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The gift of Independence

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. The charity has come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is […]

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New Bluebird Care Hub opens in Kingsclere

Home and Live In Care providers, Bluebird Care Hook & Kingsclere and Bluebird Care Newbury, are launching their new Bluebird Care Hub to provide information and resources relating to adult social …

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Your holiday tan awaits

With the promise of Summer on the way, many of us are perusing the latest holiday bargains online, dreaming of jetting off to faraway lands and reacquainting with the gym in preparation for the impend …

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Research & Development Funding Workshop for local businesses 2 March

Research & Development Funding Workshop at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD on Friday 2 March 2018 from 9:15am to 12:30pm.
Newbury based United Konsultants
has teamed up w …

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Sugar

Why should we reduce our sugar intake?
Experts suggest that no more than 10 percent of the total daily caloric intake should come from added sugars.
But sugar is not the bad guy we all think of it to …

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Snug up this Winter

Tips for staying safe and warm this winter
Wrap up warm: Warm clothing, especially when it’s layered, not only prevents exposure, it also helps retain body heat.
Wear a warm hat and thick socks. …

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Bluebird Care Newbury is supporting Self Care Week 2017

Bluebird Care Newbury is supporting this year’s Self Care Week which runs from 13-19th November and is organised by the Self Care Forum.
The Self Care Forum is a UK organisation formed in 2011, wit …

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The Movember foundation

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.
From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003 …

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Defibrillators in the community

Whilst many have been enjoying their summer, away on holidays and so forth the Heartstart Thatcham team have been busy supplying and organising placement of defibrillators.
The team have worked with l …

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Bluebird takes shifts from ‘care home’ to ‘care at home’.

 
With an increasing population of older people across the UK, 61% of individuals with low care needs now arrange for someone to come into their own home to help look after them (Health Business …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, Breast Cancer Care is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, a powerful symbol for millions of people affected by the disease.
Wha …

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Shoulder Impingement

One of the most common conditions of the shoulder that I treat, is an impingement and they can be a nightmare!
What is it?
In our shoulder we have 4 key rotator cuff muscles that help to stabalise the …

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50th Defibrillator

Midgem
Whilst many have been enjoying their summer, away on holidays and so forth the Heartstart Thatcham team have been busy supplying and organising placement of defibrillators. The team have worked …

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Unexplained Knee pain?

Do your knee hurt and grind for no reason at all? If there hasn’t previously been a fall, knock or giving way of the knee, then it could well be linked to your back.
Over time, if we don’t …

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Have you ever wondered if the work from home opportunities actually work? Well I’m living proof that it does.

My name is Jo Scott and I’ve been running my own home based business now for three and a half years, which has paid me more income than my previous 9-5 corporate roles.  My background was in sa …

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Celebrity packed Health and Fitness event

Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic Champion, England’s Strongest Woman Farah Fonseca and Clean Eating Alice are confirmed to attend Refresh Festival UK – the first outdoor health and fitness festiv …

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How To Run A Mile – Tips From Steve Cram and Wiggle

Wiggle has partnered with Strava, the social network for athletes, to get runners of all levels to run their best mile in June.
As part of the collaboration there are over 100 pairs of running shoes, …

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A mosquito can detect you up to one kilometre away

A mosquito can detect you up to one kilometre away – so go incognito
Just as humans are attracted to each other’s pheromones, insects are attracted to humans by our kairomones. Most kairomones …

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Hear Hear

So you’ve decided that you need a hearing aid. But which one? Obviously, the first thing to do is talk to an audiologist. They will assess the nature of your hearing loss, its cause, and its sev …

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Expert Tips on Keeping Your Home Allergen-Free

The summer months are particularly bad for airborne allergy sufferers, as it is the peak of the grass pollen season, as well as the usual dust and pet allergens. However, there are many things you can …

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