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City Connect was first established in Cambridge and aims to spread to other cities nationally and internationally in the future. City Connect's online magazine style website reaches out to a wide audience and has something for everyone. City Connect offers a comprehensive range of features and articles, such as news, film and music reviews, trends and hot topics, dating advice, culture and style to name but a few. City Connect also holds networking events to join our writers, advertisers and readers together. City Connect events range from the casual to the formal, but everyone with a passion for networking is welcome.

Cognitive Decline May Begin at 45

A study has found age-related cognitive decline may begin as early as age 45. The ten-year study of Whitehall civil servants, carried out by a team of international scientists in the UK, France and the US, is the first to find signs of cognitive decline in people younger than 60. … Continue reading

Marker Brings Hope for Accurate Dementia Diagnosis

US scientists have road tested a new approach to brain scanning, harnessing a marker which can help distinguish between Alzheimer’s and another type of dementia called frontotemporal dementia. The study, published in Neurology brings scientists one step closer to more accurate diagnosis of the various causes of dementia, which require … Continue reading

£88k Boost for Alzheimer’s Hearing Study

A young London scientist is embarking on a project to understand the causes of hearing problems in Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to an £88,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s hoped the study, which is the one of the first of its kind, could improve diagnosis and lead to new ways … Continue reading

Brain Changes Could Predict Alzheimer’s Earlier

Scientists in Finland have discovered changes in the brain that may signify the transition between early memory problems and Alzheimer’s. The study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, opens up new avenues for improving early diagnosis of the disease and identifying people at risk. The researchers from the VTT Technical … Continue reading

Tribute Paid to Charity Which Helped Local Family

The Elsie Norman Fund for Acorn House has presented The Sick Children’s Trust with a cheque for £13,420.00 as a thank you for all its help over the last three years. When Max and Charlotte Norman’s daughter, Elsie, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2008, Charlotte and her … Continue reading

New Type of Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists in the US have designed a new Alzheimer’s drug which has been shown to improve memory in mice. The mechanism of the drug is thought to differ from most others in development and provides a new direction for treatment research. The scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies … Continue reading

Stacey Solomon in Race for Xmas No.1 for Cambs Charity

Stacey Solomon, who shot to fame in The X Factor in 2009, releases her first Christmas single today (19 December) to boost funds for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK and children’s hospices charity Together For Short Lives.  Stacey will go head-to-head for the festive number one spot with this year’s X Factor winners, … Continue reading

New Nutrition Video and Support the OHC Foundation with Your Christmas Shopping!

We hope all is going well for you in the run up to Christmas?  It is still a very busy time here at the Optimum Health Clinic, and for those of you still thinking about our Practitioner Training Courses for next year, please do get in contact ASAP – further … Continue reading

Packaging Recycling by Bike

Leading local company Abcam based on the Cambridge Science Park have introduced an innovative recycling scheme involving the collection of packaging by  Cambridge cycling courier Oustpoken Delivery. The scheme is currently being trialed with Cancer Research UK, and if feedback is positive they hope to extend the service to other … Continue reading

The Queen’s Head Raises £200 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Customers flocked to The Queen’s Head, in Harston, on 27 November to enjoy a Battle of the Brains quiz, and raised £200 for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Pub landlord Ken Culpeck had a night off pulling pints to act as quiz master for the fun filled evening. Ken, who took … Continue reading

Cook for Cure – Alzheimer Research UK Campaign

Alzheimer Research UK has started the Cook for a Cure dinner party fundraising campaign. This fantastic campaign raises money to help people with dementia and supports dementia research. Hosting your own Cook for a Cure dinner party is not only a good way to get together with friends and family to … Continue reading

Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas, the UK’s only arts, humanities and social sciences festival, occurs throughout Cambridge during 19-30th October. There are more than 160 free events for all ages, which last year attracted over 9,000 visitors. World-class speakers, celebrity writers and leading academics will be on hand to engage, explain … Continue reading

The d’Arry’s Cambridge Case

Cambridge cook house and wine shop d’Arry’s is set to launch a “d’Arry’s Cambridge case” of d’Arenberg wines. The gastropub which first set up in Cambridge in 2006 is to start selling a mixed case of some of its most popular d’Arenberg wines via its website, priced at £60 – … Continue reading

Freemasons Donate over £180k to Alzheimer’s Research UK

The Masonic Samaritan Fund has donated over £180,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The money will help support the first two years of pioneering research to develop a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at King’s College London, one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s … Continue reading

Abseil Dare Devils Wanted for Historic Fundraiser

Action for Children is on the look out for dare devils in Cambridge to make history on Saturday 24 September, and abseil down Great St. Mary’s Church to raise cash for vulnerable children, young people and families. The event is the first time a fundraising abseil has been held at the church … Continue reading

Stevenage Family’s Son’s Plight Eased by Local Charity Support

Our son Travis was born at 24 weeks old in our local hospital in Luton and Dunstable.  A few weeks after the birth though it became apparent to the doctors that something wasn’t right and he was in severe pain in his stomach. At only two and a half weeks … Continue reading

Children’s Charity Wants Local Businesses to Sleep Rough for Annual Fundraiser

Action for Children is calling on local business in Cambridge to help raise money to tackle youth homelessness by signing up for this year’s Byte Night. The event takes place on Friday 7 October and sees members of the business community spending a night sleeping outdoors atCambridge Science Park to raise money for the children’s … Continue reading

Children’s Charity Awarded Cambridgeshire Short Breaks Contract

Children’s charity Action for Children will be providing residential short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire The charity, which provides similar short break services across the UK, will be delivering the new service for Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. It will … Continue reading

Olympic Gold Geraint Raises £5k for Pioneering Research

With the pain and exhaustion of the Tour de France still fresh in his mind, Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas MBE was back in the saddle on Saturday 30 July for a gruelling 170 mile charity cycle ride with his girlfriend Sara. Geraint swapped his mountain bike for a tandem … Continue reading

Hundreds Sign Up for Family Fun Day at Grafham Water Centre

Over 450 people will be making a splash at Grafham Water Centre, on Saturday 6 August, for a special family day for local disabled children and their families. The family fun day, which runs from 10:30am to 4:30pm, will give disabled children the chance to make use of new facilities … Continue reading

East End Celebrity Goes Fishing for Funds

The second annual Big Fish event looks set to be a big catch in raising money for local charity, The Sick Children’s Trust, with special guest actor Scott Maslen bringing star quality to the day. Held at Great Linford Lakes in Buckinghamshire on September 3, the event is being organised … Continue reading

Olympic Gold Geraint Goes Tandem for Charity Challenge

There’ll be no rest for Olympic gold medallist Geraint Thomas MBE when he returns home to Wales from the Tour de France. A gruelling 170 mile charity cycle ride awaits him on Saturday 30 July to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and The … Continue reading

Norwich Family’s Daughter’s Plight Eased by Local Charity Support

This week, City Connect reports on a family from Norwich who was supported by the Sick Children’s Trust. One afternoon last summer, our 15 year old daughter Jade complained of feeling unwell. Over the following days her face began to swell up and she developed a pain in her leg … Continue reading

An Evening of Latin American Music and Dance

City Connect proudly announces the latest charity event organised by ACT – the registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals, which includes Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. A pre-festival launch of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, An Evening of Latin American Music and Dance on Sunday 10 July celebrating the … Continue reading

Innovative Disability Project Huntingdon

An innovative disability project in Huntingdon is holding a volunteer day on, Saturday 2 July, to encourage people to support and help make a huge difference to a disabled child’s life. The Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, which is ran by leading charity Action for Children, is holding the event, from 10:30am to … Continue reading

The Sick Children’s Trust Supports Mother Fighting for Her Child

City Connect  reports on a story about a family from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk whose two year old daughter, Rhiannon, was diagnosed with croup and rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The charity, The Sick Children’s Trust, supported them when they were in need of accommodation to stay close by her bedside. … Continue reading