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Business support loans available from today

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will provide government-backed loans of up to £5 million to small and medium businesses. The Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility will provide […]

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What’s closed for at least the next month

Just so you know what is officially closed as of this morning: The Secretary of State has made new regulations under the emergency procedure, to protect the public. The Health […]

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Sunday Thoughts – Week 1 of Social Distancing

By Helen Shingler: Today is Mother’s Day and for many of us it will be the strangest one ever.  No family gatherings for a special Sunday lunch at the pub, […]

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Handwashing – what you need to know

There’s a lot of rubbish being spouted out there at the moment about handwashing. The older generations can think back to the days before we had hand sanitiser and just […]

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Car theory test is changing for the better

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you’ll watch. The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially […]

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It’s time to apply for student finance

Full-time undergraduate students in England are being encouraged to apply now for student finance, as the application service launches for the 20/21 academic year. The easiest way to apply is online and students […]

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From Monday, state schools can stock free period products for young people

From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across the country will be able to order a range of period products from supplier phs Group, making period products readily available for […]

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Removal of Severn Crossing tolls collectively saves motorists thousands £s a day

Motorists are collectively saving hundreds of thousands of pounds per day on the Severn crossings as the first anniversary since the removal of tolls is marked today [17 December]. All […]

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Family sizes are dropping as women now average 1.89 children

Women born in 1973 (the most recent cohort to complete their childbearing in 2018) had on average 1.89 children, unchanged from the previous cohort (women born in 1972). More than […]

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50% of drivers say their local road conditions have deteriorated

interesting info from the RAC – potholes, ditches and obscured signs are definitely the bane of my life here in the SW!  What are your thoughts? The equivalent of nearly […]

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