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Helen Flanagan announces she is expecting her second child

By Becky Freeth for MailOnline

Published: 05:05 EST, 18 December 2017 | Updated: 05:28 EST, 18 Dece..

By Becky Freeth for MailOnline

Published: 05:05 EST, 18 December 2017 | Updated: 05:28 EST, 18 December 2017

Helen Flanagan has announced she's expecting her second child with boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

The Coronation Street actress, who has a two-year-old daughter Matilda with Scott, said the pregnancy news was a 'surprise' as she announced on Monday.

Helen and her footballer boyfriend Scott have been together since 2009 but says this time, the 'baby wasn't in the plan'.

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Expecting: Helen Flanagan (pictured here last Wednesday) has announced she is pregnant with her second child

Expecting: Helen Flanagan (pictured here last Wednesday) has announced she is pregnant with her second child

Helen told OK! magazine: 'It was a little bit of a surprise! I was away in Dubai with my family. Helen couldn't come as she was filming. She found out on a Thursday but had to wait until I got home five days later to tell me.'

Helen added: 'I did three more tests just to make sure it was correct! I had a very strong feeling I was pregnant, so I wasn't surprised.

'I was very happy, but I was a bit taken aback as this baby wasn't in the plan. I knew I would feel a lot better once I'd told Scott.'

Expecting again: Helen and her boyfriend Scott Sinclair, who have two-year-old Matilda (pictured), will welcome their second child in 2018Expecting again: Helen and her boyfriend Scott Sinclair, who have two-year-old Matilda (pictured), will welcome their second child in 2018

Expecting again: Helen and her boyfriend Scott Sinclair, who have two-year-old Matilda (pictured), will welcome their second child in 2018

Parents again: The couple have been together since 2009Parents again: The couple have been together since 2009

Parents again: The couple have been together since 2009

Helen was in Dubai this September when she discovered that she was expecting again.

Actress Helen returned to ITV soap Coronation Street in 2017 after a five-year break from the show.

The model, who was this year nominated for Sexiest Female at the Inside Soap awards, played Rosie Webster from 2000-2012.

She previously said: 'I've matured and I've got a little girl, which makes you grow up a lot. I see it completely differently now I've come back.

Motherhood: Helen (here in July 2016) has previously said that motherhood changed her lifeMotherhood: Helen (here in July 2016) has previously said that motherhood changed her life

Motherhood: Helen (here in July 2016) has previously said that motherhood changed her life

Too cute: Helen returned to filming for Coronation Street at the end of last yearToo cute: Helen returned to filming for Coronation Street at the end of last year

Too cute: Helen returned to filming for Coronation Street at the end of last year

'When I was younger I enjoyed it but didn't really appreciate what a good job I had. When you go away for a while it can make you really appreciate it.'

On motherhood, she added: 'I think motherhood matures you and makes you a happier person. I absolutely love being a mum, it's nice to come home from work and see them all excited.

'I think motherhood gives you a purpose. I'm a lot happier now.'

Helen left her daughter in the care of her mother when she returned to work but put her relationship at risk by moving away from her boyfriend to continue her career.

The actress lives in Manchester with their daughter while filming for the soap but her boyfriend is in Glasgow to play for football team Celtic and she visits him on weekends.

Expanding the family: Helen and Scott have previously lived apart while she returns to workExpanding the family: Helen and Scott have previously lived apart while she returns to work

Expanding the family: Helen and Scott have previously lived apart while she returns to work

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Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

Money raised under this SPP and from the recently completed $2.7 million share placeRead More – Source

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Heritage survey[hhmc]
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Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey


Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilometre strike.

Diamond core drilling


The company plans to start the diamond core drilling by the end of this month.

A multi-purpose drill rig has been contracted to enable the minimum planned program wRead More – Source

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Pan Asia Metals has positive discussions on plans for Thai lithium project

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PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

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The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

Phang Nga Provincial Industry head has been appointed by the Phang Nga governor as chairman of the Phang Nga New Town Planning Committee.

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PAM managing director Paul Lock said: “We have been working hard in Phang Nga province and we are very happy with the positive reception that the Reung Kiet Lithium Project is receiving from the Phang Nga Provincial Government and surrounding communities.

“Reung Kiet is strategically located and based on peer feasibility work the project is positioned to potentially be one of the lowest-cost suppliers of lithium chemicals in the global peer group.

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Lepidolite does not require roasting and has a suite of by-products which are recoverable at the concentrator and processing stages of the flow sheet.

Peer feasibility work has Read More – Source

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