Monthly Archives: November 2012

Extra Cash for Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, some extra cash is always handy for the party season, and of course, all those presents. Many companies have created thousands of jobs as they are looking for people to help them during the busy Christmas period … Continue reading

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Children’s books for the season

As the nights draw in, the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book. Especially if it is to read to your little ones and encourage them to let their imaginations … Continue reading

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The top 10 books this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift fort a loved one, but, a book could be the answer. There are a wealth of books to choose from for any taste, and the current ten … Continue reading

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Shortlist announced for Costa Book Awards 2012

This year, the Costa Book Awards attracted a fantastic 550 entries. The judges on the 2012 panels (three per category) included author and comedian Mark Watson; authors Wendy Holden, Marcus Sedgwick and Matt Whyman; actress and broadcaster Janet Ellis; novelist … Continue reading

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Is there a better way to plug industries’ skills gaps?

Chris Ball, an equality expert, believes companies with skills shortages should be encouraged to hire older people who have been made redundant but still have years of experience and skills to give, rather than plug gaps with migrant workers. The … Continue reading

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Writing Techniques: Using Personification in your Work

This week has seen the release of the final instalment of the Twilight Saga, the very popular books that were turned into epic movies. As a writer, you can create worlds where anything is possible, vampires and werewolves, wondrous wizards or … Continue reading

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AuthorHouse November Challenge

The Judges at AuthorHouse were very impressed by the entries they received during October. AuthorHouse asked you to give them your favorite literary quote, tell them who said it, and how it has inspired and influenced your writing. The judges were … Continue reading

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Nursing Staff Crisis in the NHS

The Royal College of Nursing has warned of a ‘workforce crisis’ in the NHS. Official NHS data estimates that since the coalition government came to power, more than 60,000 posts have gone or are now at risk. The NHS is … Continue reading

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CQC Fees for Registered Providers: Have Your Say

The CQC want your feedback on the fees they are proposing to charge registered health and social care providers. The consultation will look at the long-term strategy for fees and the changes the CQC want to make to them from … Continue reading

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Rise in NHS complaints

The health service ombudsman has said that the rise in NHS complaints has been caused by poor communication. In total, 16,333 complaints have been made in the year 2011-12. Her report says the NHS needs to improve the way it deals with … Continue reading

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