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Waste King rescues and recycles run-away dog

Waste King - a specialist collections, clearance and recycling company that focuses on providing a highly environmentally friendly service – guarantees to recycle 98 per cent of every load it collects.   However, it had an unexpected challenge recently when its Customer Service Assistants, Harry Durham and Andy Morgan, came across a run-away dog not [...]

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: Environment, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Learning Light publishes insights into e-learning in the Middle East

Learning Light, the UK-based market analyst that helps organisations using e-learning and learning technologies to improve their business performance, has published research into aspects of education and training in the Middle East.   The research deals with: Women and Islam: how e-learning can overcome traditional barriers to learning in Muslim communities The role of e-learning [...]

Workplace Matters awarded a grant for its Waterways Chaplaincy work

The Box Moor Trust, which manages some 480 acres of agricultural and amenity land for the benefit of the inhabitants of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon, has approved a grant of £2,500 to Workplace Matters (WM), an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace.   The grant is to help WM provide equipment for [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Announcing the publication of a book chronicling Pendley’s 1,700 years of history

The Endless Bookcase – as part of its ‘Endless History’ series – has published a history of Pendley Manor, the former home of the BBC showjumping commentator, Dorian Williams, and now a hotel and conference centre. The book ‘A Perspective on Pendley: a history of Pendley Manor’ is available as an e-book: ASIN: B00LTZF5BY; some [...]

Workplace Matters formalises its partnership with the Canal & River Trust

Workplace Matters, an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Canal & River Trust (CRT). This MoU cements the continuing development of the Waterways Chaplaincy, a service which helps boaters to cope with the difficulties they face. Under the MoU, the Trust is supporting [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Categories: Business, Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Clowning around

    And finally – for this month anyway – a report in that august UK national daily newspaper, The Daily Mail, last week revealed that Clowns International, the UK’s sole organisation representing these performers, has seen its membership drop from almost 1,000 in the 1980s to just over 100 currently. Moreover, the average age [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nursing Agency clients help raise funds for spinal injuries charity

  Clients of the European Nursing Agency (ENA) Care Group have raised over £400 for Aspire, a charity that supports people with spinal injuries.   Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people in the UK who live with a spinal cord injury. The charity aims to help these people [...]

Personality powers, and triumphs over, networks

  A study into the relative business advantages of personality versus social networks, conducted by PhD student Blaine Landis, from the Cambridge Judge Business School, has revealed that who you are matters more than who you know.   Landis analysed over 70 independent research reports before coming to the conclusion that personality is a stronger [...]

By | January 16th, 2014|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bedford Town Centre Chaplaincy officially launched

  On 14th December, from 12.15pm in Church Square (also known as Pigeon Square) in the centre of Bedford, David Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford, will join the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, and a number of other dignitaries to officially launch Bedford’s Town Centre Chaplaincy service.   Masterminded and managed by [...]

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

ME Construction Marathon Man trains for glory – and charity fundraising

  Paul Driver, the Business Development Director at the London-based specialist construction company, ME Construction, is training hard to run his first marathon – in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, scheduled for Sunday 13th April 2014.   On his own admission, Paul, who used to play rugby for Rosslyn Park and Esher [...]