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Jul 14

Learning To Listen To Your Body

Recently I came down with a bout of stress related illness and I beat myself up over having time off. I felt like I was letting everyone down. Now we all get sick and we can’t help it. When it happens we all need to listen to our bodies and just go with it. It’s …

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Jun 14

There’s Something Fishy About Our Lives… Leading Experts Detail New Research and Science Concerning Brain Health

On Thursday 11th June, The Ivy played host to a presentation by three leading experts who detailed new research and science concerning brain health from cradle to grave, including the importance and benefits of omega fatty acids. Professor Michael Crawford, a director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition gave a brief synopsis of what …

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Mar 23

One-Armed Man Builds Prosthetic Arm so He Can Pilot a Plane | Inspirational Stories

By Barry Smyth A one-armed man whose missing limb was severed from the shoulder in a freak biking accident has invented a prosthetic replacement which will allow him to fly a plane. Steven Robinson’s right arm was torn off by another rider’s footpeg during a collision over 30 years ago, and attempts to rebuild his …

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Mar 04

Understanding The Mortgage Minefield

A mortgage is a loan that is taken out to buy a property or piece of land. The loan is then paid back to the lender in monthly instalments over a set term. If the borrower defaults on payments, the lender can ultimately repossess the property and resell it to recover the money. Borrowing a …

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Nov 24

All Hell Let Loose In World War 1 By Wendy Breckon

THE UNTOLD STORY OF WILLIAM AND TOM so that we can give thanks to all those represented by the poppies planted in commemoration at the Tower before memory fades into the frenzy of Christmas. Patriotic fever, uncertainty and a touch of sadness are in the air. The year is 1915. Our country is at war. …

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Nov 11

Times Have Changed, But The Need Remains By Jan Speedie

As one of the tiny team of grannies who run Words for the Wounded (well, tiny in number, if not in shape – we do like our cakes) I thought it apt to take along a grandchild to explore the ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES MUSEUM set within Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Aldershot. GU12 5 RO. It …

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Sep 29

Inspiring Women Awards 2015

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This month saw the launch of the 23rd Inspiring Women Awards at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. The awards celebrate women across the North West in the following categories: – Business Award – Community Award – Entrepreneur Award – Inspirational Leadership in Arts and Culture – Inspiring Young Woman Award (18-25) – Nurturing Female (Company) Talent …

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Sep 17

The Privileged Are Always One-Step Ahead, Right? By Josh Edwards

We have been reminded in the press recently, that the privately educated and the rich seem to get a better deal than the rest of us – but why is this?  Perhaps it is to do with the social network they are able to build. The cliché, ‘it’s not what you know but who you …

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