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Boiler Bliss: Transforming Your Home into an Energy-Efficient Haven

Significance of Energy Efficiency in Homes

The quest for an energy-efficient home has never been more paramount. People, no doubt, are becoming more conscious about the environment. They're looking for sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. And lower their energy expenses. Among various energy-efficient solutions, the new boiler grant is a promising option. Moreover, this initiative aims to transform home heating systems. It makes them more environment friendly and cost-effective.

Types of Boilers

Now that you're into the idea of boilers, let's check out the...

Understanding the Low Spreads Forex Brokers

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 02/01/2024 - 10:01pm
Low Spreads Forex Brokers

In forex trading, there’s a lot of new terminology to learn. For instance, "low-spread forex brokers." There are so many things in just the term that may be new to you. What is spread? Why do some brokers specialise in it?

And why is it something traders should take note of? Understanding this essential aspect of currency trading can be super helpful in building a successful trading regimen, no matter if you’re just starting out or you have been in the game for a little bit.

With that being said, we want to delve into the realm of low spreads...

Three key roles open within the Great South West Executive team

Authored by Program
Posted: Mon, 01/29/2024 - 2:32pm

Positions include two Deputy Directors to support with business insights, investment and growth

The Great South West Partnership is looking for two new Deputy Directors to join the Executive team, and an Executive Support Officer to support the Director.

The Great South West is the powerhouse brand for Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and the Isles of Scilly. The Partnership is dedicated to driving investment and spotlighting the region’s world-class industries, businesses, and workforce.

The Deputy Director for Business Insights will shape a dynamic programme of...

Digitalised Museums: Exploring the Future of Art and Culture

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 01/29/2024 - 6:58am

Digitalised museums symbolise a real revolution in the world of art and culture, opening up new possibilities for exploration and learning. This transformation not only concerns the accessibility of works of art by a wider public but goes far beyond this by redefining the very concept of a museum . Among the first digital products to make their way into museums and, more generally, into events and exhibitions, are LED screens and LEDwalls that introduced high-resolution, high-definition video and images. These are useful communication tools capable of capturing attention quickly and...

Navigating the Legal Maze: A Guide to the Tasks and Duties of Personal Injury Lawyers

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 01/22/2024 - 3:30pm

In the complex field of personal injury law, lawyers play a crucial role in finding justice for people who have been harmed by someone else's actions. Handling the legal intricacies of personal injury cases demands particular skills and a deep commitment to advocating for the rights of those who are injured. In this guide, we'll examine the specific tasks and responsibilities of personal injury lawyers, providing insight into the intricacies of this important aspect of the legal profession.

What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a legal expert specializing...

Lent with intent: ShelterBox launches annual Tent for Lent campaign 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:05am

It may be a challenge to forgo something loved during Lent, but the international disaster relief charity ShelterBox is encouraging people to have a go to help fund emergency shelter for people with nowhere to live after disaster.

For its annual Tent for Lent campaign, the charity is asking supporters to pledge to give something up, take on a challenge, or host a fundraising event during Lent to raise funds and awareness of the work it does around the world.

The charity supports people who have been uprooted from their homes by disaster or conflict, providing vital...

Pioneering start-up enlists public as citizen scientists  to help in attempt to save Britain’s ash trees 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/18/2024 - 10:58pm

The UK’s leading biochar start-up, Earthly Biochar , has announced the launch of its government-funded pioneering project to try and save Britain’s ash trees. There are 125 million1 ash trees in England, Scotland, and Wales, and it is estimated that we could lose up to 80%2 of these to the disease, ash dieback.  

First identified officially in the UK in 20123, ash dieback is a highly destructive disease caused by a fungal pathogen, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. Originating in Asia before spreading to Europe, the fungus has already destroyed more than 80%4 of young ash trees in Norway...

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World Book Day: Commemorating the Richness of Books

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 01/17/2024 - 10:14pm

World Book Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to promote the joy of reading and the importance of literature. It is a day dedicated to honoring books and authors, encouraging reading, and fostering a love for learning among individuals of all ages. This article will explore the origins, evolution, and global impact of World Book Day, as well as highlight its significance in promoting literacy and cultural exchange. Additionally, we will delve into how countries around the world celebrate this remarkable day, the role of authors and publishers, and the impact on libraries and...

First-of-its-kind ibis Styles hotel announces opening date for Paignton

Authored by Program
Posted: Fri, 01/12/2024 - 7:47am

Ibis Styles, the renowned hotel brand synonymous with creative design and playful atmospheres, has today announced the grand opening of its newest hotel in Paignton.

Representing a £30m investment for the local area, the latest addition to the brand’s UK collection aims to redefine the seaside hotel experience in South Devon and is set to open its doors on Tuesday January 16, 2024.

The new-build hotel is the latest venture from Singapore-based owner Fragrance UK Luxury Hotel Group, who recently opened their neighbouring hotel, the Mercure Paignton Hotel, in April 2023....

Who Owns Cremation Ashes?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 01/11/2024 - 7:10am

When it comes to cremation ashes, one of the most common questions is ‘where can ashes be scattered?’

The UK has a very relaxed attitude to the scattering of ashes. In general, it’s ok as long as you don’t pollute the environment and it’s not on private land, without permission.

So that means no plastic trinkets or mementos can be added to the ashes, and if you are using an urn for a memorial on the water, the urn should be able to break down without leaving harmful deposits in the environment.

It’s generally considered that as long as you are respectful of the...

South West tech companies offered growth boost

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 01/09/2024 - 8:35am

Tech companies across the South West of England have the chance to work with top growth coaches and experts as part of Tech South West’s new business support programme.

Growth Forge will see tech firms utilise a proprietary assessment tool to identify two-to-three priority areas, then work with partners such as Microsoft, Sandler, Bishop Fleming, Ashfords, Howden and Program, along with a range of specialist business coaches, to develop and implement opportunities for growth.

The ‘supergroup’ of growth coaches includes business TedX speaker and author Ruth Farenga, business...

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