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YVE’s BOOK CLUB

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I hope I do not insult a crime writer who, in her time, headed the Crime Writers’ Guild, if I say that it was not quite up to our usual standard but that nonetheless those who read it found the book enjoyable light reading with a credible-enough plot and a ...

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ION AUDIO MAX LP TURNTABLE

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Dust off your vinyl This is a nostalgia item with a 21st century twist. The turntable not only gives you a reason to dust off your old music collection and listen through the built-in speakers, it also lets you connect to a computer to create digital copies of your vinyl ...

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MUSICAL MEMORIES

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Islington has a tuneful past, from Sadler’s Wells to Collin’s Music Hall. Finsbury Park Empire Theatre is one such treasures that is now only kept alive in the archives. Built in 1910, the facade was in a similar design to Frank Matcham’s 1903-built Shepherd’s Bush Empire Theatre. Located at the ...

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SPOTIFY

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Spotify is an internet based music site with 20 million songs. You can search for specific songs, browse based on themes or get inspiration from different collections in discovery. Available on your computer or downloadable as an app on a smartphone or tablet. You’ll find everything from Mozart to Mick ...

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BEST FOOT FORWARD: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WALKING

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Asking yourself ‘how much have I moved today?’ is a useful way to sense check your basic fitness. In this article, we meet up with Islington GP Dr Jo Sauvage for top tips on the simplest form of exercise… walking. “Walking is a simple, free and easy way to become ...

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LIQUID GOLD: A HIVE OF HONEY IDEAS

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A superfood, sweetener and term of endearment, honey has been used by humans for thousands of years. Thinking outside of the cereal box, we’ve found a few out-of-the-ordinary uses for this rich golden treat. One of the obvious benefits of honey is as a substitute to sugar – a deliciously ...

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NORPRO HONEY DISPENSER

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For years people have been thinking that there had to be a better way to have honey on hand and ready to dispense without having to hold that congealed container upside down, forever. Norpro has come up with the perfect answer with its Honey Dispenser that cleverly keeps the golden ...

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LINKEDIN

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The world’s largest professional networking site – with over 400 million users worldwide – isn’t just for the current work force. If you’ve retired it can still be a great way to reconnect with former colleagues or professional contacts. For people who volunteer, the organisation you’re interested in may well ...

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PURITY BY JONATHAN FRANZEN

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There was a broad alignment of opinion on most aspects of the book except its length. One view was that the text said all that needed to be said; others found some of the detail irrelevant and taxing to read. Most were agreed that Franzen is a clever if not ...

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BEE AND INSECT HOTEL

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Revitalise your traditional beekeeping practices with the addition of a Kingfisher Wooden Bee & Insect Hotel. This innovative garden gadget measures 15cm by 14cm by 16cm and will provide your local honey bees, bumble bees and all sorts of insects with an extensive base in which to nest. Moreover, a ...

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DIAL-A-RIDE: NEED A LIFT?

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To many, the Dial-a-Ride service is more than a way to get mobile when mobility is an issue. It’s a door-to-door lifeline that makes a huge difference to those who could otherwise be isolated by their disability.   Transport for London’s Dial-a-Ride service helps 47,000 members across the Capital, from ...

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CURTAIN CALL: WORLD-CLASS THEATRE ON YOUR DOORSTEP

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Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Bond. With a bumper selection of plays on this season there’s plenty to see. Highlights include The Boys In The Band (28 September – 30 October) a look into the lives of gay men in New ...

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MAPMYWALK GPS

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This app tracks your route, time, distance, speed, pace and calories burned, and syncs with mapmywalk.com so you can view the information in a larger format on your computer. If you can persuade friends to get involved, MapMyWalk’s social feature lets you share routes and encouraging words. The Windows phone ...

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PRESSE BY BOBBLE

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This is a travel mug for coffee connoisseurs. Forget instant coffee, this former Kickstarter project filters 400ml of the fresh stuff in just three minutes. Perfect for you decide to follow our 393 Bus Route (pg. 24) or walk to your next Get Together event. Add your ground coffe and ...

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