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Can you be hypnotised to lose weight?

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We review The Hypnotic Gastric Band by Paul McKenna We hear all the time about obesity in the UK.  There are many ways to lose weight, but taking the drastic step of elective surgery is not something that many would

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Police and Crime Commissioner Elections – waste of time!

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Today a leaflet arrived about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on the 15th November this year. We had seen articles on the news and knew they were coming up soon, so we decided to find out more about them.

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Time to stop admissions to the Inter-National Health Service

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The scandal of Health Tourism has been around for a long time.  When the NHS was founded there was a scandal reported that pregnant mums from the United States of America would fly to the UK to give birth as

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Is John Lewis losing it's lustre?

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Famed for it's unique partnership approach to retail, few shops have fared as well as John Lewis in the recent retail downturn – but we have noticed some worrying trends at the nations' favourite department store. An afternoon shopping at

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Self scan checkouts – are they serving you or the supermarket?

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I remember – as a child – self-service machines would dispense postage stamps, bubblegum or allow you to pay for a carpark ticket.  When it came to groceries the only self service was the honesty box to buy eggs or

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Online shopping – Secure or Not sure?

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Shopping online can be the best way to secure a bargain.  No parking fees, no queueing or waiting for opening time.  The younger generations don’t hesitate to buy online at sites like Amazon and eBay.  Inputting their card details or

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iPad 3 launch rumours – will RP Club be right again with predictions?

iPad 3 rumours - will RP Club get it right again?

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MPs deaf to major public health issue

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RNID's Chief Executive, Jackie Ballard, says: “The everyday lives of 4 million people in the UK could benefit from a hearing aid but individuals take 10 years, on average, to address their hearing loss. We're urging MPs debating the Health

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BP announces resuption of share dividend payment – should you care?

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When BP was forced to pay billions to clean up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, dividend payments were halted to meet this cost. A huge number of the pension schemes in the UK held shares in

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Keeping your online information safe

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The only safe way to store important pictures, documents, movie files, programs and other items that you have on your computer is to copy them on to an external storage device. The main storage area (often referred to as the

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