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A race against time…

Heron & Brearley own 36 pubs and 15 Spar convenience stores, some of which are on garage forecourts, across the Isle of Man. December 2015 saw extensive flooding as a result of a series of four winter storms battering the island one after the other, culminating...

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Protecting national critical infrastructure…

After the unprecedented floods in the summer of 2007, the government set up a review headed by Sir Michael Pitt. In his Interim Report, Sir Michael concluded, “that the Government should establish a systematic, coordinated, cross-sector campaign to reduce the...

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The rains in Africa…

The International School of Tanganyika (IST) is an independent, private, not-for-profit day school located on two campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IST offers rigorous academic programmes coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities serving students...

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Family Brewery protects our heritage…

St Austell Brewery is an independent family owned brewery founded in 1851 and still growing. As well as the core business of brewing fine ale - the business owns and operates a network of 170 pubs, inns and hotels stretching from the Scilly Isles to Bristol. Many of...

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Fowey Bakery rides out the storms…

Tom French and his partner Nicola Hanks opened the Quay Bakery on Webb Street, just up from Fowey’s Main Quay in 2012. They have received glowing reviews from customers and critics alike since then and the business had gone from strength to strength. For most of us,...

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The Wettest Winter ever…

On a Friday lunchtime at the end of January, when we thought that the bad weather may be coming to an end, I took my wife over to the Hawbridge Inn for lunch and to have a chat with Ian and Kelly Baikie, the landlords to find out how they were getting on with their...

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Staines Jewellers keeps out the water…

Baileys Jewellery is a family business set up by Mark and Demetra Bailey in 1985 with a shop in Horsell, Surrey and, subsequently, a branch in Staines. They are a very specialised business designing, altering, repairing and restoring fine jewellery. Brian Armstrong,...

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