Saturday, 22 August 2015

Grilled Cheese at Melt: It's what's for dinner!

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Worst airline seats in the world – top tips on how to avoid them

IF YOU’RE about to embark on your summer holiday's, here’s 5 top tips for a better flight.

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What happened to the kinky boots factory

THE moment his final lesson finished Steve Pateman went straight from the classroom to the factory floor at WJ Brookes.

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WATCH: Jaguar releases their new big cat

IT’S no exaggeration to say that the original XF transformed Jaguar out of all recognition.

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It's a wrap: Kaftans for your last-minute summer style

FLYING off for a late-summer break? Pack a kaftan, the perfect cover-up for beach bars and poolside lounging.

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Last chance for Corrie’s Carla? An interview with Alison King

SHE loves drink, gambling and dangerous men… Can Coronation Street’s Carla Connor turn her life around? We ask actress Alison King.

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Shimla Jewellery, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge: The best things we want this week

THERE'S something for every budget in this week's must-haves.

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Celebrity Secrets: Katherine Kelly shares her beauty tips

MR SELFRIDGE actress Katherine Kelly, 35, shares her beauty tips.

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The bee's knees: Treat yourself to these honey-based beauty products

GIVE yourself a sweet treat with honey-based beauty products.

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Make waves at home: Summer accessories for your house

CREATE a cool nautical feel with this stylish selection of blue and white accessories.

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Moody blues: Late summer's coolest colour

MAKE a splash in late summer’s coolest colour.

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Casualty of love: An interview with Sunetra Sarker

Will Casualty’s Dr Zoe Hanna tie the knot this weekend? There’s an explosive climax to the ceremony, says actress Sunetra Sarker.

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Friday, 21 August 2015

Broken your iPhone? Call-out company will fix smashed smartphones in your own home

BREAKING or damaging a phone can be costly, frustrating and down right inconvenient.

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Beach hut with all modern cons could be all yours for £215k

THIS beach hut on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Britain is up for sale – for the price of a five-bed family home in other parts of the country.

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Could YOU beat this wedding dance? Ballerina is surprised by pro dancer husband

WHEN you're a professional dancer there's only one thing to do on your wedding day - create the most spectacular surprise performance for your bride.

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Could YOU beat this McDonald's food challenge? Man eats 25 Big Macs in UNDER an hour

IF YOU think you're a big eater, the chances are you've got nothing on this competitive eater who scoffed more McDonald's than imaginable.

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The 9 risk factors linked to dementia

NINE risk factors including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking may contribute to two thirds of dementia cases worldwide.

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Shocking statistics show two thirds of Londoners using annual HOLIDAY to visit the doctor

A WHOPPING two thirds of Londoners are using their annual leave to take days off to visit the doctor.

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Wanted him to be my lover, not my lodger: Our agony aunt answers your questions

OUR agony aunt gets to the heart of your sex and relationship problems.

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Do YOU know how much surgery on the NHS costs? You might be surprised...

DO you know how much procedures on the NHS really cost? New research suggests the British public is grossly ignorant about the real price of medical care.

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Six month old baby girl given CHEMICAL BURNS from fake baby wipe

A BRITISH mum was horrified when her six-month-old daughter suffered chemical burns - from a wet wipe.

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Would YOU dare to bare? Woman has body digitally altered to discover global beauty ideals

BODIES come in all different shapes and sizes, but one woman has had hers squeezed and teased into every country's idea of the 'ideal body shape' online.

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Over HALF of OAPs keep things fresh under the covers with sex toys, study reveals

WHO knew we were all so sexually charged, especially over the age of 65.

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Peter Pan charm in the grown-up city

DEBORAH stone discovers a Bloomsbury in London that has been inspired by fairy dust.

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Getting Gucci-fied "Outlet style" with Cheshire Oaks

Outlet shoppers, start your engines. I've just been introduced to a brand new purchase problem at McArthurGlen's Cheshire Oaks. I say "problem" because I have a real issue with willpower when it comes to things like Gucci, which has just opened an outlet store in the famous miracle mile of retail therapy at Cheshire Oaks. FFG has partnered with both Gucci and McArthurGlen in years past, but never have the two come together with such exciting news. Oh, if only every day came with an announcement of luxury goods at discount prices. Yes, Gucci's McArthurGlen outlet store is officially open to the public. The doors have been flung open and the floors have already seen countless bargain hunters snapping up designer one-offs with serious discounts. 

The brands asked me to take a quick trip up to Chester to check out the new offering and pick a few of my favourite pieces. Who in their right mind would say no to that? I grabbed the train from London  - easy enough - and headed north for a day of discovery. 

Upon arrival at the new Gucci outlet, I was transfixed by not only the products, but also the customers. Obviously Gucci have hit on a price point that works as every time I picked up a pair of shoes, they'd disappear if I put them back for even a second. Warning to shoppers: if you like it buy it... it's a jungle out there and your dream product will not wait for you. 

Now, back to that part where Gucci asks me to pick my favourite pieces. When you are presented with four walls of Gucci handbags and countless counter space featuring everything from wallets to shoes, all of the sudden the first world problems kick in. Yes, this day's panic attack was sponsored by a Gucci accessories overload. 

I was in heaven and hell all at the same time. So, I put on my thinking cap and went to choosing. I was limited to five pieces, which you'll see featured below. In all honesty, I could have worn everything and been the happiest lady alive. That's the beauty of a designer Outlet shop like Gucci. The styles they showcase never ever have an expiration date. These are accessories that will be fashionable forever. I've been to the Gucci museum and the factory in Florence and can tell you that Gucci bags, especially, only get better with age. 

So here's what you need to do. Grab a train, plane or automobile to the Gucci outlet in Cheshire Oaks. Buy what you love and justify the spend by doing the math. I like the "price per wear" model. The number of times you'll use these beautiful accessories 100% justifies the price. You only live once, you might as well live in Gucci! 

For more information on how to get to Cheshire Oaks, opening hours and a full list of stores open for shopping visit:

Happy shopping, FFG readers!
In partnership with Gucci and McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks. 

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