Society
27 October 2020 Donation to help Merton House help others

North Gloucestershire Oddfellows has donated £1000 to Merton House in Ross-on-Wye to help the hotel, which offers specialist care breaks, get back on its feet after a temporary closure due to the pandemic. This local gesture is on top of a central donation of £5000 from the Oddfellows earlier in the year.

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Lifestyle
23 September 2020 5 ways to stay connected

As the UK has seen tight social restrictions in place throughout 2020, to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge shift in the way we live, work, and most importantly, socialise.

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Health
19 May 2020 Help with grief and bereavement

At any time, coping with the death of someone close is a difficult, complex and very personal experience. Another layer of impact is added for those having to face this during the coronavirus pandemic, with its uncertainly and difficult, unique circumstances.

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Home
25 February 2019

How to prepare your home for sale

Until 31 March 2021, you won't have to pay any stamp duty* on a main residence up to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland. In Scotland and Wales, the threshold's increased to £250,000. If the news has nudged you to sell up and move home, then here's eight tips to help you on your way.

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Culture
31 January 2019 Take to the stage, whatever your age

If you’ve a passion to tread the boards, don’t think because you’re over 30 there's no chance. When it comes to acting, age is just a number – and no reason at all to stop you pursuing your thespian dreams.

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24 January 2019 Gardens that give back

There’s a growing movement to make your garden much more than just a pretty space. Instead, the push is to turn it into an area that gives something back, to the local community or to the earth. It doesn’t matter how big your garden is or how much time you have to spare. Oddfellows reporter, Kathryn Donachie, has five ‘blooming great’ ideas to get you started.

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