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Oxfam is launching its first online wedding shop, offering couples an ethical choice for their big day with the added comfort of shopping from home.

Oxfam Unwrapped wedding lists were launched in 2007 and have raised nearly £1m since. The new shop on the Oxfam website will include details of the eleven Oxfam shops with bridal departments, all of which offer a wide selection of new and nearly new designer dresses, specialist advice and fittings.

It”s all aimed at couples planning a wedding that doesn”t cost a fortune and that will make a lasting difference, helping to fight poverty in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun, say scientists.

The new research, by psychologists at the University of St Andrews, suggests that instead of hitting the beach, the best way to look good is by munching on carrots and tomatoes.

The team at the Perception Lab at St Andrews found that people who eat more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have a more golden skin colour, thanks to substances called carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help soak up damaging compounds produced by the stresses and strains of everyday living, especially when the body is combatting disease.

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They’re called the Choir with No Name – a modest name certainly for a group of people whose achievements are anything but small.

The members of this London-based choir are people who have experienced homelessness – and now they’re launching their debut album and will support Coldplay at two gigs this month.

Founded in 2008 by Marie Benton, The Choir’s success in London means plans are beginning for UK-wide expansion into other UK cities, starting with Birmingham in 2011.

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Kick off this year’s party season by bagging yourself a pair of cool killer heels in Save The Children’s Killer Heels to Kick out Killer Diseases auction.

Your glitzy shoes can help save children’s lives, the charity says. It points out that every year more than 9 million children around the world die from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, malaria, diarrhoea and measles.

Save The Children launched its appeal to the fashion industry and British public to donate their most fabulous party shoes and killer heels to help stamp out these killer diseases.

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