Fashion graduates from University Centre Colchester stun 350 people in sold-out show

Tonight students from University Centre studying BA Fashion and Textiles showcased a diverse range of designs on the catwalk for the first time at Firstsite, to a delighted crowd. The venue has hosted the graduate show for the past three years, selling out the popular event another year running.

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Summertime sees spike in pets abandoned- not after Christmas

“A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. This same motto has been repeated by the Dogs Trust for the last 38 years. So is it still true that the number of abandoned pets goes up over the Christmas period? Continue reading

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

Women (and men) love their creams, lotions and potions, declaring a range of life-changing results- tighter, clearer and more youthful skin or sky-high lashes. Many of us don’t bat an eyelid when it comes to where our cosmetics are produced- normally we just take notice of the effect that they will have on the way we look. After seeing a Peta campaign online that showed the results on animals used for testing, I decided that my cosmetic purchases needed to be more considered. Continue reading