Why renting is a good option Posted On 19 October 2018

Renting is a great way for you to get your foot on the property ladder and offers flexibility; so, it’s no wonder it’s become such a popular choice   Time and money are just two of the major benefits of living in a rental property, and with maintenance costs being a landlords’ responsibility, it will …

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Entertain in spooky-style Posted On 17 October 2018

If you just love Halloween and all that it brings, then why not introduce a spooky touch to your dining experience. We’ve found some great treats (no tricks) just for you…   Four Piece Black Halloween Plates In a handy pack of four, these plates come with a white Halloween inspired print to each, to …

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Forty-two medals up for grabs at championships Posted On 15 October 2018

The 2018 World Artistic Gymnastic Championships will be the 48th edition of the games and will be held between October 25th and November 3rd   The event will mark the first time that the Championships will be held in Qatar, and the middle east – who will also be hosting the next World Cup in …

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Keep your own little monsters entertained! Posted On 12 October 2018

It hardly seems possible, but summer is officially over and with both Halloween and Bonfire night fast approaching, here are a few ideas to keep everyone happy   Pumpkin carving Halloween wouldn’t be the same without getting creative and a little messy carving pumpkins! Instead of buying one from your local supermarket, why not make …

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Warm up this winter Posted On 10 October 2018

This Slimming World dish is perfect for warming up all the family on cold nights. Easy to make, it’s just the recipe you need for Bonfire night!   Spicy, baked bean soup SERVES 4 | 30 MINS – VEGAN Low calorie cooking spray 400g frozen mixed onions, carrots and celery (or 200g each frozen chopped …

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What will you be wearing this Autumn? Posted On 08 October 2018

When you think of Autumn, what springs to mind? Hot drinks, falling leaves, lots of colour and conkers? Well, Autumn is just around the corner which means it will be time to put our summer clothes away and get out our ‘in-between’ clothes before we need our winter woollies! Given the very hot summer we …

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Preparing your property for the onset of winter Posted On 05 October 2018

After a gloriously sunny and hot summer, it is nearly time to dig out the woolly jumpers and thick coats from the back of the wardrobe now that winter is approaching Before winter strikes, it is important to prepare yourself and your home before you are left with any nasty or stone-cold surprises. As the …

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Help your garden cool off for the winter months Posted On 03 October 2018

As we are now grasping onto the last ounces of summer, your garden will need some attention if it’s to make it through the colder and wetter months   With one of the hottest summers ever on record now passing us by, your garden has been pretty busy over the last few months, undergoing very …

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Europe reclaims Ryder Cup after beating US in France Posted On 01 October 2018

American fightback falls short as Europe run out convincing seven-point winners in Paris Europe’s golfers have won back the Ryder Cup after beating the US team 17.5-10.5 after a tense, dramatic and historic afternoon at Le Golf National in Paris. Italian Francesco Molinari, who become the first European plater to contribute a maximum five points …

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How will you spend yours? Posted On 28 September 2018

On Sunday 28th October, everyone will need to move their clocks back an hour due to the end to daylight saving time in the UK. But just what is it and why do we do it?   Every year, the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March and back …

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The FIFA awards names best male and best female players Posted On 26 September 2018

The awards ceremony at The Royal Festival Hall in London saw Luka Modric of Croatia and Marta of Brazil win best male and female players of the year   Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award, both of whom finished in second and third …

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An emotional victory for Tiger Woods after his Tour Championship win Posted On 24 September 2018

After winning his 80th PGA Tour title on Sunday, Woods was almost teary as he now moves up the ranking table to number 13 in the world   Walking up the final fairway, fourteen-time world champion Tiger Woods became overwhelmed with emotion after winning his first title in five years at the Tour Championship. At …

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UK government backs Theresa May’s Brexit Chequers proposal amidst summit rejection Posted On 21 September 2018

Despite Theresa May having her Brexit proposal rejected at a summit in Salzburg, the UK government still insists her deal is a ‘workable’ and ‘credible’ one   “Tough words” were to be expected at the end of the Brexit negotiations at the summit but the government, says Minister James Brokenshire, has been ‘resolute’ in its …

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Housebuilder Barratt hits record-breaking annual profits amid decline fears Posted On 19 September 2018

  Last year the company sold its highest number of buildings in a decade – 17,579 homes – but experts say Brexit and interest rates dim the outlook   Barratt’s annual pre-tax profits were up 9.2% to £835.5m while revenue increased 4.8% to £4.87bn. Selling 17,579 houses in the 12 months to June 30th, was …

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Staying safe on social media Posted On 17 September 2018

Follow our tips on how you can protect yours and your family’s personal data on social networking sites   Social networking has become a 21st century phenomenon with billions of people around the world using sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to share their life with friends and peers. However, in this current …

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Simple, yet speedy! Posted On 14 September 2018

Using ready-rolled puff pastry, this dish is perfect at mealtimes for when time is limited   Butternut ricotta tart with fiery rocket salad SERVES 4 | 45 MINS – 50 MINS 1 butternut squash (about 600g), peeled and cut into 2cm cubes 2 tbsp olive oil 320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry 250g tub ricotta a …

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Sleep soundly all night, every night Posted On 12 September 2018

We all need a good night’s sleep. In fact, according to the Sleep Council, an 18 to 65-year-old needs between seven and nine hours of sleep per night in order to properly recharge for the day ahead. So how do you get that good night’s sleep that you need?   Environment Creating the perfect sleeping …

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It’s the little things Posted On 10 September 2018

You only need to make little changes to make a big difference to the look and feel of your home. Add quirky items and mementos to create something unique – without costing the earth   Dog Tail Coat Hooks If your pooch is your best friend then pay homage with these cute cast iron and …

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Moving house with children made easy Posted On 07 September 2018

Moving to a new house can be a huge upheaval for the whole family, especially when there are children involved. The big move can, however, be made simpler by following our few handy tips   Get the children involved Children can either love or hate the idea of moving to a new house. To minimise …

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Can you really find your perfect home? Posted On 05 September 2018

Whether you’re on the look-out for a one-bedroom flat, fantasise about a four-bedroom bungalow or are eager for an eight-bedroom mansion, anything is possible if you have the vision and impetus to find your perfect property – and we’re here to help you make your dream a reality   Our professional and experienced staff are …

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