It starts officially tomorrow although celebrations have been underway for a little while. The 30th anniversary of Ireland’s Euro 88 adventure. Specifically, tomorrow marks 30 years since Ray Houghton’s goal. Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers Sign In Not a member yet? Register here … [Read more...] about World Cup: What makes an event enter the psyche so that it is endlessly celebrated until all involved are dead?
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A MAKE-UP artist who suffered from such severe cystic acne that it would leave her in tears has launched her own beauty line - and it's set to turn over £180,000. Mel Jenkinson, 28, from Brighton, started up Glow Organic in 2015. She spent hours researching beauty products for skin blighted by cystic acne after medication prescribed by doctors failed to clear up her skin. It would continually flare up, even when she used expensive, high-end make-up and products, and felt it impacted on her career as clients would "analyse" her skin and doubt her ability. She told how products that claimed to be less harsh on her skin were extremely limited and unappealing, particularly when it came to make-up colour choice. So Mel decided to launch a company that focused on providing organic, natural products. And she isn't stopping there - Mel is already planning on expanding her product lines and launching her own make-up range in the not-too-distant future. She told Femail: … [Read more...] about Make-up artist who suffered from such severe acne that it frequently make her cry launches own beauty line… and it’s set to make £180K
A MUM who fell pregnant with "rainbow twins" has told how her bump was so enormous it weighed 20lb. Ruth Cumming, 33, from Birmingham, suffered a miscarriage the previous year and was stunned when she discovered she was expecting two babies. Doctors warned her they were large for twins, estimating they would weigh around 5lbs each. But when the little ones arrived, Samuel weighed a hefty 6lb 5oz and his sister Naomi tipped the scales at 7Ib 7oz. They also had two separate placentas, weighing nearly 6lbs between them - meaning Ruth had been carrying around a 20lb (almost one-and-a-half stone) baby bump. "No wonder I looked as though I was about to pop," she said. Ruth and her husband already had two older sons - Andrew, six, and Joel, four - and were keen for an addition to their family. "When I fell pregnant we were both over the moon - but we had never thought it would be twins," she said. "There are twins on my side of the family - my grandad is a twin - but I’d … [Read more...] about Mum who suffered miscarriage falls pregnant with ‘rainbow twins’ – and her bump was so huge it weighed 20lbs
Parking in Edinburgh city centre is now so expensive that you could save £3.60 by just taking a parking ticket instead. Transport chiefs in the capital hiked the hourly rate for parking by more than 11 per cent in some areas - but the cost of a parking fine hasn't risen in line with increased charges. That means motorists could receive "discounted" parking by just getting a fine - and making sure to pay within 14 days - rather than paying for a ticket. On Charlotte Square, George Street and St Andrew Square, the hourly parking rate has risen by around ten per cent, from £3.80 to £4.20. While all three streets have a maximum stay of three hours, drivers could move about between them for the full eight-hour working day and only pay £33.60. But if a driver risked receiving a £60 parking fine, they could make a saving by paying it within 14 days and having the charge reduced to £30. The rise only affects on-street parking in the city centre and does not cover … [Read more...] about Parking in Edinburgh so expensive it’s cheaper to take a fine than pay for a day
4 Lee and Dean, Channel 4's new comedy series about a pair of builders from Stevenage, is so salty that it should come with a health warning. Once or twice during the first episode, I had to rewind just to make sure that I'd heard it right. But, yes, I can confirm that there are jokes involving – though not about – disability, anal sex and much else besides. I'm ashamed to admit that I laughed a lot – though it seems I'm in good company. Armando Iannucci is a big fan of Lee and Dean writers Miles Chapman and Mark O'Sullivan. The pair, who have been friends for 15 years, first attracted attention in 2013 when they wrote a well-received mini-series for Channel 4's online comedy vehicle, Blaps. The broadcaster has now shown great faith in Chapman and O'Sullivan by airing their first full-length series in a plum Friday night slot. But it undoubtedly deserves to be there. Here is a pin-sharp comedy that, for all its near-the-knuckle moments, also … [Read more...] about Lee and Dean, review – so salty that it should come with a health warning