Sir Lenny Henry displayed his very dramatic weight loss as he attended a private screening in London last night. The 59-year-old comic revealed his slimmed-down frame as he posed for photos at a private screening for Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers at Soho House on Tuesday night. Wearing dark jeans and a blue jacket, Lenny smiled widely as he revealed his newly streamlined look. Covering his head with a beanie hat, the stand-up comedian, best known for co-founding Comic Relief, looked almost unrecognisable. It's not the first time the comedian has lost a staggering amount of weight. Back in 2014, he lost three stone in a bid to combat the effects of diabetes. He ate sugar-free food and started Ashtanga yoga to battle the killer disease that cost his late mum both her legs. He told the Daily Mirror at the time: “I’m a bit diabetic, so I was put on a very strict diet. “I’ve lost between two and a half and three stone. I was big. … [Read more...] about Lenny Henry displays dramatic weight loss at private screening in London
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ECCENTRIC artist Grayson Perry looked a picture in pink when he stepped out in his latest outrageous outfit. He wore a patterned romper suit, ruff, purple hair and platform shoes at The Royal Academy in London, where he is organising the Summer Exhibition. The rubber chicken-shaped handbag was also a nice touch. But what is it really like to go out in public dressed the same way? I headed into London to find out after The Sun’s fashion team transformed a kids’ Paw Patrol bed sheet into my suit and daubed me with glitter. My ruff was made from a piece of fabric sprayed silver and platform shoes from a charity shop completed the look. I’m no stranger to taking fashion risks. I wear loud, checked trousers, patterned shirts and once sported a pair of lime green trainers. I’m also the proud owner of white jeans. But what would it be like wearing a Grayson-inspired creation? Could I handle the looks I got and comments coming my way? Would I be taken for a potter . . . … [Read more...] about We try artist Grayson Perry’s outrageous outfit in London — but how will people react?
A "fantastic" housing project built by veterans for veterans in Millbay has won a prestigious award at a national awards ceremony in London. The Nelson Project is a development born from a vision to deliver a flagship housing scheme to help veterans learn construction skills in addition to having somewhere to live. It is a 24 apartment scheme in Millbay, and is a a partnership between the Community Self Build Agency (CSBA) charity, DCH, Plymouth City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It included 12 self-build units for ex-service personnel in total, as well as six for adults with learning disabilities and six general use affordable homes. The project won in the Excellence for Planning Excellence 2018 - large schemes category at the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI), Awards for Planning Excellence 2018, held in London, last night, May 24. Craig McLaren, RTPI Awards Advisor said: “The Nelson Project is a fantastic example of how planners are successfully … [Read more...] about Housing project for veterans wins prestigious award in London
PUBLISHED: 17:41 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 02 May 2018 Ellena Cruse The Grand Trunk won the fine dining award at the London Curry awards. Owner Rajesh Suri with restaurant manager Robin Khadka. Picture: Ken Mears. Archant Redbridge has two of the best Indian restaurants in London – it’s official. The London Curry Awards were announced on Monday and out of five finalists from the borough, two went on to win. The overall winner for Best Restaurant of the Year is India Garden, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead. The traditional curry house, which has a large range of vegetarian options, has been operating for two and a half years. Owner Asad Haque was surprised to win. “I am so happy, I wasn’t expecting it as we were up against some big restaurants,” he said. “We try to serve traditional dishes with more choice and our staff have a focus on customer service. “We all went out as a team to celebrate after the event and it was a really good … [Read more...] about The results are in: Wanstead is home to the best Indian restaurant in London
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - Athletics by Contributor - Supplied Content @tavistocktimes [email protected] SEVEN Okehampton Running Club members took part in the 2018 London Marathon which went down in history as the hottest one ever. Having trained through months of cold and wet weather the runners were completely unprepared for running in temperatures of 24 degrees and strong sunshine so thoughts of personal bests and best ever London runs had to be shelved. First home for the club was Paul Carter in an extremely impressive 3 hours.06 minutes. Paul was in great shape, his training having gone well and had been hoping for possibly a sub-3-hour finish, but he soon realised this was not going to be achievable in that heat and slowed just a little to a more suitable pace. His run was made harder when at mile 22 he found he had lost his last gel, meaning he had to run the last few miles on empty. Having completed Barnstaple parkrun the week … [Read more...] about ORCs do club proud in London Marathon