There's no need to compromise on chic if you're looking for an eco-friendly wedding or engagement ring. Here, we talk to top ethical jewellers Ingle & Rhode about how to find the perfect jewel to say 'I do.' The hard decision has already been made; you’ve found the right person and are all set to to marry. And yet after making that monumental choice, a clutter of other choices spring up and need addressing, not least about the type and style of engagement or wedding ring to wear for - hopefully - the rest of your life. Should the ring be a diamond? A classic design or something more modern? The choices can feel endless but whether it’s a timeless piece or a cutting edge jewel, there are ethically-produced styles to cater for everyone. With a growing number of jewellers putting stock in sustainability, the options are broadening, even in the diamond trade which has been marred for the unethical practices some traders employ. Ethical jeweller Tim Ingle, the co-founder and … [Read more...] about Can you buy an ethical wedding ring?
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Tracey Geddis on losing 10 stone and finally planning her wedding after 18-year engagement BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Co Armagh nurse who laid bare her year-long battle to lose weight in front of a national television audience last week says she is now planning her wedding day after an 18-year engagement. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/tracey-geddis-on-losing-10-stone-and-finally-planning-her-wedding-after-18year-engagement-37813528.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37813521.ece/00c2d/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-14_lif_47966997_I1.JPG Email A Co Armagh nurse who laid bare her year-long battle to lose weight in front of a national television audience last week says she is now planning her wedding day after an 18-year engagement. Lurgan-born Tracey Geddis (52), who now lives in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and works at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital National Spinal Injury Centre, appeared last week on ITV's This Time Next Year, hosted by Davina … [Read more...] about Tracey Geddis on losing 10 stone and finally planning her wedding after 18-year engagement
This feature is part of The Local's award-winning Sweden in Focus series, taking an in-depth look at the issues that make this country tick. Click here to read more articles. Fittja, a suburb southwest of Stockholm's city centre, has experienced elevated levels of crime for decades, with gang violence prominent from the 1990s. It is one of Sweden's so-called 'especially vulnerable' areas, a designation given to neighbourhoods characterized by an above average crime rate that can affect the local population. In mid-December, a man was shot and injured in the leg, not far from the local tunnelbana (underground) station, which contains a sculpture showing a gun with a knotted barrel. This artwork, a global symbol for non-violence, is one of the first things residents and visitors see when they arrive in the neighbourhood. The Local joined Ipek on one of her Friday evening patrols, together with eight other mums, most of them Turkish. After a planning meeting held over … [Read more...] about How women and mums are working to make Sweden’s suburbs safer
By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 13, 2018 at 11:37 am | UPDATED: December 14, 2018 at 10:16 am Five years ago, Facebook billionaire Sean Parker held an extravagant wedding in Big Sur, after which he agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle violations of California’s coastal laws because his crews built rock walls, a stone bridge, a cottage, dance floor and other structures in a sensitive redwood forest — without permits. As part of the settlement, he also agreed to help create a new mobile phone app so that anyone wanting to visit the coast in California could easily find public beaches, trails and parking. Thursday morning, that new app, called YourCoast, went live. It can be downloaded from Apple iTunes for free. “This is a case of turning lemons into lemonade,” said Lisa Haage, the California Coastal Commission’s chief of enforcement. “We literally ended up working with some of the … [Read more...] about Tech billionaire Sean Parker settles Big Sur wedding coastal violations by creating app for California beachgoers
Give back my wedding and engagement rings, Derry widow pleads to burglars BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A great-grandmother from Londonderry has been left heartbroken after burglars stole her wedding and engagement rings - just four months after her husband passed away. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/give-back-my-wedding-and-engagement-rings-derry-widow-pleads-to-burglars-37575410.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37575408.ece/08846/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-29_new_46104256_I1.JPG Email A great-grandmother from Londonderry has been left heartbroken after burglars stole her wedding and engagement rings - just four months after her husband passed away. The thieves ransacked 72-year-old Marie Ewing's Irish Street home last Friday while she was at work in the canteen of Lisneal College. They made off with the wedding band, engagement ring and eternity ring that her husband Roy - who lost his battle with cancer in July - had given her. A ring with her children's … [Read more...] about Give back my wedding and engagement rings, Derry widow pleads to burglars