Telford Lifestyle - Issue 56 (July & August 2022)

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Telford Lifestyle

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What’s Local News On... House & Home “Live Local. Shop Local. Love Local.”

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08 WHAT’S ON The latest news on what’s going on across the area over summer months...


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Recipe ideas for summer - ideal for outdoor dining and picnics. There’s Parmigiano Reggiano Pâté on Sourdough Toast with Honey and Figs, and Parmigiano Reggiano Roast Potato Salad with Parsley, Egg, and Caper Dressing...


Summer is here, and with it comes holiday season. Wherever you are going you will need a fabulous swimsuit or bikini - we take a look at Primark for inspiration.


One of my favourite Home decor trends - Coastal living is a popular home trend, that allows us to have a coastal vibe - all year round!

62 MOTORING Motoring reviewer Syd Taylor test drives the Genesis G70 SB: the new premium brand owned by Hyundai that's marketed in a new and revolutionary way. No dealers! It includes 5 years servicing and courtesy car plus 5 years warranty.

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A warm welcome awaits you...

The Lion Inn Priorslee Under New Management...


Our Traditional Menu, with Filled Yorkshire Puddings a speciality! Food available Lunchtimes, Evenings and Sunday Roasts.

A Choice of Cask Ales, fully stocked bar and a great wine selection. Our large Beer Garden is perfect for the Summer - complete with Outdoor Bar!

Barista Coffee Machine - sit in or take away.

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The summer holidays are nearly here, and with the kids off school and work shutdowns, it’s time to start thinking about having some fun in the sun.

I love to travel. We visited Porthmadog in North Wales recently, and it was really lovely. But there are also loads of places to visit locally - in and around Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

In Telford we have swimming, golf, skiing, skating, climbing, attractions (like Hoo Farm and the Exotic Zoo), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and of course our lovely outdoor green spaces, local nature reserves and the Town Park, to name just a few.

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air...” Ralph Waldo Emerson


ou may have thought, like me, that the end of the pandemic would bring better times, but with the war in Ukraine, and the cost-of-living crisis hot on the heels of Covid it still a difficult time. With soaring energy and food bills causing concerns for just about every one of us, it seems like there is no end to the worries in sight, and this is causing uncertainty for many. There are some positives to look forward to with the return of festivals and bigger events to the area, that were not able to go ahead over the last couple of years, like the return of Telford Carnival on 17th July celebrating Telford’s people and places, heritage and future, and Telford Balloon Fiesta on 26th, 27th and 28th August with family fun and entertainment, plus Shrewsbury Steam Rally is back on Sun 28th – Mon 29th August - which should be great fun. ca l Lo

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Best of all, many of these events are free to attend - so what’s not to like about that?! As always we have our regular motoring review from Syd Taylor, summer recipe ideas to tempt your tastebuds, summer fashion, home and garden and much more. We have of course brought you some of the best local businesses and services from across the area too, covering everything from gardening to theatre shows - and everything in between. Check out our what’s on page for a selection of events which will be running over July & August. We hope you have a fantastic summer. Do let us know on our social media which events you are planning on going to, or about any other events that we haven’t shared yet - we will be happy to spread the word.

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Wholesome Food | Real Ales | Tanners Wines | Monthly Pub Quiz | Live Music

A Well-loved Village Pub!

The Mill at Leighton is a family friendly village pub where the community comes together and everyone is welcome.

A firm favourite amongst the local villages and regulars, serving real ales, fine wines and great food, this community owned pub has a long history that dates back to The Domesday. Formerly known as The Kynnersley Arms, The Mill at Leighton is ideally situated between Ironbridge and Shrewsbury on the B4380. Serving delicious food that is freshly prepared and cooked on site, using locally sourced Shropshire produce where possible, Manager Gareth Penny has previously worked at Buckingham Palace.

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The Mill at Leighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY5 6RN Call: 01952 443 559 or or email:

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JULY 1 JULY 2022 Tears For Fears with special guest Alison Moyet Telford Town Park, Telford 2 JULY 2022 Summer Fest Lawley Village Green, Telford 2 JULY 2022 Tom Grennan QE11 Arena, Telford Town Park, Telford 3 JULY 2022 Bryan Adams QE11 Arena, Telford Town Park, Telford 9 JULY 2022 Newport Show Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport

10 JULY 2022 RSB at Ironbridge Brass Band Festival 2022 — Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale 23 JULY 2022 Telford Fake Festival Telford Town Park, Telford


3 AUGUST 2022 Summer Family Friendly Walk & Den Building Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge 13 AUGUST 2022 Battle of Britain Proms Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

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20-21 AUGUST 2022 Shropshire Food & Family Festival Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport 24 AUGUST 2022 Summer Family Friendly Walk & Picnic Hodge Bower, Ironbridge 26 AUGUST 2022 Telford Jobs Fair Mercure Telford Centre Hotel, Telford 26, 27, 28 AUGUST 2022 Telford Balloon Fiesta Telford Town Park 28 AUGUST 2022 Shrewsbury Steam Rally Onslow Park, Shrewsbury

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A Weekend of Live Music at Telford Tears For Fears, Tom Grennan and Bryan Adams

A trio of headline music acts are to perform live at Telford Town Park’s QE11 arena. On Friday 1 July Tears for Fears are performing with special guests Alison Moyet and The Shires followed on Saturday 2 July with Tom Grennan supported by Ella Henderson and the weekend is finishing on Sunday 3 July with Bryan Adams supported by Feeder. The weekend of music is part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s year of packed events and they are working with Orchard Live to bring these headline acts to Telford. The QE11 arena is situated in Telford Town Park and provides the backdrop for this series of open air concerts for fans to enjoy. Tickets are on sale now at Councillor Shaun Davies (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council Leader, said

“This is a fantastic moment that we are looking forward to, a huge weekend in the event calendar where local residents as well as visitors from across the region can purchase tickets to see these acts.

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We are delighted to be working with Orchard Live again this year to bring internationally renowned music acts to Telford. The QE11 provides a great backdrop that showcases the green spaces of the borough whilst providing an accessible venue for all to enjoy“. Connor Cupples, Operations Manager of Orchard Live said.

‘’We are thrilled to be working with Telford & Wrekin Council again, to bring a brilliant weekend of music to the QEII ARENA this July. The shows with Tom Jones and Olly Murs last year were an amazing success and I’m sure it will be the same again this time round’’

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Summer Returns to

Wellington! The latest news and events for Summer...

Wellington celebrates Jubilee in style

Wellington’s Midsummer Fayre over the Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend was a resounding success, with the centre of Wellington packed with residents and visitors – including a ‘royalty through the ages’ procession. Joining in the fun were visitors from Wellington’s twin town of Châtenay-Malabry, France, who were visiting for the weekend festivities.

Wellington celebrates being ‘Shropshire’s Outstanding Community’ Over the weekend of 2 & 3 July, residents of Wellington opened their beautiful private gardens in aid of local Shropshire charity, Community Resource. The weekend concluded with a community tea party in the stunning grounds of Sunnycroft, with the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner and High Sheriff of Shropshire Selina Graham in attendance to celebrate Wellington winning first place as ‘Shropshire’s Outstanding Community’ and to thank the many volunteers and organisations who contribute to the fabric of Wellington life.

Photos: Left - Midsummer Fayre 2022 and Right - Late night openers May 2022

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Late nights and new businesses

We welcome even more new businesses to Wellington… and wish them luck! Mature Nighclub (formerly Meduza) on the Parade Harleys Barbers on Crown St

Creative Kate in the Market Annexe

Bali Clothing and Lola’s Caribbean Kitchen in the Market Jodies Dog Grooming on the High Street

and Prem's Wedding Decoration which is moving to the Market Square.

Wellington businesses are also opening their doors every Thursday for late night shopping evenings which started in May.


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UK’s first off-grid bus station opens in Wellington, Telford... Every shelter is constructed using hundreds of recycled plastic bottles. The shelter roofs are also put to work thanks to a low-growing plant called ‘sedum’, giving back to nature with pockets of urban wilderness, providing a home for insects and bees and absorbing carbon. Over the lifespan of the bus station, carbon savings of 55 tonnes will be achieved, the same as planting more than 750 new trees.

Today, Telford & Wrekin Council opened the UK’s first bus station to generate its own electricity, in a bid to further reduce the carbon footprint of the borough and meet our ambitious target for net zero by 2030. The council has worked with suppliers Etesian Green and Journeo to create an ‘off-grid’ station where power is generated by multi-directional wind turbines and solar panels producing renewable, carbon-free energy. Energy available day and night will be harnessed, with each individual shelter generating approximately 820 kilowatthours a year, enough electricity to supply a house for three months. This energy will power the lighting, CCTV and live timetable information boards in the shelters.

It’s not just energy saving measures that have been incorporated into the station; the passenger information technology includes improved accessibility and security features such as voice and push button announcements.

Councillor Carolyn Healy (Labour), Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Green Spaces, Natural and Historic Environment & Cultural Services said: “The bus shelters are another step forward in our green journey to help tackle the climate emergency. “We are pioneering the installation of smart shelters powered by solar panels and micro wind turbine technology and were one of the first in the region to welcome bus stops with living roofs - clear examples of how we’re actively embedding renewable technology and bringing it to life – helping improve the borough’s climate, biodiversity and air quality.

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“The work continues well into the future as for every micro turbine installed, our contractor Etesian Green will plant 10 trees.” Technical director Ben Fagg at Etesian Green said:

“Etesian Green is a collaboration of companies formed to deliver next generation renewable solutions to the ‘out of home’ and outdoor network environments. Our vision is to accelerate the UK’s clean energy transition through the use of our innovative wind & solar technologies at a local level. “We envision bus shelters & stations, streets, car parks, coastlines, business parks, city centres, remote and residential areas all benefiting from its service. With the ability to be on and off grid we are looking to support EV charging schemes and in partnership with 21st also seeking to provide key statistical data on energy savings, air quality, wind speeds and temperatures. “We stand on the threshold of a new, greener, and more resilient era. Together we hold extraordinary power in our hands.” A further £250,000k is being invested over the next two years with more eco bus shelters being rolled out in support of the council’s bid to make the borough cleaner, greener and safer.

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23 JULY 2022 Dragon Boat Festival Pengwern Boat Club Shrewsbury

29 JULY 2022 Church Stretton Arts Festival St Lawrence’s, Church Stretton

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5 AUGUST 2022 Open Air Cinema - Bohemian Rhapsody Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Shrewsbury


12 AUGUST 2022 Shrewsbury Flower Show The Quarry, Shrewsbury

1-2 JULY 2022 Heal Festival Greenhous West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury

12 AUGUST 2022 9th North Shropshire Big Weekend Welshampton Parish Hall, Ellesmere

6 JULY 2022 The Little Mermaid Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 10 JULY 2022 Shrewsbury Classic Car Festival, Douglas Swire Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury 15 JULY 2022 Madness The Quarry, Shrewsbury

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16 JULY 2022 Let’s Rock Shrewsbury The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury

20 AUGUST 2022 Shropshire Astronomical Society Meeting & Stargazing Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury 26-29 AUGUST 2022 Shrewsbury Folk Festival Greenhous West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury 26, 27, 28 AUGUST 2022 Telford Balloon Fiesta Telford Town Park 28-29 AUGUST 2022 Shrewsbury Steam Rally Onslow Park, Shrewsbury 16 What’s On Shrewsbury


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NHS issues hay fever guidance to help cut unnecessary prescription costs

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Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has issued a set of tips for tacking symptoms of hay fever, along with information on where to find help. It is not usually necessary to see a GP if you have hay fever symptoms, you can access treatment from your pharmacy without the need for a prescription. Local pharmacists are available for quick, free advice with no appointment necessary, and advice can also be obtained from the NHS website. During the last 12 months, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin prescribed 61,755 items to patients to treat mild hay fever – costing £237,167. All of these items would have been easily and cheaply available over the counter; for example a packet of 30 tablets can cost as little as £2 but would cost £9.35 on prescription.


Common Condition Hay fever is a common condition also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis. It affects around 1 in 5 of us in the UK and mainly affects people between March and September. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen; the fine powder produced by trees, flowers and weeds. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and headaches. Although hay fever is often harmless unfortunately there is no cure, so healthcare professionals suggest avoiding pollen alongside managing symptoms with over-the-counter treatments available from pharmacies and supermarkets. These include antihistamine tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops. Liz Walker, Chief Pharmacist at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG, offers this advice; “A lot of people still visit their GP for advice on hay fever. However, it’s far better to ask your local pharmacist if you’re not sure what treatment is suitable for the symptoms you have. Pharmacists provide free help and advice and you don’t need to book an appointment. We have a range of treatments in stock, from eye drops to tablets and these are often far cheaper than prescriptions.” Dr Deborah Shepherd, Medical Director for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says “We all have a responsibility to look after our own health and our NHS. By visiting a pharmacy to discuss hay fever symptoms you’ll be saving yourself time and money, freeing up GP appointments for people with urgent needs and helping the NHS save money on unnecessary prescription costs.” To find out our hints and tips on staying sneeze-free this summer, visit our website.

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16 JULY 2022 MG40 Celebration Weekend RAF Cosford 16 JULY 2022 Down on the Farm Festival The Gifford Arms, Wolverhampton

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30 JULY 2022 Made Festival Wolverhampton Racecourse, Wolverhampton

JULY 2 JULY 2022 Halesowen Carnival Highfields Park, Halesowen 2 JULY 2022 Netherton Park Fun Day & Music Festival Netherton Park, Dudley 2-3 JULY 2022 Camper Jam Festival Weston Park 8-10 JULY 2022 Supersonic Festival Birmingham 9 JULY 2022 Newport Show Chetwynd Deer Park Newport

29 JULY 2022 2 Night Music Festival and Family Camping The Kingswood Trust, Wolverhampton

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3 AUGUST 2022 Thriller Live Wolverhampton Grand, Wolverhampton 13 AUGUST 2022 Battle of Britain Proms Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

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19-21 AUGUST 2022 Camp Bestival North Weston Park 20 AUGUST 2022 The Big 90’s & 00’s RnB Festival The Hangar, Wolverhampton 28 AUGUST 2022 Shrewsbury Steam Rally Onslow Park, Shrewsbury 26, 27, 28 AUGUST 2022 Telford Balloon Fiesta Telford Town Park RECYCLE ME PLEASE

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Boulton’s Master Butcher at work...

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Master butcher Martin Boulton and his wife Nikola run Boulton’s Butchers in Little Dawley, and have now opened a new shop in the heart of Madeley’s Anstice Square - the first butchers shop in the town for over a decade.

Bringing this proper butchers shop back to Madeley is very special to Martin, as it was in the towns old Banks Butchers that he completed his apprenticeship over 30 years ago. So he and his wife are really excited to be back in Madeley, where it all began. Plus they have taken on two new apprentice butchers, which is really important, as it will help keep these traditional skills going for the future. Butcher’s shops have a charm all of their own, that old style shop where people pop in for a chat and a bit of

banter with friends, and to buy some great quality fresh meat - and Boulton’s meats and pies are very good indeed. The shop has an upmarket ‘Farm Shop’ style feel to it, selling the finest quality meats, steaks, burgers, bacon, joints, chops, BBQ packs and everything else you would expect from a traditional butcher. There is a deli counter for cheese, pork pies, quiches and pasties, and there is also vegetarian and vegan food available, and fish too - something for everyone!. From Sunday roasting joints, to sumptuous steaks, or quality sausages and burgers for a family barbeque - they have something for everyone at Boulton’s. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, quality products, all at affordable prices.

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Win tickets for a Family Day out at Shrewsbury Steam Rally! This year there will be a Sentinel Spectacular, celebrating the locally produced products manufactured at the Sentinel Works, in Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury; which included everything from buses and steam wagons to railcars and steam trains!

The County of Salop Steam Engine Society 2022 Rally will take place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday, - Sunday 28th August and Monday 29th August and Shrewsbury Lifestyle have three sets of Adult Tickets to be won in this exciting competition. Shrewsbury Steam Rally will be in the lovely setting of Onslow Park, near Shrewsbury where the two-day event will showcase over 1000 exciting exhibits; and a highly-entertaining variety of attractions. Entering the postcode SY3 5EE will bring you straight to Onslow Park. Visitors will be able to enjoy the wonderful spectacle of steam engines, and beautifully preserved classic vehicles from yesteryear, all to delight visitors to the popular annual family event. Tickets are on sale, at the event or online now at

In the main arena, spectators can also enjoy moving convoys of historic commercial vehicles, including buses and fire engines; vintage cycles; working horses; vintage tractors; preand post World War II cars; classic motorcycles; and perambulators... with all entrants invited to be in period costume. The Rally covers 45 acres of beautiful parkland, with 6 acres of Trade Stands. Olde Time Fair offers lots of fun, with steam-powered rides for all - accompanied by vintage fairground music. Visitors can take a nostalgic look at the farming of 'days gone by' and see an exciting mix of impressive working machines and shire horses that capture the history and heritage of farming in the Victorian era. Also ‘tractors galore!’ and fantastic Tractor Pulling to excite!

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Parmigiano Reggiano

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Parmigiano Reggiano Pâté on Sourdough Toast with Honey and Figs

INGREDIENTS - 200g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated - 150g Low fat soft cheese - 2 tbsp. Finely chopped chives - Freshly ground black pepper - 4 Figs, sliced into wedges - 2 tbsp. Clear honey - Pinch ground nutmeg - Slices of sourdough bread - Olive oil, for drizzling - Whole almonds, extra figs, and chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano, to serve METHOD 1. Put the grated Parmigiano Reggiano into a mixing bowl with the soft cheese and chives and beat with a wooden spoon to combine. Season with a little freshly ground black pepper. Keep chilled until ready to serve. 2. Put the figs into a saucepan with the honey and nutmeg, adding 3tbsp water. Heat and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, until the figs are syrupy.

Serves: 4-6 Serve it on char-grilled sourdough with fresh figs, simmered with honey and nutmeg. Parmigiano Reggiano’s nuanced flavours provide recipe inspiration for plenty of seasonal dishes – from snacks to accompany an aperitivo, to hearty dishes to be enjoyed with the whole family.

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3. Preheat a chargrill pan or the grill. Drizzle the slices of sourdough with a little olive oil, then chargrill or grill until lightly browned. Serve spread with the pâté, topped with some of the figs – with salad leaves, whole almonds, extra figs, and chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano on the side. Recipes courtesy of: Parmigiano Reggiano Visit Like & Follow - Social Media... INSTAGRAM: DEPublications12345 FACEBOOK: DEPublicationsLimited Twitter: @DEPublications

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Summer Picnic and Outdoor Dining Recipe Ideas...

Parmigiano Reggiano Roast Potato Salad... INGREDIENTS • 500g Small potatoes, halved

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• 2 tbsp. Olive oil • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 Eggs • 2 tbsp. Capers, rinsed and drained • 2 tbsp. Fresh parsley, chopped • 2 Handfuls mixed salad leaves • 70g Parmigiano Reggiano, half finely grated, half shaved Dressing: • 3 tbsp. Olive oil • 1½ tbsp. White wine vinegar • 2 tsp. Wholegrain mustard • Pinch of sugar METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan oven 180°C/Gas Mark 6. 2. Put the potatoes into a roasting tin and add the olive oil, tossing to coat. Season with sea salt and black pepper, then roast until brown and crispy. 3. Meanwhile, hard-boil the eggs, then cool them in cold water. Shell and chop them finely. Combine them with the capers and parsley. 4. Arrange the mixed salad leaves on two serving plates and share the potatoes between them. Sprinkle with the grated Parmigiano Reggiano, then top with the egg and caper mixture. 5. Mix the olive oil, vinegar and mustard and add a pinch of sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the salads and finish off with the Parmigiano Reggiano shavings Cook’s tip: It’s always the best idea to work from a block of Parmigiano Reggiano – you’ll release the finest flavour when you grate or shave it freshly. And the best way to shave it? Use a potato peeler!

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Let’s Go

The Beach!

The Summer holidays always mean a day out at the beach with the family. I really look forward to packing up the boot of the car with snorkels, buckets & spades and a picnic basket full of goodies. Even though Telford was recently voted ‘Best Seaside Town’ in a recent poll carried out by TelfordLive - we like to make a day of it and go outof-town. But which beaches are the nearest to us? And, more importantly, which are the best to visit?

The nearest beaches are (as the crow flies) Prestatyn Beach in North Wales, and Wallasey Beach in The Wirral. Wallasey Beach is a sandy beach situated just west of Liverpool. There is plenty of car parking, and the beach is dog friendly which means your four-legged friend can join in the fun. Barmouth Beach is next, and it’s a firm favourite with Salopians, and has been for a long time, as it is only 65 miles away. Barmouth, or Abermaw or even Y Bermo as it is known in Welsh, is southern Snowdonia's most popular seaside resort with

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breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and y... the picturesque harbour. The town's ead r beach, Abermaw, is west facing with e a mixture of sand and some fine shingle and is ideal for bathing and watersports. It can get very busy in the town, a land train runs along the promenade and there are traditional donkey rides, swing boats and amusement arcades. There is good disabled access to the beach. There is also a full range of shops, cafes and pubs are within a short distance. My favourite though is the fresh prawns and crab claws from the Lobster Pot on The Quay (a must on every visit) and Fish & Chips from the local chippy. My favourite beach is Morfa Bychan, commonly known as Black Rock Sands. It’s a sandy beach, with rocky areas - although the rocks aren’t actually black. The beach stretches for about 2 miles and is backed by a dune system which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There are plenty of rockpools to explore here as well as some interesting caves. A river mouth lies at the south-eastern end of the beach, and the village of Morfa Bychan is a few hundred metres away. When the tide is out you can walk around the rocks to Criccieth Beach - which is a pebble beach. The beach has lovely views of the mountains and country-side of Snowdonia National Park. A slipway provides vehicular access to the sands and most visitors park on the beach, making it a popular picnic destination and providing easy access for those with mobility problems. There are designated bathing and boat launching areas. Dogs are banned from the central section of the beach, but are allowed on the eastern and western sections. There are a number of holiday parks in the area surrounding the beach. In the village of Morfa Bychan there are shops, places to eat and a golf club. There are more facilities in the town of Porthmadog, about 2 miles from the beach.

feature it in any future beach articles! Tell us if it is sandy or stony. Is it beach safe for kids and suitable for famililies with small children? Are there lifeguards on duty? Did it have accessible clean toilets or baby changing facilities? What about parking? Is it was dog friendly? Email:

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INTO THE GARDEN... How to make the most of your outdoor space...

! r e m m u s r o f Ready

As spring blooms, we look forward to spending time outdoors and surrounding ourselves with nature, making the most of our patios, gardens, balconies and outdoor spaces! Emerging from our homes we create laidback alfresco areas where lines between the indoors and out are blurred. Design a space where you can slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of everyday life, taking a moment to catch up with loved ones and cherish quality time together.

Evening Garden Setting in Summer with Lights, Seating and Fire Bucket Black Metal Cut Out Garden Fire Pit Bucket, £19.99, Essential Connect 10m 100 Warm White Connectable Fairy Lights Clear Cable, £12.99

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Lights4fun launches their 'Into the Garden' campaign, inspiring customers to make the most of their outdoor space with ambient lighting for every area whether it’s big or small. The campaign centres around the importance of slowing down, spending time outdoors and celebrating the everyday. Lights4fun reveal their expert tips on how to transform your space into a tranquil retreat, making the most of the warmer months ahead. Outdoor living has arrived with an array of garden lanterns, soothing illuminated water features and classic festoon lighting. This launch has everything you'll need to create a serene setting where you can relax and unwind. A display of ambient lighting creates a perfect sense of tranquillity for you to enjoy all summer long. Add festoon lights overhead, accompanied by a variety of TruGlow® candles around your seating of choice makes for the most peaceful retreat.

Above: 20 Warm White Solar Festoon Lights£21.99 & Bowen Black Garden Lantern with TruGlow® Candle Duo

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Elevate your soirees this summer and bring your garden to life by brightening subtle areas of your outdoor space. Create an authentic retreat inspired by nature to make the most of your time outdoors. Introduce delicate hints of warm light within surrounding foliage so you can enjoy wholesome evenings outside. Stone Effect Pouring Garden Water Feature, £194.99

Night Time Outdoor Garden Dinning Setting with a Hanging Lantern, Lights and Candles - Rattan Solar Pendant Light, £114.99, White Flower Micro LED Garland, £9.99, Pro Connect 5m 10 Warm White Connectable Festoon Lights Clear Cap Black Cable, £49.99, Black Wire Garden Lantern, £24.99, 34cm Albury Black Garden Lantern with TruGlow® Candle, £37.99, 60cm Fern Spring Wreath Micro Light Bundle, £34.99.

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we are a Nation Turning Hobbies Into Hustles UK’s largest craft supplier LoveCrafts reveals how COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to DIY crafters Amid a turbulent jobs market, repeated lockdowns and restrictions, the pandemic presented a unique opportunity for Brits to dedicate time to passion projects. From updating interiors and gardening, to crafting, textiles and sewing, savvy hobbyists soon turned their pandemic pastimes to monetised hustles, with over 1 million businesses started during 2020 and 2021. Recognising the societal shift in the private sector with Brits transforming their living rooms into workshops, a first-of-its-kind study by - the UK's leading craft supplier - has unveiled that 1 million Brits said the pandemic led them to turn their passion for part-time crafting into a full-time career. Further to this, 4.1 million now craft items to sell with a further 5 million being encouraged by friends and family to sell their homemade makes. As DIY retail boomed, with Brits turning hobbies into hustles, metrics from the online marketplace Depop reported a 300% increase in sales as the growth of independently made items became ubiquitous, and handmade grew up to 30% on the platform. Now, as the art in artisan is commercially rewarding, LoveCrafts explores a nation that have turned their crafting passion to profit, with 3.5 million now monetising homemade crafts. Case Studies: Championing indie designers and micro-businesses, LoveCrafts has profiled an array of Britain's most prolific crafting entrepreneurs

Paula of @thecraftylass quit her 9-5 to follow her crafty dreams: "When I quit my job people did say to me you're a bit stupid, why have you quit a well paid 95 job to follow what is just your passion? Crafts are not going to make you any money. I had a few people say that, and I think if anything it spurred me on to want to prove them wrong, there is a way." The national research by LoveCrafts has revealed that hobbyists have turned their pastime into a profitable business on an unprecedented scale, unveiling 4.1 million Brits now craft items as a pastime, while 5 million have been encouraged by friends and family to sell their homemade wares and 1.7 million make a living from selling their crafts. Further to this, the data unveils the 1 million Brits who turned to DIY during the pandemic, and now sell crafts as their main job. Edward Griffith, CEO and Founder, LoveCrafts comments: "Coming through such a difficult couple of years, we've seen a rise in hobbyists monetising their crafts and it's been dubbed it "the year of the hobby hustle". We have thousands of independent knitting, crochet and stitching designers who have uploaded hundreds of thousands of patterns to LoveCrafts, and in 2021, there were millions of downloads for indie patterns. We work with, and promote "indies" at every opportunity and offer help and support with marketing, including yarn and thread support, and the chance to collaborate with our marketing and design

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teams. It's so gratifying to see how much the value of handmade crafts has increased, given the endless hours of creativity and skill that goes into them, and it's great to see that handmade items are so sought after." About LoveCrafts: is the online home for makers. A place to find inspiration, learn new techniques, shop craft supplies, and connect with likeminded people around the world. Yarn, free patterns, needles, threads, fabrics, hooks, craft books and kits can all be found via the site. Whether someone’s a knitter, sewist, quilter or little-bit-of-everything crafter, they can discover the joy of making at

Key statistics:

• 13% of Brits (4.1 million) have crafted items to then sell

• 18% of Brits (5 million) have been encouraged by friends and family to sell their homemade wares • 6% of Brits (1.7 million) make a living from selling their crafts • 5% of Brits (1 million) said the pandemic led them to change their career and now sell crafts as their main job • 13% of Brits (3.5 million) discovered that they are so good at their craft that they can now monetise it

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Summer is here, and with it comes holiday season. You may be jetting off abroad for the first time in ages, or heading to the beach in one of the UK’s glorious costal holiday spots, but wherever you are going you will need a fabulous swimsuit or bikini to rock whilst you’re there! I do love to swim, normally only when it’s warm though. The thought of pulling on my cossy normally fills me with dread, but after the last few years, and the much-welcomed change in attitudes towards ‘plus-sized’ models in advertising campaigns - I simply aren’t bothered anymore. It’s just great to get away and enjoy some fun in the sun. Finding the perfect swimsuit or bikini can be a bit of a task, but there are lots of options around now to choose from, and most cater for any shape or size too, which is great news for us all. Primark has a really wide variety of swimwear on offer, from one-piece wonders to mix and match bikini items. From extra small to extra large - and everything in between. I love the bold prints and bright colours, and the endless styles available, plus the fact that many of the items are now made using recycled polyester or plastic, which is better for sustainability. They are also really reasonably priced, which is even more important with the cost of living spiralling. So have fun, enjoy the sea, sand and sun and look great while you do. Here are a few of my top picks for this summer, but you can check out the full range either in store or on the website:

Main Image Right: Primark Cares Amalfi Lemon Swimsuit £6 - made using recycled polyester, and Overshirt £8 Picture Right: Monochrome Strap Crossover Swimsuit £12 - Primark Cares made using recycled plastic

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Black Ribbed High Waist Bikini Briefs £5 - Primark Cares made using recycled plastic

Monochrome Crossover Bikini Top £8 - Primark Cares made using recycled plastic

Picture Above: Primark Cares Black V Neck Control Swimsuit £12, and Bandeau Monochrome Control Swimsuit £12 - both made using recycled polyester

Picture Right: Primark Cares White Crinkle Bandeau Swimsuit £10, Dreamscape Kimono £12, Dreamscape Triangle Bikini Top £4 and Bikini Bottom £3 - all made using recycled polyester Pictured Left: Primark Cares Multicolour Gradient Beach Cover Up Kimono £12 €14 $16 - Primark Cares made using recycled plastic. All Photos: Primark UK

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Coastal Living...

For me Summer means trips to the seaside in Wales and down south. With sea, sand and hopefully a little sun, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. But I really miss the coast when it’s time to return home. Coastal living is a popular home trend, that allows us to have a coastal vibe - all year round! With coastal themes for every room in your home, you can create a relaxed seaside look, which you can enjoy every day...

Create Your Own Beach House...

Wood-clad walls, white-washed to create a beach house vibe is the perfect base for the coastal living trend. Add easy, breezy materials like rattan and grasscloth and accessorise with oceanic elements like seashells, rope and wicker - and even seaweed. It is impossible to not perk up the minute you enter a bright beachy home. Let these rooms with coastal style lift all your worries away.

Sail Away With Coastal Fabrics

Inspired by staycations and the revival of the great British seaside, Coastal Retreat offers a sophisticated take on nautical interiors. The PT Eco collection embraces sailing boats, underwater scenes and handprinted shells, alongside watercolour spots, painterly Jacobeans and a coordinating diamond geometric. Presented in a palette of sea-blue, sunshine yellow and bright coral, the sustainably sourced fabrics are also available in a wipe-clean matt or glossy finish.

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Photos: Dunelm Coastal Global Living Room. The Secret Linen Store - Coastal Stripe Navy Bed Linen £13. ProCook, Coastal Stoneware Blue Stripe Dinner Set, £39

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You Can Have A Better Period...

A Practical Guide to Pain-free and Calmer Periods by LE'NISE BROTHERS

Released: 8th March 2022 | £14.99-$18.95 “Why am I so moody right before my period?” “Are periods supposed to be so painful?” “Why is my period so heavy?”

“Is it normal to get headaches before my period?”

If you've ever asked these questions, or accepted your fate with a painful period every month, this is the book for you. 'You Can Have a Better Period' is a practical guide to understanding your menstrual cycleand balancing your hormones with nutrition, lifestyle changes and yoga. From realigning your expectations, to understanding the different phases of the menstrual cycle, nutritionist, yoga teacher and popular women’s health coach Le'Nise Brothers offers a

Pain Free, Calmer


helping hand when it comes to your time of the month. As well as offering generalised tips, Le'Nise delves into some of the mostcommon conditions and complaints, offering natural remedies and solutions that readers can try at home. With conversations around women's wellbeing increasing as the stigma around menstruating decreases, this timely book empowers women and those who have periods to take back control of their bodies and lives.

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An empowering women's health manifesto – Periods are moving beyond shame and taboo and into mainstreamc onversation Diversity and representation matters –Growing instagram platform @eatlovemove (12k+ followers)highlights the experience of Black andother ethnic minority women andempowers women to feel confident to takemore control of their health Le'Nise Brothers is a sought-afterwomen's health expert – featured inpublications such as Glamour, NaturalHealth Magazine and Sheer Luxe Events and workshops (live and virtual)planned around National Period Day andWorld Menopause Day 2022

About The Author:

LE'NISE BROTHERS is a yoga teacher and registered nutritionist, specializing in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle. She is also the host of the Period Story podcast, which aims to break taboos around menstrual health and hormones. Le'Nise is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Health Council(CNHC).

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Puzzle TIME Quick Crossword & Easy Sudoku Perfect for Coffee Breaks!

Clues Across

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1. Close to being indecent (4,3,7) 9. Crushed rock (7) 10. Cajoled (8) 12. Geometrical shape (4) 13. Rocket launcher (7) 14. St Matthew (4) 17. Female warrior (6) 18. Hatred of foreigners (10) 20. Plunging -------- (8) 22. Winter flower (8) 24. Southern African (10) 25. Two-piece swimming costume (6) 28. Helper (4) 29. More unreliable (inf.) (7) 30. Gaiter (4) 33. Saying little (8) 34. Performer (7) 35. Inauspiciously (2,3,5,4)

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There is just one simple rule in Sudoku. Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box.



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Wolverhampton Grammar School...

Friendly, inclusive and purposeful

“Friendly, inclusive and purposeful” are the words Alex Frazer, the 34th Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School, used recently to describe his school.

Open to all!

Wolverhampton Grammar School or WGS as it is more affectionately known, is situated to the west of Wolverhampton on a 25-acre campus. The historic façade might at first seem a little imposing but as you enter through the gates, you are soon greeted by the real heart of the school – the staff and students. They are sure to give you a warm welcome and they really make WGS the vibrant, forward-thinking school that it has become some 500+ years since its foundation.

Pupils regularly travel in from the surrounding counties and a dedicated school bus service offers convenient transport options for families in the wider West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire areas.

Do not be confused by the name, Wolverhampton Grammar School is an independent day school and offers all the benefits of a private education. You can expect academic excellence, small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care including one-toone counselling, a plethora of extra-curricular activities of which sports and music tours play an exciting part, careers advice and an emphasis on life skills. A network of former pupils supports the current success of the school in many ways including the sharing of career and study experiences to inspire students as they prepare for university and the workplace.

Education Feature

Due to growing demand, Wolverhampton Grammar’s thriving Junior School, established in 2011, was expanded further to admit boys and girls aged 4 years for the first time this academic year. Now an all-through school from Reception to Sixth Form, a WGS education is truly available to all!

Help with School Fees

A generous means tested bursary scheme is available with fee remission up to 100%. In addition, the School encourages students with a talent in Music and Sport to apply for subject-specific scholarships, as well as rewarding academic achievement.

Interested to learn more?

Visit on the next Whole School Open Day on Saturday 8th October 2022 to find out more. Register via the school website or to book an individual tour on a normal school day. Registrations for Year 7 and Sixth Form Entry 2023 are now open, and a few places are still available for an earlier start into the Junior School. Contact the Admissions team Tel. 01902 937246 or email

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Does your child want to learn how to dance? Are you looking for a new pilates class? We offer a variety of dance classes for children of all ages, from ballet and tap to modern, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and more. Our dance teachers are all highly trained professionals who have years of experience teaching kids. We make sure that every student is having fun while they’re here. Your child will be able to develop their creativity and self-expression through our classes. They’ll also gain confidence in themselves as they learn new skills, which will help them in the future.

I opened Lucy Evans Academy of Dance in May 2014 with just 8 students. Of the original 8 students, 4 of them are still dancing with me today, affectionately know as 'the originals!' The school has now grown to 220 students and continues to grow. We offer a wide range of dance and pilates classes, in a friendly, caring environment where you are always welcome. Our students regularly gain places on vocational associate schemes. Call today to find out how we can help to unlock your full potential.

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The New Threat To Our Flagging Immune Systems

GP Dr Nisa Aslam adds. “One of the key ways we can safeguard our immune response is by reducing inflammation across the body.”

When asked what they believed chronic inflammation can lead to, just under a quarter (23%) of survey respondents said it can jeopardise immunity, a quarter (25%) said it affects the body’s ability to fight infection, over a third (35%) said it can cause fatigue, and three in 10 (31%) said it can lead to poor metabolic health.

Let Mediterranean Food Be Thy Medicine

New report reveals the essential foods – including 100% fruit juice – that can keep inflammation in check and protect long-term immune health. Living in the shadow of Covid-19 for the past few years has brought our immune systems into sharper focus than ever. With inflammation, a key driver of sluggish immune health, a new report - - Inflammunity: How Hidden Inflammation Is Harming Our Immune Response commissioned on behalf of the Fruit Juice Science Centre, delves into the science surrounding the latest hot health topic, dubbed ‘inflammunity’. Plus, a real-world survey featured in the report reveals that just a quarter of Brits (25%) believe their immune system is very healthy.

Inflammation – The Hidden Immunity Disruptor

Report author and dietitian at the Fruit Juice Science Centre, Dr Carrie Ruxton, says: “Inflammation can seriously limit our immune response; a problem we’ve dubbed ‘inflammunity’. The negative effects of chronic inflammation in our bodies explain why people who are overweight or have underlying health conditions have tended to fare worse with Covid-19 symptoms.”

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Over half (56%) of those questioned in the Fruit Juice Science Centre survey correctly identified that certain foods or drinks can stimulate inflammation in the body, while almost one in six (59%) believed healthier foods and drinks can calm down inflammation. Professor of Nutritional Immunology, Philip Calder, says: “The diet that seems to have the most support for lowering inflammation is the Mediterranean diet, which places a huge emphasis on fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, oily fish, and just a little meat.”

“Evidence suggests that the high flavonoid content of a Mediterranean diet – which includes vitamin C-rich citrus fruits – plays a big part in the ability of this dietary pattern to lower inflammation,” explains Dr Ruxton, adding that, “Flavonoids are a class of polyphenols – powerful plant compounds – that are linked with good health across many different studies.”

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A Glassful Of Immune Supporting Goodness

It turns out there’s a simple, and delicious, step we can take to help tackle inflammunity – enjoying a daily glass of orange juice. GP Dr Gill Jenkins says, “It’s the key nutrients and bioactives in orange juice that make it such a brilliant tool for lowering, or even avoiding, chronic inflammation, and in turn help our immune system to do its job.” She continues, “Adding a 150ml glass of pure orange juice to your daily diet can protect your immune system, according to recent research. Plus, one glass of orange juice contributes to the NHS recommendation of five daily servings of fruits and vegetables.[1]”

Recipe For Immune Success

So, what exactly is it about orange juice that makes it so good at fighting inflammation? Amongst fruit juice drinkers in the new poll, the main reason given for their daily glass was to get their vitamins. Demonstrating that Brits have some nutrition knowledge when it comes to this healthy way to hydrate, nearly half (47%) of survey respondents said they drink orange juice for its vitamin C content, which is of course one of the main nutrient components in pure orange juice.

Professor Philip Calder explains: “Vitamin C affects inflammation by regulating cytokine production, and we know that too many cytokines can wreak havoc on inflammation status. Vitamin C also helps to increase levels of antibodies by supporting the growth of T- and B-lymphocytes, which are types of white blood cells that drive and direct our immunity response. Indeed, according to one study in the to a recent study in the journal of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, vitamin C has a ‘potential protective and therapeutic role’ in helping to tackle Covid-19[2]”.

But there’s even more health-promoting goodness in a simple glass of orange juice that many Brits aren’t aware of. Nearly half of respondents had never heard of carotenoids (43%) or bioactive plant compounds (42%) such as hesperidin, narirutin, and naringin – all found naturally in orange juice. Indeed, 45% said they’d never heard of polyphenols. Plus, 50% had no idea how polyphenols may have a positive effect on the body and only 11% thought that they could help with coronavirus.

Dr Carrie Ruxton’s 5 tips for fighting inflammunity...

1. Drink a daily glass of 100% fruit juice, for example a glass of pure orange juice. You can even use it to create overnight oats for a quick breakfast.

2. Don’t just aim for 5-a-day but boost this to 8-a-day and include all the colours of the rainbow to maximise the range of anti-inflammatory plant polyphenols, like hesperidin, narirutin, anthocyanins and kaempferol. Both juices and whole fruits and vegetables, as well as frozen, tinned, and dried options can contribute to your eight daily portions. 3. Keep stress to a minimum by taking time out from work, family, and screens to relax, and grab some thinking space. Studies show that bouts of stress release the inflammatory marker, cortisol, which can even be detected within minutes in saliva after a stressful experience.

4. Avoid pro-inflammatory habits like smoking, drinking excess alcohol and diets high in saturated fats and ultraprocessed carbs. Choosing natural foods, such as fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats, and wholegrains is a great start.

5. Stick to a healthy body weight, particularly weight around the middle, by taking regular exercise and choosing a balanced diet and calorie intake. Excess body fat is proinflammatory and seriously increases the risk of inflammunity, affecting your ability to fight off infections.

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Omega-7 for Dry Skin For very dry skin I love sources of omega-7. It helps to redistribute the moisture in our bodies by nourishing and moisturising us from within. This helps to keep our skin looking and feeling plump and sleek. It can help to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation which are all symptoms associated with dry skin. Dry skin is also more prone to infections, which omega7 can help to minimise. Omega-7 also helps to protect our mucous membranes which line areas like our mouth, nose, and eyes.

Comfrey for Mature Skin I love the herbal ingredient Comfrey for aging skin. Comfrey is super moisturising which means it can help to ease the appearance of fine lines, smoothing, strengthening, and invigorating your skin with new life as a result of its array of naturally occurring antioxidants and tannins; helping to brighten your natural complexion. Neem for Sensitive Skin The herbal ingredient Neem is great for calming sensitive or even eczema-prone

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Hyaluronic Acid for Oily Skin Interestingly, even if we suffer from oily skin, this can actually be a sign of underlying dryness as your body is trying hard to overcompensate. One other ingredient that can work well for issues with dryness and even feeling oily, is hyaluronic acid. This ingredient helps to keep the skin hydrated and retains water where it’s needed most. Just watch out for how hyaluronic acid is produced. In some cases, it can come from animal origin which I’d say for people to avoid. Look out for herbal and non-GMO sources instead, such as with some of A.Vogel’s products. Credit: Emma Thornton

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There are many benefits to incorporating resistancebased exercises and weightlifting into your workout.

Whether you want to build strength, shift stubborn body fat, or define your muscles, lifting weights is great for improving your overall fitness and wellbeing. Nevertheless, lifting weights can be quite daunting, especially for those who are new to using weights or working out altogether. It can also prove difficult determining how heavy a weight you should opt for, and how this differs depending on what type of exercise you’re doing. To help those who are interested in taking up weight training, Dean Zweck, Product Development Manager at Total Fitness, has shared his top tips for finding the right weights for you.

Establish your Fitness Goals First and foremost, you need to establish what goal you are looking to achieve by lifting weights - this will help you to decide how many repetitions of each exercise you should aim to complete. Consider whether you are aiming to build strength and muscle or hoping to improve your endurance. If it is your muscle and strength that you want to build up, then opt for a low to medium number of reps per exercise, such as 8-14. For endurance training, a higher number of reps will work better, so aim for 16-20. Regardless of how many reps you are completing, it is crucial that your weight challenges you so that the last few reps of your set are difficult to complete. Nevertheless, the weight shouldn’t be too heavy for you that it compromises your form, as this is when the risk of injury is more likely.

Understand the Exercise There isn’t a one-size fits all approach when it comes to weightlifting, and you will find that the range of weights you can lift varies quite significantly from one exercise to another. Before picking up your weights, consider what type of exercise you are doing and what muscles you are targeting. Compound exercises, such as squats or chest presses, target more than one muscle group at a time. This means you can often use a heavier weight than you could whilst completing an exercise that specifically targets one area in isolation, such as a bicep curl. It’s no surprise that larger muscle groups, such as your hamstring, glutes, and chest, can withstand higher levels of resistance, so adapt your weight in accordance with this: for example, don’t use the same weight for a shoulder press as you would a deadlift.

Trial and Error With a consideration of which muscles you are targeting and how many reps you are aiming to complete in mind, it’s time to start picking up your dumbbells, kettlebells or loading up your barbell. Trial and error is key when it comes to finding the right weight for your workout, especially when you are new to lifting weights. A general rule of thumb is to start reasonably light, such as 2kg – 5kg for upper body workouts and 8kg -15kg for lower body workouts. Try a couple of reps using a weight you think is appropriate for you – if you have no prior experience using weights, then start at the lower end of the range. See how completing the reps feels and how comfortable you are with the weight and movement. If you think completing your set would be relatively easy with your current weight, then add on additional weight gradually. If you are struggling to complete the first few reps you try, then opt for a lighter load. Ultimately, you are aiming to use a weight that will fatigue your muscle fully by the end of your set, but not from the outset. Keep Pushing Yourself The right weight for you now may not be the right weight for you in a few weeks, or even in a few days. When you train consistently, you will notice that you are able to increase your weight quite significantly, especially at the beginning of your fitness and weightlifting journey. Once you reach the point when the last few reps of your workout are feeling comfortable, it’s time to switch to a heavier weight. A good habit to get into is to keep a journal and write down the reps you have done and weights you are using for each exercise, noting down how your body is responding the workout. If you can complete all your reps and feel ok in the next couple of days it’s a signal to shift that weight up. Whilst everyone has off-days at the gym, hopefully your journal will highlight when the workout is no longer challenging your strength or endurance. There is no set time frame for when you need to shift to a heavier weight – the adaptation process for each person is completely different. It’s important to listen to your body and not over-exert yourself unnecessarily.

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The Basics

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Let me introduce you to Genesis: the new premium brand owned by Hyundai that's marketed in a completely new and revolutionary way. No dealers. Just direct contact with Genesis. And you get your very own Genesis Personal Assistant to look after your Genesis experience that includes 5 years servicing and courtesy car plus 5 years warranty. This is a totally different kind of owner/manufacturer relationship. And the products? They are quite simply 'top notch, and have proved to be just that in other markets where the brand is well established. Even the delivery of the test car was so much more professionally handled than with rivals. Genesis is certainly making a dramatic impact for the better. Take the £41,430 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake. (£46,530 as tested here with the innovation pack and the comfort pack). It's a stylish and refined performer that comes highly equipped with all the necessary tech that we simply can't do without today. The list is long and it all comes as standard: which, frankly my friend, is exactly what you'd expect from a Genesis, to wit a high end automobile designed for the discerning customer. My chief concern here is to concentrate on the G70 Shooting Brake from the perspective of someone who thinks that cars are made to be driven and passengers made to be cosseted. TRADITIONAL VALUES in other words. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the shooting brake styling is designed to accommodate all the luggage you need plus golf clubs and a brace of Purdeys; with space aplenty for a brace of pheasants too.{ A shooting brake see.). The G70 is not just a common or garden estate car. But to revert to the marque in general. For the uninitiated, Genesis ownership is a bit like joining an exclusive club. Your Genesis Personal Assistant is on hand to guide you and make light work of everything - so you don't need to worry. Personal individual service is what you get. Compared with other prestigious market rivals, it all costs less than you might think .And as we know only too well today, paying through the nose doesn't necessarily guarantee service with a smile. With Genesis you are confident that the customer is king. (Or as my mate Billy says 'Would you Adam and Eve it?'). As the old adage has it: 'Treat the customer well and the well will not run dry.'

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Genesis G70 SB Regular readers will know that I have a penchant for relating anecdotes connected with friends and neighbours who dwell in social distant clusters on the perimeter of the grounds of my Chateau Despaire. They are an odd bunch and I consider myself to be the only sane person for miles around. Be that as it may, one evening last week the gatehouse bell chimed - and staff, being absent on permanent leave - I shuffled out into the darkness wearing my smoking jacket and waterproof slippers. (Bought as a gift for the man who has everything). 'Sorry to disturb you mate'. I recognised the voice even though in the gloom all I could see was a greyish white nebulosity floating above the ground. Experience informed me that this ghostly ectoplasm emanated not from a vaping enthusiast, but was, in fact, the beard attached to the bucolic countenance of my neighbour Joshua a semi-retired folk singer lately settled in my neighbourhood. 'Whatever is the matter Joshua? I asked.

'My plectrum' he replied enigmatically. 'It's a special platinum one that was presented to me by The Society For The Preservation Of Our Melodic Heritage.' 'And what about it?' 'I dropped it in the road and can't see it in the dark. I wonder if you would shine your car headlights so I might find it'. I was about to say something as Joshua read my mind. 'I can't use my car. The battery is flat. And that's not all. I'm due to perform at The Feathered Friend at 9.0pm. How on earth will I get there?' 'Fear not my hearty! I have a Genesis G70 Shooting Brake. You may have shot yourself in the foot, so to speak, but this motor car has the capacity to shoot to the rescue. So saying I went indoors, dressed for an outing and drove the Genesis to where Joshua was waiting patiently. I called out to him through the open window 'Let there be light!'

A blade of pure luminosity turned the dark street into a Super Trooper blaze of brilliance. Joshua stood hypnotised. Something glinted on the road. Nothing glints I discovered, like a platinum plectrum. Fast forward an hour and we were well on the road. The sat nav computer told us we were cutting it fine but no car was better suited to the purpose as we dashed to our destination in the service of culture. Joshua's precious Martin guitar was accommodated with ease while the sumptuous leather upholstery cosseted us like kings. The torquey might of the 197bhp 2.2 diesel engine driving through the 8 speed automatic transmission (that will actually take you to 140mph if you have access to a private runway), propelled us onwards with an accompanying bassoon-like sonority. I relished the rear-wheel-drive element of driver engagement as we negotiated twisty roads. Joshua warmly expressed gratitude for being allowed to experience the sort of quality motoring usually denied devotees of folk music. He was particularly fascinated by the

By Syd Taylor Motoring Reviewer

3D instruments that magically present themselves within the driver's line of vision. The V70 SB delivered us in good time to The Feathered Friend. Joshua was hoping that when the hat was passed round after the performance that there would be enough to pay for fuel. But that didn't matter, as economy is sometimes up to 50mpg. I did have to sit it out for the duration of his performance but what sustained me was the thought of taking the wheel again for the trip home. Every journey in a Genesis V70 SB serves as a reminder of the basic pleasures of motoring. These are liberally enhanced with the latest developments on the road towards hitherto undreamed of levels of sophistication. Journeys may end but thanks to Genesis, progress just keeps on going.

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Mark Sait, CEO and founder of sustainability experts, SaveMoneyCutCarbon (SMCC), discusses how the transition towards EV can help Brits slash thousands off transport costs. New Research from Compare the Market has revealed that electric vehicles (EVs) are now £579 cheaper on average to run than a petrol car, when taking into account the cost of insurance, fuel, and road tax. This comes as the UK continues to grapple with an unprecedented resource shortage – bumping up diesel prices by 40% and petrol prices by a third since this time last year. Electric cars have seen a substantial growth in popularity – with research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders indicating that EVs now make up around one in three new car sales. The cost of living crisis is likely to drive this number up, as employees are set to face the biggest squeeze, with the rise of petrol and public transport costs presenting a

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