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A woman who survived two world wars and lived through two pandemics has celebrated her 106th birthday in style -- by beating Covid

***EXCLUSIVE*** Sprightly Mary Nicholson said the secret to a long life is drinking full fat milk, cream and butter as well as enjoying a “tipple of whiskey at night”. She tested positive for the killer virus on New Year’s Eve but said she felt “healthier than ever” after overcoming the virus in time for her birthday on Tuesday (Jan 12). The fiercely independent centenarian, who is nicknamed ‘Polly’, said it was a “lovely sensation” to be out of isolation and to find so many cards and presents waiting for her. Staff at the Elizabeth Court Care Home in St Helen’s, Merseyside, sang her a birthday song and presented the resilient woman with a cake in a joyous celebration. Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, she was unable to see her family but she said that she was looking forward to celebrating with them once “all this Covid is done”.  Polly, who never married or had kids, said: “It’s a big birthday, it’s a big one 106.

Woman, 26, with alopecia who hid her bald patches with extensions for 14 years reveals SHAVING her head has helped her overcome her insecurities

***EXCLUSIVE*** BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA, USA: After suffering from alopecia for FOURTEEN YEARS and spending more than Ł730 hiding her bald patches - this woman decided to SHAVE HER HEAD OFF to show bald is beautiful. Chloe Thomas (26) from Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, was 12 years old and had just changed schools when she noticed a small coin-sized bald patch on top of her head. Chloe went to her grandma, Brenda, for advice and she told her the patch was caused by Chloe?s love for tight ponytail hairstyles which had caused stress to the hair follicle. The patch grew larger and after a trip to the dermatologist, Chloe was diagnosed with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disorder that usually results in unpredictable, patchy hair loss. As a shy teenager, Chloe was afraid that her condition would stop her from being able to make friends at her new school. She spent hours covering her patches when they appeared by combing over her hair and securing it with bobby pins, wearing her hair in buns that concealed her patches and wearing hair extensions and using coloured dry shampoo. Chloe also tried a host of treatments which ranged from using creams, taking vitamins and supplements to having painful steroid injections into her scalp to boost hair growth ? with little success. Despite her best efforts to hide her condition from her peers, Chloe was subject to cruel taunts from bullies who would make hurtful comments like ?what?s wrong with her head?? Chloe won homecoming queen when she was 18 but her jubilation was short lived as the boys in her class made jibes about her win. Chloe continued to painstakingly cover her bald spots into her early twenties and it started to take a toll on her wellbeing to the point where she thought the stress of hiding her condition was making her alopecia worse. In May 2020, Chloe decided to come out about her condition on social media and she felt like a huge weight had been lifted. Then in September, Chloe was shocked to wake up with a large chunk of hair missing at the front of her scalp so she made the brave decision to shave her head. Chloe has had no regrets and she is finally fully embracing her condition and celebrating her natural beauty and supporting other sufferers along the way.

Young boy living in a tent in his garden since March for charity has been donated a sleeping bag - belonging to a soldier who died in Afghanistan

***EXCLUSIVE*** Max Woosey, 10, was inspired after his friend and neighbour, Rick, gave him a tent shortly before he died in February 2019. Rick, who was 74, told Max to have an adventure with it, so he decided to camp out in the garden of his family home in Braunton, Devon. And now Max has been given a sleeping bag by Lisa Snow, which once belonged to her son, Joe Berry, who sadly died in Afghanistan while serving in the military.

Man left with part of skull missing after attack will ‘never lead a normal life’

***EXCLUSIVE*** Perry Cranston was out in Mansfield with friends in the early hours of 23 February 2020 when William Dennis repeatedly punched and kicked him outside Rush night club in Clumber Street following a dispute.  Perry requested that police share the shocking footage of the assault in order to raise awareness of the dangers of violence.  In the assault, he suffered a large laceration to the back of his head and was diagnosed with a bleed on the brain as well as a number of fractures to his skull.  His brain showed signs of swelling and Perry had to be put into a coma before having a portion of his skull removed.  Speaking to Nottinghamshire Police, 25-year-old Perry said: “I was in hospital for eight months receiving treatment for multiple skull fractures until doctors attempted to replace the missing fragments of my skull with a metal plate.  “When they attempted to install the plate, it got infected and had to be removed.  “I’m now left with a part of my skull missing while I wait for an operation and it won’t be until March when I get my pre-op with a view to having a new plate fitted in April.

Life on skid row: Photographer who spent TEN YEARS documenting LA's notorious homeless problem shares his most powerful images

***EXCLUSIVE*** A stunning series of photographs – captured over a decade – have given a rare insight into the lives of LA’s notorious neighbourhood SKID ROW. Photographer Suitcase Joe, spent ten years getting to know and photographing the homeless people who live in tents that line part of downtown Los Angeles – and he has now released a book entitled ‘Sidewalk Champions’. Over the years Joe gained trust and formed friendships within the homeless community, the largest in America, allowing him unprecedented access to document their daily lives. Some of the images are challenging, depicting the drug use and poverty rife in Skid Row and that is unimaginable to many people. However, there are also heart-warming snapshots amongst the collection, such as newly-weds Row and Kricket kissing each other. The pair met on Skid Row, and say how wonderful it is to have found someone who they can trust and love. A well-known Skid Row character is a man named Jerry who has a serious facial disfigurement after surviving a shooting at a bus stop. Despite his terrible injury, Jerry was often photographed smiling and laughing however he sadly passed away in December 2020. Other pictures show Chelsea, in high heels holding a huge pellet gun. She bought it to defend her tent – from rats. Typhus is an issue on Skid Row, that is carried by the fleas that live on the unwanted rodents. Another picture shows Stephanie, who found an unexploded mortar outside her tent one morning, she picked it up but the fuse went off exploding in her hand. She lost her thumb and index finger, and now struggles to take care of the injury because of not having access to clean bandages and iodine.

 

Meet the British first-time buyers who spent £42K on building a BOAT – less than a FIFTH of what it would’ve cost to purchase a starter home

***EXCLUSIVE*** DERBYSHIRE, UK: Small business owner Sylvie Doleman (25) and joiner Ben Lount (25) from Derbyshire, UK, had been wanting to move in together for some time but with rent and housing prices ever on the rise, stepping onto the property ladder felt like a near impossible venture. With creativity and a love of travelling on their side, the couple decided to invest in a more affordable home - purchasing a custom built 55-foot narrowboat for Ł18,000. Whilst the build was in progress, they began to collect electrical equipment (Ł3,000) including solar panels and an inverter, a stove (Ł250), a cooker (Ł250), and a Lister ST3 engine (Ł450). The build took roughly a year allowing Sylvie and Ben plenty of time to plan out how they wanted their dream home to look. They spent a further Ł20,000 on furnishings and building materials including wood, insulation, bathroom fixtures, kitchen fixtures, paint, tools, utensils, decorative items, and soft furnishings. The couple managed to keep costs down by sourcing second-hand items and by doing much of the handy work themselves ? except for the spray foam insulation. The total cost of the build was around Ł42,000 ? less than a fifth of what they might have paid for a starter home. Sylvie and Ben?s completed boat finally left the dock in August 2020 and since then, the couple have enjoyed seeing countryside scenes along the Trent and Mersey canal, the Shropshire Union canal, and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal system. For now, to adhere with lockdown restrictions, the couple are unable to pleasure-cruise and are situated along the Trent and Mersey in Derbyshire. When the current rules are eased, Sylvie and Ben hope to travel around the Welsh and Northern canals ? and couldn?t recommend narrowboat living more.

Mum turned her kitchen into a Mad Hatters tea party for her daughter’s birthday in lockdown

***EXCLUSIVE*** This mum turned her kitchen into a Wonderland fit for Alice for less than £20! Carly Holman, 34, turned her kitchen into a Mad Hatters tea party for her daughters birthday in lockdown. The mum-of-two made paper teacups, a kettle from a pillowcase and even repurposed her old Christmas tree in her home in Chelmsford! Carley started planning the party for her daughter on January 5.

Poorly parrot gets new beak made

Planura, Brazil: Who’s a pretty boy? A parrot has been given a brand-new beak after being rescued in a bad condition. Renascer ACN, a Brazilian bird and animal rescue centre, bought the poorly wild bird in after being alerted to its plight. .hanks to the work of veterinarian Maria Angela Panelli Marchia a perfectly functioning beak was handmade from polymethylmethacrylate for the parrot. Paulo Roberto Martins Nunziata, founder of Renascer ACN, told Bored Panda: The process is completely handmade. The material used, polymethylmethacrylate, has a quick hardening.

A 15-year-old has become a local celebrity for his skill of balancing heavy and rotating objects on his head

***EXCLUSIVE*** Praveen Prajapat, a resident of Alwar in Rajasthan displays his talent by balancing a spinning cycle rim with a bowl of fire on his head, if that was not enough he then bends down to lift a scoop of fire using his mouth, in another video he is seen balancing a metal cylinder weighing 14.2 Kgs and a stack of terracotta pots over it. The entire structure is then balanced on just two glasses made up of glass. His talent has won him several accolades and organizations now book his time for performing on the stage.

This extraordinary award-winning home was once a disused water tank - and it could be yours for just £570,000

***EXCLUSIVE*** LONDON, UK: The distinctive Water Tank at the Grade II listed Keeling House in Bethnal Green, London, UK comprises one bedroom, one bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living area. The award-winning renovation is described as a masterstroke in space maximisation with concealed shelving and wardrobes wrapped around door frames, landings and stairwells. The disused water tank was renovated by architect Brian Heron in 2017 into a unique apartment. It sits at the top of Keeling House, the first tower block to be listed in the UK. The apartment has won awards such as the Best Historic Intervention at the NLA?s Don?t Move Improve Awards 2018 and was shortlisted for a RIBA London Award. The renovation of the Water Tank cost Ł400,000 due to the height of the water tank as the architect?s had to pay for eighteen floors of scaffolding and the public roads surrounding the tower block were closed on three separate occasions in order for windows to be fitted to the quirky apartment via mobile cranes. The property has exquisite views of London?s cityscape which can be seen from the walkway and bathroom. The water tank is clad in Oriented Strand Board and exposed pipework which gives a nod to its utilitarian development. The plywood-walled water tank has 653 sq. ft of space over two floors that has been cleverly configured to maximise space. The Water Tank at Keeling House is currently on the market with Aucoot for Ł570,000.

Paris's 400-year-old book stalls fight to survive

***EXCLUSIVE*** Through gilets jaunes, strikes and Covid, Paris's 400-year-old book stalls fight to survive. With passing trade hit hard by the pandemic, the booksellers on the banks of the Seine are struggling. Les Bouquinistes, riverside booksellers, are an enormous 'open-air bookshop' that is a part of the Parisian landscape, adding to the charm of the Seine riverbanks. They provide a lively atmosphere, cultural attraction, and literary and historic heritage. Jerome Callais is the President of the Association of Bouquinistes of Paris. Callais is photographed closing his book stall on the banks of the river Seine. There are almost 200 such book stalls along the right and left banks, but few of them are still open - partly due to competition from online trading, and because of the Covid-19 health crisis.

Squirrels enjoy snow

***EXCLUSIVE*** Fun images show squirrels skiing and riding snowmobiles in Geert Weggen's garden in Bispgården, Sweden. Geert creates the images by taking out supports on photoshop.

Man’s amazing weight loss

***EXCLUSIVE*** A formerly obese man who used to drink two liters of cola per day before losing 154 pounds said: "Sparkling water was the best thing that happened to me.”  In February of 2019 Matheus Capoani, 35, tipped the scales at 330 pounds, but after swapping out sugary soda for sparkling water he managed to shed all his flab.   “I switched from Coca-Cola to sparkling water,” said Matheus, a marketing analyst.   “Sparkling water was the best thing that happened to me.

Large trays of colourful Garlic Crackers

***EXCLUSIVE*** A worker moves among hundreds of bamboo trays filled with large, colourful garlic-flavoured crackers. The Indonesian delicacies are steamed before being cooked and thinly sliced and left in the sun to dry. The photos were taken in the small village of Kenanga just outside Indramayu City in Indonesia by travel and landscape photographer Gunarto Song. The 44-year-old, from Jakarta, said: "The locals make crackers every day. They wrap the dough in banana leaves before steaming them for three to four hours.