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We all need something to drive us forward and for me running provides direction," said Shona Thomson, who this month became the first Scottish and third British female to run a marathon on all seven continents, after competing in Vietnam.

ee-June2-FitnesDumbells.jpgBanish those bingo wings with some good vibrations. The Bodyvib Vibration Dumbbell is a new workout tool that aims to help you tone your arms, shape shoulders and get your body beach ready.

Much like Power Plate technology the vibration element of the dumbbell forces muscles to relax and contract several times a second, which is said to enhance the benefits of targeted exercise.

Fitness by Laura Williams

By Kay Lockett on June 1, 2011 10:01 AM

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Get the look: Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton's curves in that white dress nearly stole her big sister's thunder on April 29. So how can you get a Pippa Posterior in time for the beach this summer?

ff-mar3-olympic.JPGThe first London 2012 test events took place in central London yesterday.

The Marathon and Race Walk test events focused on the timing and technology elements of operations, as well as ensuring race management and logistics are on course ahead of next year's Games.

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Get the look: Penelope Cruz

The new mum-of-one and star of the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean movie stays in shape by dancing and eating the Mediterranean way.

ee-May26-FloatingCinemaartists.jpgAn arts programme is aiming to use London's waterways as a cultural platform and will pay a visit to Canary Wharf.

The Floating Cinema will spend this summer navigating the canals and waterways around the Olympic host boroughs with a programme of events and screenings of short films.

ee-May5-Film.jpgAn Isle of Dogs film-maker is aiming high with his new short Victims.

Chris Carr, 29, said: "Victims is being part financed by Film London as part of their Borough Film Fund. Previous films with this support have been shown at the London Film Festival and on ITV.

aa-May26-Pirates.JPGThe tale of a notorious pirate whose criminal activities ruled the seas is being told by the Museum of London Docklands.

The museum have unveiled the Admiralty Marshall's Silver Oar which is rarely on display in public as part of the Pirates: the Captain Kidd Story exhibition which opens on May 20.

aa-May19-KidsTickets.jpgOne in eight schoolchildren will get free Games tickets as part of the London 2012 Get Set education network.

London 2012 Chair Seb Coe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have appealed to schools in London and across the UK to ensure they do not miss out on their chance to receive tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

ff-May19-HandballArena5.JPGConstruction of the London 2012 Handball Arena is now complete, making it the third venue on the Olympic Park ready for the Games next year. The construction milestone was marked by a visit to the venue by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as they announced new measures to support youth employment, inspecting work carried out by apprentices on the Olympic Park.

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Get the look: Henry Cavill

New Brit Superman Henry Cavill is a month into a tough training routine that will get him fighting fit to play one of the best-loved superheroes.

aa-May12-FringeFestival.JPGThe East End is throwing a huge party and the whole world is invited. The Olympic Games are coming to London next year and there promises to be a carnival atmosphere filled with sport, culture and special events, but a group of East Enders are questioning where this leaves residents, small business owners, the market traders and artists.

aa-MAy12-BoxingOlivia.jpgThe home of British boxing, British boxing in Bethnal Green will be the venue where the youngest known female boxing promoter in history will stage her first event.

Olivia Goodwin, 20, plans to make a big statement of her intentions as a promoter on June 4 with a 12- fight bill with two Championship contests.

AA-Jun17-StratfordCityWEB.jpgThe last brick has been laid at Westfield Stratford City as construction of the 1.9million sq ft shopping centre is now complete.

This gives its retailers and other occupiers a six-month period to fit out ahead of the scheme's opening this September.

aa-May12-DocklandsSinfonia.jpgDocklands Sinfonia performed for The Queen at Buckingham Palace as part of a special reception celebrating the country's promising young talent in the arts yesterday.

Docklands Sinfonia's founder and musical director Spencer Down said: "It was a great day and went really well, we got the call inviting us to perform for the Queen and only had two days to rehearse."

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