Month: June 2013

Affordable Accommodation from Penrith Student Properties

If you’re a student of the University of Cumbria, then it’s important to secure reasonable and sought-after accommodation well in advance of your new semester. PenrithStudentProperties.co.uk offer students of the Newton Rigg Campus affordable and desirable residences in ideal locations. The Brougham Street property, for example, is less than half a mile from Penrith Town Centre, and boasts a 4-bedroom accommodation that underwent complete refurbishment earlier this year. Every property listed on the site is fully secure and fitted with all necessary amenities, and some student accommodation on the website also have gardens and sheds for bike storage. You...

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Safety and Style From North East Motorcycle Leathers Retailer

We may finally being seeing hints of summer in the UK, but that shouldn’t mean compromising safety when you’re out on your motorcycle. Not only can wearing the correct kit potentially save your life, but it’s also part and parcel of looking and feeling like a proper rider. Having high-quality motorcycle leathers and motorcycle gloves that are adaptable to seasonal weather can save you money, as well as protecting you if you do end up in a scrape. Proto Leathers are a North East based motorcycle leathers and accessories retailer who operate a significant part of their retail via...

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Stunning Solid Oak Flooring and Hardwood Doors to Improve Your Property

When it comes to interiors, nothing evokes quality like solid oak flooring and well-crafted hardwood doors. When it comes to re-designing your home, it’s imperative to consider the potential value you could add to your property, simply by using the right materials. Part of the NY Timber Group, www.flooringanddoors.co.uk offer a superb range of superior interior finishings, including a sought after selection of products from Dennebos Floors, Docavi, and Roziere Doors. Engineered oak flooring is a particularly popular product on the website, because its multi-layer construction makes it perfect for use with under-floor heating – a sought after luxury...

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India’s solar powered lanterns

India’s rush for production may be stymied by a lack of power for its factories, but, barely noticed, solar electricity is being taken to thousands of villages in one of the most ambitious grassroots projects ever attempted. Five years ago an estimated 400 million indivduals lived with rudimentary, low-quality kerosene lamps, providing poor, harming and often dangerous light. A further 100m homes were nominally connected to the grid but had intermittent power, often at times when no one wanted it. But in five years, thanks mainly to a single NGO that has not sold one lamp, 500,000 more properties...

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Alert over lack of engineering graduates

The UK needs to increase by as much as 50% the number of medical engineering, chemical engineering,software engineering and maths (Stem) graduates it is creating, a document says. The study, by the Royal Academy of Engineering, says 100,000 Stem graduates are needed a year just to maintain the established order. It argues the UK is already slipping down the international technology league tables. The UK has dropped to eighth world wide in the number of US patents registered. The report estimates 830,000 graduate-level Stem professionals and 450,000 technicians will be needed by 2020. In the UK some 23,000 engineers are graduating yearly....

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