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The History Behind David Bowie & His Life Society Style 

The History Behind David Bowie & His Life

The Man Behind the Icon David Bowie wrote some of the most famous songs in the world, but his life was just as captivating as his music. David Bowie is one of the most famous and influential performers of the 21st century, if not of all time. His music is endlessly sampled and covered, his style copied, and his fearless attitude admired in an age when truly dare to break the mould. Here is everything that you need to know about the man – and where to find some stunning…

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The Impact of Hair Loss on a Women’s Confidence Society Style 

The Impact of Hair Loss on a Women’s Confidence

For many of us our hair is our crowning glory. We know that there is something hard wired within us that signifies a head of great luscious locks can mean excellent health and potentially peak fitness. Even a new haircut can leave you feel amazing and can take years off your appearance, so it’s no wonder that subconsciously we all derive a great deal of self-esteem and confidence from how our hair looks and feels, not only to ourselves but to others too. If we find ourselves faced with an…

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Keep Your Pet in Great Condition with a Between-Groom Bath and Blow Dry Hobbies Society Style 

Keep Your Pet in Great Condition with a Between-Groom Bath and Blow Dry

The winter weather presents dog owners with a few dilemmas. Your pooch needs his daily dose of exercise, so avoiding walkies isn’t an option, even when it’s chilly and wet outside – but the wind, rain, mud, ice and snow can wreak havoc with your pet’s fur and leave them looking (and feeling) a little worse for wear. Even towelling off mud and other debris after a walk can create problems, as the rough-dry approach will often leave fur tangled, matted and full of pesky knots. The best way to…

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Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money for Charity

Does your company want to make more of an effort to fundraise for charity? Make it a successful fundraising event with these fun ideas!   Sponsored bounce Why not arrange a sponsored bounce for charity to raise some money? That’s exactly what a team in Swansea did for a Cancer Foundation to raise £5,000 this year. Get your staff to pay to have a go on the bouncy castle – it’s a great way to relieve any stress, and they’re lots of fun too! There are plenty of bouncy castle…

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Suffolk Fire Rescue Offer Practical Fire Safety Advice Society 

Suffolk Fire Rescue Offer Practical Fire Safety Advice

How to avoid summer fires

Hot, dry weather increases the likelihood of fires, but there are steps we can all take to help ensure our safety and minimise the risks.

We all know that paying attention to fire safety is hugely important and that failure to do so can have disastrous consequences. And this is never more true than in the summer months when the hot, dry weather can greatly increase the risk and severity of fires. But it’s not just the weather that causes fire; our own behaviour can also play a big part.

With this in mind, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has issued some key guidance to help you minimise the risk of fire and ensure the safety of you, your family and the local wildlife during the summer months.

Dispose of rubbish

As the summer sun dries out the ground, the slightest spark can soon turn into a blaze that gets quickly out of control. And discarded rubbish, such as glass bottles or jars, can often be the cause of that initial spark, as the sun’s heat is magnified and concentrated through the glass. So, if you are spending time in the countryside, make sure you dispose of any rubbish in a responsible manner. Equally, if you are a smoker, be sure to fully extinguish any cigarettes or other smoking materials, and never throw cigarette ends out of the car window as you’re driving.

BBQ responsibly

BBQs are a quintessential part of the British summertime and, for some reason the combination of sunshine and al-fresco dining makes everything taste better (even dodgy burgers that are burnt on the outside and undercooked in the middle!). But if you do decide to fire up the grill and enjoy a BBQ this summer, make sure you do so responsibly.

Hot coals and sparks from a BBQ can easily ignite a fire, particularly if the ground is dry, so keep young children, pets and any boisterous games well away from the cooking area to minimise the risk of the BBQ tipping over and / or people getting burnt. Similarly, you should only use a BBQ in a safe and suitable area, and ensure that it is never left unattended. Once the BBQ is over, make sure it is fully extinguished and cold before you dispose of the contents.

Obey instructions

In most areas of life, following instructions can help to keep you safe, and the same applies when it comes to minimising the risk of fire. Camping and picnicking are great summertime activities, but it’s always best to stick to areas that are designated for this kind of activity. Many campsites and picnic areas will also have rules around the use of campfires or cooking equipment, so make sure you stick to these and heed any fire safety signs and instructions.

As with most situations, it all comes down to employing a little common sense.

Dan Fearn, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “While we want people to have a good time and make the most of the good weather and the fantastic surroundings we have here in Suffolk, we also want them to be safe. Please heed advice and be aware of your surroundings at all times.”
By following this advice and paying due care and attention, you and your family can enjoy a fun, carefree and, above all, safe summer.

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