Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair returns

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair returns

At the end of this month the Chelsea Physic Garden’s popular Christmas Fair is to return. Featuring over 100 exhibitors, there will be a range of exquisitely designed and crafted products including jewellery, clothing, contemporary craft, toys and a selection of festive fare. The garden’s team of Growing Friends volunteers...

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Mr Barry’s War

Mr Barry’s War

Caroline Shenton Oxford University Press 288 pps. £25 ISDBN 978-0-19-870719-6 The first thing to say about this book starts with the title, which is most misleading. Her previous volume was entitled The Day Parliament Burned Down, which, although has more than of a whiff of a disaster movie about it,...

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Ralph Vaughan Williams at St John’s Smith Square: Holst Singers

Ralph Vaughan Williams at St John’s Smith Square: Holst Singers

Friday 7 October 2016 This was another of those events I’d been looking forward to for some time, and indeed have plugged in these pages. We are blessed within the Royal Borough and its environs with world class venues. It is invidious to pick one out, but all dogs have...

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A mighty anti-aging discovery

A mighty anti-aging discovery

As Skincare becomes more scientifically based, many new products are becoming available that are penetrating deeper into the skin and having a positively lasting effect on its appearance. One such product is the MitoQ* Serum, part of the MitoQ* range of supplements that have been thoroughly researched, developed and tested...

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Cycling faster can increase exposure to pollutants

Cycling faster can increase exposure to pollutants

So says Canadian engineer Alexander Bigazzi from the University of British Columbia. He used a series of equtions to calculate the speed that walkers, joggers or cyclists need to travel to minimise the pollution they breathe in. He applied these to a theoretical population of 10,000 people, both male and...

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It’s (not) grim up north

It’s (not) grim up north

Whilst discussing my upcoming trip to Northern Ireland with friends and family, the word that kept bobbing up was “bleak” (with the close runner-up being “rainy” and “Guinness” staggering in at third). Having only been to Southern Ireland once before and not remembering it all that clearly (to this day...

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