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Just a few years ago there was a lot of uncertainty over whether Jaguar Land Rover would even survive, a sharp contrast to 2012 then in which the company has seen it’s best ever sales. Largely due to it’s expansion into China, Jaguar Land Rover have seen a 29% sales increase from last year with a total of 314,433 vehicles sold. The Range Rover Sport is still the company’s biggest seller with the most recently launched Evoque jumping into second place. The recently facelifted XF remains Jaguar’s best selling model. As previously mentioned, China is where the biggest sales increases…

You might not want to admit it, but the fact of the matter is that most guys need some sort of eyebrow maintenance. Caterpillar eyebrows are simply unacceptable, and a well groomed set of brows can really frame your face. With the Summer ball coming up, now is the perfect time to start getting those brows into shape! Whether you opt for waxing or plucking, Seren is here to guide you through this (relatively pain free!) process… Waxing Not as painful as you may expect! There are home kits available, but we’d suggest getting yourself to a professional salon before…

With Summer just around the corner, we’re dreaming of blue skies and crystal clear oceans. Sadly, our student budgets might not stretch to a week in the Seychelles so we’ll have to bring that summer feeling to our make up routines instead. Luckily for us, brilliant blues are bang on trend for this Summer season, and even better 2true have got everything we need for every imaginable occasion! Fresh Breath Lip Gloss For minty fresh lips, smack on a coat of this delicious lip gloss! Eyeshadow Dazzler in Shade 6 Coat your lids in this bold blue for a statement…

Just like the original GP of 2006 was, the Mini John Cooper Works GP II is a special edition of the current hatch and is a final goodbye before the third generation Mini is announced. Official power details of the GP II haven’t yet been detailed, but the car has lapped the Nurburgring in eight minutes and twenty three seconds, some nineteen seconds faster than the previous GP. Therefore we can expect more power from the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, and a 0-62mph time of around six seconds plus. Styling wise, the GP II takes inspiration from the original. Red…

Up until recently, Vauxhall’s upcoming rival to the Fiat 500 and the Mini was known as the Junior, however, Vauxhall have now confirmed that the new stylish city car is actually going to be named Adam! The car has been snapped countless of times wearing heavy camouflage and it’s likely that we won’t see the finished product until Vauxhall debut it at the Paris Motor Show in September. We’re surprised that Vauxhall haven’t named it the custom, for that is going to be the main selling point of the Adam. Vauxhall say that there are going to be around 10,000…

Sales over at Audi increased by 14.4% to 125,000 last month, compared to BMW who saw a smaller increase of 7.4% to see sales of 121,476. Audi have been gaining on their rivals for a couple of years now and it seems like there is no stopping them. However, they haven’t yet managed to overtake BMW in year on year sales with Audi trailing by just a few thousand cars. BMW is top with 478,030 sales, Audi is second place with 471,300 whilst Mercedes falls behind even more with sales of 418,426. With the new A3, the updated R8 and…

It’s only a week to go until the Summer ball and with all those exams and essays you probably haven’t had time to even think about what you’re going to wear, let alone how to style your hair! Fear not because the Seren Beauty team are here to help! Get inspired from our collection of looks! Getting Reese Witherspoon’s top knot is much easier than you think! The key to getting this look right is by investing in a bun ring. 1) Gather your hair into a ponytail and put it as high as possible. 2) Put the bun ring…

It’s not often that a design student’s university work gets put straight into market, but 23 year-old student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse from Middlesex University has managed it. He originally designing a concept phone out of steel and bronze which was picked up by a website that specialised in concept phones. After spreading from blog to blog, Woodhouse was approached by a technology entrepreneur who liked the idea and together they formed a company to develop the concept further. The phone was named ADzero and after working on the design for a while, it was modified to have a uni-body bamboo case.…

The BBC is currently running a food series, fronted by food critic Giles Coren, called Our Food. In the second episode, Coren and his investigative team travelled to North Wales, covering Welsh mountain sheep, the black cattle of Anglesey and mussels farmed on the shore of the Menai Straits. Inspired, I decided to do some researching of my own. North Wales is pregnant with good ingredients and food heroes tirelessly working the rich yet rugged land of Snowdonia and its surrounding areas. I started my search in Anglesey and the heroic efforts of men who made the 550 mile round…

Blodyn Aur, meaning Golden Flower, is the first Welsh rapeseed oil; Welsh grown; Welsh pressed and Welsh bottled. Blodyn Aur is the brainchild of farmers Llyr Jones, Bryn Jones and Medwyn Roberts, as well as Geraint Hughes, a former student of Bangor. The oil is pressed near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, near Corwen. They sell their bottles in 250ml and 500ml glass bottles, as well as larger 2.5L and 5L plastic bottles. It is currently stocked in all ASDA stores across Wales, but can also be bought online from blodynaur.com. Rapeseed oil is part of the culinary zeitgeist. In the 2003/2004…

Gnocchi are little potato dumplings, whose name supposedly derives from the Italian word ‘nocchio’, meaning a knot in wood. Nocchio is also credited by some for being behind the character Pinocchio, but given his propensity to lie, such trivia should be taken with a pinch of salt. Gnocchi was first introduced to Europe by the Romans and has since been adapted by various cultures, including Italy, Poland and Croatia. The Roman gnocchi was actually drastically different to the ubiquitous, manufactured dumpling found today; they favoured semolina based dough mixed with eggs, unlike the modern day potato recipe. Gnocchi is available…

The weeks leading up to work deadlines and exams are always particularly stressful. Stress might seem part and parcel of student life, but if you don’t find ways to deal with it then stress can cause a whole host of other problems such as weight loss, skin problems, and lack of sleep. We asked Bangor University student, Jenny Krase, how she combats stress… We all know it’s tough enough writing up your dissertation- the sun is (intermittently) shining, and end-of-break parties beckon. And we all take “breaks”, clicking over to Facebook or other social sites for a few minutes respite.…

Come dine with me…April 24th,  2012! Submit your recipe before the 19th April for your chance to compete in the culinary challenge. That’s not all. There’s also the opportunity to come and judge the food. Bookings cost £12.50 per person and can be made at reservations@bangor.ac.uk or on 01248388686.

During the festive period a lot of love has been shared, gifts exchanged and cheesy cracker jokes fake-laughed at, so you need a break from all this show of emotion, no chance. The most romantic day of the year is upon us. I can hear many singletons vomming with the mere mention of V-day, but shut your hate for all things heart-shaped outside as I wont be blabbing on about love all the way through. Because it doesn’t deserve a whole page, as sometimes love sucks! So snap off those icicles from your chin and cozy up in your humble…

Grunge Flannel shirts, ripped up jeans and a generally dishevelled, “couldn’t care less” kind of look characterised the 90s grunge trend, which started with the Seattle music scene, with bands like Nirvana and Peal Jam, before moving into the mainstream, as fashion trends are wont to do. For women, long skirts worn with heavy workboots or Chuck Taylors, band t-shirts, long, centre-parted hair and the ubiquitous flannel shirt tied around the waist were de rigueur. The Spice Girls The Spice Girls were single-handedly responsible for the popularity of huge, clumpy platform shoes and platform sneakers during the 90s. These were…

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