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 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...

How does Having Children Impact Relationships?

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.

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...

The London Economic

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...

The London Economic

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...

TLE

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

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...

TLE

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...

TLE

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 way to stay Happy and Healthy in the City

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...

Tube Strike Solidarity

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...

Ambitious London

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

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...

TLE

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...

TLE

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...

TLE

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...

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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...

TLE

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 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...