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Fashion, Beauty & Health

Ditchling resident Richard de Winter established Bradshaw & Lloyd in 1990 and has been selling the premium English men’s heritage brands of Loake, Tricker’s and Sanders, as well as the famous American Sebago brand to the discerning buyer via mail order and the internet ever since.

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Losing weight at any time of year can be difficult, but doing it shortly before the holidays can seem an impossible task for many people. With a range of treatments out there that promise to get you ‘beach ready’ for summer, how do you find the right one?

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Dementia / Photo: Lightspring

It’s Dementia Awareness Week. Suffolk GP Dr Matt Piccaver suggests ways of coming to terms with this distressing condition

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Senior couple solving a crossword puzzle

Professor Anne Marie Minihane of the nutrition department at Norwich Medical School, at the University of East Anglia, discusses how to retain brain function as we age.

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Ben does a lot of driving and says his Defender will be his 'country vehicle' - so expect to see it on TV - Tom Critchell/Land Rover Owner magazine

What else would he need other than a Land Rover Defender? Photos: Tom Critchell, courtesy of Land Rover Owner Magazine

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Audi A3 Sportback

A Sportback model has propelled Audi into UK sales’ top 10 to highlight the German marque’s executive-sector strength

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Peter with management trainees Lilly and Emma

Derbyshire Life meets award-winning entrepreneur Peter Bullock and discovers how he is breathing new life into the traditional craft of shoemaking

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WEL MAY 15 FITNESS

ARE YOU a January-gym-bunny? So many of us start the new year on a health kick with clean eating and regular exercise, however good habits often fade within a few weeks. Thankfully we have some experts on hand to help get you motivated for summer, so you can sizzle on the sand with confidence

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Dress, jacket, hat and bag by Jacques Vert

To be the perfect guest you need to tone in while maintaining your own individual style – and don’t underestimate the impact of accessories and a great hat

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Don't forget the scent: Jo Malone's Bridal Lace Bottles

Getting married this year? Now is the time to get your skincare and beauty routines in place

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No garment can generate a reaction from the opposite sex quite like a well-fitted suit… and it appears it is having something of a revival. Whether two piece or three piece, the way to go is bespoke – and it’s not as expensive as you think

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New Forest Ponies Under Rainbow (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Barely a week goes by when we don’t hear on the news about the incredible strain our health system is under. Whether it’s overstretched A&E departments, or older people in our communities becoming frailer – it’s clear something needs to change for the NHS to cope.

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Mum & Daughter Fashion;  Helen and Georgie Alcroft

Helen Alcroft is often dragged around the shops by her daughter, Georgie, and occasionally dips into the 17-year-old’s wardrobe. Here, the duo from Alderley Edge chat about fashion and style

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Robert Roope Black range

St Albans Fashion Show director Ellena Ophira chooses her favourite trends from Herts’ boutiques

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EXG MAY 15 HEALTH

Mr Garrick Georgeu from the Springfield Hospital Cosmetic Clinic team in Chelmsford, shares his expertise on 
the subject of cosmetic breast surgery

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EXG MAY 15 BEAUTY WITH SUE

MANY women like the idea of tighter, firmer skin on their face, but few like the idea of surgery. The thread lift is an alternative to surgery which is much more efficient than other non invasive treatments on the market. It can be done in less than an hour and, if you really wanted, you can go straight back to work after the treatment, although it is advisable not to talk for a little while and not to exercise for a week.

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Susie Freeman wearing an Emma Moscow hat

Royal Ascot takes place from June 16 to 20, and with unpredictable weather and the need to balance it can be hard for first-timers to know what to wear.

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Cycling in Yorkshire Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

A couple from Ilkley are helping people of all shapes and sizes look the part as they follow in the tracks of the Tour riders

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Gemma Tattersall and Jesters Quest jump the Open Ditch during the cross-country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2007. (Henry Bucklow/Lazy Photography (Sffubs))

Badminton Horse Trials takes place on 6-10 May 2015 in Gloucestershire – we pick 7 things to pack to ensure you channel the Cotswold style at the most prestigious event in the equestrian calendar

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EXG MAY 15 MOTORING

BMW’s 320d saloon remains the car of choice for the aspirational family guy, but now it can save you money as you drive, explains Carlton Boyce

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Rodgers & Rodgers gold rapture wing cuff

There’s a 1970s’ revival happening. Yes, get ready for flares again, boho blouses and fringing galore. Sure, we’ll need to give the look an update – but that’s half the fun

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Whether you punish the quads in a gruelling 530 stair climb or kayak around Hayling Island – 2015 is the year to drag yourself off of the sofa and sign up for one of the county’s top sporting challenges

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Health & Happiness Nutrition

Hitchin-based entrepreneur Amy Huggins has launched what she claims is Hertfordshire’s first raw juice bar.

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We talk Lesley Reynolds from Harley Street Skin Clinic about the ultimate facelifts currently on the market.

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