Author Archives: markbendle

The world’s most famous locomotive

The world’s most famous locomotive

To mark Flying Scotsman’s eagerly anticipated return to the tracks the National Railway Museum is planning a whole season of events and activities from February 2016 at their York and Shildon museums ...
Notes from the Channel Islands

Notes from the Channel Islands

This summer I spotted a curious large white vessel streaking across the harbour in Poole, Dorset. The futuristic three-hulled shape was impressive as it quietly sailing past the white rocks of ‘Old Ha ...
The bluffers guide to equity release

The bluffers guide to equity release

The oldest known existence of modern equity release is well known in the financial adviser circles who practice in this market, and may indeed be as apocryphal as it is well known. The story is that a ...
Step forward the over 60s

Step forward the over 60s

Two-fifths of older people are doing their bit for charities and their communities by engaging in voluntary work. A poll by the Royal Voluntary Service found that one in five – around 2.2 millio ...