Lanc�me

22 Feb 19
Isinglass

I was staying with George Cawkwell, Emeritus Fellow and former Praelector in Ancient History at University College. When I was organising my research trip George, as a younger contemporary of the eminent Roman historian Ronald Syme’s, was suggested as someone I might write to. (It was the Syme papers, in the Bodleian Library, that I […]

20 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
A BRITISH daredevil has proved that even an active volcano isn’t too hot to handle by abseiling down into three. Christopher Horsley, 26, from Ormskirk, West Lancs, braved 700C as he took on three craters in Vanuatu, a nation of some 80 islands in the South Pacific. Christopher Horsley, left, takes on daredevil challenges around the world He said: “This is the first time that all three craters with active lava lakes have been accessed. “I am pioneering new and safer ways to access erupting volcanoes safely. “I have always been enthused by adventure. When I was a teen aiming for a path in the Air Force I joined the cadets, where I found my passion for outdoor adventure and climbing. “Since the age of 21 I have been pushing the limits of travel, to the point where I was adopted by a tribe in Papua New Guinea. “Adventures like this have built me to respect the crazy world we live in.” All three craters – Benbow, Marum and Ambrym – are all active but Benbow hasn’t erupted since 1913. Christopher’s exploits may appear to be risking life and limb but he said he was completely safe due to the rope techniques used. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in world news” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He said: “I have a passion for capturing volcanoes, tribes and the world’s most unique and elusive phenomena. “Utilising tension lines and high angle rescue techniques to operate in such harsh environments is our speciality. You think of it, we will rope it.” In March last year Christopher led an expedition to Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they camped out for several nights on the edge of the volcano. Temperatures inside the heart of the volcano were said to reach 700C Christopher attempted to abseiling backwards into the volcano The whole expedition lasted two months Christopher filmed inside the Benbow crater The Benbow crater hasn’t erupted since 1913 We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Feb 19
The Sun
A BRITISH daredevil has proved that even an active volcano isn’t too hot to handle by abseiling down into three. Christopher Horsley, 26, from Ormskirk, West Lancs, braved 700C as he took on three craters in Vanuatu, a nation of some 80 islands in the South Pacific. Christopher Horsley, left, takes on daredevil challenges around the world He said: “This is the first time that all three craters with active lava lakes have been accessed. “I am pioneering new and safer ways to access erupting volcanoes safely. “I have always been enthused by adventure. When I was a teen aiming for a path in the Air Force I joined the cadets, where I found my passion for outdoor adventure and climbing. “Since the age of 21 I have been pushing the limits of travel, to the point where I was adopted by a tribe in Papua New Guinea. “Adventures like this have built me to respect the crazy world we live in.” All three craters – Benbow, Marum and Ambrym – are all active but Benbow hasn’t erupted since 1913. Christopher’s exploits may appear to be risking life and limb but he said he was completely safe due to the rope techniques used. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in world news” posts_category=”328″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He said: “I have a passion for capturing volcanoes, tribes and the world’s most unique and elusive phenomena. “Utilising tension lines and high angle rescue techniques to operate in such harsh environments is our speciality. You think of it, we will rope it.” In March last year Christopher led an expedition to Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they camped out for several nights on the edge of the volcano. Temperatures inside the heart of the volcano were said to reach 700C Christopher attempted to abseiling backwards into the volcano The whole expedition lasted two months Christopher filmed inside the Benbow crater The Benbow crater hasn’t erupted since 1913 We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
A BRITISH daredevil has proved that even an active volcano isn’t too hot to handle by abseiling down into three. Christopher Horsley, 26, from Ormskirk, West Lancs, braved 700C as he took on three craters in Vanuatu, a nation of some 80 islands in the South Pacific. Christopher Horsley, left, takes on daredevil challenges around the world He said: “This is the first time that all three craters with active lava lakes have been accessed. “I am pioneering new and safer ways to access erupting volcanoes safely. “I have always been enthused by adventure. When I was a teen aiming for a path in the Air Force I joined the cadets, where I found my passion for outdoor adventure and climbing. “Since the age of 21 I have been pushing the limits of travel, to the point where I was adopted by a tribe in Papua New Guinea. “Adventures like this have built me to respect the crazy world we live in.” All three craters – Benbow, Marum and Ambrym – are all active but Benbow hasn’t erupted since 1913. Christopher’s exploits may appear to be risking life and limb but he said he was completely safe due to the rope techniques used. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in world news” posts_category=”14″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He said: “I have a passion for capturing volcanoes, tribes and the world’s most unique and elusive phenomena. “Utilising tension lines and high angle rescue techniques to operate in such harsh environments is our speciality. You think of it, we will rope it.” In March last year Christopher led an expedition to Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they camped out for several nights on the edge of the volcano. Temperatures inside the heart of the volcano were said to reach 700C Christopher attempted to abseiling backwards into the volcano The whole expedition lasted two months Christopher filmed inside the Benbow crater The Benbow crater hasn’t erupted since 1913 We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
18 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
WHEN a mum-of-two got wedged into a ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, she knew that her weight problem had gone too far. Mandee Hall, 37, weighed 18st 9lbs at her heaviest – wearing size 22/24 clothing and often swerving social events out of embarrassment. Mandee says that she was “always hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality” Today, 7st lighter, she’s happier and fitter than ever before The HR advisor from Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., decided enough was enough after a series of horrifically embarrassing incidents, including being told that she was too heavy to go horse riding. But it wasn’t until the skin crawling moment she found herself stuck on the Galactica ride and she saw a distinctly unflattering picture of herself that she realised she needed to address her weight problems immediately. Mandee said: “The photo taken by my brother was Boxing Day in 2013. “There were quite a few things leading up to it. A number of embarrassing incidents led to her deciding to join Slimming World She got stuck on a ride at Alton Towers on a day out “In that year I had taken the children on holiday, attempted to go horse riding in Skegness and I was over the weight limit for the horse. “I had also been to Alton Towers with the children and struggled to get on one of the rides and I was absolutely horrified. “I basically, got wedged into the ride and hated it the whole way around because I thought ‘how am I going to get out, am I going to get stuck?’ “My brother took a family photo one Boxing Day and, after seeing how I looked on it, I decided I had to do something about my weight.” But it wasn’t until her brother took an unflattering picture of her one Christmas that she realised just how large she had grown So she decided to do something about her weight once and for all Mandee said that she knew she was on the large side but up until that point refused to accept it because she was “hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality”. Faced with bringing up two small kids, Mandee often opted for quick, easy fast food options. After the picture incident, however, she joined Slimming World and managed to shift an incredible seven stone in just 15 months. Mandee initially struggled to maintain her weight loss and put on three stone in the following year. She had also been told that she was too heavy to go horseriding with her kids Since shedding the weight, she’s met a new partner and she’s involving her kids in a new healthy lifestyle But she lost the extra weight again and she’s since managed to remain at a stable, healthier weight. “I feel happy and I’m content with where I am,” Mandee said. “I still go to group now just to keep me focussed because it is so easy to slip back into bad habits.” Mandee’s even been back to Alton Towers since shedding the pounds and says that she’s got so much room that she feels as if she’s “going to fall out of the ride”. “I feel a lot more confident now. I have been to Alton Towers several times since and I feel like I’m now going to fall out of the ride – I have a lot more room now.” Her weight loss journey has also led to meeting her now partner, Linny Craig – a personal trainer at a local gym. And it wasn’t just her relationship that benefited from the alterations she made. Her two children, Charlie, 15, and Hermione, 11, join her in meal preparation, cooking, and working out. She said: “I’ve not looked back since losing the weight. “Joining Slimming World changed my relationship with food and showed me how simple swaps can make a big change.” [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet before”]Breakfast: cereal or white toast with butter and marmalade Lunch: chippy or KFC meal, or quiche, salad and creamy coleslaw Dinner: takeaway, or chilli with rice and cheese Snacks: crisps, biscuits, fruit Drinks: lattes, fruit juice [/boxout] [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet now”]Breakfast: Fat-free Greek yoghurt with blueberries Lunch: Peri-peri chicken salad with fat-free dressing, or homemade veg soup Dinner: 5 per cent fat chilli, cauliflower rice, Babybel light, or lean steak, salad and sweet potato wedges Snacks: melon, pineapple, apples, Hifi bars Drinks: 2 x coffees with skimmed milk, green tea and plenty of wate4r [/boxout] [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON WEIGHT LOSS” term_id=”796″ posts_number=”12″ /] Slimming World consultant, Ian Bunney, said: “Mandee has always been a star member, is dedicated to the plan and tries lots of different Slimming World recipes. “She’s always very positive in group and helpful with other members. “She’s been an amazing inspiration to all of the group.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
18 Feb 19
The Sun
WHEN a mum-of-two got wedged into a ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, she knew that her weight problem had gone too far. Mandee Hall, 37, weighed 18st 9lbs at her heaviest – wearing size 22/24 clothing and often swerving social events out of embarrassment. Mandee says that she was “always hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality” Today, 7st lighter, she’s happier and fitter than ever before The HR advisor from Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., decided enough was enough after a series of horrifically embarrassing incidents, including being told that she was too heavy to go horse riding. But it wasn’t until the skin crawling moment she found herself stuck on the Galactica ride and she saw a distinctly unflattering picture of herself that she realised she needed to address her weight problems immediately. Mandee said: “The photo taken by my brother was Boxing Day in 2013. “There were quite a few things leading up to it. A number of embarrassing incidents led to her deciding to join Slimming World She got stuck on a ride at Alton Towers on a day out “In that year I had taken the children on holiday, attempted to go horse riding in Skegness and I was over the weight limit for the horse. “I had also been to Alton Towers with the children and struggled to get on one of the rides and I was absolutely horrified. “I basically, got wedged into the ride and hated it the whole way around because I thought ‘how am I going to get out, am I going to get stuck?’ “My brother took a family photo one Boxing Day and, after seeing how I looked on it, I decided I had to do something about my weight.” But it wasn’t until her brother took an unflattering picture of her one Christmas that she realised just how large she had grown So she decided to do something about her weight once and for all Mandee said that she knew she was on the large side but up until that point refused to accept it because she was “hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality”. Faced with bringing up two small kids, Mandee often opted for quick, easy fast food options. After the picture incident, however, she joined Slimming World and managed to shift an incredible seven stone in just 15 months. Mandee initially struggled to maintain her weight loss and put on three stone in the following year. She had also been told that she was too heavy to go horseriding with her kids Since shedding the weight, she’s met a new partner and she’s involving her kids in a new healthy lifestyle But she lost the extra weight again and she’s since managed to remain at a stable, healthier weight. “I feel happy and I’m content with where I am,” Mandee said. “I still go to group now just to keep me focussed because it is so easy to slip back into bad habits.” Mandee’s even been back to Alton Towers since shedding the pounds and says that she’s got so much room that she feels as if she’s “going to fall out of the ride”. “I feel a lot more confident now. I have been to Alton Towers several times since and I feel like I’m now going to fall out of the ride – I have a lot more room now.” Her weight loss journey has also led to meeting her now partner, Linny Craig – a personal trainer at a local gym. And it wasn’t just her relationship that benefited from the alterations she made. Her two children, Charlie, 15, and Hermione, 11, join her in meal preparation, cooking, and working out. She said: “I’ve not looked back since losing the weight. “Joining Slimming World changed my relationship with food and showed me how simple swaps can make a big change.” [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet before”]Breakfast: cereal or white toast with butter and marmalade Lunch: chippy or KFC meal, or quiche, salad and creamy coleslaw Dinner: takeaway, or chilli with rice and cheese Snacks: crisps, biscuits, fruit Drinks: lattes, fruit juice [/boxout] [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet now”]Breakfast: Fat-free Greek yoghurt with blueberries Lunch: Peri-peri chicken salad with fat-free dressing, or homemade veg soup Dinner: 5 per cent fat chilli, cauliflower rice, Babybel light, or lean steak, salad and sweet potato wedges Snacks: melon, pineapple, apples, Hifi bars Drinks: 2 x coffees with skimmed milk, green tea and plenty of wate4r [/boxout] [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON WEIGHT LOSS” term_id=”796″ posts_number=”12″ /] Slimming World consultant, Ian Bunney, said: “Mandee has always been a star member, is dedicated to the plan and tries lots of different Slimming World recipes. “She’s always very positive in group and helpful with other members. “She’s been an amazing inspiration to all of the group.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
18 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
WHEN a mum-of-two got wedged into a ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, she knew that her weight problem had gone too far. Mandee Hall, 37, weighed 18st 9lbs at her heaviest – wearing size 22/24 clothing and often swerving social events out of embarrassment. Mandee says that she was “always hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality” Today, 7st lighter, she’s happier and fitter than ever before The HR advisor from Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., decided enough was enough after a series of horrifically embarrassing incidents, including being told that she was too heavy to go horse riding. But it wasn’t until the skin crawling moment she found herself stuck on the Galactica ride and she saw a distinctly unflattering picture of herself that she realised she needed to address her weight problems immediately. Mandee said: “The photo taken by my brother was Boxing Day in 2013. “There were quite a few things leading up to it. A number of embarrassing incidents led to her deciding to join Slimming World She got stuck on a ride at Alton Towers on a day out “In that year I had taken the children on holiday, attempted to go horse riding in Skegness and I was over the weight limit for the horse. “I had also been to Alton Towers with the children and struggled to get on one of the rides and I was absolutely horrified. “I basically, got wedged into the ride and hated it the whole way around because I thought ‘how am I going to get out, am I going to get stuck?’ “My brother took a family photo one Boxing Day and, after seeing how I looked on it, I decided I had to do something about my weight.” But it wasn’t until her brother took an unflattering picture of her one Christmas that she realised just how large she had grown So she decided to do something about her weight once and for all Mandee said that she knew she was on the large side but up until that point refused to accept it because she was “hiding behind a fake smile and a bubbly personality”. Faced with bringing up two small kids, Mandee often opted for quick, easy fast food options. After the picture incident, however, she joined Slimming World and managed to shift an incredible seven stone in just 15 months. Mandee initially struggled to maintain her weight loss and put on three stone in the following year. She had also been told that she was too heavy to go horseriding with her kids Since shedding the weight, she’s met a new partner and she’s involving her kids in a new healthy lifestyle But she lost the extra weight again and she’s since managed to remain at a stable, healthier weight. “I feel happy and I’m content with where I am,” Mandee said. “I still go to group now just to keep me focussed because it is so easy to slip back into bad habits.” Mandee’s even been back to Alton Towers since shedding the pounds and says that she’s got so much room that she feels as if she’s “going to fall out of the ride”. “I feel a lot more confident now. I have been to Alton Towers several times since and I feel like I’m now going to fall out of the ride – I have a lot more room now.” Her weight loss journey has also led to meeting her now partner, Linny Craig – a personal trainer at a local gym. And it wasn’t just her relationship that benefited from the alterations she made. Her two children, Charlie, 15, and Hermione, 11, join her in meal preparation, cooking, and working out. She said: “I’ve not looked back since losing the weight. “Joining Slimming World changed my relationship with food and showed me how simple swaps can make a big change.” [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet before”]Breakfast: cereal or white toast with butter and marmalade Lunch: chippy or KFC meal, or quiche, salad and creamy coleslaw Dinner: takeaway, or chilli with rice and cheese Snacks: crisps, biscuits, fruit Drinks: lattes, fruit juice [/boxout] [boxout headline=”Mandee’s diet now”]Breakfast: Fat-free Greek yoghurt with blueberries Lunch: Peri-peri chicken salad with fat-free dressing, or homemade veg soup Dinner: 5 per cent fat chilli, cauliflower rice, Babybel light, or lean steak, salad and sweet potato wedges Snacks: melon, pineapple, apples, Hifi bars Drinks: 2 x coffees with skimmed milk, green tea and plenty of wate4r [/boxout] [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON WEIGHT LOSS” term_id=”796″ posts_number=”12″ /] Slimming World consultant, Ian Bunney, said: “Mandee has always been a star member, is dedicated to the plan and tries lots of different Slimming World recipes. “She’s always very positive in group and helpful with other members. “She’s been an amazing inspiration to all of the group.” We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
18 Feb 19
Woolies Buildings - Then and Now

173 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7PS Woolworths opened in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1927. It originally opened a small store in Stamford Street, which was fashionable in the old days. Although I don’t have a photo, local resident Sheila Fogg remembers the wooden floorboards, and buying her first single from there with a record token. “I was […]

17 Feb 19
Welcome to Agincourt, Iowa

Sunderland Point, the inspiration for the current project, is a Lancashire landscape appreciated only by those who contend with the sea. The very name, Sunderland, is a clue; sunder, as in asunder, because it’s accessible only by causeway at low tide. As ocean levels rise, how much longer can it persist? Without the assistance of […]

16 Feb 19
Welcome to Agincourt, Iowa

The Way Things Work: A lesson in Agincourtiana My grandmother Clara lived through the Great Depression; my father Roy came to maturity within it. That may be the reason that I have only an intellectual appreciation for its miseries: Clara endured it (and what I’ve learned was a miserable marriage), preferring to put it in the […]

16 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had ‘productive’ talks with China over their trade dispute.

However negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign that any concrete progress had been made.

Top officials from the world’s two biggest economies had held two days of talks, hoping to at least create sufficient goodwill to stave off an escalation of their tariff war.

<img id="i-c9bb9a47b46f3c77" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/02/15/13/9861022-6708957-image-a-2_1550237855794.jpg&quot; height="425" width="634" alt="US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (right) shake hands as t

16 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Claire Holt has revealed that her ‘devastating’ miscarriage last year was ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with.’

The 30-year-old actress, appearing Thursday on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast, spoke candidly about the series of events that led to the discovery, as she prepares to welcome her first child with husband Andrew Joblon, 35.

During the chat, Claire revealed that she and her husband discovered they had miscarried during an 11 week scan, but the news came as a shock as she had suffered no prior complications. 

16 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Emiliano Sala’s body will be cremated today as well-wishers in his Argentinian town prepare to say their final farewell to the footballer who died when his plane crashed in the English Channel last month.

Thousands of people are expected to pay their last respects to the new Cardiff City signing at a wake in the sports hall of his boyhood football club San Martin in the small town of Progreso – some 334 miles northwest of the capital Buenos Aires,

His body – repatriated on Friday on a British Airways flight – was due to be driven to the town early this morning from its overnight resting place at a funeral home in the provincial capital Santa Fe.

16 Feb 19
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

Concerns are mounting that a historic Texas cemetery already surrounded by the border wall will be all but forgotten once a barrier gate is installed.  

The Santa Rosalia Cemetery in Texas, where more than two dozen veterans are buried, is beyond the border wall in an area that locals call ‘No Man’s Land.’ 

The border gate will be constructed in the next few months. A contract was awarded last year by Customs and Border Protection. 

Some locals say visitors are already put off from visiting because of the wall and that the installation of the gate will deter other potential visitors.

‘People I’ve spoken to, they saw the wall, and they think they can no l