Zoe Wickens


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I'm an MA educated journalist who has worked for consumer and business to business publications

Inadequate removal of mascara causes serious eye condition - Optician

Theresa Lynch, a 50-year-old woman from Australia, went to her doctor complaining of eye irritation and was referred to a surgeon, who lifted up her eyelids to discover hard, dark calcified concretions containing mascara build-up over 25 years. Incorrect cleansing had resulted in small fragments of mascara becoming lodged under her eyelids and had caused dark spots of conjunctivitis.

Brits spend £12,000 more on eyewear than they realise - Optician

Sundeep Vaswani, eye sciences clinical research associate at Optegra, said: 'I'm sure a large proportion of Brits will be surprised to discover the huge lifetime cost of eye care wear, despite many feeling dissatisfied with the products they are using.

Specsavers unveils frame recommendation technology - Optician

In one second, 12 Specsavers' frames are selected for each customer based on their face shape, gender, age and most popular frames purchased by similar people. Frame Styler then shows each frame from multiple angles and allows customers to see them in 3D on the screen, comparing how they look with a swipe.

Fashion Practice Awards

An interview with the winner of the fashion practice award at Optician's annual ceremony

Cage & Aviary Birds
Exclusive print to raise money for puffins | Cage & Aviary Birds

16th January 2018 Illustration: Tori Ratcliffe. Avian artist Tori Ratcliffe will donate half of the proceeds from her exclusive print Little Puffin to the Scottish Seabird Centre. All 75 prints have been individually signed and numbered.

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Little owl exhibition to celebrate Bath's history | Cage & Aviary Birds

19th February 2018 Above: Event organiser Megan Witty with a little owl. The summer trail is inspired by the Roman goddess Minerva, whose symbol was the owl of wisdom and to whom the Roman Baths Temple was dedicated to in the first century AD AN ART SCULPTURE trail of little owls ( Athene noctua) is to be placed around Bath, south-west England, this summer, to raise funds for local charities.

Tunnock's drops Scottish branding - British Baker

A new advertising campaign, as seen on the London Underground, is missing the image of the lion from next to the slogan. It also describes the marshmallow treat as 'Tunnock's Great British Teacake' in an advertising first for the product. The company's managing director Boyd Tunnock conceded that the branding had been changed for its newest campaign.

Pie firm invests £60k in production - British Baker

The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has invested £60,000 in new equipment to improve its production line. The Welsh-based company said the expenditure, which was for pastry and cleaning equipment, would help with efficiency.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt painted the town green as Yoda at the Star Wars premiere

At the premiere of the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens(you may have heard of it), actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt surprised fans by making an appearance - dressed as Yoda. Complete with green face paint and costume, Gordon-Levitt certainly made a memorable entrance and posed for photos as the powerful Jedi Master.

What's inside the legendary Radio Times Christmas double issue 2015?

Are you ready to start squabbling over who watches what and when in your house this year? You should be, because the Radio Times Christmas double issue is here to brighten this impossibly well lit time of year even more than humanly possible. So what can you read in our fit to bursting edition this year?

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