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Chris Curry’s life saving bus pass

Could your bus pass one day save your life? That is the vision of technology entrepreneur Chris Curry who is pioneering a pilot programme to explore the potential use of the humble bus pass as a powerful multi-function personal data bank. The results of the Cambridgeshire Care Card trial will define how it will be adopted as a national care card and could transform future care delivery in the...
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The Shop Girls – Eve’s story

It was Eve who first introduced me to Heyworth’s, an elegant ladies department store in Cambridge which closed its doors 49 years ago. I had never heard of it before, like most people, and yet its memories are still vivid and nostalgic for the shop girls who worked there in a bygone era during the 1940s-60s when courtesy and an immaculate appearance were the order of the day. They are...
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Why do airlines oversell seats?

Hot on the heels of James Dawson’s legal victory in the Court of Appeal, upholding his compensation from Thomson Airlines following a six hour delayed departure for his flight from Gatwick to the Dominican Republic, six years after the flight, I would like to suggest another airline loophole which needs resolving – airlines deliberately overselling seats, which happened to my friend...
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Scott Polar Research Institute commemorates Sir Edgar Speyer – 100 years on

I am so delighted for Prof Tony Lentin that he has succeeded in gaining recognition for Sir Edgar Speyer for bankrolling Scott’s expeditions to the Antartic. Now, 100 years on, a plaque is to be dedicated in his memory at Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute. German-born Speyer was a philanthropic support of the British arts, innovation and adventure in the Edwardian era. This...
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My weekend bootcamp at Champneys

I did say to myself, ‘never again!’after a gruelling week long bootcamp at Champneys two years ago. Don’t get me wrong, it hit the right spots, though the highlight of my day was my long awaited beauty therapy, and I came away with some life changing dietary habits. But those dozens of exhausting burpees, star jumps and early morning jogs – every day – are best...
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