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Tuesday 12 August, 2014 Range Rover tops list of most-funded luxury cars for sports stars Premiership players look for luxury over speed, says Oracle Finance Off-roaders top list of most popular footballers’ cars The Range Rover is the most popular car with Premiership footballers, according to research by Oracle Finance. The luxury finance broker has dug deep into its records ahead of the start of the Premiership season this weekend to reveal the top 10 most popular cars with football stars. A large number of Premiership players fund their cars using Oracle Finance’s services because it is the most tax-efficient way of buying supercars – giving the broker a unique insight into the buying habits of the super-rich sports stars. Oracle Finance managing director Peter Brook said: “We looked back at our records over the last five years to come up with this list and were... (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)

Time to break the stigma: Bristol woman launches self-harm support website

Sunday 29 September, 2013 A young woman from Bristol who has recovered from self-harm after a four year struggle, has created a website to improve support for anyone affected by self-harm. Imogen Smith, 23, wants to highlight the importance that her family and friends played in her recovery and the need for an improved support network and a joined-up approach within this specific area of mental health. She is concerned that there are many people who struggle on a daily basis who are unable to find the right support, while emphasising recovery from self-harm requires both practical ... (more)

The British Street Food Awards After Awards

Thursday 3 October, 2013 The British Street Food Awards - that have become an end-of-season institution since they were founded back in 2009 -- went all European this year. The festival of vans, trucks and trailers showcased the very best of street food from across the entire continent. Traders travelled from Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin to compete, but the winners were Katie and Kim from Bristol, who baked out of a converted horse box to be voted Best of the Best. Katie and Kim won the title for their amazing cheese scones, still warm from the oven, and bowls... (more)

UK-based Forex & CFD broker DF Markets adds Spread Betting to portfolio of services

Monday 10 March, 2014 London, United Kingdom (5 March 2014) – DF Markets has announced a new service: Financial Spread Betting ( www.dfmarkets.co.uk/sb ) – an alternative to CFD trading that gives clients from the UK and Ireland the ability to place bets on the price movements of thousands of financial markets, including currencies, shares, stock indices, commodities and more. An important advantage of Spread Betting over CFD trading comes from the fact that it is exempt from Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty in the UK. It should be noted that tax treatment is dependent on individua... (more)