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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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Harry and Meghan want to be 'as low profile as possible' at Jubilee, says Sussex pal
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing their utmost to keep a “low profile” during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, royal expert Omid Scobie has claimed.After being spotted interacting with the royals in private during yesterday’s (June 2) Trooping the Colour ceremony, Harry and Meghan attended a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s cathedral this morning.The event marked the couple’s first appearance together at a royal event since their controversial departure from the family in early 2020.And, amid fears that the Sussexes plan to take the spotlight away from the monarch during the celebrations, royal expert Omid Scobie has defended the Duke and Duchess’ intentions.Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Naga Munchetty acknowledged that there had been intense speculation surrounding whether Harry and Meghan would “overshadow” the Queen, and asked Omid for his take.“I spoke with people close to the couple who said that it couldn’t be further from the truth, in fact, that they want to be as low profile as possible during this trip.“It’s almost hard to believe but I think yesterday at Trooping the Colour was a great example; we didn’t really catch sight of them on TV cameras.“For them, being here is all about honouring and really celebrating the life and legacy of the Queen, someone they’ve continued a very warm and close relationship with.”Omid accepted that this friendly relationship hadn’t extended to some of the other Royal Family members, and remembered that the couple’s final few days as working royals had led to some “very awkward moments” between the Sussexes and Cambridges.But, he stressed that a lot of this tension has “softened” over the last two years since Meghan and Harry had resettled in California.“I think all
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Monty Don addressed family struggles as BBC host and his wife 'lost everything'
The pair met while studying English at the University of Cambridge.Monty met Sarah (née Erskine), who is a trained architect and jeweller.They went on to run a successful jewellery business together in Knightsbridge.The two would attract such clients as Michael Jackson and Princess Diana.However, the business fell on hard times during the 1980's financial crash.It’s at this point, that Monty explained the couple “lost everything.”The gardening expert revealed in an interview with The Times: "We lost everything...we lost our house, our business.“We sold every stick of furniture we had at Leominster market," he said.Monty also revealed Sarah urged him to seek help after falling deep into depression following bankruptcy.Their children would ask Sarah 'Why is Daddy always crying?'He added: “She said you have to see a doctor because I can't cope with you and three small children and our life as it is.“I need help and the only way I can get help is for you to get help.“Antidepressants helped initially and I had cognitive behavioural therapy on the NHS, which was very good".Monty suffered a stroke in 2008 and told Sarah at the time that he wanted to die in her arms.He told his wife: “'Hold me because I think I'm dying and, if I am, I want to die in your arms.'"The event, which Monty has now recovered from, forced him to give up presenting Gardeners' World for three years.It wasn’t until Sarah’s father, a retired doctor, advised Monty to go and see a neurologist, that the minor stroke was confirmed.He has been Gardeners' World lead presenter since 2003, at which point he replaced Alan Titchmarsh.The star made his television debut in 1989 with ITV’s This Morning with a gardening segment.This led to further television work across