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Wednesday 1 May, 2013 Insurance loopholes and widely varying healthcare schemes are undermining the level of protection for the 80,000 British citizens who leave the country each year looking for work. Fletchers Solicitors, a firm specialising in serious personal injury cases involving British citizens abroad, warns that this shortfall in protection leads to many cases each year where injured workers and their families face an uncertain future. Ed Fletcher , CEO of Fletchers Solicitors, says: “We’re seeing an increasing number of cases where people suffering serious injury whilst working abroad are put at a disadvantage when it comes to rebuilding their lives. “Many workers have no or insufficient medical insurance to cover extensive bills for medical care or their ongoing needs, such as adapting their homes. “Normal insurance policies will typically exclude manual work... (more)

Who’s that girl? Pink Plumbers launches in Bucks & Berks and beyond

Monday 3 June, 2013 Aylesbury – May 29, 2013 – Today Pink Plumbers , a national brand delivered locally by qualified female plumbers, launches its operation in Bucks & Berks under the expertise of Gemma Lawrence-Davis . With its headquarters in Aylesbury, Pink Plumbers will aim to service that town and surrounding areas of up to 35 miles away. Plumbing into the pulse of the nation – with a focus on Buckinghamshire & Berkshire An independent report of over a 1,000 UK households published by Pink Plumbers shows that Britain no longer expects or wants a man to do their dirty work bu... (more)

Fabulous Food Festivals In Hastings And Rye

Wednesday 31 July, 2013 Making the most of the local produce to be found here in East Sussex, Hastings & 1066 Country has a growing number of food festivals on its annual events calendar. With the Bexhill Sea Angling Festival and the Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival neatly juxtaposed on consecutive weekends in September, Rye and Hastings continue the foodie theme well into November. Wild Boar Week, Rye - Saturday 26 October - Sunday 3 November 2013 Wild boar is a regular feature of the woods around the beautiful medieval town of Rye, and each October Rye goes 'wild' about boar, celeb... (more)

A Tweet From Theo Paphitis Gives Leeds-Based Pooch Pack A Business Boost

Monday 5 August, 2013 Pooch Pack, a Leeds-based business owned by Taesha Glasgow, has received a boost from retail magnet Theo Paphitis after being selected as one of his weekly #SBS (Small Business Sunday) winners. On Monday 22nd July, Theo re-tweeted Taesha’s competition entry to his 370,000+ follows after selecting her tweet below as one of his six winners. @TheoPaphitis We sniff out the best goodies & deliver to your pooch every month. Gladys would approve! poochpack.co.uk #SBS As a result, Pooch Pack has already enjoyed a significant increase in Twitter followers as well as a bi... (more)

Falcon Social Secures €6 Million In Equity Finance

Monday 19 August, 2013 Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners leads Series A round to drive international expansion SaaS social media management platform, Falcon Social, announced today that it has raised €6 million ($8m) of new equity finance. The round was led by Target Partners, with follow-on participation from existing investor NorthCap Partners. Falcon Social, based in Copenhagen, plans to use the capital to continue investment in its technology platform and to speed up its international sales & marketing expansion. This news follows a successful year in which the... (more)