Oct 22

Recommended Reads | As the Sun Breaks Through By Ellie Dean

THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it’s not …

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Oct 21

Spicy Pumpkin Soup – the perfect Halloween Recipe

As Autumn is slowing creeping up upon us shops are displaying their Halloween goods and every supermarket is piled high with pumpkins. The tradition of pumpkin carving comes of course from America, but its origins go much further back. The Celts first carved faces into hollowed out turnips and put in a small candle to …

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Oct 18

Cosy Christmas Reading – Book Reviews

A Nightingale Christmas Promise by Donna Douglas

A Nightingale Christmas Promise by Donna Douglas East London, 1914: Britain is preparing for war. As young men queue up across the country to enlist, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits… Anna has had a happy upbringing in her parent’s bakery in Bethnal Green. But as war descends her family’s German roots …

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Oct 17

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: DEAL FEVER

It’s always a great moment in an author’s life when that email arrives. You know, the one which says something along the lines of ‘we’d like to publish your book’. Cue general celebration – but even so, for me it was a case of once bitten twice shy. A little like when your first boyfriend …

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Oct 16

SUE RYDER OPENS ITS FIRST EVER POP UP, PACKED WITH CELEBRITY DONATIONS

Charity crawlers, and celeb enthusiasts, look no further. For just one day only on Friday October 19th, Sue Ryder will be opening its pop up shop in Mayfair, with donations from famous faces including Eddie Redmayne, Kate Moss, Sam Smith and Daniel Radcliffe. The temporary treasure chest will be hosted in one of London’s grandest …

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Oct 16

Book Review: The Strength of Wills by Allen Walker

There’s humour and Nazi horror in equal measure in Allen Walker’s brave new WW2 novel, finds Lucy Bryson. By Lucy Bryson On September 1, 1939, Hitler launched an invasion of Poland that triggered the start of World War II. The battle for Poland only lasted about a month before a Nazi victory. But the invasion …

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Oct 16

Thirsk Ladies Group is intent on dazzling Thirsk again

  Thirsk Ladies Group – an unstoppable medley of business and non business women – decided in 2001 that they should increase the number of Christmas lights in Thirsk. With a small Committee of 8 they work under the Thirsk & |District Business Associate rules and regulations. Originally £1,000 was needed to run the lights …

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Oct 16

Nearly Half of Women Make Up STEM Employment

Over the past few decades, there has been a massive rise in the female workforce, with the employment rate of women aged 25 to 54 up from 57% in 1975 to a record high of 78% in 2017. In fact, recent reports collected by http://freshstudentliving.co.uk/ found women in the UK are 35% more likely to go to …

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