Author: Carneika Washbrook

Alternative Fashion Trends That Went Mainstream

Alternative fashion brings us cool and quirky to downright bizarre trends. It’s no surprise when they are adopted by the mainstream. Whether it’s bright colours or unusual accessories, if you want to make a statement it’s about time you took a look at alternative fashion. The Undercut When we say undercut we’re not talking short back and sides. We mean that great style where everything looks normal when you wear your hair down. Then put it up in a bun and funky pattern or a flash of colour is revealed. Source: Pinterest Source: Pinterest Source: Pinterest This may seem...

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Save Our Support: Rally in Victoria Square Against Cuts to Support Services

Yesterday, a rally was held in Victoria Square, Birmingham, against cuts to support services for vulnerable people. Of course we had to go down and show our support. Back in December, 2016, Birmingham City Council announced proposed cuts to its ‘supporting people’ budget. This would affect the disabled, the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and young people. It’s not surprising that this news was not taken well. This came only a week after homeless man, Chiriac Inout, was found dead in the city centre. It was the coldest night of the year and the poor man was found outside a...

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#UKpunday

Here are some of the top tweets from the day so far! 1. Today is #ukpunday, just let that sink in pic.twitter.com/rJy13rVNEV — Marc P. Lamberts (@lambertsmarc) February 13, 2017 2. #ukpunday I’m not sure what the best thing about living in Switzerland is but the flag is a big plus. — JOHN HAMMOND (@JOHNHAM09874441) February 13, 2017 3. Dreamt I’d written The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings AND The Silmarillion. When I woke up my wife said I’d been Tolkien in my sleep. #ukpunday — Jon Sutton (@jonmsutton) February 12, 2017 4. It’s just another manic pun day.#UKPunday...

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“Next time I spend £3.99 on tiny portion of potato wedges I’ll remember there from Asda!!!”

A Domino’s worker was spotted in ASDA buying bags and bags of frozen wedges for the pizza chain – and he hadn’t even bothered to take his uniform off. Thank you @dominos – next time I spend £3.99 on tiny portion of potato wedges I’ll remember there from Asda!!! pic.twitter.com/31vJVrHfpy — SineadSarah (@SineadSarahxo) February 5, 2017 Wedges are £1 a bag at ASDA, so it’s no wonder some pizza fans were annoyed. On Twitter, @amiisteward noted: “that works out at about 24p per chip for this measly portion I got the other week!” Other comments were more comical. @SineadSarahxo @dominos C’mon...

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5 Alternative Places to Stay on Valentine’s Day

Looking for alternative places to stay on Valentine’s Day? Here’s our top 5 list of cute and quirky places. Remote Locations If you’re looking for some peace and quiet this Valentine’s day you may be interested in one of these remote locations to spend the night. Solent Forts This slideshow requires JavaScript. Where is more remote than spending the night on an old sea fort? From the outside these Solent forts, built in Napoleonic times to defend the south coast, look battered and old. But on the inside they are amazing, with private suites, a bar, and even a fire...

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