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‘Europe’s biggest sex festival’ hits England, aerial photos show

Hundreds of adventurers are evidently pitching their tents in a showground as this year’s Swingfields festival promises to go off with a bang.

Europe’s biggest swingers’ party has come to the UK again for three days as raunchy revelers get into the swing of things.

Swingfields’ location for this year’s “Aurora” event has now been revealed using handwritten “SF this way” signs around Malvern, Worcestershire, England.

The site is a closely-guarded secret and ticket holders, who pay over $200 for couples, are only told 48 hours before the festival gets underway.

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Drone pictures of the field near the Three Counties Showground show a red double-decker party bus and gazebo covering several double-beds. (SWNS)

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Drone pictures of the field near the Three Counties Showground show a red double-decker party bus and gazebo covering several double-beds.

Other snaps detail four poster beds dotted around the site as well as mysterious tents and marquees in the corners of the field. Paddling pools have also been erected around the festival with a line of chairs set up nearby.

The official Swingfields website states: “This three-day event will be working alongside ALL lifestyle groups, including LGBT communities, to ensure we deliver a fun and entertaining event for all.”

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Organizers are also offering glamping pods complete with bedding included to allow revelers to “just turn up and relax.” (SWNS)

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Organizers are also offering glamping pods complete with bedding included to allow revelers to “just turn up and relax.”

Residents in the area say they are happy for the sex festival to go ahead as long as the revelers don’t leave the compound.

“I’m not bothered what they do inside the festival as long as they don’t leave it but I suppose, why would they?” Sylvia Hartley, 40, said. “The festival was here last year and no one seemed to have any problems. It’s just people having sex in the open air.”

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The site is a closely-guarded secret and ticket holders, who pay over $200 for couples, are only told 48 hours before the festival gets underway. (SWNS)

“There are far more unhealthy pursuits people can do. If I wasn’t in a committed relationship I’d be tempted to go along myself,” Hartley added.

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Rare 19th century poster depicting real-life ‘Dumbo’ could be worth big bucks

A super-rare poster depicting the legendary elephant that inspired Disney’s 1941 classic “Dumbo” is set to be sold at auction – for up to $6,300.

The cloth canvas banner shows real-life elephant Jumbo standing on a podium, waving a flag from his trunk that reads ‘London Zoo Circus’ – where the animal resided from 1865-1882.

It is believed that, after almost 20 years at the famous London Zoo, the majestic Jumbo was sold for £2,000 to American entertainer P.T Barnum, who inspired the 2017 film The Greatest Showman.

Jumbo was then transported to the USA, despite much public outcry in the UK, and became the main attraction of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus’ ‘Greatest Show on Earth’.

In 1882, 100,000 schoolchildren wrote to Queen Victoria, begging her to halt the sale of the elephant.

Leading English art critic John Ruskin, a fellow of the Zoological Society, branded the sale of the elephant to Barnum and Bailey’s Circus as “dishonorable to common humanity”.

In February 1882, Ruskin wrote: “I, for one of the said fellows, am not in the habit of selling my old pets or parting with my old servants because I find them subject occasionally, perhaps even periodically, to fits of ill temper.

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The cloth canvas banner shows real-life elephant Jumbo standing on a podium, waving from his trunk a flag that reads ‘London Zoo Circus’ – where the animal resided from 1865-1882. (Credit: SWNS)

“I not only regret the proceedings of the council, but disclaim them utterly, as disgraceful to the city of London and dishonorable to common humanity.”

Jumbo became the star attraction of Barnum & Bailey’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ and the circus earned $1.75M in their 31-week season.

On 30 May 1884, Jumbo was one of Barnum’s 21 elephants to cross the Brooklyn Bridge to prove that it was safe, after 12 people died during a stampede caused by mass panic over collapse fears a year earlier.

Jumbo died after he was hit by a train in Ontario, Canada, as he was led back to his boxcar after a performance in 1885.

The banner, being sold by Chorley’s Auctioneers in Cheltenham, Glos., is oil on thick cloth canvas.

It is mounted floating in a contemporary frame with museum grade glass to preserve and enable viewing of the rear of the banner.

The two-dimensional pose and bold silhouette make this a wonderful piece of British Folk Art.

It is expected to fetch between $3,800 and $6,300 at auction on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24.

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Britain’s ‘hairiest baby’ needs her hair cut at least once a month, mom claims

Britain’s “hairiest baby” has turned six-months-old – and has already had seven haircuts.

Vienna Bellingham stunned doctors with her long locks when she was born to mother Jemma, 27. And the tot’s hair has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate that has meant, despite her tender age, she has already needed several trims.

Jemma, a hairstylist from Plymouth, Devon, England, has revealed she has cut Vienna’s hair seven times – and has never seen anyone’s grow so fast.

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Vienna Bellingham stunned doctors with her long locks when she was born in January. (SWNS)

“I can’t believe the speed in which her hair is growing, I’ve had to cut her fringe seven times,” the mom claimed. “Being a hairdresser I never knew hair could grow this quickly.”

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“We have decided to keep her hair growing and clip her bangs back so it doesn’t affect her eyes. We keep putting clips ponytails and I’m about to try braids,” she added.

Jemma said that people often mistake Vienna for a doll because of her hair, and that her son Rio is also amazed by his baby sister – and even copies her hair style.

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Jemma, a hairstylist from Plymouth, Devon, England, has revealed she has cut Vienna’s hair seven times – and has never seen anyone’s grow so fast. (SWNS)

“For her age she’s had lots of cuts already. She’s so good, she doesn’t bat an eye lid at anything, we’re really lucky,” the woman said of her baby daughter.

Jemma said it’s lucky that she is a hair professional, as she can tend to Vienna’s long locks at no expense.

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Jemma says her son Rio is also amazed by his baby sister – and even copies her hair styles. (SWNS)

“I’m a hair dresser so we’ll be trying out lots of different styles as she grows up,” she dished. “She’s like a living doll, it’s great practice for me.”

“It does matt at the back quite a lot, it takes a lot of shampooing, conditioning, and brushing, and we’ve had to remove a few dreadlocks already.”

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Rio and Vienna rocking matching ponytail hairstyles.  (SWNS)

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Speaking at the time of Vienna’s birth, the mom said she knew her daughter would be born with a full head of hair before the delivery.

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Fortunately, mom Jemma says little Vienna isn’t afraid of her frequent hair trims. (SWNS)

“She is so adorable and her hair is on another planet. She had absolutely loads of hair when she was born,” she continued. “Every single nurse was shocked and said they had never seen so much hair on a newborn.”

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Speaking at the time of Vienna’s birth, the mom said she knew her daughter would be born with a full head of hair before the delivery. (SWNS)

“I had a little idea – I had an image in my head of what she was going to look like so thought that maybe she would have lots of hair. I also had a lot of heartburn which they say means that your baby will be born with a full head of hair,” Jemma said. “But I didn’t think it was going to be so thick.”

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Born in January, little Vienna lives in Plymouth with her mom, dad Michael, 31, a business owner, and brother.

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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Ancient crocodiles had vegetarian cousins that roamed the planet 200 million years ago, research shows

Modern crocodiles had ancient vegetarian cousins that roamed the planet 200 million years ago, research shows.

Tooth fossils revealed between three and six members of the crocodile and alligator family had specialized teeth for chewing on plants.

Researchers reconstructed their vegetarian diets by analyzing the fossils of 146 teeth from 16 crocodyliforms.

Many of their “complex” sets of teeth were shaped unlike any modern day herbivore until the plant-eaters were wiped out along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Study author Keegan Melstrom, a doctoral student at the University of Utah, US, said: “The most interesting thing we discovered was how frequently it seems extinct crocodyliforms ate plants.

“Carnivores possess simple teeth whereas herbivores have much more complex teeth.

“Omnivores, organisms that eat both plant and animal material, fall somewhere in between.

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Tooth fossils revealed between three and six members of the crocodile and alligator family had specialized teeth for chewing on plants. Researchers reconstructed their vegetarian diets by analyzing the fossils of 146 teeth from 16 crocodyliforms. Many of their “complex” sets of teeth were shaped unlike any modern day herbivore until the plant-eaters were wiped out along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. (Credit: SWNS)

“Our study indicates that complexly-shaped teeth, which we infer to indicate herbivory, appear in the extinct relatives of crocodiles at least three times and maybe as many as six.

“Part of my earlier research showed that this pattern holds in living reptiles that have teeth, such as crocodylians and lizards.

“So these results told us that the basic pattern between diet and teeth is found in both mammals and reptiles, despite very different tooth shapes, and is applicable to extinct reptiles.”

All crocodylians alive today have a similar body shape with relatively simple, conical teeth ideal for their semi-aquatic generalist carnivore lifestyles.

But the tooth fossils in the study were clearly non-carnivorous and appeared to have specialized forms not seen in modern day animals.

Mr. Melstrom and Dr. Randall Irmis, chief curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, US, compared the tooth complexity of extinct crocodyliforms to those of living animals to work out what they ate.

They used a method that was originally developed for use in living mammals – measuring the teeth’s dimensions and morphological features at a resolution of 25 data rows per tooth.

Mr. Melstrom said the unexpected variety in crocodyliforms’ teeth showed they were able to thrive in a greater range of ecological environments than previously thought.

He also found the plant-eaters appeared early in the evolutionary history of the family, shortly after the end-Triassic mass extinction some 200 million years ago.

They existed until the end-Cretaceous mass extinction that killed off all dinosaurs except birds.

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Many of their “complex” sets of teeth were shaped unlike any modern day herbivore until the plant-eaters were wiped out along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. (Credit: SWNS)

The fossil analysis suggested that between three and six species evolved herbivore diets during in Mesozoic era.

Mr. Melstrom said: “Our work demonstrates that extinct crocodyliforms had an incredibly varied diet.

“Some were similar to living crocodylians and were primarily carnivorous, others were omnivores and still others likely specialized in plants.

“The herbivores lived on different continents at different times, some alongside mammals and mammal relatives, and others did not.

“This suggests that an herbivorous crocodyliform was successful in a variety of environments.”

He planned to continue to reconstruct the diets of extinct crocodyliforms, including in fossilized species that are missing teeth.

The researcher also wanted to understand why the extinct relatives of crocodiles diversified so radically after one mass extinction but not the one that killed the dinosaurs – and whether dietary ecology could have played a role.

The study by the University of Utah and the National History Museum of Utah in the US was published in the journal Current Biology.

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Some of oldest Neanderthal bones have been DNA tested showing more than 70 differences

Some of the oldest Neanderthal bones have been DNA tested showing more than 70 differences from the species that died out 80,000 years later.

The research suggests that the cavemen migrated eastwards from Europe to Siberia and indicated that their ancestors might be an as-yet-undiscovered group.

Scientists mapped the complete genomes of the 120,000-year-old bones from western Europe – shedding fresh light on the history of our closest extinct ancestors.

Remarkably the individuals were more genetically similar to the last of their species that died out 40,000 years ago in Siberia than other 120,000-year-old bones found in the region.

The findings reveal a stable ancestry and also suggest this group may have migrated east and replaced some populations in eastern Europe.

It begins to unravel the early history of Neanderthals which has otherwise been inaccessible since DNA before 100,000 years ago was lacking.

Study supervisor Dr. Kay Prufer, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, said: “The result is truly extraordinary and a stark contrast to the turbulent history of replacements, large-scale mingling and extinctions that is seen in modern human history.”

Her team analyzed ground up samples of the thigh and jaw bones belonging to a male and a girl, respectively.

They were each discovered in caves – the former in 1937 at Hohlenstein-Stadel in Germany and the latter in 1993 at Scladina in Belgium.

Both lived around the same time so pre-date most of the Neanderthals whose genomes have been sequenced to date.

Interestingly the mitochondrial DNA of the male which is inherited from the mother is quite different from that of later Neanderthals – with more than 70 mutations that distinguish it.

The study published in Science Advances suggests early Neanderthals in Europe may have inherited DNA from a yet undescribed population.

Lab member Stephane Peyregne, who led the analysis, said: “This unknown population could represent an isolated Neanderthal population yet to be discovered, or maybe from a potentially larger population in Africa related to modern humans.”

Bone samples and genetic evidence indicate Neanderthals lived in Europe and Central Asia until about 40,000 years ago.

Recent studies have shown those last Neanderthals all belonged to a single group – descended from a common ancestor who lived 97,000 years ago.

But a 90,000-year-old Neanderthal found in Denisova Cave in modern-day Siberia appears to be more closely related to them than the ‘Altai Neanderthal’ that was found in the same cave – but dated to 120,000 years ago.

This suggests there had been an early Neanderthal migration into Siberia, followed by a later migration from Europe that replaced the earlier population.

So Mr. Peyregne, a Ph.D. student in evolutionary genetics, and colleagues used state-of-the-art techniques to account for microbial and present-day human DNA contamination in their specimens.

This showed the male and female were members of a population in Western Europe that gave rise to all currently identified Neanderthals – except the Altai Neanderthal.

It indicates the tribes to which they belonged lived in Western Europe contemporaneously with the Altai population in Siberia – and later migrated east to replace them.

Surprisingly, the researchers also found highly divergent mitochondrial DNA in the male – revealing an even more complex history that warrants further investigation.

Neanderthals interbred with ancestors of today’s Europeans when modern humans began spreading out of Africa.

Around two percent of the DNA of anyone living outside Africa today is Neanderthal in origin.

Mr. Peyregne said: “Little is known about the population history of Neanderthals over the hundreds of thousands of years of their existence.

“We retrieved nuclear genomic sequences from two Neanderthals, one from Hohlenstein-Stadel Cave in Germany and the other from Scladina Cave in Belgium, who lived around 120,000 years ago.

“Despite the deeply divergent mitochondrial lineage present in the former individual, both are genetically closer to later Neanderthals from Europe than to a roughly contemporaneous individual from Siberia.

“That the Hohlenstein-Stadel and Scladina individuals lived around the time of their most recent common ancestor with later Neanderthals suggests all later Neanderthals trace at least part of their ancestry back to these early European Neanderthals.”

Although human like us, Neanderthals were a distinct species called Homo neanderthalensis.

The Neanderthals have a long evolutionary history. The earliest known examples of Neanderthal-like fossils are around 430,000 years old.

The best-known Neanderthals lived between about 130,000 and 40,000 years ago, after which all physical evidence of them vanishes.

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Bartender hassles patron, swats at phone after he refuses to pay for water: ‘You’ve gotta go home’

Police are investigating after a man claims he was told by bar staff to leave a UK pub – because he refused to pay £1($1.27) for tap water.

A video shows Jonathan White, 25, asking a female bartender for a glass of tap water in the Clock Hotel pub to swallow his medication.

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Cabin crew White, out with his pal Shaun, claims the blonde barmaid told him to pay £1($1.27) for the water or leave the pub.

In the video he repeatedly asks if she is refusing him water “even though I’ve got a medical condition” (depression), at the pub in Hebburn, North Tyneside, at 9:45pm on June 15.

The barmaid can be heard saying, “If you’ve got a medical condition, you’ve gotta go home.”

After White insists that he needs water to take his antidepressants, she then says “you can tape us as much as you like” before appearing to swipe at his phone.

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Jonathan was “shocked and upset, and already vulnerable” – and immediately reported the incident to police.

Northumbria Police has asked anyone with information to get in touch.

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The video shows Jonathan White, 25, asking a female staffer for a glass of tap water in the Clock Hotel, Hebburn, North Tyneside, on June 15. (SWNS)

He said, “I was anxious and scared. She wasn’t supposed to be charging us anyway for tap water. When I raised this with her, she made me feel really vulnerable.

“I was made to feel stupid and insecure around her. Shaun thought she was nasty. I even told her that I’d bought two pints, and then she hit me.

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“I couldn’t see why she wouldn’t just pour me a glass of water for my medication.”

Jonathan said he was surprised he was being charged £1($1.27) for tap water, and claims that he brought only two pints’ worth of cash with him.

He said he doesn’t own a contactless debit card, and his American Express card wasn’t working.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly before 10pm, June 15, police received a report of an assault at the Clock Hotel, Hebburn.

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“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting reference number 1217 15/06/19.”

The Clock Hotel has been contacted for comment.

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Single mom with terminal cancer makes heartbreaking summer bucket list with sons

A single mom in England has written a heartbreaking bucket list to make “precious memories” with her two sons.

Sarah Carew, 38, was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year and told she had less than a year left to live.

The mother of two from Plymouth, Devon, now wants to make the most of her remaining time with her sons, Reece, 18, and Leon, 11. She wants to take the two boys on vacation, as they have never had a family holiday before, so they can make “precious memories” before she passes away.

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Sarah Carew with hers sons Reece, left, and Leon, right, had written a heartbreaking bucket list to make the most of her remaining time with her children. (SWNS)

The former teaching assistant was first diagnosed in May 2019 after she started to have difficulties swallowing when eating.

“I knew there was something wrong but my doctor said ‘No, you’re too young to have cancer,’” Carew said.  “I had trouble to swallow, I knew it wasn’t normal. My GP booked me in for an endoscopy.”

She explained that cancerous cells were found in different parts of her body including the liver and, after tests, she was told cancer had actually spread everywhere.

“They said that with chemo I have a year [to live,]” she continued. “I’ve let people know because people follow me on Facebook. We had a family meeting last week to talk about what’s going to happen.”

Since the tragic announcement, her friend Zoe Harrison set up a GoFundMe page to help Carew tick off all the boxes on her bucket list.

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“I really want to take the boys on a holiday abroad. It will probably be Majorca, it’s only two hours away. I finish chemo and then have a break so we’d like to go in about ten weeks,” the mom said.  “I’m not sure how much we will need as I’ve never been abroad. Probably a lot for the insurance.”

The GoFundMe page reads: “Sarah is a 38-year-old single mum to two young boys and has recently been given the devastating news that she has only a year left to live due to that awful disease cancer.”

“Nothing ever comes easily to this lovely lady whose world revolves around her children. We are looking to raise as much money to help them all make precious memories,” it continues.

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“They have never been on a family holiday abroad and this is the top of Sarah’s bucket list! Come on people please donate no matter how big or small, anything will be greatly appreciated!” the page concludes.

Carew explained that her bucket list also includes horse riding and a ride in a hot air balloon.

“It’s about having lots of fun, adrenaline-rush activities and making more memories with my boys,” she said.

The GoFundMe page has raised over $4,300 for the family to date.

This story was originally published by SWNS.

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Marathon runner surprises girlfriend with proposal at finish line

This is the heartwarming moment a marathon runner proposes to his girlfriend at the end of the race – wearing a t-shirt reading ‘Will you marry me?’

Romantic Jonny Black, 43, popped the question to partner Kathryn Keir, 41, after finishing the Edinburgh Marathon in Scotland.

The keen runner had a personalized top made which read: “Kathryn, will you marry me?” on the front and “Popping the question if and when I reach the finish” on the back.

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The emotional moment that marathon runner Jonny Black, 43, proposed to partner Kathryn Keir, 41, at the end of this weekend’s Edinburgh Marathon. (SWNS)

Shocked Kathryn was at the finish line cheering on boyfriend Jonny, who ran the race in four hours and 27 minutes.

And she managed to capture the whole proposal on her on phone, as she was videoing Jonny, from Dundee, Scotland, as he finished the race last weekend.

In the adorable video, Kathryn shouted Jonny’s name before he turned around and walked towards her, ring in hand, and got down on one knee.

Jonny, a software engineer, said: “We met two years ago.

“I’d got invited by her to a post-Edinburgh Marathon prosecco party in Linlithgow so I thought it was an appropriate occasion to mark it.

“For the last couple of years we’ve been involved with the Linlithgow Running Buddies and done a lot of running together.

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Jonny Balck with fiance Kathryn Keir after the proposal. (SWNS)

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“Kathryn dropped me off at the start then I changed into the top at the start line.

“A mile before the end I prepared myself for what was to come.

“She had no idea at all.”

Jonny bought the stunning emerald engagement ring from one of Kathryn’s favorite jewelers in Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Exhausted from the 26.2 mile run, Jonny said he slowed down near the end to help compose himself for the big moment and was “relieved” when Kathryn said yes.

Jonny said: “I was just so lucky when it came to the finish, then she shouted my name.

“I was relieved she was there and it was just an amazing moment.

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Jonny, a software engineer, kept the proposal quiet by secretly having a top made with the words “Kathryn, will you marry me?” on the front and “Popping the question if and when I reach the finish” on the back. (SWNS)

“I slowed down a bit and wanted to be fit enough at the end to get down on one knee and get back up again.

“I booked a hotel in Edinburgh and we had a nice meal – it was really good.

“It was an amazing day, absolutely perfect.

“I couldn’t have planned it any better.”

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Jonny, who was running his sixth marathon, added: “It’s my slowest marathon yet but I don’t mind at all.

“I contacted Kathryn’s mom on Friday, two days before the marathon, and asked her.

“She was really emotional and delighted.

“The reaction from everybody’s been great.”

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5-month-old is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, which her mom claims helps development

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Meet Scotland’s youngest mountaineer – a little baby who first went up a Munro aged just six weeks old.

Lara Mills, now aged five-months-old, is beating all her developmental targets, which her mom, Deborah MacDonald, 32, attributes to the amount of time the family spends enjoying the outdoors.

Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday.

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Five-month-old Lara Mills is Scotland’s youngest mountaineer, having accompanied her father Scott Mills, 33, and mother Deborah Mills, 32, up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, starting when Lara was only six weeks old. (SWNS)

The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter.

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She travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag and always wears a hat to keep her head warm.

Aged four-months-old, Lara was able to sit upright without support, and at five months, she is already trying to stand up, her proud mum says.

And Deborah believes that the amount of fresh air and mental stimulation Lara gets from hillwalking is helping her daughter to develop faster than most tots.

First-time mom Deborah said, “It’s well known that fresh air helps adults, and I can’t help but think it helps Lara’s sleep.

“Breast-feeding is the part of it which takes the most time, it involves preparation which is so important.

“We wouldn’t want to take her into a situation where we weren’t prepared.

“We feed on demand, so it’s not scheduled every four hours – it’s a little break for us, somewhere sheltered.

“We’ve always have enough jackets and stuff like that.”

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Carried in a pack by either Deborah or partner Scott Mills, 33, Lara has now been up 13 hills and mountains in Scotland, most recently Ben Vrackie in Perthshire, where they walked on Saturday. (SWNS)

Throughout her pregnancy with Lara, Deborah continued hillwalking and climbed 27 hills and mountains.

And after Lara was born, Deborah felt ready to start hiking again just six weeks later – and dismissed advice from people who told her it was too risky.

Her partner Scott, who she met on a snowboarding holiday in 2016, is in the Royal Marines, so is prepared for all situations.

Businesswoman Deborah said she hopes their shared hobby will introduce Lara to a love of the great outdoors when so many children seem to be glued to screens inside.

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Deborah said, “A lot of people said ‘you won’t be able to do that when you have got a baby.’

“But we think, hopefully when our children are old enough they will be into the same things as we are.

“I know she’s only a baby but we take her in a pack, and then sit down and have a play around.”

The couple, who live in Blanefield, Stirlingshire, always take extra layers for Lara, should the temperature drop or the wind pick up.

Deborah said, “Even if it’s a really nice day, if we’re sitting still and she’s in the backpack she might get cold.

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The longest walk Lara has been on was about six hours long, but most are much shorter, and she travels in a little red outfit which looks like a sleeping bag, and always wears a hat to keep her head warm. (SWNS)

“When we are moving, she’s warm, but she still has a hat to keep her head warm.”

Growing up near Loch Lomond as a child Deborah could not wait to ditch her schoolbag and head outside.

And her partner also shares her love for the great outdoors.

Deborah said, “Scott is in the Royal Marines so he knows exactly what to do.

“He’s done as much training as it’s possible to have.”

They alternate carrying Lara, in her backpack, which weighs about 13 pounds.

Deborah admitted her daughter is heavy to carry but said she had become used to it.

She added, “I’d recommend it to other parents – it doesn’t need to be a difficult walk.

“But make sure you are prepared.

“To go outdoors and go for a walk is the best thing.”

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She always carries a baby change bag, and like with breastfeeding, find a sheltered spot to change Lara’s nappy.

Deborah believes the regular excursions are helping Lara learn.

She said, “Seeing everything around her is a baby sensory overload – their brains are like sponges.

“We will say to her ‘look at the green leaves, look at the pink flowers’.

“It is educational from an early age.

“I really want people to go outside with their children – there’s a bubble we live in these days, it’s difficult to get away from screens.

“Children don’t want to go outside, but they’ve not been encouraged to.

“Hopefully we can inspire other people.”

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Most Americans don’t know why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, study claims

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Know the real reason Cinco de Mayo is a holiday? Congratulations, you’re in the minority!

According to a new poll of 2,000 Americans, only 22 percent of respondents knew that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French empire.

But just because you don’t know exactly why it’s a holiday doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate anyhow, as half of the study’s participants say they routinely celebrate Cinco de Mayo, with one in four saying they have plans for it this year.

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But just because you don’t know exactly why it’s a holiday doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate anyhow, as half of the study’s participants say they routinely celebrate Cinco de Mayo. (iStock)

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Avocados From Mexico, the study also found that an additional one in eight participants will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo party this year.

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And if you need a reminder on how to behave at your Cinco de Mayo party this year — or any party for that matter — you’re in luck.

The survey went on to discover some of the biggest party faux pas and found that showing up ill (49 percent) and being on your phone all night (45 percent) are some of the biggest no-nos when attending a party.

Also scoring high was spilling food or drinks (39 percent), bringing an uninvited guest (32 percent), showing up too early (19 percent) and not bringing food or drinks.

And if you commit one of these party sins, there’s a chance it may hinder your invite to the next one, as 46 percent of respondents say they’d be less likely to invite a guest if they committed a party faux pas at a previous engagement.

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“Faux-pas aside, partygoers and party hosts have plenty to look forward to this Cinco de Mayo,” said Avocados From Mexico Senior Director of Marketing Kevin Hamilton. “With 74 percent of survey respondents saying that it’s not a Cinco de Mayo party without guacamole, it’s clear that avocados will be a welcome guest at any Cinco celebration.”

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