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You will love the cutest sheep in England! A pair of rare blacknose sheep born on a Devon farm | Instant News


You will love the cutest sheep in England! A rare pair of blacknose sheep born on the Devon farm

  • Chris Slee and Tom Hooper are raising this breed, which is originally from Switzerland, in Devon and they can be sold for £ 10,000
  • Their characteristic black face, black knees, spiral horns, and white fur made them popular
  • There are only a few thousand in the UK and Switzerland where exports are prohibited so any increase comes through breeding

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This newborn lamb – dubbed ‘the cutest sheep in the world’ – is already worth a bit of money. Thanks to their rarity and adorable appearance, they are in great demand as pets.

Chris Slee and Tom Hooper raise this breed – originally from Switzerland – in Devon and they can sell for up to £ 10,000 for an incredible ram.

Their distinctive black faces with black knees, curled horns and long white fur have earned them a reputation as the cutest sheep in the world.

There are only a few thousand of them in the UK and Switzerland that prohibit their export so any increase must be purely from breeding.

Chris Slee and Tom Hooper are raising a breed – originally from Switzerland – in Devon and they can sell for up to £ 10,000 for an amazing ram

Their distinctive black faces with black knees, curled horns and long white fur earned them a reputation as the sweetest sheep in the world.

Their distinctive black faces with black knees, curled horns and long white fur earned them a reputation as the sweetest sheep in the world.

There are only a few thousand of them in the UK and Switzerland that prohibit their export so any increase must be purely from breeding

There are only a few thousand of them in the UK and Switzerland that prohibit their export so any increase must be purely from breeding

Blacknose Valais are rarely seen outside of Switzerland, where they are often referred to as the cutest sheep in the world.

The country, which banned exports six years ago, raises sheep for wool and meat. In England, where it is thought that there are only a few thousand and they are kept as pets, for breeding and for display.

Mr Slee and Mr Hooper have been raising Valais blacknose in Halsbury Barton, near Bideford, since 2016, when they invested in several embryos from Scotland.

Blacknose Valais are rarely seen outside of Switzerland, where they are often referred to as the cutest sheep in the world

Blacknose Valais are rarely seen outside of Switzerland, where they are often referred to as the cutest sheep in the world

The country, which banned exports six years ago, raises sheep for wool and meat.  In England, where it is thought that there are only a few thousand and they are kept as pets, for breeding and for display

The country, which banned exports six years ago, raises sheep for wool and meat. In England, where it is thought there are only a few thousand and they are kept as pets, for breeding and for display

Mr Slee and Mr Hooper have been raising Valais blacknose in Halsbury Barton, near Bideford, since 2016, when they invested in several embryos from Scotland.

Mr Slee and Mr Hooper have been raising Valais blacknose in Halsbury Barton, near Bideford, since 2016, when they invested in several embryos from Scotland.

Mr Hooper, a former City economist, previously said of the breed: ‘It’s a fairly straightforward case of supply and demand.

‘Supply is limited because Switzerland has prevented further exports so what we have in the country, which is only a few thousand, cannot be added to by imports and it is not a very quick process to naturally add to the herd by breeding.

“On the other hand, there’s a lot of demand – they look good and are pretty tame, so make the ideal pet for those with a little land who want a pretty, but expensive, lawn mower.”

Mr Slee, whose family has farmed in north Devon for more than a century, previously added: ‘Prices are a bit crazy but seem to be going up for good quality stock.

Mr Hooper, a former City economist, previously said of the breed: 'It's a fairly straightforward case of supply and demand'

Mr Hooper, a former City economist, previously said of the breed: ‘It’s a pretty straightforward case of supply and demand’

Mr Slee, whose family has farmed in north Devon for more than a century, previously added: 'Prices are a bit crazy but appear to be going up for good quality stock'

Mr Slee, whose family has farmed in north Devon for more than a century, previously added: ‘Prices are a bit crazy but appear to be going up for good quality stock’

He added: 'We were drawn to them a few years ago after going to the Holsworthy market and seeing sheep pass through the ring for thousands of pounds'

He added: ‘We were drawn to them a few years ago after going to the Holsworthy market and seeing sheep pass through the ring for thousands of pounds’

“ We were attracted to them a few years ago after going to the Holsworthy market and seeing sheep go through the ring for thousands of pounds.

‘I can’t believe it – Holsworthy is a small town in north Devon and I’ve raised sheep all my life and have never seen anything like it.

‘On my family farm, we have about 400 commercial sheep and my sister and I breed and show Jacob’s sheep. But we were always being told by the Government to diversify, so Tom and I took a bet and bought some of these Valais.

“ So far so good but calving time can be a little more stressful as this little sheep is worth 30 or 40 times the value of a normal sheep. ”

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The rise of Aldi from the once unknown German supermarket | Instant News


Aldi’s meteoric rise: How a once unknown German supermarket giant turned two small Sydney shops into Australia’s third largest chain in just 19 years – and it’s growing in Coles

  • On January 25, 2001, Aldi opened his first store in Australia, both in Sydney
  • Each shop only has 900 products and buyers bring their bags with them
  • It surpassed the IGA group to become the third largest supermarket company

German supermarket chain Aldi has transformed two modest shops in Sydney into Australia’s third largest chain in less than two decades.

On January 25, 2001, Aldi opened his first stores in Australia – one in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, and the other near Bankstown airport.

Each shop only has 900 products, and in lieu of a cashier operator, customers have to bring and pack their own groceries.

Aldi also defied traditional supermarket grain by requiring shoppers to pay gold coins to use the trolley.

Aldi’s first foundation stone was laid in 1913 with the opening of a snack shop in the German city of Essen

Part of Aldi's popularity can be attributed to his bi-weekly 'special buy', where heavily discounted items - which traditionally wouldn't be sold in supermarkets - go on sale.

Part of Aldi’s popularity can be attributed to his bi-weekly ‘special buy’, where heavily discounted items – which traditionally wouldn’t be sold in supermarkets – go on sale.

In particular, this supermarket giant sells everything from ski gear, bed frames, lawn mowers, televisions, and vacuum cleaners.

In particular, this supermarket giant sells everything from ski gear, bed frames, lawn mowers, televisions, and vacuum cleaners.

The chain is turning away from gimmicks like the loyalty gift that other supermarkets bring home.

Another part of Aldi’s success is that it fills a gap in the market for a ‘no-frills’ supermarket because Bi-Lo and Franklins are on their last legs.

Aldi’s expansion has skyrocketed, with 38 stores in NSW and six in Victoria in 2003. As of early 2013, there were more than 280 stores and had opened its doors in Canberra.

It surpassed IGA to become the third largest supermarket company.

In 2013, Aldi took 10.3 percent of all grocery store dollars, with Coles owning 33.5 percent and Woolworths 39 percent.

In 2013, Aldi took 10.3 percent of all grocery store dollars, with Coles owning 33.5 percent and Woolworths 39 percent.

In 2013, Aldi took 10.3 percent of all grocery store dollars, with Coles owning 33.5 percent and Woolworths 39 percent.

Aldi fills a gap in the 'no frills' supermarket market when Bi-Lo and Franklins are on their last legs

Aldi fills a gap in the ‘no frills’ supermarket market when Bi-Lo and Franklins are on their last legs

There are now more than 500 Aldi stores, with the chain owning a 12.4 percent share of Australia’s $ 110 billion food and grocery industry.

The driving force behind Aldi’s success are ‘ghost’ labels such as Lacura skincare, Radiance cleansing products and Belmont ice cream.

Woolworths and Coles quickly followed suit and launched their own private label.

Part of Aldi’s popularity can be attributed to his biweekly ‘special buy’, whereby big cut items – which traditionally wouldn’t be sold in supermarkets – go on sale.

In particular, this giant supermarket sells everything from ski gear, bed frames, lawn mowers, televisions, and vacuum cleaners.

There are now more than 500 Aldi stores, with the chain owning a 12.4 percent share of Australia's $ 110 billion food and grocery industry.

There are now more than 500 Aldi stores, with the chain owning a 12.4 percent share of Australia’s $ 110 billion food and grocery industry.

During the 1940's, an expansion program was created and more shops opened

During the 1940’s, an expansion program was created and more shops opened

Aldi’s first foundation stone was laid in 1913 with the opening of a snack shop in the German city of Essen.

During the 1940’s, an expansion program was created and more shops opened.

In 1954, a celebration of the opening of the 50th store in Germany was held.

By 1960 Aldi had grown to a network of more than 300 stores between the Ruhr and Aachen Valleys.

‘Self-service’ was still a relatively new retail structure in the 1960s and Aldi became the first company in Germany to adopt this new retail concept.

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The Veronicas teamed up with fashion brand Gold Coast to release their own line of edgy clothing | Instant News


The Veronicas teamed up with Gold Coast fashion brand Jagger and Stone to release their own edgy clothing line

They are never afraid to break boundaries when it comes to fashion.

And now Brisbane pop duo The Veronicas will soon be launching their 90s-inspired fashion line Gold Coast designer, Jagger and Stone.

Twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, 36, announced their edgy collaboration on Thursday, which will be part of a limited edition collection later this year.

Inspired: Brisbane pop duo The Veronicas (pictured) have teamed up with Gold Coast fashion brand Jagger and Stone to release their own edgy clothing line

“We have worn Jagger and Stone at our festival events for the past year,” said Jessica in a statement after attending an event with label co-founders, Lucy Jackson and Nikki Westcott.

‘We’re very excited to create a series of collaborations with them, inspired by our music and our favorite 90s-era fashions, grunge and films.’

It’s unclear what the Veronicas collection will need, and at what price point.

“We have worn Jagger and Stone at our festival events for the past year,” said Jessica, 36, in a statement on Thursday. Described in 2019

Jessica and Lisa will be appearing in the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia, and have since filmed various challenges in Sydney.

This revamped show was hosted by British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar. 73, who replaced former CEO, Mark Bouris.

They will also be releasing their first album in six years in the coming months.

In style: Lisa, left, and Jessica Origliasso, right, 36, announced their collaboration on Thursday, after attending an event with label co-founders, Lucy Jackson and Nikki Westcott

In style: Lisa, left, and Jessica Origliasso, right, 36, announced their collaboration on Thursday, after attending an event with label co-founders, Lucy Jackson and Nikki Westcott

Also joining the cast are Martha Kalifatidis Married At First Sight, Shaynna Blaze of The Block, actor Rob Shehadie and fashion designer Camilla Franks.

Radio presenter Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, professional surfer Alex Hayes and Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian complete the lineup.

Celebrity Apprentice will air on Channel Nine and 9Now in 2021

Line-up: Many famous faces took part in the show, which was hosted this season by British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar

Line-up: Many famous faces took part in the show, which was hosted this season by British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar

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LA-based Curtis Stone on whether he’s considering moving back to Australia | Instant News


‘It’s not beautiful in California’: Curtis Stone reveals he is considering moving back to Australia with his family amid America’s COVID-19 crisis

Curtis Stone is now based in Angel with actress wife Lindsay Price and their child, having launched his first solo restaurant in Beverly Hills in 2014.

And enter Stellar Magazine The Daily Telegraph This weekend, the celebrity chef revealed whether he was considering moving back to Australia in the middle of America COVID-19 crisis.

The 45-year-old said that while Stateside’s commitments made it difficult to spend two weeks hiding in quarantine, he and Lindsay, 44, “remained open-minded”.

‘It’s not beautiful in California’: Curtis Stone (photo in 2019), 45, told Stellar magazine The Daily Telegraph this weekend whether he’s considering moving back to Australia with his family amid America’s COVID-19 crisis.

Asked if a trip to Australia was on the cards, Curtis said: ‘We’ve been in a kind of “defensive pattern”, I think is the best way to describe it.

“ With everything that’s happening with COVID, we can’t go back unless we quarantine and I have some commitments and things here (Los Angeles).

‘I might come back [at some point] this year and who knows? We keep an open mind. ‘

Curtis, who lives in Los Angeles’ Brentwood with Lindsay and their children, sons Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six, also described California’s current COVID-19 crisis.

Keep quiet ... for now: Asked if a trip to Australia is on the cards, Curtis said that while Stateside's commitments make it difficult to spend two weeks hiding in quarantine, he and wife of actress Lindsay Price (pictured), 44, are 'keeping in mind open'

Keep quiet … for now: Asked if a trip to Australia is on the cards, Curtis said that while Stateside’s commitments make it difficult to spend two weeks hiding in quarantine, he and wife of actress Lindsay Price (pictured), 44, are ‘keeping in mind open’

“ We’re doing everything we can to stay in the game and ride it, ” he said, adding: “ It’s not good here in California right now. We’re just doing whatever we can to stay positive. ‘

As of Saturday January 23, California has recorded 3.14 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 36,000 deaths.

Curtis has become a household name in Australia and the United States, cashing in as a bestselling cookbook author and television personality.

Stay positive: Curtis, who shares sons Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six (both pictured) with Lindsay, also described the current California COVID crisis, 'Not enough in California right now.  We're just doing whatever we can to stay positive '

Stay positive: Curtis, who shares sons Hudson, nine, and Emerson, six (both pictured) with Lindsay, also described the current California COVID crisis, ‘Not enough in California right now. We’re just doing whatever we can to stay positive ‘

The culinary king: Curtis has become a household name in Australia and the United States, cashing in as a bestselling cookbook author and television personality.  She also owns two restaurants in Los Angeles, Gwen and Maude, named after her grandmother

The culinary king: Curtis has become a household name in Australia and the United States, cashing in as a bestselling cookbook author and television personality. She also owns two restaurants in Los Angeles, Gwen and Maude, named after her grandmother

She also owns two restaurants in Los Angeles, Gwen and Maude, named after her grandmother.

Despite her fame, Curtis told Australian Women’s Weekly in 2018 when his childhood in Melbourne was ‘humble’.

“I didn’t grow up rich,” he said. “ We live in a fairly simple environment, where I play football a lot, and I feel more at home in that environment than anywhere else. But it’s true that in LA we live extraordinary lives. ‘

Read more: Curtis full interview featured in Stellar magazine The Daily Telegraph, now

Read more: Curtis full interview featured in Stellar magazine The Daily Telegraph, now

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Alessandra Ambrosio continues to enjoy the beach in Brazil in a gorgeous copper bikini | Instant News


She is seen enjoying the sun and surfing on long Brazilian beach vacations with family and friends, but not with her partner.

And Alessandra Ambrosio went on to her lovely, warm holiday on Friday, languid walking in the shallow seas of the coast of Florianopolis in her native South America.

The former Victoria Secret Angel, 39, is wearing a beautiful copper-colored bikini from her line of Gal Floripa swimwear.

Baby beach, continued: Alessandra Ambrosio continued her lovely, warm holiday on Friday, walking languidly in the shallow sea waters of Florianopolis coast

On the move: Former Victoria's Secret Angel, 39, is wearing a gorgeous copper-tone bikini from her Gal Floripa swimwear line.

In motion: The former Victoria Secret Angel, 39, is wearing a beautiful copper color bikini from her line of Gal Floripa swimwear.

Alessandra’s swimsuit consists of a classic high-waisted bikini bottom, along with a bra-like top featuring underwire.

The material of the swimsuit looks like suede.

Her curves are fully featured, with a flat stomach, beautiful legs, and her breasts receiving gentle nudges from her swimsuit top.

Splish splash: Alessandra's swimsuit consists of a classic high-waisted bikini bottom, along with a bra-like top featuring underwire

Splish splash: Alessandra’s swimsuit consists of a classic high-waisted bikini bottom, along with a bra-like top featuring underwire

An eye-catching finish: The material of the swimsuit looks like suede

An eye-catching finish: The material of the swimsuit looks like suede

With friends: Beauty is flanked by friends as they walk on the sand

With friends: Beauty is flanked by friends as they walk on the sand

She's got the body: Alessandra's curves are shown in full, with a flat stomach, beautiful legs and breasts receiving a gentle push from her swimsuit top.

She’s got the body: Alessandra’s curves are shown in full, with a flat stomach, beautiful legs and breasts receiving a gentle push from her swimsuit top.

The model, born in Erechim, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, wears rounded reflective sunglasses.

Her black hair dangled wetly down her back.

As it begins to dry out in the sun, the blonde highlights sparkle in the light.

Ocean relaxation: Model, who was born in Erechim, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, wears round reflective sunglasses

Ocean relaxation: Model, who was born in Erechim, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, wears round reflective sunglasses

Ocean relaxation: Model, who was born in Erechim, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, wears round reflective sunglasses

Slim: Ambrosio's dark hair hanging wet from his back

Slim: Ambrosio’s dark hair hanging wet from his back

Later: Beautiful 5ft 9in woman draped in a beautiful earthen Christian Dior scabbard, tied around her waist

Later: Beautiful 5ft 9in woman draped in a beautiful earthen Christian Dior scabbard, tied around her waist

Hydrates: She is also hydrated with coconut water, drinking from a straw straight from the fruit

Hydrates: She is also hydrated with coconut water, drinking from a straw straight from the fruit

Hydrates: She is also hydrated with coconut water, drinking from a straw straight from the fruit

She wore several fine-looking necklaces, including a gold chain.

On one wrist, Ambrosio wears a collection of bracelets.

She is rocking a red pedicure, but her nails are bare.

While walking on the sand: This mother of two carries her smartphone with a melon-colored strap, which she wears all over her delicate body

While walking on the sand: This mother of two carries her smartphone with a melon-colored strap, which she wears all over her delicate body

Touch of bling: The siren is coated with several delicate looking necklaces, including a gold chain necklace

Touch of bling: The siren is coated with several delicate looking necklaces, including a gold chain necklace

Touch of bling: The siren is coated with several delicate looking necklaces, including a gold chain necklace

Laughter with friends: On one wrist, Ambrosio wears a collection of bracelets

Laughter with friends: On one wrist, Ambrosio wears a collection of bracelets

From behind: This is the latest sighting of a runway star on the beach, which he has been visiting since arriving in Brazil a few weeks ago

From behind: This is the latest sighting of a runway star on the beach, which he has been visiting since arriving in Brazil a few weeks ago

From behind: This is the latest sighting of a runway star on the beach, which he has been visiting since arriving in Brazil a few weeks ago

The catwalker was seen with a number of friends, as they walked along the sand chatting.

Then, the 5 feet 9 inch tall beauty is wrapped in a beautiful earth color Christian Dior sarong, which is tied around her waist.

He is also hydrated with coconut water, drinking from a straw straight from the fruit.

Top knot: When the locks are dry, AA arranges them into a messy knot in the sun

Top knot: When the locks are dry, AA arranges them into a messy knot in the sun

Ordinary beach: Ambrosio has been seen repeatedly enjoying the beach over the past few weeks, with friends and family

Ordinary beach: Ambrosio has been seen repeatedly enjoying the beach over the past few weeks, with friends and family

Emerging from the waves: At one point, Alessandra resembled Venus in that she sensually emerged from the waves with her gals.

Emerging from the waves: At one point, Alessandra resembled Venus in that she sensually emerged from the waves with her gals.

Alessandra and her female friends are seen roasting their three coconuts on the beach smiling.

The mother of two carries her smartphone with a melon-colored strap, which she wears all over her delicate body.

She also carries separate fabrics in paisley shades of blue and white.

Dior gusts: It seems a bit windy day, as Alessandra's designer sarong flutter in the sea breeze

Dior gusts: It seems a bit windy day, as Alessandra’s designer sarong flutter in the sea breeze

Cheers: Alessandra and her friends are seen roasting their three coconuts on the beach smiling

Cheers: Alessandra and her friends are seen roasting their three coconuts on the beach smiling

Ambrosio was seen repeatedly enjoying the beach for several weeks, with friends and family.

On January 10, he posed on Instagram with his daughter Anja Louise, 12, while at the beach.

His girlfriend, Italian businessman Nicolo Oddi, has not been seen with him in public since last year.

Nowhere to be found: Ambrosio's girlfriend, Italian businessman Nicolo Oddi, has not been seen with him in public since last year

Nowhere to be found: Ambrosio’s girlfriend, Italian businessman Nicolo Oddi, has not been seen with him in public since last year

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