Film Review – American Pie: Reunion

With the latest release of the Marvel franchise, Avengers Assemble, hitting our screens last month, it is little surprise that one of the year’s hotly anticipated sequels, American Pie: Reunion, somewhat slipped under the wire. The fourth of the original series, the eight of the overall franchise, this instalment saw all … Continue reading

Film Review: Headhunters

Thirty minutes. That’s how long Hollywood executives were watching Morten Tyldum’s Norwegian adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestseller Headhunters when they decided they wanted to remake it. Whether this is because the film is a superbly smart and stylish thriller, or that Hollywood once again seems unable to look inward for … Continue reading

The Sick Children’s Trust Cambridge Sponsored Walk

Date: Saturday 16 June 2012 Time: 1pm Location: Milton Country Park, Cambridge Ticket: £5 registration fee Come and join The Sick Children’s Trust for their Cambridge Sponsored Walk. The walk takes you 1.5 miles around the park, through some beautiful scenery. A mixture of woodland, grass and water areas within the park ensures that … Continue reading

Hot Fashion Trends for Summer 2012

City Connect welcomes Emily Kissock as our latest Features Writer on Beauty and Fashion. In her first article, Emily – an experienced make-up artist, model and fashion writer – takes a look at the hot trends this coming season and shares some key style advice on what to wear in … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Big Walk Huge Success for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk on Sunday 13 May was a huge success, and on target to raise thousands of pounds for pioneering dementia research. Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of the UK’s leading dementia research charity, cut the ribbon to mark the start of the nine mile circular walk … Continue reading

Photography Studio Launches a Snappy Appeal

A photography studio in Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, spent last weekend clicking away to raise money so that families can stay close by to their child when they are being treated in hospital – and has already raised a brilliant £110. Suffolk based Lighthouse Studios kick started their fundraising efforts recently … Continue reading

Limoncello at Cambridge Food and Wine Society (with La Dante)

After I arranged a tasting of Italian wines for La Dante in Cambridge last year, Giulia Portuese-Williams, who runs the centre, suggested we do a joint event together with the Cambridge Food and Wine Society. When, shortly afterwards, I made contact with Steve Turvill who runs Limoncello on Mill Road, … Continue reading

Retinal Damage Linked to Cognitive Decline

US scientists have found that women with retinal damage are more likely to show signs of cognitive decline and vascular damage in the brain. The study is published in the journal Neurology. Research led at the University of California studied 511 women with an average age of 69, who were enrolled … Continue reading

How Do I Holiday Like a TOWIE Girl?

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about TOWIE and Marbella. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website Having not watched The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) myself, I am probably better advising you on whether to holiday in Cannes, … Continue reading

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Scarlet Street

During the late 1930s, German director Fritz Lang fled Germany to escape the impending Nazi rule, and arrived in Hollywood. He brought with him the unique German expressionist style, best illustrated in Lang’s early works such as Metropolis and M. Scarlett Street was one of Fritz Lang’s early film noirs, … Continue reading

Marvell’s Double S: “Nobody can stop us from chasing our dream!”

This week we are taking a look at the UK Grime scene, which is now becoming more recognized internationally. Chiedza Zvirahwa got to sit down with Bashir Bazanye,21, better known as “The Flow Father” and Marvell member Double S, and talk about his life as an up and coming grime … Continue reading

Common Alzheimer’s Drug May Benefit Patients in Later Stages of Disease

UK scientists have found that the drug donepezil, which is approved for use only in the mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease, could benefit patients in the later stages of the disease. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by researchers at King’s … Continue reading

Scientists Discover How Sugars Control Hallmark Alzheimer’s Protein

A study by scientists in Canada and the US has shown that a chemical change to a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, tau, can stop it from forming toxic tangles – a characteristic of the disease. The findings, published online on 26 February in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, open up new … Continue reading

Film Review: The Island President

In 2009 Copenhagen hosted one of the most important events in the battle against climate change. The Climate Conference was designed so then all the nations of the world could voice their opinion on what was happening, and come to some form of arrangement on how to deal with it. … Continue reading

Lancôme – Teint Idole Ultra 24H

The new Lancôme foundation with an exceptional longwear formula featuring a unique heart-shaped flexible polymer for comfort. 18 shades to suit all skin tones from very pale to very dark When it comes to foundation, women are constantly on the look out for the perfect formula. Lancôme is considered one … Continue reading

Lancôme – Vernis in Love

Lancôme’s new Vernis in Love range of striking nail colours reinvents nail polish application, making it simpler, faster and more stunning than ever. From chic neutrals to captivating brights – this wardrobe of colour can provide the ultimate accessory, the perfect finish to every look. A patented brush with a … Continue reading

Debenhams Cambridge – Elizabeth Arden Makeover & Prize Draw

Attention all female readers of City Connect in the Cambridge area… Debenhams Cambridge in the Grafton Centre will be hosting a special beauty event at the Elizabeth Arden counter on 9 & 10 May. International Make Up Artist Joseph Hernandez will be on hand to offer a personal masterclass and … Continue reading

Edinburgh Study Could Bring Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Step Closer

Scientists in Edinburgh have found particles in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that could be harnessed to identify changes in the brain that occur during Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was part-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, could pave the way for a new test to diagnose the disease in its earliest stages. … Continue reading