Author: Karen Sargeant

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Entries revealed for World Hurdle and OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Entries have been unveiled for a further two Grade One hurdle contests at The Festival – the £300,000 World Hurdle (St Patrick’s Thursday, 17th March) and the £100,000 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (Champion Day, Tuesday, 15th March). The World Hurdle, the championship race staged over three miles for hurdlers, has attracted 48 hopefuls including five of the first six horses home in the 2015 running – winner Cole Harden (Warren Greatrex), runner-up Saphir Du Rheu (Paul Nicholls), fourth At Fishers Cross (Rebecca Curtis), fifth Whisper (Nicky Henderson) and sixth Un Temps Pour Tout (David Pipe). The 2014 hero More Of That (Jonjo O’Neill) has also been given an...

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New Rare School of Fashion to launch in Liverpool

Rare School of Fashion The team behind a new fashion school opening in Liverpool has finally been revealed, with some serious designer names on board. The Rare School of Fashion is co-founded by Liverpool-born Shaun Kearney (pictured top left), the Vice-President of Design for Fabletics, an LA label set up by actress Kate Hudson. The brand is favoured by Pop-superstar Taylor Swift. Clare Wilson (pictured top centre), the head of popular local accessory brand Nook and Willow, will lead the course. The school has recently welcomed Matt Moore to the team, a London-based designer and one of the founders of ADYN. Rihanna, Jamie Fox, Tinie Tempah and other A-list celebrities have recently been seen flaunting ADYN gear. Rare Studios is a growing Not-for-Profit Organisation that delivers high-level industry training to young people, particularly those with exceptional talent who struggle to access conventional further education. The opening of The Rare School of Fashion marks a bold new direction for the Studio. The course grants all successful students between the ages of 16–18 a BTEC level three qualification, which is fully funded in collaboration with Broadgreen International School. For those over 18, a private course is available. Fees are means-tested and based around what they can honestly afford. The school is also in a position to offer a fully funded scholarship to one talented student above the age of 18. Clare...

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GUIDE TO ROYAL ASCOT 2015

Royal Ascot takes place this year from Tuesday 16th June to Saturday 20th June inclusive. In 2015 Ascot Racecourse celebrates 304 years of racing and still going strong! RACING Royal Ascot races: what’s on and when Royal Ascot Race Histories California Chrome and Able Friend amongst exciting international entries New Group One race added to Royal Ascot programme FASHION Dress Codes for Royal Ascot Royal Ascot: The Milliners’ Collective What to wear for Royal Ascot FEATURES Fascinating Facts The Queen and Royal Ascot History and Traditions HISTORY A History of Ascot Royal Ascot Archive Images – Ascot and the...

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Treasure Trove is top tip for Grand National

top tip for Grand National Looking for unique statement jewellery to wear to the Grand National? Designer/entrepreneur Rachel Gilbertson might just be the winning ticket! Having studied Graphic Design at college, Rachel launched herself into the job market, but despite hundreds of applications she could not get someone to give her a start. So rather than hang about painting her nails she decided to set up her own business – she was just 19 years old. She began by selling her jewellery and accessories designs online and at craft fairs and as it gained ground, within a year she...

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The Handbag Clinic opens at Kings Road

The Handbag Clinic, which boasts celebrity customers including Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones and reality TV star Imogen Thomas, has been set up to transform handbags in need of TLC. The Kings Road clinic is the first of its kind and the first venture by the established company into the high street. It already has many satisfied customers who use its mail order services at http://www.handbagclinic.co.uk. Ben Staerck, Managing Director of The Handbag Clinic, said: “I am delighted to open the first Handbag Clinic on the high street. It will perform a vital service transforming handbags to their former glory. Handbag Clinic repairs and cleans...

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