Determined to make a difference: ‘I’m black, curvy and in my 40s, why shouldn’t I model?’

“I’m black, I’m curvy, I’m in my 40s, why shouldn’t I be a model?” These are the words of Alison Cline-Williams who decided to pursue a modelling career later in life after being knocked back in her late teens for being too big at size 14. Now the inspiring 47-year-old from Croydon is passionate about representation in the industry and is determined to make it as a full-time model.

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Police hunt for possible killer of Croydon man Reece Young, 23, stabbed at murder vigil in Alpha Road, Croydon after 9pm last night

A manhunt is under way after a possible killer, bleeding after a fatal knife fight, attacked a cop trying to arrest him – and fled the hospital where he was being treated for wounds sustained in the blood-soaked struggle. A murder investigation has also been launched after a 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight in Alpha Road, Croydon last night – at a vigil for another murder victim killed in the same road less than a month ago.

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