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National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

Paisley 2021 City Of Culture Bid Is Fighting For The Most Deprived Area Of Scotland

Walking through Ferguslie Park feels remarkably serene for a place labelled the most deprived area of Scotland.  Some locals tell me it has an “unfair label” but others say joblessness and drug use is why it’s crowned with the undesirable title.  What we do know is that it’s situated in Scotland’s largest town of Paisley,…

NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred thanks to the recession – but the NHS may have meant Britons weren’t as badly affected. Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown….

Mum Invents Revolutionary New Basket Cot To Care For Daughter With Down’s Syndrome

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they’re comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, this was even more important. Murphy’s daughter Rose, now nine, has Down’s syndrome. Days after Rose was born she began to have problems breathing and spent a week in intensive…

This London University Is Holding Open Days For Refugees

A university in London is holding open days for refugees in order to provide information about legal aid, access to education, recognition of qualifications and career advice. The free sessions form part of Queen Mary University London’s Refugee Welcome programme, and aim to bring together organisations, lawyers and charities working with refugees. The days, organised…

Amazon Announces Funding For School Breakfast Clubs Across The UK

Amazon has committed to funding 700,000 school breakfasts for over 3,800 children in the current academic year. The American retail giant will partner with Magic Breakfast to deliver the food to 57 schools near to its headquarters and warehouses across Britain. The announcement comes after recent research found higher child attainment was clearly linked to the…

Etsy Boss Says Its Female Sellers Smash Cliches To ‘Define Success On Their Own Terms’

Online marketplace Etsy is aiming to smash the dated stereotypes of the “white, male” entrepreneur, one of its bosses has said. Mark Lennihan/AP Etsy’s team celebrating their IPO last year Nicole Vanderbilt, VP International for Etsy, said that 90% of its sellers were women and it aimed to empower them to “define success on their…

The Cookbook Helping People With Eating Disorders Build Better Relationships With Food

Recovering from an eating disorder is difficult. And this is precisely why Francesca Baker, 29, has created a cookbook that aims to help people with eating disorders change their mindset towards food. Baker, who is in recovery from an eating disorder herself, says the book, called ‘Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery’, is by “those who have…

‘Hope Street’: The Mental Illness Greetings Cards Offering Support To Those Who Need It Most

Any form of mental illness is, just that – an illness. Yet it’s not something you’d necessarily buy a typical ‘Get Well Soon’ card for. That’s not to say, however, that people with mental health problems want you to avoid telling them you’re thinking of them in their time of need. This is precisely why two…

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