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The cold and frosty Season of Winter

Posted on: April 22, 2020

The four Seasons of the British year are clearly defined as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, the fresh, green month of Spring has come and gone, the long hot days of Summer are a distant memory and the stunning multi-colours of autumn have faded.  The Season of Winter has arrived and brings with it ice-cold, frosty mornings, the possibility of snow and dark evenings at home with family sat around a roaring fire. Image credit…

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What does a Financial Adviser do?

Posted on: April 21, 2020

Have you ever wondered what a finance adviser does and how they use Financial advisor software to help their suggestions for how best to invest your money? Image Credit In this short article we are going to look at what a financial adviser does and you can Find out more about financial advisor software here In essence a financial adviser helps clients with the best ways to manage their money. This means extensive research into…

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Top Tips for Netball Beginners

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Netball is a great sport for an all over body workout, improving aerobic strength and building teamwork skills. Unlike many sports, it is really easy to get started. Here are 5 tips to help you get on that netball court. Image Credit Get your kit on Netball doesn’t need lots of expensive sports equipment, just some basic kit to get you started. Sports trainers are, of course, a must, especially for indoor courts. Look for…

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An Introduction to Cotton Poplin

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Poplin refers to a type of weave, meaning the way the fabric threads have been combined. It has been around for a very long time and is still used very widely by home sewers and in mass-produced clothing alike. Where Does It Originate From? France’s history is filled with stories of new fabrics. The term poplin itself derives from the word papelaine in French. This was a 15th-century word that came from the word “papelino”,…

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The Impact of Staff Shortages in Scottish NHS Hospitals

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Scottish NHS hospitals are facing a crisis. Severe staff shortages combined with increasing user needs have created a three-pronged problem of budget pressures, patient neglect and staff being exposed to harm. Image Credit The shortage of trained nurses in hospitals has led to overloaded work schedules for those still in place, with 60 to 70 per cent of nurses and midwives claiming they are unable to do their job properly as a result. Doctors are…

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8 Top Tips for Installing a New Laminate Floor

Posted on: December 12, 2019

Read these tips to make sure your laminate floor looks great and lasts well. Image Credit 1. Check the Skirting Boards If you want to retain the skirting, you’ll have to remove it during installation and then re-lay it. Some older houses have a beading at the bottom of the skirting board, and this will need to be taken up. 2. Check Door Clearances The door needs to be able to clear the new floor,…

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What Are the Main Asset Classes Investors Should Know About

What Are the Main Asset Classes Investors Should Know About?

Posted on: December 12, 2019

Whether you are an individual or a fund manager, it is vital that you look to invest any capital funds across asset classes to minimise risk. Image Credit Although the amount invested in each pot varies in jurisdictions around the world, a useful guide to asset classes is provided by the British government. Traditionally these asset classes are cash, shares, property and fixed-interest securities often known as bonds. In recent years, however, a fifth class…

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Food for Thought: Thousands Face School on an Empty Stomach

Posted on: December 12, 2019

New research has shown that many students arrive at school without having eaten breakfast and face a morning trying to learn while hungry. It has been revealed that teachers know many of the students in their class are hungry at the start of the school day. In fact, around 20 per cent of teachers have actually brought food in for pupils they know do not eat breakfast. This is a worrying trend because in addition…

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Uganda: The Essential Bucket List

Posted on: September 25, 2019

Uganda is steadily becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations of east Africa. From the snowy Rwenzori Mountains to the idyllic Lake Victoria, this country is diverse and utterly delightful. Here are the top five things to see and do on your trip. Image Credit Go on Safari No trip to east Africa would be complete without a safari trip, but Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is something special. While there, look out for…

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Why your website must be mobile friendly

Why Your Website Must Be Mobile Friendly

Posted on: September 25, 2019

As mobile phones have become more sophisticated they’ve taken on more functions. No longer just for phone calls and text messages many people now run much of their lives via their mobile, using it as diary, camera, address book, entertainment centre and more. And of course they’re used to access the internet. According to the UK’s telecoms watchdog Ofcom smartphones have now replaced laptops as the nation’s most popular device for accessing the web. What…

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Swinging 60s Dress Styles Revealed

Posted on: September 25, 2019

The 1960s offered a revolution in fashion, with far fewer restrictions and much more choice, and this was reflected in the exquisite variation of wedding dresses that were seen. Image Credit As documented by the BBC, the wedding dress has evolved over the years with the 1960s seeing a stunning variation of designs that are still much sought-after for those looking for a vintage dress with a difference today. The Edwardian Style A popular choice…

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Gorillas: Inter-Family Relationships Prevail

Posted on: September 16, 2019

It might seem a little surprising, but gorillas have very structured, highly sophisticated family groups just as we do. Like humans, our close evolutionary neighbours don’t always have completely amicable relationships. Image Credit Good Neighbours Territory is important, and so is status, so it’s all the more interesting to see rangers’ discoveries of gorilla families spending time together socially. Tight familial bonds can be credited with this, given the conflict that might normally be expected…

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