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London Pearlies, 1955. Henry Croft (1912 – 1980) was an orphan who worked among the fruit and vegetable traders, or costermongers, and admired their sense of community and comradeship. Wanting to help others less fortunate, he needed to draw attention to himself and decided to emulate the costermongers’ tradition of sewing pearl buttons to their clothing to denote their status in the market. Collecting buttons dropped in the streets, Henry sewed them onto his cap and later his jacket…

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from BBC News

Harris Tweed: 100 years of the Orb

Harris Tweed (Clò Mór or Clò na Hearadh in Gaelic) is a cloth that has been handwoven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool. Traditional Harris Tweed was characterized by subtle flecks of colour achieved through the use of vegetable dyes, including the lichen dyes called "crottle"....

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from delicious. magazine

Salmon and quinoa tzatziki salad

Dale Pinnock's healthy salmon and quinoa tzatziki salad is cooling and refreshing, and best of all, the combination of ingredients has a stabilising effect on your blood sugar.

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from Amuse Your Bouche

Feta, black bean and pumpkin stuffed peppers

Feta, black bean and pumpkin stuffed peppers - these are a great healthy treat for Hallowe'en! The filling is really easy (and even no-cook, if you take a few short-cuts!) and is also yummy enough to serve at any other time, not just Hallowe'en!

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from British Vogue

I Heart Thrones

((FC: Peter Dinklage)) Hello, I'm John. I train men and sometimes women, who are committed, into warriors. I live in the village and I work at a vegetable stand. I have a height defect so I am smaller than normal. I am always available so stop by if you like.

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