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Amazon Prime Music and why it’s well worth using

Little Mix and Bruce Springsteen are just two of the artists whose music is available on Amazon Prime Music
If you’re a teenager, or you know any, chances are that whenever they want to listen to music their first port of call is a streaming service. Whether that’s Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer or one of a thousand others, it basically involves playing music over the internet without having to buy that piece of music first. It’s become so popular in recent years that since 2014 the singles ch...
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The Big Gig at St Mary’s on December 3

Earlier this year I wrote this post about The Big Gig, a twice-yearly event at St Mary's Church in Upton where young and talented musicians play songs by the likes of Nirvana, the Black Keys, Bastille and many others. It's always a great night and, as I wrote back in May, it ends in time for a couple of pints afterwards if that's your thing. Tomorrow night (December 3) is the second Big ...
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Five things schools must remember about their websites

What Schools Must Know About Their Websites: Blog by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications, School Web Design specialist
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately: I build school websites, so a blog on what school websites should be like could be interpreted by some as a blog about Why Schools Should Use Me To Build Their Websites. But as well as being a school website builder, I am a parent of four school-age children who attend three different schools, and one of the reasons I build websites for schools ...
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Five things I’ve learned in business

Five Things I've Learned in Business by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Seven months after leaving the Liverpool Echo, I started my own business in July 2015. I am a writer and designer and I work for schools, charities and businesses; what I write and what I design is largely up to them. Some days I am a graphic designer, other days I am a blog writer, other days I am a web designer. I turn my hand to pretty much anything that involves writing or designing and j...
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Graphic Design tips: Simple is best

Graphic design tips by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Graphic design tips 1: Keep things simple Graphic design tips don't come much more basic than keep it simple. In this blog I'll be explaining why that is my golden rule for any kind of graphic design. Whether you’re working out how to use Photoshop on your family pictures or trying your hand at Adobe Illustrator for a bookclub poster, it’s tempting to make use of each and every one of Adobe’...
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Flamingo Land: Being a freelance copywriter has never been so much fun

Flamingo Land, Daily Mirror, Copywriting, copywriter, Andrew Greenhalgh, travel writing, travel writer
Copywriting jobs don’t come much more enjoyable than going away to a zoo/theme park/holiday resort for a family weekend. That was where I ended up recently when I was asked to do some freelance travel writing for Trinity Mirror. Flamingo Land in Yorkshire was the destination, with accommodation provided and the opportunity to not just experience all the delights the expanding resort had to o...
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Press release writing: It’s all about seizing the day

Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications, copywriting, press releases, blog writing,
On Wednesday lunchtime this week I was talking to an accountant friend of mine. It being the day of the Europa League Final, and him being a season-ticket holding staunch fan of Liverpool FC, he had something a bit special planned for that night’s game. (more…)
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