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Garmin’s babyCam — the world’s first Video Monitor SatNav system...

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY heard about it, this could be the answer to your prayers — babyCam is the first in-vehicle video monitor that functions wirelessly with a compatible Garmin GPS SatNav.

Aimed at facilitating driver safety, the babyCam conveniently transmits video to the GPS SatNav display, allowing parents or caregivers the benefit of regular route guidance while the babyCam monitors their children in the back seat of the vehicle.

Garmin babyCam

Thanks to its night vision, the babyCam also lets drivers view their 'little passengers' at night or in low-light conditions without disturbance.

Drivers can easily mount the babyCam unit to a front- or back-seat headrest within minutes, and the adjustable viewing angle means multiple children in the rear seats can be easily monitored.

After driving to a destination, the babyCam also reminds drivers to check for passengers before exiting the vehicle. This useful on-screen alert helps avoid incidents where a sleeping child or a loved one is accidentally left unattended inside a vehicle it's happened before!

In an effort to keep both hands safely on the wheel, drivers can use compatible voice-activated SatNavs to control babyCam with their voice: a simple voice command allows users to switch from the Garmin navigation display to the babyCam view.

When paired with a broad range of Garmin SatNavs for cars, trucks and motorhomes, the babyCam syncs seamlessly to the compatible device. Furthermore, the babyCam can be powered wirelessly with two AA batteries (not included), or with a USB power cable (sold separately). The easy-to-use babyCam monitor features a child-friendly design with no sharp edges.

The babyCam is the latest from Garmin's consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for cars, motorcycles and trucks. All Garmin's user-friendly automotive solutions have innovative features to meet the demands of everyday driving.

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The Lost City of Z — in UK cinemas March 24th...

STUDIOCANAL IS PLEASED TO PRESENT the trailer for The Lost City of Z which stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland.

Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as 'savages', the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, before mysteriously disappearing in 1925.
Peugeot is first carmaker in the world to launch online sales...

PEUGEOT HAS LAUNCHED a revolutionary e-commerce capability — the world's first all-encompassing online car-buying process — under the banner 'Order Online by PEUGEOT'. User-friendly and intuitive to navigate, Order Online by PEUGEOT represents the first time that every step in the buying process can be completed in one place online, in one sitting.

The system offers an unrivalled level of flexibility, putting the consumer firmly in the driving seat during the purchase process; customers can build a car which meets their specific requirements, secure a guaranteed part-exchange valuation for their existing car, and fund the vehicle according to their individual budget criteria, using a range of finance package deals.

Order Online by PEUGEOT

The system is now live, meaning that customers can browse Peugeot's model range and save details in their own, password-protected account, allowing them to think about the purchase before 'clicking to buy', or starting the configuration process again from the start to compare packages and cars.

With a completely new web interface it is entirely feasible for a customer to go through the whole process from end-to-end, and order their dream car, in less than 30 minutes. With no need to visit a dealer to complete finance paperwork, this 'buy at home' capability remains unique in the market.

David Peel, Peugeot UK Managing Director, said: "The launch of our e-commerce system represents a huge step change for the UK automotive industry. The retail landscape in general has changed immeasurably over the last few years and we are not only proud to be the first car manufacturer to offer customers a truly end-to-end experience, but also honoured to be the first of Peugeot's markets to unveil the system.

"Traditionally, car buyers can find visiting a dealership daunting. With e-commerce by Peugeot, that pressure to make a decision is removed; the customer is in full control and can deliberate all they want over spec and finance decisions, change their minds and retrace their steps as many times as they wish.

"If, having browsed the model range, selected their car and found a finance package that works for them, customers want a test drive, they can still arrange this before committing to a purchase." The Peugeot system automatically filters the best available options for the user, based on the criteria they set. This process allows customers to reach the 'magic moment' — the instant they decide to press the button to buy the product — at their own convenience.

The system even makes taking delivery of a new car convenient, allowing customers the option of either picking it up from their local Peugeot dealership or having it delivered right to their door.

Finance deals are also available immediately online through e-commerce, meaning that customers can make informed decisions without having to wait and search separately. The part-exchange element of the system is underwritten by trusted partner, Manheim.

And the real measure of success? The system was quietly launched last week, and within 12 hours the first order had been placed, with others following quickly. The range of cars ordered spans the Peugeot range, from 108 to the all-new 3008 SUV, and the profile of customers is equally wide, with a range of ages and demographic profiles proving that this system will have wide appeal.

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Say Hello! to your new best friend — the Corkcicle Tumbler...

WHEN THE WEATHER starts to take a turn for the worst, all you want to do is stay warm and enjoy a hot beverage no matter where you are. With the stylish Corkcicle Tumbler you can enjoy your favourite drink both at home and on the go, without it cramping your style.

This unique Tumbler has been hand-crafted from triple insulated stainless steel to keep your beverage hot for up to 3 hours. So there's no need for your tea, coffee or hot chocolate to disappoint you and go cold quickly.

Corkcicle Tumbler

And when it's sweltering outside this clever Tumbler will also keep your cold drinks nicely chilled — for up to 9 hours (cooling for twice as long as plastic Tumblers).

As well as controlling the temperature of your beverage, this innovative product also features a non-slip bottom for less spillage, and an easy grip design making it a comfortable fit for your hands. A clear lid allows you to see how much of your refreshment is left and locks open and shut for an effortless drinking experience.

The Corkcicle Tumbler is also shatterproof, so you can take it on your daily commute to work, the school run or a day out with friends, all without worrying about dropping or breaking it.

In addition to loads of handy, innovative features, the Corkcicle Tumbler also has a range of stylish colours, sizes and finishes. Whether you prefer the classy look of brushed metal, the stylish matte effect or a vibrant gloss finish, there's a style to suit all personalities.

As well as picking your perfect finish, you can also choose from beautiful pastel colours such as lilac and peach, vibrant shades including turquoise and pink, more classic colours such as black and white or the modern, contemporary steel and copper.

With multiple finishes and multiple uses 365 days of the year, the Corkcicle will quickly become your new best friend!

Available online from in two sizes: Small (473ml) for 22 | Large (710ml) for 25.
Sharrow Bay launches the best table in the Lake District...

SHARROW BAY, IN THE LAKE DISTRICT, has unveiled an intimate new dining room, set right over the waters of Ullswater and offering the very best table in the Lake District.

The Lake District's original country house hotel has thoughtfully converted part of its lakeside terrace using original stone walls, traditional oak flooring and unique furnishings, to offer a characterful private dining space, complete with a wood-burning stove and a glazed wall with spectacular views across and beyond the lake to Hallin Fell.

Sharrow Bay

The space has been named 'Hallin View' and is perfect for two — making it unrivalled for Valentine's Day romance (and proposals!) but can seat up to four for unique celebrations.

Guests being treated to the memorable Hallin View experience will be greeted with flutes of champagne, before enjoying a five-course gourmet menu of award-winning food in complete privacy while taking in their breathtaking surroundings.

Those who'd like to make the Hallin View experience into a Hallin View Break can do so as Sharrow Bay offers some of the most sumptuous rooms in all of the Lakes. The Silver Room in particular seamlessly continues the awe-inspiring views with an outlook, bathtub and bed right over the water.

Exclusive use of Sharrow Bay's Hallin View for the evening, including champagne and dinner, costs from 350 for two people or from 700 for four. To find out more please telephone 01768 486301 or email

For further information about Sharrow Bay please visit the sharrowbay website.