Time to get hooked on recycling

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Portishead Marina has become part of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS), with the installation of a collection point for disposing of used fishing line. The eco-friendly initiative is thanks to Hannah Mann of Gardner Tackle, whose company has funded the bin. “I live in Portishead, which is why I wanted to make it my [….]

From PowerPoint to published book – Danielle Webb’s story is set to fill a gap in learning resources

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When Danielle Webb first began putting a PowerPoint presentation together to support her work with children, little did she think that the series of slides would eventually evolve into a published book. Fast forward a few years, however, and ‘Mummy, there’s a new girl’ has not only recently made it into print, but is already [….]

Great vibes and variety at Clevedon Literary Festival

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The first in-person edition of the Clevedon Literary Festival, held over the weekend of June 11-12, was hailed a great success by both attendees and organisers, with the diverse mix of attractions drawing the crowds and popular events selling out. Sarah MacCuaig, a spokesperson for the organisers, said sunny weather and the decision to hold [….]

Purchasing with a positive impact

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Flagship Boutique’s brands connect consumers with ethical choices Perhaps one of the greatest plusses to arise out of the pandemic is the way the world has been forced to slow down and think more about the choices made when it comes to where we buy from and what we buy. This has certainly helped boost [….]

The name game

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Ensuring your business is among the first that springs to mind when customers are looking for a product or service is key to success, says Nigel Hammond  When times are tough, businesses inevitably begin to look at ways of reducing costs. Some operators will consider cutting their advertising budgets when they hit a difficult patch. [….]

The financial cost of Covid

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Alongside the very tragic, human cost of Covid has come the huge financial impact.  Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the increase in the UK’s budget deficit.  Whilst the debate rages on about how the much-needed financial support provided to millions of individuals and businesses will be paid back, I thought it would [….]

Come to us before HMRC comes for you!

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When declaring any previously undeclared property income to HM Revenue and Customs, it will always benefit you to tell them about any issues concerning your tax affairs rather than waiting for them to open a tax investigation. In the most serious cases, making the disclosure on a voluntary basis can be the difference between HM [….]

Is it a hobby or a trade?

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I have a hobby which has started to generate small amounts of money. Would it still be seen as a hobby or would it now be classed as a trade? Many people will have hobbies they do as leisure activities, which begin to make them some money; for example, buying and selling online, or setting [….]

A landmark’s timely return

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The return of the clock at Nailsea Baptist Church Centre was a welcome sight last month after a longer than planned hiatus. Initially, the clock had been taken down to allow work to be carried out on the centre’s fascia across a number of days. However, once removed it was decided to use the opportunity [….]