Monthly Archives: August 2013

How do you do when it comes to the national recommended exercise targets?

After reading an article on exercise I was horrified. It stated that almost one in 10 adults have not walked continuously for five minutes in the past four weeks, painting an alarming picture of a country where “there are very high levels of physical inactivity”. However as I read on and discovered what the national…

Girls crowd campus as boys lose taste for university

Despite the fact that boys achieved more of the A and A* grades at A-level this year fewer of them are going to university. For every four girls who applied to university in England this year, there were fewer than three boys. Some experts say boys may be wise to shun expensive university fees in favour…

Boys dream of becoming dancers rather than policemen or firefighters, new survey suggests

Today’s young males dream of becoming dancers rather than policemen or firefighters, a new survey has suggested. Apparently, modern boys are reacting to a ‘cultural shift’, caused by reality tv shows such as Britain’s got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and Sky’s Got To Dance. The survey, carried out jointly by Mothercare and Save the Children,…

Millions spent as grandparents entertain grandkids this summer

Are you one of the many grandparents offering a helping hand during the long school holidays? Well you are not alone, it seems that grandparents are increasingly taking the strain and looking after grandchildren this summer. According to recent research from Saga Motor Insurance more than two thirds (68%) of grandparents will look after their…

Summer months is often silly season – raising a few laughs before the ‘serious stuff’ starts again!

The Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley supporters in the Lifetime office may well refer to the opening two weeks of this new football campaign as the ‘silly season’ – with results certainly not going to plan ‘early doors’! But the ‘silly season’ has long been defined as the time of year, usually through midsummer or during…

Can changing your company name prove to be the right result?

Changing your company name can prove to be the right result – but can the same be said for football clubs? Opting to change the name of your business is a difficult decision in anyone’s book, especially if you are already established. But by good planning, an in-depth thought process and some creative, eye-catching and…

Lifetime referral scheme delivers its biggest cheque yet for hospice

Lifetime’s hospice referral scheme has delivered its biggest cheque yet. Since the launch of the referral scheme earlier this year, Barnsley hospice has been the recipient of three cheques of nearly £300. That total has now soared over the £500 mark – after a fourth cheque was presented to hospice fundraiser Samantha Silverwood on Tuesday…

Near misses or heroic failures. What’s yours?

So the English weather – so bright and cheerful for most of this summer – turned wet and miserable on Monday. It left Australia’s cricketers pretty miserable too! It almost always rains at some point at Old Trafford – either at the football or cricket grounds – and this week was no different. The Aussies…