Top 5 UK Walking Trails with Pubs for National Walking Month

Gillian Cooper
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We all know that walking is good for us, but when combined with fantastic local food and great company, it becomes a great day out too.
That's why the National Trust has put together some of their favourite walks, which include historic pubs on route (and we’ve added in an extra walk on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland). So wherever you are in the UK, here's all the inspiration you need to meet up with friends and stretch your legs, before stopping for a well-deserved rest at a local watering hole.

May is National Walking Month!

Gillian Cooper
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It’s the perfect opportunity to dust off your comfiest trainers, put on your walking jacket and discover what your area has to offer.

Union Insurance Services #DressLouder Fundraiser for Target Ovarian Cancer

Sabrina Jillah
18/03/2016
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On Friday 11th March, Union Insurance Services had a #DressLouder Day to fundraise for Target Ovarian Cancer, in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The team dressed in their brightest clothes - we had bright tops, neon tutus, pink wigs and even some crazy glitter footwear.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Sabrina Jillah
02/03/2016
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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Not many people are aware of this type of cancer, yet it is the fifth most common cancer among women, so it is especially important to spread awareness.
The main issue is that diagnosis mostly happens after the cancer has already spread - making treatment more difficult, and leading to the UK having the worst survival rates in Europe. This can change if there is more awareness, and if there are improvements in detection, treatment and ultimately survival.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

Gillian Cooper
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We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.

#HeartUnions Week - Burston School Strike

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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Burston School Strike.
What's your most enduring memory from schooldays? Coming second in the 200m sprint on sports day? Taking the lead in the annual drama production? Or how about kicking off the longest strike in history?

#HeartUnions Week - Chainmakers' Festival

Gillian Cooper
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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Chainmakers’ Strike in 1910 and the Chainmakers Festival.
1910: the year Old Trafford was opened, George V succeeded to the British throne, and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country won minimum wage following a ten-week strike, effectively doubling their pay.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
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21/08/2014
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Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.