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Lloyds Bank: Parents spend £800 each year to tempt children outdoors

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The Britain at Home report from Lloyds Bank Insurance revealed that UK homeowners with children have spent an average of £803* in the past year on their gardens, almost a third more than the national average of £587, as more than one in three (37%) of parents say their children don’t spend enough time outside. The study of 2,000 UK homeowners found that providing an alternative to TV and the computer appears to be driving this spend, with parents snapping up outdoor activity items, such as trampolines (32% of parents with a garden now own on... Read More »

Prudential’s national career distribution system renamed Prudential Advisors

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“As the marketplace has evolved, so has the way we do business and the expectations that clients have of financial professionals,” said Caroline Feeney, President, Prudential Advisors. “The name Prudential Advisors embodies the relationship based approach our professionals take with their clients. They’re working in partnership with clients to educate, uncover concerns, identify risks and opportunities and ultimately develop a customized roadmap to help secure financial wellness.” Financial professionals who join Prudential Advisors go throu... Read More »

Thames Water achieves 100% renewable electricity supply with innovative Haven Power contract

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The specialist electricity supplier to UK businesses and part of Drax Group plc has signed a deal worth more than £500m over five years to supply the water company with their electricity requirements. There is an option for two further five-year renewals which could increase the overall value of the contract to more than £1.5bn over 15 years. Haven Power is the UK’s largest independent electricity supplier to businesses and sources its power from the Drax power plant in Selby, Yorkshire, which, as a result of its world leading biomass transf... Read More »

Game of Thrones®, True Detective & more stellar shows from HBO Home Entertainment®

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All the titles are available today in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Additional HBO programmes will be added throughout the year. All episodes can be viewed on BT TV’s set top boxes and are automatically available for customers to watch on their smartphones, tablets or PCs. Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: “This is yet another fantastic first for our customers. The new deal with HBO comes at the perfect time for people who want to catch up with world-class TV shows over the long Bank Holiday weekend. But of course you get to keep the... Read More »

Thames Water achieves 100% renewable electricity supply with innovative Haven Power contract

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The specialist electricity supplier to UK businesses and part of Drax Group plc has signed a deal worth more than £500m over five years to supply the water company with their electricity requirements. There is an option for two further five-year renewals which could increase the overall value of the contract to more than £1.5bn over 15 years. Haven Power is the UK’s largest independent electricity supplier to businesses and sources its power from the Drax power plant in Selby, Yorkshire, which, as a result of its world leading biomass transf... Read More »

Anglian Water: How to make your business buzz!

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The ‘Buzzing Business Pack’ contains all the information businesses need to help convert even the smallest patches of land into a paradise for our pollinating bees, butterflies and beetles! Our bugs need help, with half of the UK’s bumblebees in decline, two-thirds of our moths and over 70% of our butterflies. Turning unused areas of grass or pavement into a bug haven will mean your business is doing its bit to help our amazing wildlife. Buglife and Anglian Water want local businesses to hang flower-filled baskets, plant containers of wildfl... Read More »

Aviva: UK parents spend £28 billion on nation’s under-fives each year

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UK parents spend around £35,000 on their children by their fifth birthday London mums and dads spend 53% more than UK average Research supports Aviva’s re-launch of free parent life cover A third of parents know mums and dads who boast about how much they spend A study of more than 2,000 parents with children aged 0-5, has discovered that parents typically spend £7,026 a year - or £586 a month - on essentials and indulgences for their youngsters. This includes the cost of everything from basics such as nappies and milk formula, to extr... Read More »

Vodafone: Mobile to enhance the lives and livelihoods of world’s poorest farmers

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Simple mobile services could improve incomes of 70 million Indian farmers by US$9 billion a year Average farming family in India lives on less than US$4 a day Vodafone launches ‘Farmers Club’ service in five countries to enhance smallholders’ productivity The Vodafone report, based on research commissioned from Accenture Strategy with support from the Vodafone Foundation, has found that the mobile services summarised below could enhance earnings by an average of US$128 a year for almost two-thirds of Indian farmers, achieving a material ... Read More »

BP: The first man to walk in space visits Science Museum to announce upcoming cosmonauts exhibition

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18 September 2015 – 13 March 2016 Admission: £14, concessions available Tickets: sciencemuseum.org.uk/cosmonauts - This link opens in a new window Principal Funder: BP Plc Major Funder: ART RUSSE Additional Funding from the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fifty years after he entered the history books as the first person to walk in space, Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov visited the Science Museum today to announce the opening date for the highly anticipated Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition, supported by BP. Tickets are now on sale fo... Read More »

Aviva becomes title sponsor of the Tour of Britain and the Women’s Tour cycling

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At the launch event in Piccadilly Circus, the new Yellow Jerseys for both races were unveiled. Among the guests there to mark Aviva’s new sponsorship were Olympic champions Dani King and Chris Boardman and Chief Executive of race organisers Sweetspot, Hugh Roberts. Aviva already has a long history of supporting a variety of different sports and currently has sponsorship deals in place with Premiership Rugby, Norwich City Football Club and the Aviva Stadium in Ireland. Dani King, Olympic gold medal winner in the 3km Team Pursuit at London ... Read More »

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