Archive for: September, 2013

John Lewis Christmas staff

John Lewis is recruiting over 2,000 new temporary Partners (staff) as sales assistants in the run up to Christmas this year. With less than 100 shopping days to go until Christmas Day, applications are open for roles at John Lewis shops across the country, from Scotland to Exeter. Positions are available in a number of […]

Sofa so good!

OKAY, so I’ve used that heading before, but I like it. And we’ve had a rush on re-upholstering sofas, although I am hardly complaining! The reason for each case is different. It may be wear and tear from a rental programme, a change of colour scheme, or some owners finally moving out to Tenerife and […]

Tree Planting

The Tenerife Cabildo are looking to create a forest of 30 hectares in size, situated in the largest protected area of the Canary Islands the La Coruna forest. The campaign was launched by the Minister of the Environment, Ana Lupe Mora and the Minister of Agriculture, José Joaquín Bethencourt. The objective is to involve 10,000 […]

Potted Fruit

No, it’s not a recipe. Due to our beautiful climate here it’s possible to grow fruit in pots all-year round. And according to Dobbies Garden centre in the UK you can grow virtually any fruit in a pot. But, strawberries, apples, pears and gooseberries are all ideal – the best is to choose which one […]

Artificial sweeteners are a fat lot of good!

DIET drinks and food packed with artificial sweeteners are a danger to health. And, rather than help people lose weight as they claim, they force people to gorge on sugary snacks later in the day. Researchers discovered that low-calorie foods, laced with artificial sweeteners, cannot fool the brain, especially when a person is hungry or […]

Mother Nature can get it wrong

WHEN it comes to your hair colour, nature doesn’t always know best. And I come across so many clients that just do not suit their natural colour. For instance, those clients who are naturally quite dark, yet suit being lighter so much better, and also the reverse: those of you who are fairer but seem […]

Speedy breast-cancer jab

A NEW, quick-fire injection for breast-cancer patients could dramatically cut the time they spend in hospital – and save the NHS millions. Sufferers now have regular infusions of the drug Herceptin via a drip – an ordeal lasting for up to 90 minutes – for just over a year in most cases. But the jab […]

Burger King’s slimline tonic

BURGER KING, conscious of the ever-growing waistbands of Americans, is launching low-fat, crinkle-cut chips in the States. The company has also paid heed to pressure from consumer groups for fast-food chains to offer healthier alternatives – and to improve the nutritional quality. These chips, wittily named Satisfries, will be on sale in the US and […]

Destinations with The X Factor

You don’t need to be a budding pop star to enjoy a home from home with Thomas Cook. Things are hotting up on this week’s X Factor as the Judges enter the final stages of boot camp, and there’s sure to be some tears and tantrums along the way as they determine their final four. […]

Insignia stamp of class

VAUXHALL’S Insignia, consistently the biggest selling car in its fleet-dominated class since 2008, has been revamped. And the verdict is overwhelming: this five-door family hatchback is the company’s latest and finest trend-setter. With three body styles, the Insignia offers genuine versatility, is cheaper to buy, cheaper to own, smarter to look at and, generally, more […]

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