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Paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding at uni

This is the first time paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding while at university. The funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans. The […]

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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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19th January is Quitters Day

5,580,587 Britons will have abandoned their 2020 New Year’s Resolutions by the end of Quitters Day, new research has found. Research by Strava recently found that in 2020, Sunday 19th […]

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Retail sales drop in December

In the three months to December 2019, the quantity bought in retail sales decreased by 1.0% when compared with the previous three months. All sectors except household goods stores and […]

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Team of UK experts to see how they can help in Australia

A team of UK experts is travelling to Australia to scope how the UK can best contribute to the Australian response to the unprecedented bushfires causing devastation across the country. […]

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High street names struggle as retail sales drop

It seems like retail is in a bit of a mess. This morning’s news indicates that Marks & Spencer shares are on the slide, while John Lewis profits have dropped, […]

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The science of gift wrapping explains why sloppy is better

Phew! Americans spend a lot of money on gift wrapping supplies. ronstik/Shutterstock.com Erick M. Mas, Vanderbilt University They say appearances can be deceiving. In the case of gift giving, they […]

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House sales – time for a change?

Having had 4 house sales fall through for different reasons (most of them mainly to do with the buyers) in the last 18 months, I can tell you that selling […]

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Decking the halls of history: the origins of Christmas decorations

Shutterstock/marilyn barbone Anne Lawrence-Mathers, University of Reading The idea of hanging up decorations in the middle of winter is older than Christmas itself. Decorations are mentioned in ancient descriptions of […]

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How do you know when it’s time to break up? Here’s the research

Elnur/Shutterstock Veronica Lamarche, University of Essex Christmas may be a time of giving, but it’s also a peak time for break-ups. Facing the prospect of spending yet another festive season […]

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