Kendall Jenner Posts Photos of Her "Debilitating" Acne Along with an Emotional Message

Kendall Jenner is getting real about her “debilitating” struggle with acne.

The 23-year-old model — who, earlier this month, became Proactiv’s newest spokesperson — got honest about her struggle in an emotional Instagram Story on Thursday, as part of the popular ’10 Year Challenge’ meme.

Sharing two side-by-side photos of her face at 13, covered in bumps, Jenner explained, she “ran home crying everyday because people would stare at my skin.”

Jenner then shared a photo of herself and her clear skin on set, boasting that she was wearing “zero makeup.”


In an attempt to help others dealing with similar obstacles, Jenner also wrote a lengthy message on Instagram, sponsored by Proactiv. It came attached to a black and white photo of Jenner wearing a bath towel wrapped around her head.

“While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating,” Jenner wrote. “It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure.”

“As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being ‘perfect’ is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post,” she added, explaining, “I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect.”

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While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure. As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being “perfect” is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post. I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect. Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options, I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me. It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now. I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity. ❤️

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While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure. As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being “perfect” is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post. I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect. Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options, I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me. It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now. I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity. ❤️

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While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It’s something that I’ve dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious, helpless and insecure. As humans, I don’t think we share our insecurities enough because we live in a time where being “perfect” is the standard. We curate our life online and pick the pretty moments to post. I’d like to show a younger generation that not everything is perfect. Being insecure about my acne gave me thick skin but I wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone so after trying countless options, I found something that has been helpful in maintaining clear skin for me. It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now. I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity. ❤️

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RELATED: How Kendall Jenner Keeps Her Acne and Anxiety in Check After a Couple of ‘Really Challenging Years’

Jenner then went on to say that while “being insecure” about her acne gave her “thick skin,” she “wouldn’t ever wish that feeling upon anyone.”

After trying “countless options,” she says she’s now found something that’s been helpful in maintaining clear skin.

“It’s been a long journey but I’m excited for where my skin is now,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d see the day where I would feel confident posting a makeup free picture. My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity.”

RELATED: Kendall Jenner Is the New Face of Proactiv: ‘I Feel Great on the Inside and Out’

Earlier this month, Jenner opened up to PEOPLE about her skin issues, explaining that having gorgeous sisters made her struggle even tougher.

“A couple of my siblings struggled when they were much younger, but they never really had it like I did,” Jenner said. “That was also kind of a tough thing for me: to look at my beautiful sisters with beautiful skin and be like, ‘Okay, well, why me? What’s wrong with me?’ “

Over the years, the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star’s siblings — including older sisters Kourtney Kardashian, 39, Kim Kardashian West, 38, and Khloé Kardashian, 34 — have all tried to give advice and boost Jenner’s confidence.

“They were always there to lift me up and make me feel better about myself. The best part about my family and my sisters is that they never give up and they’re always looking for a way to help and looking for solution,” Jenner said.

But when her skin finally cleared up this time around, Jenner was more than happy for her loved ones to back off.

“Everyone’s always trying to help, so for years all of them were involved. Towards the end, I was like ‘Okay, everyone shut up! I figured it out,’” says Jenner, laughing. “Just let me live my life. Everyone stop bothering me.”

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People share photos of lead stuck under their skin years after being stabbed with a pencil at school

A Twitter thread has asked people to share snaps of lead marks still visible under their skin – and it's a lot more common than you'd think.

The conversation was started by Californian writer Los, who wrote: "Hello I'm looking for people who have lead from their pencil stuck inside their bodies."

He went on to upload a photo of his right hand, which has a clear black dot embedded in the palm.

Amazingly, the post has now racked up over 14k re-tweets, 93k likes and 7k comments.

People have shared all kinds of stories about how they received their lead marks, from running with a sharp pencil to having one thrown in their face.



One person wrote: "Oh my God I thought I was the only person on Earth. My crush stabbed me in the hand in 6th grade social studies."

Another said: "Hello. I got frustrated while practising single digit multiplication in 3rd grade and decided to slam my head on the table.

"However, I hit my pencil that was sticking point up. It's still here 11 years later."




As you'll know, lead is actually a toxic substance.

But if you're concerned that these people have been slowly poisoning themselves since childhood, there's no need to worry.

Lead has mainly been phased out since the discovery that it's dangerous, and pencils are now made with graphite.

After reading those nasty stabbing stories, we're glad these people don't have another thing to worry about.

 



In more weird news, you can name a cockroach after your ex for Valentine's Day for £1.50.

Harry Potter's scar ISN'T a lightning bolt but the "hand motion used to cast the killing curse Avada Kedavra".

And "goat shoes" are set to be 2019's next big shoe trend – and they make your feet look like HOOVES.

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Keira Knightley Greets Fans in Paris, Plus Ryan Gosling, Meg Ryan & More

Keira Knightley signs autographs for fans during the Paris Premiere of Colette on Thursday. 

Ryan Gosling is seen wearing a baseball cap and walking with a thick manuscript in L.A. on Thursday.

Meg Ryan bundles up for a walk in chilly N.Y.C. on Wednesday.

Kristen Stewart and rumored new girlfriend Sara Dinkin take their dogs for a walk in L.A. on Thursday.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray shows off her tiara at SiriusXM Studios on Thursday in N.Y.C.

Snoop hits the stage at The Grand in Boston, performing some of his tracks including “Next Episode,” “Still a G Thang” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

New mom Kate Upton stops by Dick’s Sporting Goods in El Segundo, California, on Wednesday.

Green Book star Mahershala Ali is all smiles as he arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday in L.A.

Jessie James Decker stops by Extra at the Times Square Levi’s store on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Joey Fatone chows down at the Home & Family studios in Universal City.

Gwyneth Paltrow lends a helping hand to host Jimmy Fallon during Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show in N.Y.C. 

Blake Shelton performs at the C’Ya on The Flipside benefit concert, benefitting The Troy Gentry Foundation, at The Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday in Nashville.

Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler pose together at The Sopranos’ 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion at SVA Theater on Wednesday in N.Y.C.

Kaia Gerber watches the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Wednesday in N.Y.C., Whoopi Goldberg smiles with Jeff Daniels backstage after his performance in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. 

Ashley Graham leaves the N.Y.C. Today studios in a neon look after a Wednesday appearance.

Steve Harvey speaks at the Variety Entertainment Summit on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Alex Honnold and Jake Gyllenhaal pose at a Wednesday screening of Free Solo in New York City.

Kevin Hart chats with host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show in N.Y.C. 

Michael B. Jordan heads out in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Emilia Clarke works on the London set of an upcoming movie on Wednesday. 

Wednesday in N.Y.C., Bella Hadid serves up some looks at a Louis Vuitton dinner.

Judge Ashton Kutcher and Sean “Diddy” Combs attend WeWork Presents Second Annual Creator Global Finals at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in L.A.

Wednesday in New York City, Lucy Hale steps out in a pinstripe suit.

Samuel L. Jackson, M. Night Shyamalan, Sarah Paulson and James McAvoy attend the U.K. premiere of their new film Glass at Curzon Cinema Mayfair in London on Wednesday.

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her winter whites as she hits the streets of N.Y.C. on Wednesday.

Saoirse Ronan goes glam for Wednesday’s Mary Queen of Scots premiere at the Kino International theater in Berlin.

Kelly Rowland and Fabletics celebrate the launch of Rowland’s capsule collection for the brand at Casita Hollywood on Wednesday.

Lana Condor mixes and matches on Wednesday while leaving an interview with AM to DM by BuzzFeed News in N.Y.C.

A smiling Cobie Smulders greets fans outside the Good Morning America studios in N.Y.C. on Wednesday.

Tom Holland putts on the first green on Wednesday during the pro-am round of the Sony Open golf event at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Brie Larson hits the gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Fresh off the Golden Globe Awards, Isla Fisher and her pooch pound the pavement on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga holds hands with her mom Cynthia Germanotta at The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday in N.Y.C.

Also at The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala: Crazy Rich Asians co-tars Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan.

Bradley Cooper and girlfriend Irina Shayk step out for another high-profile date night in coordinated plaid looks at The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday in N.Y.C.

Vanessa Hudgens holds up a pint-sized fan at the press junket for FOX Television’s Rent: Live in L.A. on Tuesday. 

Rami Malek and girlfriend Lucy Boynton go for a stroll in L.A. on Tuesday.

Terry Crews stops by Build Studio to discuss his shows American’s Got Talent: The Champions and Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Tuesday in N.Y.C.

Gina Rodriguez energizes the crowd while hosting Carmen Sandiego Day at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami on Tuesday.

Keegan-Michael Key busts a move in front of host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show in N.Y.C.

Rachel Weisz laughs onstage after the Museum of Modern Art’s Contenders screening of The Favourite on Tuesday in N.Y.C. 

Patrick Dempsey attends the KA/NOA presentation during the bi-annual Pitti Immagine Uomo event in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday.

Danielle Brooks and Debra Messing pose at Tuesday’s opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Choir Boy on Broadway at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Gabrielle Union attends a tastemaker screening for If Beale Street Could Talk, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and presented by Gucci and RAD, in L.A. on Tuesday.

Tuesday in L.A., Noah Centineo poses at the premiere of Freeform’s Good Trouble at Palace Theatre. 

Miranda Kerr arrives looking chic at Narita International Airport on Wednesday in Japan.

The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood delights a fan by stopping for a selfie at Extra at Universal Studios Hollywood on Wednesday.

Sofia Vergara leaves dinner at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood on Tuesday.

Ben Schwartz beams at a basketball game as the L.A. Clippers take on the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday in L.A.

Kate Beckinsale dons a crop top for a Tuesday outing in L.A.

Andy Samberg gets into his character the Heckler during the “Peter and His Heckler” sketch on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in N.Y.C.

Cardi B opts for an all-purple ensemble — with hair to match! — in N.Y.C. on Tuesday.

A platinum blond Ansel Elgort goes surfing during a Hawaiian vacation with girlfriend Violetta Komyshan on Tuesday.

Also taking N.Y.C. by monochromatic storm, Alice Eve, who brightens up a gray day at Build Studio on Tuesday.

Aisha Tyler helps Dell kick off CES 2019 at the brand’s press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

WW Ambassador DJ Khaled works on his wellness poolside in Miami, lifting son Asahd on Tuesday.

Lindsay Lohan signs photos backstage at the Rachael Ray Show in N.Y.C. on Tuesday.

Christina Hendricks shoots scenes for Good Girls on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Steve Coogan attends a special screening of Stan & Ollie at The Soho Hotel in London on Tuesday.

Pharrell addresses the crowd during a Sony press event for CES 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on Monday.

They’ve got moves! John David Washington and Kiki Layne give it their all on Monday night during a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden in L.A.

Josh Hutcherson comes in peace on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan in N.Y.C.

Naomi Watts and Alfonso Cuarón put their heads together on Monday at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in N.Y.C.

Regina Hall and Andrew Rannells put on their best smiles at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons performs during Monday’s 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Halftime Show at Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Mahershala Ali celebrates his Golden Globe win with a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in L.A. on Monday.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross hit the stage for a joint concert at The Bowery Ballroom in N.Y.C. on Monday night.

Zara and Mike Tindall take a break from their Australian vacation for a photo op on the beach on Tuesday.

Michelle Yeoh attends “An Evening with Michelle Yeoh” at the Museum of the Moving Image on Monday night in N.Y.C.

Jimmy Fallon and Lindsay Lohan get down with Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Steve Higgins on The Tonight Show in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Courteney Cox gives her all-black outfit a chic spin while visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood on Monday.

M. Night Shyamalan and James McAvoy attend the Glass Paris Gala Screening at la Cinematheque Francaise on Monday.

Miss Universe Catriona Gray struts her stuff in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Allison Williams keeps it neutral on Monday while leaving Build Studios in N.Y.C.

A Star Is Born leads Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott and Lady Gaga celebrate Elliott’s hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday.

David Beckham dresses in his finest on Monday for a GQ dinner in celebration of London Fashion Week Men’s.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross tackle the cool weather head-on in New York City on Monday.

Hugh Jackman sports a smile while walking his dogs in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Chaz Bono poses backstage with Stephanie J. Block on Saturday after watching her play his mom in the Broadway musical The Cher Show.

Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton steps out in support of London Fashion Week Men’s at a GQ cocktail party on Monday.

Saturday in Miami, Padma Lakshmi shows off her toned abs in a yellow bikini as she searches for shells on the beach.

Brooklyn, Victoria and David Beckham pose together at the Kent & Curwen presentation during London Fashion Week Men’s on Sunday.

Jessica Biel goes for some retail therapy in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood on Sunday.

Saturday in L.A., Jennifer Garner attends The Art of Elysium’s 12th Annual Black Tie Event, “Heaven.”

Ashton Kutcher reps the Chicago Bears at Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson chats with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show in L.A. on Monday.

Senator Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson pose with Taylor Trensch, who plays the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, backstage at the show in N.Y.C. on Sunday.

Newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin look loved up as they leave Il Pastaio after lunch on Sunday in Beverly Hills.

Noomi Rapace shows off her style at the Astrid Andersen fashion show on Sunday in London.

Dakota Johnson heads to her car after a coffee run in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Adam DeVine and girlfriend Chloe Bridges are all smiles as they watch the L.A. Clippers take on the Orlando Magic on Sunday in L.A.

Bella Thorne gives the camera a sultry look at The Celebrity Experience at Hilton Universal City on Sunday.

Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts attend the Sean Penn CORE Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday. 

A smiley Tracee Ellis Ross lights up Beautycon’s experiential retail pop up in Los Angeles on Saturday. 

Amy Adams and Emily Blunt radiate glamour at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Saturday. 

Pals Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly catch the Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets basketball game at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday. 

Bill Hader and writer Alec Berg catch up at the HBO Luxury Lounge Presented by Obliphica Professional in Beverly Hills on Friday. 

Hailey Baldwin wears philantrophic fashion brand Krost’s Dry Clean Only Suit Jacket and For Support Belt in Beverly Hills on Thursday. 


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Heartbreaking photos show how parents spent 9 days with their dead baby girl – cuddling her, singing and dancing with her

Heather Jordan, 28, gave birth to little Maranella in December 2016 at 37 weeks, after suffering an irritable uterus.


Tragically, the baby was stillborn, but thanks to a cooling cot, Heather and dad Lee were able to spend over a week with their tiny daughter before holding her funeral.

Heather, from West Looe, Cornwall, said that being able to spend time with Maranella meant everything.

“From the moment I saw her my heart filled with love. She was one of the most beautiful children in the world," she said.

“I was dazed. It was very surreal. She looked like she was sleeping like an angel.

“I want Maranella’s memory kept alive. I don’t want anyone else going through the same situation to feel as isolated and misunderstood as I did.

“This shouldn't be taboo. She’s my daughter and she’ll always have a special place in my heart regardless of what has happened.”

Heather had a difficult pregnancy and was diagnosed with an irritable uterus at 32 weeks.

After being rushed to hospital at 36 weeks, she was given the devastating news that Maranella’s heart had stopped beating and she would have to give birth to her stillborn daughter.

Heather spent five agonising hours in labour before giving birth to her dead child.

She said: "It was the worst experience I've ever had in my life. Nothing can ever compare to it.

"I was focused on trying to deliver her healthy, despite being told she had died.

"I didn't really believe it until she came out and didn't cry."

After the birth, Heather and Lee were given a cold cot.

They then spent 24 hours with their daughter in the hospital's bereavement suite before taking her to the funeral home where they cuddled, held and sang to her.

Heather said: “The nurses brought in the cold cot and told us we were able to spend as much time with her as possible.

“We sung with her and danced with her.

“We tried to make memories and to do the things that any parent would do with their child.

“We sang Paul Weller’s ‘Wishing on a Star’ which is something I listen to now if I’m especially missing her.”

Maranella was then moved to a funeral home where she spent a week in the cold cot to preserve her skin.

Heather said: “We went into see her each and every day.

“It was beautiful, savouring every second with her and seeing how she looked.

“The people who helped us plan Maranella’s funeral went above and beyond to give us everything we wanted for our baby girl.

Heather and her husband still mark Maranella’s birthday each year and included her in their celebrations this Christmas.

Heather said: “She’ll forever be our little girl and we’ll love her always.”

The heartbroken couple is now trying to raise money for Maranella's headstone. You can donate here.



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Hideous photos reveal estate rife with RATS due to overflowing bins

‘We’re living in FILTH’: Hideous photos reveal estate rife with RATS, foxes and seagulls due to overflowing bins and fly-tipping that council ‘fail to clean’

  • Shaun Outram, 54, says rats have roamed about his Sheffield estate for years  
  • He claims that the ‘filth’ is so bad that it’s like living ‘in Dickensian England’ 
  • Dead rodents are scattered across the site, which also attracts seagulls  

Huge rats are terrorising a street as overflowing bins and fly-tipping attract the vermin, whose dead bodies litter the estate. 

A horrified resident has slammed Sheffield City Council for not cleaning up his street and says the rodents have roamed on the estate for years.  

Shaun Outram, 54, said despite measures previously put in place to tackle the underlying issue, the streets are still ‘alive with rodents’.

Shocking pictures show a huge rodent caught in a trap and mounds of rubbish lying on the street. 

Dead bodies are scattered across the estate in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, where one angry resident has demanded that the Labour-led council fix the problem 

Litter is strewn across the estate in South Yorkshire where rats are reportedly roaming along with foxes 

Litter in the streets is attracting not only rats (pictured, one of the rats in the road) but also seagulls, Mr Outram has said

Gruesome sights are scattered across the South Yorkshire estate, says Mr Outram, with this picture showing just one of the dead rats in Sheffield 

Mr Outram said: ‘The debris which has been dumped around the street bins has been cleared up, but there is more to replace it and there will be even more in the morning until the council come and clear it up yet again.

‘This is what council tax is being spent on every day rather than parks and repairing and replenishing communal gardens – things that benefit the whole community.

The 54-year-old (pictured) is furious with his local council leader and has demanded that she come and see the problem for herself

‘We have three dedicated street wardens who are supposed to patrol, spot and fine the culprits.

‘They have been in the area over six months now but there has been no improvement. There are dead rats all over the estate.’

Mr Outram, who has lived on the Page Hall estate in South Yorkshire for more than  15 years, claims the number of rats he has killed has reached triple figures.

‘I’ve had an environment team leader out to see the area,’ he said. 

‘He is planning on more wide scale rat treatment after the New Year, but until the enforcement wardens stop folk piling their rubbish in the street I can’t see anything having much effect.’

Page Hall has previously hit the headlines for its problem with litter and rats, with similar images showing bins overflowing with rubbish and dead vermin on the streets.

Shaun added: ‘It is just an invite to a feast for them. As well as foxes and other vermin – we even have seagulls in the area feeding on the filth.’

Mr Outram has demanded his Labour council leader visit the estate to see the ‘filth’ for herself.

Shocking pictures show the vermin crushed in traps in a problem that Shaun Outram says has being going on for years 

A dead rat lies among some of the litter strewn across the estate, which a resident has compared to Dickensian England 

‘Ms Dore, I would like you and your team to come round when the council have not been round deep cleaning in front of you,’ he said.

‘You don’t have to live in this filth, why should the many good residents of Page Hall be expected to? It really is like living in Dickensian England.

‘Folk who have reason to be up and about at three or four in the morning report the streets alive with rodents.’


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 A Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: ‘Environmental Services Pest Control inspectors have visited a number of properties in the area in the last two weeks and have instructed pest control officers to lay treatments where required.

‘We have also requested Yorkshire Water to carry out a programme in the area to which they have confirmed the works as requested.

‘We are working with Yorkshire Water and our colleagues in Streets Ahead are working with Amey on its street cleaning programme.

A rat lies dead after being caught in a trap on the estate in Sheffield, where Mr Outram has been left furious by what he dubbed ‘Dickensian’ conditions 

‘We are educating residents to make sure they don’t leave waste in the street, and our Waste Management team is ensuring residents use their domestic bins correctly.

‘Street Wardens are also talking directly to residents and are working with them to ensure their gardens are free from waste and issuing Fixed Penalty Notices for littering and fly tipping.

‘More than 80 have been issued since they started being issued in June 2018.

‘Some residents are not reporting problems to us at the earliest opportunity so we would encourage anyone seeing rats or other pest issues in the area to contact us on 0114 2037410.’

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Free Starbucks Cards! Layaway Payments! Christmas Caroling! All the Sweet Ways Stars Gave Back This Season

Just as he did in 2017, Mark Ruffalo posted a $100 Starbucks gift card to Twitter and asked fans to use it — and consider refilling it, too. They obliged, and fellow stars like Zendaya followed suit.

“Trying to do this anonymously but, um, due to some circumstances y’all know how nothing stays secret these days,” Tyler Perry said in a Twitter video. “So, I just wanted to go ahead and tell you.”

Perry explained, “If you have a layaway at the Walmart at 844 Cleveland Avenue in East Point, Georgia — in Atlanta — or if you have a layaway at the Walmart at 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, Georgia — if you have a layaway at either place and it was in there as of 9:30 this morning, it was already in layaway before 9:30 this morning — I have paid for all of your layaways for Christmas.” The star’s generous total? A whopping $434,000.

Just days after Perry’s move, the “Picture” singer followed the act of kindness by paying off layaway items in his hometown.

“Great idea!” the rocker tweeted in response to Perry’s kind deed. “I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!” The singer gave $81,000 to close all of the store’s accounts.

Princess Kate and Prince William went above and beyond this season, making a slew of appearances at local organizations ahead of the holidays. One included this stop at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The royals did arts and crafts with clients at The Passage, a charity for the homeless in London.

The two also shared a laugh with service men and women during a visit to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to meet with military personnel and their families. 

And at Kensington Palace, the two hosted families of deployed personnel for a lunch party.

Ho ho O-bama! The former president gave back during a surprise visit to hospitalized children and their parents at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Obama lifted the spirits of patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado with a Christmas book reading and dance party.

Jerry O’Connell went undercover as the big guy himself for a WeHoliday event benefitting the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

Stars including Milo Ventimiglia, Wilmer Valderrama, Shaun White and Kellie Pickler went to visit deployed service members in Vaernes, Norway, just before Christmas with the USO.

Gayle Benson, who is the sole owner of pro sports teams the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, surprised several customers when she wrote a check for nearly $100,000 to pay off 408 layaway orders at a local Walmart, according to The New Orleans Advocate. Though she made the gift anonymously, the Saints later confirmed the act in a statement.

Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban gathered kids from his Blueline Buddies group — plus the Kings of Leon and model Lily Aldridge — to go caroling at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University.

Kobe Bryant surprised students in Mission Viejo, California, as their teacher revealed new curriculum based on his Granity Studios’ podcast The Punies.

Lisa Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin (not pictured) served meals to people in Downtown Los Angeles with Los Angeles Mission.

Bumblebee costars John Cena and Hailee Steinfeld lit up New York City’s Empire State Building with some special friends in support of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett, joined by Hallmark’s Happy the Dog, helped a new friend have a jingle bell rockin’ Christmas at Ronald McDonald House L.A.

T.I. spread some holiday cheer in Atlanta, popping into various charity organizations with presents on behalf of his Harris Community Works foundation.

Olivia Munn as she kicked off Wag! For Good’s deliveries of care boxes to shelters across the country, starting in L.A.

Dax Shepard and Amazon delivered smiles to deserving kids via Toys for Tots at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Maria Menounos made a furry friend at the Westside German Shepherd Dog Rescue Holiday Fundraiser in L.A., where she raised thousands of dollars to help dogs in need.

Hilary Duff supported Toys for Tots’ and shopDisney’s holiday campaign in L.A.


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Brit bomb-maker had photos of Kate Middleton and Cheryl on 'people I hate' dartboard as vast arsenal of weapons uncovered

Matthew Glynn, 37, had an arsenal of weapons including Samurai swords, axes and knives at his home in Horfield, Bristol.

He kept a viable improvised explosive device (IED) – which posed a threat to life – underneath his bed.

More than 6kg of explosive powders, as well as other chemical used for bomb making, were stashed in his property.

Glynn also bought a Wolverine-style weapon with four sharp blades, described as "horrific" by police.

Bristol Crown Court heard a colleague tipped off police after visiting Glynn at his home in July.

Rachel Drake, prosecuting, said: "He saw a dartboard with pictures of Muslim people upon it and Mr Glynn said he had a dart board of 'people I hate'.

"Mr Glynn gave a tour of his weapons, describing their origin and use. The following day at work, Mr Glynn joked that he had had him sat on a bomb when he had been sat on the bed."

The colleague, James Grogan, did not believe Glynn at first but later reported the claim to police.

Officers attended at Howdens Joinery, where Glynn worked, on July 23 and he insisted it had been a joke.

But when police asked to check his home, Glynn said he was worried about his collection of swords and axes.

He then asked officers: "If I do have something, will it be classed as a terror incident?"

Mr Grogan described Glynn as being an anxious man who demonstrated "racist and homophobic views".

The area around Glynn's home was evacuated while explosives experts examined what was inside.

Glynn's bed was x-rayed and a bomb, containing explosives, ball bearings and nails, was discovered.

Glynn also possessed books, leaflets and notes detailing how to make bombs and throw knives, the court heard.

Ramin Pakrooh, representing My Glynn, said his client "objected" to his dartboard being referred to as a "Muslim board" by prosecutors.

The board featured images of Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Cheryl Tweedy, the Duchess of Cambridge and a Somali boy.

"It was a board for people he hated," Mr Pakrooh said.

"I don't think any of the images on that board have escaped having darts thrown at them."

The court heard Glynn had no previous convictions.

He admitted five charges under the Explosive Substances Act 1883 at a hearing in October.

Sentencing Glynn to five years in prison, Judge Peter Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, said the defendant had expressed "hated of others".



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Former Miss Kentucky admits she sent topless photos to young boy: Officials

She impressed beauty pageant judges with her fiddle playing and tugged at hearts with her personal battle with multiple sclerosis, but now former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

The 28-year-old Bearse was arrested in West Virginia on suspicion of sending topless photos via Snapchat to a teenage boy, authorities said.

“This is a very difficult day and this is a shock to her and to me, and to everyone else,” Bearse’s attorney, Al Emch, told reporters following her arraignment in Kanawha County, West Virginia, Magistrate Court.

Bearse, an eighth-grade science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, was charged with four felony counts of distribution or display of obscene matter to minors.

She was arrested on Thursday after she admitted to investigators from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office that she sent the victim at least four topless images of herself between August and October, according to a criminal complaint. At the time, the victim was 14 or 15 years old, sheriff’s officials said.

An investigation was launched on Dec. 5 when the victim’s mother contacted the sheriff’s office to complain she discovered the nude photos of Bearse on her son’s cell phone, according to the criminal complaint.

“The parent informed me that her son attended Andrew Jackson his sixth through eighth grade during which Ramsey Bearse was a teacher during some of that time,” sheriff’s Detective S.D. Ferrell wrote in the criminal complaint.

Officials at Andrew Jackson Middle School would only confirm that Bearse is a teacher at the school.

“We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures,” Kanawha County Schools District officials said in a statement. “The safety and security of our students is our top priority.”

Following her arraignment on Friday, Bearse, who has been married to a coal mining executive since 2016, told reporters, “I have no comment to make to you all at this time.”

If convicted of the charges, Bearse faces up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Emch’s request to have her released on her own recognizance was rejected by a magistrate, who told him during the arraignment, “I don’t think that would be proper at this stage.”

Bearse was released from custody after posting a $10,000 property bond, officials said.

She was crowned Miss Kentucky in June 2014 under her maiden name Ramsey Carpenter. She went on to compete in the 2015 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, placing among the top 12 semi-finalists and winning the preliminary talent competition for her bluegrass fiddle playing.

The winner of the Miss America pageant the year Bearse competed was Miss New York Nina Davuluri.

During her reign as Miss Kentucky, Bearse promoted the platform of multiple sclerosis awareness, speaking out in numerous interviews about being diagnosed in 2010 with the disabling disease of the central nervous system. She served as spokeswoman for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Sgt. Brian Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Bearse’s case is a wake-up call to all parents of young children.

“There are a lot of bad situations that can arise because of a naive understanding of how social media works…,” Humphreys told ABC affiliate station WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia. “So it’s important as a parent to monitor those things, keep tabs on who your children are communicating with.”

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Kate Bosworth Turns Heads in N.Y.C., Plus Miley Cyrus, Jake Owen & More

Kate Bosworth rocks a mod look while leaving SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C. on Thursday.

Jake Owen celebrates the holiday season by sporting a Pillsbury Ugly Christmas Sweater in Nashville on Thursday.

Miley Cyrus hops atop a car to perform with Mark Ronson on Thursday on The Graham Norton Show in London.

Camila Cabello has the time of her life while filming a commercial on Thursday in N.Y.C.

Chloé Sevigny rocks a strappy bikini on Thursday during a day out in Miami.

Chanel Iman, artist Alexandre Farto and Nas get together at the 2018 Hennessy Very Special Collector’s Edition by Vhils event as Art Basel kicks off in Miami on Wednesday.

Dame Joan Collins switches on the Shepherd Market Christmas Lights in London on Thursday.

Amal and George Clooney hold hands as they arrive at the 23rd Annual United Nations Correspondents Associations Awards in New York City, where Amal was awarded the Global Citizen of the Year Award.

Amber Heard and Eva Longoria share a laugh at the 13th Annual L’Oreal Women of Worth Awards at The Pierre Hotel in New York City on Wednesday.

John Legend performs with a full band on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jim Beam global brand partner Mila Kunis surprises fans by toasting Repeal Day, which celebrates the repeal of Prohibition, at local bars in Chicago on Wednesday.

Vox Lux costars Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law and Natalie Portman pose together at the after party for the film’s premiere on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Camila Cabello gets into the holiday spirit with an Elf-themed onesie at Q102’s Jingle Ball in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Cardi B steps out with rainbow hair for her first appearance after announcing her split from husband Offset at Art Basel in Miami.  

Host Trevor Noah holds up his cell phone while speaking at the Ad Council’s 65th Annual Public Service Award Dinner on Wednesday in N.Y.C.

Adam Sandler brings daughter Sadie Madison Sandler, 12, to the Lakers vs. Spurs game Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus takes a selfie with a fan in London on Wednesday.

Star John Cena attends a London photo call for Bumblebee on Wednesday.

Winnie Harlow pops a bottle of bubbly at a Miami Beach party for L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët on Wednesday.

Wednesday in Brooklyn, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams discuss HBO’s 2 Dope Queens series, based on their hit WNYC podcast of the same name. 

Maddie Ziegler stops by the Daisy Marc Jacobs Pop-Up Newsstand in N.Y.C.’s Soho on Wednesday. 

Chanel Iman, artist Alexandre “Vhils” Farto and Nas attend a private dinner unveiling the Hennessy Very Special Collector’s Edition by Vhils in Miami on Wednesday. 

Wednesday in New York City, Taylor Swift performs at The Ally Coalition’s 5th Annual Talent Show.

Lily Collins and Ellie Bamber attend a Wednesday photo call for their Les Misérables BBC series in London.

On Wednesday, Aly Raisman speaks at opening night of the 2018 Massachusetts Conference For Women in Boston.

Sex Education stars Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield stop by SiriusXM Studios Wednesday in N.Y.C.

Viola Davis beams as she accepts the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award during The Hollywood Reporter‘s Power 100 Women in Entertainment Awards on Wednesday in Los Angeles. 

Swizz Beatz admires a sculpture by Derrick Adams at Art Basel Miami.

Penelope Cruz stuns in a black minidress at a SAG-AFTRA Conversations discussion of Everybody Knows on Wednesday in N.Y.C. 

Wednesday in L.A., Mandy Moore stuns in a sleeveless dress at The Hollywood Reporter‘s 27th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast.

Kenan Thompson poses with costar Cameron Seely at a screening of The Grinch at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital in N.Y.C. on Wednesday. 

Wednesday in Milan, Halle Berry struts her stuff ahead of the 2019 Pirelli Calendar launch gala at HangarBicocca. 

Hailee Steinfeld is interviewed by Hacker T. Dog at a special screening of Bumblebee in London on Wednesday. 

Wednesday in London, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is joined by men in inflatable dinosaur costumes as she takes calls at ICAP during the broker’s 26th annual Charity Day.

Mary Queen of Scots costars Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan pose together at the film’s New York premiere on Tuesday. 

This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia stops by “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on Tuesday. 

Olivia Wilde stuns in bold pops of color beside husband Jason Sudeikis at a special screening of If Beale Street Could Talk in Los Angeles on Tuesday. 

Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman smiles as she presents the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor on Wednesday in Sydney. 

Michael Bublé performs at the Telekom Street Gigs on Tuesday in Munich, Germany. 

Maya Rudolph shows off an iPhone-sized purse as she hosts the BY FAR party along with Haim at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday in L.A. 

Luann de Lesseps flaunts her bikini body while filming RHONY in Miami on Tuesday. 

Tuesday in London, Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn pose in costume at the press night of True West at the Vaudeville Theatre. 

Karen Gillan waves as she leaves Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a jean jumpsuit on Tuesday in L.A. 

Awkwafina and Isla Fisher pose together at Refinery29’s 29Rooms installation in L.A. on Tuesday. 

Also there: Ashley Iaconetti and fiancé Jared Haibon, playfully getting into a Marvelous Mrs. Maisel-themed exhibit. 

Ali Larter hosts the launch celebration for Meiomi’s Sparkling Wine at Ysabel in L.A. on Tuesday.  

Dennis Quaid performs in L.A. on Tuesday. 

Julianne Moore arrives at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show in N.Y.C. on Tuesday. 

Costars Chelsea Peretti and Terry Crews pose together at a press junket for Brooklyn Nine-Nine after it’s announced that Peretti will be leaving the show. 

Tuesday in L.A., Christina Milian channels the dancing emoji in a red dress at the Hallmark Channel’s Once Upon A Christmas Miracle screening and holiday party.

Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett speak at the Museum of Modern Art Contenders 2018 Screening of Black Panther on Tuesday in L.A. 

Christie Brinkley poses with daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley-Cook at the 32nd Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in N.Y.C. on Tuesday. 

Tuesday in New York City, Hugh Jackman delights fans by snapping a selfie on the Today show.

Newlyweds Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk show their support for Ryan Murphy as he’s honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Costars Eddie Marsan, Louis Ashbourne, Serkis, Naomie Harris, Rohand Chand and Andy Serkis attend a special screening of Netflix’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle in London on Tuesday night. 

Spice Girls member Emma Bunton wears a festive printed suit for her visit to SiriusXM Studios on Tuesday in N.Y.C.

Elizabeth Chambers stuns in navy blue alongside husband Armie Hammer at the Paris premiere of On the Basis of Sex on Thursday. 

Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh share a laugh at a BAFTA screening of All is True in London on Tuesday. 

Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber have a major twinning moment at the Marc Jacobs Redux Grunge Collection launch in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Cher waves to the crowd during the opening night of The Cher Show at the Neil Simon Theatre in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Also there: a happy Amandla Stenberg and Tracee Ellis Ross

Power couple Victoria and David Beckham throw a Christmas Haig Club House Party at Laylow in West London on Monday.

Ryan Reynolds stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show in L.A. on Monday to joke about how he misses “being horrible” now that he’s a father.

Melanie Griffith and pal Goldie Hawn smile together at the Make Equality Reality Gala in L.A. on Monday.

Pete Davidson watches the New York Knicks play the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden in N.Y.C. after speaking out against bullying on Monday.

On Monday, Dax Shepard partners with Amazon to give back to his community with random acts of kindness, including donating to an L.A. food bank.

Julia Roberts reunites with her Ben Is Back family, Mia Fowler and Jakari Fraser, at the film’s premiere in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Monday in N.Y.C., Jaden Smith does some serious shopping at Louis Vuitton in SoHo.

Christie Brinkley stuns in a black minidress at the New York City premiere of Paris to Pittsburgh hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Geographic and RadicalMedia on Monday.

Daniel Day-Lewis bundles up for a walk in New York City on Monday.

Monday in San Francisco, Amy Adams poses at the SFFILM 2018 Awards Night at the Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center.

Lucas Hedges strays from the couch on Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in N.Y.C.

Kate Mara poses at J. Crew’s My Crew Hits the Rink ice skating party in N.Y.C. on Monday.

Christian Slater and honoree Glenn Close pose at the 32nd Annual Museum of the Moving Image Salute Gala on Monday in N.Y.C.

Jeff Goldblum plays piano with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra on The Late Late Show with James Corden in L.A. on Monday.

Neil Rosen and Maggie Gyllenhaal chat at a special screening and reception for The Kindergarten Teacher in N.Y.C. on Monday.

J.K. Simmons looks sharp at the season 2 premiere of Counterpart at The Arclight Hollywood on Monday.

Amber Heard smiles for the cameras during a New York City outing on Monday.

Meanwhile, her Aquaman costar Jason Momoa has fun with photographers in N.Y.C.

Mary Poppins Returns costars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt pop by SiriusXM studios in N.Y.C. on Monday to talk up their film.

Also at SiriusXM on Monday: Michael Douglas, who chats with Hoda Kotb (not pictured).

A chic Margot Robbie leaves her New York City hotel on Monday.

Costars John Cena and Hailee Steinfeld get together for a photo call for their new film Bumblebee in Berlin on Monday.

Anne Hathaway has a Mary Tyler Moore moment while filming Amazon’s Modern Love in New York City on Monday.

Eva Longoria speaks onstage during The Change Agents keynote at the Teen Vogue Summit 2018 in L.A. on Saturday.

Dua Lipa and Offset buddy up at the second annual Variety Hitmakers Brunch at The Sunset Tower Hotel on Saturday in West Hollywood. 

LL Cool J attends his Champions for Charity event in his hometown of Long Island, New York, to raise money for his annual charity summer camp Jump & Ball.

Eighth generation family member Maurice Hennessy and Daymond John visit the Hennessy X.O personalization studio, sponsored by Clos 19, in New York City’s Grand Central Station. 


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Bravo Babes! The Real Housewives' Best Swimsuit Photos

Luann hit the beach during a girls’ trip with her RHONY co-stars in Maimi wearing a sexy bandeau bikini top with matching navy bottoms.

“Jamaican Me CRAZY.” The Real Housewives of New Jersey star showed off her sporty-meets-sexy two-piece in her seaside snap. 

The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star showed off her fit frame in a series of Instagram photos wearing an itty bitty two-piece royal blue bikini on a Hawaii beach after a morning paddle and swim session. 

The New York housewife had the “perfect kick-off” to summer celebrating Memorial Day on her boat in a red string bikini. 

The B is always in a bikini. Frankel brought her stylish swimsuit style to the beach in May wearing a ruffled off-the-shoulder top and string bikini bottoms with her floppy hat and pink-tinted glasses. 

There isn’t a swimsuit style that Rinna shies away from, including this Norma Kamali one-shouldered, high-cut swimsuit. (You can’t take the Beverly Hills out of the girl.)

The RHOA star had a quiet moment with her hubby taking a dip in the ocean at sunset.

The 51-year-old model and RHOA star was feeling “free to be me” during her Cancun vacation.

Another Atlanta swimsuit siren! Williams was so excited to wear her life Of G.O.D.S. swimsuit that she modeled it before packing it for her Jamaica vacation.

Sonja is “soaking up” the food, culture and wildlife in Bali and doing it all in her gunmetal bikini with white piping. (As Real Housewives of New York fans know, the star has been juicing, fasting and doing a lot of yoga.)

Ever the savvy saleswoman, the RHONJ vet modeled her own pineapple-print swimsuit on Instagram to push her Envy by Melissa merch.

Tamra accessorized her chevron peach-and-pink bikini with an item that isn’t very sand-friendly — a medical boot! But when you live in Orange County, the beach is always calling.

Teresa showed off the results of her yoga sessions and weight training in her ruffled yellow two-piece on the beach with friends in Mexico. And we can’t wait to see her on the Jersey shore this season.

The 61-year-old RHONY star wished all her Instagram fans a “fabulous Friday” by posing in a plunging one-piece on a kayak.


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