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Friday 20 September, 2013 A group of young people from Birmingham are appealing for help in creating a unique live art installation to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. Lead by Fixer Joe Gaffney, 24, the group want to use the live installation to educate people, in particular the younger generation, about the true facts of mental health. Working with Fixers, a charity which supports young people to ‘fix the future’, the live installation, called 'Miles: My Modern Mental Illness', will take the audience on an interactive journey exploring the life of someone who is experiencing mental health issues. The use of live performance, film sets and abstract art will set this out as a unique, abstract and completely innovative experience for everyone involved. The Fixers will launch the installation in the city centre in October. In the meantime, they are appealing for ... (more)

The World’s First Neurofeedback Device for Home Use by Autistic Children

Thursday 15 May, 2014 Managing Autism. A Hopeless Situation ? Mothers caring for autistic children know well the thankless and heart-wrenching challenges of connecting with their child. No amount of love and patience seems to be able to unlock their child from their internal world. When they consult their health professionals they sadly draw a blank. While there may appear to be many techniques offered none seem to effectively break through and to make a material difference to the child in their engagement with the world. This despairing situation is about to change. After five yea... (more)


Wednesday 6 August, 2014 As of 1 October 2014, the Driving Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) will make the widely publicised move from paper tax discs to online. Vehicle information provider, HPI, is warning dealers to ensure they don’t get caught out with fines for a car they no longer have on their forecourts. After the paper tax disc is abolished, dealers will no longer be able to purchase vehicles with a tax disc in force; tax discs will not be transferable when a vehicle is sold. Dealers can either use trade plates, provided that the vehicle is used within the conditions f... (more)

Pearson Partners with Programmr to Power Interactive “Learn to Code” Learning Labs

Wednesday 13 August, 2014 NEW YORK -- Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is partnering with Programmr, a pioneer in online coding technology, to create the next-generation of interactive platforms for learning how to code, using just a web browser. The partnership reflects Pearson's and Programmr's shared commitment to make learning to code as easy as possible for users of all ages. “We believe that this interactive ‘learn by doing’ approach will lead to grasping the content faster, resulting in better learning outcomes.” Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Prog... (more)

Denmark Trying to Prevent Wave of Foreclosures as Home Prices Decline, Reports iNVEZZ in a New Article

Monday 25 March, 2013 Today, investor portal iNVEZZ reported in a news article that representatives from the Danish mortgage industry were going to meet with the government in the hope of preventing a wave of foreclosures likely to happen this year. The article also looks at the property investment conditions in Denmark which in recent years have deteriorated with house prices dropping down to 2005 levels. In its new article, iNVEZZ reports that the Association of Danish Mortgage Banks and the Mortgage Bankers’ Federation were due to start talks with Business Minister Annette Vil... (more)