Older Binge Drinkers Warned of Risk of Cognitive Decline

The findings of two new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2012 (AAIC 2012) in Vancouver have highlighted patterns of alcohol consumption that may increase risk of cognitive problems. The research cautions that moderate alcohol use by women and binge drinking by people who are not normally heavy … Continue reading

A Blooming Lovely Donation

The Courtyard at The Sick Children’s Trust’s Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is looking ‘blooming’ beautiful thanks to a ‘bunch’ of donations from local garden centres and a local sculptor. Scotsdales Garden Centre, Polhill Garden Centre at Coton Orchard and Oakington Garden Centre all in Cambridge donated potted … Continue reading

Art Deco in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s artisan design movement today could be seen as an extension of its Art Deco past. Once home to Dutch Art Deco movement’s forerunner – Jan Torooper, his influence can be seen everywhere. Torooper was born and part-raised in former Dutch colony of Indonesia. His influence, and Indonesian past can … Continue reading

UK’s Leading Dementia Research Charity Increases Commitment to £20m

UK dementia scientists are set to gain from a huge funding boost after Alzheimer’s Research UK committed a record amount of money to new research projects. The UK’s leading dementia research charity has pledged a further £5.5m investment in new projects, increasing its current commitment to research to over £20m. … Continue reading

Film Review: Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly is a film about incompetent gangsters. Seriously, these gangs certainly aren’t The Sopranos. We feel for Brad Pitt’s hitman Jackie Cogan, who is exasperated when he learns the very people he is tracking down almost want to be caught. When you see Cogan’s frustration, you might even … Continue reading

Film Review: The Myth of the American Sleepover

The Myth of the American Sleepover will for many be one of the most nostalgic films of the year. Anyone who remembers being a teenager, and the growing pains that ensue when adulthood beckons will find something bittersweetly familiar about this teen drama. And while all the elements of this … Continue reading

Fashion Update: Autumn/Winter 2012

With fashion – it just gets better, what with Marc Jacobs rolling in with models on a Louis Vuitton train at Paris fashion week, it really sets what were in for this season! For women the shapes of the clothing seen on the catwalk this season are still between athletic … Continue reading

From Little Acorns Grow Big Ideas

More than 300 families each year will have somewhere to stay close by to their sick child thanks to a new ‘Home from Home’ opened today by The Sick Children’s Trust. at the new Rosie hospital, Cambridge. The charity launched a £400,000 appeal to build the house in Spring 2011 … Continue reading

Wine of the Month – September

After an August break during which the CWB household travelled to Burgundy and the south of France, we returned to a cold, wet and miserable late British “summer”. Now, with the schools just back, that seems like a distant memory with temperatures rising and a barbecue Indian Summer in the … Continue reading

Grand Designs for Charity’s New ‘Home from Home’

Renowned British designer, Emma Bridgewater, has provided a much needed boost to a Cambridge based charity’s fundraising campaign with the donation of some of her famous home ware. Emma has donated dinner plates, side plates and mugs to The Sick Children’s Trust’s new ‘Home from Home’ at the Rosie hospital … Continue reading

Film Review: Shadow Dancer

Recently the spy genre, that usually involved tuxedos, continental locations, and loads of explosions, has been brought crashing back down to Earth. Now even the new James Bond film will be taking place in London’s underground. Spies are going through a bit of a reality check, and Shadow Dancer is … Continue reading

The Bourne Legacy

 The Bourne Legacy was always a risky venture, making a sequel with an all new cast. There’s no Matt Damon and even a new director. But this movie is simply fantastic. Jeremy Renner has a great deal of screen charisma. Although it has a slow start, once the action begins it … Continue reading

Fight by Gabriella Ellis now on iTunes

You are probably familiar with Gabriella Ellis from her apperance on the popular E4 structured reality TV show Made in Chelsea which portrayed her relationship and eventual break-up from Ollie Locke. The very public break-up and alledged extreme editing from producers resulted in Gabriella coming across as bitchy especially in her … Continue reading

Review of “The Magdalene Sisters”

This week, Bianca Lorena reviews “The Magdalane Sisters” Directed By Peter Mullan, Released in 2002, 119 minutes Running Time Cast- Eileen Walsh as Crispina, Dorothy Duffy as Rose/Patricia, Nora Jane-Noone as Bernadette, Anne-Marie Duff as Margaret, and Geraldine McEwan as Sister Bridget. The Magdalene Sisters is a powerful and emotional yet poignant … Continue reading

Does Cinema Need Remakes? – Part 2

The comparisons made in Part 1 of this article are reminiscent of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I personally watched the 2011 American re-make first, and visually it was mind blowing. From the opening titles alone with its incredible graphics and the pulsing beat of “Immigrant song”, a cover … Continue reading

Technology, Time and Ageing

The question that many polymaths, scientists, technology-enthusiasts and intellectuals have been curious about ever since educational institutions were introduced is- will the world reach the period where the length of human life can be expanded? Many individuals in the global society have wished to look younger when their facial characteristics … Continue reading