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Playboy, Brooke Shields and impact on the fetishisation of young girls

The passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner prompted both positive and negative eulogising. From one perspective, he was a revolutionary who helped to dismantle the long-standing secrecy and shame surrounding sexuality. And from another, he simply popularised the objectification of women for the gratification of men. The most surprising detail to emerge after Hefner’s death was that Brooke Shields had featured in a Playboy publication called Sugar and Spice when aged only 10 years old in 1975. Photographer Gary Grosse received $ 450 to take the photographs of the heavily made-up Shields posing…

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Young face growing mortgage debt burden

Young first-time buyers are increasing their overall mortgage debt in order to tackle short-term financial pressures. The average mortgage term is lengthening from the traditional 25 years, according to figures from broker L&C Mortgages. Its figures show the proportion of new buyers taking out 31 to 35-year mortgages has doubled in 10 years. That means lower monthly repayments, but a bigger overall bill owing to the extra interest incurred. The extra total cost can be tens of thousands of pounds. Where can I afford to live? Your results – Amount…

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Andorra Under-21s 0-1 England Under-21s: Tom Davies' header sends Young Lions four points clear in Group Four

Tom Davies scored to send England four points clear in U21 Euro qualifying Group Four Tuesday, October 10, 2017 England Under-21s strengthened their position at the top of their Euro 2019 qualifying group as Tom Davies’ second-half header earned them a 1-0 away win over their Andorran counterparts. Davies registered his first goal for the Young Lions in the 52nd minute when he connected with a Kyle Walker-Peters cross and goalkeeper Francisco Pires failed to keep the ball out. Having secured three points from what was a largely underwhelming outing,…

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Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Harry Winks thanks Mauricio Pochettino for trusting young English players

Harry Winks made his debut for England on Sunday Monday, October 9, 2017 Harry Winks has thanked Mauricio Pochettino for continuing to place his trust in young English talent. Winks made his England debut in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Lithuania, turning in an eye-catching performance in midfield despite having only four Premier League starts under his belt. His integration in the first-team picture has been carefully handled by Pochettino, whose show of faith has helped spur the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose into the…

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BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Nominations open

This is your chance to nominate your Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017. The winner of the award will be announced during BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, 17 December. Nominations will form a shortlist, with a panel including well-known sports stars deciding the winner. Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson took the award in 2016 after winning gold at the Rio Paralympics aged 15. Past winners of the award have included Tom Daley, Sir Andy Murray, Claudia Fragapane, Ellie Simmonds and Theo Walcott. This year the awards show…

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Wales news: Liverpool wonderkid Ben Woodburn named Welsh young player of the year while Chris Gunter wins senior award

Ben Woodburn scored on his senior debut for Wales against Austria Monday, October 2, 2017 Chris Gunter has been named Welsh footballer of the year, with Ben Woodburn claiming the best young player award. Reading right-back Gunter picked up the player of the year trophy at the 2017 Football Association of Wales awards on Monday night. Gunter has again been ever-present for Wales in 2017 to take his number of caps to 81 – the second most by an outfield player, with only Gary Speed ahead of him on 85….

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