Firm fined £660K after welder scalded to death trying to fix OVEN

June 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Firm fined £660K after welder scalded to death trying to fix OVEN

Tragic Mark Bullock suffered 90-per-cent burns in temperatures of up to 280 degrees as he worked on the broken cooker at an animal rendering plant. The 50-year-old had been on a night shift at John Pointon and Sons, in Cheddleton, Staffs., when one of the ‘lines’ at the factory became blocked.

Five-year-old selected to represent Great Britain in BMX World Championships

June 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Five-year-old selected to represent Great Britain in BMX World Championships

The youngster started cycling at just two-years-old when he got onto a balance bike – one without pedals – where youngsters use their feet to propel themselves. And now Oscar is heading with his family to Heusden-Zolder in Belgium in July to compete with Team GB.

Woman’s new hearing aid saves lives of two bungling daytrippers after boat capzises and she hears cries for help

June 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Woman’s new hearing aid saves lives of two bungling daytrippers after boat capzises and she hears cries for help

Christine Bowden, 77, was in her coastal garden when she heard one of the men calling about half a mile out to sea. She alerted her husband Marcus and they grabbed their binoculars and spotted an upturned dingy in the distance – but no sign of any occupants.

Blue Octopus launches career sites for Regatta and Equity Housing

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Blue Octopus launches career sites for Regatta and Equity Housing

The online jobs agents use their own web designers to create responsive sites specialising in opportunities at the companies, while also integrating their own recruitment system to filter applicants.

Evolution Money moves to larger premises in Manchester’s Piccadilly area

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Evolution Money moves to larger premises in Manchester’s Piccadilly area

The lender out-grew its previous home near the busy Spinningfields area of the city amidst surging demand for its financial loan products. More than 100 staff have now relocated to to the newly refurbished and larger 12,000sq ft offices at 9 Portland Street, Manchester.

RMT Direct launches business appointments for financial advice

June 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
RMT Direct launches business appointments for financial advice

The appointments booking firm links customer queries to experts in the local area and has seen strong growth in its home appointments for pensions advice.

Couple’s love which survived Dunkirk still as strong 75-years on

June 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Couple’s love which survived Dunkirk still as strong 75-years on

Brave Norman Johnson swam through the waters to the safety of a boat with a snap of sweetheart Joyce wrapped in a £100,000 Deutsche Mark for protection. The devoted pair have now marked their diamond wedding anniversary – and Norman still has the photo complete with a salt stain from the sea and the banknote

A real life Aladdin’s cave – The billionaire owner of Britain’s most expensive house is selling its entire £50 million contents – and it could go for just £500,000

June 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
A real life Aladdin’s cave – The billionaire owner of Britain’s most expensive house is selling its entire £50 million contents – and it could go for just £500,000

The lavish £300 million property was decked out by world-renowned interior design company Alberto Pinto during an epic two-and-a-half year refurb in the 90s. But now the mystery owner – thought to be a rich Saudi royal – wants the place gutted and done again so is selling every single item in a huge auction.

Wasted in Glastonbury : The party is over – Glastonbury clear up begins as 175,000 festival goers head home

June 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Wasted in Glastonbury : The party is over – Glastonbury clear up begins as 175,000 festival goers head home

With the party officially over, campers had until 5pm today (Mon) to leave the farm and allow the clean-up operation to get into full swing.

LendInvest receives first European rating for a peer-to-peer lending platform

June 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
LendInvest receives first European rating for a peer-to-peer lending platform

The British company has become one of the fastest growing services for investors and those looking for real estate and property mortgages.

Heart-stopping moment a British surfer was WIPED out – by a huge 30ft wave

June 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Heart-stopping moment a British surfer was WIPED out – by a huge 30ft wave

Adrenaline-junkie Tom Lowe, 32, was in Mexico hoping to catch the ride of his life – but a moment’s hesitation meant he had to bail from his board at the last second. His spectacular plunge into the ocean has been hailed as one of the biggest ever caught on camera – and has seen him nominated for a global “wipeout of the year” award.

Farmer told to demolish £1m mock-Tudor “castle” he secretly built in Surrey behind hay bales has defied order – and SOLD it

June 26, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Farmer told to demolish £1m mock-Tudor “castle” he secretly built in Surrey behind hay bales has defied order – and SOLD it

Robert Fidler, 66, lost a nine-year legal battle to save his mock-Tudor dream home, complete with cannons and battlements, and was told to destroy it by Wednesday. But the deadline has passed with the pile still standing and Robert yesterday said the decision was out of his hands because he sold the property a week earlier on June 15.

1940’s house where time has stood still for 75 years to be auctioned – complete with entire contents including treasure trove of antiques

June 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
1940’s house where time has stood still for 75 years to be auctioned – complete with entire contents including treasure trove of antiques

A treasure trove of more than 500 items from a bygone era are going under the hammer following the death of an eccentric brother and sister who turned their backs on mod-cons to literally live almost 80 years in the past. Grange Farm was home to devoted siblings Jack and Audrey Newton who lived together at the large detached property all their lives.

New directory website Jeneeva promises FREE ads across the UK

June 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
New directory website Jeneeva promises FREE ads across the UK

Jeneeva.co.uk is a community focused website designed to provide free advertising showcase small and medium sized enterprise, community groups, educational opportunities, and health and wellbeing services locally, regionally and nationally.

New report suggests e-cigarettes are not encouraging smoking

June 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
New report suggests e-cigarettes are not encouraging smoking

This move is seen as a controversial decision made by the Welsh government as there is sufficient evidence to suggest that electronic cigarettes are beneficial and they are able to aid traditional smokers to break the habit successfully, without relapsing and routing back to traditional smoking.

Langland wins healthcare advertising agency of the year at Cannes

June 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Langland wins healthcare advertising agency of the year at Cannes

Langland impressed industry professionals when it was shortlisted for 19 awards at Cannes Lions Health 2015 at the Palais des Festivals in France on June 19 and 20. It was the highest number of shortlists than any firm their has ever received.

Dad creates app that can save schools £15k a YEAR… by ditching letters and text messages

June 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Dad creates app that can save schools £15k a YEAR… by ditching letters and text messages

Kevin Clayton created Parent Apps after being bombarded with leaflets, letters, texts and emails from his daughter’s school.