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Real Life: The Cambridge women changing the world

18 June 2021
Real Life: The Cambridge women changing the world

Real Life: The Cambridge women changing the world

18 June 2021

Three Cambridge women have scooped Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation awards in recognition of breakthrough business ideas. Louise Cummings meets them


Fitness: Charity challenges to accept now!

17 June 2021
Fitness: Charity challenges to accept now!

Fitness: Charity challenges to accept now!

17 June 2021

Sign up for Histon's Flaming June Half Marathon and/or Bury St Edmunds pyjama walk A Girls’ Night Out. Plus awesome e-bikes and new fitness gear


What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

02 June 2021
What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

What's On: Celebrating the great arts comeback!

02 June 2021

Cambridge Comedy Festival returns, Cambridge Arts Theatre reopens, live music is back at Bury's Apex and much, much more. . .


Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

15 May 2021
Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

Diary Dates: Summer's booking up

15 May 2021

Live theatre, live music and a new festival in the grounds of a castle: we're set for a summer filled with culture (and we can't wait)


Working Out: From footy and tennis to Hotpod Yoga

10 May 2021
Working Out: From footy and tennis to Hotpod Yoga

Working Out: From footy and tennis to Hotpod Yoga

10 May 2021

Hurrah for Hotpod Yoga, reopened tennis courts, all-weather football pitches and planet-friendly workout wear made from recycled bottles


Real Life: 'I lost five stone to become a mum'

09 May 2021
Real Life: 'I lost five stone to become a mum'

Real Life: 'I lost five stone to become a mum'

09 May 2021

Kate Lipp, 35, always knew she wanted to become a mum, but it took a staggering five stone weight loss and IVF journey to make the dream a reality


Fitness: 'Why I'm keeping up my pandemic pursuit'

24 April 2021
Fitness: 'Why I'm keeping up my pandemic pursuit'

Fitness: 'Why I'm keeping up my pandemic pursuit'

24 April 2021

Over the past year people have been embracing new forms of exercise. Here four ladies share their lockdown fitness finds


Fitness Diaries: Workout hacks for busy mums

19 April 2021
Fitness Diaries: Workout hacks for busy mums

Fitness Diaries: Workout hacks for busy mums

19 April 2021

Amber Brammah is a personal trainer and founder of Lovefit, Cambridge. This month she looks at health and fitness hacks for busy mums


Fitness: Need a goal? Take on a charity challenge

17 April 2021
Fitness: Need a goal? Take on a charity challenge

Fitness: Need a goal? Take on a charity challenge

17 April 2021

Fancy dressing as a banana to bash out some burpees or turning pink to take on Race for Life? There’s a host of awesome charity events to sign up for


Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

12 April 2021
Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

Books: Stars come out for spring's Cam Lit Fest

12 April 2021

Cambridge Literary Festival is back this month, offering a captivating line-up of top-class writers, inspiring thinkers and world-class conversations


Weddings: Details to make your Big Day a dream

26 March 2021
Weddings: Details to make your Big Day a dream

Weddings: Details to make your Big Day a dream

26 March 2021

Newly engaged and in need of inspiration? Make the Big Day magical with a fairytale frock, elegant accessories, precious jewels and fine food


Interview: Be Retro's founder talks future fashion

25 March 2021
Interview: Be Retro's founder talks future fashion

Interview: Be Retro's founder talks future fashion

25 March 2021

Lockdown gave enterprising 19-year-old Hadley Butler the push to launch Be Retro, a recycled vintage clothing business. Louise Cummings chats to him


Food: Newmarket's Chilli Freaks turn up the heat

11 March 2021
Food: Newmarket's Chilli Freaks turn up the heat

Food: Newmarket's Chilli Freaks turn up the heat

11 March 2021

Having tasted some of the world’s best fermented chilli products, Tim and Kathy Stafford started home growing peppers - with career-changing results


Food: Chilli brand is dream come true (literally)

24 February 2021
Food: Chilli brand is dream come true (literally)

Food: Chilli brand is dream come true (literally)

24 February 2021

Producing her own range of chilli oils and sauces made from sizzling Scotch Bonnets is truly a dream job for Papworth's Joyce Gannon


Real Life: Celebrating love in the time of Covid

14 February 2021
Real Life: Celebrating love in the time of Covid

Real Life: Celebrating love in the time of Covid

14 February 2021

Here's a local love story for Valentine's Day. As Velvet discovers, even a global pandemic didn’t stop this Bassingbourn couple tying the knot


Food: Why Orriss & Son's sauces are hot stuff

13 February 2021
Food: Why Orriss & Son's sauces are hot stuff

Food: Why Orriss & Son's sauces are hot stuff

13 February 2021

Chef David Underwood, co-founder of Cambridge's star burger brand Steak & Honour, has changed culinary tack - to make stunning small-batch sauces


The Fitness Diaries: Making the best of mid-life

10 February 2021
The Fitness Diaries: Making the best of mid-life

The Fitness Diaries: Making the best of mid-life

10 February 2021

Amber Brammah, personal trainer and founder of Lovefit, Cambridge, discusses the mid-life body and how best to navigate the perimenopause


Fitness: Resolutions flagging? Here's some inspo

02 February 2021
Fitness: Resolutions flagging? Here's some inspo

Fitness: Resolutions flagging? Here's some inspo

02 February 2021

Novelty of your New Year regime wearing off? Be inspired by super-human feats, sign up for a goal event, and do it all in style. . .


Wellbeing: How yoga changed my life

07 January 2021
Wellbeing: How yoga changed my life

Wellbeing: How yoga changed my life

07 January 2021

Cambridge's Daisy Worzencraft, aka @cambridgeyogagirl, tells Velvet why this age-old practice is so crucial to health and wellbeing


What’s On: Start the year with a staycation

03 January 2021
What’s On: Start the year with a staycation

What’s On: Start the year with a staycation

03 January 2021

Never has the prospect of a UK break been more attractive! Which makes the launch of user-friendly website UK-Staycations.com perfectly timed