Author: Dave Stopher

Survey: Questions about your experience with Doctor’s

To highlight the personal service that AKEA Life members will benefit from, a research-based thought leadership report would be compiled to examine whether the family GP still exists in the UK. To provide data for this, PR Agency One and its research partner will carry out a survey of 1,000 British adults to examine whether consumers know their GP, how much they value knowing your GP, what level of security it gives to them and their family. Welcome to your The Failings of the Family GP Name Email Address Telephone Select all of the following statements that apply to...

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Most North Yorkshire families get first primary school preference

This year, nearly 95 per cent of parents or carers of primary age children secured their first school preference in North Yorkshire.  The figure remains consistently high in comparison with many other places in the country. As many as 98 per cent of families in the county secured one of their top three preferences. “This is very good news for North Yorkshire families,” said Stuart Carlton, North Yorkshire County Council’s Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services. “We are pleased that so many families continue to gain the first preference from their choice of schools and that the percentage...

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HOTEL ARTEMIS – First Trailer Released

IN CINEMAS 20 JULY 2018 Starring: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day Directed by: Drew Pearce Written by: Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) Producers: Marc Platt, Adam Siegal, Ink Factory in the UK (John Le Carre adaptations) View the Trailer Here: Synopsis: Jean Thomas, aka THE NURSE (Jodie Foster) is the manager of the Hotel Artemis, an ultra-exclusive, members-only hospital hidden in a hotel redolent of faded ‘20s glamour. Tough, sharp and utterly fearless, The Nurse treats an assortment of assassins, gunrunners, thieves and gangsters in an unexpected state-of-the-art emergency room...

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World Cup 2018 – Watch Out For Hotel Overpricing!

There is no escaping the fact that enjoying tournament football is expensive. Travel and tickets will cost a small fortune, to begin with, let alone the prospect of weeks worth of sundry expenses at often inflated prices. What may have been a $1 drink last week will become a $5 mug during the tournament. That’s to be expected, after all – who can blame the barkeeps of Russia for not cashing in when they can? However, when it comes to accommodation rules, Russia is a little bit different to most other countries. Hotels are obliged to stick to a...

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Advice from the experts — what to look for when buying an expensive suit

Many occasions call for the purchase of a new suit. Perhaps you’ve been invited to a wedding, a christening or maybe you’re looking to sharpen up for the office. Either way, a suit should be viewed as a necessary investment. A cheap suit is almost guaranteed to need replacing in a couple of years, whereas well-designed tailoring can last you 20 plus! So, what should you look out for when buying an expensive suit? And, of equal importance, how can other people tell that you’re wearing the best. CT shirts, experts in suit design, have created this guide to...

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Sony presents Hidden Senses at Milan Design Week

A sensorial experience visualizing an enriched lifestyle for a new tomorrow; See, hear and feel hidden senses that inform your everyday life. Challenging the constraints and preconceptions between technology and human behaviour, whilst interacting with familiar objects in a contextual space. The evolution of technology, and the way we interact with it, is opening up new and exciting ways to enhance our daily lives. At Sony, we believe that by aligning our strengths in design and technology, we can deliver entirely new user experiences that move people emotionally. Design is not only a matter of lines and shapes, but...

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Tom Arscott to join Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of experienced Premiership performer Tom Arscott from next season. The 30-year-old has scored 29 tries in his 104 Premiership appearances, playing predominantly at wing and full-back but with the ability to also slot into the centres. Arscott joins from French club Rouen where he has been playing under the tutelage of Richard Hill, the man who was at the helm when he made his Premiership debut for Bristol back in 2007. Going on to play top-flight rugby with Worcester Warriors, London Welsh and Sale Sharks, the Plymouth-born player adds further finishing power and...

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Joygernaut play explores a kinder world

An exciting one-person show exploring the effects of kindness and cruelty will tour North Yorkshire libraries during May and June. Poet and performer Andy Craven-Griffiths ran workshops in libraries earlier in the year to gather stories of kindness from people of all ages and invited people to share their experiences online at Those stories have informed the writing of an interactive, one-person show exploring kindness and cruelty, their effects and our ability to choose. Andy said: “We are increasingly sold the idea of our own individuality and importance. The aim of the game is to be the most beautiful, to have...

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A PURPOSE built community building for the residents of East Middlesbrough has been proposed to replace the dilapidated Southlands Centre under new plans to be considered next week.   The move follows extensive efforts over two years to address the loss-making site’s lack of financial viability, including significant maintenance and repair costs – which run to nearly £2m – to the former secondary school building. Under the proposals the Southlands would be closed and, subject to a further decision to redevelop the site, a brand new community centre built on the existing site or elsewhere in East Middlesbrough, following...

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South Tyneside Talent at DVD Launch

After delighting two full houses totalling 10,000 people at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, the cast of Sunday for Sammy can now be seen in homes all across the country as the much-anticipated DVD of the show hits the shops. At a premiere showing of the DVD to a packed public audience at The Exchange in North Shields, and later a showing for cast and crew, talent from the South Tyneside area featured heavily. Sunday for Sammy, unofficially known as the Geordie Command Performance is a celebration of North Eastern culture staged to raise funds to support the next generation of...

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All-new executive class Avant combines contemporary Audi design with increased space and significantly enhanced technology Striking design, spacious interior and excellent adaptability Powerful four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines with mild hybrid system Four suspension configurations, dynamic all-wheel steering optional Navigation, infotainment and assistance systems – fully connected Scheduled to become available for UK ordering this summer Avant is the Audi byword for grace under pressure – it stands for intrinsic elegance combined with optimal adaptability to the demands of everyday life – and the perennially popular format returns to the A6 range this month. The new Audi A6 Avant not...

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All-new Ford Focus now on sale in five-door and estate body styles Focus range starts at just £17,930 – more than £2,000 below the outgoing model Popular Zetec and ST-Line series also more affordable BRENTWOOD, Essex, 10 April, 2018 – The all-new Ford Focus unveiled today is on sale for September delivery, with all main models offering enhanced specification while being priced more competitively or at carry-over levels. Prices start at £17,930 for the Focus Style – £2,300 below the model it replaces. Focus Zetec and ST-Line – together representing 55 per cent of sales – are now £850 and...

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Planning Inspectorate accepts principle of planning zone

The North Yorkshire authorities have welcomed the Planning Inspector’s indicative response to key policies relating to fracking in the region. The Inspector, Elizabeth Ord, was considering evidence for proposals from the ‘Joint Authorities’ (City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and North Yorks Moors National Park Authority) during the public examination of the joint minerals and waste plan for the region. The Joint Authorities had been asked to provide additional evidence to support policies which cover:   A separation distance of 500m between above-surface fracking proposals and anyone’s home. Any proposals for such development within 500m would only...

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Team AMR to give V12 Vantage GT3 its 24-hour swansong All six FIA WEC GTE works drivers to race on the Nürburgring Nordschleife Accomplished Vantage GT4 entry to feature Jamie Chadwick and Peter Cate Team AMR to compete in ADAC 6-hour qualifying race this weekend Friday 13 April, Banbury: Aston Martin will return to the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race, staged on the world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife (May 10-13), with a two-car entry featuring all six of its 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship factory GTE Pro drivers. The British manufacturer will enter a V12 Vantage GT3 in the SP9 category for...

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Wallet-watchers will get more for their money in Turkey and Bulgaria – while Eurozone resorts costa a lot more

12thannual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometerreveals the best value European hotspots ( Sunny Beach, Bulgaria is best value for a bargain break for the fifth year running Sterling’s surge against Turkish lira results in a 20 per cent price plunge in Marmaris Algarve is cheapest in the Eurozone and 44 per cent cheaper than Sorrento, the most expensive of 18 beach resorts surveyed To shave £s off holiday costs: swap resorts in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Croatia Holidaymakers looking for the best value beach resort in Europe are likely to find that their pounds will stretch further outside...

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