• Woman spends £130,000 on surgery to become the UK's real life Barbie

    9 monthes ago - By Metro

    The UK's real life Barbie has spent £10,000 on a new nose and face in an attempt to perfect her plastic doll-like image.
    34-year-old Kerry Miles has now spent a total of £130,000 to transform herself into Barbie. And, after a decade of surgery, she's finally happy thanks to her new nose.
    Kerry underwent the surgery for her dream nose on 31 January, after her parents gave her £10,000 at Christmas.
    The operation itself cost £5,000 and Kerry has spent the rest of her cash on new eyebrows, cheeks, face fillers and lips - not forgetting her endless supply of makeup and vampire facials.
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  • The old £10 note: £2bn worth must be spent in a few days

    The old £10 note: £2bn worth must be spent in a few days

    9 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    You have until 1 March to get rid of old tenners before they are no longer legal tender - so what are your options? There is still £2.2bn worth of the old-style paper £10 notes in circulation - but you have just 12 days left to spend them before they lose their status as legal tender on Thursday 1 March. The new plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen came into circulation in mid-September, replacing the £8bn-worth of notes that carry the image of Charles Darwin on the reverse. But as the deadline draws near, the Bank of England says 218m £10 notes remain in circulation, worth £2,182m, or...
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