Charlotte Hope

Charlotte Hope

Are Our Homes Ever Complete?

Are Our Homes Ever Complete?

No matter how much time and effort you put in to your home, at times it can feel as though it will never be exactly as you want it. According to new research, less than one in ten homeowners currently consider their home to be perfect with 55 per cent...

Robert Dyas vs Red House: Which is the Most Cringeworthy?

Robert Dyas has taken the award for most cringeworthy marketing campaign of the festive season after releasing its ‘We’re gay. And straight. And bi…’ advertisement. The ad features staff members of varying sexual orientation promoting products under the strapline “Robert Dyas: where gays and straights can buy drills, and much, much more.” It is...

Video: What Does Being 30 Really Look Like?

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  We all dream of being well on the path to achieving our life goals at 30, but what does 'reality' really look like? Cast your minds back to how you dreamed of adulthood as a child. A fancy car, fancy job and stacks of cash...

British Mums Carry out up to 59 Tasks per Day

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has revealed the average British mum carries out up to 59 different tasks every single school day. The study found the average school mum leaps out of bed by 06:38am in a bid to get ahead of the daily tasks before the rest of the...

How does Having Children Impact Relationships?

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  We all know that having children dramatically alters your life, but what effect does it have on your relationship? New research has revealed that new parents have less quality time together, go on fewer date nights and say ‘I love you’ less often than before they...

10 Reasons why the World is F*cked.

By Adam Turner I'm no philosopher, nor a doctor of psychology. In fact, I'm barely even f*cking literate. I'm just a young, naive lad from Middlesbrough with an opinion - and a deep, underlying bitterness for the modern world. So what right do I have to share my views on...

Men Value Bromance over Romance

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has found men value bromance over romance, with one in six men admitting they don’t consider their partner to be their 'best friend'. Despite agreeing to spend the rest of their lives with this one special person, many men would prefer to turn to their...

John Lewis puts a Man on the Moon

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  John Lewis has put a man on the moon for its 2015 Christmas ad. Following the success of Monty the Penguin in 2014, the retailer has took an astronomic twist this year with pertinent undertones of old age loneliness. The Oasis track Half the World Away...

Too Early for Xmas Ads? We don’t care

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Christmas may still be almost 50 days away, but it's never too early to get in the festive spirit. This year will see brands battling it out for exposure on the TV with the eagerly anticipated John Lewis ad always a hit and other high...

7 Spots to Eat and Drink with the Stars in London

Whether you're a Londoner or just visiting for the weekend, one of the things at the top of everyone's to-do list is to try and spot a celebrity. Which is why the guys at Nights Gone Wild have put together this rather informative infographic to help you eat and drink...

Insect Study Finds Females ‘More Promiscuous in Colder Climates’

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Researchers at the University of Exeter have revealed that females have more sexual partners when they live in colder climates and are happier being monogamous when it is hotter in a study into the behaviour of insects. The study also unveiled that some female fruit flies are genetically...

Top 40 Women’s Women

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Dame Helen Mirren has been named the most empowering female celebrity on a top 40 list of women's women. The study of 2,000 women ranked Mirren above Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet and Oprah Winfrey. Respondents said her 'down to earth personality' and the way she embodies female...

The 100 Greatest things of the Past 30 Years

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The World Wide Web, smart phones, online banking – and the Super Mario Brothers have been named among the greatest things from the past 30 years. Online shopping, WiFi, Google, digital cameras, text messaging, emailing and flat screen TV’s are also considered to be the...

Tips to Fit Fitness Around a Busy Schedule

We are constantly told to keep fit, maintain a healthy diet, and take care of our wellbeing, but isn’t that easier said than done when the world moves almost too fast for us to keep up? Between working, commuting, taking care of our homes and family, and attempting to have...

Video: Tinder Launches Super Like Feature

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Tinder has released a new 'Super Like' feature which allows users to swipe up to indicate a heightened level of interest. Users have traditionally had the choice of swiping right or swiping left on a person’s profile.  But now Tinder is introducing the option of...

Britain’s Favourite Classic Literary Heroines Revealed

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Britain's all-time favourite classic literary heroines have been revealed in a new survey. According to the list, Elizabeth Bennet, the charming and quick-witted protagonist from Jane Austin’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, takes the crown as the nation’s all-time favourite classic literary heroine. Agatha Christie’s much-loved detective Miss...

Five Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy in the City

By Milly Kelly, Health/Beauty Editor Recently the Royal Town Planning Institute issued an article outlining the extensive impact that our environment has on our physical and mental health. Turns out that urban areas can and do cause some serious problems for us city dwellers, meaning we are literally surrounded by things that...

Sweeten up the Tube Strike with Free Chocolate

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Londoners affected by the planned tube strike on Thursday have the chance to sweeten the day up with  complimentary chocolate delivered straight to their home or office within 10 minutes. Gett, an on-demand app that lets you instantly book a licensed black cab with your...

Londoners the ‘Most Ambitious’ in the Country

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Londoners consider themselves to be the most ambitious in the country, according to a new study mapping personality traits across Britain. Liverpudlians were found to be the happiest, funniest and most honest people in the country – while those in Sheffield are the most ruthless and selfish....

Like Magic: Iconic Asda Pocket Tap Returns

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The iconic Asda 'pocket tap' ad has appeared on screens after a lengthy absence to celebrate the supermarket's 50th anniversary. The commercial first appeared in 1977 and over the years featured celebrities like Carry On legend Hattie Jacques, actress Julie Walters and former England football...

Brits Throw Away over £22K in their Lifetime

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has found Brits throw away a massive £22,000 worth of items in their lifetime. A poll of 2,000 adults found that an average 59 non-perishable items are flung out or given away every year despite being in good working order. The lifetime figure...

Are we Breaking the Law more Frequently than we think?

 By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent From speeding to stealing, avoiding travel fares to having sex in public – Brits are breaking the law on a regular basis, new research reveals. The average person breaks 17 laws a year and commits at least one crime every month, some without even knowing...

Five Months Spent Choosing What to Wear

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has revealed the average woman spends almost five months of her working life choosing what to wear. The study found deciding what to wear for work, at weekends and for nights out mean women will spend more than an hour of each week simply considering their outfits. Over...

Soapbox Supercars Roam the Streets of London

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  In preparation for the much anticipated Red Bull Soapbox Race, soapbox supercars take to the streets of London to build excitement of the upcoming event at Alexandra Palace on 12th July. Soapbox versions of a Range Rover, Lamborghini and Bentley clad in metallic gold, a...

Dave Grohl, 5SOS, Nick Grimshaw and Leo DiCaprio

On Stage Mishaps Here I’ll be putting two stories into one tiny little segment, because I’m mad like that. Also in a way they’re both kind of non-stories and by pushing them together I’m trying to get one decent story out of it. STORY THE FIRST is that Dave Grohl,...

Brits in Hot Water for Forgetting Key Dates and Information

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  New research has revealed Brits are getting themselves into hot water for forgetting important dates or information. According to a study of 2,000 people, one in five men have got themselves into trouble for forgetting important dates or information and one in ten blokes say...

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Healthy Holiday Essentials

I've just come back from two weeks in Brazil (I know, I know, it's a tough life) and gave little to no thought about what to take with me to keep me healthy. This resulted in weight gain and terrible, terrible mosquito bites. With my multiple faux pas in mind, I bring...

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IP: Combatting the Production of Counterfeit Goods

By Chris McLeod As Alibaba rolls out technology to catch counterfeit fashion retailers and fights a lawsuit brought by a luxury design house, Versace fights off a singular London artist that has sued the iconic brand for allegedly copying a t-shirt design. It’s become increasingly difficult to figure out who...

Run Diaries

Run Diaries

I just signed up for my second half marathon of the year. Am I insane? Quite possibly. Let me talk you a little bit through my first half marathon - of this year and of my life - which I completed in the relatively decent time of 2.07.56 in February....

The Column – Taylor, Jaden Smith and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg smoked weed at the White House Snoop Dogg - are we calling him that again? Wasn’t he Snoop Lion for a time? Why was that? We’ll never know. I mean, a simple Google would tell us, but let’s not get bogged down in the specifics. Anyway, Snoop Dogg...

The Spa: Overcoming the Stigma

The Spa: Overcoming the Stigma

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor There is a stigma around men visiting spas which, in my time, I have been as much a purveyor of as a victim. In laddish circles even the use of hair conditioner can seem a bit iffy, so throw body clay and cucumbers into the...

The Column – Justin Bieber, Taylor and Calvin, Jessie J

Justin Bieber prepares his Blue Steel Presumably, by now, you’ll have seen that Zoolander is making its return soon. This was announced in excellent fashion (deliberate pun) at the end of the Valentino Autumn/Winter 2015 show, which was closed by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in character from the movie,...