Keep cosy in style this winter! Posted On 16 October 2019

Don’t let the cold keep you indoors. Snuggle up against the elements in soft chunky knits and stylish accessories. Here are our faves.. 1. Squirrel Print Hat & Mittens Set With this cute crocheted hat and matching mittens, they’ll be ready for splashing through all the puddles! Featuring ribbed cuffs, fora snuggly mitten fit. Embellished …

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Shrieks ahead! Posted On 14 October 2019

Grab your broomsticks, it’s Halloween! Here’show to keep your little coven spellbound and the not-so-little monsters in your life cackling at some of Britain’s top haunts. Apparently, we have the Celts to thank for Halloween and its creepy traditions. According to some scholars, the last day of October marked the end of the Celtic calendar …

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Typhoon wreaks havoc on sporting events Posted On 11 October 2019

Typhoon Hagibis is gathering force and ready, not only to batter Japan and provide a significant threat to life and property, but also to put a real dampener on this weekend’s sporting calendar The devastating tropical storm, expected to be the worst to hit the region this year, has already put the Rugby World Cup …

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Be inspired by autumn’s new colour trends Posted On 09 October 2019

The bedroom Ochre is a beautiful mustard yellow that is taking the high-street by storm, and it’s perfect for brightening up a room while adding a cosy feel of autumn too.  Either opt for block colour or items featuring it as hints of colour. There are a whole host of ways of incorporating ochre into …

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England V Argentina: Rugby World Cup Review Posted On 07 October 2019

England qualify for knockout stages with a game to spare Two tries in the final six-minutes made the scoreline look more impressive than they were on the day, and maybe if Argentina hadn’t had a man sent off in the 18th minute it could have been a cagier affair. Eddie Jones’ team sit top of …

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Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold Posted On 04 October 2019

  Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks British record to win the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships Johnson-Thompson set four personal bests and pushed her body to the max at the World Athletics Championships scoring 6981 points, surpassing the previous record of 6955 set by Jessica Ennis-Hill at the London Olympics in 2012. After breaking through at …

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How best to prepare your garden for the colder months Posted On 02 October 2019

    Put away garden furniture Your outside furniture will have done you proud throughout the summer months, but now you need to ensure it doesn’t become needlessly wet, rusty, and perhaps even frozen in parts. Pack away any chairs and tables, as well as the barbeque if it’s a movable one, to prevent them …

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Prepare your property for colder weather Posted On 30 September 2019

Autumn is here; the leaves are falling and it’s getting colder. Here are some handy tips for preparing your home for the colder months Boilers and radiators With the changeable weather over the summer,  you will have probably turned your boiler on earlier than normal, only to turn it back off again with the warmer …

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The EFL Championship: How are the promotion favourites doing so far? Posted On 27 September 2019

Last years’ promoted teams, Norwich City, Aston Villa and Sheffield United are already feeling the harsh realities of life in the Premier League. But, with masses of money paid out in transfer fees and player contracts upon promotion, they will hope to duplicate the success of teams such as Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves in the …

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Light up your home Posted On 25 September 2019

  Whether you’re after a modern, cosy or quirky feel to a room, choosing the right light source is vital for achieving the desired look you want. 1. Monkey Table Lamp This quirky table lamp base features a monkey holding a light bulb. Ideal for adding a retro style to any room in your home. …

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Brits take over at the Emmys 2019 Posted On 23 September 2019

  British TV was the big winner last night at the 71st Emmy awards The Emmys are an American award that recognises excellence in the TV industry. This year, for only the fourth time, there was no host, similar to the Oscars in February. It was a good year for streaming services such as Netflix …

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Mini-heatwave set for this weekend! Posted On 20 September 2019

Get ready for a mini-heatwave today and Saturday with temperatures expected to reach 26C Today promises 22C, while Saturday, after a foggy start, will clear with blue skies and lots of sunshine throughout the day. However, if you’re planning days out or BBQs at home, don’t expect the warm weather to last. The remnants of …

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2019 ‘the Ashes’ Review Posted On 18 September 2019

England dismissed Australia for 263 on day four of the fifth Ashes test to complete a 135-run victory. After defeat at Old Trafford confirmed the urn would return to Australia, England bounced back to end a summer of incredible cricket drama on a high. It is the first drawn series since 1972 and means Australia …

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Ready, steady, cook! Posted On 16 September 2019

This vegetarian dish is perfect if you’re looking for low calories, but full on taste – and there’s minimal effort required too! Puy lentils bulk out this low-calorie vegetarian bake with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil sauce and roasted aubergines       Layered aubergine & lentil bake Serves 4 Kcals per serving: 359 Suitable …

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Keep your kids safe online Posted On 13 September 2019

  Our children are growing up with technology as the norm and not just a treat, but how can you keep them safe online? In this technological age, where kids are surrounded by tablets, smartphones and YouTube it is hard to know what is safe and what isn’t for your children. Most children already have …

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Decorating your home on a budget Posted On 11 September 2019

Upcycle If you’re on a budget or just can’t quite get rid of furniture, simply because you want to create a new look – upcycling could be the answer. You can find so much inspiration on the likes of Pinterest, which show how easy it can be to change a tired and dated piece of …

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Australia retain the Ashes at Old Trafford Posted On 09 September 2019

Despite all the heroics and late miracles, Australia yesterday retained the Ashes after winning the fourth test After the joy of the third test, when England won by one wicket at Headingley, there was no such late drama at Old Trafford on Sunday. After a slow first day, where only 44 overs were bowled due …

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Catch some sun this winter! Posted On 06 September 2019

With the summer holidays already a distant memory, it’s time to get excited about some winter sun. We look at the best places to go… Fly a little further to get the sunshine you crave in the winter months, and you won’t be disappointed. There are some great destinations to pick from – whether you are looking for a classic beach-style …

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Keeping an eye on your child’s eyesight Posted On 04 September 2019

In the modern age of technology, caring for your child’s eyesight has never been so pertinent With kids and teens age 8 to 18 spending an average of more than seven hours a day looking at screens, it’s recommended that parents should limit screen time for kids to a maximum of just two hours per day. For younger children, age 3 …

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Work from home in style! Posted On 02 September 2019

With growing numbers of people regularly working from home, it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so Choose the right space With 40% of Brits now working from home each week, it’s clear to see why:  with the benefits from doing so ranging from saving money on the commute, to being in for deliveries and the school run. …

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