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Ride to Work Week 2020: Bikes, bikes, bikes!

17 Feb 2020

Why you should take part in Ride to Work Week 2020

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Free trade entry for The London Bike Show through the ACT

17 Feb 2020

Register for your free trade entry to London Bike Show now Read more…

The Best Small Shops competition gets a new look

14 Feb 2020

The IRC are delighted to announce a rebranding of the Best Small Shops competition to celebrate the fast-paced level of growth and to further amplify the competition

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Redesigning Retail

6 Feb 2020

How big brands are turning the traditional retail model it on its head.
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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters to take part in Reading University survey

4 Feb 2020

The Director at Stitchlinkshas put out a request to all who enjoy knitting or crocheting to take part in a study to explore the psychological effects of knitting and crocheting.
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A Brexit timeline for indie retailers

31 Jan 2020

Tonight the UK will leave the EU at 11pm GMT, ending a 46-year relationship, but what will this mean for independent retailers?

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Indie Retail Calendar 2020: February

30 Jan 2020

The Indie Retail eCommerce calendar for the month ahead to plan your sales & marketing strategies
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Indie Retail to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.
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Government to Introduce ‘Jack's Law' Employment Right

29 Jan 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that it will introduce new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations.
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ACS calls for Increased Police Funding to Focus on Violence in Local Shops and Communities

29 Jan 2020

The government will increase police funding bymore than £1.1 billion for 2020-21, representing the largest funding increase for the police in ten years.
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News

National Fitness Day is an event organised every year on the 25th September by not-for-profit health body ukactive. The aims of the day involves highlighting the crucial role that physical activity plays across the UK and helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.

According to a study undertaken by the World Health Organisation last year the UK is ranked 123rd out of 168 nations for physical inactivity. The average UK adult spends more than twice as long making tea as they do exercising, according to new research commissioned by ukactive.

"Brits spend twice as long making tea per week as exercising"- ukactive 

Physical inactivity has been listed as a leading cause of preventable diseases and conditions such as type-2 diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis. Being more active is not only proven to improve our physical health, it also has an incredible effect on our mental health, our confidence and development, our social connections and our communities.

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities! Activities can involve "plank offs", yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more. The website even includes an Activity Finder which enables you to type your post code in and take part in events near you!

A number of ways that you can prepare for next year's National Fitness Day include running or hosting an event in celebration, encouraging your local schools to get involved, spreading the word to your workplace and getting active and joining in! Share your progress on social media platforms with #NationalFitnessDay and inspire others around you to take part!

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