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Jurassic Fibre extends ultrafast broadband network to Cornwall

South West based internet service provider, Jurassic Fibre, today announced the start of their ultrafast broadband network build in Cornwall.

The award-winning broadband company has already rolled out their state-of-the-art network to homes and businesses across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, where many towns and villages had previously struggled with inadequate and unreliable digital connectivity.

Bude marks the start of the broadband provider’s expansion across the region, with the Point of Presence site (the access location at which the Jurassic Fibre network will be...

Glastonbury Festival: 5 unexpected highlights

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 06/29/2022 - 8:43pm

As the undisputed king of UK music festivals, Glastonbury always delivers some memorable moments across its plethora of stages.

While the headliners often dominate proceedings, one of the biggest thrills about Glastonbury is its power to produce surprises further down the bill.

As recently highlighted by Betway, that point was demonstrated to perfection in 2011 when Ed Sheeran announced himself to the world with a stunning set in the Croissant Neuf field.

With that in mind, we take a look at five unexpected highlights from this year’s Glastonbury Festival....

Smartphones Boosting the Online Gambling Industry

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 06/28/2022 - 6:57am

Most people believe the original iPhone, released in 2007, was the world’s first smartphone. Yet, that is inaccurate. The initial device that can get classified as what we now perceive to be a phone whose functionalities stretch beyond communication was the Simon Personal Communicator from IBM.

It hit store shelves in 1994, the same year the online gambling industry got birthed, thanks to the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda passing the Free Trade and Processing Act. However, it was not until 2001 that someone used a mobile phone to wager over the internet, and it took...

Checkatrade appoints Foot Anstey LLP to provide employment law advice

Foot Anstey LLP has been appointed by Checkatrade, the UK’s number one website for finding a tradesperson, to provide employment law advice.

The Foot Anstey Client Service Team, led by Lisa Wallis (Legal Director), includes Gemma Robinson (Senior Associate), Sharee Kitley (Associate) and Michael Thomson (Legal Executive), who will be working with Checkatrade to advise on a variety of employment law related matters.

As a retainer client Checkatrade will have access to the law firm's Ingenuity for Employment solution to help streamline its Human Resources legal support. The...

Mastering the Art of Shopping

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:09pm

Let’s face it, everyone likes to shop, which is quite natural, really. The act of purchasing an item we need – or maybe don’t need at all but really, really want – makes us feel good. Especially if that item is something we’ve been needing for some time, or if we’ve managed to strike a bargain.

And while many jokingly say that shopping is the favorite form of exercise for women, men also enjoy this activity – but maybe to a bit milder extent. Regardless, shopping is fun, and it’s especially fun if you manage to master it like a pro. So, with that in mind, here are just some tips...

Foot Anstey advises Nester on proposed Peer2Peer legislation in the UK

National law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, has advised Nester Holdings on the impact of proposed legislation on Peer2Peer lending by the UK Government.

In November 2021, the UK Government proposed bringing Shariah-compliant peer-to-peer lenders within the scope of the "alternative finance" tax rules, which aim to bring the tax treatment of Shariah-compliant financial products into line with conventional financing, so those investing via Shariah-compliant products are not disadvantaged.

Nester is an online Peer2Peer (P2P) financing platform helping users invest and discover new...

Eligible pensioners urged to claim Pension Credit to help with cost of living

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:50pm

Pensioners and their loved ones are being urged to take up Pension Credit as new figures show an estimated £1.7bn in benefit is being left unclaimed.

Currently, over 1.4 million pensioners in Britain receive Pension Credit. However, many are still not claiming this extra financial help that can be worth over £3,300 a year.

It comes as the Department for Work and Pensions today [JUNE 15] held its second annual Pension Credit Day of Action as part of a new advertising campaign.

The Department for Work and Pensions will also be providing leaflets for local...

Stagecoach buses and coaches ready to keep Britain on the move during rail strikes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 10:38pm

Stagecoach, the country’s biggest bus and coach operator, is ready to help keep Britain on the move as people plan alternative travel to avoid the disruption caused by next week’s rail strikes.

Strikes are due to take place on 21, 23 and 25 June, with train services on 22, 24 and 26 June also expected to be disrupted.

Stagecoach’s network of 7,300 buses and coaches covers regions across the UK, including around 100 key towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales.

Capacity is available across Stagecoach’s network of greener bus and coach services to help...

Spike in fatalities means Devon becomes 2nd in UK for accidental drownings

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 8:41pm

A recent report from the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) showed that Devon saw a rise in accidental drownings in 2021, meaning it becomes the second highest county in the UK.

In 2021, there were 10 accidental drownings reported in Devon, an increase of three on the previous year. The average age of victims was 55 years old, with the site of fatalities being split between the coast and the county’s rivers. Most victims were actively participating in activities in the water, such as swimming, surfing, or diving at the time of drowning.

National charity and leader in...

The Top 10 Financial Tips Everyone Needs to Hear

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 06/16/2022 - 10:03pm

We are all guilty of spending money on things we don't need from time to time. Unfortunately, many of us don't take the time to learn how to properly manage our finances. This can lead to a lot of financial stress down the road.

People can often struggle to balance financial commitments and can find themselves looking into professional help, Trust Deeds and other debt solutions.

In this post, we'll share the top 10 financial tips everyone should learn. Whether you are struggling with your finances or not, these tips will be able to help everyone take control of their...

Road fly-tipper scourge: 100,000 more incidents in England last year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/16/2022 - 9:27pm

With a 15% surge in fly-tipping on England’s highways, drivers are urged to be the nation's eyes and report incidents to catch those responsible.

Incidents of fly-tipping on English roads have increased by 22% over the last three years – and by 15% in the last year alone. This rise equates to an additional 100,000 incidents in the year, equivalent to a staggering 1,330 a day, or almost 10,000 a week.

The litter goes beyond everyday items: over the last year, incidents of dumping tyres rose by a quarter and people discarding vehicle parts increased by 15%. Posing even...

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