Key to losing weight lies in a good night's sleep says new study

Three-quarters of dieters with regular sleep patterns found it easier to shed fatty pounds in a study of 1,000 people. The most effective results came with eight hours sleep – and the best time for bed was 10.10pm. About four out of five good sleepers were also likely to follow regular eating routines, which assists […]

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Why a restless night's sleep could be an EARLY sign

Parkinson’s disease is where parts of the brain become progressively damaged over a number of years. It affects 127,000 people in the UK, and rates of the condition are predicted to rise faster than in Alzheimer’s disease, according to research published last month. Common symptoms include involuntary shaking, slow movement, and stiff and inflexible muscles. […]

Need a good night's sleep? THIS noise made by a plane will do the trick

The budget UK airline is releasing a charity single and a whole album dedicated to the noise made by a plane engine.  Dubbed Jet Sounds, the album name is a nod to The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.  Recorded at 39,000ft on an easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Nice, France, the engine sound taps into […]

Last night's TV reviewed: The Passengers That Took On The Train Line and Ackley Bridge

This Ealing film, about doughty villagers defending a tiny branch railway from extinction, came out ten years before the 1963 Beeching Report, in which many such rail lines did indeed bite the dust. Like so many Ealing classics, it’s about a way of life under threat, and a feisty community refusing to lie down and […]

Last night's TV reviewed: Vacancy filled with hope

CHANNEL 5 Channel 5’s Our Dream Hotel With Alex Polizzi doing the narrator’s spot on Our Dream Hotel (Channel 5) you can’t help but be reminded of her other role as the troubleshooting and tough-love dispensing Hotel Inspector. With that hat on, she specialises in businesses where hope has all but died. If someone did […]

Last night's TV reviewed: Cardinal and SGT Pepper’s Musical Revolution

I did not think they did things like that in Canada. Log cabins, maple syrup, grizzly bears and handsome prime ministers, yes.  But crime does not really fit into our picture of the place. As we start watching Cardinal (Saturday, BBC4), a noirish new thriller set 200 miles north of Toronto, it is worth remembering […]

Last night's TV reviewed: Damp squib lacks spark

Then there’s Charles II, who refused to desert the capital, and the First Earl of Craven, who went out with the fire crews every night.  Everyone learns about Samuel Pepys, too, hiding his big Parmesan cheese in his back yard to avoid it melting in the flames. Meanwhile, who knows if a single careless baker […]