Queen Elizabeth II travels with bright clothes and black outfits | Travel News | Travel

At 91, Queen Elizabeth has travelled the world in her role as head of the monarchy and is one of the most travelled members of the Royal family. Throughout her 66 years of reign, the Queen has visited more than 130 countries since she took the throne in 1952. Her Majesty has certainly travelled more than the average 91-year-old women, although there are a number of countries she is still yet to visit. The purpose of the majority of her trips is to maintain and develop relationships between the UK…

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eBay: Shakespeare £2 coin selling for £500 – do YOU have one in your wallet? | Life | Life & Style

Rare coins are a booming growth industry, and eBay is one of the best websites to find a rare and unusual coin. One seller is hoping to cash in after finding a William Shakespeare design £2 coin which is rarely seen. Seller ‘originalgirl’ has listed her coin for an eye-watering £500, and is hoping the scarcity of the coin will net the high price. Describing the coin, the seller said: “Perfectly presented rare William Shakespeare 2016 £2.00 coin.” The William Shakespeare coins were released by Royal Mint in 2016 to…

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Pound v US dollar: GBP gains erased as trade tensions ease | Personal Finance | Finance

This is down nearly 0.6 per cent from this morning’s opening levels and having relinquished almost all of Monday’s gains. The US dollar is on a stronger footing this morning due to optimism that the US and China may be able to reach an agreement regarding trade. There have been considerable fears recently that an aggressive response from China regarding recent tariffs imposed on $60 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US could have escalated into a global trade war. However analysts suggest that trade concessions proposed by China…

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Volvo Ocean Race: John Fisher ‘presumed lost’ after going overboard – new statement | Other | Sport

Hopes of finding Fisher were fading last night after he fell overboard west of Chile. Fisher was taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race and had reached the Southern Ocean just west of Cape Horn on Monday afternoon. The Brit, who was living in Adelaide, Australia was given little chance of surviving due to the freezing conditions. And a new statement from the Volvo Ocean Race has declared the 47-year-old lost at sea. A statement from Richard Brisius, the President of the Volvo Ocean Race read: “This morning I am…

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GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dog dumped over wall after losing ear | Nature | News

The tragic animal had severe bite wounds from either being used to fight other dogs or bait badgers, fear animal crime investigators. A shocked householder found the stricken dog cowering in their yard after being thrown over a wall. The dog was in such a poor state when she was found dumped at the property in the centre of Macclesfield that vets fear the horrendous injury had happened weeks earlier. Because of the wounds and raging infection, it was decided to amputate the ear immediately. RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Stephen…

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Gemma Atkinson: Emmerdale star reveals why she originally refused Strictly Come Dancing | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Gemma Atkinson, who has previously starred in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, has spoken out about how she nearly didn’t take part in Strictly Come Dancing last year. The actress, who reached the final of the fifteenth series of the BBC show, danced with Strictly professional Aljaž Skorjanec in the show. But, it appears that the former glamour model originally refused to take part in the hit ballroom competition. Revealing that she had reservations about the “pressure” that would come with starring in the show, the 33-year-old explained that she initially insisted that…

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