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Top 10 Cities in the UK for Supporting Independently Owned Businesses

New research carried out by Liberis, A business finance provider, has revealed the top ten UK cities for owning and supporting independent businesses. The study found hotspots for independent retailers by looking at the number of local businesses per capita and investigating which demographics gave the most support to small businesses. Glasgow took the top […]

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Protect The Planet With Your Present Choices This Christmas

We can certainly all do our bit to help the environment and as part of our eco-friendly campaign, we’re looking to bring you all the very best companies that slot nicely in to this category. This week, we’re introducing you to a business that you’ll definitely want to know about over Christmas as, Protect the […]

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At Last, A Solution to Phone Dropping

We’ve all known the struggle. You’re lying in bed, scrolling on your phone with your hands up towards the ceiling and suddenly your hands fail you. So then your phone comes crashing down, on your own face, leaving you wondering why the universe has forsaken you like this. Or, the pain of knocking your phone […]

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Straws That Won’t Harm The Environment OR Go Soggy

The discussion on any ways in which we can help the environment is one that’s gotten considerably louder this year. With global warming at an ever-critical point and population continuing to increase, it’s important that we all do our part to be more environmentally friendly and to help mother nature wherever we can. And the […]

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Want Hassle-Free Periods That Are Better For The Environment?

Every woman will know that getting your period each month is not some sort of delightful experience, but an inconvenient way of reminding us that we’re not pregnant. Like, surely we could just get a monthly email or something? And part of the inconvenience, along with bloating, stomach aches and, you know, the constant bleeding, […]

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The Nottingham Street With 8 Cafes On It!

Despite rumours that the high street is struggling (thanks to the rise in online shopping etc), that could not be further from the truth on Front Street in Arnold, Nottingham. A thriving high street, it’s home to an impressive eight different cafes, ranging from the national chains to the small independents. If you’re in Arnold, […]

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Over 100 Years of Pyrex

So how much do you know about the company Pyrex and its iconic glassware? We’re guessing not all that much, apart from that it’s highly useful and you’ve probably got a dish or jug or two in your kitchen. Well, it’s actually a company that is now over 100 years old,  since it was born […]

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The Best Farm Shops in the Midlands

The return of Autumn sees an increase in typically ‘cute’ activities. Drive in cinemas, pumpkin picking and visiting farm shops. Buying produce from local farm shops not only ensures you get fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meat, but it also supports local farmers, sellers and businesses. There are some great ones all over the UK […]

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Try Snizl for Own Business Day

In case you hadn’t realised already, we love independent businesses. Set up in Nottingham, with Hockley (the heart of independent businesses) just a stone’s throw away, we’re all about them. So that’s why we’re loving Metro Own Business Day, which will be on October 9! Not only do we love independent businesses for their hard […]

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The new Tesco discount shop Jack’s that could rival Lidl and Aldi

From the mums of four to the savvy students to the couple saving for their first house, we all love ourselves a bargain. And when it comes to food shopping, we’ve long since tired of paying too much for our groceries. And as such, German chains like Lidl and Aldi are the ones that we […]