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Win a holiday to St Lucia if your name is Lucy or Lucia

Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson


International Women’s Day:  Lucy’s In St Lucia


Ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, Virgin Holidays is shining a light on St Lucia – the only place in the world to be named after a woman, Saint Lucie – by giving its namesakes across the UK a chance to visit.

Our research indicates that that two thirds of British women struggle to take holidays, due to the pressures of balancing work and family life – we don’t think that’s right so are going to do more to help ensure women get their fair share!

We enlisted three of our retail travel consultants – Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson – to gallivant about in the Caribbean and encourage more women to visit the beautiful island of St Lucia.

Anyone lucky enough to be blessed with the first name “Lucy” or “Lucia” on their passport has the chance to fly to the only country in the world named after a woman.  Enter here – and here’s hoping you’ll be exploring the country you’re named after soon…


To kick off the St Lucia and International Women’ celebrations, three Virgin Holidays travel consultants who share their namesake with the nation, Lucy Messina, Lucy McManus and Lucy Hudson, travelled to St Lucia to check the island out for themselves.

Joe Thompson, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays, added: “We wanted to celebrate St Lucia’s place in the world – the one country named after a woman – by empowering St Lucie’s namesakes, Lucys and Lucias across the UK, with the opportunity to visit this tropical island paradise. We believe that everyone can take on the world and this International Women’s Day – we want to focus on the females who are doing just that.”

St Lucia was named by French explorers who discovered the island in the Caribbean sea, and named it after St Lucy of Syracuse who was a Christian martyr, who died via persecution of the Roman Empire in 304AD.

St Lucia’s female roots continue to ring true as women shape the destination it is today. The nation boasts the third highest number of female bosses per capita in the world with over 50% of management roles held by women.

Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimm’s & RMW The List

Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimms & RMW The List // Top UK Wedding Suppliers // Wedding Competition // Win Your Wedding.

Take part in the Pimm’s Wedding Dash for your chance to win a wedding bash. Grab your other half (and a pair of comfy shoes), this is a competition not to be missed!

RMW have teamed up with Pimm’s to offer one couple the chance to win £8000 to spend on services for their wedding day! The prize includes bespoke planning advice from Team RMW and your pick of suppliers from our wedding directory, The List, for your dream day. For £8000 you could choose an incredible photographer and videographer with a little spare change for stationery. You could choose an amazing florist and wedding stylist to help make your wedding look beautiful. You could choose your dream caterer and really treat your guests to a foodie day to remember! £8000 would also help to get you started on a beautiful venue or marquee package.

The possibilities are endless and it’s a prize that will be tailored to you and your wedding – it’s your pick of our list!

Here’s where the comfy shoes come in – all you have to do is win the Pimm’s Wedding Dash in London on 8th May, running hand-in-hand with your fiancé.


To be in with a chance of taking part just send your names, DOBs, a contact number and a photo of the two of you to

You must both be aged 25 or over. Entries close on Sunday 15th April and Pimm’s will announce who’s in with a chance of winning by Tuesday 17th April. For full Ts and Cs please visit the Pimm’s Facebook page.

Source: Win £8000 To Spend On Your Wedding With Pimm’s & RMW The List

Win a wedding at the Waterside Resort Cornwall, worth £7,500!

Win a wedding at the Waterside Resort Cornwall, worth £7,500!

To celebrate its recent refurbishment, Waterside Cornwall is giving one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams, for free! This includes a wedding breakfast for up to 40, evening celebrations and a buffet for up to 80 people all in magical surroundings.

Click to see more from Waterside Cornwall

Closing Date: 1st April ’19 10:00 am

Source: A dream wedding | Cornwall Living Competitions

Super Snow Moon

Stargazers are in for a treat on Tuesday (February 19) when the moon travels closer to the earth than at any other time of the year.

It means that the moon will look much bigger and brighter than usual.

Best of all, the stunning event will be visible with the naked eye.

This astronomical event is called the Super Snow Moon.

It’s the latest in a list of astronomical spectacles due in 2019.

So far we’ve had a super blood wolf moon in January.

Others include the Eta Aquarids meteor shower – a shooting star display made up of debris from Halley’s Comet – in May, and the Perseid meteor shower in August.

Meanwhile a rare planetary alignment will take place on on November 11 when Mercury will track across the face of the Sun.

Known as a transit, it does not happen often. The last time was May 9, 2016, and it will not happen again until November 13, 2032.

But until then its about about the supermoon.

Here’s everything you need to know, including how and when to see it.

The supermoon will appear on the evening of February 19.

Your best chance of seeing it is to look to the skies from 15:53 GMT.

What is a Super Snow Moon?

Our Moon orbits Earth in an oval shape, bringing it closer to and farther from our planet as it goes around.

At the apogee – the farthest point in this orbit – the moon is about 253,000 miles from Earth on average.

Meanwhile, at the perigee – the closest point in the ellipse – the moon is about 226,000 miles from Earth.

When a full moon appears at perigee, it’s slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon, earning it the name of ‘supermoon’.

Why is it called the Super Snow Moon?

The ‘super’ is down to it being full and closest to Earth.

The term ‘snow’ is the historic name given to the second full moon of winter by certain Native American tribes in the U.S., according to  NASA .

This particular supermoon is often referred to be several other names.

In Native American tribes, this full moon was known as the Full Snow Moon, because the heaviest snows fell at this time of year.

It’s almost sometimes called the Full Hunger Moon, since the snows made hunting difficult.

When is the next supermoon?

If you miss this supermoon, there’s only one more chance to see a supermoon in 2019.

The third and final supermoon of 2019 will take place on March 21

Source: Stargazers prepare for biggest Super Moon of 2019 – Manchester Evening News

Emperor OF Grace are having a Valentines SALE!


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Win £750 for your Community Project

Do you help run a club or charity that benefits older people? Do you have a specific project that you’d like to get off the ground?

Cosyfeet, the company that makes extra roomy footwear for swollen feet, is offering an award of £750 as part of their Community Project Award. It’s available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on community projects within Britain that support and enrich older people’s lives.

Many of Cosyfeet’s customers are over 65, an age group often affected by loneliness and isolation. With this in mind, Cosyfeet supports an initiative for older people each year with the Cosyfeet Community Project Award.

“Our award is available to community projects that benefit older people and provide them with a sense of community,” says Managing Director Andrew Peirce. “We support projects that offer practical and emotional support, keep older people active or give them the chance to socialise.”

Swanage Disabled Club were the proud winners of last year’s Cosyfeet Community Project Award. This wonderful charity used the money to rent a sea front beach hut for its members, to coincide with the Swanage Carnival and Regatta.


To enter for the Cosyfeet Community Project Award 2018 apply online call for an application form on 01458 447275. The closing date for entries is 31st July 2018. The winning organisation will be announced in September.


The FA

You could walk out of the tunnel on Cup Final day


We’re giving young fans between the age of 7 and 11 the opportunity of a lifetime – to walk out with their team at the Emirates FA Cup Final on Saturday 19 May.

To be in with a chance of stepping onto the hallowed Wembley turf alongside your Chelsea or Manchester United heroes, please enter your details here by 5pm on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Winners will be notified on Thursday 10 May.

The FA is not responsible for sourcing or providing travel or accommodation plans as part of this competition.


Join BBC One for the return of All Round to Mrs Brown’s

The UK’s favourite sitcom family are back with a brand new series of All Round To Mrs Brown’s!

Mammy will be opening the door to her home once again inviting us in for an unmissable, jam-packed night of entertainment. Agnes and the family will be providing a star-studded line up, including Cathy’s celebrity chat show, fun and frolics in the kitchen with Chef Aly, more dubious business ventures with Dermot and Buster, live music in Foley’s pub and fantastic surprises you won’t want to miss. Apply now for your chance to get the best seat in the house!

There will be chances for audience participation too, so if your application is successful a member of the production may be in contact soon!

Saturday 21 April
Tuesday 24 April
Thursday 26 April
Sunday 29 April
Tuesday 1 May
Thursday 3 May

Venue: BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay Glasgow
Doors open: 6.30pm
Recordings start: 7pm

Tickets will be allocated by random draw.

You can register at any time until 10pm on Monday 5 March.

You can register for tickets for as many recordings as you like but, should you be successful in the random draw, you will only receive tickets for one show.

Tickets for this show are strictly non-transferrable. Photographic proof of ID must be shown. If you cannot provide this proof you will be refused entry. Please see our FAQ for a list of accepted forms of photo ID. If your photo ID does not match the name on the ticket you will not be admitted. If you request two tickets because you are taking a guest along, that person will only be allowed in if they are accompanied by you.

To enter the random draw visit



We are offering one lucky couple the chance to WIN their wedding at the Castle Green Hotel!

What’s included –

– Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to assist with the planning of your wedding
– Personal wedding host for the day
– Ceremony room hire for up to 60 guests
– The red carpet welcome
– Your choice of seasonal reception drink
– Use of our extensive gardens for your photographs
– Complimentary hire of a private function suite and bar
– Three course set wedding breakfast for 60 guests
– White or ivory table linen
– Choice of cake stand and knife
– Evening buffet for 60 guests
– Our special wedding present –a bridal suite for the night

The prize is for 60 guests but our Function Suite can seat up to 250.  So as we are paying for the first 60 guests – you can invite everyone you know!

Steve Pendrill Photography


– Bride make up, including pre-wedding trial and two bridal party members from Aimee Chorley Make up Artist
– Complimentary chair covers & sashes for 60 guests and 10% off other venue styling from Ambience
– Champagne Ring experience & 10 % off your rings from Banks Lyon Jewellers
– Balloons  (£100 to spend) from Boo Balloons
– Videography package covering full day – ceremony, reception and first dance (worth £795) from Clear Image Productions
– Bridal hair package from Debonair Hairdressing
– Ceremony and table centrepieces (up to 8 tables) from Floristry by Carmen
– Bride bouquet, one bridesmaid bouquets and flower girl wand or smaller bouquet, seven gents buttonholes and two ladies corsages from Flowers by Arrangement
– £200 off a bridal gown and free groom suit hire  (worth £150) from Frothimoon Bridal
– His & Hers Massage (1 hour each) from The Green Rooms Spa @ Castle Green
– Two tier wedding cake (up to £200) from Icing on the Cake
– Half a bottle of wine per person and a glass of bubbly for the toast (up to 60 guests) from House of Townend
– Arrival gin cocktails from Lakeland Moon Gin
– Selfie Mirror (2 hour hire) from Photobooth Cumbria for your evening reception
– 15 days Park & Fly accommodation and parking at our sister Hotel, Pinewood on Wilmslownear Manchester Airport
– His & Hers month membership and personal trainer assessment Pulse Health & Fitness @ Castle Green
– Three pack mintcake heart favours, personalised if requested (for 60 guests) from Romneys Kendal Mintcake
– Bronze photographic package covering ceremony, group & portrait shots (worth £450) from Steve Pendrill Photography

Many of our suppliers are offering generous discounts for all our couples, even if you don’t win so there is just no reason not to enter!

Throughout the whole wedding process the staff at Castle Green were nothing more than helpful, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. Meetings were easy to arrange and the run up to the wedding went smoothly and on the day everything was faultless. The Castle Green are a well organised venue who have been hosting wedding for years, the experience and efficiency shows, making you feel confident and relaxed that you are going to have the wedding you always wanted. Cannot fault it.


Entrants will be shortlisted to a list of six by our judges: Nicola Postlethwaite (Sales Office Supervisor at Castle Green Hotel); Christine Brown (Banqueting Manager at Castle Green); and Ciara Crossan (Founder & CEO at; Nick devenish (Vicar at Cartmel Priory). The six shortlisted couples will then enter into a public vote to be run 2nd – 15th April. The judges will rate the six finalists awarding 1 – 6 points with 6 being the highest score. Once the public vote has concluded each couple will be awarded 1 – 6 points as above. The winning couple will be those with the highest combined score. In the event of a tie break, the couple receiving the highest public vote will be adjudged the winner.

Competition winners will be announced at our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 22nd April, which we would encourage all finalists to attend.

Wedding Date is offered as Saturday 27th October 2018 or Saturday 27th April 2019.

1. Submit your entry before midnight on 25th March 2018 to be in with a chance of winning!

2. Entrants will be shortlisted to a list of six by our judges

Nicola Postlethwaite – Award Winning Wedding Co-ordinator at Castle Green Hotel
Christine Brown – Banqueting Manager at Castle Green Hotel
Ciara Crossan – Founder & CEO at
Nick Devenish – Vicar at Cartmel Priory

3. The six shortlisted couples will then enter into a public vote to be run 2nd – 15th April.

4. Competition winners will be announced at our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 22nd April!

5. By entering our competition you agree to be contacted by the Pinewood on Wilmslow and our carefully selected wedding suppliers.

From all here at The Castle Green Hotel, we wish you the very best of luck!