Month: February 2015

Willowman Festival unveils final line-up

High tempo ska, classic folk rock and driving punk have been added to an all-star line up at Willowman Festival 2015. The four-day festival in North Yorkshire has already announced co-headliners Echo and the Bunnymen and Peter Hook and The Light. Festival organisers have now filled the supporting bill with latest editions The Alan Hull Songbook, The Toasters from the USA and Goldblade. The Alan Hull Songbook will perform classic hits written by the former Lindisfarne singer songwriter and play a number of songs never performed live before. The act is made up of current Lindisfarne members Dave Hull-Denholm...

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Liftshare: Britain\’s largest car share network hits App Store

Liftshare.com – the nation’s original and largest car share network has launched its official mobile app on Apple devices. It is available via App Store now. The free tool was named The Guardian’s top travel app for February 2015. It offers UK drivers and those without access to a car more money-saving freedom than ever before. It follows the UK’s latest rail hike, which sees the price of an open single from London to Manchester hitting a staggering £93*, while the same journey on Liftshare costs around £20. Consumer watchdog Which? has also revealed that UK rail commuters are unhappy with their service. Liftshare gives them a cheaper, cleaner and social replacement for trains. The new iOS app empowers Liftshare’s 420,000-plus members with greater visibility and reach, enabling drivers to quickly post details of their car journeys within a few taps, while those who need a lift can get to destinations with ease Liftshare is a green, sustainable travel choice that is more affordable than app-based taxi alternatives, because it remains true to the sharing economy ethos and makes car sharing available to everyone. The new app enables travellers to simply enter a destination – be it a place of work, a trip to visit family or friends, a festival or sports event, and then see which drivers are going their way. Liftshare is already supported by a number...

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Old vs New: Which is the home for you?

Buying a home can be complicated just because there’s so much to consider. You might have a particular type of property that you’ve set your heart on and nothing else will do, or you might not have any preferences at all other than that you personally like the house. We all know what we like and we want to make sure that our homes reflect this perfectly, making the hunt for the perfect home a complex and sometimes annoying process. The issue of whether to buy an old house or invest in a new build is an old one, with passionate defenders fighting their corner on either side of the argument. There are plenty of good reasons to go with either, it all depends on what you’re personally looking for and the preferences that you have. Some people prefer the traditional appeal of old buildings whilst others crave the modern and up to date, so there will never be a definitive answer as to which is best. New builds are created to modern standards and can be great starting homes for couples, but their small size often make them unsuitable for larger families. Meanwhile, older homes have that sense of elegance and much more space, but they are prone to maintenance issues and can be expensive to keep heated and lit. You’re more likely to lose money on your...

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Minneapolis Children’s Hospital: Ensuring CRPS Support for Families

Dealing with a medical condition of any kind can be a challenge, but there is a different set of challenges in place when you act as a carer to someone in your family with a complex condition. It can be time-consuming and exhausting, but ensuring that your loved one receives the proper care is so important. This is especially true when the condition is something like CRPS, which stands for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which results in frequent, debilitating pain in a limb that has been affected, usually after an accident.  The UK currently lacks resources for CRPS sufferers and a lot of uncertainty still surrounds the condition, which not only puts a lot of pressure on people with the condition but the people caring for them.  Family members acting as carers run the risk of burning themselves out simply because there are no other real options available to sufferers in the country. However, looking to our friends across the ocean may give us some much-needed inspiration, as America is currently leading the way forward in treatments for chronic pain, particularly when it comes to children suffering from such conditions. In January this year, Minneapolis saw the grand opening of the largest children’s clinic in North America, specialising in pain, palliative and integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is the marrying of western and eastern medical practices in order to ease...

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