Club Tropicana

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

Get curried away

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

For many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

It's all white

Halesowen News:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Mile high cocktails

Halesowen News: Mile high cocktails

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

If you're lucky enough to fly British Airways First Class, you now won't only have the extensive wine list to consider, you can also taste an award-winning cocktail, courtesy of James Fowler, the World Class UK Bartender of the Year 2014 .

Six of the best: Digital cameras

Halesowen News: Six of the best: Digital cameras

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

It's going fast

Score a style hat trick

Halesowen News: Score a style hat trick

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

The sporting calendar is virtually impossible to avoid this summer. Admit defeat and channel your favourite tournament with this season's sports luxe trend.

Life's a beach

Halesowen News: Life's a beach

6:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Football isn't the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria's Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil. Just Google the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima for some serious beach body inspiration.

Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

Halesowen News: Another chapter in Sellers' tasty Story

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Among the truffles and foie gras on the menu at Michelin-starred restaurant Story, sits the unlikely foodie offering of bread and dripping.

Best dressed guest

Halesowen News: Best dressed guest

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Forget the bikini season panic. There's nothing like a summer event dress code to put you in a fashion spin.

Be a summer smoothie

Halesowen News: Be a summer smoothie

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.

Shades of summer

Halesowen News: Shades of summer

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

It's not officially summer until you've got a shiny new pair of sunglasses on your head.

Rock some Rio style

Halesowen News: Rock some Rio style

6:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

So what if the World Cup isn't top of your priorities? Revelling in this summer's Brazilian-inspired beauty turns the football thing into a whole different ball game...

Six of the best gadgets for: better baking

Halesowen News: Six of the best gadgets for: better baking

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

All mixed up

Dapper dads ahoy!

Halesowen News: Dapper dads ahoy!

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

When it comes to fashion, fathers can be stuck in their wardrobe ways: unlikely to be swayed by the latest catwalk trends and nonplussed by celebrity style icons.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION

Groom and bloom this Father's Day

Halesowen News: Groom and bloom this Father's Day

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Most dads are more at home preening flower beds than their faces, but you can still treat him to a grooming gift this Father's Day.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

After nine months of waiting, your new bundle of joy has finally arrived.

Losing one's Temper is never an option for the returning B-Boys

Halesowen News: B-Boys get involved in Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

1:37pm Friday 23rd May 2014

IF I ever could afford to buy a graffiti reworking of a classic album cover it is fair to say I'd never lose my Temper, writes Steve Zacharanda.

Catch-22 to touch down at Birmingham Rep

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3:01pm Thursday 8th May 2014

THE iconic war-time novel Catch-22 is being brought to life on stage at The Birmingham Rep.

Prepare for a nail-biting night of suspense at Dial M For Murder

Halesowen News: Kelly Hotten

3:19pm Thursday 8th May 2014

SUSPENSE, murder and paranoia will all play out during an acclaimed production of Dial M For Murder next week.

Spring coat care

Halesowen News: Spring coat care

10:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

With spring in full swing it is time to give your canine friend a bit of TLC after a long, wet and muddy winter and as the temperature rises. During the colder months we often avoid bathing our dogs to prevent chills and to maintain healthy grease in their coats and we can sometimes get a bit relaxed about completing their regular brush and groom and nail clip too! So why not use spring as inspiration to treat your dog to a full service? Whether you are preparing for spring or summer dog shows or simply giving him a clean up ready to enjoy the warmer weather, he is sure to appreciate your efforts!

How the budget will affect you

Halesowen News: Imagination and desire needed to fulfil your financial destiny

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

This month Mitch Hopkinson, a winner of the Financial Adviser, a Financial Times publication, ‘UK Independent Financial Adviser of the Year’ award, looks at how the budget will affect you. Are you a bingo player or an aspiring Lamborghini owner?

Customers seeking the total freedom that caravan ownership offers

12:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Last summer’s glorious sunny weather, the improving economy and the total freedom offered by owning a caravan or motorhome are fuelling a record start to the year for a business with a base in Stourport-on-Severn.

Fashion's candy crush saga

Halesowen News: Fashion's candy crush saga

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Go sickly sweet in this season's pastel tones for Easter. Lisa Haynes shows you how to hit a stylish sugar high.

Cracking beauty finds

Halesowen News: Cracking beauty finds

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Easter eggs are so last year. Lisa Haynes unveils the beauty alternatives to a serious cocoa overdose.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris hunts down the best bottles to compliment a traditional Easter spread.

Lamb swaps for Easter

Halesowen News: Lamb swaps for Easter

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

With Easter around the corner, it's the perfect time to feast on succulent lamb - but you don't have to stick to the traditional roast. Ewe could try a tasty tagine, and chops aren't baa-d either, as chef Mark Sargeant tells Keeley Bolger.

Six of the best Easter-themed treats

Halesowen News: Six of the best Easter-themed treats

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best Easter-themed treats.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

There's no excuse for kids to sit staring at screens throughout the Easter holidays, says Lisa Salmon. Not when there's a wealth of other fun ideas around, come rain or shine.

Training your puppy

Halesowen News: Training your puppy

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

So you have just picked up a little bundle of joy; your new puppy! But where to begin on training this cute bundle of fluff to be the type of dog you want as an adult? Efficient and effective training is vital from a young age to ensure a happy, healthy and obedient canine friend.

Singin' in the rain

Halesowen News: Singin' in the rain

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Survive the April showers with puddle-proof fashion. Lisa Haynes reveals how to make a splash - stylishly.

No more frizzle in the drizzle

Halesowen News: No more frizzle in the drizzle

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Battle the hair-spoiling effects of April showers. Lisa Haynes reveals how to give frizz the brush-off.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Paralympic cycling champion and new mum Dame Sarah Storey shares her tips for families thinking of getting on their bikes this Easter.

Mastering family mealtimes

Halesowen News: Mastering family mealtimes

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The secret to stress-free family cooking is crafting meals everyone enjoys, says cookery writer Annabel Karmel. She tells Lisa Salmon about her new book, and shares three recipes to please kids and grown-ups alike.

Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

Halesowen News: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best: Gadgets for fitness fans.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris celebrates springtime with some refreshing recipes from her little black book.

Gervais hoppin' for Muppets success

Halesowen News: Gervais hoppin' for Muppets success

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Ricky Gervais is never short of a word or two (and acerbic ones at that), but it would seem he's finally met his match. Keeley Bolger catches up with the comedian and his caustic co-star, Constantine the frog.

Spend a night of strife with Mack the Knife at the Rep

Halesowen News: Patrick Baldwin in Threepenny Opera

5:06pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE pioneering 1930s musical which spawned the timeless classic Mack the Knife, the biggest ever selling song about a serial killer, is coming to Birmingham.

Dogs for Dementia

Halesowen News: Dogs for Dementia

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Can man's best friend, the dog, really make a difference to the care of people suffering with Dementia? The latest research and a fantastic, new Dementia Dog Project, has certainly proved the answer is yes!

Children should be seen and not herd

Halesowen News: Children should be seen and not herd

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

With growth spurts offering the perfect excuse for a shopping spree, Claire Spreadbury hunts down the best in spring childrenswear.

Be a natural beauty

Halesowen News: Be a natural beauty

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Go green with your beauty routine. Sarah Stacey and Josephine Fairley, co-authors of The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible, share their best finds with Lisa Haynes.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Parents don't need to stop arguing for the sake of their children, they just need to do it better, a relationship expert tells Lisa Salmon.

Six of the best wearable tech

Halesowen News: Six of the best wearable tech

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best wearable tech.

Thirsty work

Halesowen News: Thirsty work

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris celebrates springtime with the green, tangy taste of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

If you can't stand the heat...

Halesowen News: If you can't stand the heat...

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Take one journalist, add two tough judges and chuck in a mysterious box of ingredients. Cooking doesn't get tougher than the MasterChef invention test, as Jeananne Craig discovers.

Canine Dash & Splash!

Halesowen News: Canine Dash & Splash!

3:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

Dash and Splash is a fantastically fun canine activity hitting UK shores after having been popular in the United States of America for several years. A Dash and Splash event involves the competing dogs galloping down a 30ft runway before launching themselves with wagging tails into 40 foot specially designed swimming pool. Sounds a bit bonkers doesn't it?

In full bloom

Halesowen News: In full bloom

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Spring's perennial print has gone a little bit wild. Lisa Haynes reveals how to cultivate this season's oversized petals.

Dazzle like a movie star

Halesowen News: Dazzle like a movie star

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Master a Hollywood makeover at home. Lisa Haynes reveals how anyone can glam up like an Oscar winner.

The family way

Halesowen News: The family way

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

GP Dr Ellie Cannon wants first-time mums to trust their instincts, and tells Lisa Salmon all about her no-nonsense, anti-rules approach to parenting.

'Life is all about sharing'

Halesowen News: 'Life is all about sharing'

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

With a solo TV show and new book to promote, her schedule couldn't be more jam-packed. But The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry always tries to make it home to cook supper, as Jeananne Craig finds out.




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