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06 Sep 2018

Road safety is a key concern for many. Newer vehicles, of course, come with advanced safety features that have progressively made driving on the roads safer than ever before. For example, in 2016 there was a report of 1792 deaths due to a traffic accident, but that number is 44% less than it was just a decade ago. What is more common, however, are accidents that do not result in death. There...

03 Sep 2018

Let’s face it, when you’re feeling in need of some chill out time or to snuggle up with your partner, the living room in your home is the obvious target. It’s a place of sanctuary after a hard day’s work, a place to hang out and discuss the stresses and strains of life – and a place to watch the TV and some films. In creating a homely and comfortable space, there are lots of things that go...

03 Sep 2018

Life doesn’t stand still. With every day comes new challenges, new emotions and new adventures. If you don’t keep up with the pace of change, you can run the risk of falling behind, particularly in the workplace. However, learning and having fresh stimulation can also help keep you in good mental health, keeping the valuable cogs turning in your mind. Below are three reasons why continuing to...

03 Sep 2018

Chess is a game that often takes patience and skill to master. It can be fun as well as an exciting game to play and can also challenge you in many ways. For one, playing chess can help increase your IQ, and that’s only one of many benefits. In addition to this, it can also increase creativity, improve your memory, as well as exercise your brain. You may be reading this because you’re a...

03 Sep 2018

Breakups take their toll on everybody involved, but children feel them the worst. Their parents splitting up can impact their actions and make them erratic both now, and in the future, it can confuse them to the point where they no longer know where they belong, and it can sadden them to the degree that makes them lose who they were before. In order to understand the best way to approach the...

20 Aug 2018

If you want to find real success in the field of farming, then you have to devote your entire career to it, and you have to be willing to do things that not a lot of other people in other professions are willing to do. It’s true, being a successful farmer demands a lot of hard work!

To find out exactly what it takes, read on.

Stay on the right side of your fence and the...

20 Aug 2018

In early August, the Bank of England revealed it had raised interest rates for only the second time in the last 10 years. As this BBC article explains, the ‘rate has risen by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% - the highest level since March 2009’ and subsequently we expect there to be further knock-on effects for UK...

16 Aug 2018

While we all know that Britain’s net migration figure has fallen since the electorate decided to leave the EU, some have argued that this trend is also becoming prevalent across the western world.

From the UK perspective, the net migration number in the year ending March 2017...

10 Aug 2018

Entrepreneurs tend to be full of energy — it takes a certain type of person to display the drive necessary to hone a talented team, secure backers and unleash their offering on an eager public.

And aspiring Richard Bransons and Karren Bradys can sometimes take far too much weight on their own shoulders as they attempt to coordinate every aspect of their new business prior to its launch...

27 Jul 2018

If you’re a true Salopian, you’ll know that Shrewsbury has much to recommend it — from the red sandstone splendour of its castle to its magnificent medieval street plan.

And the town’s no slouch when it comes to culture either — the Shrewsbury Folk Festival attracts visitors from across Britain and there are lively performances a-plenty at Theatre Severn.

But if you’re feeling...

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