THE next meeting of the Northallerton and District Breathe Easy group takes place on Thursday, April 10, in the recreation hall at the Friarage Hospital from 2 - 4pm. The group is run by volunteers with support from the respiratory nurses and offers help and support to enable patients living in Hambleton and Richmondshire to cope with the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can be part of living with lung disease. “It also helps carers through support and education.“One in seven people in the UK is affected by lung disease whether it’s from mild asthma or to lung cancer,” said Tony Teasdale, chairman of the group.“Breathe Easy is a friendly self help group offering people the opportunity to access up to date information as well as providing opportunities for social contact and fun which many people lose once they begin to have problems.“If you suffer or know anyone who suffers from breathing problems then please come along. Our meetings are … [Read more...] about Meeting of Breathe Easy group
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With more than 30 years of high-level retail experience under his belt, in 2006 Pat Kelly made a life-changing decision: to captain his own ship. Today, his company OutdoorLiving.ie boasts one of the world’s most extensive ranges of quality outdoor furniture and garden accessories, spanning everything from greenhouse and barbecues to bean bags and garden heaters. Kelly and his family-led team now employ 30 sales people and continue to grow their reputation as a ‘one-stop shop’ for the Irish garden owner. “Outdoor living is the best living” is the company mantra. Natural growth “We started out by selling garden paving and bricks in the main,” Kelly tells The Sunday Business Post, “but evolved into leisure items for the garden, such as greenhouses, heaters and artificial grass.” Kelly says that customer tastes have changed in line with his company’s evolution. “Where once we had significant demand for cast aluminium garden … [Read more...] about Summertime, and the Outdoor Living is easy
A new English Country Dancing Class is opening soon at ‘EveryBody’s Dance, Fitness Hair & Beauty Centre’ at Campoamor. Organiser, Pip Shail, said the idea is to have a drop-in class where people can exercise, have fun and meet people. ‘The dances are very easy and there are no steps to learn as I give instructions all the way through, all you need is a pair of comfortable, soft-soled shoes to dance in.’ Live music for the dances will be provided by Pip’s husband, Mike, who plays the melodeon, and other friends. In between dances, refreshments are available – tea, coffee, soft drinks, cake and snacks – at reception. The charge is €2 per session and the first class will be from 3pm – 4.30pm on Thursday 12 April 2018. For more details of this class contact Pip on 633 084406 or Jean on 634 375072 or e-mail [email protected] For details of ‘Everybody’s’ go to … [Read more...] about Exercise, Have Fun and Meet People!
WORKERS in Colchester are earning £60 more per week than they were in 2010, fresh figures show. An economic report to be published by Colchester Council also shows the average income in the borough last year - £580.40 a week - outstripped the average for the east of England - £574 - for the first time. The 2017 Great Britain average was £552.70. However, the rise in inflation since 2010 means the cost of living in 2017 was about 20 per cent higher. That means despite the 11 per cent increase in the weekly wage, salaries are still not meeting the rising cost of living. Encouragingly, however, the report also shows an increase in the number of businesses, with 20 more employing between 50 and 249 people compared to 2015 and five more employing more than 250 people in the same period. The statistics also show a record number of business units are running in the borough. In total, there were 8,265 business premises in Colchester in 2017. The largest … [Read more...] about Boomtown! Wages are up and business is booming but is Colchester ‘prospering’?
TRYING to lose weight after the indulgent Christmas period but not sure where to start?The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has taken a look at some of the most popular diets around and given its verdict on whether it will work for you.This diet is based on the principal of intermittent fasting, where you eat normally for five days and restrict your calorie intake for the other two.On top of losing weight, fans claim the 5:2 diet can improve lifespan and brain function, and protect against conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.But evidence on how effective the diet it is limited.One 2010 study found women placed on a 5:2 diet achieved similar levels of weight loss to women on a calorie-controlled diet, and were also less likely to develop chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.There is also some evidence that the 5:2 model may help lower the risk of certain obesity-related cancers, such as breast cancer.Pros:Sticking to a calorie restricted two days a … [Read more...] about What is the best diet plan for weight loss? From 5:2 and paleo to Slimming World and Weight Watchers, experts give their opinions