Breast aware: Check yourself

Gillian Cooper
06/10/2015
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Did you know that 140 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every day?*
The good news is that survival rates are increasing and the earlier breast cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat and the more likely the treatment is to be successful. So it’s a really good idea to get into the habit of checking your breasts regularly.

Female Cancer Cover - helping to keep you financially fit to fight your way back to health

Gillian Cooper
30/09/2015
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It’s good news that cancer survival rates are now higher than ever, but coping with the diagnosis and treatment can be expensive.
While the financial implications of the illness are not usually the first thing people think of when facing a cancer diagnosis, Macmillan Cancer Support has identified that four out of five cancer patients are on average £570 a month worse off*.

Top tips for a staying well when flying

Gillian Cooper
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With the holiday season approaching, many of us will be boarding a plane to fly off to somewhere with sandy beach beaches, blue skies and best of all, guaranteed sunshine.
Although it always sounds glamourous and exciting, the reality of flying is that unless you’re lucky enough to be travelling first class, it’s really pretty uncomfortable. And with low oxygen levels, a very dry atmosphere and being stuck in a small space for several hours, it can take its toll on our bodies.

A Good Night’s sleep

Gillian Cooper
01/07/2015
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According to a new sleep app, British people are among the grumpiest in the world when they wake up in the morning. Along with Japan, South Korea and Singapore, we are getting poorer quality sleep than most of the 50 countries surveyed.
So why are we so prone to getting up on the wrong side of bed? Lack of a good night's sleep is one of the biggest factors.

#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

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 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.