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Sam Newnham

Sam: cactus queen

In case you hadn’t noticed, that easy-care plant from your childhood and grandparents’ conservatory has become this season’s hot (house) accessory. From yer actual plants to cactus fairy lights – hell, even a cactus emoji, this unassuming plant is everywhere.

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Hipster makeover

Matt: hipster makeover

Over a surprisingly-short time Matt’s beard became less Jeremy Corbyn and more Grizzly Adams. It was as conspicuous from the back as the front; sticking out in sideways tufts either side of his head like a lady’s luxuriant pant moustache. When the time came for an overdue trim, he knew where to go.

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Paul Littler

Suits You, Sir

Sharp dressed Paul Littler has a very distinctive style. Until recently he was a regular in the Isle of Wight’s corridors of power where, among the budget suits and crumpled bureaucrats, his dapper look would brighten any grey day.

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The Good Life

Middle age is the new black

Do you remember when part-time Isle of Wight resident Alan Titchmarsh was all over the telly and it was proclaimed that gardening was the new sex? Or how about that time we eschewed broccoli for almonds as the new superfoods. Well, continuing the theme, we’re declaring that middle age is the new black. Or something.

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