Meadowhall Christmas Live

  Christmas came early for Sheffield’ers last night when some of the biggest names in music performed live at Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Presented by Capital FM, the sold out show featured chart-topper Anne-Marie; former Wanted bandmate Nathan Sykes; X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson and headline act James Arthur. I caught up with some of…

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Jeremy Loops: UK tour

From South Africa to Nottingham, I caught up with award-winning folk singer Jeremy Loops on the northern leg of his UK tour… How is the tour going? It’s been good fun so far. We’ve had a lot of wild nights. Describe your music in no more than ten words. Go… Modern folk featuring beats, raps…

TRAVEL: Top 5 things to see and do in York

Whilst this Northern city remains one of England’s finest and most beautiful – the York of today is a fashionable tourist hotspot that successfully combines its heritage and superb historic architecture with sophisticated designer shops, smart restaurants, bars and cafés. TRAVEL From Sheffield to York by car takes around 50-60 minutes off-peak. If you’d prefer…

FASHION: Gemma Collins and Evans label launch

TOWIE star Gemma Collins has collaborated with leading plus-size High Street label, Evans.  Sir Phillip Green – founder of the Evans name – wants Gemma’s ideas as a fashion expert to help inject a more ‘sexy’ and youthful style into the the brand, which stocks clothes for women between sizes 14 and 32. To celebrate the…

SHOWBIZ: In the kitchen with Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi’s path to the world of cooking and baking has been anything but straightforward. Having completed a Master’s degree in philosophy and literature whilst working on the news desk of an Israeli daily, he made a radical shift on coming to London in 1997. He started as an assistant pastry chef at the Capital…

SHOWBIZ: Meet Jamboy

From his Grandma’s kitchen to the national supermarkets, meet 26 year old SuperJam founder, Fraser Doherty… How did your journey begin? I’ve always been entrepreneurial – I once set up a chicken farm in the back garden of my home in Scotland and I kept the eggs warm on top of my Sky TV box.…

SHOWBIZ: LAURA WELSH

When Laura Welsh speaks about her impulse to make music it sounds as if her life depends on it, or at the very least her emotional well-being. Shy and sensitive in person, Laura’s songwriting defies her introverted nature: her music is sparse and sophisticated and her lyrics are so confessional that the listening experience is…

SHOWBIZ: MEET MEGHAN TRAINOR

Following her global super-smash hit single, ‘All About That Bass’, Meghan Trainor returned to the limelight early 2015 with the release of her second single, ‘Lips Are Movin’. With an unmistakable sound, this track is another tasty slice of her unique contemporary take on doo-wop influenced pop. While the song may be caked in Meghan’s…