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Highway Code changes set to take effect this week

Today the Government is announcing changes to The Highway Code to enhance safety for all road users, particularly those most at risk.

The changes include the introduction of a hierarchy of road users, the adoption by motorists of the so-called ‘Dutch Reach’ to help reduce the risk of injuring passing cyclists and pedestrians, and fresh guidance to cyclists about riding in the centre of a lane on quieter roads to make themselves more visible.

Commenting on the changes, Jason Wakeford, head of campaigns at Brake, the road safety charity , said: “Brake welcomes the changes...

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‘Join the police to make a difference’ say officers in new phase of recruitment drive

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/10/2022 - 10:26pm

The government’s successful drive to protect the public by recruiting 20,000 additional police officers enters a new phase today (Monday 10 January) with the launch of a new advertising campaign.

More than 11,000 people have already joined the police as part of the recruitment drive, helping to cut crime by 14% (excluding fraud and computer misuse), remove 16,000 knives and dangerous weapons from the streets and tackle the scourge of drugs with the closure of over 1,500 county lines.

Two new adverts – featuring two serving police officers from different backgrounds...

Weather warnings make checking tyres an essential New Year resolution

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/09/2022 - 5:11pm

With the Met Office* issuing warnings for ice and snow, and the threat of flooding from the Environment Agency this week, 2022 has started with challenging driving conditions across the country. With millions of us making New Year’s resolutions, TyreSafe is urging motorists to pledge to check their tyres regularly to reduce the risk of an incident while out on the road.

Adequate tread depth is essential, especially when there is significant standing water. Tread clears water from between the road surface and the tyre - as much as a bucket full every seven seconds on a new tyre....

What should you wear for this year's Cheltenham Festival?

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Thu, 01/06/2022 - 7:21am

The countdown has begun, that is, the countdown until the Cheltenham Festival 2022 begins. The annual festival is a huge event that draws plenty of attention and will be taking place between March 15th and March 18th. The four days’ worth of racing is sure to be packed full of excitement, entertainment and even a few surprises spread out during the 28 different races. Even though it's still months away, people can already start booking their tickets, which means it's time to start planning.

One thing you may want to give a little thought to is what you plan to wear for the 2022...

HMRC fraud squad takes back £1 billion from offenders

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/03/2022 - 11:40pm

More than £1 billion has been recovered from the proceeds of crime and tax offenders since the formation of a specialist HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) fraud squad five years ago.

Launched in April 2016, the department’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) has now recovered assets equivalent to funding around 20,000 NHS nurses for an entire year.

FIS has been proactively pursuing the suspected proceeds of crime using enforcement powers, both criminal and civil, to disrupt the movement of cash and assets. Since 2016, more than 1,200 seizures of cash and assets have been made...

Funding options for musicians in 2022

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 01/03/2022 - 9:14pm

Music remains a huge part of many people’s lives, and there are so many ways to keep making money from this source, depending on your understanding of the right approach to take to ensure success while making a living out of what you love doing. Whether it's a full-time or half-time job, there are various creative funding options to get the most out of for your music in 2022. Perhaps considering the way things went, the previous year's experiences might not have been fair enough, but here is another new year that requires embracing with optimism. You made it through a global pandemic, and...

Are free psychic reading sites legitimate?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 12/30/2021 - 7:35am

At times in your life, you may feel lost, depressed, or afraid. During these times, you may opt to seek the services of a psychic reader to help you solve the issue. Some psychic readers offer their services online, offering you the freedom you need to talk to them. The main problem is identifying the legitimate sites from the many in the market.

Yes, there are free legitimate psychic reading sites, but you need to be careful. Here is a list of the essential things you should do when choosing a legitimate psychic reading site.

Research

First, you need to spend...

Tarmac announces biggest ever recruitment drive for graduates and apprentices

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/29/2021 - 3:09pm

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable construction materials business, has announced the biggest recruitment drive in its history to attract the leaders and workforce of tomorrow.

Demonstrating that the construction industry has much to offer people at an early stage in their career, the new opportunities span the length and breadth of the UK and will enable graduates and school leavers to earn while they learn.

Entry-level jobs in operations, engineering, commercial and logistics are available alongside technical, financial and other support positions as the company...

What is asked in IQ tests?

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 12/23/2021 - 2:32pm

IQ testing involves assessments designed to find people’s intelligence levels. Generally, this intelligence level is calculated by the ratio of intellectual age to chronological age.

IQ tests ( https://iq-global-test.com/ ) are widely used in almost all sectors. They are used to determine intelligence for job placements, Military, Army applicants, students, and others. These tests are usually run by psychologists but there are many unofficial versions available on the internet.

Various IQ tests have been developed catering to the needs of people of various age groups....

Is Climate Change Impacting our Chance of a White Christmas?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 12/21/2021 - 9:42pm

For lots of us, the thought of snow on Christmas day is one that we dream of –it’s even something that Bing Crosby sings about! The image of white Christmas is everywhere – Christmas cards, movies, advent calendars and even wrapping paper all are covered with snowmen and snowy scenes. If you live in the UK then you may have experienced one or two white Christmases but realistically it is rare to see snow on Christmas Day. In fact, it has been over 10 years since the UK saw any snowfall on Christmas Day!

Snowfall in the UK

As much as we might all dream of a white...

10 ways to pass time on the internet

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Tue, 12/21/2021 - 11:52am

It’s been another year that has divided the nation. Either you’ve been busy working throughout the pandemic, or you’ve been furloughed, working from home, or in varying states of lockdown with hours of nothing to do!

As we continue into 2022 and face the prospect of a few more days and nights spent indoors and under restrictions, here’s a round up of a few of the ways you can pass the time on the internet. Let’s check them out!

  1. Research historical events that happened on your birthday

This is a good way to learn all of the things that have happened...