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You can apply to run a beach bookshop in the Maldives – here’s how

You can apply to run a beach bookshop in the Maldives – here’s how

Are you a book loving sunworshipper looking for a change of career and scenery? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. A luxurious resort in the Maldives is seeking a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’ to run its beach bookshop. What’s the job? The job comes from a collaboration between Ultimate Library and Soneva Fushi (a five […]

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Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

Belle and Sebastian’s sound tracks – Sarah Martin on films and festivals

The musician’s life may seem a glamourous one, but while a globetrotting lifestyle offers highs, there are lows, usually on returning home from tour. For Belle & Sebastian’s Sarah Martin, we catch her barely recovered from jet lag following a trip to Canada before hitting the high seas in the band’s floating festival, the Boaty […]

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You and your kids can claim a free eye test before term starts – here’s how

You and your kids can claim a free eye test before term starts – here’s how

With the school holidays beginning to wind down, you might have already started thinking about everything your child needs before they head back to school. A new bag? Pens and pencils? What about glasses? For parents who want to make sure their child’s sight is in tip-top shape before going back to school, one high […]

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Thunder, heavy rain and high temperatures forecast for bank holiday weekend

Thunder, heavy rain and high temperatures forecast for bank holiday weekend

Heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit parts of the UK this week, but the bank holiday weekend is expected to see sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Heavy rain, thick cloud and wind Yorkshire will see a mixed bag of weather conditions on Tuesday (20 Aug). The Met Office explains that cloud will […]

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You may have overpaid on your student loan – here’s how to check and get your money back

You may have overpaid on your student loan – here’s how to check and get your money back

More than £28 million in overpaid student loans in England is being held by the government, research has shown. Research Professional News found that repayments continued to be taken from the accounts of more than 510,000 loanees since 2010 even after the debt had been repaid in full. The over-payments averaged at around £600 per […]

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Here’s why special needs children are battling to get into mainstream schools

Samuel Bartley, 17, has gone to mainstream schools for his whole life. But at times, getting a place has been a challenge. Samuel, from south west London, has both physical and learning disabilities and uses a wheelchair. His mum Lucy said far more needs to be done to make mainstream education more inclusive. “Instinctively when […]

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You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You need to reapply for child benefits by 31 August or risk losing out – here’s why

You might have been regularly claiming child benefits since your little one was of a young age. But if your child has now reached the age of 16 and you don’t reapply for child benefits, you may risk losing out on a lot of money. Who can claim? All parents who earn less than £50,000 […]

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This is the most recent travel safety advice for Portugal, Gran Canaria, Crete, Cyprus, Italy, and more

This is the most recent travel safety advice for Portugal, Gran Canaria, Crete, Cyprus, Italy, and more

With summer fast approaching, most of us are busy getting ready for any upcoming holidays we may have booked. Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for a number of countries. If you have plans to travel to Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Turkey, Indonesia, the US or Tunisia, there are some travel restrictions […]

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Say Yes to the Dress is looking for ‘confident brides’ – here’s how to apply for the TV show

Say Yes to the Dress is looking for ‘confident brides’ – here’s how to apply for the TV show

If you’ve recently become engaged or have been hunting for the perfect wedding dress for a while now, then have no fear because Gok Wan could be about to solve all your problems. The popular TLC TV series Say Yes to the Dress has just been recommissioned for a second series, and the casting team […]

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Is it safe to travel to Greece? Here’s everything you need to know about the wildfires

Is it safe to travel to Greece? Here’s everything you need to know about the wildfires

Holidaymakers in Greece have been issued with safety warnings due to the severity of the country’s ongoing spate of forest fires. While the initial blazes started in the Psachna region, the warnings extend to areas 70 miles away in Athens. Warning from the authorities Greek authorities have advised that anyone with breathing difficulties should stay […]

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