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Countdown to Christmas comes with a warning for consumers

The  all-important Christmas selling season is now upon us, and online sales are at a peak.  The first Monday in December has become known in the retail trade as Cyber Monday because of an annual spike in online sales, which is said to happen following the last pay cheque before Christmas. For many, online shopping…

What if… Scrooge married Belle?

In Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, the Ghost of Christmas past shows us the young Ebenezer engaged to be married to Belle. Troubled over the cost of the wedding, he repeatedly delays it, which leads Belle eventually to call off the engagement and marry another. The older Scrooge grievingly rues his mistake. But what if the…

Massive turn out for local farmers seminar

On Wednesday 6th November Dyne Drewett Solicitors, Old Mill Accountants and Symonds & Sampson held a hugely successful seminar targeted at local farmers and their businesses. Over 130 guests attended the farmers seminar held at The Olive Bowl in Gillingham. The speakers spoke on topical farming issues such as ‘Single Farm Payment’, the affect of tax…

New guidance on direct marketing

New guidance on direct marketing has been published by the Information Commissioners Office. Morgan J Morgan, Head of Corporate Commercial at Dyne Drewett is advising businesses to ensure that businesses use this guidance to ensure they are compliant with data protection laws.  “The law on data protection and privacy includes serious penalties for those who…

Yumble for all kinds of Crumble!

If you would like to source nutritious ready-made dishes made with top quality local ingredients but still very affordable then you need to come along to Frome Farmers Market on the 2nd Saturday of the month to try out the Yumble range of crumbles. Based in Somerset they make sweet and savoury crumbles by hand…

Bringing Real Pasta to Wells

Three Year ago Jazz Hands Pasta joined Wells Farmers Market on a mission to educate us away from mass produced supermarket pasta and convert us to the quality of traditional artisan pasta. It was an ambitious brief but in that short time they are certainly heading in the right direction. In three years of business they have expanded from a small room at home to a 2,000 square foot facility and produce a range of 20 pasta types and 26 different types of ravioli supplying many fine food stores and restaurants. Yet they remain staunchly loyal to the Wells Farmers Market whose customer base initially gave them faith that there would be a demand for their product and a network of other local producers who have become their suppliers for the local ingredients!

Frome…a town which loves good food!

Food shopping in Frome has always been enjoyable with the award winning monthly farmers market held at the Cheese & Grain on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm. The large solar powered indoor venue holds up to 38 farmers and food producers and you would be hard pushed to find a better selection…

Dyne Drewett Solicitors raises money for Breast Cancer

Dyne Drewett Solicitors, showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness ‘Wear it Pink Day’ on Friday 25th October. Wear it Pink Day is Britain’s biggest and pinkest fundraising day and enables people to have fun and raise money for women with breast cancer. Despite recent advances, breast cancer is still the most common cancer. Every…

Mogers delight at being featured in Legal 500

Ian Davies and Tom Webb from the Queen Square based firm are recommended in the prestigious guide to the country’s top lawyers. The company has also been recommended in four practice areas – corporate and commercial M4 corridor and Gloucestershire; private client – family; private client – personal tax, trusts and probate and real estate…

Pre nups like Nigella’s can take the pain out of divorce settlements

High-speed divorce is back on the discussion boards following the breakdown of the marriage between art collector Charles Saatchi and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, with the news that their divorce is expected within the month. And whilst the pre-nup between Saatchi and Lawson looks set to shape the swift progress of their divorce through the…