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'Social Proof' - Part of the Marketing Tools of Today

September 2015

We all know that the internet has transformed the way we communicate with each other and all sorts of products and services can use them to engage with their audiences.

In most cases, there is the 'message' to be delivered linked to your marketing proposition and then there is the medium of delivering that 'message' such as press, posters or websites.

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In Harmony with our Environment - Sustainability

August 2015

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.

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Making our Regions History Fun - The Green Man

August 2015

We have just said farewell to our first guests from Belgium, a family of five, It was their first trip to the North East and they visited Hadrian's Wall and Durham Cathedral. To make it more interesting I asked my friend Johnny, a previous friend of the Cathedral, of anything unusual the children could look for on their visit.

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Our Local Attractions - Beamish Industrial Museum

August 2015

Beamish Museum is a great attraction and visitor numbers have built up over the years as they have increased the number of historic elements that have been rebuilt and/or refurbished.

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Semi-Retirement Opportunity Seized

July 2015

July 11th has arrived - the first day of the rest of our lives and particularly important because this is the first day that my wife, Pauline, enters the new phase of our working lives.

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Award winning bed and breakfast goes international

July 2015

AN award winning luxury bed and breakfast which was opened by the man behind the Phileas Fogg snack company is going European.

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Selling your Services using the World Wide Web

July 2015

You know when you get to our age you have the 'gift' of looking back, sometimes it's called glorious hindsight but that tends to be reserved for individuals. However, in parallel, our society has gone through a process of profound change since we were young.

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Magna Carta Offer

July 2015

Keith & Pauline at The Old Post Office, Lanchester wish to support the Magna Carta Trust for the 800th anniversary season of display in the historic Durham Cathedral.

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Egg supplies decreasing at 'alarming rate' due to avian flu, warn bakers

June 2015

The general egg market is in turmoil as highlighted in the recent article below. However, there is no need to worry at 'The Old Post Office Luxury B&B' as we are self-sufficient and we don't require stock from anywhere else.

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Local Ingredients and Healthy Eating - Our Great Eggs

June 2015

Besides providing energy, breakfast is a great source of nutrients including Calcium, Iron and B Vitamins, all of which are important for our bodies after a fast, plus breakfast can be a source of protein and fibre.

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Taking local produce seriously with a large pinch of fun - Paul the Butcher

May 2015

All our sausages are home-made by our local butcher and are of the highest quality with a high meat quantity. Paul also provides our unsmoked back bacon from Thomson's abattoir in Witton-le-Wear about 10 miles away from our place.

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Taking local produce seriously with a large pinch of fun - Ian our Fish Merchant

May 2015

Fish, and particularly oily fish, are a very important part of our diet as they are rich in Omega 3, an essential fatty acid that helps protect our brains and hearts. Omega 3 must be ingested, we cannot produce it ourselves. Both Salmon and Herring are high in Omega 3.

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Taking local produce seriously with a large pinch of fun - Lesley our Baker

May 2015

Our Food Team - Introducing Lesley the Baker. Although Pauline bakes our scones and cakes, which have been recent introductions, the bulk of our baking is done by, our friend, Mrs Lesley Hughes.

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Taking local produce seriously with a large pinch of fun - The Team

April 2015

You know running any enterprise involves building a strong team around you and our little Bed and Breakfast is no different.

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A brief history in time

April 2015

The General Post Office (GPO) was set up in 1660 by Charles II and extended its remit from England & Wales into Great Britain in 1707 and finally to the United Kingdom from 1800 until 1969, which then transferred all the assets to The Post Office.

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Luxury B&B scoops major industry awards

April 2015

A LUXURY bed and breakfast which was opened by the man behind the Phileas Fogg snack company is celebrating being awarded two major industry accolades.

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