Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

More Technology of Business The ski slope and the incinerator tackle waste Podcasts: From unlistenable to unmissable Jet fuel from thing air: Hope or hype? Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby The vegan fabrics that fashion is betting on Image copyright Robin Slowe Image caption Churchwarden Robert Allen says many people like to visit outside of the main services At St Mary’s in Chartham, Kent, the deployment of a high-quality CCTV system means the building can be left open. “Some of the old guard were worried about theft, but we were determined to be open and available to the whole community,” says churchwarden Robert Allen. “I was speaking to one woman whose grandson was seriously ill and had come …

Pizza Express: We’re still making dough

Image Copyright @Sara_Rose_G @Sara_Rose_G Image Copyright @mrjakehumphrey @mrjakehumphrey Report Report Out of fashion Pizza Express won a place in UK diners’ hearts by managing to appeal to both adults and children. Its low lighting, tall stemmed glasses, and wine bar vibe happily coexist alongside kids’ meals and colouring pencils. But more recently, it has gained popularity for its special offers, which are nearly always available. Danny Shaw, a footwear branding consultant, wrote on LinkedIn, that this approach is backfiring. “Pizza Express really isn’t fashionable any more.” Now, he says, “it’s all about discount codes”, and that means “it doesn’t feel special”. Image copyright Getty Images A brief history of Pizza Express 1965: Pizza Express founder, the late Peter Boizot, brought …

How reality TV is changing the way we consume fashion

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Steampunks descend on Bronte village for festival

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Steampunk often features steam-powered machinery imagined in the future Organisers said Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters, provided the perfect setting for a steampunk event because of its cobbled streets and Victorian aesthetic and buildings. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Hundreds of people descended on the small village Image copyright PA Media Image caption Compasses, headwear and umbrellas are some of the more typical accessories Image copyright PA Media Image caption Visitors come from all over the UK and Europe Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Hailey Biebers Unconventional Wedding Veil Has 5 Sweet Words Written On It

Baldwin) is giving beliebers and fans alike a first look at her jaw-dropping wedding dress and veil, Justin Bieber. While Justin wore a ″@virgilabloh thank you for making my vision come to life and creating my dream dress. You and your @off____white team are incredible and I’m forever grateful I got to wear your beautiful creation,” she said.  Hailey also showed off her beautiful, unconventional veil in a picture she posted of her and Justin kissing. The veil, stylized with Off-White’s signature capital letters and quotation marks, reads “Till Death Do Us Part.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hailey Rhode Bieber (@haileybieber) on Oct 7, 2019 at 1:48pm PDT The wedding itself was a star-studded affair featuring all of …

Kate Middleton Knows Just What To Wear For Fall

Kate Middleton is ready for fall.  autumn outfit for a visit to one of her patronages, the Natural History Museum in London. She paired a long-sleeved purple sweater by Warehouse with a pair of high-waisted olive culottes from Jigsaw, according to Kate accessorized with a small Chanel purse that matched both her sweater and her shoes, as well as an updated blond twist on her usual blowout. Instagram account.  POOL New / Reuters Kate arrives at the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity to hear how it is advocating for threatened U.K. wildlife. “At the AMC today The Duchess viewed some of the Museum’s specimens and saw DNA sequencing 🧬 live in action,” the palace added. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH via Getty …

Hong Kong’s violent protests show no sign of stopping. Some are deciding it’s time to leave

Hong Kong (CNN)In the middle of a beautiful sunset in May, Emily’s boyfriend knelt before her on a beach in Japan and proposed. Overjoyed, she said yes. “I will have children one day,” the 25-year-old office worker told CNN. “I don’t want them to live in a police state where they cannot freely express their opinions.”

Rihanna talks new album and the reason she won’t be performing at the Super Bowl

(CNN)In an interview with Vogue magazine, Rihanna set the record straight about the Super Bowl — and revealed that she has a new album up her sleeve. As far as a release date, she’s not talking. Rihanna also recently turned down the Super Bowl half-time show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in America. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” Rihanna told …

Trump raised Biden with Xi in June call housed in highly secure server

Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump suggested without prompting that China should investigate Joe Biden and his son, he thrust another political grudge into what was already the world’s most complicated and consequential relationship. The White House record of that call was later stored in the highly secured electronic system used to house a now-infamous phone call with Ukraine’s President and which helped spark a whistleblower complaint that’s led Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Asked earlier this week about Trump’s call with Xi, the White House did not deny that he raised Biden. “World leaders need to be able to speak freely in their conversations with the President–that is a key component to effective diplomacy. And that is …

Enable beaten by Waldgeist to miss historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

(CNN)Shock and a large dose of disappointment fell on Longchamp as favorite Enable fell agonizingly short in her historic quest for a third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gasps and groans from the packed Longchamp grandstand told the story as the Andre-Fabre-trained Waldgeist, fourth last year, dashed Enable’s bid for immortality in racing circles. Only eight horses have won dual Arcs, and previously only one of those had even attempted the three-peat — Treve was defeated by Dettori on Golden Horn in 2015. Enable, who has won more than $12 million in her glittering career, clinched her first Arc at Chantilly in 2017 — Longchamp was being redeveloped — and then triumphed again last year to cement her status …

This teen wasn’t allowed into her homecoming dance because she was wearing a jumpsuit

(CNN)It was her senior year homecoming dance, and Darcy Krueger was ready. The reason? She wasn’t wearing a dress. “The first moment [the event planner] sees my pants, she completely dismisses me,” Darcy told CNN. “My friends are kind of in disbelief too, and they’re like, ‘This is wrong.’” The dance was held for home-schooled students in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Tickets were $50, but the dance itself wasn’t associated with a specific school. The dress code for the dance, Darcy learned, did not allow pants. Trying to hold it together, she called her mom, who was stunned. “I knew the dress code, but it didn’t occur to me that it was going to be a problem,” Darcy’s mother, …

A teen surprised his life-long best friend with a homecoming invitation. The whole school cheered

(CNN)David Cowan and Saris Garcia, both high school students who have Down syndrome, have known each other for more than a decade. HOCO 2019 proposal #hoco2019 #imsoexcited #homecomingproposal #surprise #davidandsaris #sarismarie #downsyndromerocks #inclusion @lakebrantley_cheer @seminolehighschool @lakebrantley2021 @theellenshow A post shared by SarisMarie (@saris.marie.model) on Sep 26, 2019 at 5:54pm PDT Her boyfriend, Cowan, a 12th grader at Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida, was in the bleachers just waiting to pop the question. “He was so excited and dancing in the bleachers,” Garcia’s mom, Wanda Cruz and Cowan’s mom, Marilyn Cowan, said in their joint email. The two met each other in a speech therapy class, but lost touch after the Cowans briefly moved away in 2004. Months later, both …

Fashion boss bids to save ‘eyesore’ tennis court

He put in a planning application for the ramp, the court and the two-storey garage after they were built but that was turned down by the council on 4 September. It ordered the enforcement team to start legal action “with regards to returning the land to its former condition”. Image copyright South Hams District Council/Apex Image caption The additions have been called an “eyesore” in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Didi Alayli, chair of the South Hams Society, said she was “fairly sceptical” about Mr Thomas’s attempt to stave off enforcement action. “The… refusal of this retrospective application was rightly firm and unequivocal,” she said. “The South Hams Society would expect to see enforcement action against the whole scheme.” …

Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN)This week, Meghan Markle showed us what it means to be royal. A cruise line CEO believes the future of cargo ships will be powered by nature before 2021. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed in a busy news week. Over 10 days, The Duchess of Sussex toured South Africa and encouraged many initiatives Princess Diana started over 20 years ago. Tik Tok teen users run a streak of political activism The teens of Tik Tok tried to shed light on wealth inequality, climate change and much more. A shadowy federal program is ensnaring thousands of Muslim immigrants Medhi Ostadhassan immigrated to the US, became a professor and married an American. He …

Climate activists spray UK finance ministry with fake blood

London (CNN)Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion used a fire engine to spray 1,800 liters of fake blood at Britain’s finance ministry in London on Thursday, in protest over what it says is the UK’s contradictory stance on tackling climate change. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told CNN that it was “not our fire engine.” Police officers could be seen standing on the Treasury steps, which were soaked in red. Extinction Rebellion said it used water colored with red food dye for the fake blood. Among the activists was 83-year-old grandfather Phil Kingston, who has been arrested with Extinction Rebellion six times. Kingston said he came to the Treasury “to demand radical change,” in particular to the proposal that the UK …

Cardi B’s Fashion Week Outfit Exposes Major Double Standard In France

Cardi B made an appearance at the Eiffel Tower on behalf of The “Hustlers” star stepped out in a head-to-toe floral get-up by designer Richard Quinn, which included a fabric face mask, headscarf, coat, long skirt, tights and shoes all in the same blue, green and purple patterned print.  “I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York. I’m here to serve it to you motherfuckers, and serve it to you cold,” the rapper said while walking in her outfit. “Make sure a car don’t hit me ’cause a bitch can’t see.” While Cardi B’s look certainly made headlines, it also exposed a major double standard in France. In 2011, France banned full-face veils and headgear covering …