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Top 5 places to visit in the UK this autumn

As we begin to see the temperature change, autumn colours start to appear on the leaves, bringing warmth to the UK’s countryside. This magical change of season is the perfect time to experience Britain’s sprawling waterways and extraordinary countryside. Here’s our top five favourite places to visit in the UK this coming autumn. Trent and Mersey Canal, Staffordshire Running for 93 miles there’s plenty to explore along this stretch of the UK’s canal system. Why not take a trip to the towering Anderton Boat Lift which lifts barges 50 feet in the air? It’s also worth checking out Fradley Junction which is home to the picturesque Fradley Pool Nature Reserve, surrounded by trees with a fantastic circular walk that allows you...

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Top 10 university essentials

Many of you will now be packing up ready to leave for university, so it’s time to get all your essentials in order. When planning for university it’s important to seriously consider what you really need, so that you can thoroughly enjoy the settling in period without worrying. So, we’ve put together a checklist of 10 essential items to pack for university. Store cupboard food – we know you’re not going to be a culinary genius, (you might be, who knows, but chances are the microwave is going to be your best friend) so it’s a good idea to pack a few store cupboard essentials. Top up with tins, packets, sachets, and instant noodles so you have time to eat...

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10 essentials for a festival

10 essentials for a festival Festivals have been away for far too long, I’m sure we’re all eager to see some live music again. The only decision left to make is what we’ll be packing.    Festivals are at the top of everyone’s summer 2021 to-do list. So we’ve put together a list of 10 music festival must-haves. Portable charger - you’ll want to make sure your phone is charged to keep your Instagram updated with all your festival pictures. Clothing for all weather – you don’t want to be caught short if the weather changes. Sun cream - not the most fun essential to pack, but it’s important to protect your skin. Sunglasses – bring multiple pairs to avoid...

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5 top staycation locations

As we celebrate the end of covid restrictions in the UK many of us will be looking forward to some much-needed R&R. Many of the best holiday destinations are right on our doorstep here in Britain. There are countless unique places you can discover on a staycation.  

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Packmate commits to professional karting sponsorship

As the UK’s leading supplier of vacuum pack storage bags, we believe it’s important to support young people in their careers. That’s why, we at Packmate have committed to sponsoring two young, aspiring karters. Teammates Cameron Pratt-Thompson and current British Kart Champion Macauley Bishop are flying the flag for Packmate this year. Big names in the Juniors Category, Cam and Macauley will be wearing race suits sponsored by the brand. Packmate has also sponsored their sticker kits and the branding will feature pride of place on the centre of both kart’s nose cones. MD at Packmate Duncan Pratt-Thomson is Cameron’s dad and has committed to supporting the team, (Paul Munn Racing) – which was once George Russell’s team.  Duncan said:...

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