Lifestyle & Travel

A glimpse of British homes through the decades

A chronological overview of home styles and trends through history

A return to the childhood innocents of Swallows and Amazons at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

(The Lost Summer 22nd July – 3rd September)

Now in its 4th year, The Lost Gardens of Heligan once again invite you to join them for a summer of adventure and outdoor play from 22nd  July – 3rd September, with its Lost Summer event.

The big summer getaway begins as Brits take to the skies in record numbers

But there are warnings of future delays if flights continue to increase without a change in airspace infrastructure (video below)

Having a baby? How to make the transition from full time work to full time mum

Taking time out from your business or career to care for your new baby can be both rewarding and challenging.

Tips for Efficient Business Travel and Selecting Business Backpacks

Packing for trips, using mobile devices constantly, a hectic routine and sleeping on a plane are some of the factors that make business travel challenging.

New Jaguar E-PACE Rolls into the Record Books

The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title during its world premiere.

Are you protecting your children’s eyes from the sun this summer?

Estimates say up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs before the age of 18, yet over three quarters of British parents are unaware of the need to prioritise packing their child’s sunglasses for holidays.

monkey monkey eyewear has developed a video to address this. You wouldn’t forget to wear sun cream in the sunshine, so don’t forget to wear sunglasses.

Summer is the easiest time of the year to enjoy the sunshine and get some natural vitamin D, however it’s also a time where we are exposed to harmful UVA & UVB rays. New research released today finds that while a majority of parents protect their children’s skin, most forget to protect their eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays.

It is estimated children’s annual UV exposure is on average three times higher than adults and since their eyes are not fully developed they have less natural protection from the harmful effects of UV light.

With estimates saying up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs before the age of 18, it is important for parents to ensure their children wear sunglasses when outdoors to keep their eyes protected. Children’s pupils are larger than adults, meaning they let in more UV light and their crystalline lens is more transparent, meaning it is less efficient at filtering out UV.

Take childrens sunglasses on holida

Short term temporary effects of excessive exposure to UV light to children include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Swollen eyes
  • Hyper-sensitivity to light
  • Sunburn of the eye, known as ‘photo keratitis’ that can cause vision loss for us to 48 hours.

Whilst the majority parents are concerned about packing high factor sun creams and hats to keep their children protected in the sun, almost three quarters don’t consider sunglasses a priority as shown in new research by monkey monkey eyewear. However parents do prioritise packing swimming costumes, snacks and even a Kindle over sunglasses.

Consultant Eye Surgeon Alex Shortt said:

This research proves that without a doubt UV light does damage children’s eyes, which typically doesn’t manifest until later in life. It is incredibly dangerous to buy super cheap pound shop sunglasses, which contain dark lenses but no UV filters. With monkey monkey sunglasses, your children are fully protected and you can feel confident when they play in the sunshine.’

The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

It’s hard to imagine a time without smart phones but it was only as little as 10 years ago when essentials like the internet, your camera and banking weren’t all accessible with just a finger print.

The British 10K Kicks Off in Westminster

The streets of London came alive today, with the annual Virgin Sport British 10k taking centre stage in Westminster.

Tomatin Collaborate to Create World's First Whisky Barrel Aged Tea

Welcome to whisky barrel aged tea, the new addition to your food and drink lifestyle

Theme park revenues in the United Arab Emirates are expected to increase by 78 per cent

You can’t say you’ve been to Dubai if you haven’t been to IMG World of Adventure – the first of its kind in Dubai, this theme park is the largest indoor theme park in the world.

FRED PERRY: British Tennis Legend

Kevin Jefferys' new book on British tennis star and Wimbledon champion is out now.