Twitter success for small businesses

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson sends a Tweet of thanks to The Cake Store for delivering his girlfriend’s birthday cake, and now they are on the front of its website and the cake maker is “inundated with new customers”. But why are some smaller businesses put off from using social media?

Protecting children from online risks

Parents worry more about their children being contacted by strangers on the internet and seeing inappropriate content than drinking too much alcohol, according to new research out this week. But what is being done to protect children online?

Stork with a baby

Fear of birth means longer labours

It makes sense really – if you’re scared of something, it’s going to take you longer to do. When it comes to the length of your labour, apparently this is exactly what can happen if fear gets in the way.

Summer bbq kebabs

Food safety on a budget

With 10 Ukranian footballers suffering from food poisoning just days before their Euro 2012 opening game, and a Hertfordshire hotel prosecuted this week after a wedding party fell ill from undercooked páte, Food Safety Week 2012 couldn’t have come at a better time.

Commuting during the 2012 Olympics

The long weekend is over and many of us are suffering with post Jubilee blues. But let’s not forget the London 2012 Olympics are just around the corner! However, the topic of conversation for many Londoners is how the transport network will cope and what effect it will have on

Diamond Jubilee street party

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The lead-up to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign is bringing back fond memories of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Kate Middleton. As I waddled up to Wandsworth Common on 29 April 2011, enjoying the unusually warm

Introducing my blog

I may have been a journalist for a decade and have written blog posts as part of several online roles, but this is the first time I’ve started up my own blog where I have full editorial control. This is where I am slightly terrified – not because I am scared of coming up with