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  •   The Autumn Winter 2017 Fashion Week marathon is not over yet, but before we bring you the AW17 Big Beauty Trends Round-Up of all the runway shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris, let’s recap the best bits from the catwalk at LFW Fashion Scout, within the amazing art deco interiors [read more]
  • Dinner To Dine For

    February 24, 2017

    Is it really true that staying in is the new going out? Well with London Fashion Week over and our coffers feeling noticeably lighter, it may just be so. We do sometimes wonder whether the palaver of getting all dressed up and spending a fortune on late-night taxis is worth it, when we could be [read more]
  • Jersey Budd is a 33 year-old singer/songwriter whose second album The Gathering Dust is released tomorrow (Feb 24). The Leicester-born musician, who has supported Kasabian and Amy Macdonald amongst others, is Dad to three-year-old Isla, and is expecting Baby No 2 with wife Kayleigh in the [read more]
  • A Go Wild Getaway At Marwell

    February 21, 2017

    Having endured endless viewings of Madagascar 3 since it was on telly at Christmas, my love for lions, zebras, hippos and giraffes has been rapidly diminishing. My four-year-old son is obsessed with the film and everyone in it, and has been pestering me on a daily basis to take him too the remote [read more]
  • When it comes to weight-loss we are always looking to spotlight a particular food group as the hero or villain. We talked about fats for years – they were definitely the reason behind our obesity crisis and so we were sold low-fat, sugary, processed apologies for food to make us all slim and [read more]
  • Last year, the average Briton devoured 11.2kg (24.7lb) of chocolate – the equivalent of munching through 266 Mars bars. And as a nation, our insatiable taste for chocolate accounts for nearly a third of the European market – we spend more than £4 billion on our cocoa-based friend [read more]
  • Rise Of The ‘Copreneurs’

    February 16, 2017

    They say romance is dead, but despite Valentine’s Day being firmly behind us, it’s still clear that us Brits have no problem mixing business with pleasure. The UK boasts 4.7 million ‘family owned’ businesses and, out of this amount, it is estimated that couples run 1.4 million [read more]
  • 10 Cold Sore Myths Debunked

    February 14, 2017

    When it comes to the dreaded cold sore, old wives tales are rife. But we’ve debunked 10 of the most common myths which could actually help you keep the nasty sores at bay so you can pucker up with confidence this Valentine’s Day.  1.    Cold weather causes cold sores Perhaps it’s all in [read more]
  • The Valentine’s Day Effect

    February 14, 2017

      Like it or not Valentine’s Day is a great big smack-me-in-the-middle-of-my-forehead reminder to singletons everywhere that they do not have a significant other. Thanks for that, Cupid! So the reality is that you have avoidance options which will have the reverse effect on making you feel [read more]
  • Parents who have a child with a learning disability are facing unnecessary pressures on their relationships, according to a new report which finds that one in three of these parents is in a relationship which would be described in the counselling room as ‘distressed’. The research also found [read more]


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