Maddy Carminke

85 Flips | 5 Magazines | @MaddyCarminke | ·         Events Management University student. From Reading, currently living in Bournemouth.

Beached whale had 30 plastic bags in its stomach

Zoologists in Norway say a beached whale found off the country’s western coast earlier this week had more than 30 plastic bags inside its stomach.<p>The whale was put down after it became stranded of the island of Sotra. It’s said to have been in a poor physical condition and showing signs of distress.<p>…

'I'll be back': David Cameron speaks in Arnold Schwarzenegger Snapchat video

Arnold Schwarzenegger treated viewers of his Snapchat story to a glimpse of former Prime Minister David Cameron.<p>In the video, the movie star says: "I'm here with my good friend David Cameron, from England, the ex-prime minister".<p>Mr Cameron replies: "I'm with the governor, he did a great job, and …

Donald Trump

A Modern House In Denver, Colorado Makes Floral Prints A Contemporary Accent

This breezy, nature-inspired home blooms with florals that are nothing like your great-granny's decor.<p>When granny florals emerged as a designer favorite last year, both runways and interiors were sprouting with the blowsy blossoms of decades past. For those who love florals, but <i>don't</i> want to evoke …

Home Decorating

10 Unique Hotels Around The World To Put On Your Bucket List

You'll want to stay in your hotel all day.<p>Traveling is fun, but where you stay is just as important. Don't fall into the cycle of booking the same hotel as everyone else. Instead, consider staying at one of these ten interesting places, featuring hanging tents, tree-houses, capsule rooms and even …

Luxury Lifestyle

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San Francisco May Soon Have The Nation's First Transgender Neighborhood

The city's Tenderloin neighborhood, home of the historic Compton's Cafeteria Riot, could soon be a designated district for transgender people.<p>In 1966, a coffeeshop called Gene Compton's Cafeteria at Turk Street and Taylor Street in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood became much more than a …

Iranian Baby Needing Surgery Gets Documents to Come to U.S.: NY Gov

The federal government has granted boarding documents to a 4-month-old Iranian girl who needs a life-saving surgery and was prevented from entering the U.S. due to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, New York’s governor said Friday.<p>"This evening we were pleased to learn that …

The best bottomless brunches in London

Restaurants, Scandinavian<p>Aster Restauranticon-chevron-right<p><b>Price:</b> £38 per person for two courses with unlimited bubbles; £43 per person for three …

England

10 champagne cocktails for celebrating in style

Bubbly, bright and a sheer delight, is there anything better than an icy glass of champagne? A champagne cocktail perhaps…?<p>Here are 10 delicious fizz cocktails to try.<p>The classic champagne cocktail<p>Known back in the glory days of music hall as Chorus Girls’ Milk, the champagne cocktail is a …

Game Of Thrones season 7 – release date, trailer, cast, rumours, and everything we know so far

• Game of Thrones<p>Winter is here.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7 has begun! Find out everything you need to know about the fantasy epic’s seventh series with …

TV Series

Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre<p>When Aarhus was named joint European Capital of Culture for 2017, even seasoned travellers had to reach for an atlas. Denmark’s second city …

Alex Turner Unplugged: His 10 Best Acoustic Moments

Not only is Alex Turner able to rock with the best of them on Arctic Monkeys‘ most visceral cuts (‘Pretty Visitors’), he’s also established himself …

Top 10 Things to Do in Amman

With one leg firmly planted in its ancient history and the other leaping into modernity, Jordan’s capital city has plenty to offer visitors.<p>Old meets new in Jordan’s electrifying capital city of Amman. Ancient Roman ruins, hip <i>shisha</i> cafés, labyrinthine souks, and a buzzing nightlife scene stretch …

Paradise found: Thailand's 17 best beaches

Robbie Williams says he used to identify as ‘somewhat gay’ but ‘just can’t do the cock’

Singer talks sexuality in new interview<p>Robbie Williams has spoken about sexuality in a new interview and how he used to identity as “somewhat gay” …

Eden Project unveils plans to build on-site hotel

The popular Cornwall visitor attraction plans 109-room hotel designed to blend into the landscape and make use of local materials<p>It’s already Cornwall’s most visited attraction – thanks to its pair of striking biomes, housing an indoor rainforest as well as 1,000 varieties of Mediterranean plant – …

Travel

Wolf Alice on their festival headline dreams and 2017 tour plans

The future looks bright for Wolf Alice<p>Wolf Alice have opened up about the festivals they’d love to headline in the future, as they hope to returning …

The Best Islands in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey, from far-flung gems in Southeast Asia to volcanic outcrops in the Mediterranean.<p>1<p>Boracay, Philippines<p>2<p>Cebu and Visayan Islands, Philippines<p>3<p>Palawan, Philippines<p>4<p>Mallorca, …

The 2016 Wildlife Comedy Photography Finalists Are All You Need

Take a break from the election and check these out.<p>We are only three weeks away from the election, and Hillary Clinton has already pointed out that the way to get through this is by watching funny cat gifs, so why not take a break from the political insanity with a bit of wildlife?<p>The Comedy …

The Best Cities in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities around the world in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup begins with your favorite Top 20 Large Cities, followed by Top 20 …

Smallville 15th Anniversary: A Retrospective Look

<i>As it celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, Ricky Church looks back on Smallville…</i><p>When I was a young teenager, I had actually been drifting away from …

Top 10 Whale and Dolphin Viewings

Visit great mammals of the sea in their summer getaways.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec, Canada</b> <br>www.quebecmaritime.ca <br>The meeting point of the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Ocean is a safe haven for large marine life. In …

Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

A new online collection of documents shows historical bigotry in banking and real estate.<p>The maps in this post are part of a grim history. They were created by a government program in the 1930s and played a role in keeping African Americans and other minorities from owning property in American …

Killer Clothing Was All the Rage In the 19th Century

Arsenic dresses, mercury hats, and flammable clothing caused a lot of pain.<p>While sitting at home one afternoon in 1861, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s wife, Fanny, caught fire. Her burns were so severe that she died the next day. According to her obituary, the fire had started when “a match or …

The Bear That Walked Like a Human May Have Been Killed by One

Fans of the New Jersey bear Pedals mourn the presumed slaying by a hunter of a resilient animal that had overcome a disability.<p>Pedals, a beloved bear that walked upright like a person in suburban New Jersey, is thought to have been killed by a hunter with a bow and arrow last week, as part of the …

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …

Northern Lights

Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

Travel<p>The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …

Ireland

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Mountaineering