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New offence to tackle dog theft moves step closer

A new criminal offence to crack down on dog theft and put people who steal these much loved pets behind bars for up to five years has been set out in the Government’s Kept Animals Bill last week (Thursday 18th November).

The dog abduction offence, announced in September by Defra , will be added by the Government to the Kept Animals Bill, bolstering the raft of measures it already includes to further protect pets, livestock and kept wild animals.

Prior to this new offence, pet theft was treated as a loss of property to the owner. This new offence will take into account...

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UGLE achieves Investors in People silver status

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 11/25/2021 - 12:24pm

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is delighted to announce it has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) silver accreditation. The IIP is a standard-setting body for people management and UGLE was first awarded the IIP standard accreditation in November 2018. The new accreditation runs for a further three years. In a recent ‘back to work’ survey of UGLE staff following Covid-19, conducted by the organisation’s HR department, 84% said they have access to the things they need to succeed when working from home, and 86% said they are just as productive working from home as they are...

Must-know legal knowledge you should have

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 4:20pm

It’s known as a civic duty - the obligation we all have to understand the laws and regulations that apply to where we live, or visit, or choose to do in our life, at least broadly. Most people will only deal with legal procedures a handful of times in their life. Major things like marriage or buying houses are most common, and most of us will have some insight into how those things work. However, the other side of the law, where disputes and defence are needed, is a lot less likely to affect you, and so knowledge of how these things work can be pretty limited at best. As forgivable as...

Metal detecting secrets for beginners

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 11/22/2021 - 6:48am

Metal detecting is a hobby that you can enjoy any time, anywhere, and it is great for people of all ages who are looking to go on adventures with their friends or family members. There are tons of secrets for beginners that you can learn about in order to make your first foray into this fascinating hobby as easy as possible!

Maybe you have heard about the thrilling hobby that is metal detecting, but are unsure of how to get involved. Or perhaps you are a newcomer who needs some help getting started. Whatever your situation may be, this article can provide you with invaluable...

4 simple ways to reduce your monthly outgoings

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 11/18/2021 - 6:10pm

If you regularly find that you are running out of money before the end of each month, it could be time to start reigning things in a little. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your spending and lower your bills, many of which take little to no effort at all.

Here are four simple ways to reduce your monthly outgoings.

Reduce your heating bills

Energy prices are on the rise , so it's the ideal time to make savings where you can. If your boiler hasn't had a service in a while, it may not be working as efficiently as it should, so it's worth getting it...

Top 5 Christmas Songs to Liven Up Your Celebration This Year

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 11/17/2021 - 8:14pm

It’s that time of the year again, when the air around you starts to feel festive, people are happy and the overall vibe of your city forces you to get out of your couch and join the spirit of Christmas.

This celebration, however, ropes back to hundreds of years ago when the tradition of celebrating Christmas had just begun. Ever since, there have been constant additions and customisations being made to this festival; people from different geographical backgrounds bring in new things to the plate every year.

However, despite the new additions, certain kinds of Christmas...

GripHero launches new eco-friendly glove dispenser to boost forecourt in-store sales

GripHero, the maker of the world’s only static-safe glove and fuel-nozzle mounted dispensers, has announced its latest product breakthrough with the launch of the all-new GripHero 2; its smallest-ever, most efficient glove dispenser, which boasts 10% more advertising space than previous models.

20% smaller overall, the new dispenser is a ground-up redesign, taking on board feedback from the industry and customers to create a sleeker, universally compatible and faster refill solution, reducing glove-refill replacement times by 90%.

Due to be exhibited at APEA Live in...

Actions you can take to fight climate change

Tackling climate change may sound daunting and seem like an impossible task. Individual actions may seem to have little or no impact but collectively if everyone were to take simple steps to reduce one’s impact it can have a profound change on the environment both in the short term and long term. Keep reading to find out what you can do to save our planet! Alternatively, you can also visit justoneearth.co.uk .

Use Your Voice

Firstly, one can start off by speaking up about climate change. Individuals can use different platforms to raise concerns that they have to others who might...

Wedding bartender hire: Checklist

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:55am

The bar is among the most important spaces of your wedding reception and it plays a crucial role in kick-starting the party and giving guests a nice time. Additionally, hiring a mobile bar is cheaper than if you try to handle serving drinks yourself. That’s because a professional bartender hire, like Bar Brothers Events , is more experienced.

We have compiled a handy guide that details all the things you need to know when it comes to mobile bar hire from barbrothersevents.co.uk. We ensure that nothing goes wrong on your most important day.

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT...

Have yourself a Topsham Christmas!

After a year like no other, we’re going to have a Christmas like never before…

That’s what the East Devon estuary town of Topsham is promising residents and visitors for the festive season, and it all begins with a Switch On Spectacular on November 26.

From snow machines to mulled wine, luxurious food to beautiful carols, and from surprises for children to perfect presents for grown-ups, there will be nowhere to match Topsham over the coming weeks.

Over 50 independent shops will be dressed to impress while the town’s renowned pubs, cafes, bars and...

The struggle of casinos around the world

From Vegas to London, casinos all around the world have been struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. Casinos are large, and so is their rent and payroll. They were one of the last businesses to open back up in the pandemic due to being more similar to a nightclub than a bar, and a lot of social contact between dealers and players.

As a result, players turned to online casino games. Those who were looking for a classic card game would play blackjack at VIPArabClub online Casino instead. The irony too is that the pandemic was the perfect storm for creating new casino...

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