Hotel bed test bonanza

Bubbly Natalie Thomas goes to work every day with a spring in her step – thanks to her job as a hotel bed tester. Strawberry blonde Natalie, 39, heads up a team of ten ‘bouncers’ whose job it is to ensure the quality of 46,000 beds for budget chain Premier Inn. The thousands of mattresses…

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Eco-measures on back burner

Nearly half of company bosses believe their company is NOT eco-friendly, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found that despite the majority of business owners trying to take steps to reduce their carbon output, millions still reckon it’s too costly, time consuming and impractical. A ‘can’t be bothered’ attitude, lack of knowledge and ‘other priorities’ were…

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Neighbours become good friends

The average Brit counts four neighbours amongst their friends, a report revealed yesterday. Researchers who studied modern friendships, based on face-to-face relationships rather than online acquaintances, found we typically have 26 close friends. And almost one in five of those are people who live in or close to our street, close or cul-de-sac. The study…

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