THINK you live a pretty healthy lifestyle because you eat well and exercise? That's true - you should definitely be doing that - but there's a few little habits you probably didn't know are harming your health. Think the odd email you read at night is OK, or popping that spot on your forehead won't hurt? Maybe you love a weekend lie-in. While they all seem like relatively harmless things to do, they're worse for you than you think. In fact, some habits raise your risk of illness, infection and even chronic disease. Here's 10 everyday habits that could be harming your health... 1. Hitting snooze on your alarm Monday morning rolls around and you'r shutting up the alarm and dozing off again. But experts say this interferes with your body’s natural waking mechanisms, potentially leaving you exhausted all day. Sleep expert Neil Robinson, of bed firm Sealy, says: "Hitting the snooze button is the most common mistake that prevents us getting top-quality rest. It makes us more likely to … [Read more...] about From well done toast to popping spots…10 innocent habits that are bad for your health
Constant bad taste in mouth
If Theresa May was hoping her latest fudge would be wolfed down by sweet-toothed Tory MPs, she was quickly put right last night. Just two hours after Rebel remainers were claiming to have secured a victory on the question of a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, Downing Street published an amendment that fundamentally changed Tory Remainers they thought had been signed and sealed. Instead of allowing MPs to intervene in the event of no deal being reached by mid-January - which would almost certainly have paved the way for the softest of Brexits (but which may also result in a punishing deal from the EU) the amendment as published grants "a motion in neutral terms" - removing the ability of MPs to alter it with, for example, a demand to stay in the single market. Perhaps she finally picked a side. Brexiters are playing it down - “we can live with it” was the best one pro-Leave MP could muster - but it also signifies a refusal to cede control to those who would seek to … [Read more...] about Will Theresa May’s fudge save her bacon?
Competition is fierce in the battle of the bhajis. The search for the best Indian restaurant in the 2018 Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards is underway and just one week into the competition there are already over 100 entries for spicy haunts in Nottingham's Madras Mile (aka Maid Marian Way) as well as everyone's neighbourhood favourites. There have been over 1000 nominations for all categories - and there are still four weeks to go until the closing date. Judges will draw up a shortlist of three finalists in each category, including best pub and best cafe, which will be visited by mystery diners. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at East Midlands Conference Centre on June 14. Here's some of the nominations so far: Calcutta Club Last year’s winner is a strong contender in this year's race. The colonial style restaurant, in Maid Marian Way, has been wowing customers with its classic flavours and interesting spin on traditional Indian food. Sarah Stewart said: … [Read more...] about Are these the best Indian restaurants in Nottingham (and beyond)?
SAMANTHA Womack has taken aim at the “short-sighted” BBC bosses who killed off her EastEnders character Ronnie Mitchell. The 45-year-old actress has previously made no secret of how upset she was to hear she would be leaving the soap and in a new interview revealed she’s still got a bad taste in her mouth. Samantha and her on-screen sister Roxy, played by Rita Simons, died on screen last New Year’s Day. The mum-of-three had hoped the door would be left open for her to come back when the storyline was being written. Speaking to OK! Magazine, Samantha, who played Ronnie for a decade, said: “I hate the idea that I can’t go back – unless I come back as some weird Australian twin sister! “I understand they have to regenerate and constantly recast, but my complaint was when you have two characters who are embedded within the fabric of that community, by killing them completely you’re removing them from any future producer. … [Read more...] about Samantha Womack blasts ‘short-sighted’ EastEnders bosses for killing off her character Ronnie
WHEN Kim Wilde was filmed drunkenly singing one of her biggest hits, Kids In America, on a train in Christmas 2012, few would have expected it marked a comeback for the 80s pop star. But after more than two million viewed the footage online, the unlikeliest of renaissances began.The following December, Wilde capitalised on her viral success and released a Christmas album – her first UK release in almost 20 years – and now she's back again alongside some extraterrestrial friends with Here Come The Aliens.It's more than three-and-a-half decades since the 57-year-old burst onto the music scene with the debut single she performed on that train. The daughter of 50s pop singer Marty Wilde, her synth-driven pop subscribed to the movement of the decade while also straddling the mainstream.There were 17 top-40 singles in the 80s, 30 million records sold and support slots on tour with David Bowie before the momentum fizzled out in the mid-90s.She retreated into her childhood love of … [Read more...] about Kim Wilde: My career isn’t as big as Madonna’s or Michael Jackson’s but I love it