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by on January 3, 2013

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“According to Roseto, walking together is better than walking alone” / John Drummond, Chairman, Corporate Culture

by on December 13, 2012

Despite being within the grip of an economic crisis the British population seem to be, on the majority, in buoyant spirits according to an Office of National Statistics new study to measure well-being. Three quarters of the population rated their current lives as seven out of ten in terms of personal satisfaction levels.

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“Hate to admit it but the German market in Edinburgh is better than London! Had the most amazing Bretzels there today”

by on December 9, 2012

It's interactive graphic time - Christmas Markets by RedSpottedHanky.com "Hate to admit it but the German market in Edinburgh is better than London! Had the most amazing Bretzels there today."

We found this interactive graphic on UK Christmas markets and we thought - the timing is right, the info is solid and it looks great. Enjoy it at more. Only problem they left out Northern Ireland. (Probably because there are no trains going over or under the Irish Sea.)

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Retail staff injured in armed robberies and assaults will lose out

by on December 1, 2012

Compensation payments to people injured in violent crimes have been slashed or withdrawn completely after the government railroaded through changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (Risks 582).

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Angry crowd turn up at Comet store – police called / Latest News : Gift vouchers are suspended

by on November 3, 2012

Comet gift vouchers are suspended

High street retailer Comet’s chances of survival look slim as chaos mounts over access to stock.

An angry mob descended on one Comet store following the news that the electronics retailer is to go into administration.

Police were called to the Rotherham branch of Comet as a crowd of 30 people turned up to the store to demand assurances that their purchased goods would be delivered, though no arrests were made, according to the Mirror.

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“I went to Comet at the weekend to get a network patch cable – the cheapest was over £20 – the same on Amazon was £3!”

by on November 1, 2012

Comet is on the brink of going into administration as early as Thursday putting 6,000 jobs at risk and continuing the carnage on the British high street.  Owner Opcapita won't make money by selling the shop sites as they, and almost all their non-retail premises, are leased.The electricals retailer has lined up Deloitte as administrator, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Audio-Visual spectacular at Tantallon Castle

by on September 24, 2012

The walls of one of Scotland’s most stunning historic sites, Tantallon Castle, provided the perfect backdrop to a spectacular outdoor light and music show commissioned as part of the recent Lammermuir Festival and watched by an audience of over 1500 people.

Northumberland-based events producer, Culture Creative, who were brought on board to creatively produce the show, commissioned Newcastle-based production company, R&B Group, to provide digital mapping technology to help wow the audience with unforgettable images, lights and animation projected onto the castle walls.

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Will bareness raise awareness? (video)

by on September 8, 2012

An ad commissioned by the Scottish Government will show after 9pm on Scottish TV, and is the first ad to feature naked breasts. Actress Elaine C. Smith, who lost her own mother to cancer, stars in the ad. [more…]

Amazon.co.uk / Thousands of jobs to be created at three new fulfilment centres by the end of 2014

by on September 7, 2012

Amazon has today announced that it will create more than 2,000 permanent jobs over the next two years with the opening of three new fulfilment centres in the UK.“We have created thousands of jobs in the UK over the last few years and are delighted to announce that we plan to create thousands more in the next 24 months,” said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd.

The announcement comes on the day of the official opening of its eighth UK fulfilment centre in Hemel Hempstead which will itself create 600 new permanent jobs.

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National Elf Service calls up Whoosh PR

by on August 22, 2012

Minervation is a ground breaking design, technology and social media consultancy specialised in producing highly-relevant evidence-based healthcare information.

This innovative healthcare expert combines superior design skills with specialist content creation, and has developed websites and online content for leading charities, public sector organisations, academic groups and commercial clients since 2002. ‘National Elf Service

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