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What You Need to Know About Fostering

Children who have had a troubled childhood are offered to live with parents(Foster Parents) other than their birth parents. There are private as well as government agencies that affiliate foster services to foster parents. Fostering is different from adoption in the sense that the foster parents do not have the same rights legally as those of the birth parents. Love and Care Foster parents choose … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Fostering

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How Exercise Can Help Banish the Winter Blues

Feeling down during the long dark winter months is more common than most people think. According to studies on both sides of the Atlantic, between 3% and 5% of people suffer from acute ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD). Symptoms include mild depression, lack of motivation and listlessness. Of course, that figure does not include those people that feel a little down – though not badly enough … Continue reading How Exercise Can Help Banish the Winter Blues

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Driving test amendments one year on: How have the changes been received and what can the UK learn from the rest of the world?

One year on from the historic changes to the UK driving test in 2017, learner drivers all over the UK have been getting to grips with the new format. With the addition of different reversing manoevres, pulling up on the right, and a driving safety question while the vehicle is still moving, some of the changes were initially controversial. So, how has the new test … Continue reading Driving test amendments one year on: How have the changes been received and what can the UK learn from the rest of the world?

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Things to do on a Wintery Sunday

Some people love summer, some love winter. Regardless of which type of person you are, winter is an opportunity to do fun things like going for a woodland walk or bicycle ride through the autumn leaves. There’s nothing quite like getting out in the great outdoors and enjoying some fresh air, but equally, it’s really lovely to cosy up on a wet cold winters day … Continue reading Things to do on a Wintery Sunday

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How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

Contractors, freelancers and the self-employed made up a record high of 15.1% of the workforce in 2017. Contracting has many benefits, but the unsecure nature of the work means financial security is one of ebbs, flows and unpredictable income streams. Successful contractors know that planning ahead is key to staying at the top of their game. This is especially important as we enter the somewhat … Continue reading How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

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Gutter care for your office building

Basic reasons behind keeping your guttering in optimum condition. Introduction When considering the maintenance of our offices and commercial properties, the chances are that guttering and the associated piping is well down on the list of priorities; always assuming they’re considered at all. The problem for the humble gutter is that it is largely a case of “out of sight, out of mind” and since … Continue reading Gutter care for your office building

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Gender diversity in construction: reviewing the response

It’s an issue that has dominated the headlines in recent years — gender discrimination is still rife in the workplace, through a lack of job opportunities, passed over promotions, and verbal comments. There is also a particular problem with gender diversity in the construction industry. Despite the industry struggling with a skilled workers shortage, the sector seems to be having a hard time shaking off … Continue reading Gender diversity in construction: reviewing the response

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4 Reasons Why an Escape Room is The Perfect Activity For Your Next Family Outing

It isn’t easy to find a fun activity that the whole family will enjoy. After all, everyone has their own distinct interests and tastes which very rarely intertwine. Going to the movies? Mum and dad probably don’t want to watch another Pixar film, and the kids won’t be interested in a historical biopic. Going out for dinner? How do you find a compromise between McDonald’s … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why an Escape Room is The Perfect Activity For Your Next Family Outing