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The Search is on for Sheffield’s Mystery Diners

The Search is on for Sheffield’s Mystery Diners

Leading hospitality brand, The Mystery Dining Company , is recruiting mystery diners across the UK and has recently had a high demand for diners in Sheffield. They're looking for people who are comfortable to dine in venues popul

Mystery Diners are volunteers who offer their time to visit a range of restaurants, hotels and pubs, and complete a report about their experience. In return, they are reimbursed for the cost of the experience (excluding travel). [...]

An Egg-cellent Easter with Jet2.com & Jet2holidays

An Egg-cellent Easter with Jet2.com & Jet2holidays

- Jet2.com & Jet2holidays gives hatching eggs a home this bank holiday weekend - Chicks to decide airline’s cracking Easter flight and holiday promotions

Leading leisure airline, Jet2.com and package tour operator Jet2holiday’s is having a clucking good time this Easter, giving a group of chicks the power to decide which promotions customers can take advantage of this bank holiday [...]

Swapping horsepower for pedal power

Swapping horsepower for pedal power

The parts advisor of a leading local motor dealership is swapping horsepower for pedal power to take part in the 230-mile Pedal 4 Pounds bike ride.

Wayne Gannon will tackle the challenge, from Arsenal to Huddersfield Town, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s ‘Keep It Up’ appeal – and his employer, Sytner Volkswagen Huddersfield, has pledged to match whatever sponsorship h [...]

New tea bar opening in Huddersfield

New tea bar opening in Huddersfield

A new tea bar is to open up in Huddersfield town centre that is breaking the rules by not selling coffee!!

6teas, due to launch in the Summer and who will only be serving speciality teas and iced teas, is hoping to change the people of Huddersfield’s drinking habits. Duncan Macintyre, founder of 6teas has a passion to change people’ [...]

Book a free talk from a national children’s charity

Book a free talk from a national children’s charity

A NATIONAL children’s charity is offering parents’ groups and care professionals in Huddersfield the chance to book its expert staff this year (2014) for a talk about the therapies it offers.

A NATIONAL children’s charity is offering parents’ groups and care professionals in Huddersfield the chance to book its expert staff this year (2014) for a talk about the therapies it offers. bibic helps children and young peo [...]

WILKO IN HUDDERSFIELD OFFERS A HELPING HAND TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

WILKO IN HUDDERSFIELD OFFERS A HELPING HAND TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Team members at the Wilko store on New Street, Huddersfield, are offering a helping hand to community groups and charities in the area who need extra support in 2014.

Whether the project benefits young people, families or the elderly, Wilko is appealing to anyone who is passionate about their local community to get involved and apply for a donation from the store’s Helping Hands budget. Peop [...]

Casting - ummm where do I start?

Casting - ummm where do I start?

http://jacybrean.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/casting-ummm-where-do-i-start.html Criteria Well, obviously each casting criteria is different but the basis is the same. Whether I’m looking for a physical Shakespeare, a comedic f

1. Strong film actors whose eyes do all the talking and whom the cameras love. Whether they’ve been influenced by Chekhov or Meisner, they know how to keep movement to a minimum as the camera reveals all. 2. Well-grounded [...]

Schools encouraged to raise money for charity

Schools encouraged to raise money for charity

HUDDERSFIELD schools and colleges are this month (March, 2014) being asked to host a variety of fundraising activities in aid of charity.

HUDDERSFIELD schools and colleges are this month (March, 2014) being asked to host a variety of fundraising activities in aid of charity. bibic, which helps children with conditions affecting their social, communication and lea [...]

Auto Enrolment survey reinforces claims that ‘pensions crisis is brewing for smaller firms’

Auto Enrolment survey reinforces claims that ‘pensions crisis is brewing for smaller firms’

Auto Enrolment was launched for big firms in a blaze of publicity two years ago, There were television adverts announcing the arrival of AE, starring well-known businesswoman Karren Brady. But a recent survey of 450 smaller busi

The survey also found that just two per cent of those 450 firms surveyed had secured a pension plan. The Mail on Sunday published an article claiming that ‘a pensions crisis is brewing’. The national newspaper stated: “A pension [...]

Still some small companies who do not know their Auto Enrolment staging date

Still some small companies who do not know their Auto Enrolment staging date

There are still some small employers that do not know their Auto Enrolment enrolment staging date. That is the worrying news from the latest research carried out by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

Four in five (83%) small to medium employers – those with between 50 and 89 workers who will stage from July 2014 onwards – know when their duties take effect. However, this dropped to 47% for small employers (five to 49 employee [...]

Almost half of workers resigned to staying in their jobs past official retirement age

Almost half of workers resigned to staying in their jobs past official retirement age

Almost half of British employees now expect to stay on in their jobs past their retirement age, suggests a new study. That is more than twice the global average.

The Nielsen Global Survey About Ageing revealed almost half of UK workers say their retirement age will be later than they would like. The poll of 30,000 people, across 60 countries, paints a rather bleak picture of ageing in Bri [...]

10 Things You Should Know About Fraudsters

10 Things You Should Know About Fraudsters

Criminals are entrepreneurial and are always finding new ways to steal your money and/or information. At the Business Crime Reduction Centre, they are constantly looking for ways to raise awareness of what they are up to. Here are

1) They want your identity Your personal information is more valuable than you realise. Fraudsters will scour the internet to collect your details – don’t make it easy for them. Your Facebook profile is a treasure trove of inf [...]

Looking to Take Your Business Mobile?

Looking to Take Your Business Mobile?

Many companies throughout the UK still aren’t taking mobile technology seriously. The potential is huge and if you’re looking to take your business mobile, there are many ways you and your firm could benefit.

Designing and developing mobile apps for the likes of iPhone, iPad and Android can seem like a daunting task for most UK businesses. Long lead times, high development costs and actual usefulness for company applications can often [...]

Rock Choir Offers Hope for a Peaceful Nights Sleep

Rock Choir Offers Hope for a Peaceful Nights Sleep

If you suffer from snoring or are fed up at being kept awake by your partner’s nocturnal noises, joining your local Rock Choir could be the answer to uninterrupted sleep. Joining the nation’s favourite contemporary choir can help

One local Rock Choir leader Jennie Harwood explains: “Singing helps to exercise and strengthen muscles in the soft palette, which is where the snoring vibration occurs. A study carried out by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundat [...]

Your Financial Plan: have you got one? If not, why not?

Your Financial Plan: have you got one? If not, why not?

A Financial Plan. Three words (well.....particularly the latter two!) that can strike fear into the hearts of many people who look upon money matters with trepidation. Sometimes it can feel great to 'fly by the seat of your pants

And that is where Lifetime can help. Pulling together everything in your financial 'bucket' and marrying it with your goals and aspirations is true Financial Planning. Our objective is to enable you to bridge the gap between ‘perc [...]

Stay safe in the snow, says Huddersfield Volkswagen

Stay safe in the snow, says Huddersfield Volkswagen

With forecasters predicting the worst weather for years is just around the corner, experts at Volkswagen today urged motorists in Huddersfield to get their cars ready for the big freeze.

Weathermen say the entire country could fall into the grip of a horror freeze which will bring brutal winds and fierce blizzards. Now technicians at Sytner Volkswagen Huddersfield are urging motorists to get their cars in top c [...]

Little Mix at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Little Mix at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Global pop sensations Little Mix will be embarking on their biggest UK tour to date in May-June 2014. The tour sees them headline some of the UK’s biggest arenas and includes a show at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Saturday

Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday 6th December in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade [...]

Social media campaign scoops new car prize

Social media campaign scoops new car prize

An expectant mum from Castleford enlisted celebrity social media support from the likes of model Nell McAndrew and TV ‘wheeler dealer’ Mike Brewer to help her win a brand new car from Huddersfield Volkswagen

After years of driving around in an old banger, Kimberley Trembath scooped an award-winning Volkswagen Take up! in a competition organised by Sytner Volkswagen Huddersfield and Real Radio Yorkshire. The 27-year-old said: “I cou [...]

Two more Yorkshire hospices benefit from Lifetime referral scheme

Two more Yorkshire hospices benefit from Lifetime referral scheme

Two more Yorkshire hospices have benefited from Lifetime's generous hospice referral scheme. Financial management company Lifetime has set up a scheme whereby it donates 10% of fees generated on new accounts to a hospice chosen b

Barnsley hospice has already received a number of cheques, while last month Lifetime Financial Planner Janette Town presented Saint Catherine’s hospiced in Scarborough with a cheque for £131. Fellow Financial Planner Daryl Clarke [...]

Sixty-one per cent of UK adults do not have a current will suggests research. Reason? 'Just not got round to it'

Sixty-one per cent of UK adults do not have a current will suggests research. Reason? 'Just not got round to it'

Sixty-one per cent of adults in the UK do not have a current will. And the main reason why? Those people 'have just not got round to it'. That's according to research carried out on behalf of Standard Life. And one of the most

Now having a will is important for everyone, whatever their status, but in particular it should be classed as a priority for the group of people nearing, or already in, retirement, who may have accumulated substantial assets and p [...]

The Essential Resource for Retailers

The Essential Resource for Retailers

If you're a retailer looking to get more customers through the door and onto your site, and want to know how you can maximise sales through important calendar events, then look no further than RedBorder Ltd. They have launched the

To successfully stay in business retailers must now stay one step ahead of their competition, and be both proactive and reactive when it comes to important annual events. Now in its second year, The Retail Calendar by RedBord [...]

Your adviser is a rare breed!

Your adviser is a rare breed!

A recent study has revealed that the UK needs about 5,000 extra financial advisers to cope with the rising demand for retirement advice The research carried out by Standard Life has based its findings on figures from Office for Na

Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) showed there were 20,453 independent financial advisers in the UK at the end of 2012. Standard Life head of adviser and investment proposition Eddy Reynolds said its estimation m [...]

Number of workers automatically enrolled into workplace pension reaches 1m mark, amid saving fears

Number of workers automatically enrolled into workplace pension reaches 1m mark, amid saving fears

The number of workers automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has already reached the million mark, the Pensions Regulator has stated. Automatic enrolment was introduced in October last year - to encourage more ind

The number of workers automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has already reached the million mark, the Pensions Regulator has stated. Automatic enrolment was introduced in October last year - to encourage more ind [...]

Lifetime are front cover stars!

Lifetime are front cover stars!

South Yorkshire finance firm Lifetime are the front cover stars of the New Model Adviser magazine this week! Managing director Ian Dickinson and Communications director William Bottomley were pictured alongside a Barnsley hospice

The New Model Adviser front cover (pictured below) also carried the heading 'Route to success; William Bottomley and Ian Dickinson credit cashflow modeling with transforming Lifetime's business. Inside the story, written by Tim C [...]

Where the banks might back off, Lifetime could lend a hand

Where the banks might back off, Lifetime could lend a hand

Banks are turning small to medium businesses down for loans because they cannot provide evidence of Auto Enrolment planning, a new report has claimed. Auto Enrolment is the biggest shake-up of pensions for a generation - and will

A new report - which can be read at http://www.plansponsor.com/Auto_enrolment_hits_SME_funding.aspx - says that some companies are being denied funding, as their future business models do not factor in the cost of administering a [...]

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Local Charity Wins National Award for Tackling Metal Theft

Local Charity Wins National Award for Tackling Metal Theft

People United Against Crime (PUAC) has been Highly Commended by the National Metal Theft Taskforce for their ‘pioneering’ metal theft reduction strategies in Yorkshire and the Humber region and for demonstrating ‘great leadership

PUAC is the only crime prevention charity recognised by these national awards and joins a list of police forces, large utility companies and trade associations who were also praised. The Sheffield-based charity, which works th [...]

Oakwell Music Festival line-up announced

Oakwell Music Festival line-up announced

The line-up for the main stage and Robert Watts Marquee Stage has been announced for this year's Oakwell Festival. The festival will be headlined by The Hoosiers who will be joined on the main stage by Lucy Spraggan, The Dunwells,

The Robert Watts Marquee stage will enjoy Mark Morriss, Littlemores, Talk in Code, Grace Solero, Adorned, City Of Lights, Aztec Doll, Battle of the bands winner ~ sponsored by Kirklees College and 633 Squadron. Organiser Paul [...]

"The perils of producing pantomime"

http://jacybrean.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-perils-of-producing-pantomime.html As preparation are well under way for this year’s productions, I again find my popularity waning as I make contact with all personnel. “Uh Hi

Like all key members when they first start with Act One Productions, Malcolm Nossiter, our set designer and videographer, has conceded to the inevitable. No matter what Picasso style drawings he comes up with and attentio [...]

What is Pantomime & why do we enjoy this old form of theatre By Jacy Brean

What is Pantomime & why do we enjoy this old form of theatre By Jacy Brean

What is Pantomime Literally, the word means All-Mimicking - ‘Pan’ [Greek word for‘All’] and ‘Mimos’ [Greek for ‘Imitate’). Think vaudeville with a plot and you may get an inkling what it involves. The story is usually

http://www.touringpantomimecompany.co.uk/page/beginners-guide-to-pantomime---what-is-pantomime-and-how-did-it-start Although traditionally performed over the festive season (Nov-Feb) panto attracts audiences throughout the year [...]

HOUSEBUILDER RENEWS ITS SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

HOUSEBUILDER RENEWS ITS SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

A West Yorkshire housebuilder has confirmed its commitment to a Children’s Hospice for the third year running with a pledge to try to top the £11,000 raised last year.

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire will help raise vital funds for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice through a series of employee led fundraising activities. This year, the housebuilder hopes to raise more than the £11,000 raised last [...]

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