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Real Life: The Cambridge women changing the world

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


Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

Mama Said: Emily Martin is counting her chickens

30 May 2021

Emily Martin’s family is no longer complete without Vanessa, Sarah and Neville


Books: 'I wrote my first novel in my 50s'

Books: 'I wrote my first novel in my 50s'

Books: 'I wrote my first novel in my 50s'

23 May 2021

A mum-of-three and full-time carer from Stansted, best-selling author A J Campbell tells Alice Ryan why writing is her happy place


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

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


Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

Mama Said: Video games - fun or foe?

30 April 2021

When you say Fortnite to Emily Martin she doesn’t really understand what you mean. But she knows it’s only a matter of time


Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

Mama Said: Independence is the name of the game

05 April 2021

When can they start doing things for themselves? Emily Martin is ready to test the water


Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

Mama Said: The loneliness of the newborn parent

09 March 2021

The loneliness of being a new parent is strange and hard to explain, but Emily Martin gives it a go…


Real Life: Celebrating love in the time of Covid

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


Real Life: "Covid made me rethink my career"

Real Life: "Covid made me rethink my career"

Real Life: "Covid made me rethink my career"

12 February 2021

While Covid-19 continues to be a challenge for many, some have taken time to reflect and redirect their lives. Lisa Millard shares their stories


Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

Mama Said: Let's be honest. 2020 was rubbish

31 December 2020

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to look back on the last 12 months. And let out a collective, cathartic scream, writes Emily Martin


Velvet Viewpoint: Embracing an alternative Christmas

Velvet Viewpoint: Embracing an alternative Christmas

Velvet Viewpoint: Embracing an alternative Christmas

03 December 2020

Cambridge writer Tia Byer says a smaller, simpler Christmas could be just as special as the normal social whirl - if not more so


Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

Mama Said: Christmas makes memories... doesn't it?

30 November 2020

Christmas and the magic of childhood memories go hand in hand, but how many specific childhood memories of Christmas Day do we actually have?


Real Life: Green charity launches in loving memory

Real Life: Green charity launches in loving memory

Real Life: Green charity launches in loving memory

01 November 2020

When Brampton’s Vhari Russell lost her 37-year-old brother, she decided to channel her grief into a legacy project: Creating Nature’s Corridors


Velvet Viewpoint: "Let's keep the Covid empathy"

Velvet Viewpoint: "Let's keep the Covid empathy"

Velvet Viewpoint: "Let's keep the Covid empathy"

26 October 2020

Let increased empathy for working parents be a legacy of lockdown, says Cambridge mum Clare Edwards


Real Life: How Turtle Dove helps young women fly

Real Life: How Turtle Dove helps young women fly

Real Life: How Turtle Dove helps young women fly

13 October 2020

For the past five years Kate Nation has helped improve the futures of countless young women through her Cambridge-based social enterprise Turtle Dove


Real Life: Meet Newmarket's green witch

Real Life: Meet Newmarket's green witch

Real Life: Meet Newmarket's green witch

09 October 2020

As Hallowe'en approaches, Joey Mortlock talks about plant-lore, paganism and how she and friend Natalie Emery strive to live a ‘non-toxic’ life


Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

Mama Said: Shhhh! Emily Martin needs some peace

26 September 2020

In the latest instalment of Mama Said, Emily Martin wonders: why does it all have to be so loud?


Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

Mama Said: "Picture me as a freed hostage. . ."

31 August 2020

Emily Martin is home alone for the first time in seven years and, to be honest, doesn’t know what to do


Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

Real Life: Living and working the eco-friendly way

16 August 2020

Guilden Gate, a slice of sustainably-created paradise in Bassingbourn, combines a smallholding, glamping spot and way of life, as Lisa Millard reports


Interview: Why it's time to press reset

Interview: Why it's time to press reset

Interview: Why it's time to press reset

01 August 2020

While Covid-19 continues to shape our world, recovery offers an opportunity to reset. Craig Bennett, The Wildlife Trusts CEO, talks to Lisa Millard