Category Archives: General

The Importance of land reclamation

The UK has always faced a crisis of land sparsity. Being an island, the ability to allocate land for housing, farming, industry, commerce and leisure is always a struggle. Unlike large landlocked countries the demand on space is more acutely felt. Much of our Island is also difficult to use. Whilst there may be huge tracts of land in Scotland’s Highlands and large areas of Wales and England left, these are precious natural resources and also costly to get mains power and water to. Much…

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Conveyancers urged to prepare for challenging times ahead

Conveyancing firms are warned to ‘prepare for the worst’ with a significant fall in work volumes expected with the predicted economic crash imminent. An ‘advisory note’ has been issued by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) recommending that the firms it regulates should get ready for a 40% fall in property transactions and stress test their businesses. The changes in the economy, which remind us of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 when deals fell by nearly half, mean that conveyancers are likely to see…

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What Is Slingo Bingo?

Many of us choose to play games online, and with a huge range of themes, styles, and prizes to be won, there is something for everyone. Games like online bingo, poker and slots are some of the most popular, as people can play on the go, whenever and wherever they like for jackpots of all sizes. Slingo Bingo is a variation of online bingo and has increased in popularity over the years – and for good reason! Read on to find out more about this…

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Health Problems in London and How the City Dealt With Them

London during the Industrial revolution was far from a pleasant place to live. The mass expansion of the city as people headed to the area to find work caused health problems caused by dirty water, and the factories were busily pumping out toxic waste into the air causing respiratory illnesses. This period of change in the country certainly came with many health risks, but because of this it also brought with it the solutions to the problems that were caused and an understanding of how…

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Why people are afraid of public speaking

If you were to ask a random person to stand on a stage and deliver a speech, they would probably run in the opposite direction. Public speaking is not something that comes naturally to most people, and when working in roles that require you to speak to a large audience, such as working as a trainer, teacher or consultant, it is crucial that you feel comfortable. Train The Trainer Courses like the ones from www.collegeofpublicspeaking.co.uk/courses/train-the-trainer can help give those in speaking roles the confidence they…

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Why we love stories with mad scientists

One of the most popular tropes in the horror and science fiction genre is that of the mad scientists. The stories generally follow the same type of setting. A young couple has car/carriage/train trouble and is forced to seek the help of the people living in a spooky castle or stately home. Whilst they seem to be welcomed at first, it soon turns out they will become unwitting and, or unwilling participants in some mad scientist schemes. How will the daring couple undue the scientist’s…

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How To Tell If Your Lasik Flap Has Moved

Just as we’re told our eyelids don’t move, they don’t actually. However, many people experience a quick blink of their ocular muscles after having had lasik surgery – and it can be difficult for a patient to tell if their flap has moved or not. This blog article will explain when your flap should have moved and how to tell if it did indeed, so you can get that issue checked out sooner rather than later!

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