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Tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

The news that Dame Barbara Windsor has died, and from such a cruel disease, is sad, mirroring the experience of many thousands of people. Scott Mitchell said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that my darling wife, Barbara, passed away at 8.35pm on Thursday […]

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Brilliant calendar to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Photographs of care home residents recreating classic album covers are to be featured in a calendar to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society.   The quirky images showing residents of Sydmar Lodge Care Home, in Edgware, posing as stars such as Adele, David Bowie and Taylor Swift, went viral after […]

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Samaritans voice concerns for the lonely this Christmas

Christmas will be a tough time for some even without a global pandemic to deal with, say Samaritans, as the charity’s latest research shows being separated from family and loved ones over the Christmas period is one of the biggest concerns facing callers. It is easy for those of us […]

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Alternative light fruit Christmas cake

Like many other people, I’m not a fan of Christmas goodies: heavy fruit cakes, puddings, and mince pies. Some years ago I came across this recipe from Sainsbury’s. Luckily, I wrote it down as I’ve never seen it since. I promise you it is festive but also tastes lovely. I […]

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Jo Brand urges the SW to express themsELVES for Elf Day

It’s been a tough year for many, but Alzheimer’s Society supporter and stand-up comedian Jo Brand is determined to help spread some festive cheer. Jo wants people across the South West – where more than 92,510 people are living with dementia – to pop on a pair of elf ears, pull up […]

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Visitors from Denmark not allowed into UK

This is rather weird. All pertaining to Covid in mink farms in Denmark (which in my view shouldn’t exist anyway). The government has responded to the latest developments in Covid found in Danish mink farms by bringing in a number of measures. From 4am, Saturday 7 November 2020, the Home […]

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Social Media Kindness Day is Nov 9th

From Social Media Kindness Day: There is no doubt social media is a powerful tool, available at our fingertips. With this power comes responsibility. We are the first generation to use social media in the way we do. Having this power has meant we haven’t always seen it be used for […]

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Kidsmeal map launched

A new map has been launched today to support families and children over the October half term.     The www.kidsmealsmap.co.uk is designed to show the businesses, community organisations and councils who have announced over the past 24 hours that they will be providing free meals to vulnerable children over the October half term. […]

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Stamp duty cut helps house sales

There are lots of tales around Bude at the moment of houses going on the market and flying out, many under offer within a day or two of hitting the market. Good news for sellers. Nationally, after a 15.6% rise in August, residential property transactions in September rose a further […]

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Five ways to drive traffic to your website

Having a solid online marketing campaign is intrinsic to your success as a business. However, due to the vastness of the internet, it can sometimes feel as though it is an impossible task to get noticed and drive traffic to your website, and therefore climb the search engine ranks. To […]

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