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Dine with your dog at M Victoria St, London

M VICTORIA ST’S SIX LEGS BRUNCH GIVES US ALL PAWS FOR THOUGHT It’s official. The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. Many airlines will now let your canine companion travel beside you in the cabin, while an increasing number of hotels allow pets. Not to mention the dog cafes that are springing up everywhere. […]

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Interview with MTV Teen Mum Chloe Patton

Thank you to MTV’s teen mum Chloe Patton for this interview. What is the best advice you could give to a teenager at school that has just found out they are pregnant? I wasn’t in this position, but if I was or a friend was I would tell them to think super hard about it […]

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Join the Kilmarnock Supper Club

This up and coming social club is getting more popular by the day. An innovative social club for the ver 40’s enjoys the best Scottish Food & Wine events that this country has to offer! Please find out more by clicking the link below.  Kilmarnock Supper Club

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5 Hen Do Problems: Solved

Whether you’re the bride to be or have been charged with organising her send-off, there’s plenty of pain points that come with organising a hen do to remember… Collecting money, flaky friends, travel troubles, you name it! To help make your hen do hassle-free, here are 5 simple ideas that you’ll love: One of the […]

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5 things to do today on Saturday 19th November 2016

Here are our selection for today Eat at Sopwell Georgian Country House in St Albans this Christmas. See our article with all the options. Book your place today and get together with your family.  Take your part in an attempt to make  the biggest festive paper chain in the UK at Borough Market, London. The […]

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5 things to do on Monday 14th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Manchester’s first pantomime in the Northern Quarter – Will Whittington and his Cat. A panto for all ages. Have a stay at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham. This city centre hotel has just been named the world’s best new hotel at the world boutique hotel awards. Please see our review […]

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5 things to do on Sunday 13th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Jenny Eclair at the Royal Festival Hall – Jenny’s new tour is called ‘How to be a middle aged woman (without going insane)’. Dine at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant – see our review here. This is one of the finest Indian restaurants in London. Download the new […]

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Raise money for SANE by downloading LIVE AGAIN performed by blues singer Melissa James

  On Sunday 21 August, singer/songwriter, Melissa James staged a Big Sing at London’s prestigious RAK Studios in a bid to promote awareness of mental health, and unite those with an understanding of mental health illness, through song.  The singer called on anyone to join her in singing and recording her song LIVE AGAIN which is to be released as […]

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Cook for someone in your neighbourhood with Trybe

HYPERLOCAL EATING IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND New foodie app connects home cooks with local eaters New community based food delivery app, Trybe, has launched in London to help connect enthusiastic home cooks with their hungry neighbours. From Caribbean to Japanese, Trybe makes it possible for anyone to set up a restaurant in their […]

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5 things to do today to improve your small business

How to Start Improving Your Small Business No matter what kind of company you run, nothing works better to help you improve than looking at your strengths and weaknesses. By getting a better understanding of where you stand as a business, you can identify steps and measures you need to take to see significant growth. […]

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Heads at the Tower – A Retrospective by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman

Over 20 celebrities will gather at on 25 October 2016, each with a unique bust of themselves by royal sculptor Frances Segelman, as part of a major retrospective of her work being held in aid of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association. The event will take place at the Tower of London. A pantheon of royals and notables are featured in […]

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Change your name to Bubba and be rewarded with a lifetime supply of shrimp at Bubba Gump London

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A LIFETIME’S SUPPLY OF SHRIMP It has been 20 years since Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant in Monterey on Cannery Row in California. Launched as homage to Forrest Gump, it captured the charm and American spirit that had made the movie a worldwide smash hit. Two decades on […]

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Celebrate the Moon Festival with Royal China

To celebrate the Moon Festival on 15 September 2016, Royal China is now offering diners the chance to purchase a box of traditional Mooncakes. The indulgent Chinese treats are made in-house by Royal China’s expert pastry chefs. This year’s varieties include a box of eight Mini egg yolk custard Mooncakes for £23.80 or a box […]

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Download the Cuvva app and get car insurance for a single hour to a whole day – perfect for a friends car!

Get insured on a friend’s car for an hour (or more). Cuvva is a totally new type of UK car insurance that gets you covered on a car for only as long as you need it. From a single hour to a whole day. Download the app now £5 off the first time you use […]

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Find a Busylizzy Family Club near you – Fabulous Postnatal Fitness, Baby(0-1yr) & Active tots (1-4 yrs) classes

Welcome to Busylizzy – Fitness and fun for mums and little ones! Award winning busylizzy® is the UK’s leading family club. If you are a parent with a child under 4 years – they you’re at the right place. Established in 2011 in response to a lack of good quality, fun and professionally run classes […]

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MySingleFriend is offering fans the opportunity to date David Brent – Enter now!

Have you ever wanted to date Ricky Gervais’s David Brent from BBC television comedy series ‘The Office’? Well now you can with MySingleFriend! MySingleFriend is offering David Brent fanatics the once in a lifetime opportunity of helping long time singleton David with his first ever date. We are asking fans to help David finally meet […]

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Interview with television presenter and journalist Matt Barbet

Matt Barbet presents 5 News Tonight weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 5. Here Matt shares a few lifestyle things with us. How nervous do you get before a live broadcast? Do you have a set routine before you go on air? I don’t get nervous, really, which is a benefit of doing it for a […]

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Drink Taittinger on the terrace of The Royal Horseguards Hotel and dress like Vicky Pattison

1. Learn how the special effects are done in your favorite blockbuster films by booking tickets to see ‘The Hollywood Special Effects Show‘. This is touring the UK now and includes a bullet proof screen across the stage. 2. Learn how to make the perfect Pimms with the Steve Smith, Head Chef of Bohemia’s restaurant […]

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Sopwell House Hosts England Footballers Foundation Charity Event with Comedian Jack Whitehall and Music from James Bay

On Sunday 29 May 2016, Sopwell House rocked St Albans by welcoming the England Football Team for their annual Footballers Foundation Charity Event 2016. The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and included music from English singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. Roy Hodgson’s entire squad were in attendance, including Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, James […]

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Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith’s Tips on How to make the Perfect Summer Pimms

With summer only a light breeze away, that refreshing jug of Pimms is set to be a table top essential for al fresco feasts. The quintessentially English beverage boasts a recognisable tawny colour and a delicious blend of citrus fruits, offering a familiar taste of summer. Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith has provided a round-up […]

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Yoga on the top of London’s John Lewis and the quickest way to buy theatre tickets 

Use Apple Pay to pay for transport around London. Easy to use and fingerprint driven. Get your iPhone at the ready or watch! It’s easy to scan your card/s and away you go.  Have a pint of ‘shed head’ in the rooftop secret garden at John Lewis Oxford street, London. You can also do yoga […]

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Raise money for the Francis Crick Institute at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on Saturday 16th July with Seb Coe

The second annual Sebastian Coe Charitable Foundation Polo Trophy is being held on Saturday 16th July 2016 at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and includes an afternoon of fine-dining and exhilarating polo. Funds raised at the event go to support the Francis Crick Institute, a ground-breaking research facility being constructed in the centre […]

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Order the best chicken and salad at Hungry Donkey, Wentworth Street, London. This is Greek food at its best. 

This Greek restaurant is modern, contemporary and serves brilliant quality food in the East End of London.           We ordered the chicken by the Kilo which was served with salad and dips.  One street of Petticoat lane market is here too so if you want to shop and peruse then this is your […]

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Buy a book of unseen photographs of David Bowie – photographs taken by global celebrity photographer Michel Haddi

This 45cm by 30cm book with its full bleed over the 20 pages of magnificent images produced in Black and White Duotone throughout the entire book, sporting a front cover of Galerie Art Gloss laminated 350 gram paper whilst the inner pages of text are laid out on 300 grams of Galerie Art Gloss paper. […]

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Read this excellent review of L’escargot Bleu in Edinburgh

So it was another weekend and another French restaurant (yippee!) for me and my dining companion. This time around we paid a visit to L’escargot Bleu on Broughton Street and we stopped in for a quick drink at Pickles first. We’ve been keen to try this restaurant for a while now; it’s been recommended to […] […]

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Add to Harry Potter fan scribble in the toilets at The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh – Can you spot yours? 

    No glamorous pictures in this thing to do I’m afraid. There are so many Harry Potter fans and they do like to scribble! Everywhere! Can you spot yours?    Here is a frame of J K Rowling at The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh   

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Count the number of colours in the Jacuzzi at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   Swim, steam and sauna in the spa. Then tip cold water over yourself using the snail shower – refreshing!     There are also plenty of treatments available too if you fancy!  Nice fruity water on your way out too.      

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Dance on the 28th floor of the Hilton on London’s Park Lane and try out the new La Nuit Bar Menu

One  Take the lift up to the 28 th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane. The height alone makes it seem that you are on the way to somewhere special.  Two  Eye up the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and make your way to the bar area.  You could reserve  a window seat […]

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5 things to do today dines at The Grey Horse in Kingston upon Thames – BBQ, Burgers, Whiskey and Beer

Sample a whiskey from the largest whiskey selection in London and have the finest beef rib you will ever have One As you walk into the The Grey Horse you can’t help but notice a huge blackboard full of every whiskey you could ever imagine. Don’t slow down gin, whiskey is right behind you! I […]

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CHANGE YOUR SMILE WITHOUT VISITING THE DENTIST WITH BRIGHTER IMAGE LABS INNOVATIVE PRESS ON VENEERS!

Press on Veneers give you more than a new smile, they give you a new confidence! Nothing is more attractive and captivating than a beautiful smile. Without having to resist from laughing and smiling or covering your mouth to hide your teeth, a whole new world can open for you socially, personally, and professionally. Why […]

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Have a look at On My Mind Daily

onmyminddaily.com is the fastest WRITE to POST blog online. I use it to write about psychics that I have seen; aliens that I have encountered, nteresting out of body experiences and subjects such as cryptozoology and parapsychology.   I am a spiritual person and some people do not understand me. I use onmyminddaily.com as a […]

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All for a Good Paws! – The Great Wimbledon Dog Walk at The Hand in Hand

The Great Wimbledon Dog Walk, ‘Walking for Paws’ April may be known for its showers but this Year we can guarantee there’s at least one day it’s going to be raining cats and dogs…. well maybe more dogs than cats. On April the 9 th London’s pampered pooches and their two legged friends will pack […]

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Interview with radio and television personality Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell talks to us about her life in media so far. How do you deal with nerves? Do you still get nervous when broadcasting live? I always get nervous. Sometimes it comes the night before or on the way in or sometimes it comes just as the red light goes on, which is remarkably unhelpful. […]

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Order the Salmon Tikka at Phewa Nepalese restaurant in East Molesey

This is not the first time we have featured this fantastic restaurant on Walton Road in  East Molesey not far from Hampton Court.  Phewa Nepalese restaurant seems to be getting better.     Great service. Staff couldn’t be more friendly and knowledgable.  Elaborate menu – really different. Try the chilli chicken. Crispy and unusual but full […]

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Interview with Broadcaster and Journalist Brenda Emmanus

We are very grateful to Brenda Emmanus for sharing a few things with us. Brenda is currently Art, Culture and Entertainment correspondent for BBC London News. What advice would you give to child at school that wants to be on the television? How do you get to a starting point? Anything that you have a passion […]

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Listen to the Crawf and Boothey Podcast – books, movies, life!

Fancy listening to a lively and punchy podcast? Join Crawf and Boothey on their weekly show. Download or stream the weekly podcast on this link, perfect for your journey home. One Follow their recommendations on books, movies and life! Two Win some serious flash money with their weekly ‘shoe-in’ bet. Three Enjoy the flames and […]

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Here we interview Eva Holland, author of the novel ‘The Daughters Secret’

Eva Holland has just had her debut novel ‘The Daughters Secret‘ published by Orion books. How much research did you do before writing The Daughters Secret?  I didn’t do any research before I started to write. I started with the character, Rosalind, and the situation she found herself in when she discovered that the man […]

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Read our interview with fitness expert and television personality Chloe Madeley

We talk to Chloe Madeley about fitness, celebrity and London. Chloe now has a new app available to buy – Chloe Madeley 15 Minute Fat Loss Workout. Out of everything you have done in your career so far what has been the most memorable. Probably Dancing on Ice. I had never done anything so physical before, and […]

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Buy beautiful gifts from Hoi Polloi in Surbiton and Claygate

Hoi Polloi provide beautiful gifts, clothes and furniture for people and their homes. At any one time, Hoi Polloi sell approximately 500 different items. In addition, our shops, particularly their  Surbiton branch, also sell a large selection of cards and wrap. Hoi Polloi also sell several ranges of womenswear, especially dresses and shoes.  

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108 Brasserie…Complimentary Champagne Afternoon Tea for up to 12 people – ladies just need to pop the question! 

Ladies who successfully pop the question over one of 108 Brasserie’s exclusive Leap Year Day Specials will be rewarded for their bravery with a complimentary Bridal afternoon tea party hosted by 108 Pantry – the chic all dining space located on Marylebone Lane.    Executive Chef Russell Ford has created three exclusive sharing dishes especially […]

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Scrappers Terry and Lyndsay Walker let us in on a few business tips and a few other things

Award winning Scrappers is back for a second series on BBC2 1st March 10.00 PM Metro Salvage Terry and Lyndsay Walker share a few thing with us. How often are you recognised since the first series of Scrappers? Quite a lot How long are the film crew with you? 12hrs a day What is the […]

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Make sure you get ready for Scrappers – Back in the Yard (starts 1st March 10.00PM on BBC Two) 

Following a critically acclaimed first series, the BBC heads back to Bolton for a second helping of character-driven documentary series Scrappers – Back in the Yard, this time on its new home, BBC Two. The 6 x 30 minute series follows the turbulent times of the North-West’s biggest scrapyard, run by larger-than-life TERRY and LYNDSAY […]

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Swill your mouth with coconut oil for twenty minutes and whiten your teeth – many other benefits are claimed too! 

This ancient tradition of oil pulling seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. Twenty minutes and not a minute less!  Read more about it here and be impressed with the benefits.       

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Read our interview with Bolton comedian Dave Spikey in the March edition of The Lancashire Life 

Thank you to the Lancashire Life for publishing our interview with comedian, writer and actor Dave Spikey.

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What are you doing this Sunday? Get down to Barnyards restaurant in Fitzrovia for Beef, Beer and Bourbon

     With the RBS Six Nations in full-swing, Fitzrovia-based restaurant Barnyard has announced the launch of its Beef, Beer and Bourbon Sundays, which will run for the duration of the competition.  Starting this Sunday 21st February, Barnyard’s 3Bs gives customers the perfect chance to indulge without breaking the bank, and will run between 3pm […]

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You may splash all you want when you enter! Have a reality check by reading ‘The Indispensible Man’ 

This poem is brilliant and next time you think you will be missed at work then read on!    

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Share your unwanted food easily with OLIO today 

Do you have a few lonely lemons? Do you have packet of bread sauce that you will never eat? Have you got a few crunchy apples but you can’t eat because of toothache? Are you about to make a huge pot of chili and want to get to know your local community by sharing it […]

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Liverpudlian comedian Mitch Benn shares a few things with us

What advice would you give to a school pupil that wants to make it in comedy? Not sure how much practical advice I could offer as “how one makes it in comedy” has changed a lot since I was new.  There are comedians now who build up massive followings on Vine & YouTube before they’ve […]

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Jenny Eclair on tour, breakfast with Vogue Williams, book a Burns night party and two other things to do today

1. Go to Icetank Kitchen and discover The Wellness Tank to escape the winter blues – Cook, play, laugh and join us this January to find the real you. Follow Natasha Kerry in an introductory session of deep relaxation in Yoga Nidra hub  – also called ‘yogi sleep’. An enthusiastic superfoodie and blogger Mirjam from Mimselicious is hosting […]

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Interview with American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy

American actress and Arrow star Katie Cassidy shares a few things with us What do you consider to be the highlights in your career so far out of everything you have done? I’m so grateful for every opportunity, but I have to say Arrow has been quite the journey. We have a fantastic cast and […]

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Nigella’s Brine, pubs near Euston and three other things

This is a little out of date now but next Christmas make sure that you brine your turkey using Nigella’s recipe. Enjoy a pint of beer at the Bree Louise pub just near Euston Station. This is the best pub around this area and perfect if you are waiting for a train to the North. […]

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Real Ale in Manchester, Film and Fizz in London and three other things to do today

Enjoy a pint of real ale at The Piccadilly Tap about a minutes walk from Manchester’s Piccadilly station. They serve a massive range of ales if that’s your thing. Turn right out of the station down the hill. The tap is on your right. If you find yourself in Surrey then you will be hard […]

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Interview with Katherine Kelly – Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music | The Sound of Music Live airs Sunday 20th December, from 7.30pm on ITV

Katherine Kelly plays the role of Baroness Elsa Schraeder  in the Sound of Music Live Q: Did you sign up for The Sound of Music Live the moment you were offered it? A: Not to be begin with, to be honest. I thought “I don’t know if this is for me.” But when I spoke […]

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Are you ready for Elle Exxe’s new single ‘Home with You’ ?

The single is the latest to be taken from the highly acclaimed fast-rising pop star’s debut EP Love To Hate You, which is out now. She’s received so much love over the past year everywhere from The Guardian to Popjustice, The Quietus to Gay Times and many more across the board for ‘Home With You’ […]

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Interview with World Renowned Classical Pianist Lucy Parham

We are very grateful Classical Pianist Lucy Parham for this interview with ‘5 things’ What advice would you give to a pupil that wants to do the same as you? Work, work, work! Dedication and focus is just as important as talent. How important is it for you to stay fit? What 5 things do […]

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Read ‘Learning to Speak American’ – the debut novel by Colette Dartford

After the tragic death of their only child, Lola and Duncan Drummond’s last chance to regain their lost happiness and rebuild their marriage lies in a trip to America.  Day tripping in the heart of California’s wine region, the couple stumble across a derelict house in Napa Valley that’s crying out for love and attention. […]

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Read our interview with comedian, Justin Moorhouse – currently on his ‘Destiny Calling Tour’

Thank you to comedian Justin Moorhouse for this Q and A. Justin is currently performing his Destiny Calling Tour. Out of everything you have done in your comedy career so far what have been the highlights? There have been loads, appearing in two great plays at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, working with Ken Loach and Eric […]

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Read our interview with Maggie Mitchell, author of the novel Pretty Is

What things go through your mind when you are deciding on a plot for a new novel? As a first-time novelist, I’m not yet sure how to answer this question! For my first novel, I circled and circled around and idea that had obsessed me for a long time, and finally I pounced. That seems […]

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TV presenter and relationships expert Tracey Cox shares ‘5 things to do today’

We are very grateful to Tracey Cox for sharing her ‘5 things’ with us. Instigate sex Nothing makes you feel more powerful than being the one who desires. It also lets your partner know you enjoy it as much as they do. Try something new every single time you have sex from now on It’s […]

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Find Father Christmas at Lapland UK | Journey to see him

LaplandUK began in 2006, when husband and wife team Mike and Alison Battle developed the original and innovative idea of recreating Father Christmas’ mythical Arctic homeland here in the UK. The company was born out of their personal frustration at the lack of quality magical Christmas experiences on offer to their own four children in […]

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Watch Elton John’s video for his new single ‘Looking up’ and pre-order Elton’s new album

‘WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT’ ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 5, 2016  Elton John releases the vibrant new video for latest single ‘Looking Up’ taken from his 33rd studio album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night,’ released worldwide on February 5, 2016 on Virgin EMI records. The animated music video features multi-coloured patterns pulsating to the melody of this almost rockabilly number. […]

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Read our interview with fashion model Mariah Idrissi |The world’s first Muslim model to wear a hijab in an H&M campaign

Mariah Idrissi might be new to the fashion world, but she’s already causing a stir, having become the world’s first Muslim model to wear a hijab in an H&M campaign. Since starring in the high street brand’s video this year to promote its Close the Loop recycling initiative, the 23 year old, who is of […]

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Follow @AbsolutUK to have chance of winning tickets to Absolut’s Vodka hyper sensory event to explore the future of nightlife

ABSOLUT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF NIGHTLIFE WITH #ELECTRIKLONDON On 19 November 2015 Absolut hosts #ElectrikLondon, a hyper sensory, mixed reality exploration into the future of nightlife, curated alongside design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and independent record label R&S Records. Absolut will take guests on a 360° journey where physical space is transformed using virtual reality […]

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Science presenter and comedian Helen Arney shares her 5 science things to do today – learn science and sing along!

Helen Arney is a geek songstress, science presenter and one third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd  If you love geeking out about the wonders of the universe, but don’t want to do all that “reading” and “studying” stuff, here’s the list for you. Learn five new things you didn’t know before by just watching […]

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We interview West End star Siobhan Dillon | Siobhan is currently playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre 

Siobhan Dillon has come a long way since she made the final of the live audition show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria. She has starred in Grease, Legally Blonde and Ghost the Musical. You can catch Siobhan playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre. Here Siobhan […]

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Watch this provocative lyric video by Stealth

This brooding first encounter of Stealth flying solo is a mesmerising showcase of a rare vocal talent. Dark piano stabs pave the way for a pounding rhythmic heartbeat over which breathes the rich tones of Stealth. ‘Intro’ is awash with the classic blues influences of Howlin Wolf, the captivating soul reminiscent of Hozier or James […]

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Have a portrait commissioned on line from one of the worlds best illustrators with Fabulous Noble

FabulousNoble.com, a portrait commissioning service for a new generation. These are not simply scanned images put through a filter; they are original illustrations in a variety of media (from pencil and biro to watercolour and acrylics) created by hand. How it Works Choose the styles you like from a stable of 24 renowned illustrators, and upload […]

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Book tickets to see The Manchester Shakespeare Company’s ‘Winter’ at The Three Minute Theatre, Oldham Street, Manchester

Playing: 17th-21st Nov 2015 The Manchester Shakespeare Company’s fifth production following their successful musical ‘Summer Dreaming 1973’ is ‘Winter’ a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’: A story of hope and friendship against all the odds. Book tickets here  Set in the dark austerity of Post- Second World War Mancia, and the brave new world […]

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What is the weather like where you live? Submit your own weather forecast!

Use weather watchers to add what the weather is like where you live now. There is nothing more accurate than live ‘what you see’ data so the more the people that do this then the better for everyone. Your forecast may even appear on the TV.

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Enter the Winter Pride Awards 2016 – This years theme is Line of Beauty – exploring sexuality, gender and identity

Following the success of the first two Winter Pride Art Awards, Winter Pride is launching its latest art competition, the Winter Pride Art Awards 2016, targeting emerging artists regardless of their sexuality. Stephen Fry said, “The Winter Pride Art Awards is a unique opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their creativity at a key LGBT+ artistic and cultural event – creative ventures […]

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Watch the highly talented Bonita Delaney sing ‘They Don’t Know’

I recently met Bonita at a drinks party and heard about her fantastic voice and career. The video below is Bonita singing a cover version of They Don’t Know. Her new album will be out soon -brilliant!

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5 Things To Do Today at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London 

5 star luxury on the banks of the River Thames.  This week we had the privilege of staying at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall.  Explore your bedroom and find some surprises. We were staying in an executive double room on the fifth floor of the hotel. The room overlooked the The River Thames with […]

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Thursday 29th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Stay at The Horseguards Hotel, Whitehall. This five star luxury hotel in London is just near Charing Cross Station. It’s so historic and beautifully situated near the River Thames and many of London’s main attractions. We will put a full review of this hotel on ‘5 things soon’. Eat at My Kitchen, Chelsea. This restaurant […]

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5 things you can do every day to build customer loyalty by Michael Heppell

International speaker and best selling business author Michael Heppell shares his 5 things to do today to build customer loyalty. Use names – there is no sweeter sound than to have someone use your name during a conversation. The person who says you can over-use someone’s name is usually the one who is useless at […]

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Lose Weight at a Slimmeria Retreat – an average of 12 Pounds per Week!

Forget Pizzeria – visit Slimmeria for all your weight loss solutions For a truly unique and bespoke detox, fitness and weight loss holiday look no further. Slimmeria – a specially designated retreat for people to lose weight. Exclusive and private, affordable and effective, you are sure to find your ultimate slimming and detox programme with […]

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Listen to Nick Grimshaw interview Adele for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show 

ADELE PREMIERES NEW SINGLE ‘HELLO’ ON THE RADIO 1 BREAKFAST SHOW WITH NICK GRIMSHAW     Adele is a guest on this morning’s BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw (6.30am-10am). As well as dropping by for a chat, she ended up hitting play on her new single ‘Hello’ giving Radio 1 the world […]

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Try dishes with white truffle at a San Carlo Restaurant – it’s truffle week!

This morning Aldo Zilli, Executive Consultant Chef for the San Carlo Restaurant Group received the most expensive delivery of white truffles in the UK as the restaurant group invested £60k on the indulgent ingredient for Truffle Week. Truffle experts, Truffle Paradise who supply the country’s leading chefs and restaurants confirmed it was their biggest delivery […]

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Watch the ‘story of stuff’ and put a stop to that next purchase – its Christmas after all!

How much stuff do you have? Do you need it all? This fascinating and thought provoking video make you think about the stuff we have and if we need it all. It is quite old now (made in 2007) and we have just found it. Hope you enjoy it if you have not seen it […]

Avista @ The Millenium Hotel October 12

Indulge in National Chocolate Week 12th – 18th October

Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Tea! Enjoy Chocolate Week with a beautiful brew from The London Tea Company who have blended sweet Fairtrade Rooibos with cocoa nibs and a sprinkling of chilli flakes to make a wonderfully warming and rich Chilli Chocolate Rooibos brew. Simply pour hot water over one of the bags, leave to brew […]

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A Croatian island floats down London’s River Thames to launch the Croatian National Tourist Board’s new ‘Full of Life’ campaign. The man-made island celebrates the country’s beauty and ancient ruins, and will be moored at Butler’s Wharf Pier for the next two days to give the British public a true taste of Croatia. October 02

Catch a glimpse of the beauty of Croatia at Butlers Wharf Pier Today with the Croatian National Tourist Board

Yesterday ‘5things’ attended the launch of the Croatian National Tourist Board, ‘Full of Life‘ Campaign. Stars including Naomie Harris & Adam Garcia visit the Croatian Island party on the Thames, to celebrate the Croatia tourism launch.    Celebrities including Naomie Harris, Adam Garcia, Louise Thompson, Olivia Inge, Wayne Hemingway, Percy Parker and Tim Westwood, joined […]

CV Writing September 23

5 things to do today to get that new job with Interview Fit

Are you job hunting? Do you need some help? Have a professional CV service write a high impact CV for you Our CV writing service will put you in the strongest possible position for interview selection Invest in professional interview preparation Our interview skills coaching and preparation will help you succeed at your interview Work […]

HAUNTED HANGOUTS September 23

Get in to the Halloween Spirit with a NEW master class in ghost hunting this October

Do you dare to hangout in Midtown’s most haunted spots? This October, supernatural enthusiasts are invited to get into the Halloween Spirit and take part in the ultimate ghost hunt through Midtown – the most haunted destination in London. In 2014, close to ten ghostly sightings were reported in Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles, including the […]

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Five Things You must know about Shae Brock

The music industry is a versatile, ever growing and exciting world. To keep you up to date on the best of the music world, check out this post about the beautiful Shae Brock. 1. Just Released Her First Single “If I Ever” Don’t be the one that lives in the cave. Know who and what […]

Clair de lune en Antarctique September 08

5 things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France

Take a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer and visit NAUSICAA One Enjoy a surprising way of transport between the UK and France: a little ferry cruise (1h30) or a tube under the sea? Make your choice… Two Discover one of the greatest aquariums in Europe – NAUSICAA – which is located in Boulogne-sur-Mer in North of France, […]

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5 things to do at Brigade Bar and Bistro near London Bridge 

Yesterday ‘5 things’ dined at The Brigade Bar & Bistro which is about six minutes walk from London Bridge Station. The bistro is a social enterprise venture and works closely with Beyond Food. Beyond Food, together with Brigade, works with people who have been at risk of or experienced homelessness to motivate and inspire them […]

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Buy the latests homeware finds through Rachel Wardle’s blog ‘Oh What’s This’

What’s your blog about? OWT is a homewares and trends blog. It started off as a blog to help people find homewares and inspire interior lovers, now it has it’s very own online shop with 25+ UK independent brands picked by me to shop from! What inspired you to start your blog? I’ve always loved […]

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Buy tickets for a London show using the TodayTix App on your smartphone

Buying a ticket for a London show has never been easier thanks to TodayTix. TodayTix has been available to book Broadway shows for quite a while and is now available in London’s West End. Last night ‘5things’ went to the Prince Edward theatre in Soho to see a performance of Miss Saigon. The tickets were booked through […]

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5 things to do today at Clarks Village Somerset

Have you been to Clarks Outlet Village. This is a hidden secret in Somerset! One Have a drink of Gin after your lunch. At Clarks village there are quite a few restaurants to relax in whilst you are having a break from your shopping. Two Plan other things to do around Clarks village by visiting […]

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Blogger Interview: Lucy Ralph – Founder of Madame Lucia Blog

Thank you to Lucy Ralph for being interviewed for our site. Please have a look at Madame Lucia Blog and make sure that you comment. What is your blog about? My blog is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, documenting different periods of my life and my hobbies. What inspired you to start your blog? […]

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Blogger Interview by Christine R, Founder of the fashion blog ‘Wreckless’

We are very grateful to Christine for being interviewed for our site. Christine is the founder of the excellent fashion and lifestyle blog ‘Wreckless’. Why don’t you have a look at ‘Wreckless‘ now! Please tell us what your blog about? WRECKLESS is a fashion & lifestyle blog. You can find some styling tips, ootd, lookbooks that I […]

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How long do your children spend on the internet? Study this info graphic revealing a summer of conflict as parents and children come to blows over internet use on holiday

A study of 2000 parents across the UK has found that a majority are concerned by their children’s Internet use during the summer and that it will cause conflict during family holidays. The survey also reveals the solutions parents are opting to cope with the stress of their children using the internet during the summer. […]

Fudge Urban August 19

Stencil print your hair with Fudge Urban

Nicole & Danielle Kahlani take us back to school this festival season, showing us how to create the perfect leopard print hair stencil with Fudge Urban Hair Art Temporary Colour Sprays available in Superdrug now!

La Bella Blog Stretch August 19

5 simple things you can do to feel instantly happier by Laura Jones

Laura is the creator of La Bella Blog and has written these fantastic five things about happiness. Enjoy! As part of my Body Reboot series I want to share 5 simple things you can do to feel instantly happier. Feeling happy is really important to help you stay motivated in all areas of your life, […]

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Guess how many balls are hidden in Trafalgar Square and Win Tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham

   The prize draw is open to residents of the UK There will be 5 prizes available 1 x pair of tickets to England v Fiji at Twickenham Stadium at 8pm on 18/09/2015 1 x pair of tickets to France v Italy at Twickenham Stadium at 8pm on 19/09/2015 1 x pair of tickets to […]

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How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese on the Grill By Richard Wachtel

Variations of the grilled cheese have existed for centuries. But it wasn’t until the 1920s – when inexpensive processed bread and cheese became available – that the sandwich gained popularity in America. Today we consider the cheesy novelty an American classic.  A perfect grilled cheese sandwich – with a slightly crunchy, toasted outside and ooey-gooey […]

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Book tickets for the Lights Out party at Kettner’s London

SWIG FOR VICTORY AT KETTNER’S NIGHT OF WW2 REVELRY Get ready to party like there’s no tomorrow at Kettner’s on Friday 2nd October 2015 at a night of WW2 inspired revelry! Following on from the sell-out success of our first Lights Out in April, our upper two floors will once again be transformed into a […]

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Visit the State rooms at Buckingham Palace

A visit to London would not be complete without a tour of Buckingham Palace Last Thursday ‘5things’ went on a tour of the state rooms at Buckingham Palace. This a popular tourist attraction in London attracting in the region of 600,000 visitors per year. You will need to allow yourself about 1.5 hours to tour […]

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Download a free ticket for the International Street Food Challenge in Shoreditch taking place 13th August

TravelSupermarket will be holding its first International Street Food Challenge on Thursday 13th August in Shoreditch, the heart of the London food scene.  A free street food festival like no other, customers will be taken on a journey of discovery as the world’s first travel (by taste) agent celebrates the growing role of food in […]

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Bounce and dance yourself fit with REBOUNCE

REBOUNCE London is a new and exhilarating dance-based workout taking London by storm.   Cast your minds back to a time when you spent (or wished you could spend) almost all your free time jumping on a trampoline in the garden. Or when you became BFFs with someone who had a trampoline, so this ‘trampolining […]

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5 Things To Do To Prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 by Tina Huang

In this post Rizzoli & Isles actress Tina Huang shares her 5 things to do to prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tina will be at the assembly stage August 9 – August 30 performing in Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over.  1) Throw a fundraiser, you’re going to need the money. 2) Book your […]