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Jo Brand gets moving for Macmillan

Britain’s best loved comedienne Jo Brand is the force behind Macmillan’s Move More campaign which urges cancer patients to take a brisk walk or short jog to aid their recovery. So often we walk to raise funds for cancer research, but if you watch the video, you will learn why keeping active is so important for cancer sufferers too. Jo tells us not to be put off by her portly figure:...
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The Mumsnet Rules

I wish Mumsnet had been around when I agonised over bringing up my kids. The best part is knowing you are never alone with problems, that a national – and international – community of mums are online for a chat. Their pearly words of wisdom are now available in a new book, The Mumsnet Rules, by Natasha Joffe and Justine Roberts, and published today by Bloomsbury. It’s a...
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First-past-the-post and AV

My 18-year-old son gets to vote for the first time next month on how our future MPs should be elected. This Conservative Party video – which supports retaining the present first-past-the-post system – uses the analogy of an AV sports day to demonstrate what can happen if the alternative method is adopted; how coming third means you can end up the winner. No voting system is perfect,...
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Will you donate your excess body fat to the Klaxon Institute?

Those of us who would like to shed few pounds can donate our unwanted flab to the Klaxon Institute in Harley Street where a revolutionary reverse liposuction technique has been devised to help save the world’s starving people in the third world by injecting it into their bodies. The video shows how they are able to live off other people’s fat for months at a time without having to...
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Share the Joy

I wish I had seen this festive video before I did my Christmas shop at the Body Shop last week. By playing it, you will be able to click on the video which will take you to their Facebook site where you can download a 30% discount voucher. Also, why not play it and see if you recognise any familiar faces, why not Share the Joy ….
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Congratulations first direct

Congratulations to the internet bank first direct for topping the 2010 Which? table for providing the best customer service out of 75 big household names, including John Lewis, Boots and House of Fraser. I linked to first direct a couple of months ago when they highlighted their Buddy app and spoof videos to demonstrate how they go the extra mile to help customers. The bank has now been rewarded...
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Trying the new Nescafe Dolce Gusto

Nescafe is confidently taking on the Italians as King of Coffee with its new stylish coffee making machine, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto, and its mouth watering collection of recipes, including the scrummy sounding, waist expanding Chocolate Butterscotch Latte Macchiato – what a mouthful, literally! I know just the person who might like one of these neat coffee machines for a Christmas present,...
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No 7’s Xmas party make-up tips

I’m a Boots No 7 serum devotee and have just caught up with this video demonstrating how their make-up should be applied to create three different looks for the party season. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut using the same colours, so why not try something different for a change – be bold and go for the glitter eyelashes!
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If you hear domestic violence, please call 999

This chilling video released by the Met Police to highlight domestic violence sent shivers down my spine. There are no blood curdling images, just the sound of escalating raised voices and thumps being rained on the innocent victim; it is left to your imagination to visualise the unbearable pain and injuries inflicted. It really is too awful for words. It’s so easy to ignore signs of...
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Did you meet the underground strike buddies in Covent Garden?

Who brightened up the day for frustrated London commuters when they faced more chaos and severe disruption caused by the latest underground strike action? Were you one of the commuters in Covent Garden cheered up by a random act of kindness from a mystery team of buddies? Just check these videos to see if you can identify which company sprang into action to live up to its name – from...
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