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Autumn Internationals 2021 Rugby Fixtures, Results & Headlines

The giants of southern hemisphere rugby – South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina – will be back touring Europe during the autumn of 2021, with capacity crowds expected at many of the matches.
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Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – I agree with her – All Main Stream Media is toxic & overly negative, and should come with a warning ⚠️

Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – E! Online
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Budget 2021, Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms have been given a financial boost in the Budget…

Budget 2021 News:

Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms in England which have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have been given a financial boost in the Budget.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary 50% cut in their business rates, up to a maximum of £110,000.

In addition, he has scrapped 2022’s planned annual increase in rates for all firms for the second year in a row.

The hospitality industry welcomed the move, although it added “the devil will be in the detail”.

Business rates are charged on commercial premises based on the value of the property and the level is set by central government, rather than councils. They are devolved across the UK’s nations.

The Treasury only decides business rates in England, but the UK government also allocates funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through a formula.

This could allow the devolved nations to mirror the changes in England or, alternatively, keep their current business rates and spend the money elsewhere.

Bricks and mortar firms have long complained that they are at an unfair disadvantage compared with online retailers, which do not have to pay business rates. They want to see an online sales tax being applied.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak said that in the 2022-23 tax year, pubs, music venues, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, theatres and gyms would be able to claim a discount on their bills of 50%, up to a maximum of £110,000. He said that was a tax cut worth almost £1.7bn.

In conjunction with the existing Small Business Rates Relief, the chancellor said the move meant more than 90% of all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses would see a discount of at least 50%.

Business rates in the retail and leisure sectors have already been reduced during the present financial year following the rates holiday during the pandemic.

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Taxes cut on sparkling wine and draught beer

The Treasury has been carrying out a wider review of business rates.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak confirmed they would be retained and reformed. “We on this side of the House are clear that reckless, unfunded promises to abolish a tax which raises £25bn every year are completely irresponsible.”

However, he said the system would be made “fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”. beginning in 2023.

In addition, from 2023, all firms, not just in retail and hospitality, would be able to make improvements to their property without having to pay extra business rates for 12 months.

The reforms also include a new relief for firms that invest in green technologies, such as solar panels and heat pumps.

‘Incredibly fragile’

UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls: “We have been lobbying hard for significant reform of the outdated business rates system and therefore very much welcome the chancellor’s move today to extend the 50% business rates relief for the hospitality and leisure sector for the next financial year.

“The devil will be in the detail, though, so we look forward to learning to what extent it will benefit businesses.”

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Ms Nicholls also said announcements simplifying, and in some cases cutting, alcohol duties were “great news” for pubs, bars and restaurants and “will benefit all”.

However, she added: “Positive as these announcements are, hospitality remains incredibly fragile, facing myriad critical issues. Rising utility bills, wage bills and food and drink prices have resulted in 13% inflationary costs that businesses are having to absorb at the same time as they navigate severe supply chain issues and chronic staff shortages.

“Given this toxic cocktail, it is imperative the government go further to support businesses in our sector.”

She said the best way to do that would be to keep the current lower rate of 12.5% VAT on hospitality.

“The chancellor has been bold and radical with alcohol duty – we urge him to adopt the same approach when implementing root and branch reform of business rates, to ensure industries share the burden equally.”

Elsewhere, the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Shevaun Haviland, said the chancellor had listened to the BCC’s “long-standing calls for changes to the business rates system and this will be good news for many firms”.

“It will provide much-needed relief for businesses across the country, giving many firms renewed confidence to invest and grow.”

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CBI director general Tony Danker said the chancellor had made “real strides in making the system more palatable for businesses in the shorter term. More frequent valuations, wider reliefs and improving the incentives for firms to decarbonise their premises is what firms have been calling for”.

However, he added that the “hard truth” was that “the government missed the opportunity to truly reform a business rates system that diminishes Britain’s high streets and factories”.

Julian Bird, chief executive of Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, welcomed the move, saying it would “provide venue operators with the cushion of a lower cost base as they reopen and develop an audience post-pandemic.

“The 100% improvement relief for business rates, providing 12 months relief from higher bills for occupiers where eligible improvements to an existing property increase the rateable value, from 2023 will encourage innovation and enhancement of our theatre buildings,” he added.

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Liverpool Smash Man Utd 5-0 away at old Trafford to leave Ollie on the brink…

After heading in at half time 4-0 up and adding a fifth goal early in the second half, Liverpool destroyed Man Utd at Old Trafford to leave Manager, Ollie on the brink of being fired.

The fifth goal by Mo Salah, finishing off his hat-trick, might well have been a final nail in the coffin for Ollie and that is yet to be seen. In scoring today’s hat-trick Mo Salah becomes the highest scoring Premier League African player of all time and today’s hat-trick was his fourth in the Premier Leage.

Liverpool now climb back up to second at the top of the Premier League table, one behind leader Chelsea and are now already 7 points ahead of their bitter rivals with only just 9 matches played.

Ronaldo almost scored a consolation goal to give some level of respect to the game but that was disallowed due to a VAR offside decision.

The game was like a men v boys game and seen a disorganised Man Utd defence in 6’s and 7’s as Liverpool one touched pass there way straight through the heart of the defence on several occasions and it could have been a lot more had Liverpool not shown mercy and took their foot off the gas for most of the second half after the fifth goal had gone in, Ronaldo’ goal was chalked off and Paul Pogba had been sent off after only just coming on for 15 minutes for a terrible two footed talk that saw Naby Keita injured for the match and taken off on a stretcher.

Ronaldo was also lucky to only get a yellow after taking some of his frustration out on young Curtis Jones just before the half time break and many of the Man Utd players ended on yellow cards after many showed their frustrations with bad or late tackles throughout the game.

In addition to Keita going off, the only other downside in what was a history victor for Liverpool, was the early retirement of James Milner when he seemed to tear a ligament after a slip or over exertion early in the first half.

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Emma Raducanu urged to rehire US Open winning coach as former Grand Slam champion disagrees with decision

Emma Raducanu split with her coach shortly after her US Open win (Picture: Al Bello/Getty Images)Emma Raducanu should not have fired her coach Andrew…

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Anthony Joshua could be forced to vacate world title if he beats Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and fights Tyson Fury

ANTHONY JOSHUA could be forced to vacate one of the world title belts if he beats Oleksandr Usyk. The Watford boxer suffered his second defeat as a …

Anthony Joshua could be forced to vacate world title if he beats Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and fights Tyson Fury

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Furious Alison Hammond slams Steve Allen as ‘disgusting’ for calling Strictly star Tilly Ramsay ‘chubby’

THIS Morning’s Alison Hammond is the latest celebrity to wade into the Tilly Ramsay drama after a broadcaster called her ‘chubby’. The 19-year-old …

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Virgin Media customers to get 13 kids TV channels for FREE during half term

MILLIONS of parents are to be given a half term boost as Virgin Media plans to unlock 13 premium kids TV channels. Peppa Pig and Spongebob …

Virgin Media customers to get 13 kids TV channels for FREE during half term

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Jack Grealish shakes head after being substituted as England struggle to draw at home to Hungary in World Cup qualifier

Jack Grealish’s body language as he was substituted epitomised England’s disappointing performance as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to …

Jack Grealish shakes head after being substituted as England struggle to draw at home to Hungary in World Cup qualifier

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Katie Price takes on Molly Mae as she launches fake tan range weeks before bankruptcy hearing

KATIE Price is set to take on Molly-Mae as she launches a fake tan range just weeks before her bankruptcy hearing. The former glamour model and …

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Cheryl will return to the stage this Saturday just three weeks after Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding’s death

Cheryl will return to the stage this weekend, just three weeks after the tragic passing of her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding. I can reveal the …

Cheryl will return to the stage this Saturday just three weeks after Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding’s death

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Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins: Who has left the series so far?

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The wave of British tourism when Turkey leaves the red list

Thousands of Britons are expected to return to Turkey, one of their favorite vacations, after the booking frenzy broke out when overseas travel rules…

The wave of British tourism when Turkey leaves the red list

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Will Anthony Joshua’s résumé surpass Tyson Fury’s with a win over Oleksandr Usyk this week?

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will not be settled inside the ring in 2021, but the debate from fans outside the ring continues to rage on. For the …

Will Anthony Joshua’s résumé surpass Tyson Fury’s with a win over Oleksandr Usyk this week?

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30 Women-Owned Vegan Businesses in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond- Top Vegan Businesses – #BizNews

30 WOMEN-OWNED VEGAN BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT TODAY
These badass, sustainably focused, plant-based, innovative companies are changing the world one compassionate product at a time. 

by SARAH MCLAUGHLIN
JULY 1, 2021
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It’s time we put our money where our mouths are and support women entrepreneurs and innovators. Female-led companies don’t receive the same consideration as male-led businesses, receiving just 16 percent of business loans, despite employing over 8.4 million workers and generating $264 billion in payroll. These women-owned vegan companies are changing the game with compassionate, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free products, and we couldn’t be more excited to support them along the way. 

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1. OSEA Malibu

Founded by mother Jenefer and run by her oldest daughter Melissa Palmer as CEO, this sustainably focused, non-toxic, glass bottled skincare line utilizes the healing benefits of seaweed to provide natural products for conscious consumers. We’re absolutely obsessed with their gorgeous and calming Venice Beach-based skincare studio for facials and more. 
Shop here.

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2. Miyoko’s Creamery

From making incredible, award-winning cashew-based cheese wheels; to running a micro-sanctuary; to fighting off legislation trying to prevent her from using the words “butter” and “cheese” on her plant-based products; to traveling the country in a food truck giving out free vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, is there anything this powerhouse can’t do? 
Shop here.

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3. Kinder Beauty

Started by former Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet and former Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch, this monthly beauty subscription box is 100-percent vegan and cruelty-free. Each box is filled with five gorgeous products and helps consumers discover the burgeoning world of natural beauty. These do-gooders even donate a portion of each box to help animal rights and environmental causes.
Shop here.

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4. Plaine Products

Based in Cincinnati, OH, this women-owned company offers an eco-friendly alternative to single-use products and is on track to divert 500,000 plastic bottles from landfills by the end of 2021. Their line of toxin-free personal care products come in containers that are sent back to the company once empty to be cleaned, refilled, and returned to circulation.
Shop here.

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5. The Naughty Cookie

If you haven’t had these gooey, fully loaded with chocolate chunks, plant-based cookies by owner and baker Jessica Motes … you’re definitely missing out. Choose between peanut butter chocolate chip, cookies and cream, ooey gooey s’mores, and potato-chip studded summer camp cookie. And, oh yeah, they ship nationwide. 
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6. Lagusta’s Luscious

Started by incredible chocolatier and author Lagusta Yearwood, this totally ethical, sustainably minded, and social justice-oriented chocolate shop has long been serving up show-stopping chocolate barks, truffles, filled cups, and so much more. We’re head over heels for their stunning Pagan Bark. 
Shop here.

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7. Jule’s Vegan Foods

Jules Van Dam was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer in 2014 and after 2 years of treatment she knew she needed to make a change, starting with her diet. She began creating her deliciously creamy, rind-crusted, cashew-based, aged vegan brie and hasn’t looked back. 
Shop here.

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8. Vegetaryn

You’ve probably seen her adorable t-shirts and sweatshirts floating around Instagram, and Taryn Rasgon is constantly creating new, punny message wear to share the vegan message in a lighthearted way. Check out her adorable tote bags and stickers for more fun ways to share your love of plant-based eating. 
Shop here.

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9. Abbot’s Butcher

Founded in 2016 by Kerry Song, a vegan and animal rights supporter who found herself disappointed with the available selection of meat alternatives, this food brand uses pea protein to make its vegan chicken, beef, and chorizo products. 
Shop here.

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10. You Think You Know Me

Portland, Oregon-based game designer and longtime vegan Ami Baio created this conversational card game to playfully test how well you know your friends, family, partners, or co-workers through prompt cards. Break this out at your next dinner party or picnic and get ready to learn even more about the people you love. 
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11. Miakoda Clothing

Fashion designer Julia Ahrens and yoga instructor Laura Ahrens teamed up to start this sustainably focused, ethically made, 100-percent vegan clothing company in 2013. With beautifully made bralettes, athleisure, and basics, this company takes their commitment to the environment seriously, sending all of their packages out in 100-percent recycled packing materials. 
Shop here.

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12. Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen

Specializing in gorgeous vegan baked goods, cheese plates, and more, this baking and catering company founded by Yvonne Ardestani ships its delicious, gluten-free, plant-based treats nationwide. We’re huge fans of the chocolate-coated doughnuts and crunchy thin mint cookies! 
Shop here.

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13. Kaike Skincare

Founded in 2015 by Keli Smith, this black-owned beauty brand focuses on creating minimal and multi-purpose products to solve a variety of skincare issues specific to melanated skin. The Melt oil-based cleanser is an absolute godsend after a long day. 
Shop here.

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14. Lavva

Created by Liz Fisher, who switched to a high-fat diet after being diagnosed with advanced-stage ovarian cancer, this dairy-free yogurt line taps into the power and deliciousness of Southeast Asian pili nuts as the creamy base. With the highest vitamin E and magnesium of any nut, these probiotic-rich yogurt cups pack in healthy nutrients. 
Shop here.

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15. Sorbabes

Moms Nicole Cardone and Deborah Gorman helm this plant-based sorbet company that’s been putting its own spin on dairy-free pints for more than seven years. Using whole nuts and fruits to make their incredibly flavorful pints (and now new dipped, crunchy bars!) these treats offer a more healthful, but still indulgent twist on classic ice cream. Don’t miss the Pistachio and Caramel pint! Seriously, trust us. 
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16. Nomadica

Founded in 2017 by sommelier Kristin Olszewski and Emma Toshack, this vegan-friendly wine company is based in LA and works with small Californian winemakers from the North and Central Coasts to create its eco-concious, zero-sugar canned wines.
Shop here.

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17. Beet x Beet

Graphic designer by trade, Jacky Wasserman, combined her passion for the vegan lifestyle and her design skills to start this clothing brand in 2014. With to the point message wear like “Eat Plants or Die” shirts or hopeful messages like “The Future Is Vegan” available in kids tees, this brand spreads the vegan message in all sorts of stylish ways. 
Shop here.

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18. Axiology

Ericka Rodriguez was on a mission to find the perfect, cruelty-free and vegan lipstick, but when she couldn’t find one she liked, she created her own. That quickly grew into this all-natural lipstick and lip crayon brand that uses 10 simple plant ingredients to create a hue of gorgeous shades. 
Shop here.

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19. Inspire Organics

Former Olympic weightlifter, health coach, yoga instructor, and animal welfare activist, Hawaiian-based Allison Jacobson wanted to create the best plant-based energy supplement utilizing the fresh tastes of the island’s tropical fruits. Thus, Inspire Organics, an organic energy powdered supermix, was born! Add it to your morning smoothies for an extra jumpstart to the day. 
Shop here.

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20. LaBruna Skincare

This skincare brand, created by NYU student Nina LaBruna, focuses on effective, restorative, and phytonutrient-rich natural products with anti-aging qualities. The Shiitake Seaweed Eye Gel is a lifesaver after a long night of editing away. Dark circles and eye bags, be gone! 
Shop here.

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21. Hera the Dog Vodka

After more than 17 years in animal rescue, including running A Dog’s Life Rescue in Los Angeles, Allison Lange and Julia Pennington decided to make the leap into the alcohol industry as a way to give back directly to animal rescues after seeing firsthand how difficult fundraising could be. A portion of each bottle’s proceeds are donated back to causes such as funding free spay/neuter days in local communities and donating to animal rescues’ spay/neuter programs. 
Shop here.

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22. Athena Club

Maria Markina and Allie Griswold left their careers to launch this feminine care subscription brand that boasts high-quality tampons without the high prices (AKA the pink tax), in order to make quality, period care products more accessible. But not only do they carry organic tampons and pads, the brand also offers all-vegan body care products and supplements. 
Shop here.

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23. Plant Posse Art & Jewelry

Owned by Brittney West, this artist group of plant-powered people produces jewelry and art promoting plant pride and donates a portion of profits to various animal sanctuaries and animal organizations. We’re obsessed with their adorable banana earrings and “practice what you peach” artwork. 
Shop here.

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24. Angela Roi

Angela Lee’s passion for fashion and philanthropy led her to co-found and become Creative Director of this ethical fashion label in 2012. Each of these chic and stylish, high-fashion purses and bags are constructed by hand

with only the finest non-animal materials and all of their artisans earn fair wages in clean, comfortable factories, so you can feel extra good sporting one of their bags on your arm. 
Shop here.

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25. PNW Cookies

After watching family members with allergies to dairy and gluten struggle to find delicious baked goods, Callie Carpenter started this vegan, gluten-free, soy-free cookie company which has quickly grown, even booking a contract with tech company Microsoft’s corporate office in the catering department this year. 
Shop here.

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26. Goddess Provisions

Back in 2011, Jill Pyle co-founded Vegan Cuts (a popular snack and beauty box subscription service), and in 2015 decided to take her love of spiritual practices and make it into a cruelty-free box of its own. This monthly subscription box comes filled with an assortment of crystals, spiritual tools, soy candles, vegan chocolates, and so much more. 
Shop here.

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27. MooShoes

Sisters, Erica and Sara Kubersky, founded this retail and online vegan shoe store in New York, before it expanded to Los Angeles. However, they didn’t just stop at selling a wide variety of quality footwear, they also sell T-shirts, books, and accessories like wallets and bags. Plus, they even opened an all vegan deli and market next door to their New York location, called Orchard Grocer. 
Shop here.

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28. LXMI

Founded by award-winning social entrepreneur, Leila Janah, this beauty brand truly has a social justice mission at its core: to help marginalized East African women find work that pays a living wage through the wild harvesting, production, and exportation of Nilotica, the key ingredient in all of LXMI’s beauty products. 
Shop here.

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29. Nutpods

While on vacation, pregnant and frustrated with her dairy-free creamer options, Madeline Haydon decided to launch her own coconut and almond-based creamer company. Today the company is the number one dairy-free creamer on Amazon and is available in more than 13,000 stores across the US. 
Shop here.

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30. Jill Milan

After years of searching for classic, luxury handbags that were leather-free and vegan, Jill Fraser founded Jill Milan in 2010 and has since been worn by celebs such as Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, and Eva Longoria. Plus, a portion of all the proceeds from these luxe bags are donated to organizations that rescue and retire former racehorses, as they are often at risk of being shipped to Canada or to Mexico to be slaughtered.
Shop here.

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BONUS: VegNews is, of course, a woman-owned company started by Colleen Holland in 2000!

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews and is on a mission to support more small, women-owned brands everyday. 
— Read on vegnews.com/2021/7/women-owned-vegan-businesses

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Boris Johnson to hold major press conference next week to unveil Covid winter plan – here’s what is expected

BORIS Johnson will hold a major press conference next week to unveil his Covid winter plan for the country. The Prime Minister is expected to tell …

Boris Johnson to hold major press conference next week to unveil Covid winter plan – here’s what is expected

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The Clacton Cracker – Netwalking & Networking Event – Get a Ticket fir this Extravaganza on Fri 27 Aug 2021 at 12:00 via Eventbrite

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Netwalk to and Network in this unique and exclusive location – a Martello Tower, right by the seafront in Clacton-Upon-Sea in Essex

Us human beings are social animals. The inherent need and desire to grow our respective tribes is firmly embedded into our collective DNA. We are all hardwired to m
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Exclusive Wedding & Events venue in Essex | Clacton on Sea | South East England | England, UK

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If you are looking for a unique, magical and exclusive wedding venue or event venue in South East England, including a Wedding venue in Essex, Wedding Venue in Clacton, Event Venue in Essex or Event Venue in Clacton.

Get Married in a Martello Tower in Clacton, Essex, South East England, UK

A wedding with a wow factor!

You can get married in a Martello Tower – (like a mini castle), with its own Moat, on the sea front of Clacton, Essex, South East England from August 2021, a stones throw away from the famous Clacton Pier. You can get married or have the reception in this unique, exclusive and historic Martello Tower and ensure that your start to married life, begins with a bang, and helps to create happy memories that will be sure to last a life time.

Host an exclusive Event in a Martello Tower in Clacton, Essex, South East England, UK

Unique Event in a unique location!

You can get host an exclusive event in a Martello Tower – (like a mini castle), with its own Moat, on the sea front of Clacton, Essex, South East England from August 2021, a stones throw away from the famous Clacton Pier. You can host an event, private party, corporate event or corporate away day, in this unique, exclusive and historic Martello Tower and ensure that your event goes of with a bang, and helps to create happy memories that will be sure to last a life time.

If you are interested in more details please email Mike on maconsultancy1@gmail.com and we will provide more details about the packages available as soon as they are available.

For more about the Martello Tower exclusive Wedding and Events venue in Clacton, Essex, South East England see out about the Martello Tower section below.

About the Historic Martello Tower F in Clacton on Sea, Essex, South East England, U.K.

Martello Tower F Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, South East England, UK

Martello Tower F is soon to be an exclusive Wedding and Events venue in Essex, set within a dry moat and situated at the junction of Marine Parade West and Tower Road, overlooking the promenade and seafront to the west of Clacton Pier in England, UK.

Martello Tower F is the only remaining moated example on the Essex coast; the others at Beacon Hill, St Osyth (B), Holland Haven (G) and Walton Cliffs (J) were demolished or destroyed by coastal erosion in the 19th century.

Tower F has seen some significant alterations, particularly in the 20th century, but the structure remains substantially unchanged and still retains many details dating from the period of construction. The first floor entrance, to the north west, is still approached by the original cast iron footbridge which spans the ditch on three pairs of stilt- like legs. The section nearest the tower is designed as a drawbridge, capable of being raised to seal the entrance. One of the chains first-floor the bridge remains in place, together with the slots and iron pulleys set into the head of the entrance passage. All four of the windows to this floor were framed and glazed during the 1960s, although the apertures still retain some of the iron bars dating from 1818.

Martello Tower F

Martello Tower F Clacton, Essex, England, UK – a unique and exclusive Wedding & Events venue in Essex, South East England, from August 2021.

A timber-clad observation room, formally a coastguard lookout, stands above the forward gun embrasure, resting on a metal gantry with legs set into concrete blocks on the tower’s roof. 

The ground floor of the tower is accessible via a modern passageway cut through the rear wall of a storage alcove on the south-west side. All the other alcoves and casemates remain largely unaltered and the lamp passage to the main magazine (on the seaward side) is particularly well preserved. 

In World War I the Martello tower F was commandeered as a piquet station for G Company of the 8th Battalion Essex Regiment. In the inter-war years the tower came into the hands of the local authority, and in 1931 the interior was as opened as a museum. The museum was short lived as the tower was returned to military control during World War II and thereafter leased to the Ministry of Defence. The interior remained in use by the Royal Naval Auxilliary Service (RNAS) until 1990. A children’s’ zoo was established around the tower in the 1970s but closed in the late 1980s.

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The Tower under the new guise of a wedding and events venue, will be run by UK & Global Entrepreneur, Paul Nash and is going to be a great Wedding & Events venue in Essex and us a great Things to do in Clacton, Essex or the South West of England as the Tower can be observed as part of a day out with the kids in Clacton, that combine viewing the Tower, whilst also visiting the historic Clacton Pier. An ideal activity for those seeking Things to do in Clacton, Things to do in Essex or Things to do in South East England…

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Peter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is stuck’

PETER Andre has to be rescued from a zipwire in Cyprus as his daughter Princess, 13, yelled: “My dad is stuck.” The 47-year-old singer was helped …

Peter Andre has to be rescued from zipwire on holiday in Cyprus as daughter Princess, 13, yells ‘my dad is stuck’

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Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

PROUD dad Adam Thomas has revealed his six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k. The former …

Adam Thomas’ six-year-old son raised £13,000 for charity after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk 10k

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25 Times James Blunt Well and Truly Won Twitter – Music Plus Sport

As much as we love James Blunt’s music, we might just love his comebacks on Twitter a little more!

From serving up harsh truths, being outright brutal in response to his fans, and generally just being the funniest bloke we’ve seen on Twitter, James Blunt’s account has got it all.

Blunt by name, Blunt by nature.

Here’s our 25 favourite tweets from the wittiest musician we know:

— Read on www.musicplussport.com/25-times-james-blunt-won-twitter/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Welsh Business News – Corporate B2B Sales & Digital Marketing Agency in Cardiff covering UK

If you are looking for Welsh Business News you should take a look at our Welsh Business News Blog or the Business Section and Business News Section on our MA Consultancy Website. You can also follow WelshBiz on Social Media.

On our Welsh Business News Blogs you will find lots of UK Business News and Welsh Business News including Cardiff Business News, Swansea Business News, North Wales Business News and Business Events News as well as Business Advice and Info.

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
Who are you?
What are your products and services?
Who are your clients?
What’s your target audience for your business?
What new introductions can we make for you?
How can you follow up effectively?
Event closes
Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

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For more Welsh Business News please see

MA Consultancy Marketing Blog & News Headlines

The Introbiz, Introbiz Expo & Introbiz Global Summit Welsh Business News Website

The Mike Armstrong Welsh Business News Blog

The 333 Websites Welsh Business News Website

& The Things to Do In Cardiff Directory with Events & Jobs News

— Read on maconsultancycardiff.com/welsh-business-news/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Great news for our members ‘Mobius Works’ • by Global Networking & Events Company, Introbiz

Great to see our members Mobius Works growing and expanding.

Today, we have launched a brand new branch specialising in delivering larger projects as main contractor across the south of the country. Introducing Mobius Construct.

Mobius Construct will allow us to deliver larger scale projects from the value of circa £5million, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit out, as well as being able to offer ongoing maintenance and facilities management via Mobius Works. The business will operate across a variety of sectors spanning D&B, commercial, residential, leisure, retail, health, defence, workplace, education and also the public sector.

Mobius Construct will be headed up by Bristol based Tim Stringer, who has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has worked with several reputable companies including Pearce Group, Integral UK and Tetris UK, and most recently has been working as a Consultant to Mobius overseeing all major projects. He’ll be joined by Divisional Director Carly Willis, Former Chair of Women in Property (WiP) South West and incoming Chair of Interact Bristol, who specialises in delivering high end commercial projects, with a background in Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

Speaking about the launch of the new company, Managing Director Tim Stringer said:

“Having worked with Lee and the team at Mobius on a consultancy basis for some time, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Mobius Construct; a new step which will allow the company to grow ever faster than they already have over the past few years. We feel that our combined years of experience and expertise will allow us to offer the very best in service delivery and go above and beyond our clients’ expectations through proactive and innovative solutions.”

Mobius founder, Lee Bignell said:

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Tim and Carly to the team to lead the charge on Mobius Construct. Being able to pitch for larger projects is a huge step for Mobius, and we can’t wait to see how the business grows with their addition over the coming months and years.”

For enquiries contact Tim at tim.stringer@mobiusconstruct.co.uk or Carly at carly.willis@mobiusconstruct.co.uk.

If any of our other members have any news or press releases etc., please email marketing@introbiz.co.uk and social@introbiz.co.uk and we can share it across our Network for you.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/great-news-for-our-members-mobius-works/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

What TV channel is England v Wales on? Kick off time & live stream – Radio Times

What TV channel is England v Wales on? Kick off time & live stream – Radio Times
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.radiotimes.com/news/sport/2020-10-07/england-wales-watch-live-kick-off-time-tv-channel-2020/amp/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Introbiz Online Networking Event With Serial Entrepreneur and Business Coach, Lisa Johnson as well as Launch of the Introbiz Global Summit – #Introbiz

Introbiz Online Networking Event With Serial Entrepreneur and Business Coach, Lisa Johnson • Introbiz
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/networking-event/introbiz-online-networking-event-with-introbiz-founders-tracey-and-paul-smolinski-5/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me