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Festival of the Girl – tackling gender stereotypes

To celebrate the launch of the 3rd annual Festival of the Girl & International Day of the Girl, Festival of the Girl has launched their #girlpower2021 campaign. This year’s Festival of the Girl launches this Sunday 10th October to coincide with International Day of the Girl – it is a […]

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Ageing : should we change the conversation?

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: A relative gave me a copy of Saga Magazine, which is pretty interesting. Within was an article by best-selling author, Kate Mosse, who is also a carer for her mother-in-law. Let’s not be rose-tinted, for age brings with it challenges, especially when illness such as dementia is […]

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Overseas travel and tourism Jan-Mar

Interestingly, if you remember, England entered another lockdown on 6th January, 2021. Here is a lockdown timeline. Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published figures which show a huge decrease in air travel to and from the UK in the first quarter of the year, as one might […]

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NHS Trusts to bid to get a new hospital

I may be missing something here, but I’d assume the Government should have a handle on where new and better NHS facilities are needed. However, it seems to be a bidding process as to which areas get a new hospital. Ministers open the selection process for 8 new hospitals today […]

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Cooking with kids at home saw a boom during lockdown – here’s why it needs to continue

It might be messy but learning to cook when you’re little sets you up for life. Nattakorn_Maneerat | Shutterstock Fiona Lavelle, Queen’s University Belfast For some parents, the suggestion that they let their kids do the cooking might have been fear-inducing. Scenes of the kitchen looking like a bomb site […]

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It’s National Vegetarian Week

It’s National Vegetarian Week – and yes, I’m a biased vegetarian. Visit www.nationalvegetarianweek.org to sign up for your free Veggie 123 challenge kit packed with recipes, tips and discounts. While you are there, check out the famous faces getting stuck in too, discover delicious dishes and see how a veggie diet is […]

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Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here’s why

Short and long naps both have benefits. Rawpixel.com/ Shutterstock John Axelsson, Karolinska Institutet and Tina Sundelin, Stockholm University Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for the afternoon ahead. Even Boris Johnson supposedly favours […]

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6 Different Valentine’s Gifts for Your Special Someone

When it comes to giving gifts, it’s usually the case that you either find inspiration instantly, or you spend an age trying think of an appropriate idea. Either way, it is possible to pick out the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day, and these six ideas should help. Books Reading is […]

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Ways to Make Lockdown in the Home More Fun

  Long gone are the days where a walk in the sunshine and excessive baking of banana bread was enough to feed our desperate attempt to find balance in between enjoying lockdown and not losing our marbles. Since we are now in our third extended lockdown, the time has come […]

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Tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

The news that Dame Barbara Windsor has died, and from such a cruel disease, is sad, mirroring the experience of many thousands of people. Scott Mitchell said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that my darling wife, Barbara, passed away at 8.35pm on Thursday […]

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