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Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Sunderland centre is a flagship for business

If you’re a regular reader of my column, you’ll know that I’ve always believed that Sunderland is an excellent place to do business, but after this week I have never been more certain.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Take every opportunity you can

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Take every opportunity you can

I’m just back from an incredible two week holiday. It is literally 10 years since I went on holiday for two weeks, as I’ve always felt like I couldn’t take too much time out from my business.

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Keeping fit in a gym.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Plenty of ways to shed pounds

Money certainly makes the world go round, and after the summer holidays and keeping the kids and grandchildren entertained, it’s fair to say that many people will have put more than a small dent in their current account, me included.

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Run and enjoy it: Tony 'The Fridge' Morrison

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: The Great North Run is looming large

Many people in the north east and around the world even, will have had the famous A4 sized envelope land on their doormat over the last couple of weeks. That’s right…the Great North Run is looming!

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why Sunderland needs to drink more water

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why Sunderland needs to drink more water

The summer holidays are flying by and before we know it, it will be time for the kids to don their new, over-sized school blazers and crisp, white shirts and get back to school.

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Taking a selfie.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Social media has a lot to answer for

This week I’ve been in full TV prep mode as we launch into filming series six of Chatty Lasses.

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Will you try the playing cards workout?

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Play your fitness cards right

As we approach the half-way point of the school summer holidays, for many people, routine is out of the window between balancing entertaining the kids, juggling work and trying to squeeze in a holiday or few days away.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Ditch the phone and socialise

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Ditch the phone and socialise

The school holidays are well and truly here and I’m loving it. Last weekend I headed up to Northumberland with my family for a few days away.

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AAA Sports coach Andi Revell and trampolinist Ethan Cutter training at Hebburn Community Centre

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Get active and give sport a go!

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting some of the awards at the AAA Sports annual awards evening at the Rainton Meadows arena.

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Barnes Park, Sunderland.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Spending ‘the best six weeks of the year’ in Sunderland

With just a week left of the academic year, it’s certainly been a tearful time for me and many of my mam friends as my daughter moves from the infant school to the juniors.

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Work Discovery Week at Stadium of Light

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Showcasing young enterprise

This week I have been completely blown away by some of the exceptional children and young people in our city.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Finding the right fitness trainer for you in Sunderland

Fitness has become such a hot topic in our city in recent times, which I am over the moon about, but with so much choice on offer – which again is awesome – how do you know which is the right fitness solution for you?

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Nekoda Davis

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Lots of sports to choose from

This week I was really lucky to land a position as presenter on a new show to be shown on Sky over the summer.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: New game is really hot stuff

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: New game is really hot stuff

Anyone who knows me, even just a little bit, knows that there are two things a love massively. The first is the Internet, and all of the super funny posts that go viral, and the second is a right good giggle (I’m not the best at acting my age).

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Mourners look put down flower tributes at St Ann's Square in Manchester city centre. PIC: SWNS

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Terror is real so close to home

It’s been a very bad week, and there really aren’t enough words in the English language to describe the sadness caused by the events in Manchester.

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Sunderland City 10k and half marathon.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why we need to get the balance right on healthy living – and avoid ‘fitness extremism’

It seems that there is some what of a health and fitness vibe in the city right now. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people out walking and jogging, and the gym I go to seems to be super busy lately.

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Paula Radcliffe at Sunderland 10K/Half Marathon press conference, Hilton Garden Hotel, Sunderland

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: On my ‘City is mint’ soapbox

If you don’t want to read about how vibrant our wonderful city is this week, then look away now, as I’m on my ‘Sunderland is mint’ soapbox.

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Sunderland 10k and Half Marathon 2016.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Ready to run Sunderland 10k

This past week I’ve been on my travels again and was super lucky to jet over to Jersey to work with an amazing brand.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Take a side order of realism

The Easter holidays are well and truly over, so it’s time to wave the kids off into school and wave good bye to the Easter eggs.

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