Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage is pictured outside the BBC building, following the results of the European Parliament elections. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC television. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

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Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

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The Order of Service at the funeral of comedian Sean Hughes at Islington and Camden Cemetery in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Niamh Shields in London, with  the London Eye in the background
Welcome to my place … London
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  • August 18, 2017, 13:30

Blogging was a path to a new career as a food and drink writer and cookbook author for former scientist Niamh Shields. Shields is originally from Dung(...)

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