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How the gambling industry is Adopting the 2021 Tech Trends

Online casino providers have been at the top of the game when it comes to technology adoption. New trends are constantly emerging, so they need to make use of them in order to attract new customers and to improve the overall gaming experience. When it comes to casino games, players seek out...

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Freemasons rise to Covid-19 challenge with donations totalling £1m and 18 million hours of volunteering

Faced with the greatest global pandemic in living memory, Freemasons came together in 2020 and donated a total of £1m as well as their time to help those in need. The donations were used to help communities in various critical areas, including foodbanks, support for unpaid carers, personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies for hospitals and hospices, support for women’s refuges, and funds...

BGF Invests £15.5 million into Burrington Estates to Support the Growth of its New Homes and Commercial Development Business

An investment of £15.5 million has been agreed between BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, and property developer Burrington Estates, to support the ambitious growth plans of the Exeter-based business.

Burrington Estates launched its New Homes business in 2016 and its Commercial industrial development business in 2019, creating two distinct divisions – Burrington Estates...

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Devon coach warns of glaring gap in back to school plan

Children in England will return to schools on 8 March, and the government has pledged £700 million in funding to ensure "no child is left behind" due to the pandemic. But a South West personal development coach warns that the long-term impact on children's mental health is not being addressed.

Jack Russell , a personal development coach with over 30 years' experience supporting young...

COVID-19 Impact on Divorce Rates

The start of the year is always a time where divorce rates spike, after getting through the Christmas period and the additional stresses that come with that, such as financial strain and spending more time in the house together.

It will not be a surprise to anybody that this year has seen even higher rates of divorce, with the impact of COVID-19 taking its toll on relationships ....

Freemasons invited to volunteer for vaccination drive

The Freemasons are encouraging its 200,000 members to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to help vaccinate the population. To help protect all UK citizens during this difficult time, the Freemasons have also offered their lodges to administer the vital jabs and many buildings are being used as Covid-19 vaccination centres. In Hertfordshire, for example, Halsey Hall is being used as a...

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Rare white sparrow discovered by Heligan

A rare bird has been discovered in a Cornish garden. Polgooth resident Barry Hitchens was puzzled by an unusual looking, small, white plumed bird visiting his garden and called experts at the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan to investigate.

The Heligan team identified the garden visitor as a rare leucistic sparrow. From a distance the sparrow looks completely white but upon closer...

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Demand for homes in the countryside rise as COVID-19 sparks rural relocation

London firm Urbanist Architecture sees 65 per cent increase in demand for homes in rural areas due to pandemic.

Multidisciplinary architecture and planning firm Urbanist Architecture has reported a surge in enquiries for homes in the countryside, a trend seen as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, with the practice seeing a 65 per cent increase compared to Q4 of 2019.

The...

5 Deals that you wouldn't want to miss this Christmas

This Christmas we'll all be trying to save as much money as possible, and these five deals will help you cut the cost when buying Christmas presents this year. We've scoured the internet and rounded up a list of the top discounts we could find. Whether you're looking for a discount on homeware or a present for the wife/husband that has everything, this list is for you. You can shop just about...

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Revealed: The most unusual car parks in the UK

Parking a car is usually considered an annoying yet necessary chore. However the UK boasts unique structures, stunning scenery and haunting historical buildings - some of which just happen to be car parks.

hiyacar - the unique car-sharing platform - has teamed up with YourParkingSpace to uncover the most 'out of the ordinary' place to park a car. The top 10 includes the most north-...

Crowdfunder supports FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Oasis with Launch of Anti-Hunger Crowdfunder Campaign

Crowdfunder.co.uk has launched a national anti-hunger campaign to support over 50 food bank projects and charities, to help feed the #14millionPeople in the UK who are struggling to afford to eat this winter. Cornerstone national charities include FareShare, the Trussell Trust and Oasis, who are united by the common goal of working to alleviate hunger and build a future where everyone in the...