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In Pictures: Former Cleaner Rents Paradise Island

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NEWS COPY – by Harriet Crawford A former school cleaner is renting an entire paradise island - in a bid to change the lives of six random strangers in a lifestyle ‘boot camp’. Self-made Mark Bowness, 35, has launched a global search to find six people who most deserve to be flown to the remote Fijian outcrop [...]


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In Pictures: Cable Car Transformed into Hotel Room

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A cable car with stunning views over a famous ski resort is to be transformed into the world’s most breathtaking hotel room. Suspended 2,700 metres above Courchevel in France, the Saulire cable car will become luxury accommodation for one night only. After climbing the ski runs by snowmobile, the cabin’s [...]


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In Pictures: Pensioner Takes 26 Years to Create Stunning Dolls House

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – by Laura Heads As Featured On: Western Daily Press  A pensioner has spent 26 years making this stunning life-like dolls house - complete with marble worktops, wooden floors and a hand-made carpet with 197,700 stitches. Leonard Martin, 70, built the intricate house from scratch as a way to “keep busy” and soon became hooked [...]


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100-Year-Old Man Dies as Family Sing Happy Birthday to Him

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES – By Lydia Willgress A 100-year-old man died – as his family gathered round to sing Happy Birthday to him. Sidney Doel had invited loved ones including some of his 14 great grandchildren to lunch to celebrate reaching the century milestone. But before the meal at his care home they realised [...]


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Women want to be more daring – but worry what mum would say…

Half of women admit they would love to be ‘more daring’ – but worry ‘what mum would say’, a new study has revealed. Researchers found millions of females yearn to quit their job, take time out to travel or get a tattoo, but fear the backlash from the leading lady in their life. Others said [...]


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Is your man hiding? Check the garden or the bathroom…

The garden, the bathroom – and the local pub – have been named among a list of men’s favourite places. A study of 2,000 males found the most popular place to escape and gather their thoughts was the bedroom, with the study and the car also making the top ten. The report also found as [...]


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Mums-to-be planning conception – around weather, weddings and work

Half of modern mums are meticulously planning the timing of their new arrival around weather, weddings and work commitments, a study has found. Researchers found the excitement of discovering a new baby is on the way has been replaced by an operation reminiscent of a military manoeuvre, involving times, dates and even locations. Among the [...]


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The Mum-line – women spend two months of their life chatting to mum on the phone

The average woman will spend the equivalent of two months of her life chatting on the phone – to her mum, a new study and infographic has revealed. Researchers found that women make an average of three calls a week to their mum, with each conversation lasting just over 16 minutes. That’s a total of [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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