Month: May 2022

Sharon Payne takes early retirement and becomes a dog whisperer

Sharon Payne, 57 from Milton Keynes has been home and pet sitting through Homesitters Ltd since April 2018 after taking early retirement from a busy career working for a food packaging company. Before retiring at the age of 55 Sharon talked to a financial adviser who advised her it would be wise to continue earning […]

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New Driverless Bus Picture Book – A ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ For Today’s Kids

A new children’s picture book puts a fresh spin on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and brings it up to date with the modern age.   ‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ (published by Darwin Innovation) is inspired by a real-life autonomous shuttle bus recently launched by Darwin Innovation Group, a hi-tech company based in Harwell, Oxfordshire.   Author […]

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WokStar Dylan wins Chinese cooking competition for college

COLEG CAMBRIA student Dylan Quartly is one step away from winning £3,000 and being named the UK’s rising ‘Wokstar’ in a new Chinese cooking competition for catering students. Dylan, aged 18, dazzled the judges in the very first heat of the competition, which saw five students from the college’s Yale site in Wrexham put to […]

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Take more ‘Me Time’ is message for Chester’s first well-being retreat and festival

The first well-being retreat with a festival vibe is being held in Chester next month, and its founder is on a mission to get people to take time, to make time. Mum of one, Nic Wagstaff, from Llangollen, knows the importance of taking time out from a hectic schedule, working full-time and looking after a […]

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Lovely Jubilee: Many SMEs to welcome a Royal boost as revenues predicted to rise

Nearly half (45 per cent) of SMEs in the hospitality and leisure sector that are open across the Jubilee Bank Holiday expect the occasion to increase their sales for this quarter Jubilee weekend expected to offer a welcome boost to independent pubs, bars and restaurants to the tune of £76 million However, 74 per cent […]

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Skevi gives assistants a voice around the world as global support community goes from strength to strength

A former Midlands executive assistant who took voluntary redundancy is now helping hundreds of key business support staff overcome feeling ‘invisible and alone.’ Skevi Constantinou is the founder of worldwide support group, The PA Way, www.thepaway.co.uk, dubbed the ‘Assistanthood’ by its members. Bringing opportunities to grow in confidence, gain exciting promotions, make more money and […]

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70 years of driving – then and now as we celebrate the Jubilee

As the country celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we look at the iconic changes in motoring during the course of the Queen’s reign. On the Road The first thing a driver would notice in 1953 was the lack of traffic; there were four million cars on the road, 70 years on there are 40.3 million and […]

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Westfield Health Appoints Kate Platts as Head of Research and Innovation

Kate Platts will head up research and innovation at Westfield Health to keep businesses ahead amid fast-paced, changing employee wellbeing demands. Kate comes with a wealth of expertise in the wellbeing space. She is a Researcher at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, studying workplace health and wellbeing interventions. She has previously […]

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Pembrey Country Park most awarded Blue Flags in Wales

Popular with tourists, campers and walkers alike, Pembrey Country Park has won more Blue Flags for it’s beaches than anywhere else in Wales. Cefn Sidan has secured the prestigious Blue Flag status once again in 2022, making it the most awarded Blue Flag site in Wales since 1988. It has won on consecutive years since […]

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Safest places for wild swimming in the UK: Study puts Northumberland at top of the list

A leading holiday booking site has revealed the safest places in the UK for wild swimming, with Northumberland topping the list, closely followed by Cornwall and Devon. With the Environment Agency reporting that raw sewage had been pumped into open rivers almost 400,000 times last year, and the fact that RNLI saved the most lives […]

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