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Top Lunch Box Winners

The time is just about here, nearly six weeks off (eight in the case of my youngest) and the first day of school is just around the corner. We have the Star Wars lunch boxes, Sistema water bottles and Paperchase tubs ready to be filled with a ‘wish list’ of food that would make Jamie Oliver’s […]

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Yup you read it here first. Despite parents’ best efforts to keep their children entertained over the summer holidays, the majority of youngsters can’t wait to get back to school – for the love of their friends and a new pencil-case. As I start a series of back to school features, I can reveal that a […]


We Need to Talk About St Helena Hospice, Essex

St Helena Hospice was opened in 1985 following a public meeting was called and an appeal launched to raise money, as there was a need for a Hospice in the North East Essex and the Colne Valley area of Mid Essex. The hospice exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people with life-limiting illness, […]


Dr Chris Steel Helps With Joint Pain

As the summer is starting to fade, temperatures drop, the air becomes a little damper and from time to time my old knee injury rears its ugly head and at times I feel 101. I was recently interested to see that the super-nice, resident GP on ITV’s This Morning Dr Chris Steele features in an […]


Wednesday Words

Thank you for being a friend.  Travel down the road and back again  Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant And if you threw a party,  invited everyone you knew You would see the biggest gift would be from me  and the card attached would say,  thank you for being a friend. […]


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