Partners of miscarriage sufferers ‘ignored’

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage Association. This represents a very large group of people who may require additional help and support, as more than 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage and a further 2% are ectopic – when a fertilised...

London Cabbie cycling to Paris for Stroke charity

  By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor London taxi driver swaps his cab for two wheels, to tackle the London to Paris Bike Ride for the Stroke Association  Hornchurch resident John Clark,54 is getting ready to cycle 234 miles, over five days, through two countries, as he takes on the London to Paris Bike Ride to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. John, a London cab driver, will be swapping his cab for his bike in September as he cycles...

I put Olive Oil on my cereal & my face

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Actor and Olive Oil Expert, Felipe Mattei, has the curious habit of adding olive oil not only to his salads, but also to desserts, cereal and even to his face! He claims that using olive oil “inside out” is not only pleasurable and healthy but also a way to look better. The notion of pouring olive oil over your breakfast may sound strange; however Felipe argues that olive oil is a much tastier and healthier...

Intimately Speaking: Looking Good ‘Down There’ Matters

By Laura Casewell When it comes to a woman’s body there are certain parts most don’t like to talk about - especially the intimate areas. However that’s all set to change now a revolutionary energy-assisted device has landed in the UK, which promises to not only improve the appearance of ‘down there’ but also give the sex drive a makeover too. And the best bit? It can cost less than £1,000. Many women who suffer from skin laxity around and...

Benefits of Non-Surgical Body Contouring

By Laura Casewell From time to time most of us have looked in the mirror and prodded a part of ourselves we’re not happy with. Recent research suggests that women are most critical about their stomachs and thighs, disliking the shapeless areas. If you admire celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Millie Mackintosh and Cheryl Cole with their defined thighs and tight tums, there is an answer – and it’s called body contouring. Contouring the body can be achieved surgically by going...

I urinate 60 times a day…I have virtually no sex, social or work life

By Abbey Haigh, 21     My problems all started just after I’d hit puberty, I was about 13 when I got my first urinary tract infection. In the beginning drinking lots of water and bearing the pain for a few days meant it would clear up for a while but over time the symptoms and the pain got worse. Once I became sexually active I started to discover other problems for instance; pain and bleeding during and after intercourse...

Eating disorder held me down…now I’m climbing the world

By Alexandra Nemeth My problems started in high school when a friend introduced me to a model & dancing company. The pressure and expectations were high at both the school and model company. My problems started one day when the company owner said I had to lose more weight. Other team members heard this and they all came to talk to me and advised against it. But I was the new one and the youngest and I also knew we...

The Relentless London Property Boom

By Render Positive London was never a particularly cheap place to live – in fact, Rightmove’s figures suggest that the average asking price of a property in London has risen by £80,000 since the start of 2014. As a result, prices are now at an all-time high, and only look set to rise in future. However, as is to be expected, some boroughs are significantly more expensive than others, with some enjoying a meteoric rise in prices following different developments,...

Short time to live, so made bucket list to save endangered animals.

By Lisa Milella After I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease six months ago I decided to spend the time I had left helping the world's most endangered species around the globe, from India to the rainforests of Borneo. My bucket list also included sledging with huskies under the Northern Lights in Norway, canoeing up the Amazon and helping rescued dancing bears, a leopard cub and a tiger with toothache in India. When I was told I had a terminal...

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