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London-based arts company City Academy opens its doors to thank key health workers

2020-03-28 10:28:05

London-based arts company City Academy opens its doors to thank key health workers Performing and Creative Arts company City Academy is offering each NHS and care-home worker £500 worth of free arts courses. Inspired by the valiant efforts of staff on the front line fighting COVID-19, the London-based arts company has made their full range of short courses - up to a total value of £500 - available at no charge. The offer encompasses day and evening arts courses in...Read more

Happy 60th Mini! 1959-2019

2019-08-26 09:21:25

The iconic Mini is 60 years old, Mini enthusiasts the world over celebrate. With an active and truly versatile fan community all around the classic Mini was already established in Great Britain designed by Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS, RDI an English-Greek designer. Right from the start, fans expressed their common interest in the car and the brand by exchanging knowledge and experience all about the Mini and its technical features. Due to the charming character of this...Read more

Fewer than one in ten appoint someone to manage their lives if they lose mental capacity

If death is a topic we like to avoid – six out of ten people have not made a will – the thought of becoming incapable of running our own lives is even more taboo. Fewer than one in ten adults in England and Wales have taken steps to appoint someone they trust to step in and look after their affairs if they become incapacitated. Yet the prospect of living out old age in ill health and mental confusion is...Read more

Chickpea and coriander veggie burger with chips and coleslaw

Chickpea and coriander veggie burger with chips and coleslaw by Josh Eggleton 1 Begin by pickling the cucumber. Place the vinegar, sugar, spices and salt in a pan over a medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl and transfer to the fridge to chill 150ml of white wine vinegar 150g of caster sugar 2 black peppercorns 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 1/4...Read more

More inspired by their own grandparents than celebrities

2019-01-06 13:24:21

Two thirds of 18 to 39 year-olds admit they are more inspired by their own grandparents than celebrities – and have a real interest in spending time getting to know their elders. ‘Interesting’, ‘wise’ and ‘experienced’ are among the words the younger generation use to describe older folk, according to a study. Researchers found young adults are no longer giving blanket stereotypes to older generations, and instead found 88 per cent typically respect those over the age of 65. ‘Knowledgeable’,...Read more

Strictly Come Dancing’, minus scathing remarks from Craig!

2018-10-09 15:50:08

Do you love the glitz and glammer of the BBC’s smash hit; ‘Strictly Come Dancing’? With the staggering success of the format showing no sign of slowing down it’s now replicated in 43 countries around the globe under the name of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and in Germany with RTL’s ‘Let’s Dance’. Murcia is famous for its vast choice of sporting activities including, golf, sailing and cycling but for those of us wanting to improve our skills on the dance...Read more

Over 50s would rather eat takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant?

2018-09-18 11:41:09

More than half of Brits over 50 would rather eat a takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant, it has emerged.Researchers who carried out a detailed study found a large percentage prefer the option of sinking into the sofa and ordering grub after a long day at work instead of dining at a ‘pretentious’ a la carte eatery. Among the things which put people off opting for a ‘posh meal’ are small portions, long waiting lists for tables and...Read more

Peach cobbler

2018-09-09 11:14:45

Peach cobbler by Louise Robinson Ingredients PEACH COBBLER FILLING 8 peaches, ripe, halved, stoned and cut into wedges 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded 1 lime, zested 40g of light muscovado sugar 1 orange, zested and juiced TOPPING 420g of plain flour 30g of caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder, level 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 135g of unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 2cm cubes buttermilk, 200–270ml as needed 1 large egg yolk double cream, 1–2 tbsp 1 tbsp of...Read more

These are the top 40 things over 65s say keep them feeling young

2018-06-18 10:20:20

News Copy - By Astrid Hall An active love life, drinking red wine and doing yoga are among the top 40 things which keep you young, according to research. The poll of 1,500 over-65s also revealed singing along to music, spending time with people younger than yourself and doing puzzles also featured. And when it comes to how you feel on the inside, the outside does matter, with wearing whatever clothes you like, treating yourself to a nice haircut and...Read more

Can you spot the anachronisms in this Victorian street scene?

2018-06-11 13:38:09

By Emma Elsworthy If you are you a baby boomer,  this one is for you. Pictured here is a scene from a busy street in a bygone era. Horses and carriages vie for space on the hectic road while ladies and gentlemen go about their daily business. But lurking somewhere in this old-fashioned scene are ten anachronisms – things which are out of place or do not fit in a particular era, age or time. Can you spot the 10...Read more