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Is your DB Scheme a problem or an overlooked opportunity? Join Stoneport’s webinar on 29th September at 13.00

Stoneport, the DB pension consolidator scheme from Punter Southall, is hosting its first online webinar on 29th September at 13.00 to help employers and trustees running smaller DB pension schemes with fewer than 1000 members address the growing challenges of running these schemes alone. The webinar’s hosts Jacqui Woodward, Head of Covenant at Stoneport and […]

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“The pandemic inspired me to start an apprenticeship with the NHS” says Swansea woman working in testing labs

A young woman from Swansea who was inspired by the pandemic to begin a career in the NHS is encouraging others to consider apprenticeships as a route into work. Sophie Morgan-Key, 24, has recently completed her Level 3 apprenticeship at Swansea Bay University Health Board, and is now working as a full-time lab assistant, helping […]

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Woman once labelled as a ‘Write Off’ Writes Book to Help Women Become Unstoppable

Bridie Walker has faced, battled, and overcome many struggles throughout her life. She was labelled as a write-off and no good when she fell pregnant at 14 years old, at age 21 Bridie worked as a lap dancer whilst supporting her two children. Over the years, she has suffered a stroke, faced two divorces, and […]

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On Your Marks, Get Set, GO… It’s the M&S DRINKS FESTIVAL!

It’s time to stock up for picnics, summer staycations, not to mention the August Bank Holiday (which WILL be sunny…!) At M&S you can now save a whopping 1/3 across a huge range of beers, wines and spirits in stores, as well as a selection available online. From perfect Proseccos and summer rosés to BBQ […]

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Post-Pandemic: Time to Take Care of Your Eyes

A third of people believe their eye health has deteriorated during the UK lockdowns and Covid restriction periods. So, as we look towards introducing more normality to our lives, these are six easy ways to keep eyes safe by optical expert, Dr Andy Hepworth from www.essilor.co.uk Protect those peepers people! Revitalise eyes with a boost of vitamins […]

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How should companies re-imagine their benefits strategy for a post-covid business environment? Howden explains

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (Howden) says many businesses will need to review and re-imagine their benefits and wellbeing strategy, in light of the impact and changing work environment created by the pandemic. This was the subject of its latest webinar, ‘Our Ultimate Guide to Re-imagining your Benefits Strategy’ where host Matthew Gregson, Head of […]

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Twins Turn Back Time Together

“When you’ve had a few glasses of wine you look at each other and say what looks really hideous!”  Identical twins Tara Hooker and Julie Clarkson from Timperley, Cheshire, who say they do everything together, are looking radiant in a glamorous photoshoot, taken just four weeks after they both decided to try dermal filler for the first time, continuing their twin habit. The pair had always been conscious […]

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North Wales Holiday Park Optimistic about first Post-COVID Festival

GLITTER, face paint, and wellies – those are the items hundreds of holidaymakers will be packing in their suitcases before heading to North Wales this summer! Party in the Park, organised by leading tourism group Lyons Holiday Parks, is set to get the beachside booming in July, and again on August Bank Holiday weekend. The […]

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Most dog owners would pull a sickie to care for their pet, new research highlights

The vast majority of dog owners would consider pulling a sickie to care for their pets as they prepare to return to work post-lockdown, new research has shown. Almost three quarters are worried about how returning to work will affect their pet, the survey revealed. The poll by leading UK separation anxiety expert and author […]

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“We’re both scared of heights – and doing a Skydive to help prevent more young suicides.”

2 young people in Gloucestershire are raising funds for a suicide prevention charity after losing 2 friends to suicide – and doing it via a skydive despite both of them being absolutely terrified of heights. Charlie Waplington and Elise Gardiner were hit hard by the tragic loss of friends Arro and Ed and wanted to […]

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