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Kate Middleton’s fave designer throws shade at Meghan’s wedding dress

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It’s not a wedding unless someone says something mean about it afterwards. 

In our case it’s usually a snark about the free bar ending too early.  But, as we all know, royal weddings are different. Which is exactly why designer Emilia Wickstead’s comments about Meghan Markle’s dress is such big news.

Emilia, who also designs wedding dresses, seemed to suggest that Meghan’s Givenchy dress was copied from one of her own designs. She is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: ‘Her dress is identical to one of our dresses… …Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, “It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.’

Here’s the best sherry cocktail in the UK, the man behind it and where you can get it

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If you still think sherry is reserved for a tipple on Christmas Day or for Dot Cotton on special occasions, you are behind the times, my friend.

The old image of the drink beloved by pensioners and the overly festive is long gone and you will now see it being supped in swanky cocktail bars across the land.

Which is why the competition to produce the best sherry cocktail, not only in the UK, but across the globe, has really been hotting up of late.

In fact, 14 countries have just sent their finest mixologist to the home of sherry, Jerez in Spain, to compete… Read the full story

Tiny ‘rabbit hutch’ house in Cambridge sells for £280,000

The tiny one-bedroom property in Seymour St, Cambridge which sold for ?280,000. See Masons copy MNHOUSE: A 'rabbit hutch' house with just two rooms has sold for a whopping ?280,000 - despite measuring just a titchy 11' by 8'7''. The open plan one-bedroom property in Cambridge fetched ?10,000 per square metre and is more expensive that similar sized properties in central London. The house has just one sliding door separating the living area from the only bedroom - which has just enough room for a double bed. Locals couldn't believe the hefty price tag when the property went on the market late last year, marketed by estate agents Carter Jones.Read the full story

Are these sunglasses the worst thing you have ever seen?

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I realise that it’s Urban Outfitters, so we should no-longer be shocked at anything they stock.

They accidentally sold Primark clothing. They made an ‘extreme crop top’ which hurt our souls. But guys.

Look at these sunglasses.

Are they the most horrific item you’ve ever seen for sale on the internet?

Do you wish you had a pair of proper sunglasses to shield your poor delicate eyes from the sight of them?

If so, you are in good company.

4 common illnesses that could be making your cat sick

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The chances are that, if you are a cat owner, you believe your pet has nine lives.

Apparently, 65 per cent of the UK’s 8million cat owners believe that if poor Tiddles falls off a cliff, she will somehow be ‘feline’ fine.

That’s unsurprising really, when nearly half (45 per cent) of us can’t tell when pussy is sick and a quarter (27 per cent) rely on Dr Google for advice, according to a new report.

The Instinctively… Read the full story

18 guests reveal the worst things that happened to them at a wedding

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When wedding day games go wrong (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk)

I was booed at a wedding. Booed.

The groom had invited me and let me bring a friend along too.

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But, of course, me and said friend were seated at different tables. Why?

So I was at mine and chatted to a bloke to my left. I then noticed an empty seat at my friend’s table.

She was the only person I knew at the wedding… Read the full story

Memories from the heart of the Aids crisis shows true love in a time of terrible tragedy

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These heartbreaking and incredibly moving images show the affection and love shown during the height of the Aids crisis.

Photographer Gideon Mendel’s project The Ward began in 1993 when he spent a number of weeks on the Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital.

All the patients on the ward were dying with the knowledge that there was no cure for the disease.

During this time antiretroviral medications were not available and patients on the ward faced the prospect of an early death.

Girl has to soak in two baths after her fake tan goes horrifically wrong

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A college student claims she was forced to soak for over an hour in two baths after a fake tan fail left her looking ‘like a mahogany dining room table’.

Jessica Clarke covered herself in a layer of St Moriz’s ‘darker than dark’ fake tan ahead of a girls’ night out.

However, 30 minutes later the 23-year-old realised she’d turned a darker colour than normal – and claims it only got worse overnight.

Jessica, from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, said: ‘When I looked in the mirror the next morning it looked terrible.

A stunning Cornish cove has gone on sale for £2.6 million

This 'magical' Cornish cove has gone on sale for ?2.6m - and comes complete with restaurant, gallery, and holiday cottages. See SWNS story SWCOVE: Lamorna Cove, one of the last remaining bays in private ownership in Britain, spans over 15 acres. The cove is best known for being the setting of a bohemian community in the early 1900s, and is the subject of a Cornish sea shanty. And now the cove has gone up for sale as the current owner, Roy Stevenson, 68, decided it was time the cove had a new owner.
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A ‘magical’ Cornish cove has gone on sale for £2.6m – and it… Read the full story

No, having BPD doesn’t make you a bad partner

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Communication is key to a satisfying relationship (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

Comedian Pete Davidson, the new beau of Ariana Grande, took to Instagram stories this week to respond to derogatory comments about whether or not people with BPD (borderline personality disorder) can function in relationships.

He wrote on Instagram: ‘Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this cause f*** you. But I been hearing a lot of “people with bpd can’t be in relationships” talk. I just wanna let you know that’s not true.

‘Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship.

‘It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship… Read the full story

7 interior design tips for when your home is the size of a shoebox

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Anyone living in London, or any other expensive city, knows you’re not going to find your ideal space for the most affordable price.

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Properties are rising in value while spaces are shrinking, and rooms that you could hardly swing a cat in are becoming the norm.

With more city dwellers ‘micro-living’, it can play havoc when designing your home the way you would like.

But even though you may live in a box and have… Read the full story

Woman left with ‘Adidas’ stamped on her leg thanks to fake tan mishap

A beautician was left horrified when her tanning blunder left her with Adidas branded into her leg.
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Please, people, learn from others’ fake tan related blunders… because they happen so often.

Fake tan could turn you green. It could turn you much darker than expected. You could be left with serious tear stains.

Or, like Kimberley Davis, you could turn into a walking advert.

Kimberly was more than a little embarrassed to find that she had ‘Adidas’ stamped on her leg after using fake tan, thanks to the logo from her gym leggings getting pressed on to her skin.

When she woke… Read the full story

What to do if you find a lost cat

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You’re walking home when you hear the meows of a cat.

They have a mark in their fur where their collar should be. You haven’t seen any posters searching for a cat that looks like this one.

What are you supposed to do? Feed it? Leave it to find its way home? Take it to a vet?

Loads of us have no clue, according to a survey from Cats Protection, which found that 48% of us wouldn’t approach an unfamiliar cat.

It’s tricky to know the best approach, because cats so often are just seeking attention from passersby, or have traveled a long way home. But if you’re not sure where the… Read the full story

ASOS makes the case for carrying your junk in a miniature bin

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Looking for the perfect bag to complement your extreme cut-out jeans and make you the most on-trend person around?

It turns out you don’t have to spend a load of cash. Just nick a wastepaper bin from your office, attach a strap, and you’re done. Easy.

If you don’t fancy DIY, ASOS is selling such a bag – by which we mean a bag that is essentially a small metal bin on a chain – for £30.

Because apparently the hot trend in these days is straight up trash.

9 reasons why you should ignore Noel Gallagher and visit Hull immediately

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Unless you’re from Kingston upon Hull, it’s unlikely that a visit to the east Yorkshire city is high up on your bucket list.

It’s a place the media love to hate, and Hull regularly tops the list for the worst places to live in the UK.

Even Noel Gallagher took a swipe at the city earlier this year calling it a ‘f***ing s***hole’.

If a city that boasts incredible art, culture and a thriving music scene is in fact a sh*t hole, then I’ll take it.

Here are nine reasons that Hull deserves more credit and you really should come and see the 2017 City of CultureRead the full story

Portraits of people’s skin conditions celebrate the beauty of imperfection


We’re bombarded with images of flawless skin.

Scroll through Instagram, watch TV, flick through the pages of a magazine, and you’ll see smooth skin seemingly free of pores and wrinkles.

Blame filters, Photoshop, the makeup industry, whatever – there’s a lot of pressure to meet an unattainable ideal, pushing those of us with imperfections into crashing lows.

It’s no surprise that acne has been linked to depression when you consider just how much shame there still is in having visible blemishes on your face, how much judgement you experience, and how few people that look like you are presented as beautiful, desirable, and happy (try to think of a single romcom character with acne, I dare you).

Fighting back against the pressure is the new generation of people embracing their acne, sharing makeup-free selfies on Instagram with the #acnepositivity tag and encouraging self-love.

London-based photographer Sophie Harris-Taylor plays her part in this movement by creating beautiful portraits of people… Read the full story

‘I’d find myself robotically munching on biscuits’: how to stop comfort eating

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The sensation of crunching can be part of what makes unhealthy food comforting (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

I am a self-confessed comfort eater.

Bad day? I’d reach for the Chinese takeaway menu and tub of ice cream.

Feeling stressed? I’d find myself robotically munching on biscuits all day long at the office.

Needing a pick-me-up? I’d indulge in (or rather, inhale) copious slabs of chocolate.

I cringed at how often I would rely on food as a source of comfort.

I knew it wasn’t a healthy way to deal with the difficulties that life threw my way.

And I no longer wanted to feel like my emotions were controlled by how much pasta I… Read the full story

Someone’s made dripping brows a thing

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Nope, we still haven’t seen the back of weird eyebrow trends.

In 2018 alone we’ve had garden brows, fishtail brows, dipped brows, and heartbeat brows.

Now it’s time for dripping brows.

Dripping brows, as the name probably suggests, are when you paint on drips of colour matching your eyebrows to make it look like they’re melting right off.

The look is the creation of Goodie May-Johnson, who told Metro.co.uk that she was inspired by all the previous out-there brow trends she’s seen gone viral.

5 ways diabetes can make you feel alone

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From testing your blood in public to carrying your kit, diabetes can make you feel alone in a group (Picture: Ella Byworth for metro.co.uk)

After living with type 1 diabetes for about 25 years, you’d think I’d be absolutely fine when it comes to how I feel handling it in a group setting.

Nope, not always.

Don’t get me wrong, things have got easier over the years.

However, there’s always those moments when I feel completely alone.

It’s nobody’s fault; it’s just the situation, and one of the many aspects of living with a chronic illness that I… Read the full story

People aren’t impressed with this restaurant’s take on a full English breakfast

EDITORIAL USE ONLY 'The Real Full English Breakfast' (TRFEB) (left), which has ingredients based on the typical genetic make-up of an English person, which has been created by Masterchef finalist Steve Kielty, to highlight new findings from AncestryDNA.
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When you’re hungry, hungover, and in need of all the grease and carbs you can get your hands on, a full English is a godsend.

When someone fails to deliver a decent full English, then, that is an unforgiveable crime.

We take breakfast seriously, you see.

So we understand why one British tourist was a bit grumpy when a Cypriot restaurant served up their version of a full English: A frankfurther, some sad-looking… Read the full story

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