River Cruise holidays: Amadeus launches new ship for 2019 | Cruise | Travel

The new ship, Amadeus Star, will include 70 spacious deluxe cabins and twelve suites to sail some of Europe’s most iconic rivers including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways. This exciting announcement follows the launch of the 162-passenger Amadeus Queen in spring 2018, which will run similar routes. The company also launched the Amadeus Province in 2017 which offers cruises around two of France’s most beautiful rivers – the Rhône and Saône. The two conjoining rivers run through the French provinces of Burgundy and Provence, with the…

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We Asked A Financial Therapist For Money Advice — And It Was Fascinating

File this under “who knew?” Within the world of financial advisors is a subset of specialists who are also psychologists. Called financial therapists, they help clients explore their emotional relationship with money. Family money weirdness, secretive overspending, marital stress — it’s their bread and butter. We spoke to Dr. Brad Klontz, a leader in the field, about what keeps women up at night, and what keeps us from getting richer. Q) In your practice, what are some of the most common money issues that come up for women? Women have a…

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Japanese Knotweed: Invasive plant that can threaten your mortgage application | Property | Life & Style

Although at first glance Japanese knotweed may seem to be a relatively harmless plant, due to the invasive nature of its root system that extends to around two to three metres laterally from the visible element of the plant and approximately two metres deep, the damage it inflicts to nearby underground structures and building foundations can be severe.   In addition to the subterranean structural issues, Japanese knotweed will also invade and exploit any weakness in the external integrity of a building, growing into wall cavities, joints in concrete, cracks in…

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ISAs 2018: Get the most out of a Junior Isa | Personal Finance | Finance

Friends and family can save or invest up to £4,128 in the current tax year in either a Junior Cash Isa or a Junior Stocks and Shares Isa. Interest rates on Junior Cash Isas are better than on standard Isas, for example, Coventry pays 3.50 per cent, followed by Nationwide at 3.25 per cent and Tesco at 3.15 per cent. Halifax, TSB and Darlington Building Society pay 3 per cent, all on a minimum investment of £1. Christy Morrison, head of wealth planning at WHIreland, says the Junior Isa should…

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Manchester United transfer news: Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti issues three huge demands | Football | Sport

Umtiti has forged a reputation as one of Europe’s top centre-backs since joining Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. And the Spanish giants are desperate to tie him down as they plan for the long-term. Umtiti’s future has been the subject of plenty of speculation though with no agreement on the cards. And Manchester United have been tipped to make the most of his £52m (€60m) release clause by signing him this summer. The latest reports indicate Umtiti could be on his way to Old Trafford if his three demands are…

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Do we eat too much? Compare a fridge from 1968 with one today | Food | Life & Style

NC Vanessa and Betty have noticed the variety in their fridge change According to their report, the average British adult should be consuming no more than 400 calories at breakfast, 600 for lunch and 600 for dinner. “Too many children and most adults are overweight or obese,” say PHE, “suffering consequences from bullying and low self-esteem in childhood, to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers as adults”. PHE’s report coincided with a study by the Government’s chief adviser on obesity along with experts from Cambridge University that found…

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