Business & Finance

As ‘tiny ships’ Dunkirk blockbuster goes global, locals look for an upturn in their fortunes

With the release of Christopher Nolan’s film, the spotlight is on the seaside town – which may now lure US visitors from the D-Day beaches Things can look very different from the other side of the Channel. In Britain, Dunkirk…

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The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle

An 81-year-old who set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon now has a stream of visitors asking how she did it. For nine months in 2015 and 2016 rubbish piled up on the streets of…

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Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers

It’s a delicious structure consisting of a small sponge with a chocolate cap covering a veneer of orange jelly. It is arguably Britain’s greatest invention after the steam engine and the light bulb. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a…

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Advice Regarding Final Salary Pension Schemes

BHS and Tata Steel are the latest companies whose pension funding has come under intense scrutiny, as the extent of the black hole in their final salary schemes (also known as ‘defined benefit’, or DB schemes) becomes clear. In 2014,…

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I am not married but have lived with my partner for 30 years – I want my partner to inherit everything I have should I make a Will?

I am not married but have lived with my partner for 30 years – I want my partner to inherit everything I have  should I make a Will? A worrying rise in intestacy enquiries highlights the problems caused by individuals…

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Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests…

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Email Marketing – Subject to Scrutiny

Email is often a vital component of a marketing campaign. Whether you are trying to inform your target audience of a new product or development within the business, encouraging them to buy, or just directing them to your website content,…

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A Guide To Winter-proofing Your Home

Jason McComiskey, Home Improvement Specialist at Evander, shares his thoughts on the essential preparations you can do to your home to make it as energy efficient and low-maintenance as possible over winter. Winter is on the horizon, and although we’re…

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Assessing The Financial Needs Of Your Family

What should I consider when assessing the financial needs of my family when I die? As Woody Allen wryly observed: “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens”.  Many people eventually reach a…

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Advice For Separated Parents Planning To Go Away This Summer

Its that time of year again. The sun is creeping out, the temperatures are slowly (emphasis on slowly) rising. This can only mean that summer is fast approaching. Many parents will be busy trying to make plans about how to…

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