The sun is finally out and suddenly life moves outdoors. Fine if you live in the suburbs and have a back garden but where do you hang out in the city centre? Every patch of green and every pub beer garden is rammed as the temperature rises but while outside space in the city is at a premium it can be found as M.E.N. Property discovered. Here's our pick of city centre pads with the potential for a lush oasis: Royal Mill, Cotton Street, Manchester £225,000 This one-bed apartment at the cheaper end of the market is located in Royal Mill in fashionable Ancoats Urban Village. Not many one-bedders can boast a balcony, let alone a private terrace with a garden room. And this terrace is South West facing, so benefits from what sun Manchester can muster most of the day. Space is always at a premium in one-bed city apartments, so the option to use the garden room as an occasional extra bedroom is a real bonus with this property. Islington Wharf, Great Ancoats Street £230,000 An … [Read more...] about When the sun comes out these city centre terraces come into their own
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So we’ve all enjoyed - and endured in some cases - the first heatwave of the year. I love hot and sunny weather, but of course living in Britain means I rarely get to experience such delights.But I’m beginning to re-think this stance after last week.Because what on earth happens to us when the sun comes out?We seem to lose the plot, and in some style too - or lack of it when it comes to dress wear.For what becomes apparent during any spell of half decent weather when the temperature nudges above 20 Degrees Celsius is that most blokes haven’t got a clue when it comes to fashion - or, at the very least, haven’t got a mirror.National newspapers love it when the sun makes an appearance - sending photographers to any beach or park within an hour of London to capture model-like, bikini-clad women soaking up the rays.But not here.All I witnessed were spare tyres and tattoos.It was a like an art exhibition at times, with so many tatts on display.And if it wasn’t … [Read more...] about Why do we lose our senses when the sun comes out?
A new When The Boat Comes In novel is about to appear on the bookshelves more than 40 years since the hit TV series first hit our screens. The drama, starring Sunderland-born James Bolam as Jack Ford, was first televised in 1976 and was written and created by late South Shields-born author and screenwriter James Mitchell.The new novel, Jack High, has been written by Mr Mitchell's son, former journalist and television producer, Peter Mitchell, and was published this week.Peter, a former director of programmes at Tyne Tees Television, said: "Jack High features all the familiar characters from the television series which was set in the mythical Tyneside town of Gallowshield.“When the series was first aired, my father wrote three books to go with it and they covered the period from the end of the First World War up until the early 1920s.“There was a three-year break in the transmission of the programme and when it returned, the protagonist – Jack Ford returned home after … [Read more...] about New When The Boat Comes In novel set to be launched
Home / News by Reporter February 2, 2018, 6:00 am Updated: February 2, 2018, 8:26 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Carnoustie High School will be transformed into “Tee in the Park” at this summer’s Open golf championship. The Open camping village will operate from July 15-22 and include a range of two, four and six-person tents that are already pitched and ready for campers, plus inflatable camp beds for each guest. Golf’s governing body has decided to channel the modern music festival on a sporting scale since the campsite was first introduced at Royal Troon in 2016. Last year, 3,000 campers took advantage of the initiative when it returned at Royal Birkdale and pitches sold out on the Friday and Saturday of the championship. Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, executive director of championships at the R&A, said: “We are delighted that the Open camping village has proven to be very popular and a … [Read more...] about Local school grounds to be turned into massive campsite when The Open comes to area
0 Have your say Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective for a woman who’s concerned about going through the menopause and a boyfriend who has popped an awkward question. QUESTION: I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I’m miserable and bad-tempered all of the time.My family are avoiding coming to see me because I’m so grumpy with them, and I know people at work are starting to avoid me too. My periods have become erratic and heavy, and I don’t like myself very much right now.My husband suggested that maybe it’s down to menopause, which didn’t exactly go down well, as I’m only 39. Perhaps my feelings may be down to having to face the fact that I’m turning 40 on my next birthday?I just feel awful, but I’m not sure what I can do.FIONA SAYS: You may think your husband is being cruel in suggesting that this is the menopause, but it’s certainly not impossible.Technically, the menopause … [Read more...] about DEAR FIONA: I feel irritable all the time – could it be the menopause?