Month: November 2014

An interview with THE STIG

Safe driving tips from the ultimate roadster The man who was once The Stig isn’t happy with the state of driving in Britain today, and he’s on a mission to do something about it. And Ben Collins, who secretly worked as the Top Gear’s man-in-a-white-suit for eight years, knows more than most about driving. He not only set some of the fastest laps on the show’s test track whilst driving glamorous supercars, but also tutored celebrities on effectively driving ‘reasonably priced’ family cars. Collins has also spent many years racing, which he calls his first love, competing in Le...

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Bonnie Montrose POEMS AND SONGS by William F. McHardy (1849 – 1926)

Originally published in 1899, this collection of poems and songs by Montrose resident William F McHardy was forgotten for more than a century until the author’s great-great-grandson, Bob McHardy, rediscovered it and decided to republish it in memory of his ancestor and to raise some money for charity.  This facsimile edition is a faithful paperback reproduction of the original book which was published in Montrose by George A. Bowman. The book is also being re-issued to coincide with the 70th birthday of the author’s great-grandson, Robert (Bob’s father.) The original introduction to the book contains a loving description of...

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An interview with Angela Hartnett

Chef Angela Hartnett talks about her Italian heritage, how she learned to cook and what Gordon Ramsey was really like to work for Having begun her career as the protégée of the famously fiery Gordon Ramsay, chef Angela Hartnett has gone on to make a name for herself as one of Britain’s most well-loved chefs. Her trademark style is simple but sophisticated Italian cuisine, a love of which was instilled in her by her Italian grandmother and mother. The 46-year-old is now Chef Patron and owner of the Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair, has launched Café Murano in St James,...

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25 Little Known Ways Couples Can Save Money Together (& Save The Arguments!)

A new survey by has revealed that singles are, on average, £2.5k a year better off than those of us with a better half. In fact, 52% of committed male respondents believed they’d be better off going it alone. Women, meanwhile, felt more financially secure with another half – 61% of coupled up women felt they’d be better off in a relationship. It looks like it really pays to be a lonely heart but, if you’re happily shacked up, how can you make your loved-up lifestyle cost less? Below the info-graphic we have some handy money saving tips...

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The teenage girl comedy that everyone loves is back for a new season, and we spoke to the cast. Some Girls is the hit coming-of-age comedy on BBC3 that has taken the UK’s teenage population by storm. The gritty, honest and comedic portrayal of what it means to be a teenager in the age of social media, exams and a distinct lack of money has resonated, and it comes as no surprise to see the charismatic cast back for a third series. This time they’re older and wiser; dealing with babies, exams and extreme temptation. Mandeep, Adelayo, Alice and...

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