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Your life is on your phone… So what do you do when you lose it?!

It has often been said that if aliens were to land on planet earth and observe the behaviour of its population, they may well conclude that we are controlled by small devices that we carry around in our hands and look at almost constantly. Our phones. And it is increasingly true that we rely on […]

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Libraries aren’t just about books any more!

What comes to mind when you think of a library? Tiptoeing and whispering? Shelves and shelves of dusty books no-one’s ever read? Frosty librarians who you’re scared to talk to?  Let’s face it. Libraries aren’t exactly the coolest of places, right?  Wrong! If you have not been into a library recently, you really don’t know […]

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So you have a house to clear? Where do you start?

There are times in life when you may be faced with a house to clear. Unfortunately this is often either because a relative has died or has to move into long term care.  So it’s probably already a stressful and difficult time. But, being practical, the house is no longer needed, and is likely either […]

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It’s Midsummer. Time to start planning for Christmas?!

Can you believe it’s midsummer already? 2021 is turning out to be another very strange year. But it seems to be racing by all the same. Which means that it is now only 6 months to Christmas! Sorry to mention that, but bear with us. Christmas 2020 was such a disappointment to so many people. […]

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What exactly is Bitcoin and how can you get involved in it?

You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. Maybe you get spam emails telling you that you can make a fortune by investing in Bitcoin. Or you have heard it mentioned in the media, for example the recent news that Tesla will not currently accept Bitcoin as payment due to climate concerns. But what actually is it? What […]

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Changing your car? Should you go electric?

If the time has come to change your car, there is a lot to think about. As well as all the usual considerations about cost, size, performance, features, styles and colours there is now another big decision to make.  Should you go electric? In this article we look at the timescale for electric cars in […]

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Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

Have you ever sat there watching Dragon’s Den and wondering what it would be like to start your own business?  Just think of the advantages that there could be for working for yourself. You’d be your own boss, able to choose your own direction, work your own hours and, above all, follow your dream. On […]

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How much insurance do you and your family really need?

Do you need insurance? If you Google insurance, it seems that you can buy insurance to cover pretty much everything in life. But what do you actually need? People have very differing views on the benefit of insurance. Many like the peace of mind that it brings: the feeling that if something bad happens there […]

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Is working from home the new normal?

All across the UK, Covid-19 restrictions are gradually easing, and many people who have been on furlough are now able to return to work. But what does that actually mean in reality? According to a recent survey by the BBC, many of the UK’s biggest employers do not plan to bring staff back to the […]

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Are you ready for GCSE Results Day 2021?

It’s that time of year that parents dread. After months of preparation, variable amounts of revision, and lots of stress for the whole family, it’s GCSE time! Except it isn’t. With the Covid-19 pandemic having disrupted another year of schooling, GCSE exams in the UK are cancelled for the second year running. This year they […]

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