely to happen.

    Do not stop believing women when they speak out about abuse because of one extremely unusual high-profile case. False accusations are incredibly rare, which is why they make headline news.

    It’s why they make TV programs and written as thrillers. But most of the time – almost all the time – when a person says that they have been assaulted, they are telling the truth. Believe them.

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    *Names have been changed.


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    Fat Face has launched the coat of our dreams: The Liberation Coat that comes with designated pockets.

    Yes ladies, finally someone has listened to us and realised that women’s clothing deserves pockets too.

    And this coat literally has space for everything – so you don’t even need to carry a bag around with you.

    Created by designer Jenny M, her aim was a ‘desire to liberate the contemporary woman to live handbag free’.

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    According to Fat Face, all of Jenny’s designs are statement pieces, and the range comes in a neutral colour palette.

    The retailer describes what the Liberation Coat as a ‘staple in any wardrobe’, getting its name from the freedom of loads of pockets, all labelled, so that you don’t need to take a handbag out with you.

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    There are interior pockets for your lipstick, comb, credit card, phone, glasses, or even a notebook and pencil.

    The coat is made from 100% soft cotton with a slightly waxed feel, and comes in a classic longline shape with a button-down fastening.

    Fat Face suggests wearing it with jeans in mild weather, and a t-shirt or a jumper in the winter.

    But, you know, you do you.

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    The coat costs £150 and comes in black or khaki, and it’s available in sizes small, medium and large.

    A recent review reads: ‘This is a fantastic concept for going handbag free. One of my male friends commented that this idea would be a great idea for men also. Would recommend.’

    Honestly, we think this coat is an absolutely brilliant idea.

    The only thing missing is a snacks and gin pocket.

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    The Royals are serious style inspirations and there’s no one more fashionable than our Kate Middleton.

    Whether going to fancy royal events or, you know, gracefully popping out of the hospital after giving birth, the Duchess of Cambridge’s style has never faltered.

    Recent data from eBay’s annual UK Retail Report showed that Kate even beat her equally gorgeous sister-in-law Meghan Markle when it comes to fashion influence.

    Looking at consumer habits, the research revealed that shoppers were more swayed by Kate’s sartorial choices than Meghan’s bold ones.

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    When Kate was expecting Prince Louis, her outfits garnered more online clothing searches on eBay than any other royal over the past year.

    Tailored maternity coats saw huge spikes in searches, once the Duchess was spotted in a series of elegant knee-length coats.

    Kate and Will’s first appearance outside the Lido Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, where she wore a red Jenny Packham smock, more than doubled the searches for the designer.

    And shoppers’ searching habits of Kate’s style on eBay stayed consisted, eBay reported.

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    After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding started royal fever this summer, the Duchess of Sussex was also lauded for her style.

    She was a close second to the Duchess of Cambridge, whose her Givenchy wedding dress leading to a more than 60% increase in searches for the designer on eBay, hitting 55 per hour.

    People waited with bated breath to see what Meghan would wear to the wedding reception and she delivered again, opting for a Stella McCartney halter neck evening gown.

    Naturally, this evoked double the searches for the brand.

    The same happened for the ice-pink off the shoulder Carolina Herrera dress she wore at Trooping the Colour in June.

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    Clearly, fashion savviness is genetic as Kate’s daughter Princess Charlotte was third on the list.

    As one of Meghan’s bridesmaids, Charlotte wore a flower crown that prompted a 60% spike in related products.

    The floral print dress she wore also saw similar results.

    Older brother Prince George made the cut too, with his Peter Pan collar shirts a hit with shoppers.

    It’s only a matter of time before we Prince Louis starts clothing trends then.

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    A makeup artist’s 10-year-old daughter dresses identically to her mum.

    Yesenia Medina, 39, has an Instagram account dedicated to sharing photos of herself with her mini-me, daughter Monique – known as Kiki.

    When she can’t buy twin outfits, she makes them herself.

    Each time she buys an outfit, the mum-of-two from California, goes through the shops for an identical version for her young girl.

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    ‘I don’t even know how much I’ve spent over the years,’ Yesenia said.

    ‘It must be in the thousands, but I’ve made about 20 of Kiki’s outfits myself, which has made things cheaper.’

    Sometimes, her one-year-old son Misael joins in with the dressing-up.

    She said: ‘We all have quite big wardrobes. If we’ve already worn an outfit and posted a picture on Instagram, we probably won’t wear it much again.’

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    Yesenia said: ‘We clean out our closets every six months or so, and donate old clothes to charity or give them to the children’s cousins.

    ‘Everyone fights over Kiki’s clothes as they’re so nice.

    ‘We do a lot of shopping online or in regular high street stores like Target and Forever 21. I’ve been very lucky to be able to find good matches.’

    Kiki was around one year old when her mum first began coordinating their outfits, which soon progressed into actually matching their clothes so that they could be in with the ‘twinning’ trend.

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    Yesenia said: ‘If I can’t find it, I’ll make it. I get material from a local craft store, then get to work.

    ‘I’m a completely self-taught dressmaker, and now it only takes about a day to make an outfit.

    ‘I would never put Kiki in anything age inappropriate but luckily we have similar styles anyway. We’re both very girly, although she is edgier.’

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    Recently hired as a fit model – a person who test drives clothes behind the scenes for designers – Kiki shares her mum’s love of fashion and delights in their matching wardrobes.

    Yesenia said: ‘She’ll say to me, “Mum, what are we wearing today?” and as long as she’s happy doing this, I’ll carry on.

    ‘I try to match with my son, although more with colours than exact pieces.’

    And now, with her husband acting as their official photographer, the twinning has become a family affair with regular snaps on Instagram.

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    Yesenia, who also runs a crafts and party planning business, said: ‘It’s not easy to take the perfect shot with two little ones.

    ‘It can sometimes take around 20 minutes to get a decent picture. Someone will always be fussing or not looking the right way.’

    Thankfully, she has never received any negative comments and insists that twinning with her daughter is a fun way of creating happy memories, allowing them to bond over their shared love of fashion.

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    She said: ‘With Instagram, all the pictures are in one place, so it’ll be lovely for Kiki to look back when she’s older and see how cute we were, and how alike we dressed.

    ‘As she grows up, we match a little less. Now we do it around three or four times a week, but she loves our looks.’

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    Scarlett London , 24, has received death threats over this Instagram snap she posted to promote Listerine mouthwash, after people noticed her 'pancakes' were in fact tortilla wraps and her blanket has a photo of her on it
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    Over the weekend we told you about Scarlett London, a 24-year-old blogger, who was getting death threats in response to a #spon post she made about her morning routine.

    While not all of the responses were quite so vile as to threaten harm, they were dripping with disdain, largely for Scarlett’s occupation. The sentiment seemed to be that her job is pointless, indulgent and easy.

    So, to find out what the reality of being a blogger or Instagrammer is, we spoke to a variety of successful bloggers about all the work that goes into maintaining their careers.

    Megan Gilbride of Wonderful You, explained: ‘Running and maintaining a business single-handedly isn’t easy and I think can often be overlooked by those in other industries. I went from being part of a cog in a nine to five office based machine, to becoming my own entire machine with zero support attached. You need a strong initiative, heaps of motivation and an incredible work ethic to make running a business full-time successful, the same goes for any sector. Our job isn’t just taking selfies: it’s admin, accounts, business plans, schedules, meetings, shoots, the list is endless and it is definitely not easy.

    ‘We are, as a new collective industry, building something from nothing and that deserves respect. We are sharing ourselves online, hopefully giving others a platform to feel included and part of something positive.

    ‘For me, my blog will always be about sharing my passions. But ultimately what I want to do is show a real life, that yes, may have its seemingly perfect moments, but that has plenty of flaws attached too. I don’t believe you have to share your deepest darkest secrets to be successful here.

    ‘But I do think it’s beneficial to have the reminder every now and then, that we have built our successes via an audience that believes in us and we owe it them, and ourselves, to be as authentic as we can.’

    (Picture: Wonderful–You.com)

    Charlotte of Lotty Earns added: ‘It’s really easy to look at someone looking perfect on a beach in paradise and think ‘I can’t believe they get paid £100’s to take pictures and live a dream life – I could do that.’ But here’s the truth, most people probably couldn’t. There is a huge amount of business savvy, technical skill, writing/editing/marketing work needed to become a successful influencer/blogger.

    ‘There is no shortage of people who set up YouTube channels, Instagram accounts and blogs with the hope of making thousands a month and becoming internet famous, but never do. This because as well as needing to be highly skilled, you need to put in thousands of hours as well as opening up your life to strangers. Most people don’t want to do that.

    ‘I get paid for blog posts all the time, with each one taking hours/potentially days of research, writing and editing. I’m lucky to have had 10 years in writing/journalism, so am somewhat skilled in this.

    ‘The pictures need to be shot (often I need new outfits or have to travel somewhere) and edited with my Photoshop skills which could take a couple of hours.

    ‘I then need to SEO optimise (I don’t have thousands of pounds like big brands to pay an agency), so have to research keywords and do it all on my own if I want traffic from Google. I then need to maintain a social media presence (I don’t pay for a social media manager), which involves interacting with people every single day of the year, all throughout the day – to build up a genuine following if people who will read my work.

    ‘I then have to do my own accounts, send invoices, track analytics, business plans, press work. I am a one woman business, who never has time off, who works well into the night every single day to come up with these blogs/pictures etc. It really is not easy.’

    Charlotte makes a good point. In large corporations, working in social media or SEO is a full time role. Just because you’re doing it for your own blog, is it any less valid?

    Becky Sheeran of Talk Becky Talk tells Metro.co.uk: ‘I’m a full time blogger now and have been for five years. I used to work as a journalist at the BBC, so I’m used to long hours and tough work, but I work far more hours now than I did with a full-time ‘regular’ job. I never switch off now, just ask my friends, it’s 7 days a week and I haven’t had a day off really in the last five years.

    ‘That means no holidays, not even Christmas. You’re always planning and shooting content, and while that may look like normal life, it still takes just as much time and effort as I used to put into making a news programme with filming and editing. In fact even more, because it’s your personal life, so there is far more intrusion, emotion and also planning because there is no one to direct you and tell you what to do each day.

    ‘Everybody now wants a blog, most people I know who decide to set one up have quit within a month because it’s too much hard work, that says it all for me.’

    (Picture: @TalkBeckyTalk/Instagram)

    Similarly, publicity is an entire industry within itself, but when you run a blog you have to be your own PR.

    Jonathan Gutteridge tells Metro.co.uk: ‘The days of just writing up content and putting it up on the blog and people finding it as well and truly over. After you’ve spent hours writing the content (not to mention researching it as well). You need to be all over social media so just writing the content for your blog is only half the battle. You have multiple social networks which all work in different ways so you can end up promoting your blog content in one way on Instagram and another on Facebook. Then there is the ENDLESS interaction, You will spend more time on Twitter replying to your readers and connecting with other people than you will talking to members of your own family.’

    Of course having a blog isn’t fighting fires or working down a mine. But in 2018 a lot of us work in comfortable, indoorsy type jobs.

    It’s not fair to hate on bloggers just because they’re self-employed in a new industry.

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    I stared into the horizon with baited breath; in front of me, the St Lawrence River was a sea of calm.

    It had been spitting a little, and the ensuing mist had obscured the banks. Although in truth, at this spot – just off the shores of Tadoussac in Quebec – you’d be hard pressed to see from bank to bank anyway, so wide was the St Lawrence.

    The location is important, because it’s at this spot that the river bed drops from around 50m to 250m, and where the freshwater from Lake Ontario meets the salty seawater from the Atlantic. Flowing into this mix is the icy Saguenay River.

    All this creates a unique micro habitat, protected within the Saguenay-Saint-Laurent Marine Park, that’s the perfect feeding ground for whales. And it’s these majestic creatures that I’ve come to see.

    The St Lawrence River plays host to several species of whales that come to feed at different times of the year.

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    The water is absolutely calm (Picture: Qin Xie)

    On any given day, you could see several species at once, or none at all – after all, they are very good at holding their breath, and could remain submerged for half an hour at a time, if not longer, while feeding.

    Which was why I, and the seven other passengers on the zodiac boat, were all silently surveying the landscape for signs of movement.

    Suddenly, a geyser of water shot up into the air in the distance, followed by a fin that swiftly dove under.

    And we were off, using the powerful motors of the boat to propel us towards the mammals.

    We didn’t get far before the engines were cut again – rules were in place to protect the whales, which meant that we could only watch them from a designated safe distance.

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    They disappear as quickly as they appear (Picture: Qin Xie)

    Within a few moments, another mist of water surfaced, followed by a fin. Behind it, a second burst of water and another fin. Two minkes.

    It was our first whale sighting, and within minutes of getting onto the water. Over the next two hours, we spotted several more minke whales, a pod of belugas and even what could have been a killer whale – it was a little too far for the naked eye.

    Each sighting ignited a shiver of excitement, but it was seeing two humpbacks that put the whole experience into perspective for me.

    The way the creatures – much bigger than our 12-person dinghy from what little I saw – glided in and out of the water with ease and elegance left me in awe. It’s a moment that words could describe, but it was much better than any nature documentary or natural history museum visit – and no less than magical.

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    Just incredible to be this close (Picture: Qin Xie)

    But it’s one thing to go whale spotting on the water and quite another to simply spot whales – and on the St Lawrence, from Tadoussac down stream, they are frequent visitors.

    In fact, you can even spot them from the shore.

    At the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center in Tadoussac, research staff say whales sometimes go up the Saguenay river and, although rare, can sometimes be seen right outside the interpretation center.

    Further down stream at the Marine Environment Discovery Center in Les Escoumins, you can see them practically every day. Certainly, within about 10 minutes of my visit there, I spotted a couple of minkes dipping in and out of the water.

    But perhaps most memorable was the ferry trip I took from Les Escoumins to Trois-Pistoles. During the short 90-minute journey, two pods of belugas trailed behind us before swimming on.

    I dare say, it’s a sort of magic that only happens on the St Lawrence.

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    Those belugas (Picture: Qin Xie)

    Other stops along the St Lawrence:

    The St Lawrence River spans 1,197 km from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic ocean and there are many picturesque spots along the way.

    I travelled from Montreal. The easiest way to get to Les Bergeronnes (where the Essipit tribe-operated whale watching tours depart) from there is by driving along route 138 on the north bank.

    But a more picturesque and leisurely way is to make part of the journey by train.

    From Montreal, there are regular trains to Quebec City. Then the Train de Charlevoix takes you all the way from Quebec City up to La Malbaie, winding slowly along the coast.

    Split your journey on the Train de Charlevoix in two – at least in one direction – so you can stop in the charming city of Baie-Saint-Paul.

    There are lots of art galleries to explore on foot, or if you prefer something a bit more active, Charlevoix Éco-mobilité has e-bikes that you can rent to see some of the picturesque coastline.

    The end of the line for Train de Charlevoix is La Malbaie, where the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu recently hosted the G7 summit – and yes, you can go on the golf course where they photographed all the G7 leaders together.

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    But if pretending to be a politician isn’t your thing, there’s plenty to keep you busy – from bear watching, to stargazing, to float plane adventures.

    From La Malbaie, you will have to hire a car for the rest of the way and Discount Car have an office in the municipality, which is open Monday to Fridays.

    Where to stay in Quebec and how to get there:

    From the UK, the only direct flights into the province of Quebec is to Montreal.

    WOW air operates daily flights to Montreal from London Gatwick, via Iceland. The trans-Atlantic portion of the flight goes over Greenland, and you get an incredible view of the ice and lakes below, so make sure you bag a window seat.

    Prices start from £169.99 one way including taxes. You can also upgrade to add meals to your package.

    Depending on when your flight arrives or leaves, you may want to stay at the airport. Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel has rooms starting from CAD $303 (£179) per night .

    In Quebec City, stay at the centrally located Hotel Delta, where rooms start from CAD $140 (£83) per night.

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    If you stop off in Baie-Saint-Paul, stay in the recently renovated Auberge La Muse. Rooms start from CAD $149 (£88) per night, and they do a great breakfast.

    In La Malbaie, rooms at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu start from CAD $179 (£106) per night. There are great views and no one will bat an eye if you want to pretend to be a dignitary.

    Finally, after the whale watching, stay at Natakam Condos, the self-catering accommodation that’s owned by the same First Nation people as those who run the whale watching tours. Rooms start from CAD $140 (£83) per night.

    For more information on the region, and ideas of places to visit, see the tourism website for Quebec region, Tourism Charlevoix, Quebec Maritime and Quebec City.

    (Top picture: Qin Xie)

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    Married couple Rebecca and Marcus rent a one-bedroom flat in Kentish Town (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

    What’s it like to rent in London?

    Expensive, frustrating, and a little bleak, for the most part.

    If you’re lucky enough to find a place to live with a decent commute and space to sleep, shower, and eat, you’ll likely need to adjust any hopes of saving money for the future, as a massive chunk of your pay is getting thrown into the rent pile.

    And what do you get in return for that cash? A place that’s not quite right but will do for now, or that’s great apart from the mould in the bathroom, or that’s lovely but comes with a terrible landlord.

    There are some people who are #blessed enough to rent a property they actually enjoy coming home to.

    But that can feel like a rarity, and it’s hard to achieve when you have no concept of what you should be getting for what you’re paying.

    To take some of the mystery out of the equation, we launched What I Rent, a weekly series that takes you inside someone’s rented property to show exactly how they live and how much they pay for it.

    This week we’re hanging out with Rebecca, who lives with her husband, Marcus, in Kentish Town.

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    Meet Rebecca. She’s an author and a freelance journalist (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

    Oh hey, Rebecca. You live with your husband, Marcus. How much rent are you paying?

    Our rent is £1,600. I pay £700 and Marcus pays £900. Our bills are council tax, water, gas and electric, Sky internet and TV and the cleaner.

    I pay £40 a month for sky and £30 every other week for the cleaner. I don’t actually know how much the rest of the bills are because Marcus handles them. About £150?

    And what do you get for that cash?

    One bed, one bath, one living room, a decent sized kitchen and a balcony. It’s pretty teeny but it has really high ceilings so feels bigger.

    How did you find this place?

    Parkheath estate agents (who are really great).

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    The couple have lived in this flat for around two years (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

    How long have you been here? 

    Nearly two years.

    Do you like it?

    I love it so much. The architecture of the houses around here is gorgeous, the views from all of the windows are really green and it feels like a calm place to live, despite being very central.

    I love the mix of private and council tenants, and the fact that we have chichi restaurants but also family owned butchers and green grocers.

    Do you feel like you have enough space?

    For the moment, yes. We have a storage room downstairs for suitcases and stuff which really helps. But it’s too small for a family so when we have a baby we’ll have to move.

    How have you made the place your own?

    I rearranged all the furniture, hung loads of art, and filled it with a ridiculous number of books. In a dream world we’d also be allowed to paint or add wallpaper.

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    They’re pretty happy in Kentish Town, but would like to buy a house eventually (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

    What’s it like living with your husband versus living with random housemates?

    I’ve never lived with randoms. Before I moved in with Marcus I lived in a 6 person house share in a dilapidated mansion in north London which was amazing fun but also frustrating in terms of cleaning and there being massive parties until 3am when I wanted a night in.

    Are there any problems with the flat? 

    They totally gutted the hall recently which meant intermittently living without power or hot water.

    But we’re really lucky, our landlady is a dream and our estate agents fix anything that goes wrong in a heartbeat.

    Any plans to move again?

    Not at the moment. It’s such a happy place, we spend most of the summer drinking wine on the balcony and in the winter we squeeze loads of people in for Sunday lunches.

    We need somewhere bigger for our next house but I don’t think we’ll be able to afford that in Kentish Town.

    And what about buying a place? 

    We’re working on it and hoping that we’ll have our own place by the end of next year, but it depends on being able to get a mortgage which is much harder because I’m freelance.

    I’m desperate to put down roots and be able to decorate a home in our own taste. But I’ll be incredibly sad to leave here. It’s the first rented place I’ve ever lived which really feels like home.

    Nice. Let’s take a look at the flat Rebecca and Marcus call home. 

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    Yes, that artwork is Rebecca’s creation (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    The living room, complete with shelves, a sofa, and a cosy chair (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    The kitchen (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    Nice coffee storage (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    We appreciate the tiny jar of Nutella (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    The bedroom (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    A mandatory succulent (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    The bedroom leads out to the balcony (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    Spot Rebecca’s favourite beverage (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    Having a special holder for your shaving stuff makes you an adult in our books (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    A bathroom with no bath, sadly (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    Someone has a LOT of shower products (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)
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    Please note that the electric toothbrush is Rebeccas. Marcus uses a manual because he brushes in the shower and has concerns about using an electric brush under running water. Please discuss in the comments. (Picture: Alexander Crawley/Metro.co.uk)

    What I Rent is a weekly series that’s out every Tuesday at 10am. Check back next week to have a nose around another rented property in London. 

    How to get involved in What I Rent

    What I Rent is Metro.co.uk's weekly series that takes you inside the places in London people are renting, to give us all a better sense of what's normal and how much we should be paying.

    If you fancy taking part, please email whatirent@metro.co.uk.

    You'll need to have pictures taken of your kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom, plus a few photos of you in your room. Make sure you get permission for your housemates!

    You'll also need to be okay with sharing how much you're paying for rent, as that's pretty important.

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    That’s right, Instragram famous beauty brand Morphe is back, refreshed and available online exclusively at Cult Beauty.

    Makeup lovers across the UK are already dead excited over the news Morphe is finally opening its first UK store. And now they’re rejoicing as Cult Beauty has exclusively restocked all the hits, after the US born beauty brand cut ties with Beauty Bay.

    With 6.9 million followers and an extensive range of lipsticks, faux eyelashes, highlighters, brushes and highly sought-after eyeshadow palettes. Morphe is one of bloggers’ favourite makeup brands.

    But if you’ve never paid attention to Instagram’s beauty community, there’s a chance you might not have heard of Morphe. And you’re missing out.

    So here’s a few best-selling products you should try first.

     

    The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, £37

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    It’s no surprise this 35-pan eyeshadow palette designed by beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill sold out time and time again.

    The dreamy, warm-neutral palette contains a collection of matte, shimmer, satin, foil and glitter eyeshadows. And there’s even a few pops of colour in the mix – so you won’t be disappointed if you like to experiment with bright eyeshadow.

    And we’ve heard on the grapevine that Cult Beauty will be stocking Jaclyn Hill’s third Morphe collaboration ‘The Vault’ later on this year…

    The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, £37, cultbeauty.co.uk

     

    Continuous Setting Mist, £15

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    If you struggle to keep your makeup intact on a warm day, or during your sweaty commute, you need a makeup setting spray in your life.

    A spritz of this stuff won’t completely drench your face unlike other setting sprays. In fact, it’s totally weightless on the skin and delivers a continuous mist that helps to stop your makeup from migrating – winning.

    Continuous Setting Mist, £15, cultbeauty.co.uk

     

    35O Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette, £23

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    This sleek and slimline palette is undoubtedly one of Morphe’s most loved eyeshadow offerings.

    The Morphe 35O contains all you need to create a warm toned autumnal makeup look and is a perfect for green or blue eyes.

    The shades are utterly buttery and comparable to MAC Cosmetics, but at a more people-pleasing price.

    And if you don’t dig orange eye shadow there are SO many other palettes to choose from.

    35O Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette, £23, cultbeauty.co.uk

    Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush (M433), £7

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    Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush (M433) (Picture: Cult Beauty)

    Morphe brushes are a great option if you’re on a budget and after a makeup brush collection on par with makeup artists.

    The purse-friendly brushes are priced from £3.50 to £150 for mammoth kit with 30 brushes that cover all bases.

    The Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush is an essential brush to create perfectly blended eye makeup – for £7.00 you can’t go wrong.

    Pro Firm Blending Fluff Brush (M433), £7, cultbeauty.co.uk

     

    High Impact Highlighter, £14

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    If you’re not one for a subtle highlight, you’re sure to love Morphe’s High Impact Highlighters.

    Available in six shades from iridescent pink to iced gold, there’s a shade to suit everyone. The formulation isn’t to be sniffed at either, as they apply smoothly and blend out easily.

    We particularly like the shade Boom as it’s similar to Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick Compact, but costs less than half the price.

    High Impact Highlighter, £14, cultbeauty.co.uk

     

    8W Warm Master Blush Palette, £20

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    Finding the right blusher to complement your skin tone can be a hard task. But Morphe’s 8W Warm Master Blush Palette is sure to contain the perfect flush for you.

    It contains eight highly pigmented warm-toned shades, from coral to pink with shimmer and satin finishes.

    Forget chiselled cheekbones (for now): blush will give you a more natural glow.

    8W Warm Master Blush Palette, £20, cultbeauty.co.uk


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    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleighs father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ships captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
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    A historically significant manor house which once belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh’s family has just gone on the market for £2 million.

    Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and a chapel.

    It’s home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community Of St Anthony And St Elias, and his wife, Lilah.

    Back in the early 17th century, the property belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh’s father – and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship’s captains, John Rolfe, the husband of the famous Pocahontas.

    Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. Oh, yeah, if you buy this property you’re going to have to be okay with the fact a severed head has been inside it.

    Let us explain:

    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh?s family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh?s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship?s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn?t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)

    His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn’t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went – including Fardel Manor.

    If it makes you feel any better, that does means it’s been to a lot of places.

    The Grade I Listed home sitting on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now has four bedrooms, a drawing room, a library and dining room, a study, a screens room, which was the former Medieval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.

    As well as the property you will be buying a three bedroom cottage with five acres of land, a swimming pool and an orangery.

    Father Benedict, whose organisation helps people with mental health issues, had fallen in love with Fardel Manor many years before buying the property.

    And in 2001, after missing a train connection, he was flicking through a magazine at the station and saw the stunning home advertised for sale.

    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)

    Father Benedict and Lilah visited the property and fell in love with it straight away.

    In their 17 years at Fardel Manor they have worked closely with English Heritage on the renovations to the property.

    This includes remodelling the chimneys and reconfiguring the library which had been transformed into a collection of five rooms during the 1950s.

    The rooms were considered out of proportion so Father Benedict worked to change it back into a gallery, which has ensured that the proportions are now right in the home.

    The oldest parts of the house date back to the 14th century with major modifications made in the 16th and 17th centuries when the present fine-panelled drawing-room and the staircase hall were first created.

    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleighs father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ships captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)
    A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.
    (Picture: Jackson-Stops / SWNS)

    The house has also been kitted out with modern conveniences such as a fitted kitchen, central heating and bathrooms which have been cleverly adapted into the ancient structure.

    Father Benedict, who is approaching his 80s, and Lilah have now decided to downsize and are selling Fardel Manor.

    They have put it on the market with the Exeter office of Jackson-Stops for offers in excess of £2 million.

    Richard Addington, director of Jackson-Stops’ Exeter branch, said: ‘Fardel Manor is an exquisite manor house located on the edge of the open spaces of Dartmoor and close to the south coast with its sandy beaches and protected estuaries.

    ‘Dating back to the 13th and 14th century, its history is one of the most interesting I have come across in the area – having once been home to the both the Raleigh and the Hele families and said to have been frequently visited by Pocahontas.

    ‘The property will provide its new owners with not only an outstanding place to live and a chance to create incredible memories but it also comes with the opportunity to take on the title of Lord of the Manor of Fardel.’

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Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh?s family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh?s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship?s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn?t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleighs father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ships captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ?2 millionA historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ?2 millionhattiegladwellmetroA historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleighs father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ships captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh?s family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh?s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship?s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn?t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ?2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleighs family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleighs father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ships captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldnt stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.A historically-significant manor house which was once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh???s family has been put up for sale for ??2 million. See SWNS story SWRALEIGH. Fardel Manor, which was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, has its own lake, swimming pool and CHAPEL. It is currently home to Father Benedict Ramsden, an Archpriest in the Russian Orthodox Church, who founded and runs an organisation called the Community of St Anthony and St Elias, and his wife, Lilah. But back in the early 17th Century, it belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh???s father - and the famous explorer and politician regularly visited the house, as did one of his ship???s captains, John Rolfe, who was the husband of the famous Pocahontas. Sir Walter regularly visited the house and continued to do so even in death. His grieving wife, Lady Elizabeth Raleigh, couldn???t stand to be apart from her late husband and after he was executed in 1618 she would take his head everywhere she went - including Fardel Manor. The Grade I Listed home, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon, now consists of four bedrooms, a drawing room, library/dining room, study, a screens room, which was the former Mediaeval Hall, a 13th century chapel and a screens passage.

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    A woman who ate ice cream non-stop for 20 years has finally ditched the habit thanks to hypnotism.

    From the age of one, Courtney Baxter struggled with selective eating disorder, and could only stomach a diet of ice cream day and night.

    For years, Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that even just the sight of fruit or vegetables would make her feel sick and cause her to have panic attacks.

    But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant, Courtney knew things had to change.

    She decided to undergo a two-hour hypnotherapy session, which she says has worked so well that she’s been able to try a selection of new foods and is even looking forward to her first ever date with her fiancé, Jared, who she’s been with for seven years.

    Pic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPY
    (Picture: Phil Crow/Caters News)

    Courtney, from Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, said: ‘I always felt safe whenever I ate ice cream, as I knew it wasn’t going to make me sick or wasn’t dangerous in any way.

    ‘I used to eat ice cream nearly every day, but because of the amount of sugar involved it was causing me to have health problems.

    ‘I wouldn’t eat anything else, except for sausages, but every time I even tried to have something new to eat I’d end up having a panic attack.

    ‘I haven’t ever been able to go to a restaurant because I’m so restricted so me and my partner of seven years have never been on a date.

    ‘It had been a problem for a while and I’d always wanted to do something about it, but I just didn’t know how to sort it – until I found out about hypnosis.’

    Pic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPY
    (Picture: Phil Crow/Caters News)

    From the age that she could eat solid food, Courtney remembers eating nothing but her restricted diet of ice cream and sausages.

    However, when even attempting to eat new foods led to her being sick, Courtney decided to stick in her ways.

    She said: ‘I felt useless, all I wanted to be able to do was eat fruit and vegetables and be able to have a healthy and balanced diet.

    ‘Everyone around me just put it down to me being a fussy eater, but that was until they’d see the physical symptoms even attempting to eat gave me.

    ‘I missed out on a lot of social events – I couldn’t go to sleepovers because I wouldn’t be able to eat the food, and I’ve never been to a restaurant.

    ‘Once I’d finally had enough I researched what help I could get and decided to take a chance on hypnotism.’

    Pic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPY
    Courtney Baxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared (Picture: Phil Crow/Caters News)

    Now, after having one therapy session, Courtney’s palette has expanded and she has been able to try a variety of foods.

    She said: ‘When I was in the therapy session I just felt really calm during, and when I woke up and had new food in front of me, I wasn’t scared anymore.

    ‘I’ve now eaten a variety of fruits and vegetables, which were my biggest fear, and have allowed myself to try new foods.

    ‘Now I’m really excited to go on my first proper date with Jared, considering we’d never been able to go to a restaurant before.

    ‘I feel as though I am finally freed from my eating disorder!’

    Pic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPY
    (Picture: Phil Crow/Caters News)

    David Kilmurry, a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, said: ‘Prior to the therapy she gagged as I asked her about vegetables.

    ‘When I heard that ice cream was her ‘safe’ food I was astonished, sweets are not a treat if you have them as a safe food, and the health risks are huge.

    ‘I am so proud and pleased for her as she broke the ice with 15 new fruits and vegetables.

    ‘I am really proud of her for breaking confidentiality to highlight the dangers of bingeing on ice cream and applaud the manner in which she has taken to the hypnotism.’

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SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYICE CREAM ADDICTICE CREAM ADDICThattiegladwellmetroPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPYPic by Phil Crow/Caters News - (Pictured: CourtneyBaxter, 21, Lincolnshire with Fiance Jared.) - A woman who only ate ice cream for 20 years has finally ditched the habit, thanks to hypnotism. From the age of one-year-old,CourtneyBaxter, could only stomach a diet of ice creams day and night. For years,Courtney, now 21, was such a fussy eater that the sight of vegetables or fruit would make her feel physically sick and cause her to have a panic attack. But after eating over 7,000 different ice creams and having never been to a restaurant,Courtneyknew she had to take control of her diet. So after undergoing a two-hour hypnotherapy session, the teaching assistant has been able to try a selection of new foods and is eagerly looking forward to her first ever date with her fianc, Jared, after being together for SEVEN years. SEE CATERS COPY

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    Cycling shorts is the summer trend we never asked for but got to see plenty of, for some reason.

    The likes of the Kardashian-Jenners, Rita Ora, and Bella Hadid have gotten on board with the look, pairing the athletic wear as serious going out outfits.

    Burberry is now getting in on the action with a pair of sports bra and cycling pants, the jersey shorts costing £230.

    You can order the shorts online but websites like Brown’s are reminding shoppers that it’s running low on stock as they keep selling out.

    Instagram Photo

    Fashion bloggers are showing off the look on the ‘Gram.

    Danielle Bernstein coupled the sporty look with an oversized shirt for a casual day out (which apparently didn’t include any cycling).

    Those of us who don’t get why Mr Motivator (fitness instructor off the telly) style is trendy, clearly don’t understand high fashion.

    While most high street retailers are offering the fitness wear from as little as £2, Burberry is taking a leaf out of Balenciaga’s books.

    Earlier in the year, Balenciaga offered their version of what can only be described as an Ikea bag for a tidy sum of $2,145 (£1,672).

    The fashion world is clearly letting the 90s have its full moment in the sun.

    The athleisure revival is in full swing with anoraks and trainers continuing to dominate the catwalk.

    Trendsetter Kim Kardashian can also be thanked for the popularity of it after she was seen sporting husband Kanye’s Yeezy shorts which she topped with a hoody and trench coat.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Kim Kardashian is seen on February 07, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
    (Picture: GC Images)

    Accordingly, inspired by Kimmy’s sartorial choices, the most popular item on Amazon Prime Day turned out to be Futuro Fashion cycling shorts.

    The same shorts are also number 46 on Amazon’s list of clothing bestsellers.

    If you’ve not already taken the plunge into sportswear, the Burberry label is hoping it can convince you.

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