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Guide Dogs

Loved catching up with Clover our This Morning puppy in the studio today as she was given her first Guide Dog coat you can follow her on facebook and twitter Too cute and a great organisation.

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TEDx Bristol

When I was asked to speak at TEDx Bristol event it was an ideal opportunity to try and get the word out about weight management and the avoidable health outcomes of poor diet such as Type II Diabetes. The TED maxim is “ideas worth sharing”. Sometimes controversial but always entertaining I felt the bar had been set high and was …

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Fundraising Ball

I was delighted to be asked to speak at The Harrison’s Fund Ball this year, which raised over £120,000 in one night for an amazing cause. Today Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a 100% fatal disease, that usually takes children’s lives in their teens or early 20’s. The money raised will help to fund research teams looking for a cure. To …

Bob Mortimer’s triple heart bypass operation – no laughing matter.

News that comedian Bob Mortimer has undergone triple heart bypass surgery yesterday will no doubt shock many of his fans. At just 56 he looks the peak of health and I should imagine had no idea his heart was under strain. Looking at the list of dates he has had to cancel shows he was planning a tough schedule of …

Could you be at risk of skin cancer? And do you know what to look for?

There are different forms of skin cancer – the most aggressive is malignant melanoma. 13,000 people will face a diagnosis of melanoma here in the UK this year and sadly many of them will not survive the disease. Over half of all melanomas develop out of the blue, which is why you should always report a new pigmented mark anywhere …

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National Star College New Accommodation

As a patron of the National Star College in Ullenwood, Cheltenham. I was thrilled to meet Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester who kindly opened their fabulous new residential accommodation at Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham. To find out more about the National Star College have a look at their website.

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National Star College and the Harvey 100

Thanks go to the pupils of Kings Schhol Gloucester, I was lucky to join Dan at The National Star College to receive a cheque for a whopping £2,000. They raised the money by cycling 100kms in the Harvey 100 Cycle Ride in support of the College now in its fourth year the Harvey 100 has raised many thousands for its …

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Are you joining #Stoptober? Here are my top tips on giving up

As anyone who has successfully quit smoking knows, it can be an incredibly challenging experience, and success is often reliant on resolve and willpower, help from a variety of quitting tools and support from other people. With Stoptober just well on it’s way, there’s no better time to kick the habit. You are five times more likely to stay smoke …

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Bumped Into The Bay City Rollers

I think these boys were responsible for a huge increase in the sales of tartan trimmings in the 70’s. Although I didn’t succumb to Bay City Roller mania a lot of my friends did; although I do know the words to Bye Bye Baby…..