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Two Reviews of ‘INTO THE WATER’ by Paula Hawkins on its Publishing Day

INTO THE WATER Author Paula Hawkins ISBN 9780857524423 Published by DOUBLEDAY on 02 May 2017 Hardback RRP £20.00 An adult fictional book Crime Thriller/Adventure The first review is by Petrina M of The Midlands/Dorset, UK. Petrina states that she read the book in two days and couldn’t put it down. What is it that invites you to pick up a book and read it? The author’s name? Even our favourite artist can produce a song that doesn’t always hit the mark. Never underestimate the power of the imagery of the book cover. The contents of the written word are worthless if there isn’t the temptation to invite us to delve further into what lays beneath. This mesmerising front cover entices the reader to dive into this book and once the pages start to turn the content does not disappoint. With each chapter dedicated to a character, the mystery develops through different points of view. With the style and language appropriate for each person, you glide easily into each ones soul. Their turmoil, their memories, their …

Belgrade Theatre announces 11 Million Reasons to Dance for International Dance Day

To celebrate International Dance Day, tomorrow, Saturday 29 April, the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry has announced its photography exhibition 11 Million Reasons to Dance which is currently on display at the theatre. 11 Million Reasons to Dance is an exhibition inspired by iconic dance scenes from film, all reimagined by deaf and disabled people who dance. The title of the exhibition reflects the fact there are more than 11 million disabled people in the UK. The exhibition presents a series of thought-provoking takes on cinematic set-pieces, for example: Singing in the Rain and Billy Elliot. With support from Unlimited Impact, People Dancing, the UK development organisation and membership body for participatory dance, commissioned emerging photographer, Sean Goldthorpe to work with the dancers to create 20 high quality images. A UK and world tour is now bringing these subtly captured moments of dance magic to a bigger arts audience and wider public, aiming to move the viewer with their style, passion and provocative wit, challenging us all to appreciate the energy, creativity and diversity of deaf and …

Review : Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PS4)

Sharing a review of Wonder Boy on the Playstation 4 by Games Centre at METRO Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PS4) – a masterful remake The Sega Master System classic makes an unexpected return, with some of the best graphics you’ll see all year. It’s easy to get cynical about the seemingly endless stream of remasters and remakes. When they’re dredging up no-name tosh like Voodoo Vince it feels like there’s… via Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review – retro master remake — Metro

Profiling artist Colin Thompson

About Colin Thompson London born, Thompson is an artist, writer and illustrator. After art training and subsequent employment as a graphic designer in the UK, and later, time spent in film making for the BBC., Thompson has enjoyed a full career in the creative industry which has involved living and working abroad. Thompson gained a dual citizenship after moving to Australia in the mid nineties Black and White Thompson’s background in design and print meant that he was always able to create very detailed black & white drawings. In 1990 he wrote his first two children’s books, both were published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1991 as small hardbacks and included thirty or so black and white illustrations. Since then, award winner Thompson has written and illustrated over 70 children’s books which have been published in many countries over the world. Grayscale and Half Tones It was only going to be a matter of time before Thompson would see an opening for him in this latest colouring book for adults craze. Colin Thompson’s Colouring Book (suitable …

Endometriosis – is a debilitating, chronic medical condition. The pain for the female sufferer is severe!

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler)Finally, women’s complaints about how their endometriosis has been handled by doctors has been vindicated. ‘Sexist’ advert showing old man and young woman will be taken down after backlash Women aren’t exaggerating their pain. They’re not overreacting. Their pain is real and doctors aren’t doing enough to help them with it. BBC… via Women with endometriosis aren’t being diagnosed quickly enough or receiving adequate treatment — Metro

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TSS testers give 6 reasons why WordPress.com has the features and flexibility to build your audience or customer base and to generate earnings: WordPress powers over 27% of the web, so your site joins the ranks of big names like The New York Times, CNN, and many more Acquiring a custom domain name will lay claim to a special address on the web for you There are many free and premium themes available to create the perfect look for your site Sharing buttons allow for the Broadcasting and re-sharing of your posts to promote your brand on social media such as Twitter and Facebook There are ongoing opportunities to attend live courses offered by ‘Happiness Engineers’ to get the most out of your site Additionally, once accepted on to the WordAds program, there is opportunity to join the new WordPress.com Affiliate Program expanding the focus beyond ads to include referrals. T&Cs apply. Plans and pricing information and to Sign up to a package to suit you click here You will have support when you need it …

Victoria Beckham says London 2012 was enough of a Spice Girl Reunion

The Spice Girls reunited for the London Olympics in 2012 (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Victoria Beckham thinks the Spice Girls performing at the London 2012 Olympics was enough of a reunion. Victoria reunited with bandmates Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel… via Victoria Beckham says she’ll ‘always be Posh Spice’ as she dismisses the Spice Girls reunion — Metro

Pollution and how it affects the skin

We chat to Dr Anjali Mahto, a Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson. who explained how pollution can affect the skin: “As skin is your outermost barrier, it is one of the first and largest targets for air pollution. So, what exactly is air pollution? Air pollutants include the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), volatile organic compounds (VOC), oxides, particulate matter, ozone, and cigarette smoke. Prolonged and repetitive exposure to these agents can have negative effects on the skin. Scientific studies in both animals and humans have shown that these components of air pollution can contribute to premature skin ageing (wrinkling, pigmentation spots) and worsening of inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. One major mechanism is via the generation of reactive oxygen species that can damage DNA in skin cells.” She adds “For many of us settled in city life, it is worth thinking about taking extra precautionary measures to protect against noxious chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. We may not be able to control the environmental factors …