Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris The Langton Arms Palm Trees

Hints & Tips For December/January by David Greaves

A spot of gardening, even on the coldest and greyest of days, will lift your spirits, and warm you up!  The shorter days also make it more difficult for gardening as the daylight hours but there are still may jobs to continue with in the winter months 

Nectar Points...

Our wild bees and common butterflies have been in decline over the past 50 years. Wild flowers in the countryside have also de- creased, making it more important to provide habitats where these insects can find two rich sources of food - nectar and pollen.

Bringing Traditional Eastern Beauty Secrets To The Western World

Su-Man Hsu

Su-Man Hsu was the youngest of ten children born to illiterate farmers.  Due to the family’s poor status, they would use natural sources such as water, green tea, fruit and flowers to help keep their hair and skin in top condition. 

Too Much Television Might Kill You!

Hours of inactivity required to watch a TV series can raise the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs. For every extra two hours of TV watching per day, the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism was increased by 40%, researchers found.

"THE IMMORTALS” Author Finishes No. 1 Bestseller Three Day Tour in Marco’s

Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris

On Saturday 4th June, Harry Harris finished his three day press tour in Leicester, for his ground breaking book “The Immortals” - a story on the success of Leicester City in the 15/16 Premier League season. He finished his tour at Marco’s New York Italian at The Grand Hotel. 

Mediterranean Topped Salmon

A really tasty dish which is quick and easy to make. Serve with seasonal vegetables or salad.  Serves: 2    Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless salmon fillets, approx.  175g each 1 large slice bread (wholemeal or white) 25g olives (stones removed) 25g sundried tomatoes 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies. Both are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D is found naturally in a small number of foods, including oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks.

Plant Culture Bursts into Bloom

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre summer exhibition ‘Plant Culture: Selected from the Arts Council Collection’ celebrated a fabulously floral opening night on Friday 22nd July and is now running until 25th September in Leicester. 

Asia rises up by Richard Webb

Richard Webb ponders how overnight success usually happens after a lifetime of solid effort. instagram.com/richardmarkwebb 

The sizzling summer of ‘16

The sun has been shining this year and I know as a farmer I am never happy with the weather but, I have laughed a lot this summer, after a winter of people complaining about the cold and the rain, we are now moaning that it is ‘just too hot’ - having said that making hay this year was flipping hot,

Summery Key Lime Pie

Base:  225g digestive biscuits  100g unsalted butter  75g plain chocolate  Filling:  5 large egg yolks 5 tsp grated lime rind 200ml fresh lime juice (approximately 7-8 limes)  1/2 of 397g cans condensed milk  Decoration:  Lime slices 10g Plain chocolate, grated or made into curls  Preparation 

Stay Safe this Summer by Rob Cross

Early summertime is a busy period in the farming calendar and it’s reflected in demand for policing resources.

Wedding Dresses: Past & Present

A wedding dress is the clothing worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony. The colour, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants.

Clarkes - The Brand You Can Trust…

So what’s happening in this edition in the ‘Dream factory’? Well, Ian and his team are not ones to sit on their laurels. We have recently been the guinea pigs for his range of 14 Kebabs (hard life, eh?).

Equafleece Protects Your Dog From A Rising Tick Problem This Summer

Protect your dog from ticks with the new ‘Summer Suit’ from Equafleece.  Offering protection as a barrier against pesky ticks, the Summer Suit can also aid as a protective layer against sticky burrs, grass and flea allergies, insect bites and stings. 

The History of Fabergé

The House of Fabergé is a jewellery firm which was founded in 1842 in St.Petersburg, Imperial Russia, by Gustav Faberge, using the accented name ‘Fabergé’; Gustav was followed by his son Peter Carl Fabergé, until the firm was nationalised by the Bolsheviks in 1918. 

Who was Davenport? by Dr D A C McNeil

At the front of the St James churchyard in Birstall, facing out across Front Street and flanked by rows of conifer trees, stands the war memorial. It is a tall cross at the foot of which are the names of the fallen in the two world wars of the 20th century. 

The Legendary Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley, 1880s

Quote:  "I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies." 

Canaves Oia Suites, one of the three properties under the Canaves Oia umbrella has announced its newest addition; the boutique Canaves Oia Spa, opening its doors this April 2016. 

A diet filled with tomatoes, sweet potato and cereal could be the secret to healthier skin and hair. That’s according to the hair and beauty experts from Hairtrade.com who have compiled a list of the top ten foods which can help your hair and skin look healthier.