04 Feb 2013

Photos: Urban Ripple Aid charity day

Founded in 2012 Urban Ripple is formed by a group of local people that have a desire and willingness to change – change the way we live, work, interact. It

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Fish fingers and sweet potato cubes
14 Jan 2013

Healthy eating recipes: fish fingers with sweet potato cubes

Perfect for kids of all ages, these homemade fish fingers are a healthy alternative to a trip down the chippy. Sweet potato cubes are winter warming and low GI, to

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05 Jan 2013

Healthy eating recipes: tortilla stack or Greek style gnocci

We’ve teamed up with Sainsbury’s Live Well For Less to bring you some new healthy eating ideas for January and beyond. This easy-to-make tortilla stack serves four and costs just

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02 Jan 2013

Spa news: Beauty Rooms launch at Menzies Bournemouth Carlton hotel

As the New Year detox beckons, it’s time to take care of yourself and your health. Spas are one of my favourite things to write about, not just because a

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21 Nov 2012

National Freelancers Day: why working for yourself is good for the soul

It is National Freelancers’ Day and the ideal time to consider working for yourself. Online accountants Crunch Accounting shows that 47% of all UK freelancers would never be tempted back

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19 Nov 2012

Christmas stress: preparation is key to enjoying festive days (and nights)

“’Tis the season to be jolly, la la la la la la la la la…” – or is it? Many of us struggle when we sense Christmas is coming. You

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19 Nov 2012

The Queens Hotel launches New Year bootcamp

Treat yourself this Christmas by knowing that you can start 2013 the right way by getting fit, eating well and having fun, all with the help of the Queens Hotel

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Ippon Gym Bournemouth
17 Nov 2012

Shape up for Christmas: free taster sessions at Ippon Gym, Bournemouth

There’s just over a month to go until Christmas and if you are still hoping to shape up and slim down for the party season, it’s time to get serious.

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14 Nov 2012

Guest blog: measure your mood with Moodscope

The first use of the term ‘easy chair’ to describe a comfortable place to sit seems, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, to have been in 1707. Although it’s a

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13 Nov 2012

£5 wines? It should be quality not quantity

We may all be skint in the run-up to Christmas but a new report urges us to reach for the £10 bottle of wine – well, over a £5 bottle,

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