Saturday, 26 September 2015

New Astra is a real game-changer

WITH 36 years of continuous presence in British showrooms and 3.5 million UK sales, the Vauxhall Astra has a lot of friends.

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Bright ideas from Alan Titchmarsh to bring colour to your garden

THE leaves are now on the turn but you don’t have to own a forest to create a truly breathtaking display of coloured autumn leaves on your own patch.

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Feed your birds over autumn and winter and get the benefits in spring

Feeding birds in your garden over autumn and winter will pay off in spring, when the larger ones feast on slugs and snails and smaller ones, such as blue tits, help to keep greenfly and other aphids under control.

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Celebrate Apple Day with the National Trust

NATIONAL Trust properties are offering dozens of ways to celebrate Apple Day this autumn, from apple bobbing to pear pressing.

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WATCH: Ford develops new technology that can respond to local accents

THE latest version of Ford's Sync now enables drivers from around the world to speak naturally to make calls, play music, and set navigation - using their local accent.

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Road deaths on the rise in UK, according to latest figures

THE government has just published the Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain Annual Report for 2014, which shows that there were 1,775 reported road deaths last, an increase of 4% compared with 2013.

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Gogglebox: Steph & Dom show us how to be both posh and popular

WE MUSTN'T make light of the poor chap’s death, but now that Brian Sewell is no longer with us, it does create… well, a vacancy.

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A Butterfly Twist(s) on the trends of SS16 from London Fashion Week (and a competition)

After spending five days on the ground at London Fashion Week, I can say with complete confidence that London ladies are in for a style treat – flats are back. Not that they ever went away, mind you. But when the ladies on the front row of all the catwalks have officially turned their high heels in for some more sensible (and stylish) footwear, the general public takes notice.

If you were following me on social media over the course of the five days, you will have noticed that I upped sticks and moved over to the Butterfly Twists social accounts to bring news straight from the front lines of fashion. I was, naturally, also wearing Butterfly Twists for my fashion front row experience. When in Rome, right? (or something like that) I was surprised to see that more often than not, my flats seemed to reflect what was being presented on the catwalk for trends. A ha! An idea was born. I started taking notes to see which designers were aligned, trend wise, with the styles that Butterfly Twists were featuring for the present season. And so here we are today and I’m showcasing my favourite looks from the brand, alongside the designers from LFW who reflected the aesthetic perfectly with their own runway shows for SS16. Complete coincidence? Maybe. But I’m taking it as a sign that these friends to our feet are ahead of the pack when it comes to providing for our working wardrobes.

Here’s a look at some of the trends from London Fashion Week SS16 and the flats you can buy now to be ahead of the curve entirely.

Let's kick off with the monochromatic vibe, seen at London Fashion Week at Burberry, Christopher Raeburn, Daks and David Koma. Loving the monochromatic vibe for the season? Than the Black and Cream Olivia Ballet Pumps are your go-to fashion shoe.
Fashion week also showcased a number of embellishments for the season - some subtle and others right in your face. This was seen at Antonio Berardi, Gareth Pugh, Giles and Julien MacDonald. If this style's more your speed, go for the Zara Ballet Pumps.
Here's the thing - stripes never ever go out of style. So buying into this trend is buying into a lifetime of fashion happiness. LFW showcased stripes on catwalks from J.JS Lee, Joseph, Markus Lupfer and Peter Jensen. If you are loving it, try the Kate Ballet Stripes Pump.
Neutrals are an easy win for the season and were seen on Osman, Marques Almeida, Phoebe English and 1205 catwalks. This trend also matches with my favourite pair of Butterfly Twists - the Lexi Ballet Pumps!

Last, but certainly not least, we saw Polka Dots all over the catwalks this season. Brands such as Topshop, Peter Jensen, Paul Smith and Sibling, all showcased a lineup that's definitely in favour of the dot, polka dot that is. Wear this trend now with the Black & White Dots Kate Pump.

There you have it folks - an opportunity to wear a season ahead of a season. Done and dusted. Or is it?

The good folks over at Butterfly Twists have actually given me the chance to give away a pair of the shoes to one lucky FFG reader. All you need to do is retweet the tweet below, mention your favourite style and follow Butterfly Twists. You do not want to miss this!!! Winner will be announced later next week!

Written in collaboration with Butterfly Twists.

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Best pink outfits for autumn: Zara, TopShop, Asos, Urban Outfitters

SET your sights on a rose-tinted future…

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Georgia May Foote on Strictly Come Dancing: There’s room for improvement...

WHO'LL win Strictly Come Dancing? We asked the contestant to assess their chances…

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Samantha Morton on Cider With Rosie: It’s a time that has gone forever

BBC1’s new adaptation of Laurie Lee’s classic novel, Cider With Rosie, is a visual treat, says actress Samantha Morton.

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Dorothy Perkins, New Look and John Lewis: The best things we want this week

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

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Graham Norton: I’m relieved it’s the last series of Downton

GRAHAM Norton delivers his acerbic verdict on TV and life as he returns for a brand new series.

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Berry crush: Best fruity-shade beauty products for autumn

UPDATE your make-up with autumn’s fruity shades.

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Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson 'I had my breasts done at 23'

EMMERDALE actress Gemma Atkinson, 30, shares her beauty and health tips.

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Delicious cakes baked with coconut oil

TRIED-and-tested tips from Saturday magazine’s celebrity chef.

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Where are they now…? The New Seekers’ Eve Graham

EVE Graham sang lead vocals with 70s group The New Seekers, whose song I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing became a huge hit worldwide. After Eve left in 1978, she began performing both with her husband, Kevin, a former member of The New Seekers, and as a solo artist. Now 72, Eve lives in Perthshire where she was also born.

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New romantics: Colourful prints and designs for your home

MIX dramatic prints with rich, jewel-like colours.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

WARNING: Popular PORN site hit by malware SCAM – Have YOU been infected?

MALWARE has been detected hidden within the adverts on one of the world's most popular PORN websites.

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Move over Carol Kirkwood: Mexican weather girl Yanet García is internet sensation

IF YOU don't know this lady's name now, you will soon.

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