THERE are different sets of rules when it comes to having boyfriends within the traveller community, with some stricter than others. From having a curfew, to being forbidden to live with a man before marriage, Caitlin, 19, and Lizzy, 20, know only too well what it’s like having to avoid any scandal which could put off potential husbands. In the fourth of our six-part exclusive series with Fabulous, the Caravan Queens will be spilling the beans on ‘grabbing’, marriage and the strict dating rules they must follow. Lizzy says: “When it comes to having a boyfriend every traveller is different, we all have different sets of rules set by their family. But for us, I’m allowed a boyfriend, and Caitlin’s allowed a boyfriend. “There are rules with dating, and it is very important that we follow them, and that every girl follows them. You would never want to tarnish your name.” And despite relationships not being their main priority the sisters, who are currently both single … [Read more...] about Curfews, ‘grabbing’, Tinder is banned & girls NEVER snog on a first date – strict dating rules for travellers revealed
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A FRENCH town called Bitche has been cancelled by Facebook – because it sounds like a sexist insult. Now other French places with names including Arse, Anus, Condom, and Pussy also risk being cancelled by the Facebook algorithms. Officials in the small community on the River Horn, on the German border, on Tuesday confirmed that the page "has been censored" since last month. “We’ve appealed but this can take a long while,” said a town hall spokesman in Bitche, which has a population of just 5000." In the meantime, they have renamed their Facebook page ‘Mairie 57230’ – a combination of the word for ‘town hall’ and their postcode. Valérie Degouy, a spokesperson for Bitche, told local radio: “I appealed on 19 March but [the page] hasn’t reappeared again. I have tried every way to contact Facebook, through the different forms, but there is nothing more to do. "I tried to send a private message on the Facebook France page, I left about 10 messages every day. "I was … [Read more...] about French town of BITCHE cancelled by Facebook for its ‘offensive’ name… so will Orgy, Condom and Pussy be next?
CHEERS! Pub gardens reopened today, and hordes of thirsty Brits enjoyed an open-air drink. But the prospect gives me the chills, especially as snow, hail and the usual April showers are said to be on the way. So today I reveal how to keep warm and dry without splashing out. Here are my pub garden gear ideas . . . LOW-LOLLY BROLLY: We all know a trusty brolly is an essential for pub gardens this week. If yours has seen better days, you needn’t splash out a fortune on one. Nab a smart, windproof golf umbrella from susino.co.uk for just £9.99 — under half the price of the popular Fulton Stormshield brolly, £28 at John Lewis. SAVE: £18.01 WELLY GOOD: When it pours down, Wellington boots are indispensable. Thankfully you can grab some slightly more elegant, black patent Festival rubber wellies on ebay.co.uk for £24 — and they’re very similar to designer brand Hunter’s riding wellies at £125. SAVE: £101 COLD PINT, WARM HANDS: For chilly evenings, order the … [Read more...] about Now pubs have reopened, make sure you’re prepared for any weather with our guide
HOMES Under the Hammer host Martin Roberts could not contain his dismay as he gasped "oh dear" during a tour of an auction property. The BBC host was quick to point out a major structural problem with the house expressing his fear for the new owners. Martin's potentially expensive find came as he looked over a former registry office in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. With the property up for auction with a fairly low guide price of £70,000 to £85,000, Martin's alarms bells were already ringing. Beginning his viewing of the property, Martin mused: "What have we got? A nice little entrance area, a grand staircase, you want to strip that back. "And then a large reception room, immediately you get this feeling it’s probably Victorian, big windows, high ceilings. “Slightly disappointing kitchen which probably bears reference to its more recent past. “Into this rear living room area and obviously a bit of an extension to suit the fact this was the ceremony room where weddings … [Read more...] about Homes Under the Hammer’s Martin Roberts gasps ‘oh dear’ after noticing major problem with property
Nikki Grahame told friends she was "all good" just weeks before entering a specialist clinic for treatment for an eating disorder. On February 27, Nikki posted her last photograph - a vase of beautiful vibrant pink roses on a table in her home with the caption: "Thank you for the beautiful flowers" followed by emoticons of flowers and a smiley face covered with love hearts. She did not address who the flowers were from. Next to the vase of flowers was a book on one of her favourite musicians and singers, Kate Bush. Called Inside the Rainbow it's a collection of rare and unseen photographs of Kate with essays by her brother John Carder Bush about her life and music career. In a haunting last message from her when asked by a friend in the comments below the post on how she was doing, Nikki replied: "All good darling." Tragically Nikki lost her decades-long battle with anorexia in the early hours of last Friday morning. She was just 38. Just a few weeks after her … [Read more...] about Nikki Grahame’s final Facebook post revealed as she told friends she was ‘all good’ before entering clinic for treatment