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She's the undisputed queen of cakes, but in her six years on Bake Off, Mary Berry became known as a fashion icon, too, winning plaudits for her style that women a third her age would envy. The youngster laughed delightedly after her session right , while her brother Oscar, two, looked on with their mother Crown Princess Victoria, 41 top inset. Jason Maxiell, 35, shocked Iyanla: Fix My Life viewers when he admitted to bedding women but would only tell Brandi, his wife of eight years, it was 'over 50' in year-old interview.

The footage shows Charlotte Teeling, 33, dancing in an empty Birmingham nightclub, just hours before she met Richard Bailey - who then lured her to his flat and murdered her. Dressed in combat uniform, a British soldier casually leans over a desk in his barracks to snort a line of cocaine while his comrades gleefully film him on their mobile phones. Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, from Ontario shared an image of himself hugging the dead body of the bear on Twitter after the hunt in Yukon, provoking a huge backlash.

FBI papers state that email addresses for staff were found on hacker systems. Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has narrowly avoided major embarrassment after scraping through to remain the Liberal candidate for the seat he has held for 25 years. Tens of thousands of 'hardstyles' revellers flocked to Sydney's Defqon. The festival attracted electronic music and dance lovers from across the nation who came together to enjoy sets from world-class international DJs headlined by Headhunterz.

Hosted in Penrith, western Sydney, the annual event kicked off at But Mr Gregg, from Egbaston, Birmingham has had the pioneering new treatment. The Mexico City prosecutors' office said at least one foreigner was among those wounded in Friday night's attack in the capital, which local media said was staged by three gunmen.

Last week, Grease actress Olivia Newton-John revealed she was taking cannabis oil to aid sleep and reduce pain after suffering a third relapse in her battle against breast cancer. A video surfaced on social media showing them mockingly compare the Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro to the animal. The two-minute clip shows one man lead a donkey through a firehouse while another videotaping says they were receiving a presidential visit.

The joke is based on a disparaging nickname that critics of the socialist president use for him - Maburro, a play on his name using 'burro,' the Spanish word for donkey. Counterintelligence police arrested the two men at the firehouse after the video went viral.

Lawmakers loyal to Maduro last year passed a law against spreading hate, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles gave her approval at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where judges consider issues relating to people who lack mental capacity to make decisions, in July.

Massachusetts man Arthur Medici, 26, died after a shark attack Saturday. He was boogie boarding with a friend at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet around 12pm when he was fatally attacked. Churchill was the towering figure of the Second World War. He was the one who did most to shape our idea of what actually took place in those terrible years of conflict, according to Peter Hitchens.

The loo was sold by auctioneers Clive Emson whose spokeswoman Katie Semmens said: Liu may meet with Trump to discuss the tariffs depending on the talk. The family of Margaret Moore, who died of pancreatic cancer in April, have been banned from erecting a cremation stone bearing a rose emblem at St Nicholas' Church cemetery in Solihull. A man and woman in southern Minnesota are accused of dropping off a 5-year-old boy in the woods as punishment for wetting himself. Lynda Michel, 42, and Gregory Wilson, 32, were charged.

NEW Stephen Armstrong, 31, said after seeing the moving 'orb' floating above his daughter he had to pluck up the courage to enter Ella's room. Critics believe providers have exploited a lack of joined-up regulation.

While watchdog Ofcom is in charge of pricing, the Phone-paid Services Authority polices directory enquiries. Belmont, which gives mortgages to those with poor credit histories, is now run by several senior figures present during Northern Rock's downfall.

The Antiquities Ministry says the sphinx, made of sandstone, was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo during work to protect the site from groundwater in the southern city of Aswan. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the statue probably dates back to the Ptolemaic time.

We were at the Kachikally Crocodile Pool in Bakau, a place that is believed to have healing powers. They are intelligent creatures with extraordinary eyesight. Samantha Markle has publicly hit out at Prince Harry again, this time likening him to a hamster on his 34th birthday. She blasted him in a Twitter post for his treatment of her dad Thomas Markle.

A horde of moths have been filmed in Oyonnax, in the Ain department of eastern France. Gaelle Lecompte recorded the insects sticking to the window and flying under a street light in the town. Mr Lecompte said he saw the shocking sight with his partner and believes the outdoor lights are the reason the insects keep coming back. Thousands of boxwood moths have been turning up in the town over recent weeks with locals saying they're particularly prevalent at night.

The boxwood moth is native to Asia, but has been spreading in Europe for the last ten years. A streaker who performed a headstand and caused delays at a New Zealand rugby union game was stopped in his tracks by man dressed as Superman on Saturday.

Australian cricketer Cameron White was lucky to escape injury after he was struck with a ball during the first JLT Cup match in Townsville. Andrew Murray played a key role in a campaign to support pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine but has sinceangrily denied being part of any 'so-called propaganda network'. Marks and Spencer has marked the start of the festive shopping season by filming its annual Christmas advert on a West London street, transforming a row of newly bedecked Victorian terraces with a dusting of snow, thanks to the magic of snow cannons.

Pictured clockwise from top left: A brunette model walks by a fictional high street toy shop, a classic car gets a dusting of faux snow, the model strides past a guitar shop, the row of London houses transformed for the advert. Liz Hurley's two-year-old pet labrador Hector nearly died after being run over by an Amazon van delivery driver at her Hertfordshire estate, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. An Australian couple who hit the road in a van nine months ago bring a fresh twist to this unique lifestyle choice.

They're travelling baristas and their mission is to bring great coffee to all of Australia. The charity said it was not clear whether the snake had escaped or if it had been abandoned. The storm hit in Marikina, Philippines just moments after Randy Manaois, 29, and his bride Jennifer pictured , 28, took their vows and prepared to take to the dance floor. But as they reached the top of the venue, a look of concern spread across their faces and a large crack was heard overhead.

The tornado is believed to have a radius of 1km and affected around 20 homes in area. Here's our pick of the best architectural follies where you can spend the night. The list includes a triangular landmark near Exeter and Hadlow Tower in Kent, pictured. British accessories designer Anya Hinmarch inset has been hosting events on the beanbag - dubbed the Chubby Cloud - main aimed to be more soothing than all of the London Fashion Week runway shows.

The event, which was held at the palatial Banqueting House, ran for three days and sold out. Sunday, Sep 16th 5-Day Forecast. David Beckham takes Victoria out for lunch with the kids to celebrate her emotional London Fashion Week debut after she stopped for a quick smooch on the runway Victoria Beckham was in a celebratory mood today as she made her eponymous brand's London Fashion Week debut at Mayfair's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Cardi B jokes about fight with pic of young fan. Tropical storm set to cause chaos and uproot trees as it batters the west and north of Britain with 70mph winds Tropical storm Helene is set to hit the UK overnight on Monday and through the early hours of Tuesday.

Ant McPartlin's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong 'accuses presenter of adultery and names his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in divorce papers' Lisa Armstrong will reportedly file for divorce from husband Ant McPartlin on the grounds of adultery and name his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in the papers.

How well do YOU know the world map? Quiz challenges players to name the capital cities of 25 far-flung countries and getting full marks is trickier than you think!

Serena Williams adamantly maintains she did not receive coaching during the US Open in her first interview since her controversial defeat Serena Williams remains adamant she did not receive coaching during the US open, despite her coach admitting otherwise.

Lily Allen FINALLY apologises to Cheryl as she blames 'sexual frustrations' and jealousy over her success for their year feud The singer has finally apologised to Cheryl, citing the reason behind their year feud on her own sexual frustrations and jealousy over her success. Britain's oldest person reveals the secret to a long life is a dram of whisky a day as she celebrates her th birthday today Grace Jones, known to her friends as 'Amazing Grace', reached the landmark age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, in August at the age of A VERY familiar place in the sun: Grandfather, 83, takes his family on holiday to the same Jersey hotel every year since and always stays in the same room and eats the same buffet of cold meats This is the family that just can't get enough of Biarritz Hotel inset in St Brélade, as former civil engineer Bill Platts has been leaving his Barnsley home behind every year to escape for breaks since Popping an aspirin pill a day WON'T keep the doctor away: Study finds 'wonder pill' doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks, and can increase bleeding Researchers found that a daily dose of aspirin didn't prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia.

Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, bringing torrential rains and mph winds after killing at least 30 people in the Philippines The world's biggest storm this year reached China after rocking Hong Kong earlier on Sunday, injuring more than people and leaving skyscrapers swaying in the fierce winds.

Train staff tell passengers on Arriva service with broken loos to get off at a station to use the lavatories - and then LEAVE without them An announcement on the Arriva Trains Wales service from Haverfordwest to Cardiff told passengers to take a loo break at Carmarthen file photo if they needed one. It's a family affair! The Queen gets into the autumnal spirit in an orange ensemble as she heads to church at Balmoral with William, Charles and Camilla Her Majesty looked in great spirits, no doubt delighted to be spending time with her grandson Prince William, 36, who joined her in the back of her chauffeur-drive Bentley to Crathie Kirk near her Balmoral estate.

The Queen makes even me nervous, says Prince Harry: The women making a fortune out of Meghan's every move What started as the hobby of two stay-at-home mums has rapidly become THE global authority on all things Meghan — even Vogue turns to them for intel on her latest headline-grabbing outfit.

TV company may step in to cover Prince Andrew's daughter's big day after talks fail with public broadcaster Eugenie, 28, and her fiance Jack Brooksbank, 32, announced their engagement in January.

Security services hunt for 'Doctor Novichok' medic whose job it was to keep them safe from toxin and a fourth man 'who met up with Salisbury hitmen' British intelligence are hunting a medic known as Dr Novichok they say accompanied the hitmen sent to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

May warned to get her 'act together' and deliver sanctions on Russia amid claims they could be delayed until after Brexit despite Salisbury MPs have demanded faster action after a minister suggested the so-called Magnitsky List may not be imposed until , despite the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal.

Russian secret service 'in crisis' after botched Novichok assassination attempt in Salisbury The Gru, Russia's military intelligence service, have been accused of 'crossing the line' by rival agencies over the way they attempted to kill the Skripals.

Charles Bronson's ex-soap star wife says 'Britain's hardest criminal' is really 'a chubby cry baby' who cried when parole board turned him down Paula Williamson, 38, married Bronson last year after he proposed to her on Valentine's Day, but split after less than a year of marriage. Jihadis hijacked jail bible classes: Prison chaplain tells how he was terrorised by Muslim extremist inmates 'who backed ISIS and yelled support for the killers of Lee Rigby' Pastor Paul Song today describes how he was left in a state of near- constant fear after Muslim gangs, acting with impunity, came to dominate Brixton Prison in South London.

US prosecutors demand 'killer dad' Chris Watts provide DNA and fingerprints in triple murder case after he claims he saw his wife strangle their daughter until she was 'blue in the face' Christopher Watts was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his year-old wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters at their home in Frederick, Colorado. Katie Piper reveals she suffers from depression and anxiety more than a decade after harrowing acid attack The model has revealed she suffers from depression and anxiety more than a decade after her acid attack.

Sweeping tax cuts for workers would help in no deal Brexit. Boris 'made frantic calls to ex-Tory aide Carrie Symonds' as it is revealed they were seen holidaying in Italy together weeks before end of his marriage Boris Johnson has allegedly called Carrie Symonds and told her he 'can't wait to see her', after they were spotted before his marriage ended.

Government probe into why so many girls want to be boys: Investigation ordered after number of 'transitioning referrals' increases by four per cent Figures show the number of children referred for gender treatment has risen from 97 to 2, in eight years including Alex Bertie pictured who showed his transition on YouTube. Ryanair passenger films a baggage handler opening a suitcase and pocketing a speaker while loading luggage onto a plane A passenger boarding a Ryanair flight from Ibiza to Madrid filmed the thief in action before alerting an air steward.

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother axe: Reality show tipped for ITV. Have we met Charlotte Foxfield? What happened to Chanel Dyson? Mother of Manchester terror attack survivor slams BBC drama Bodyguard for using its own reporters - including Andrew Marr and Laura Kuenssberg -saying they make the show TOO realistic The hit drama has come under fire for using 14 real-life BBC reporters - including high profile stars Andrew Marr and Laura Kuenssberg - in cameo appearances in the thriller.

Optimize your forms, create mobile-first designs, load pages quickly. Understand how your customers use mobile and optimize. Just use a pop-up like Solo Stove does to help the customer decide where to go next. Mobile experience will be key in Mobile traffic has already overtaken desktop traffic, and we are seeing mobile sales approach desktop sales. Retailers with a mobile-first mentality will outperform those that treat mobile as a second priority.

This mobile-first mentality applies to everything: Social media advertising, specifically Facebook Advertising, was all the rage in And while many may still be able to do so in , it is likely that the cost is going to go way up. Social media advertising is a popular channel for ecommerce brands to use to run campaigns, drive traffic and close sales.

Facebook Advertising has historically been the most popular social media advertising channel. Good social media advertising and marketing is about 3 things:. Retargeting and Engagement Go Hand in Hand. Building a culture around your brand will be the only way to compete and thrive in a marketplace that turns everything into a commodity driven by price and reviews.

Tommy John uses a gifting video along with a customer testimonial in this re-targeted Facebook Ad. Rollie is an Australian brand that has clearly just launched in the US.

They are likely targeting me based on my geographic location and having visited their site before. Nike is using the multiple photo option ad aka, not a video and promoting customized items in the ads. Facebook prioritizes videos and videos help build way more trust then just a regular ad.

Videos are so powerful and using Facebook Custom Engagement Audiences you can sequence potential customers who watch 10 seconds of one of your videos to another video. Using Facebook Video Ads combined with Custom Engagement Audiences alone you can sequence potential customers all the way down a video funnel that goes from Awareness to Engagement and then to Conversion. CRO stands for conversion rate optimization, which you can only do through data-driven optimization and decision making. Conversion rate optimization allows you to run tests to determine which various designs, language, etc.

Look for little wins here and there and over the course of the year you will find that you have made it far more likely that a visitor to your website becomes a paying customer. Get more in touch with your market.

Regularly get your customers on the phone. Ask why they choose you. Ask what problems drove them to you in the first place. Ask how they view you compared to competitors. Their answers are literally what should go on your website to connect more deeply with your market and generate more sales. Nothing generates more ideas for how to improve your website than these conversations. Every brand has to first test their way to success. And the third is to be sure to share your successes and failures with everybody internally.

That way, you can be sure you have a staff with a knowledge base. I found a few examples, but none show you side-by-side design comparisons. Last year, conversion was 4. This has given us an edge against other clothing brands. I have 30 BigCommerce sites up and the reason I keep coming back is because my development staff and design staff are familiar with the templates and the backend.

The cost of entry and cost to scale have dramatically reduced over the years. And because the cost to entry is so low, more people has entered. And a lot of those people are scaling —— again, because the technology to do so costs so little. Suddenly, marketing to earn your fair share of the market is one of the most important factors to success. My advice for other business owners is this: Rather than tying up time with manual data entry and packaging, focus on things that help your business grow — like marketing, business development, etc.

Let tools and integrations take care of the other elements of the business, and outsource work when you need it. Honestly, InStockAlerts is worth its weight in gold. Suddenly, all my customers wanted to know when a product would be back in stock. Then, I have more sales with no additional time spent. We also use PriceWaiter on our product pages — which lets the buyer name a price.

On the backend, we have loaded up all of our pricing rules into the PriceWaiter system. That app knows if we are willing to sell X items for Y dollars —— as long as the order value is above Z. We use several different integrations with BigCommerce right now, but we like the social tools that make it easy to optimize things like email campaigns we send out through MailChimp.

We also like that the social media tools for Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram make it much easier to share our products. Leverage new technologies and services to make purchases as easy as possible. Never forget that there is tech out there to help you solve a variety of problems. Email marketing has long held the 1 position as the most profitable growth channel for online stores. All in all, email marketing drives increased loyalty, repeat purchases, net new purchases and increased AOV, and it can do all of that without you having to actually send individual emails to individual customers.

Automation is the real winner here — and email marketing is a test-bed of measurable aspects you can manipulate in order to drive growth behind the scenes. Those are big parts of what makes email marketing work. But the 1 thing you must do is this:. Dorco sent out a personal email from the CEO of the company to promote an organization called ShowerUp —— a mobile truck that goes around to homeless communities to provide hygiene options —— like shaving —— to the community.

It also includes a coupon code so that you can give and get discounted off. This is especially true with Care. They run a gifts. Remember, beyond giving and philanthropy, your emails should build community among your base. Kelty, a camping site, does this incredibly well.

Each of their emails is themed, with an image to support the message. Yes, they showcase products. View your history or favorite orders and add what you want to your basket in one quick click. Hurry and sign up today. Coupons for products you need are just a click away — and you can save instantly at checkout.

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