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Meet Europe’s ‘only woman surfboard shaper’

[ad_1] Ellie Miller is thought to be Europe's only female commercial surfboard maker - or shaper, as they are known in the trade.She's built her specialist business over the past six years and keeps her production line to about 30 boards a year.She describes how she got involved and shares some tips for others who want to get started.Video journalist: Jonathan Morris [ad_2] Source link
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‘I’ve never got my full deposit back’

[ad_1] Image caption Estate agents face a clampdown on the fees they charge renters Campaigners say new laws going through parliament will not go far enough to stamp out all hidden fees and charges for renters. Charlotte Von Crease, a 27-year-old renter, says: "When we moved into our last property we were hit with nearly £3,500 worth of fees, before we even got the keys." However, those pre-tenancy fees are
US & World

Modified Boeing 737 used to fight wildfire for first time

[ad_1] Image copyright NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE Image caption The modified plane was used to fight a fire in New South Wales A modified Boeing 737 has been used to fight a wildfire for the first time, Australian authorities say.The former passenger jet was deployed as a water-bombing aircraft in New South Wales on Thursday and Friday. It can carry more than 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of water and fire
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Newspaper headlines: Brexit divides front pages

[ad_1] Image caption Friday's papers take differing attitudes to Theresa May's assertion that a Brexit deal is "within our grasp", after a text outlining the basics of how future EU-UK trade will work was agreed in principle. "Now let's get on with it!" is the Daily Mail's front-page interpretation of the prime minister's message from Downing Street. Image caption The Metro also quotes the PM promising "the right deal for
Politics

Brexit: Withdrawal treaty to get final touches

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM Theresa May has said a Brexit deal is now "within our grasp". EU officials are meeting to finalise the Brexit treaty and address last-minute demands from Spain for a say on future decisions about Gibraltar. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has repeated his threat to veto the deal, which is expected to be signed off by member states on Sunday.
Business

D&G: China shopping sites pull products in ad backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Dolce & Gabbana products have been pulled from Chinese e-commerce sites as the backlash against a controversial ad campaign grows. The firm posted videos this week showing a Chinese model struggling to eat pasta with chopsticks.The brand also apologised for social media posts criticising Chinese people, saying it had been hacked. The controversy risks alienating D&G from one of the world's biggest luxury markets.The Italian
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Women’s World T20: England beat India to move into final

[ad_1] Highlights: England beat India to reach World T20 final ICC Women's World Twenty20 semi-final, AntiguaIndia 112 (19.3 overs): Mandhana 34, Rodrigues 26, Knight 3-9England 116-2 (17.1 overs): Jones 53*, Sciver 52*England win by eight wicketsScorecardEngland cruised into the Women's World T20 final - where they will face Australia - after a dominant eight-wicket win over India in Antigua.Natalie Sciver - dropped on two - and Amy Jones punished India
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UAE spy row: Hopes of Matthew Hedges case resolution

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA/DANIELA TEJADA Image caption Matthew Hedges was arrested in the UAE in May There are signs Foreign Office staff may be close to resolving the case of UK academic Matthew Hedges, convicted of spying in the United Arab Emirates.The UAE's ambassador in London is due to issue a statement at 10:00 GMT, amid speculation he will talk about progress in the 31-year-old's situation.On Thursday, Foreign Secretary Jeremy
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‘Plane-spotting helps my autistic son’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Plane-spotting helps my autistic son' Calum Thomson stands transfixed as an Emirates 777 takes off at Glasgow Airport and roars into the skies directly over his head.The 18-year-old is no stranger to the airport, having spent the best part of a decade spotting planes in the company of family members. But today is a special day for Calum.Airport officials have granted