After Britain’s last working tin mine, South Crofty, closed 20 years ago, graffiti appeared on its wall: “Cornish lads are fishermen The refrain, from an iconic Cornish song, is something of an anthem in the marginal constituency of Camborne and Redruth, where South Crofty’s winding tower still looms over the town of Pool. The graffiti has long been scrubbed off. The question posed, however, remains as pertinent as ever. “It was devastating,” said 59-year-old Mark Kaczmarek, a former miner who was a shop steward when South Crofty shut. “Politicians came around, having their photographs taken with the miners, promising this, that and the other. Then you never heard nor saw them again”. So he stood as an independent local councillor and has been campaigning for its reopening. It makes sense, he argues: the price of tin has risen. There is plenty in the mine. A Canadian company is exploring possibilities. He is hopeful that within five years, it … [Read more...] about ‘Reopening the mine would get my vote’: the view from Camborne and Redruth
Buying low and selling high
TIME to ramp up the glitter and whip out those fake eyelashes because Christmas party season is finally upon us. But as our bank balances still recovering from a few too many Black Friday purchases, we have to ask: is it really worth splashing out on a whole load of posh beauty bits this December? Or can you create the perfect Christmas party look for only £10? And spend any money you have leftover on booze behind the bar... Well fear not because Fabulous Digital has partnered up with make-up artist Olivia Todd to pit £10 of affordable Primark make-up against £1000 worth of slap. And spoiler alert: it's almost impossible to tell the difference between the two... Both our cheap and luxury looks were centred around a festive frosty blue smokey eye paired with pink lips and a radiant base. £10 Face You don't have to be a make-up expert to know that £10 isn't going to get you very far in the beauty world. Naturally, Primark's pursefriendly range of products came in … [Read more...] about Can YOU tell the £10 face of Christmas party make-up from a £1,000 one?
Manish Bhanej, 36, a small-scale farmer from Balaguda village in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, dumped his entire stock of 1,000 crates of tomatoes last week on the main road in a fit of fury. "A 25-kilogram crate of tomatoes is selling for about 60 rupees (€0.76, $0.89) in the wholesale market. Prices have hit rock bottom and we are struggling with these low prices," Bhanej told DW. Thousands of farmers across eight Indian states, mostly ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), began their 10-day protest last Friday to press demands such as farm loan waivers and higher prices for produce such as cereals, oilseeds and milk. The farmers have also restricted supplies of vegetable and milk to the cities' markets, causing prices to jump in some places. Millions of India's mostly small-scale farmers have been squeezed by falling prices for their crops and the rising transportation and storage costs. Read more: India's agricultural economy in deep … [Read more...] about Farmers’ protests spotlight worsening agrarian crisis in India
WE ALL know that weddings are not cheap - they need to be extra special, memorable and of course, full of beautiful dresses, particularly those for your special bridesmaids. Your bridesmaids are usually your closest friends, so it only makes sense to find some gorgeous gowns for them. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to splash out, though. Made in Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh’s bridesmaids all donned stunning, affordable Ghost dresses for her big day, and fellow MIC star Lucy Watson also wore a blush pink one from the same retailer for a friend’s wedding (see below). Getting married requires so much planning, with a lot of daunting decisions. Choosing a colour scheme is a great way to start… Pink? Blue? Red? Whichever you choose, we’ve got you covered with some cheaper-than-average bridesmaid dresses. Whether you’re looking for some embroidered, ornate designs or would prefer more minimalist ensembles, there's something for you. How much is … [Read more...] about Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses 2019: The best value bridesmaid gowns and dresses for a budget wedding