Globe-trotting businessman comes home with fresh mentoring perspective

September 4, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Globe-trotting businessman comes home with fresh mentoring perspective

After more than a decade’s experience as an SME mentor in New Zealand, IT entrepreneur Nick Hadley is putting his expertise to work for small businesses in Bedford, St Neots and Huntingdon, UK as a Business Doctor. Working alongside Cambridge Business Doctor Dominic Bowles, Nick is supporting SME growth and building sellability potential in the East Central region.

NHS u-turn on operation for woman with one leg THREE STONE heavier than the other

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NHS u-turn on operation for woman with one leg THREE STONE heavier than the other

Mary-Ann Wood has struggled with mobility for more than a decade after a rare condition caused her left limb to swell – and weigh THREE STONE heavier than her right. The 53-year-old beat cervical cancer 17 years ago, but soon after she learned she had lymphoedema, a rare condition that caused her calf to have a circumference of almost THREE FEET.

Cancer sufferer warned by doctors he is too sick to work is told he is not doing enough to find work by Job Centre jobsworths

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Cancer sufferer warned by doctors he is too sick to work is told he is not doing enough to find work by Job Centre jobsworths

Michael Ward, 59, had been told by doctors he is too ill to work, but Job Centre officials have said he is not sick enough to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and cannot claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) because he is not actively seeking work. Michael, from Halifax, West Yorks., has suffered from chronic leukaemia for 18 months, as well as being diagnosed with severe arthritis in his left knee in 2012.

Britain’s Next Tot Model : Adorable 2-year-old with Down’s Syndrome set to be Britain’s next TOT model – after being signed by agency

September 4, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Britain’s Next Tot Model : Adorable 2-year-old with Down’s Syndrome set to be Britain’s next TOT model – after being signed by agency

Little Connie-Rose Seabourne, who turns two in October and has been described as “very cheeky” by her mum, wows people everywhere she goes with her smiling face. Mum Julie Britton is incredibly proud of her beautiful daughter who is being put forward for commercial adverts in major shops and TV work.

A small miracle : Miracle baby born the size of a £10 note starts his first day at school

September 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
A small miracle : Miracle baby born the size of a £10 note starts his first day at school

Little Levi Phipps was born via an emergency caesarian eight weeks prematurely on October 8, 2011, weighing just 2lbs (0.90kg). The youngster spent the first two months of his life in hospital where he required emergency surgery to fix three holes in his heart and had a feeding tube fitted.

Win 1 of 100 FREE piano books with Rockschool

September 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Win 1 of 100 FREE piano books with Rockschool

RSL (Rockschool Limited) brings together the leading names in Contemporary Arts. They are a global, specialist awarding body.

Binions : Peacehaven residents baffled after prankster painted bins across the town – like MINIONS

September 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Binions : Peacehaven residents baffled after prankster painted bins across the town – like MINIONS

Residents are scratching their head after ten of the popular yellow characters from smash hit film Despicable Me showed up overnight. Locals living in Peacehaven, East Sussex, have got no idea who painted the bins to look like Minions – and even attached trademark goggle-eyes and arms.

Classic Bentley bought for £280 is rebuilt piece-by-piece from parts found scattered around former owner’s house and now worth £800,000

September 3, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Classic Bentley bought for £280 is rebuilt piece-by-piece from parts found scattered around former owner’s house and now worth £800,000

The dismantled 1928 Bentley 4.5-litre Drop Head UP2100 was found at a three-storey town house after its owner Stuart Wallace died last year, aged 75. Parts of the 87-year-old rare motor – of only which eight were made – had been gathering dust at the property in Richmond, London for over 50 years.

Leading P2P Property Lender LendInvest Unveils New Brand Identity

September 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Leading P2P Property Lender LendInvest Unveils New Brand Identity

LendInvest is the world’s largest peer-to-peer marketplace for property, a leading short-to-medium term mortgage lender. Since launching in 2013, LendInvest has lent almost £400m to property investors and developers in the UK.

Gypsumtools secures distribution rights for Plasterspot

September 2, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Gypsumtools secures distribution rights for Plasterspot

Traditionally, when installing down lighting, sockets and switches on a freshly plastered wall, the job of ensuring that dangerous pipes and cables were missed was a tricky one.

87-year-old dementia patient scammed out of £35K after crooks got details from charity he supported

September 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
87-year-old dementia patient scammed out of £35K after crooks got details from charity he supported

Big-hearted Samuel Rae, 87, was targeted after completing a survey for a charity he supported but did not tick the box stating he did not want his details shared. He was contacted over 700 times by 12 different firms, some of which tried to convince him he had won vast sums of money in prizes.

Amazing, unregistered MK1 1964 Ford Cortina which has been driven just 58 miles in 51 years for sale

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Amazing, unregistered MK1 1964 Ford Cortina which has been driven just 58 miles in 51 years for sale

The unique 1964 model was originally bought by a customer overseas who never took delivery of it after it rolled off the production line in Dagenham, Essex. It was stored by a dealership in Hertfordshire for the next 35 years until Paul West bought it in 2000.

If Ecuador is the ‘hot’ retirement location, why do 50% of new expats leave?

September 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
If Ecuador is the ‘hot’ retirement location, why do 50% of new expats leave?

Increasing numbers of young people and families are moving to the South American country after being tempted by the lower cost of living and simpler way of life.

Homeowner furious after National Trust castle opens garden which allows visitors to peer into her bedroom window

August 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Homeowner furious after National Trust castle opens garden which allows visitors to peer into her bedroom window

Anne Parham, 62, says tourists are able to peer into the bedroom and bathroom of her five-bedroomed medieval house, which she has lovingly restored over three decades. When she first purchased the property at auction in 1981 the National Trust reassured her that gardens backing onto her property would never be opened to the public.

Grape escape : Deadly black-widow spider found in a bunch of grapes at an Aldi

August 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Grape escape : Deadly black-widow spider found in a bunch of grapes at an Aldi

Jamie Swinney was about to tuck into the fruit when he spotted a black and red creepy-crawly in the punnet last Sunday (23/8). The stunned 67-year-old recognised the lethal critter and bravely wrapped it in cling film before dialling 101.

One for the road! : Lorry crashes spilling hundreds of cans of CIDER across road

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
One for the road! : Lorry crashes spilling hundreds of cans of CIDER across road

Police and rescue teams were forced to use mops to clean gallons of Strongbow cider which cascaded across the carriageway on Wednesday (26/8). The smash caused traffic to grind to a halt as officers closed the road in Rushwick, Worcester, and took three hours to mop up the mess.

Swimmers evacuate the sea in Whitby as lifeguards spend 20 minutes rescuing – an inflatable killer whale

August 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Swimmers evacuate the sea in Whitby as lifeguards spend 20 minutes rescuing – an inflatable killer whale

Concerned bathers watched in amazement as the rescue worker dived into the chilly waters off the north Yorkshire coast like a scene from Baywatch. But it soon became clear it was not a life-or-death situation as his target was a blow-up toy which had drifted some 300 yards offshore.