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Marianne Long

  • April 2021 Editor’s Letter

    by Marianne Long
    Welcome to our April edition. “O Wind, / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”—Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792–1822 In my last editor’s letter, written in February, I reflected on how COVID-19 has helped us to greater appreciate the more everyday elements of day-to-day life. Now at the time of writing this editor’s letter, there is a “roadmap out of…
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  • March 2021 Editor’s Letter

    by Marianne Long
    Spring is upon us! Welcome to our March edition. Sure—I’m eager to return to some semblance of a pre-COVID existence. Yet I also find myself hoping that not all things become what they were before. The last twelve months have exhibited a slowing of tempo in a world that is all-too-pinned on the next innovation, the next trend—a world that…
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  • Jane Burn tragically succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2017. We spoke to Mark Burn, her husband, about the Three Bears Foundation and the Burn family quest to raise public awareness of the cancer, to raise funds for cancer research, and to support other families affected. The Three Bears Foundation mission is to overcome and stamp out one of the most…
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  • New Year, New Bathroom?

    by Marianne Long
    If you’ve decided to improve rather than move, then Paul Chaplow Plumbing and Heating can help you create the bathroom of your dreams in 2021. As one of Ryedale’s leading plumbing, heating and leadwork specialists, Paul is a skilled tradesman with over three decades’ experience in the industry. Being fully qualified and registered with GasSafe, Paul and his team specialise…
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  • Who Are AL Assist?

    by Marianne Long
    AL Assist was founded by Alex Hayward in the summer of 2020. Having been working from home since March, she realised how easy and effective homeworking was — fewer distractions meant more productivity! Alex has over 10 years of administrative experience in a variety of sectors, using several different pieces of software and systems. With technology constantly developing and improving,…
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  • After 30 years in business, the people who are best qualified to speak for the benefits of Instyle Kitchens and Bedrooms are its customers. Instyle’s directors Gary and Paul say that more than 80 per cent of customers come through referrals from their customers’ family, friends and neighbours. James and Heather, from Wiggington, wrote: “You made the experience stress-free and…
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  • February 2021 Editor’s Letter

    by Marianne Long
    Welcome to our February Edition. Statistics have never been so widespread. This is not surprising, given that they have never been as authoritative or as pertinent. In March 2020 the vast majority of us began to keep track of the daily COVID figures; we also began to take note of how alterations in this data translate into changes in our…
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