KEEN readers will be delighted by this year's release of four new Beatrix Potter designs for 2018. But are the 50p pieces worth anything, and how much do they cost? Here's what you need to know about rabbits, bunnies and tittlemouses of the currency world. Where can I buy them? The coins can be bought from the Royal Mint website after they were released in stages throughout 2018. Peter Rabbit's likeness was the first to go on sale in February. Hot on his hind limbs were Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a helpful mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester. They followed on from the 2016 release of Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and another Peter Rabbit coin. How much do they cost? Silver-proof coloured coins are available for £60 each. Plain-metal versions come into the public's pocket when they enter circulation for a limited time later this year. But the amount of coins that will be released into circulation are subject to demand, which cannot be … [Read more...] about What are the Beatrix Potter 50p coins worth, how much do they cost and where can I buy them?
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LUXURY shoe company Golden Goose have been making headlines over their distressed Superstar trainers. Here's all you need to know about the distressed trainer... What are the Golden Goose taped trainers? The taped trainers are a new pair in shoe retailer Golden Goose's range. They're similar to their standard 'Superstar Sneakers', but are a battered version of the pair. A suede nude-coloured material, they have a dirty cream sole and even have TAPE around the bottom of the shoe. They have been criticised to no end about the design, due to them 'mocking poverty' through trying to make worn out shoes looking fashionable. How much do they cost? The distressed trainers don't come cheap - they're currently available on SSENSE for a whopping £335! The shoe range by Golden Goose is described as "offering countless vintage-inspired iterations of the rock and roll-inspired Superstar sneaker". However, many have a very different idea of what counts as "vintage-inspired" and not mocking the … [Read more...] about What are the Golden Goose distressed sneakers and how much do the taped trainers cost?
CHEEK fillers are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment in the UK. But what exactly are they and how much do dermal fillers cost? Here's the lowdown... What are cheek fillers? "Cheek fillers" is an expression which encompasses a whole range of products and substances. In layman's terms, it is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to add volume, contour the face and rejuvenate. Dermal fillers help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. They are also used to re-introduce structure and volume. How much do dermal fillers cost and how long do they last? The price of dermal fillers depends on the area treated, as well as the amount of product used. Another factor which determines the price is the complexity of the procedure - for example, a non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) requires a lot of skill and medical knowledge and should only be performed by a practitioner with experience. Cheek fillers do tend to be on the pricier end of the scale, as often a lot more product is used to add … [Read more...] about What are cheek fillers, how much do they cost, how long does the procedure last and are they safe?
Plastic is a problem that isn’t going away. UK consumers buy around 13 million plastic drinks bottles every year, with millions of those ending up in landfill or as litter in streets, the countryside and waterways. Environmentalists have recognised the scope of the problem for years, but after the BBC’s Blue Planet II revealed just how much devastation plastic can cause, ministers are finally taking action. One proposed solution is a bottle deposit return scheme. You’ll pay a few extra pence every time you buy a drink in a plastic bottle, and you’ll get that money back if you take it to a designated return point. It’s not yet clear how much the bottle deposit would be. Charges in Europe range from 8p in Sweden to 22p in Germany, although experts in the UK say the figure would need to be at least 15p to encourage people to use it. The idea is that by incentivising responsible waste disposal, these millions of bottles will be given a second lease of life … [Read more...] about How much cash the plastic bottle deposit recycling scheme could make you
Every child enjoys dressing up and pretending to be their favourite film and television characters, whether that’s a Disney Princess or a Power Ranger. However some people, called cosplayers, continue these creative instincts outside of Halloween and fancy dress parties. Many people who take part in cosplay travel to conventions across the country or even the world, like the famous San Diego Comic Con. Cosplayers make or buy their outfits, and can compete in competitions at these conventions, sometimes performing a song or short skit known to their character in order to win. Despite being a small nation, Wales puts on several conventions a year, which Welsh cosplayers work hard to prepare for. Dyfrig Griffiths, 25, of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, may seem like an average call centre employee, but in his free time he builds astounding costumes from films, television programmes and games. He’s a cosplayer, and almost every other weekend spends his time at events across the UK … [Read more...] about What is cosplay, who are the players and why do they do it?