Lifestyle 

THE INSTINCT OF THE FUTURE

Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 At first glance, the Huracán represents evolution, not revolution, when compared with its predecessor. Low, clean, sharp-edged design combined with all-wheel drive and a V10 engine is a familiar – and winning – formula. But the devil is in the detail. The new Huracán is both lighter and more powerful than the equivalent Gallardo and features a new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The design is simple and pure, with one continuous line taking the eye from the base of the windscreen right through to the tail. Overall, the…

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New Year Beauty Resolutions Worth Keeping

By Sarah Taylor January is the perfect time to overhaul your beauty routine, make a few simple changes and resolve to make 2015 your most beautiful year yet!     Detox your make-up bag Many people undertake a New Year detox to recover from the excesses of the holiday season, but when was the last time you gave your make-up bag a serious detox? I recommend taking a ruthless approach to this task so you can start the New Year with a clean beauty slate. First, go through the contents…

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Fashion Lifestyle 

Must have accessories: Whistle and Bango

By Arooj Aftab If you haven’t already heard of Whistle & Bango, they are a lifestyle brand created by friends Ashley James, Ania Kubow and Rosie Parks. The bangles are carved with letters of many different postcodes. You can also get specially personalized ones too; so if there’s an area you love or want a lasting memory of somewhere you’ve visited, this is the perfect item, whether it’s for yourself or a gift for someone else. What I particularly love about these beautiful pieces is that each person has their…

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Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Why we need to start educating people in mental health!

By Naureen Hafiz As the days go on and a new year is at our doorsteps it gives us time to think about the things we want to change. Resolutions, dreams, goals. We all think of them, make lists and build ourselves up enough to really try at it. It’s also the perfect time of year to start thinking about how we can help each other and how we can help our community become a healthier place. In the age of medical breakthroughs it is shocking that we are still…

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Destinations Lifestyle 

Paris – City of Love

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is at the heart of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région parisienne. The city of Paris has a population of 2,249,975 inhabitants (January 2011), while its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with 12,292,895 inhabitants at the January 2011 census. About 2.7 million of this total were born outside Metropolitan France and represent a multitude of different countries and territories from…

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Obesity? No, you’re just fat!

OFF THE WALL… PAUL It’s fast approaching that time of year again. The time of year when we all begin to think of something bad to give up or change in the New Year. There are always a few obvious ones, smoking, drinking, losing weight, etc… Losing Weight!! Yes that’s the one, that’s the subject of this festive rant. Where do I start?? Let’s see if you have a heard a few of these before! It’s my glands… It’s in my genes… it’s my slow metabolism… I sit at a…

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Urban Echo – Monthly photo competition.

Each month, we want you to submit your best photographs to us based on a particular theme. We will print the winning photographs in The Urban Echo the following month and, then we will, set a new theme for the next month. Terms and conditions Here: Send your picture (please read Terms and Conditions carefully) along with a brief description, of your photo, including the camera type and lens that you used, your name, address, telephone number, the date and location of the photograph via our contact page or the…

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Business Lifestyle News 

Overtime to be included in Holiday Pay – Employers no longer walking on sunshine

By David Ward, Blacks Solicitors The long anticipated Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) judgment in the conjoined cases of Bear Scotland Limited v Fulton, Hertel (UK) Limited v Wood & Others andAmec Group v Law & Others has been delivered recently. The Judgment The EAT has now ruled that ‘non-guaranteed’ overtime should be taken into account when calculating a worker’s entitlement to holiday pay because workers are entitled to be paid their ‘normal remuneration’ whilst taking holiday. This means that workers are now entitled to receive average pay (taking into account…

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Fashion Lifestyle 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE – WHAT IS SHE WEARING?

Jennifer Lawrence didn’t fail to impress when she arrived outside studios for Good Morning America. It’s seems like the 24-year-old actress is upping her game in the style stakes recently – From her stunning red carpet fashion to her very classy television appearances. Pictured outside, Jennifer opted for a long striped shirt dress by Ulla Johnson; she paired this with an effortlessly chic winter coat and killer beige strappy heels. To customize her look, Jennifer donned in a pair of Oliver Peoples sunnies. Love this look? Wear it like Jennifer…

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Fashion Lifestyle 

ALEXANDER WANG X H&M

Shoppers lined up a day in advance before the collection dropped on 6th November. Those who were front in line easily got what they were after. Of course, when one of the world’s biggest fashion designers collaborates with one of your favourite high street brands selling at what they call ‘less expensive’ prices, who wouldn’t want to check it out? Going back to when the world first heard the announcement of Wang’s collaboration with H&M, this left many anxious of what to expect. From sneak previews, magazine articles and celebrity…

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