Monthly Archives: September 2013


But, surprisingly, none of the bosses at biggest banks privately educated Employer efforts to improve social mobility and access into the professions are not having much impact, as research finds that in 2013 almost half of the UK’s top business … Continue reading

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Is discrimination alive and well in 21st century Britain?

Women fear maternity leave jeopardises their careers and half admit they would ‘hide their pregnancy’ from boss to secure promotion, study finds. More than two thirds of pregnant women believe they risk their jobs by taking maternity leave and fear … Continue reading

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Guitar Hero…………………Burnley Blues Legend

Is it Steve Cropper, Peter Green, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery………….why no, it is the Burnley Blues legend himself…………..playing incognito!

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Tine Thing Helseth – Breaking the mould……………..women and music!

I was listening to Radio 3 a little while ago and heard this wonderful trumpet playing so I spent the next several minutes trying to work out who it was. At first names like Wynton Marsalis and Alison Balcomb came … Continue reading

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At the setting of the sun…………..West Pennines

(C) Kindadukish

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Atlantic Brain Drain…………British sixth formers being targeted by U.S. universities as more students look to study abroad because of rising tuition fees

Record numbers of young people are choosing to study in the U.S. as American universities ramp up UK recruitment in the wake of tuition fee rises. Jumping on the opportunity to attract the UK’s brightest youngsters, U.S. institutions are increasingly targetting … Continue reading

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Work Life Balance………women more satisfied

Sixty per cent of women are happy with their work-life balance: Men are more likely to feel the strain of juggling job and family It is the modern juggling act – but managing motherhood alongside a career might not be … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds over the Pennines……………

  (C) Kindadukish

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When Duke Ellington played Kabul…………..

Duke Ellington arrives in Kabul with US charge d’affaires William Brewer (left) Fifty years ago this week, Duke Ellington and his band played in a concert he later called one of the most memorable of his life. The performance was … Continue reading

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I have been visiting Lithuania for seven years and during this time I have indulged myself by attending a variety of classical music concerts given by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) as well as attending a couple of operas. … Continue reading

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