Home Products – August/September 20

A New Look For Your Windows by Katherine Sorrell

Window treatments can complement a room’s architecture, disguise a poor view, link the inside to the outside and add texture, colour and pattern. […]

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Tom’s Column – August/September 20

Lockdown Is Easing, As Long As You Like A Pint by Tom Beasley

By the time you read this, the government will have deemed it safe for you to go back to the pub. I’m writing this in the dying days of June, after the prime minister announced that a raft of entertainment venues would be able to open from 4th July. It’s a date no doubt chosen for the deluge of “Super Saturday” headlines that, by the time you read this, will have almost certainly greeted the big day, with pints of golden beer undoubtedly gracing most of the front pages. There were probably a few charming images of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel “Man of the People” Johnson grinning while holding a lager as well. […]

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The Runes Article – August/September 20

Can Psychics Save Your Love Life?

Covid-19 and its attendant quarantine measures have seen a spike in women reaching out to psychics with their relationship problems. In an article in The Guardian titled, “Lockdown is straining so many relationships. ​A lot of people need help.” the writer, Sonia Sodha, notes the rise in domestic abuse and the attendant strain in relationships caused by the lockdown and social distancing rules. […]

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Finance Article – August/September 20

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

National Minimum Wage

The National Living Wage increased by 6.2% from £8.21 to £8.72 per hour in April 2020. For each member of staff working full time, this increase could cost an employer on average of over £930 per year. Workers aged 25 or over and who are not in the first year of an apprenticeship, are legally entitled to the National Living Wage. […]

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Pets Corner – August/September 20

Dog Days Out

Travelling with your dog is a great bonding experience, but it takes a little forethought and planning to be stress-free. Here are three tips to make the trip a happy one. […]

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Sports Thoughts with Jamie Riley – August/September 20

The City Are Back!

After an eight year absence from the English second tier, Coventry City are finally back playing championship football. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the football season for league one clubs abruptly ended as the Sky Blues sat top of the league with eight games remaining. […]

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Baking Recipe Peaches and Cream Flan – August/September 20

Peaches and Cream Flan

A light sponge base topped with a creamy vanilla filling, peaches and tangy jelly – this is an easy-to-make summer dessert the whole family will love. […]

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Health Column – August/September 20

Water Worries

Ask most adults in the UK how much water they should be drinking and you’d be told “eight glasses a day.” But it’s a myth, believed to be a misinterpretation of some advice given in the 1940s. How can it be true when we are all different sizes, some of us are active and some are sedentary, and the weather may be sweltering or freezing? […]

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5 Reasons to Shop Local – August/September 20

One unexpected and welcome outcome from the Covid-19 lockdown was the way in which many small businesses were able to adapt so that they could keep trading in some way. We’ve seen cafes become grocers, restaurants develop collection and takeaway services almost overnight, shops develop online e-commerce stores, and salon owners become YouTube stars as they shared their skills and expertise with ever widening and appreciative audiences. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 20

Lifting The Lockdown – What’s Next?

It has been more than 4 months since the Covid-19 driven ‘lockdown’ was introduced. While the weather is heating up the lockdown is, in most places, easing off. Consequently, the experience of lockdown for ordinary people is changing. The purpose of this piece is to make you aware of what’s happened and what’s still to happen that can affect you and your family. […]

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