Mental Health And Wellbeing Support During Covid-19 – April/May 21

We need to remember to protect our mental health and wellbeing alongside our physical health during these uncertain times. Local services in Coventry and Warwickshire are here if you or anyone you care about needs someone to talk to and can offer wellbeing support tips and advice on coping.  […]

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Health Column – April/May 21

Let’s Talk About The Perimenopause by Kate Duggan

The average age of the menopause is 51. Before 45 is considered young, but the perimenopause (the time leading up to the menopause when levels of oestrogen and progesterone are decreasing) can last for years. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – April/May 21

Understanding Universal Credit: A Post-Lockdown Guide For New Claimants

The number of people claiming Universal Credit (UC) has more than doubled since the beginning of the pandemic; and will increase. Here are some tips on how to manage a new claim post-lockdown. […]

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Castle Medical Centre – April/May 21

Spotlight on Eating Disorders and Mental Health in Young People

It has been a particularly difficult time for young people over the past year and recent data has shown the number of people experiencing problems with eating disorders has risen sharply. These are more common in women, who make up 75% of cases, but also affect men. The average age is 16-19 years old. […]

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Tom’s Column – April/May 21

The Light At The End Of A Very Long Tunnel by Tom Beasley

When I last wrote a column for this magazine, things looked pretty bleak in terms of the coronavirus pandemic. Christmas had been tossed away like an unwanted pair of novelty socks when travel restrictions were imposed at the very last moment, and England was entering its third national lockdown. At the time of writing, in early March, we’re still in that lockdown, but the outlook is decidedly less gloomy than it was at the beginning of the year. […]

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National Garden Society Spring Openings – April/May 21

NGS Spring Openings 2021

The NGS is now one of the most widely supported UK charities, and is principal fundraiser for the country’s palliative care beneficiaries Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carer’s Trust, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Parkinson’s UK and Maggie’s. […]

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Seasonal Food – April/May 21

Spring at last! The start of abundant growth in grass, flowers and delicious and colourful produce.

Asparagus

Fresh asparagus will be bright green with no signs of shrivelling. The tender tips may have a purplish cast, but they should be firm and tight, never mushy. Asparagus contains vitamin K, essential for healthy blood clotting and is a rich source of vitamin C, which boosts your immune system. […]

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Drama Tots Article – April/May 21

Award Winning Local Children’s Activity Plans Re-Opening!

Multi award winning children’s activity Drama Tots is thrilled to announce a return to face-to-face classes from April 2021 onwards. Despite the current crisis, Drama Tots was recently named the “Most Loved Performing Arts Activity 2020” by the prestigious national WhatsOn4Kids Awards. […]

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Burrowdale Accountancy Column – April/May 21

Post-Pandemic Outlook – A Guide to the Spring Budget by Alison Pinks, Burrowdale Accountancy

On 3rd March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled details of the government’s plans to support businesses and jobs and aid the recovery of the UK economy in his Spring budget. Several coronavirus support schemes were extended, and he outlined his view of how our post-pandemic world will look in terms of taxes. […]

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Better Nutrition Column – April/May 21

Diets Are Dead!

By Gilly Brunton – Registered Nutritionist (MSc, BSc, RNutri, PGCE)

I recently hosted a series of workshops for women who needed ‘time out’ from work, home and stressors. My nutrition Q&A had the highest attendance as the hot topic was ‘Diets & Dieting’. I did some research and started listing all diets including everything from clinical to extremely faddy (eg: the lamb chop and pineapple diet). I’m serious, I listed over 130 different approaches. […]

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