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Good (Deed) Friday

Let’s make Good Friday great and inject a little happiness into the world around us.

Give up your seat on the bus to a stranger in need. Back in 1831 when the first official Bank Holiday was introduced by Sir John Lubbock (little fact for you there), British people all spent their Easter weekends in the same way - tending their sheep and drinking mead (this might not be...

A Leading Light

We think we’ve given you all ample opportunity to have your say on the name of our charming standard lamp. No longer will this shining light of the office be referred to as ‘Lampy’, it’s time to announce a winner!

And the winner is... It was a close competition with just 4% in it but we are pleased to announce that the office lamp is now called…(imagine a drum roll and lots of anxious nail biting)…Holly GoLightly! Yep, you trndsters have had your say and Holly GoLightly makes a perfect companion...

A matter of time

We’ve been living under the dark cloak of winter since October 26th and we’re about to leap forward into spring, yippee!

Time Waits for no Wo/Man We thought we’d do a quick poll of our office to find our favourite things about spring. Lighter Nights – Danny says that he loves leaving work when the sun is still shining. “Makes you feel like you have more hours in the day!” Shedding the winter coat – Aaro...

A word about Jolie…

Angelina Jolie is known first and foremost for her acting skills but delve a little deeper and you’ll see that she’s also a film maker, humanitarian and UN special envoy.

Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie In 2013 Jolie had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a mutated gene which gave her an 83% chance of developing breast cancer. And yesterday in a New York Times article she revealed that she has since undergone another preventative sur...

Rising from the Ashes

If you were ever in any doubt about Friday the 13th having an ominous edge just ask the staff at Battersea Arts Centre who experienced a horrific blaze this month.

The Grand Hall at the Battersea Arts Centre The Grade II* listed building experienced a fire that devastated its beautiful Grand Hall. The pictures of the majestic dome engulfed in flames were horrifying but, thanks to the efforts of the staff and emergency services, the front half of ...

A Super Super Hero

Here at trnd we’re always on the lookout for uplifting good news stories that'll warm your cockles.

There's a hero in town. Thank goodness for people who go out of their way to help others - those who volunteer in soup kitchens, or help the elderly in their local communities, or run marathons for charity - we salute each and every one of you! But this particular good Samaritan was jus...