DEBORAH Meaden is one of the more fiery dragons in the den. The businesswoman is one of the investors waiting to be impressed on the hit BBC show - here is what we know about her... Who is Deborah Meaden, how old is she and what is her background? Deborah Meaden, 59, is a businesswoman and star of Dragons' Den. Born in Somerset, Deborah grew up in Essex before moving back to the West Country. She first got a taste for business when leading paid pony rides along the beach in Minehead at the age of eight. She then left school at 16 and studied at Brighton Technical College, before setting up a glass and ceramics export agency while living in Italy. That venture was unsuccessful so she returned to the UK and bought a textile franchise. Having sold that she went into the retail and leisure industries and even operated Prize Bingo in Minehead. Through the 90s she owned Weststar Holidays and once that had been sold, acquired Fox Brothers, a textile mill, in 2009. In 2011 she launched The … [Read more...] about What is Deborah Meaden’s net worth, how old is the Dragons’ Den star and who’s her husband Paul?
Looking for an alternative place to get married to a traditional church? Well, there are more than a hundred venues in Surrey licensed to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships. You can't just get married anywhere, a venue needs to be approved by the local council. To assist your wedding research , we have listed some of the gorgeous sites in the area you can officially get married in. From five star hotels and golf courses to registry offices and quaint barns, check out our guide to places to get married if a church wedding isn't for you. Read More Wedding planning in Surrey 1. Artington House *Registry office *Garden Address: Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Gu2 4dz. Tel: 0300 200 1002. Web: surreycc.gov.uk 2. Botleys Mansion *Exclusive use *Outdoor weddings *Rooms *Grounds Address: Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Lyne, Chertsey, KT16 0AP. Tel: 0845 130 9966. Web: bijouweddingvenues.co.uk 3. Barnett Hill Country House Hotel Grounds *Rooms *Packages Address: Blackheath … [Read more...] about These are the civil wedding licensed venues in Surrey
Much has been written about Kent's Roman roots and the empire's legacy continues to shape much of the county today.From the original landing at Richborough, near Sandwich, to the remains in Canterbury, Dover, Lullingstone and Reculver, even many of our main roads still follow the straight paths of the invaders more than 2,000 years ago.It has also long been known that much of the building stone which built Roman London through to the mid-3rd century AD was ragstone from the upper Medway Valley.Dr Simon Elliott is a well known figures in archaeological circles in the county.Having moved to East Farleigh, near Maidstone in 2004, he became increasingly interested in this industry, completing a PhD at the University of Kent in Canterbury which addressed the issue of where the exact quarries were, and the economic model behind how the industry was operated.This included an examination of whether the Roman military, in the form of the Classis Britannica regional navy, which controlled the … [Read more...] about What did the Romans do for us?
LEVI Roots is known round the world for his Reggae Reggae Sauce. But what is his background? And what did he say about Jamie Oliver? Here's what we know... Who is Levi Roots? What is his background? Keith Valentine Graham, 60, was born June 24, 1958 and is better known as Levi Roots. He is a British-Jamaican reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef and businessman. Levi was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and was raised by his grandmother after his parents moved to the UK, until he joined them at age 11. Before become famous for his Reggae Reggae Sauce, he was a known musician. He has performed with James Brown and Maxi Priest and was nominated for a Best Reggae Act MOBO award in 1998. Levi was a friend of Bob Marley and he performed Happy Birthday Mr. President for Nelson Mandela in 1996 on his trip to Brixton. When was Levi on Dragons' Den? And what's his Reggae Reggae Sauce? Levi's Reggae Reggae Sauce is a jerk barbecue sauce. In 2006 he sold 4,000 bottles of the … [Read more...] about How old is Levi Roots, what did the Reggae Reggae Sauce creator say about Jamie Oliver and when was he on Dragons’ Den?
Roadworks on the main route between Nailsea and Backwell are to overrun - due to a number of unforeseen issues. Work started on installing a number of safety improvements on busy Station Road in Backwell at the end of July and were expected to take four weeks. But due to a number of issues, including difficulty in finding temporary traffic lights, the work will now not be completed until September 7. As well as issues with getting signals, contractors discovered the utilities were buried shallower in the ground than first thought. This meant that much of the area had to be excavated manually rather than using machinery. Road closures have been put in place throughout the work, with traffic wanting to access the A370 having to be diverted. The road closure will now run into this week and start earlier at 7.30am, with the route re-opening at 4pm in time for rush hour. There will be no road closure at the weekend. North Somerset Council spokeswoman Zoe Briffitt said: "The works are going … [Read more...] about Roadworks on main commuter route set to overrun