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A special Japanese Temple

Kinkaku-ji is one of Kyoto’s leading temples. It's formal name is Rokuon-ji and was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time. The temple has been burnt down many times in the flames of war and more recently by arson. However, it was restored in 1955 with major improvement work being done in 1987 and all the gold leaf being replaced. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, Kinkaku-ji is one of the historical buildings most representative of Japan. A smaller verson of the Golden Temple was built in the 1990s within a private walled garden below Donnington Castle, on the Donnington Grove estate. The Temple is enjoyed

Are Newbury businesses doing enough to give disabled people access?

Supreme Court ruling pushes bus company to try harder to help wheelchair users. Host of actions Newbury businesses can take to assist disabled people. As well as being the right thing to do, there are strong commercial benefits. A case from the Supreme Court recently drew attention to what action companies should take to allow disabled people access to goods and services. It concerned a wheelchair user who had been denied access to a bus because a mother with a pushchair was occupying the space and refused to move. The Supreme Court found that bus drivers should go beyond simply requesting such a space is vacated, and do so very firmly – perhaps delaying the bus to pressure a person into mov

Spruce-up

Get your personal finances into shape by making the most of all the allowances and exemptions available before the end of the tax year. Tax allowances and exemptions usually come with a deadline attached, and all the more so when squeezed government finances are creating pressure for policy shifts. As the end of the tax year on 5 April approaches, now would be a good moment to review your finances. Perhaps the most useful allowance is the Individual Savings Account (ISA), which allows investments to build up without any further tax to pay on income and capital gains. Everyone has their own allowance – £15,240 in the current tax year – which means that couples can shelter £30,480 between them

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