Mother's Day is a time to honour the amazing women in our life who have taken care of us. Everyone thinks their mum is special, but we have decided to celebrate some of Plymouth's supermums who go above and beyond to help others. From running charities dedicated to helping sick children to women raising awareness about stillbirth, the city has many mums to be proud of. Happy Mother's Day! This list is in no particular order and we know that this list could have been much longer. Feel free to drop us a comment with your nominations for supermums. Elsbeth Hallam Hugs for Henry was founded by Elsbeth Hallam when her son, Henry, was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma, aged three. The charity provides support for local children throughout the South West and beyond. When little Henry Hallam was diagnosed with cancer, mum, Elsbeth, not only held strong and supported him through it all, she also managed to create the charity. The charity is now called Hugs from Henry, and supports families who are … [Read more...] about The supermums of Plymouth we should all celebrate on Mother’s Day
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Amidst all the debates, votes, and general bad-tempered chuntering about Brexit of the last few months, I’ve been planning my wedding. It has been a useful exercise in reminding me that normal life continues apace away from the Houses of Parliament; though often, the politics of Westminster pales in comparison to the stresses of putting together a functional table plan that won’t lead to bust-ups, all whilst not eating enough so you fit into a wedding dress (I’ve been low-level ravenous for approximately nine months now). When I got engaged last year, I immediately set about contacting my nearest and dearest to inform them of the happy news...family and friends...male and female. When we finally celebrated our betrothal with engagement drinks, I invited my friends, male and female. When we drafted the invitation list for the wedding itself, again, I included both male and female friends. All standard procedure. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form … [Read more...] about Opinion: Yes, I’m a bride-to-be who had a stag do – so what?
new PUBLISHED: 17:37 14 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 14 March 2019 FEATURE BY LAYTH YOUSIF Stevenage FC legend Ronnie Henry at the Bragbury End training ground after making his 500th appearance for the club against Swindon Town. Picture: DANNY LOO ©2019 Archant A biting chill numbed the flesh and the wind swirled. Stevenage FC legend Ronnie Henry at the Bragbury End training ground after making his 500th appearance for the club against Swindon Town. Picture: DANNY LOODino Maamria’s Stevenage were 1-0 up in a hard-fought game against play-off rivals Swindon Town looking to close out the match.As clock ticked down activity occurred on the Boro bench at Broadhall Way. A player in red and white readied to come on. Applause commenced instantly. Supporters in the all-seater West Stand rose as one in acclaim to hail the man, who, by stepping onto the turf, was creating history. Ronnie Henry. Picture: Danny LooIt was fitting the grizzled … [Read more...] about STEVENAGE FC FEATURE Ronnie Henry says after his record-breaking 500th appearance: “One day my career will end – but I don’t want it to finish just yet because I love what I do”
0 Have your say Your response to the title of this autobiography will likely mirror your wider opinion on the work of Brian Limond, the Glaswegian comedian known as Limmy. Fans will recognise it as the mock-tribute he regularly posts on Twitter when news of a celebrity death breaks. Take one example: “Had the pleasure of meeting Peter Stringfellow at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and very funny.” Limond, to the best of my knowledge, never met Peter Stringfellow. The gag is a comment on the modern phenomenon of fake-sincere tributes posted on social media to people we have little, if anything, in common with. It’s one example of his talent for meshing the frequently absurd world created by digital media with age-old insecurities like social anxiety. Limond is a 21st century entertainer. His early realisation of the creative potential of the internet led directly to his TV show. This multimedia career now extends to books. … [Read more...] about Book review: Surprisingly Down to Earth and Very Funny – My Autobiography, by Limmy
Wine has been the muse – and the fuel – for artists for thousands of years. And today the world is full of vinous eye candy, if you know where to look: the Vendemmia d’Artista designs for the super-Tuscan Ornellaia, which are auctioned for charity each year; the gardens at the Tuscan estate Castello di Ama, which are dotted about with work from the likes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Louise Bourgeois; the label on Tonnix, the own-brand wine at Hix Soho, which is an original Tracey Emin. Still, you have to wonder how many of these collaborations would exist were it not for Bordeaux’s Château Mouton Rothschild, which has famously commissioned a different artist to design the label for its first wine every year since 1945. David Hockney, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Jeff Koons, Francis Bacon, Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud are just some of the great names who have designed Mouton labels over the years, helping to make the … [Read more...] about Rare Mouton Rothschild art-label vintages go to auction