Planning

How To Survive Your First Wedding Fair

Holly Poulter | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

A big reason brides and couples come to wedding shows is because it's a great way to speak to a bunch of suppliers face-to-face at the same time. Bargain hunter brides should use the opportunity to haggle direct with them, and you'll find some will prove more than willing to do you a deal.

How A Six-Hour Minibus Ride With Strangers Taught Me The Power Of Money

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.

You're Engaged! Now What? Seven Things To Do Before Anything Else

Holly Poulter | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Your other half has probably just spent the past few weeks or months sweating at the thought of asking you this question, with a ring possibly burning a hole in his pocket. It's likely they will want a bit of a breather too! Go out and celebrate and revel in the moment.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

Goal Setting In January? You Don't Have To!

Amanda Alexander | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

It was about 3pm on a dark January day, the rain was incessant and the sky was dirty grey. I had spent 2 hours taking down the decorations and hoovering the pine needles. I laid a fire, made myself a cup of tea and lit some candles in the living room. I had already printed out a "New Year Goal Setting" workbook.

Edinburgh - Building A Hub For Tech Enterprise

Paul Curran | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Curran

The Scottish capital has become a tech hub because both start-ups and established businesses are able to take advantage of a powerful combination of factors. These include an excellent skills supply, particularly from the University of Edinburgh's globally renowned School of Informatics, flexible office space and government support.

Why Are We So Bad At Planning? A Simple Solution

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Perhaps you're like me on this. I find it very difficult to think very far into the future. Not only do I find it difficult to think about, I find i...

Making Your Adventure a Reality

Laura Maisey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

1. Find a place you are interested in I am fascinated by Italy's history. Who doesn't love a good Roman?! I mean, apart from the sanitation, the medi...

Set Up to Fail: Why Flawed Housing Targets Threaten Our Countryside

Shaun Spiers | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Shaun Spiers

Today CPRE published a major report, Set up to fail: why housing targets based on flawed numbers threaten our countryside. I guess most people's minds...

Planning for London's Future

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Next week MPs will vote on legislation which could make it easier to convert offices into residential properties. The Government is hoping that its Bi...

Power to You: Neighbourhood Planning Gives Communities Control of Development in Their Local Areas

Tony Armstrong | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Tony Armstrong

Localism hands power to people. Decades of decisions being taken at a central level and then imposed on communities have been turned on their heads in recent years and people are now reaping the benefits.

Why I Gave Up All of My Plans, Permanently

Holly Seddon | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

If you spend your life focussing on an end goal or set of end goals, with tight timescales, you're setting yourself up to either fail (because who on earth can hope to hit every goal) or miss out on an awful lot by racing to the finish.

Three Top Tips on How to Plan an Adventure

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Hi. I'm Laura and I conducted a fairly shambolic four day run a few months back which featured much crying (by me), zero planning (me again), a lot of beauty (by nature) and a heroic ending (by which I mean, 'I made it without dying'). Clearly, I am a woman to be sought out for advice so I'm laying down a few golden rules that I found helped me in planning my adventure.

Public Speaking That Keeps Them Awake!

Pam Warren | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

You can be an interesting speaker if you follow this advice, but central to all of this is your own passion. If you are bored with your topic, your audience will be too. Communicate your passion by way of a well-structured story and your audience will stay awake and the applause will be enthusiastic!

Cancer: An Organised Person's Worst Nightmare

Naomi Barrow | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Ever since Mum's diagnosis, we have tried to keep life as normal as possible and on the whole, I think we're doing a pretty good job. One thing that we constantly struggle with though, is planning. Despite what books and movies say, cancer is not linear or predictable, and Mum's has often proven even less predictable than most.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

The Impact of 'Incompletes'

Erica Sosna | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Erica Sosna

Ah, it's that tax return time of year, rolling round once more. Hands up if you have been studiously avoiding completing your accounts and submitting your return?

Running a Business on a Budget: Tips and Resources

Jo Gifford | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Jo Gifford

Whether you are just getting started on you are a little way down the line of your entrepreneurial awesomeness, keeping those goddam overheads low, low, LOW is key in making some actual monies.

Changes to the Planning System Are Leading to Thousands of Job Losses Across London

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Boris described the planning policy as "utterly crazy" and said that "Government is totally wrong on changes to permitted development rights... It reduces the space where firms can start up". Let's hope more legislators see sense soon, and stop this threat to independent businesses that are so vital for our creative economy and community.

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Plan Your Life

Georgie Bradley | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Sometimes you just have to resign to your fate. Get your harbouring hippy to go with the flow of the universe and believe me, life will sort itself out. So many have achieved their dreams without planning. You know the phrase, when it rains it pours?

10 Steps to Eliminate Your Crush's Girlfriend

Madison Taylor | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

When you like a guy and he is unavailable and already committed to some other girl, it can get really frustrating and quite disheartening. In your dizziest day-dreams, your mind can go down a slightly dark and twisty route thinking of ways to eliminate said girlfriend.

Heard the Rhetoric About Putting Communities at the Heart of Our High Streets? Where's the policy to support it?

Bill Grimsey | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics
Bill Grimsey

I've never much rated Brandon Lewis' vision. The minister for high streets has previously argued that the explosion of betting shops, fast food outlets and payday lenders is a sign of a thriving high street.

How Much of England's Countryside is Protected?

Barney Stringer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Barney Stringer

The big planning question is whether towns and cities should have more space to grow. How should we balance a growing population and protecting the countryside? These maps show how England currently strikes that balance.

We All Must Own the Places We Live In

Sir Terry Farrell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Sir Terry Farrell

The architecture profession and the planning system must open up to all.

My Own Paralympic Legacy or How Poor Access Can Kill

Mik Scarlet | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Better access for disabled people benefits everyone. I wonder how many of you have tripped while walking over cobbles or uneven Yorkstones? Now imagine what it would feel like if that injury might threaten your life... all in the name of liking old things!