I’ve been reading the news about the increasing number of care homes being closed each year and it’s got me worried. My mother lives at a home operated by a large provider. The company’s financial difficulties have been well publicised which has me a little nervous. What would happen to my mother if the company goes into liquidation and her home is closed? HT, Worcestershire The number of residential care businesses going bust soared last year, with 148 closing, an increase of 80pc. Accountants have said the cost of providing care has greatly increased, with the introduction of the national living wage a chief driver. The first thing to say is that your mother won’t be "out on the street" so there isn’t any need to panic about an immediate eviction. If a large company, such as that which provides your mother’s care, goes bust another company will often step in to take over some of the homes, with no impact on the day-to-day care of residents. Very … [Read more...] about Care homes in crisis: what happens if my home goes bust?
If ever a bride can expect perfection on her wedding day, it’s Meghan Markle. On May 19, when she marries her prince in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, there will be carriages, footmen and townsfolk lining the streets, and a minute-by-minute schedule to ensure everything runs like clockwork. “It will be rolled out immaculately,” explains Charlotte Aitken of Albion Parties, who specialises in planning high society weddings and has worked at Windsor Castle. “The staff are used to doing events on a huge scale and they’re really fond of the Royal family.” Meghan’s fairytale wedding will have similarities to that of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 – the couple is even using the same Ascot... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one … [Read more...] about Late night revelry and phones on lockdown: What really goes on at a royal wedding
Plymouth is a city filled with talented artists, great food and a booming creative industry but sometimes it can be easy to forget about the people that do all this. That is why we have created a list of some of the best Plymouth based Instagram accounts for you to peruse and follow. With everything from food to pets, fashion to nature - Plymouth Instagram accounts have all your favourite things covered. Now everyone can be a photographer and capture beautiful moments so sit back and get inspired by these fascinating and creative businesses and individuals. Food Fuelcatering This is the account of the sugar free, meal-prep service and restaurant based in Heaven Restaurant in Plymouth on Exeter Street. Warning: Do not look at this account when you're hungry because you will want to devour everything in sight. Truly delicious concoctions. Instagram Kuku Plymouth The recently opened sushi restaurant Kuku has already seen huge popularity on Instagram after only being open for a year. … [Read more...] about The 59 best Instagram accounts in Plymouth you simply must follow
Perrie Edwards showed off her nipple piercing as she went braless in a tiny white top. And the singer showed off her natural beauty as she stepped out without a stitch of make-up on. She was spotted with her Little Mix bandmates - Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - waiting for a car outside their record label's offices in Kensington. Perrie, 24, showed off a cute face full of freckles as she went make-up free. And that's not all she was showing off. Read More Read more... The star's nipple piercing was clearly visible through the tight white top she was wearing without a bra. Perrie paired her tiny top with a pair of black pleather trackies and a matching hat. She spruced up her look by carrying a Burberry rucksack, while the others toted their own designer bags. Leigh-Anne held onto her Gucci pull-along bag as she stood by Perrie's side outside the offices. She was wearing orange jogging bottoms and a white crop top, with a denim jacket that hung down off one shoulder. … [Read more...] about Make-up free Perrie Edwards shows off nipple piercing as she goes braless
Harvard is betting big on a rally in tech megacaps.The university’s endowment took on new stakes in Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. in the first quarter, and they now account for more than two-thirds of the publicly traded American securities in its portfolio, according to a regulatory filing this week.Harvard Management Co. bought 1.69 million of Apple shares, 1.85 million shares of Microsoft and 129,000 of Alphabet’s, the 13F filing shows. It didn’t hold these companies previously.Together, the three companies account for about 72 percent of the $816.8 million worth of publicly traded securities listed in the filing. Harvard’s total endowment is $37.1 billion. … [Read more...] about Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google