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Period poverty is worst in Brighton and Hove - as nearly half can't afford sanitary items
Period poverty is at its worst in Brighton and Hove – where a staggering 46% of women and girls say there are times they are unable to afford basic sanitary protection.The study of 2,000 females, who menstruate, revealed the 10 cities in the UK which are hardest hit by this widespread issue – including Oxford (40%) and Birmingham (34%).And those in Cambridge and York (32% respectively) also admit there are some months when they struggle.Overall, a quarter of the female population admit their menstruation is a challenging time, because they now find it more difficult to afford period products compared to 12 months ago.Of these, 90% say the rising cost in living is already taking its toll, while a fifth now provide for another family member in addition to themselves.One in ten women admitted they had found it harder getting work during the pandemic, and an unfortunate 7% lost their job.The study was commissioned by global hygiene and health company Essity, which has supported charity In Kind Direct for 20 years.Essity has created an educational video with advice for those affected by period poverty.A spokesman said: “This is a really tough time for many, and we recognise our responsibility to try and help where we can to address the hardships so many are facing.“As a result, we have just extended our commitment to donate 100,000 period products per month until the end of 2023 at least.“Sanitary protection is a basic human requirement, and through charities like In Kind Direct there are ways women and girls can access the products they need.“We just need to raise awareness of where to go, and how to get these items, without feeling any sense of embarrassment or shame.”To cope at their time of the month, those who can’t
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The Chemical Brothers cancel Glastonbury 2022 set due to COVID
The Chemical Brothers have confirmed that they will not be performing at Glastonbury Festival tonight (June 24) due to COVID.The electronic duo – who were confirmed to DJ at the Arcadia spider between 11pm and 1am earlier this week – broke the news of the cancellation via social media, writing “We are very sorry to announce that we won’t be Doing at Arcadia this evening at Glastonbury”.“We were so excited to be back in the fields and to celebrate the return of the festival,” they continued, adding “we were hoping that more days rest would allow Tom to recover from Covid this hasn’t been the case so far”.A message from @chembros: pic.twitter.com/zTM1TQp4U2— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) June 24, 2022The Chemical Brothers are next slated to perform a show at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire on Sunday (June 26). The possibility of that show happening still remains uncertain, as the duo wrote: “We are hoping that Tom will recover in time to play the scheduled Castle Howard show in York on Sunday and will update with progress as soon as possible via our socials”.The Chemical Brothers’ Glastonbury set was first jeopardised on Wednesday (June 22) after they announced that they’ve had to postpone their show in Ireland on June 23 due to members of the band and crew testing positive for COVID.Yesterday, the duo wrote on social media about the immediate future: “We are monitoring the situation and will make a decision as soon as possible regarding remaining shows later this week.
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Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Mat Nicholls sign up for charity triathlon
Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes and Mat Nicholls have announced that they’ve signed up for a charity triathlon to raise money for UKRAINEPRIDE.In August, the singer and drummer will take part in the Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon, which is described as “one of the fastest-sprint distance triathlon courses” in York.Raising money for the LGBTQ+ charity, Sykes pointed out in an Instagram post today (June 20) that UKRAINEPRIDE “needs all the help it get get right now”.“yooo so me & @mickypickles r doing a triathlon this august,” Sykes wrote alongside a photo of the two bandmates. “We wanted to raise money for 2 causes that r at the forefront of our mind right now so with the help of my good Ukrainian friend @yavashadasha we settled on @ukraine.pride an amazing organisation that supports the LGBT+ movement in Ukraine which as you can imagine needs all the help it can get right now.”He added: “We have never done any kind of marathon/sports event like this so we are pooping our pants just a little, so the more money we raise the more you’ll spur us on to smash it! Let’s gooo.”A post shared by Oli Sykes (@olobersykes)Sykes added on the Just Giving page that they’ve set a goal of £3,000 but that they would “love to f**king smash that”, adding that “anything you can give will be much apprciated [sic]”.UKRAINEPRIDE is “a propatriotic queer movement”, according to the charity’s website.
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Tom Hanks demands crowds ‘back the f**k off’ after wife Rita Wilson is nearly knocked over
supports HTML5 videoTom Hanks was forced to rush to protect his wife after she was nearly knocked over by people crowding her after they left a restaurant.Fans spotted the actor and his wife out in New York City, with the two of them heading back to a car.However, some people got a bit too close, with Tom seen accidentally colliding with one man in his path, while another crashed into Rita, causing her to stumble.‘Stop it,’ Rita said.‘Back the f**k off!’ Tom shouted. ‘Knocking over my wife?’Tom and Rita, both 65, were escorted into a car, as people could be heard apologising to him.The actor looked dapper in a black shirt and blue suit as he and Rita, who looked stunning in an all-black look, stepped out for dinner in New York.Meanwhile, the actor has been promoting his upcoming film Elvis, recently appearing in London and Sydney before heading home to the US.Elvis follows Presley (Austin Butler) as he rises to fame in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom). The biopic was filmed on the Gold Coast where the latest premiere was held, and Tom said ‘there [was] no better place in the world to make a motion picture’. ‘I’ve shot films in Morocco and Los Angeles and New York City and Seattle and in Berlin,’ he recently said.He added: ‘None of them have what the Gold Coast have, and what is that? Two words.
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Tom Hanks rages at fan to 'back the f**k up' as wife is almost knocked over
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks raged at a fan to "back the f**k up" after they almost knocked over his wife Rita Wilson.The 65-year-old was leaving a restaurant with his partner in New York when a gathering of rowdy fans started to form.Movie lovers were trying to get a snap of the star as they made their way to a car last night, although one fan got a little too close to the famous couple and caused Rita to stumble overForrest Gump star Tom then raged at the fan as he yelled at him to "back the f**k up".Tom continued to rage at the fan as he said: "Knocking over my wife?!”Some of the people at the scene tried to apologise to the star for what had just happened as a few shouted back: "Sorry about that Tom!” But Tom ignored one fan as he got into the car when they asked what he was doing out in New York with Rita.Before the commotion occurred, the Saving Private Ryan actor was enjoying a meal with his wife.The outing comes after the Hollywood actor sparked health concerns with his fans recently. While he was discussing his latest film, Elvis, his hands were spotted shaking while holding a microphone.Promoting the Baz Luhrmann movie in Sydney last week, the actor addressed the audience on stage as he clutched the microphone with his right hand.Speaking to the crowd he said: "There is no better place in the world to make a motion picture than right here on the Gold Coast."I've shot films in Morocco and Los Angeles and New York City and Seattle and in Berlin."None of them have what the Gold Coast have, and what is that? Two words.
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'Back the f**k up' Tom Hanks rages at fan as wife is almost knocked over amid health fears
Tom Hanks raged at aggressive fans as he and his wife Rita Wilson were leaving a restaurant in midtown, New York City last night.The star told one fan to “back the f**k up” after the rowdy group of fans led to Rita stumbling over.  Tom and Rita were swarmed by movie lovers taking pictures of them as they made their way to a car in the US city last night.The movie star yelled at fans when they got so close to them that it caused Rita to trip.“Back the f**k up!” he yelled incredulously. “Knocking over my wife?!”“Sorry about that Tom!” a couple of the men present at the scene shouted to the movie star. “What are they doing out here?” another asked, as the star was helped into his car.Tom and Rita were enjoying dinner together last night before the altercation occurred. It comes after the Forrest Gump actor sparked health fears this week.Tom’s hands were spotted shaking while discussing his new film, Elvis.  The Hollywood star was promoting Baz Luhrmann's new biopic in Sydney this week. Addressing the audience on stage, Tom clutched a microphone with his right hand.He said: "There is no better place in the world to make a motion picture than right here on the Gold Coast.""I've shot films in Morocco and Los Angeles and New York City and Seattle and in Berlin."None of them have what the Gold Coast have, and what is that? Two words.
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Tom Hanks fans concerned after actor’s hands shake during Elvis screening in Australia
Fans of Tom Hanks have expressed concern after the actor was seen shaking at the latest screening of his new movie Elvis.The Forrest Gump actor made an appearance at the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic about late rock n’ roll icon Elvis Presley in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Elvis follows Presley (Austin Butler) as he rises to fame in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The biopic was filmed on the Gold Coast where the latest premiere was held, and Hanks said ‘there [was] no better place in the world to make a motion picture’. ‘I’ve shot films in Morocco and Los Angeles and New York City and Seattle and in Berlin,’ he told the audience while holding a microphone. He added: ‘None of them have what the Gold Coast have, and what is that? Two words. None of those other cities have Dan Murphy.‘What a man, who I got to know quite well.’ Fans noticed in video footage obtained by the Mail Online that Hanks’ hands appeared to be shaking as he held the microphone and at times swapped it between hands. One tweeted: ‘Hope Tom Hanks is okay.’ Shutting down speculation, another fan wrote supportively: ‘God forbid it could just be adrenaline and nerves!’ Hanks went on to describe his months filming in Sydney as an ‘absolutely magnificent time’, despite the fact he was Down Under when he and wife Rita Wilson became the first celebrities to publicly reveal they had tested positive for Covid in March 2020. The Toy Story actor continued: ‘There is something about the people and the place of the Gold Coast that makes everyone walk around with a confident look on their face.
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