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Starting a Home Based Business

  • Published on Saturday, 24 June 2017 15:56
  • Written by The Telegram Clerk


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You may have been dreaming of starting up your own business or a change in circumstances may have inspired you to consider a new enterprise.

A good start is to know what type of home business you want. You can begin by running through your skills and past experience. You may have a hobby or have specialist training or a particular interest that could be in demand.

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Searching Your Family History

  • Published on Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:27
  • Written by The Telegram Clerk


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As many will know it has become much easier to peace together your family history through accessing records made available by numerous genealogy websites.

It's unlikely you will find all the answers that easily but with some persistence and means you should be able to gather enough information to build a good family tree and learn about the origins and lives of your relatives.

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The British Pullman

  • Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 17:55
  • Written by The Telegram Clerk


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The British Pullman was a luxury train service comprising of Pullman coaches dating from the 1920s to 1950s. Today it operates around Britain and connects passengers to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) for European destinations.

It was regarded as a Palace on Wheels and became famous for it’s luxury and decadence. No expense was spared and each rail car was fitted to include only the best interior design and incorporated Art Deco art, furnishings and mosaic flooring. Some train carriages were used by members of the Royal family and dignitaries for short journeys.

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Making Bread at Home

  • Published on Sunday, 11 June 2017 12:06
  • Written by The Telegram Clerk


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Making your own bread can be very rewarding and provide you with more options than you could ever find from a supermarket or bakery. Once you’ve baked your first experimental breads you can refine your baking formulas and record your favorite recipes for future reference.

To get started it helps to know a little about the core ingredients. Flour is made from grains like barley, maize and rye. Wheat flour is the most commonly used flour for breads giving protein and starch to the resulting product. You can also try your hand at making whole wheat bread and rye bread with wholemeal rye flour.

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Working from home for Women

  • Published on Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:04
  • Written by The Telegram Clerk


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Often business ideas are targeted at women who are already committed to bringing up kids at home but who might also want to contribute to the family income from a home based business. Given the high cost of childcare, staying and home and undertaking an income generating activity can be a win win arrangement.

Traditionally, some women might consider a business creating home crafts items such as knitwear or dressmaking and jewellery design. You could equally make products such as candles or conserves like jam and marmalade or sell holidays as a travel agent or write content for websites or buy and sell cookware.

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