Ask Tom – fruit-driven wines and other considerations

Dear Tom What are fruit-driven wines – is it a good thing ? What else should I look for in a wine ? Many, perhaps most, wines these days are fruit driven – that is to say, they have lots of fruit aromas on the nose and palate. However, there … Continue reading

Buyers Guide: Loveliness at EMU

City Connect has the pleasure to announce that EMU, the new Cambridge-based home accessories company, has launched its online shop – emuhome.co.uk – ready for the summer. Read their press release below. A fresh approach EMU is an exciting new Cambridge-based company, selling an enticing range of beautiful home accessories, … Continue reading

Goodbye Acne… Hello Murad!

Acne and problem skin is not solely an issue for teenagers. Some adults also suffer from blemishes, breakouts, oily skin, inflamed skin and enlarged pores.  If you suffer from spots, pimples or acne then help is at hand from the blemish control skincare range developed by Dr Howard Murad. The Acne … Continue reading

Cigar Dinner‏ at Cambridge’s Hotel du Vin

When I first moved to Cambridge over a decade ago, it felt very much like a city outside the influence of London – located (as it was then) over an hour’s train ride away.  As a tourist hub, we would – and still do – get large numbers of visitors … 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

Touche Éclat – New Shades for Every Complexion

City Connect brings you the latest news from the world of health & beauty. This month, we feature the UK’s number one luxury beauty product – TOUCHE ÉCLAT by Yves Saint Laurent. It has given the radiance of a star to complexions since its launch in 1992. This year, Yves Saint … Continue reading

26th August – Bank Holiday 80s Party – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … 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

Disability Etiquette – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

This is the fourth part in a series of articles which raises awareness of commonly encountered disabilities and offers advice on how to interact with people with disabilities. We end the series with a look at the disability etiquette surrounding people with mental health problems or learning disabilities. This series … Continue reading

30th August – New Members Night – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

Disability Etiquette – Vision Impaired

This is the second part in a series of articles which raises awareness of commonly encountered disabilities and offers advice on how to interact with people with disabilities. We continue the series with a look at the disability etiquette surrounding people who are blind or have low vision. This series … 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

The Willow Tree Bourn Revisited

Earlier this year, I wrote about The Willow Tree, Bourn – a gorgeous gastropub in the picturesque village of Bourn with great food and drink served by friendly staff and led by an awesome couple – head chef Craig and general manager Shaina. A few days ago, on a warm summer’s … Continue reading

Disability Etiquette – Hearing Impaired

This is the third part in a series of articles which raises awareness of commonly encountered disabilities and offers advice on how to interact with people with disabilities. We continue the series with a look at the disability etiquette surrounding those who are Deaf or hearing impaired. This series is … Continue reading

12th August – Marble Arch Margaritas – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

Cambridge University Collates Research on the “Future of Food”

Why do we find tomatoes in the supermarket all year around? Why is a mango cheaper than a watermelon? What are Shitake mushrooms? – something not only Catherine Tate may wonder. More than half the people in the Western world carry food parasites in their bellies, most of the time … 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

10th August – New Members Night – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

Cambridge Concert – Music From Renaissance Italy

City Connect supports Cambridge events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these Cambridge events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this Cambridge event, either leave a comment below or go to the Cambridge Early Music Concerts website. If you … Continue reading

3rd August – Comedy Night – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

Fringe Wines And A Bit Of Geo-Political History‏

I recently got to know through Twitter a US blogger whose site, Fringe Wine, is dedicated to “unusual grape varietals and/or grown in unfamiliar regions all over the world”. I love this idea and went through my own Fringe Wine phase a while ago in search of something local when … Continue reading

From Boot Camp to Bootylicious!

Get ready this October for the launch of the Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp by elite boot camps. The Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp is a unique ladies only weekend boot camp run by a specialist team of personal training instructors who understand your limits and will provide you with the ultimate … Continue reading