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SPAR continues its support of British Athletics

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SPAR, the UK’s leading independent convenience group and partner of British Athletics, continues with its support of the British Athletics Championships due to take place on 4-5 September 2020. The British Athletics Championships have been rescheduled for 4-5 September and will now happen behind closed doors. The event, which was due to take place on 20-21 June, has already been rescheduled once - in April it was pushed back to 8-9 August because of the coronavirus pandemic.... Read the full story

Award-winning Edinburgh Fishmonger for sale through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to bring to market Eddie’s Seafood Market, Edinburgh’s most reputable, award-winning fishmonger. Established in 1986, the successful market’s most recent accolades include recognition as Scotland’s ‘Best Fishmonger 2019’ at the Slow Food Awards and appearances on Countryfile and Rick Stein’s Food Heroes Season Two. The business is ideally located amongst a tenement parade in the affluent suburb of Marchmont... Read the full story

REVEALED: 42.2 billion miles *not* driven during lockdown

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*** Lockdown Numbers: The Decline in UK Driving*** Lockdown completely changed how often we drive. Online used car sales platform heycar were curious to find out how much it changed. So they did the research. They crunched the numbers then designed an infographic with their findings. Here’s what they found: Since lockdown started this March, the miles driven per year in the UK have dropped by more than 70%. heycar.co.uk has calculated that we have ‘... Read the full story

Robin Sharma – 5 Best Team Building Practices

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Recommended Team Building Video In my 35 year career as a Human Resource Development Consultant I have come across some really powerful Team Building Videos on YouTube. Here is one of them. Enjoy! Jeeremy Francis PS Why not read my e-book ' Building Teams that Smash Targets'. £7.25 Just email me for a copy: jeremy@developyourmanagementskills.com Read the full story

Nestlé Professional® releases essential post-lockdown tips and advice for workplace caterers -

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Nestlé Professional has launched a toolkit to help large workplaces and contract caterers identify the key concerns of the returning workforce. With two in five consumers nervous about returning to the workplace[1], the toolkit compiles industry knowledge and expertise designed to build trust with customers and ensure that they’re being welcomed back to a happy and safe environment that they’ll feel comfortable being in. According to expert insight, there are three key ar... Read the full story

Multi-award-winning wine merchant in Great Horkesley for sale through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to bring to market The Wine Centre in Great Horkesley, Colchester. Established in 1963, The Wine Centre is a charming, successful wine merchants which boasts a loyal and regular customer base. It stocks over 500 wines from around the world as well as champagnes, spirits, liqueurs, beers, ciders and soft drinks. Additionally, it offers a range of deli foods and cheeses, and has a reputation for exceptional hampers and wine gi... Read the full story

SPAR remains committed to helping vulnerable people

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SPAR, the leading convenience store group in the UK, continues its commitment to multiple charities around the UK to ensure everyone including vulnerable people living in local communities where SPAR stores are located has access to food and essentials and the ability to shop in a safe environment. Even though lockdown measures have eased, the convenience store group recognises that there are still a number of vulnerable people in local communities who continue to need support.... Read the full story

The Van Insurer reports a boost in quote requests from UK’s van drivers

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Socialising from Home.

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Since the Covid epidemic life has changed. Even though we are coming out of the lockdown period and restrictions are being lifted, the way we work, shop and relax have changed. No longer is it a case of just popping down the pub for a pint with your friends. Nor having a girls night out. In fact, many social activities have changed on how they operate. One positive aspect has come from the recent pandemic. That is more people are turning to communicating via digital media. For instance... Read the full story

Lotus launches new Certificate of Provenance programme by honouring Colin Chapman’s last car – newly acquired by Lotus

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Vehicle provenance documents and highly desirable Lotus collectables now available to Lotus owners worldwide First recipient is a stunning 1981 Turbo Esprit, authenticated as Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s last ‘company car’ UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher also drove it, further increasing its provenance Recently acquired by Lotus, the Esprit will be restored and join the company’s collection (Hethel, UK – 10 August 2020) – Lotus is launching a new Certificate o... Read the full story

Seventy Years On, PIRELLI’S STELLA BIANCA Returns To The Track With FORMULA 1 AT SILVERSTONE

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AN ICON OF MOTORSPORT IN THE 1950s, THE STELLA BIANCA IS STILL IN PRODUCTION NOW TO OFFER PERFECT ORIGINALITY TO CLASSIC CARS Milan, August, 10th - In Italian, ‘Stella Bianca’ means ‘white star’. But in the world of tyres, Stella Bianca is synonymous with Pirelli – and specifically, the golden age of motor racing. Back in 1950, when the Formula 1 world championship was new and Giuseppe Farina won the first race – a birthday being celebrated during the second weekend of August a... Read the full story

Abt and Turvey show improvements as NIO 333 approach the last two rounds of Season 6

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Shanghai, China The 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E championship finished the second part of its Berlin decider at the Tempelhof airport. NIO 333 FE team has shown improvements in result with Daniel Abt finishing 15th in Round 8, the best finish thus far during the busy Season Finale. Oliver Turvey finished in both rounds. Formula E teams are no strangers to the traditional layout of the Berlin Tempelhof airport circuit. This 2.355km, 10-corner circuit has been a fixture in the last 4 seaso... Read the full story

The 'New Normal' For Business.

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It is now clear that the old 'normal' was not working. As lockdown eases and we start to mend the damage done to the economy and as we hopefully enter a post pandemic world in the coming months, we must create something better than 'normal'. With the benefit of hindsight, we can clearly see that many aspects of day to day life we experienced before the pandemic were not working. The unrelenting pace and transition to an online work and social environment has distanced us from reality. We a... Read the full story

CSR Accreditation are delighted to announce the second season of our CSR Training Course online.

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The first running of this course has proved extremely popular and we advise booking early. The course provides a great introduction into social responsibility and is essential for those who wish to develop their organisation’s CSR policy including CEOs/MDs, executive teams, senior leadership, HR managers and CSR professionals. The course is also suitable for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the importance of CSR in the workplace. Throughout the training, learners wi... Read the full story

Mike Brewer to host Instagram Live with Frank Stephenson about Charity Auction & All Things Cars

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Supporting the charity auction is television personality, and one half of the hit show “Wheeler Dealers”, Mike Brewer. Frank & Mike will be speaking about all things cars and the charity auction on a special Instagram Live hosted on Mike’s Instagram Channel on August 9th at 19.00 BST. The auction lasts until August 14th, giving bidders the opportunity to purchase one-of-one artwork whilst raising money for a brilliant cause. The sketches from all seven videos will b... Read the full story

BRITS Backseat Driving Devils Revealed

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Brits find partners are the most annoying to have in the car Brits consider themselves better drivers than family and friends ‘You should have gone the other way’ is the phrase most likely to get Brits’ blood boiling BRITS have revealed that they consider themselves to be top dog when it comes to driving –better than family and friends. New research by Money Expert has found that seven in 10 people consider themselves better drivers than family and friends and when asked... Read the full story

SPAR Wine Festival offers a huge selection of wine at great prices

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SPAR is bringing its annual wine festival into stores in August across England, Scotland and Wales, offering a huge variety of wines at sector-leading prices. This year, the focus of the festival will be on giving customers great value by offering a number of discounts on a wide selection of wine from leading brands to own label. The SPAR Wine Festival kicks off in participating stores on August 13 and will run until 2 September 2020. There are 32 different wines inclu... Read the full story

Bicycles wanted as travel companions Rameder adds eight Atera carriers for bicycles and pedelecs to its range

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Bicycle tours that start far away from home require either a world-class athletic performance or a bike carrier. Rameder, Europe's largest supplier, goes easy on the leg muscles and adds Atera products to its portfolio for the first time. Eight models are now available on www.rameder.eu. The Atera Strada E-Bike M is the entry level model. It is all in the name: With a generous load capacity of 60 kg, the compact powerhouse from Rameder can also handle pedelecs and other heavyweights.... Read the full story

Progress shown in Berlin brings confidence to NIO 333

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Shanghai, China Two twilight races on the reversed Berlin Tempelhof Airport Circuit resumes the 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. NIO 333 FE team misses the target of scoring points, but the improvements shown during the races bring confidence to the team. The 2.355km circuit presents brand new challenges to the team of the world’s premier electric racing series. Hosting the first 2 races of the Season Six Finale, the reserved layout gives the Chinese team an opportunity to sh... Read the full story

Training Module 4 – The Four Pillars of CSR - 11th and 13th August - 11am and 2.30pm

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Examine the CSR Four Pillars – Environment, Workplace, Community and Philanthropic. Learn how to Integrate these concepts throughout an organisation’s CSR policy. Auditing, evidencing and reporting CSR activity against the Four Pillars. Training Module 4 – The Four Pillars of CSR - 11th and 13th August - 11am and 2.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/csr-training-module-4-the-four-pillars-of-csr-accreditation-tickets-110952044552?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch Read the full story

DriveTech is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website

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Earlier this year, the company refreshed their branding style, most notably with a new mission statement: ‘DriveTech – from the AA. Driven to keep people safe’. It has now launched a new website which, amongst other things, boasts a new global focus. DriveTech worked closely with Rooster Marketing, a digital marketing agency, to ensure that the redesigned website would help achieve its core business objectives and better serve its customers, while representing the new brand imag... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY main prize Hyundai i30 N goes to Austria

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A great moment for Markus J.: the Austrian wins the Hyundai i30 N in the #MyLiquiMoly-Moment competition. His picture was drawn from more than 4000 entries from all over the world. Luca Engstler, driver for LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler in the TCR International Series and Peter Baumann, Marketing Director at LIQUI MOLY, handed over the new Hyundai i30 N in the LIQUI MOLY racing design to Markus J. from Austria in Ulm on the lubricant manufacturer’s factory premises. Markus J., who arriv... Read the full story

Morse Code Goes International

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Twinwoods Adventure Open Their Morse Code Escape Room for International Users. The Ultimate Escape Room. Due to its huge success in the UK. Twinwoods Adventure are now offering overnight game slots for their remote online escape room, Morse Code. This means anyone around the world can play at a time that is not the middle of the night and better suited for getting together with their other friends to take part. Morse Code is a war time themed escape room set in 1942. The objecti... Read the full story

LIQUI MOLY to become official sponsor of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel

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August 2020 – The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will be involved in alpine ski events, the world-famous Hahnenkamm Races, on the notorious Streif racecourse between 2021 and 2025. At a press conference in Leipheim, the hometown of Ernst Prost, the Managing Director of LIQUI MOLY and Harti Weirather, former ski professional and owner of the internationally active sports marketing agency WWP (Weirather-Wenzel & Partner GmbH), signed the five-year contract for a par... Read the full story

Godding & Company Joins CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE To Present The Greatest Auction Of The Year

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The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, is delighted that the leading automotive auction house, Gooding & Company, will present the greatest classic car auction of the year at the 2020 Concours of Elegance. The “Passion of a Lifetime” auction, originally slated for April, marks the first time Gooding & Company has ever held an auction outside of the United States of America. The UK’s finest concours d’elegance event will be a fitting setting for the world’s lead... Read the full story

SPAR Scotland announces Community Cashback campaign

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SPAR Scotland, the leading convenience store group in Scotland, is launching its first Community Cashback campaign with over £30,000 to give away to community groups and charities around the country. Launching on 10 August, customers, store staff and CJ Lang employees can nominate a local charity or community group to win a cash sum of money. The campaign will be taking place in all 109 CJ Lang company owned SPAR stores with the winning groups being announced in November.... Read the full story

Boscaswell Stores in the beautiful village of Pendeen has been sold through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce the sale of Boscaswell Stores in the village of Pendeen in Penzance, Cornwall. Boscaswell Stores is a well-established, fully managed convenience store which boasts an impressive turnover. This double fronted shop with Costcutter branded fascia offers a good range of produce popular with the local community, and serves the numerous campsites, self-catering apartments, and holiday cottages in the immediate area.... Read the full story

Why today’s cars are over 63% bigger- and what this means for the future?

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Is bigger really better: Why today’s cars are over 63% bigger- and what this means for the future Do you struggle to squeeze your car into parking spaces? Dread driving down country lanes? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Cars are getting bigger, there’s no doubt about it, and it seems UK infrastructure can’t keep up with our ever-growing vehicles, leaving drivers in a spot of bother on the roads. To find out just how much cars are expanding, Zuto analysed 14 of t... Read the full story

Investors In Community Joins Forces With Wakefield Bid

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Investors in Community has announced a new partnership with Wakefield BID to help over 450 businesses in the city centre engage with charities and community organisations. The charitable giving platform, helps firms to find good causes that need help in their local area, as well as to measure, record and report other fundraising, donations and volunteering to show the full extent of their social responsibility. As part of the new partnership, Wakefield BID will be showcasing the Investo... Read the full story

A return of Roman roads?

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Materials used by the Romans are making a comeback for modern innovation As archaeologists discover Roman pothole repair methods, meet the road repair SME transforming Britain's highways using ancient materials Annual repair bill of potholes in UK costs £4bn Introduction of Roman materials to innovative road repairs will provide for permanent pothole repair Easier and quicker to deploy materials mean that potholes are filled 5x quicker As part of an improvement of the... Read the full story

Falken scores first on track success with customer race teams at the Nürburgring

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First class win for Max Kruse Racing on its debut on Falken highlights ability to switch easily and be competitive with AZENIS race tyres Competing on Falken AZENIS race tyres for the first time, Max Kruse Racing’s Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR scored a class win in the NLS endurance series at the Nürburgring this weekend. The SP3T pole position and class winner was one of six cars including a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR (997), VW Sciroccos, Golfs and Cupra switching to the tyre manufacturer as F... Read the full story

CSRA are delighted to welcome Schnel Hanson, director at Developing the Inner You as a partner

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Developing The Inner You' empowers everyone in the workplace to prioritise their wellbeing. “Leadership the capacity to translate vision into reality.” - Warren Bennis But what is a vision without people? To achieve a vision, you need people. For people to work towards delivering a vision, they need a leader who motivates, inspires and radiates with positivity. Schnel is delivering an online masterclass – Unleash the leader in you, on 19 August. This masterclass is perfect f... Read the full story

First Look Under Skin of New Battista Prototype at Concours Virtual

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(Turin, 05 August 2020) The technology at the heart of the most powerful Italian sports car of all time will be presented to the world for the first time on 07 August 2020, by Automobili Pininfarina Chief Product and Engineering Officer Paolo Dellacha. As part of a series of exclusive new films shown on a day dedicated to Automobili Pininfarina and the new Battista pure-electric hypercar, this preview of the Battista and its rigorous test programme will be broadcast online at the website of t... Read the full story

Is this the the new TikTok for business?

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ShoutOut is a new web application that enables anyone to produce social media videos automatically, via a link. You record a video clip on a smart phone and it gets automatically turned into a branded video instantly, with music and titles. You can also send a link to other people to make you a video. ShoutOut’s Founder, BAFTA nominated TV professional, Dan Gable adds ‘ShoutOut creates content that can be shared on any platform. We don’t think the world needs another social platfo... Read the full story

CSRA are thrilled to announce that Prolectric Ltd have achieved a Gold CSR Accreditation

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A huge congratulations to Chris Williams and his team. (www.prolectric.co.uk) CSR sits at the centre of the Prolectric business. Managing Director Chris Williams has been involved in environmental related businesses for the majority of his working career. Many of the activities that fit under the four pillars of CSR have been carried out for a number of years within Prolectric, however not formally recognised or accredited. Their submission demonstrates the high levels of CSR already unde... Read the full story

EllisKinight Achieve a Gold CSR Accreditation

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that EllisKnight International Recruitment (www.ellisknight.com) have achieved a Gold CSR Accreditation. As a company they pride themselves on their ability to help others and they place tremendous emphasis on environmental sustainability, community support, charitable fundraising and providing their talented team with an environment to flourish within. Congratulations to Dave Holby-Wolinski BCA and his team for such an impressive effort. T... Read the full story

New President and Vice President for SDEA

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The Shop & Display Equipment Association made history at its 73rd Annual General Meeting – by holding it virtually for the very first time. On 22nd July members logged on to the Virtual AGM and heard all about the hard work that has been undertaken over the past year for SDEA members and what exciting plans are afoot for the year ahead, including the launch of the new Meet The Buyer event: Creative Design & Display Connections (www.cddconnections.com). During the day’s proceedin... Read the full story

CSR-A announces a second season of their popular online CSR training course for September

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CSR-A are please to run all six modules of their CSR Training Course as a second series from September. Please be quick and sign up promptly as we expect to fill the course quickly. The new dates with links to Eventbrite tickets will be published in the next few days... The CSR Training Course is Endorsed by Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) and Buckinghamshire New University. The course counts towards your continued professional development (CPD). Fees By Module: 45 mins... Read the full story

FRANK STEPHENSON Charity Auction Is Now LIVE!

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All sketches from the “How I Designed…?” series are being auctioned in aid of Harrison’s Fund Charity auction begins on 1st August lasting until 14th August Link to the charity auction: https://www.givergy.com/charity/harrison-s-fund London, 04 August 2020 – Frank Stephenson Design is delighted to announce that the charity auction of original design sketches from the popular “How I Designed…?” YouTube series is now live. All proceeds from the auction are in aid of Ha... Read the full story

CSR-A invited to deliver a webinar for the FSB

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We are very excited about being invited to present our CSR Accreditation webinar ‘The New Normal for Business' for the next Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) virtual business support event. This webinar explores the new business landscape and looks at how social responsibility will have a major impact for businesses going forward. Social responsibility is now an essential ingredient for business growth, success and long term sustainable profitability. This is one in a series of ne... Read the full story

Why Play a Remote Escape Room with Your Mates?

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Spending Time Together – Locked in! There is nothing as great as getting together with your mates and spending some quality time together. But with the current climate and state of affairs and of course restrictions, this has become quite difficult to do in a safe manner. However, there is a solution where you can spend time with your buddies without the need of worrying about social distancing and that is to get together and play a remote escape room challenge. There’s no need to l... Read the full story

AUGUST CSR WEBINARS

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CSR Accreditation are proud to announce a series of CSR themed webinars for August, running into early September. The topics for August are: Social Responsibility – Driving Forward Successful Business - Thursday 6th August 1pm https://lnkd.in/d6m93FE HR and CSR – A New Approach – Thursday 13th August 1pm https://lnkd.in/d9umDEG Mental Health and Wellbeing – Thursday 20th August 1pm https://lnkd.in/dAs9nJa Engaging and Supporting Staff – Thursday 27th August 1pm http... Read the full story

Drive to Unwind: 59% of Brits drive to relieve stress

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BRITS SPEND 12.5 HOURS PER WEEK FEELING STRESSED The average adult spends 12 hours 35 minutes per week feeling stressed – that’s 655 hours over year, or 27 days Lack of sleep (39%), financial struggles (32%) and difficulties staying in shape (27%) are the top causes of stress in modern society 59% of UK drivers would go out for a drive in order to reduce their stress Auto Trader’s latest report, Good Carma combines insights from a Chartered Psychologist with British d... Read the full story

Lorinser wings a real classic Roof spoiler relaunch for S124 station wagon

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The timeless Mercedes S124 from the 80s and 90s is already showing great potential for becoming a classic car. If there is anything negative to be said about the W124 series’ popular station wagon, it might be the lack of a sporty image. The German tuning company Sportservice Lorinser already offered an attractive roof spoiler during the production run of the car. This product, however, had not been available for several years now. “We have decided to restart production due to the growing... Read the full story

UK BAME Recruitment gets a boost with innovative technology platform

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MeritEmploy ready to improve job opportunities and recruitment for marginalised individuals London, Aug 4th, 2020: Equal opportunities solutions provider, MeritEmploy has gone live with a revolutionary and innovative recruitment and candidate management solution that levels the employment playing field in all sectors industry in the UK. Over one year of development has created the UK’s most effective, innovative free recruitment platform aimed at eradicating bias and perception in t... Read the full story

The National Tutoring Programme. (NTP)

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A Parents and Guardians Guide. If you are a keyworker then there is a good chance your child was allowed to attend school throughout the lockdown period, however for many non-keyworker parents and guardians they remained at home, missing out on valuable learning skills throughout the epidemic. Many schools combatted this by providing at home work packs and home schooling by parents, and even some teachers resorting to online Zoom classes to maintain some level of education. However the bot... Read the full story

Never seen before challenge in Formula E,NIO 333 aims to end Season 6 on a high note

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Shanghai, China This Wednesday marks the start of a never-seen-before challenge in motorsport history. Six races across nine days on three different track layouts, the 2019-2020 FIA ABB Formula E championship will conclude this special season with a marathon style finale in Berlin. After an eventful season, NIO 333 FE Team aims to finish the season on a high note. Five months after the suspension of the season, the team is thrilled to be back on track. Also feeling the excitement are dr... Read the full story

Historic moment as women account for 50% of online car purchases for the first time

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MORE WOMEN have headed online to buy cars in recent months than ever before through internet car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk, accounting for half of all sales for the first time ever. And deeper analysis shows that women remain significantly more decisive than men, measured by how likely they are to go ahead with an online car purchase. While women typically account for little more than a third of all car sales in the traditional dealer environment, they have always been more proactive... Read the full story

69% of Brits want to avoid public transport for their morning commute

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24 million Brits will avoid public transport as they return to work post-lockdown New research from National Rail shows that one fifth of Brits now want to cycle to work Roadmender Asphalt unveils new research into British sentiments towards using alternative modes of transport 69% of Brits would turn to alternative modes of transport to work now than take public transport due to the COVID-19 65% would not feel comfortable commuting to work via public transport anymore 35% a... Read the full story

Jones Convenience Store in Shepton Mallett has been sold through Christie & Co

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Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce the sale of the Jones Convenience Store in Shepton Mallett, Somerset. The Jones Convenience Store is a sizable freehold store with a three-bedroom owner’s flat above. It is situated in the Somerset town of Shepton Mallet, approximately 18 miles south of Bristol and five miles east of Wells. The store is well located on a substantial corner plot and benefits from a good residential catchment, with the Mendip Dis... Read the full story