Aug 20

Review: The Stepmother

The Stepmother Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre Until September 9 www.cft.org.uk 01243 781312 Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore The words ‘seldom performed’ in a marketing blurb can trigger alarm bells. In many cases there’s a damn good reason why directors don’t dust down certain plays. In this instance, however, it’s an absolute mystery why it has taken …

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Aug 19

The Ultimate Guide To Clearing Your Clutter

Last year I became quite obsessed with decluttering. In fact, thanks to Marie Kondo I think we all did. I have never liked being surrounded by a lot of stuff. I have always hated clutter. Which is why I am feeling rather proud. My husband and I have got rid of thousands of things. There …

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Aug 19

Shocking New Study Reveals Overwhelming Sexism in TV & Film Ads

Women may be fighting for equality but there is still a long way to go. TV, cinema and online adverts are overwhelmingly biased against women, with men appearing on screen FOUR times more than women, and men speaking SEVEN times more than women, according to groundbreaking new research. The study by the Geena Davis Institute …

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Aug 19

All Play – No Work

We all lead busy lives, whether we go out to work or stay at home, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get what we want done, and very often this leads to the ‘all work, and no plya’ scenario which is damaging to our well-being. Luckily there is a way …

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Aug 18

Hugh Grant Saved a Fortune By Being His Own Acting Agent

Hugh Grant has had a career most actors would envy, and he didn’t get there by being stupid. He revealed that for four years he created a fake acting agent called James Howe Ealy, who was actually Hugh himself. He just used a fake email address. The actor said that he “saved myself an absolute fortune.” …

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Aug 17

What To Read in August

A romance novel that you can really get your teeth into. Engaging characters and a brilliant story.  Any Dream Will Do By Debbie Macomber It’s never too late to start again. Two unlikely friends find the strength in each other to overcome their painful pasts. Shay Benson adored her younger brother. She did all she could to …

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Aug 17

Busy Builders – Hape Crane Lift

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Entertain and inspire the little engineer in your life with the Hape Crane Lift. As with all Hape toys it’s so easy to put together – no screwdrivers or scissors needed while your child hops impatiently from foot to foot. The crane lift gives hours of fun and helps develop hand/eye coordination and encourages creative …

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Aug 16

Mobile Gaming: An Incredible Smartphone Success Story

When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, it’s fair to say it transformed the mobile phone industry. Within a couple of years, a smartphone went from being a device for business people and tech enthusiasts to something everybody wanted. One wonders if, at the time, Apple ever realised how much smartphones were also going to …

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