Property: From Colchester to Chelmsford, the only way IS Essex | Property | Life & Style

It’s also Britain’s sunniest county with the lowest rainfall, no hills to speak of – great for cyclists – and that coastline with its yachting clubs and muddy creeks attracts migrating birds and all manner of wildlife. So why is Essex still the butt of so many jokes? Television’s “unreality” show The Only Way Is Essex has added to misconceptions but it’s been a mixed blessing for the real people who live in this county, discouraging people from moving there despite being so close to London. But it’s all change…

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Scenic Gem: Explore the french river Seine on this upmarket cruise | Cruise | Travel

SCENIC Scenic Gem travels the Seine offering upmarket river cruises through France Scenic Gem, launched in 2014, is one of Scenic’s fleet of stylish “Space-Ships” that cruise the rivers of Europe.  It is a more boutique affair than many river ships, at only three-quarters the length of most and carrying just 128 guests thanks to it being designed especially for the twisting, sometimes narrow, River Seine. Life on board is one of understated luxury amid subtle, contemporary, décor.  Its cruises are all-inclusive, with the Panorama lounge and bar that occupies…

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20 Breezy Wrap Tops You’ll Want To Live In This Spring

There’s a reason that Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress became instantly famous when she introduced it in 1974. It’s effortlessly stylish, always flattering and incredibly comfortable. The same can be said for wrap tops, or wrap-around shirts, one of the trends we’re keeping our eyes on for 2018. Wrap shirts are like the mullets of fashion: Business in the front, party on the side. Nothing beats them when it comes to comfort and ease.  For anyone down with flattering and comfortable everyday wear, check out these 20 breathable wrap tops for spring: …

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Tackling anxiety – Women’s Health & Fitness

Learn more about recognising anxiety symptoms and how to treat it.      The Problem: You often feel anxious, with negative thoughts and a racing heart. Frequently, your stomach feels queasy and occasionally you stop in the middle of the room and can’t remember what you’re doing. More and more, you find yourself in tears over the smallest things. Mental Diagnosis: Anxiety. If the problem is ongoing, you could be diagnosed with GAD – generalised anxiety disorder. Your doctor will probably be keen to establish whether or not there has…

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Savers earned lowest interest in decades despite putting more money in | Personal Finance | Finance

Interest rates on deposit accounts plunged to a new low in 2017, even as savings and cash Isa deposits climbed 2.6 per cent to £1.32trillion. Savers earned just £4.6billion in total interest on cash savings, down from £6billion a year earlier and the lowest level for 20 years, according to research from website STEPSTOINVESTING.com. The average savings rate has plunged from just over 4.8 per cent in 1998 to a mere 0.35 per cent last year. In 2007, the last full year before the financial crisis, savers scooped £33.1billion in…

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Roger Federer: Swiss legend makes shock reputation admission | Tennis | Sport

The Swiss ace is the oldest ever No 1 in ATP history following his Rotterdam Open win in February and took his total of Grand Slams to 20 in the Australian Open the previous month. Federer’s return to the top was celebrated with the Comeback of the Year award at the Laureus Sports Awards in Monaco a fortnight ago, recognising his phenomenal form since a six-month spell out injured at the end of 2016. Yet though Federer is surpassing all expectations at the age of 36, he still feels as…

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