Finance 

Are you eligible for Universal Credit?

After a series of delays lasting a number of years, Universal Credit has now been rolled out across the UK, but many people are still confused about eligibility. Image Credit The new benefit replaces six previous benefits referred to as legacy benefits. Any eligibility for these benefits will cease once you apply for Universal Credit. These benefits are job seeker’s allowance, employment and support allowance, housing benefit, working tax credit, child tax credit, and income support. Rules There are some simple rules applying to Universal Credit which can be found…

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General 

The top patient complaint regards front desk staffing

A recent report summarised the findings of nearly 35,000 online reviews from physicians throughout the country. It identified that customers found front desk staffing to be the most frustrating part of communication with the facility, well above their level of dissatisfaction with the expertise of the physicians. Specifically, the study reported that 96% of patient complaints were associated with customer service. Image Credit Complaints included clinicians not meeting their schedule, long waiting periods that led to frustration, issues over confusion with billing, the indifference of staff and poor clinician bedside…

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Apart from the Grand Prix what else goes on at Silverstone?

Silverstone is a name that most people within the UK will have heard of, usually more than once if you live in a household of race fanatics.  It has been the home of the British Grand Prix for the last four decades and is one of the most exciting on the calendar. It comes alive for the race weekend and you could even be there and a part of it if you wish. Silverstone does not just cater to the Grand Prix. It also hosts lots of other activities throughout…

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The Cotswold Motor Museum

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills lies the small, but the busy village, of Bourton on the Water. There are many attractions in the village and the one that we shall look at is The Cotswold Motor Museum. This is a brilliant little museum that specializes in the vintage age of motoring with some rare objects thrown in. It also features a very special star, Brum. Brum is a small vintage car who escapes from the Museum and goes to the “Big town” where he has a series of exciting adventures.…

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General 

A world full of tanks to Submerge yourself

Tanks have been used throughout history from the first world war through to modern times and these incredible feats of engineering can be seen in an incredible display at the Bovington Tank Musuem. This museum is located on the site where tanks were tested during the First World War and where tanks were returned once their work-life had been completed. The deregulated vehicles were used to train new soldiers on the workings of the tanks and it was quickly realized that it would be worth keeping examples of these for…

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General 

How to manage construction site dust

Construction site dust isn’t just a nuisance. It can have an impact on the environment and public health unless you use proper dust management strategies to control construction site dust. Image Credit Water suppression Water is the most common form of dust suppression thanks to its affordability and effectiveness. However, water must be used throughout the process for the best results and should be applied several times a day. Be aware that excess water runoff can also cause environmental problems like erosion. Dry sweeping should be avoided as much as…

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Home 

How to maintain oak flooring and Frames

Of all the different types of wood used for flooring and frames, oak remains a favorite and a classic, because of its looks, strength, and relatively reasonable cost. With proper care and maintenance, an oak floor and Bespoke Oak Frames will stay looking good for a lifetime. Below we have given some guidance on how to look after your flooring but some of these techniques could work if you are also looking to maintain your frames too, which you can buy from http://www.bespoaktimberframes.co.uk/. Image Credit Wood flooring popularity on the…

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Wedding 

Creating a Very Personalized Wedding Shoot

It goes without saying that your wedding is about celebrating the life you have had and your everlasting union with the one you love. We all have people that we love and people that we want to spend our special day with, but some people have passions and interests that they want to become a part of their wedding day memories too. Many people are looking for ways in which to create some wedding shots that are a step away from the traditional images that you are used to seeing.…

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Health 

Which? blasts landlords for neglecting carbon monoxide alarms

Health and safety are of paramount importance to tenants, and an essential part of preventing avoidable accidents is fitting adequate alarms. Landlords may be keyed upon requirements regarding smoke alarms, but carbon monoxide alarms are of equal importance. They need to be professionally fitted in the most appropriate location in the property. Image Credit According to the consumer association Which?, this knowledge is particularly lacking amongst Edinburgh property agents. For expert information, it is simply a matter of looking at the relevant place on the HSE website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/index.htm. You may…

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General 

Coming from such a large family

When I first took adopted my two little rescue kittens I was already very much a cat person.  I love the way they curl up on your lap in the evening whilst you are sat watching the television, the head bunting they do when they are pleased to see you and the padding of their paws on your stomach as they look lovingly at you. I even had an  Animal Sculpture created of a cat, much like the ones you can see at www.gillparker.com But what I was unaware of…

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