Welcome!

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The season is on the change and so are things here at Living! We’re thrilled to be delivering our new-look, new-format magazine, covering the news and events not only where you live, but also a little farther afield, and not only to your door, but now also fully online! Yes, it’s all happening! We know, [….]

Hitting the road for Portishead and Nailsea

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Clive Hawkins looks back on his epic fundraising challenge As the recently appointed Nailsea & Backwell Rotary president, Clive Hawkins can expect a busy year ahead, but he does so while looking back on an extraordinarily active summer that saw him cycling the length of Britain, all in the cause of raising funds for charity. [….]

Clevedon’s down to earth hero

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Virgin Galactic lead engineer Colin Bennett looks back on the trip of a lifetime and the place he calls home It’s a long way from Clevedon to space, but only one man, Colin Bennett, has strong connections to both. Having taken his place alongside Sir Richard Branson among the team of six on Virgin Galactic [….]

Money matters

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Ann Tarr recently took on the role of Gordano Valley Debt Centre manager, covering the towns of Portishead, Clevedon, Pill and Nailsea, for Christians Against Poverty (CAP), the national organisation specialising in debt counselling. With the furlough scheme coming to an end and pandemic-related economic uncertainty still very much with us, we asked Ann for [….]

Legal advice for older clients

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Do you need a specialist? They are among the most important decisions you will ever have to make – how to finance your later years and provide for your family when you are no longer here.   That’s why, when it comes to seeking out legal services for older people, it’s essential to find solicitors [….]

Let’s get down to business

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By Nigel Hammond Lockdown definitely gave many people who were either furloughed, working from home or made redundant more time to pause and reflect about where they’d arrived in their professional life. After all, let’s face it, it’s not easy to make major decisions when stuck on the hamster wheel of work commitments.  On that [….]

Colours of autumn

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By Elly West, a garden designer. For more details, visit www.ellyswellies.co.uk It might be the end of summer, but there’s still a riot of colour to look forward to, with colder weather bringing new treasures in the form of berries, fruits, stems and autumn leaves. Gone are the soft pastels and gentle shades of spring [….]

Successful hearing business drives forward

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A hearing company has been warmly welcomed by the Portishead community as it extends its offering in the town. Andrew Bird Hearing has received a fantastic response from the public who say they appreciate its wide range of services and client-centred focus.  The independent healthcare provider now offers all its high-quality healthcare services at two [….]