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McFadden dances his way to the winning trophy

POSTED ON 22 DECEMBER 2017

Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones were announced the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 last Saturday and received the glitterball trophy The former Holby City actor beat finalists Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson and Debbie McGee along with their dance partners. Each couple performed three times and included a judges pick, a showdance and …


Sir Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017!

POSTED ON 20 DECEMBER 2017

The world 10,000 m champion and winner of 10 major global titles said he can’t stop staring at the trophy and is in shock after being voted the winner Bookmakers considered the 34-year-old as the third favourite to win, whilst boxer Anthony Joshua was favourite; he had a fine year which included defeating Wladimir Klitschko …


Get your baking into the festive spirit

POSTED ON 18 DECEMBER 2017

Who doesn’t love a mince pie! These quick Christmassy bites are perfect for the festive season Preparation time: less than 30 minutes Cooking time: 10-30 minutes Makes 12 Equipment and preparation: For this recipe you will need a 12-hole muffin tin and 8cm/3in fluted pastry cutter Ingredients: For the pastry 175g/6oz plain flour 75g/2½oz cold …


Lewis Hamilton accelerates to victory in the 2017 Formula One Drivers’ Championship

POSTED ON 15 DECEMBER 2017

Having not won the 2016 drivers’ title, Hamilton has turned a new corner this year to win his fourth title, whilst breaking numerous records Being the highest class of single-seat auto racing around, Formula One dazzles us every year with breath-taking cars, elegantly-designed tracks, and ground-breaking speeds. A speed of just over two hundred and …


‘Tis the season for selling and buying

POSTED ON 13 DECEMBER 2017

At this time of year, people looking at selling or buying a home can get the winter blues, but recent figures show that there is no better time than the festive season to go for the big move In 2015, Rightmove revealed a significant increase of traffic to their website between Christmas day and New …


Snow has fallen… all around us

POSTED ON 11 DECEMBER 2017

Be careful on the roads today! Motorists throughout the UK have been warned about Black Ice Monday Building a snowman over the weekend may have been all fun and games but now it’s back to reality. Following the wintry weekend, snow has turned to ice leaving thousands of people stranded at airports and hundreds of …


Gift inspiration for all the family

POSTED ON 08 DECEMBER 2017

  Christmas is drawing ever closer, so make sure you are prepared with your gift buying. Here we feature a selection of ideas to help you on your way For Him Comedy Night for Two Treat yourself and your other half to an evening of top class entertainment with this Comedy Night Ticket for Two. …


Winter-proof your home

POSTED ON 06 DECEMBER 2017

Having something go wrong in your home can be both very costly and inconvenient, especially during winter. So here are some of the most important things to keep in mind when preparing your home for the colder weather Having your boiler break down amidst an unexpected snow storm and having ice cold drafts creep into …


‘Tis the season to be festive: Christmas markets

POSTED ON 04 DECEMBER 2017

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year and it’s the perfect season to wrap up warm and over indulge with luxurious hot drinks – and yes that does include mulled wine and cider! What’s better than absorbing all the festive cheer in some of the most beautiful Christmas markets around the world? Christmas …


Winter is… here!

POSTED ON 01 DECEMBER 2017

Your winter coat becomes the most valuable asset of your wardrobe throughout the season and will probably receive the most wear, so make sure you choose wisely Not only is your winter coat the centrepiece of your fashion but it also becomes your life. The nights are drawing darker and the wind is getting chillier, …