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Hold your judgement: I'm a 'long nails person' and I'm proud

 My earliest beauty memory is of a matching set of Poochie or Strawberry Shortcake branded lipstick and nail polish I owned in 1986. They were in little bullet-shaped tubes, white plastic covered in pink love hearts; the lipstick was fruit scented, and the nail polish was a transparent fluorescent pink. To four-year-old me, that nail polish (which was effectively a clear topcoat, it was so transparent) was the last word in glamour. Clem Bastow’s nails in 2013  In fact, I have many vivid nail polish related memories, including using Mum’s…

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Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were “repugnant”. Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him. In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004….

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Joselu equaliser sees Newcastle hold wasteful Liverpool

Liverpool endured a familiar frustrating afternoon in front of goal as they were held to a draw at Newcastle. Manager Jurgen Klopp once again saw his side dominate possession and create chances but once again saw them fail to capitalise as former Reds boss Rafael Benitez guided the hosts to a draw. Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead with a superb 25-yard curler but more poor defending allowed Joselu to equalise with a fortunate finish before the break. Liverpool were dominant in the second half but could not find a…

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Ireland to hold referendum on abortion in 2018

Ireland’s prime minister has announced a referendum on whether to repeal the country’s ban on abortion in nearly all cases, with the vote due to take place just a few weeks before a visit from the Pope. Leo Varadkar said the controversial referendum, which is likely to divide the largely Catholic country, would be held in May or June of 2018. The following August the pontiff will travel to Dublin to attend the World Meeting of Families, in what will be the first papal visit to the country since 1978….

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Everton to hold talks with PSG as they plot sensational deal for Edinson Cavani – reports

Edinson Cavani could be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain Monday, September 25, 2017 Everton are set to step up their audacious attemps to land PSG superstar Edinson Cavani. The Merseyside club have been linked with the Uruguayan, considered one of the best strikers in world football. Cavani’s status at PSG has been affected by the record-breaking arrival of Neymar from Barcelona and it seems as though he could leave the club. Everton, meanwhile, sold star striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United during the window and have struggled without…

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Fenerbahce hold talks about signing Chelsea's Costa on loan

Fenerbahce have held talks with Diego Costa’s representatives about signing the Chelsea striker on loan. Costa, 28, remains in Brazil and has refused to return to England. The Spain international failed to leave the Premier League champions before transfer deadline day in much of Europe, but the Turkish transfer window does not close until Friday. A source close to the negotiations has said a deal with the Turkish side is unlikely, but talks are ongoing. Costa has been told by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to find another club. He wanted…

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Modern Love: Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?

Modern Love By NICOLE DENNIS-BENN On our first date, I dared to give her a lingering hug on a crowded subway platform on West Fourth Street, an unusual display of physical affection on my part, which I blamed on the wine. It was the start of spring, the city in bloom. Charmed by the hug, she agreed to see me again. We wandered the city, strolling through the Upper West Side and Harlem. Smiling her shyest smile, she told me she dreamed of living in Harlem and starting a family…

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