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Being Disabled Won't Stop Me Having Fun in a Wetsuit

Simon Stevens | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

This will be my third time and I am really looking forward to it. Not just the week, but the travel experience since I am simply 2 trains away from Brussels, traveling on the Eurostar. It is a little known fact that wheelchair users always travel first class on the Eurostar, which is always a nice start and finish to my week.

There Should be No Benefit to Being Disabled

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there should not be a benefit to being disabled, and that this means understanding what specific 'benefits' are really about, which sometimes even those who provide them have forgotten.

Disabled People Can Work, Rest and Play

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe one of the biggest problems for disabled people who do not work, is the unnecessary stresses and strains of not working on the mind as boredom can be much more damaging than any amount of hard work.

Make the Most of That Extra Hour This Weekend

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As the clocks go back - signalling the official start of autumn - Blighty benefits from a whole extra hour on Sunday 27 October. So this weekend forget lying in and get out and embrace that extra hour, with a whole host of hour-long activities that can be enjoyed with friends.

Charlie Thomas

Motoring Ahead: Entrepreneur Interview With TeamSport's Dom Gaynor

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Dom Gaynor owns karting business TeamSport, and can count the likes of One Direction, Simon Cowell, Tom Daley, Ellie Goulding and Tulisa as customers,...

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Sports Direct Continues Its Winning Streak

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Sports Direct continues to buck the high street trend, after it revealed sales rose 21.1% to £589.5 million on Thursday, with gross profits jumping 2...

Carlsberg Blames British Sales Slump On Soggy Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Carlsberg, the fourth largest brewer in the world, has blamed a 3% reduction in British sales on the wash-out summer of 2012, which cancelled out the ...

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Are Brits Returning To The Traditional Package Holiday?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Two of Britain's best known holiday makers have reported a surge in sales in the UK, suggesting that while Brits may be struggling with cash constrain...

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Could Ryanair Compensation Ruling Result In Ticket Price Increases?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A Ryanair customer's battle to receive compensation for her flight after it was delayed by 2010's ash cloud crisis could result in a rise in air fares...

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Stellar Sporting Calendar Provides Boost For BSkyB

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

BSkyB has seen revenue, profits and subscriptions all rise in the past six months, helping the company to maintain good growth in a tough consumer mar...

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Should We Have A Pint For The Sake Of The Economy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Is dry January harming the alcohol industry? The phenomenon, popular with city workers but increasingly being adopted by adults outside of the sou...

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Pub Lunches And Own Brand Beer Help Boost Marston's Brand

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

UK pub chain Marston's reported a 1.2% increase in like-for-like sales at its pubs for the 16 weeks to 19 January, helped by a 3.5% growth in food sal...

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Running A Pub Becoming More Expensive, Says JD Wetherspoon

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

The row over the amount of tax pubs have to pay looks set to rear its head again after JD Wetherspoon has blamed a profits squeeze on higher tax bills...

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Festive Spirits Help Greene King Post Strong Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Festive spirits were clearly on the menu for pub group Greene King after it reported record Christmas bookings and strong like-for-like sales across t...

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Goals To Focus On Cash Generation After US Venture Scores £2m Own Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Goals Soccer Centres has reported a 6% rise in overall sales and a 2% rise in like-for-like sales in its year end statement, released on Thursday. ...

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How A Cereal Grower Launched The City Of London's First Gin Distillery For 200 Years (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

London used to be heaving with distilleries, but Jamie Baxter has opened the city of London's first one for 200 years. Here, he tells us why gin is...

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Dinertainment, Facebook Gifts And Tequila: Trends To Watch Out For In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

2012 has seen some significant business trends - the rise of the business of lending, rather than buying goods, the rise of the electronic cigarette a...

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Has The Shine Come Off Online Gambling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

Has the shine come off online gaming? One leading company in the field, Sportingbet, has been hit by £46 million of losses in the last financial y...

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Who's Betting On A Stronger Future Without Greece And Germany?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

Online sports betting giant Betfair suffered a 22% pre-tax profits drop in the first half of 2012, but group revenues increased from £191 million to ...

Costa Coffee Sales Spike Amid Row Over Starbucks Tax

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Whitbread, owner of Costa Coffee, Premier Inn and Beefeater, has reported strong sales in the run up to Christmas. The group, which is the UK's lar...

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Christmas Party Made You Miss Your Train Home? There's An App For That

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

As the season for office Christmas parties approaches, a series of new mobile apps could herald the arrival of a new way to book hotel rooms. Over ...

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'The World Is NOT Waiting For Your Idea, You Have To Educate Them'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Paul Gibbons is one of the founding fathers of Auto Trader, the iconic second hand car sales magazine – and latterly, website. Nowadays however, ...

Pub Grub Helps Mitchells & Butlers Prosper

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The owner of the All Bar One, Harvester and O’Neill’s chains has reported that end of year pre-tax profits are up to £162m from £156m last year....

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Why Are Lager Sales Going Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Lager sales volumes in Europe improved by 9% for SABMiller, driven by selective price reductions and growth in the sector. The British owner of Pil...

Letting Women Talk: Using Social Media to Connect With Consumers

Dessislava Bell | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dessislava Bell

Transparency breeds trust, and trust breeds positive word-of-mouth.