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Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for Music on the Wing

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for Music on the Wing

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a unique summer musical fundraising evening, watch the stunning birds of prey soaring overhead against beautiful skyline accompanied by the London Military Band and enjoy one of the Trust’s ranges of delicious picnics and prosecco with friends and family as the sun goes down. Music on the Wing is on… Read More…

Wet Wipes to face the chop?

Wet Wipes to face the chop?

The BBC is reporting that wet wipes are likely to be phased out of use as part of the Government’s plan to eliminate plastic waste. Wet Wipes count as a single-use plastic as they contain a non-biodegradable plastic. They are said to be behind 93% of blockages in UK sewers and a key element of… Read More…

Have you #AdEnough?

Have you #AdEnough?

You’ve probably seen celebrities and influencers across the internet posing with their hands over their eyes in Instagram or Twitter posts as they joined in with Jamie Oliver’s new campaign to keep junk food ads away from children. So, we’re wondering what you think about the campaign. The campaign is calling for the government to introduce… Read More…

Reports show challenges for Universal Credit claimants

Reports show challenges for Universal Credit claimants

New analysis has shown that self employed workers claiming Universal Credit could receive less over a year than employees in more traditional jobs who earn the same amount. In a new report, research has shown that thousands of self employed, agency and zero hour contract workers could be hundreds of pounds a year worse off… Read More…

CHSW goes Green

CHSW goes Green

Local charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), has taken some practical steps to ensure its mass participation events are more environmentally friendly. This year CHSW is holding its much-loved Rainbow Run in three locations: Bristol, Exeter and Newquay. It’s a 5k family-friendly fun run, which raises tens of thousands of pounds for the charity. This… Read More…

Religious leaders want to scrap the two child limit on benefits

Religious leaders want to scrap the two child limit on benefits

Religious leaders from across a variety of faiths have called on the government to scrap the two-child limit on benefits amidst claims that the policy will lead to a rise in poverty. The two-child policy was introduced a year ago and allows families to claim child tax credit or universal credits, but only for their… Read More…

Sure Start centre closures are being under estimated

Sure Start centre closures are being under estimated

A study by Sutton Trust Charity has revealed that the official figures of 500 closures of Sure Start Centres are an underestimate. It has been reported that as many as 1,000 Sure Start Children’s Centres may have been shut down in England since 2010, doubling the official estimate and leaving many parents concerned about the… Read More…

Bad news for workers as Toys R Us and Maplin fall into administration

Bad news for workers as Toys R Us and Maplin fall into administration

News channels are reporting that both Toys R Us and Maplin have both entered on administration today putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk. Administrator, Moorfields, is managing the wind down of Toys R Us and is still hoping to find a buyer for parts of the business, while PwC is overseeing Maplin. The toy store,… Read More…

Christmas Offers

We have scoured the internet to find some offers, discount codes and seasonal sales to make your pennies go further this Christmas. Martin Lewis has PLENTY of special offers and ways to save money but below are a few of our favourites Sign up to Martins newsletter with savings on EVERYTHING! throughout the whole year.… Read More…

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