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Preview: CITY LIVING; LIVE WORK SHOP EAT & BREATHE NEW CASTLEGATESHEAD.

WINTER woollies are slowly creeping into the City Living office. And, come the end of our working day, the skies are definitely looking darker.

But rather than lament the end of the summer, our October issue looks to embrace it.

Francesca Craggs makes sure you are bang on trend this autumn with the best fall fashion for men and women.

Shorter days mean longer nights, so we also give you our pick of how to use them effectively - in Newcastle and further afield. As always, Karen Wilson helps you work toward a perfect pad and Mieka Smiles puts something else to the test: this month, life coaching.

It's also our 'Up for Grabs' special - we have three whole pages jam-packed with prizes waiting to be won.

So, as you can see, there is plenty to be cheerful about this October. Have fun!

CHUNKY CHIC

HE hated woodwork at school, but now Paul Walsh is making furniture from reclaimed wood for celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsey and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Find out how Paul, 33, a dad of four, quit the rat race to set up Trunk Reclaimed in Northumberland making "rough, chunky and indestructible" furniture and kitchens. One even included a porcelain mortuary slab with the blood slurry pit used as a draining board!

The prices may surprise you too...

ROCK 'N' ROLL NERD

HE'S performed at the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House as well as spots on BBC3's Comedy Shuffle and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Karen Wilson interviews Tim Minchin, the self-confessed "foul-mouthed pianist" who's heading to the North East in October.

Find out why some Christian audience members walked out of his recent sell-out Edinburgh Festival shows, the bizarre gifts from fans and who he would put into Room 101...

It's time to turn over a new leaf and freshen up your wardrobe for autumn. Francesca Craggs what's hot on the fashion front when the temperature drops...

HAVE YOU BEEN PAPPED?

Did you see flash bulbs at the opening of Baby Lynch on Newcastle's Collingwood Street? If so, you could be starring in our magazine. Turn to the back pages to find out...

Sounding OFF

Newcastle punk band Columbia are gearing up to hit the big time. Francesca Craggs chats to its "lunatic" front man Andrew Scholfield.

LIFE LAUNDRY

Life coaching: is it a complete waste of time or well worth your hard-earned pennies? We put it to the test in this month's issue.

WHERE CAN I FIND CITY LIVING?

City Living is available at selected venues across Newcastle including bars, boutiques, hair and beauty salons, restaurants, hotels and workplaces. For a full list visit www.journallive.co.uk, scroll down and click on 'City Living'. You can also read the magazine online and see previous editions.

COMPETITIONS WIN BIG

EVERY month we are inundated with competition entries from hopeful City Living readers. In this month's issue we have tried our very best to give our readers even more of a chance to strike it lucky. We have a designer handbag for the girls, a top of the range bike for the boys and everything in between. Make sure you either pick up a copy or read our online edition for your chance of winning big.
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Date:Oct 2, 2008
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