Original Picasso emerges for sale

A doodle of Picasso’s former muse and her fiancé that the famed artist drew for them has emerged for sale on the antique selling platform 2Covet.

Young Louie and Ella step out to help poorly children

A little brother and sister from Hounslow have raised almost £400 to help grant wishes to poorly children. Kind Louie and Ella walked the whole way round their neighbouring park in aid of Round Table Children’s Wish, a national charity based in Bournemouth which provides hand-crafted wishes for youngsters with life-threatening illnesses.

What does business want from the Budget?

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling has set out what he wants to see from Chancellor Rishi Sunak in this week’s Budget. Ian said: “The Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a blizzard of tough decisions in this ‘bounceback’ budget. “He needs to ensure a smooth transition from national crisis to economic recovery while restoring the public finances in the long-term. “Clearly … Read More

Digital business goes physical

A specialist e-commerce agency decided to sell goods itself to learn about the difficulties faced by its clients…and now business is booming. Wiltshire-based We are Chain launched its own enterprise – an online pet shop called Dogs Dogs Dogs Ltd – to experience the same issues as its customers. Now business has soared at both companies during the Covid lockdowns, … Read More

Crooks now posing as cyber experts

Cyber security has experienced a major boom since lockdowns forced people to work from home and crooks are taking advantage, a leading expert has said. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, has warned that criminals are posing as cyber experts to gain access to businesses’ systems.

Ellen warns of horse trading in equine market

An equine lawyer who has been riding since the age of five has warned of a rising number of disputes as horse sales boom in lockdown. Ellen Shipton, of regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, said that mis-selling appears to be increasing whether through genuine misunderstandings or deliberate targeting of buyers. Now she has urged anyone buying, selling or involved … Read More

Men more likely to file a late tax return, says Hampshire accountancy firm

Research by HWB Chartered Accountants in Hampshire has confirmed what many of us have long suspected – just like Christmas shopping and packing for holidays, men leave it to the last minute. Latest figures show men are more likely to put off tackling their self-assessment tax returns than their female counterparts.