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TAKE A SPORTING HOLIDAY FOR A BREAK FROM THE NORM

SCUBA DIVING Scuba diving is a fantastic way to explore the underwater world, a world that is always full of exciting environment and new discoveries. It is also an excellent way to break from the sometimes-boring daily norm and improve your mental and physical health. It opens a completely new world of pristine coral reefs, discovering sunken marine vessels, kelp forests and marine life. Scuba diving helps release stress through the slow, relaxed breathing movements. This deep breathing promotes Read more [...]
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European fund to help business lends £4m in Southwest

One of the difficulties faced by small and medium sized businesses in search of additional finance is knowing just where to look. There is already a bewildering range of potential sources of finance – both lending and investment – from both traditional and an increasingly broad band of alternative providers.   But there are also government funds specifically designated for use in the regional development of certain parts of the UK – if you know where to find them. Thanks to recent Read more [...]
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5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT BAPTISM OR CHRISTENING

FIND THE PERFECT CHRISTENING GOWN A christening gown is an important garment worn by the child during a christening occasion. Some families treasure this gown and pass it from generation to generation, which is a particularly meaningful tradition in linking century’s old ritual tightly into family’s own traditions. Sometimes the heirloom gown may be too worn or is not available and you have to buy one to either use on that specific day or start your own heirloom family gown. There are many Read more [...]
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How to Prepare for Your Next College Semester in 2014

Preparing to start new classes is a daunting task, be it online or on campus. There's the pain of registering for new classes, registering your car for on-campus parking, and also hunting down the books you need this semester. With so much to do, it's easy to want to put it all on the back burner and just enjoy the rest of summer. All your friends are, so why shouldn't you? Below is a collection of tips on how you can easily survive the first year of college without sacrificing much of your personal Read more [...]
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Knowledge V Fraud: How being in the know can protect your SME

It might be a cliché, but knowledge really is power. This is true in the classroom, it's true in business and it's true in the fight against fraud. In fact, knowledge of all aspects of your business is one of the greatest weapons in your arsenal if you want to keep your SME safe from the estimated £18.9 bn worth of losses caused by fraud which hit UK SMEs in 2013. The more you know, the more equipped you are to identify weak spots and discrepancies.   Today I'll be exploring exactly Read more [...]
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3 PERFECT FLASHPACKING DESTINATIONS

New Zealand is famous for its breathtaking sceneries, majestic snowcapped mountains, dense lush forests, glittering glacial lakes, lively seaside cities and beautiful beaches. It calls for adventure from walking to bungee jumping and mountain climbing. From hobbit villages to scenic volcanic mountains, the land of Kiwis is ripe for exploration. It is an ideal flashpacking destination with so much to do and see. Christchurch is great place to explore and indulge in activities such as whale watching Read more [...]
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5 OPTIONS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE HONEYMOON

ALASKA While most people would like to spend a honeymoon basking in the sun, there are those seeking a different kind of honeymoon. Alaska is the perfect destination for a different kind of honeymoon. It offers adventurous couples a playground for adrenaline rushing activities such as camping, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and amazing wildlife. It is home to the largest mountains in North America that rewards you with amazing views of mountains, glaciers and fresh air. EGYPT Egypt is an astonishing Read more [...]
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The United States of Outdoor Adventures

There can be no doubt that the USA is a heavily developed country. Sprawling cities dotted with towering skyscrapers and enormous highways clogged with traffic are found from New York to Los Angeles and Chicago to Miami. But to suggest that city breaks are all the US has to offer would be to ignore the vast tracts of unspoilt land, particularly in the west of country, where you can truly lose yourself should you so wish. It's not called the Wild West for nothing. With tens of national parks spread Read more [...]
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Tastes from all over India

Here in the UK, we have a real taste for Indian food - but no matter how much you love your local curry house, few people would deny that you can't beat eating your favourite dishes in India itself. And firm foodies know that one of the real joys of travelling is tasting local food, meaning that there are far worse reasons to head to India than to experience its amazing culinary creations. What's particularly exciting about the cuisine in India, whether you're planning a food-focused holiday or Read more [...]
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Business changes: What does HMRC need to know?

Businesses throughout the country make changes to the way in which they operate every single day, whether that's by recruiting new members of staff or a more drastic alteration such as introducing a different name to operate under. Are you aware that every little change made within your business needs to be reported to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)? This might not be top of your priority list when trying to get to grips with a new way of doing things, training new staff, or informing clients of Read more [...]