The Zika virus and the Olympics

The Zika virus and the Olympics

Concerns about the Zika virus and the Rio Olympics In a little over 2 months the games of the 31st Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with concerns that the Zika virus is spiralling out of control. The Zika virus which is spread by certain types of mosquitoes was initially discovered as far back as 1947, but despite advancements in science and medicines no antidote has yet been found. The infection, known…

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Coping with ageing relatives

Coping with ageing relatives

Is help available in coping with ageing relatives? Ageing relatives need our help, but what can we do? Over the last 20 years or so, the life expectancy of people has risen due to advancement in medicine and for some a shorter working life. Whilst overall this is a good thing, at the same time more and more people are put in a position of coping with ageing relatives. This in itself becomes very difficult as elderly people…

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Can work experience help the over 50s find jobs?

Can work experience help the over 50s find jobs?

What do you do when you have the work experience but cannot find a job. Over the last decade or so there have been more and more people over the age of 50, who maybe not through their own fault have been made unemployed. As we have found in the last few years the advances in technology has in the main had a massive effect on everyone’s lives. Most of this advancement is for the…

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Price increases by stealth

Price increases by stealth

Have you notices price increases by stealth I wonder just how many people are aware of the price increases of in the region of 10% have been made by supermarkets, shops and manufacturers over the last twelve months. Large supermarket chains always claim that they have reduced prices on many items in a bid to attract new customers. The truth of the matter is usually the total opposite of what we are led to believe….

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First it was Sharon Osbourne, now Katie Price.

First it was Sharon Osbourne, now Katie Price.

Katie Price doesn’t hold back when voicing her views about the McCann Case Katie Price, who used to be a model, has said that she completely agrees with the comments that Sharon Osbourne made about the McCann case. Sharon Osbourne said “I will tell you a very quick story. There was a husband and wife on holiday in Portugal. They left their baby in the room sleeping, sleeping while they went to dinner in the restaurant. While…

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The solution to PPI nuisance calls

The solution to PPI nuisance calls

The new tools to help prevent both landline & mobile PPI nuisance calls. Are you one of the many people who are driven round the bend by the seemingly endless marketing and PPI nuisance calls? The majority of us will have been busy doing other things when our phone rings. and will quickly find that someone on the other end of the phone is claiming that we’re entitled to compensation for a mis-sold policy or an accident…

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Is Fracking Safe in the UK?

Is Fracking Safe in the UK?

The people of Kirby Misperton are asking “is fracking safe?” Fracking which is the term used for extracting oil and gas from rocks is once more in the headlines with people asking is fracking safe? This week Councillors in North Yorkshire gave the controversial plans the go ahead to begin Fracking near the picturesque village of Kirby Misperton. The North Yorkshire County Council received 4375 letters of objections to the plans with only 36 in support of the…

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Hillsborough survivor meets his rescuer.

Hillsborough survivor meets his rescuer.

After a viral appeal a Hillsborough survivor finally met his rescuer 27 years ago Joe Smith became a Hillsborough survivor. When Joe was eight years old a 16 year old saved his life by pulling out of the crush. Joe saw himself and his rescuer on a BBC Two documentary about Hillsborough. After Joe saw the documentary he was determined to find the person who saved his life. He put a status on Facebook which said “The…

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Marine reptile fossil discovered

Marine reptile fossil discovered

Could this new fossil of a marine reptile fill in the missing blanks? A fossil was discovered and scientists say that the fossil is a early relative of the ichthyosaurs which was large group of marine reptile that were around in the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods. The fossil has a tiny toothless head which has scientists consumed with curiosity. A mass extinction happened around 250 million years ago and this fossil shows that marine reptiles evolved very fast…

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Lamprey numbers are increasing in the UK

Lamprey numbers are increasing in the UK

First it was a 12ft shark near a beach, now it’s Lamprey’s in the rivers. Lamprey’s, also known as the Vampire Fish, have been increasing in numbers in rivers across the UK. Due to this swimmers have been warned and places on red alert. Lamprey have rows of extremely sharp teeth and they attack humans when they are hungry. The Lamprey kill other fish by biting them and sucking their blood. They do the same…

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