Claire Prince     1st August 2019

Summer Driving Tips

Whether it’s the daily commute to work, the school run or a long journey to a holiday retreat, driving in the summer has its challenges. As well as glare, which can also be treacherous in winter, you’ve got high temperatures to contend with, which can make your car behave differently. Roads are often busier, especially…

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Claire Prince     25th July 2019

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is a great British Institution. There are so many iconic moments to come out of Wimbledon – among our favorites are John McEnroe’s infamous outburst, Andy Murray’s win which ended Britain’s 77 year wait for a men’s champion, and who can forget Cliff Richard’s singsong in the rain. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament…

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Claire Prince     18th July 2019

Knife Crime

After falling for several years, knife crime in England and Wales is rising again. So, what is happening? Police-recorded knife crime has been rising consistently since 2014, with 39,818 incidents in the 12 months ending September 2018. This is a two-thirds increase from 2014. Out of the 44 police forces in England and Wales, 42…

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Claire Prince     11th July 2019

Sexual Orientation

What is Sexual Orientation? “Sexual orientation” is a term frequently used to describe a person’s romantic, emotional or sexual attraction to another person. Sexual orientation is different from gender identity, which refers to the internal sense of whether one is male or female. The concept of sexual orientation refers to more than sexual behaviour. It…

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Fire Safety at Work

Claire Prince     4th July 2019

Fire Safety at Work

Most fires can be prevented, by taking some basic and common sense precautions. Those responsible for workplaces and other buildings to which the public have access can avoid them by taking responsibility for and adopting the right behaviours and procedures. Causes of Fire in the Workplace Fire is a chemical reaction requiring the combination of…

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Claire Prince     27th June 2019

The Rule of Law

What is the Rule of Law? The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials. In essence, no one is above the law. The rule of law underpins the very foundations of access to justice, enshrined in the Magna Carta of 1215….

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Self-Harm

Claire Prince     20th June 2019

Self-harm

Warning: it can be upsetting and potentially triggering to read information about how to self-harm. If you are feeling vulnerable at the moment, you might not want to read the information below. What is self-harm? Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful…

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What is Dyslexia?

Claire Prince     13th June 2019

What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia? The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek Language and literally means ‘difficulty with words’. Dyselxia is characterised by specific problems in learning to read and write.  It is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling and writing….

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Mobile Phone use while Driving

Claire Prince     6th June 2019

Mobile Phone Use While Driving

It’s something we see every day, people on their phones while driving. From people holding their phone to their ear having a conversation to people thinking they are subtly able to check Facebook while stopped at the lights. But what are the laws around using your mobile while driving and why does it matter? What…

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Claire Prince     11th December 2017

Equal Pay

Equal pay is your entitlement to the same wage as someone doing work of equal value to you, the same or broadly similar work as you or work rated as “of equivalent value” by a job evaluation study. This is often, but not exclusively, a gender issue. Women are sometimes paid less than men for…

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