M1 Motorway approaches 60 Posted On 31 August 2018

The M1 is one of Britain’s oldest motorways, having now been open for 60 years   The M1 was built in four phases; the first section was completed in 1959 between Watford and Crick/Rugby and is now known as Junction 5 and Junction 18. Between 1977 and 1999, a connection between Brent Cross and Page …

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Lewis Pugh approaches the finish line of his Long Swim from Cornwall to Dover Posted On 29 August 2018

The white cliffs of Dover have come into sight, which will mark the end of the journey for Pugh, who will become the first ever person to swim 350 miles wearing only Speedos, goggles and a hat! Lewis started his Long Swim from Land’s End in Cornwall and is close to finishing his 350 miles …

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Iconic children’s TV star turns 70! Posted On 24 August 2018

This year marks the 70th birthday of British icon, Sooty – a children’s TV favourite since 1952   This little yellow puppet is well known amongst children and adults alike; but where did he come from? Sooty first appeared on TV during Talent Night on the BBC and became a regular on Saturday Special after …

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School packed lunch inspiration! Posted On 22 August 2018

Would your kids like a change from sandwiches in their packed lunches? Have a look at our new and fresh ideas – they’re sure to go down a treat!   Skinny Pizza Wrap SERVES 2 | 17 MINS 2 wraps 3 tbsp tomato puree ½ tbsp dried oregano Mozzarella or cheddar cheese Put a frying …

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Renting with a pet: make the move stress-free Posted On 20 August 2018

Not everyone is an animal lover; it may be hard to believe that there will be some people out there who wouldn’t care at all for your dearest, beloved pet, your best friend who means the world to you. However, pets are increasingly becoming more popular in the UK – and so are rentals. So …

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Wigan on course to add to their record 19 wins! Posted On 17 August 2018

The 2018 Challenge Cup, (also known as the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is the 117th staging of the Challenge Cup, the main rugby league knock-out tournament for teams in the European Super League, the British National Leagues and a number of invited amateur clubs   The defending champions were Hull, who beat Wigan Warriors 18–14 at Wembley on 26 August 2017. …

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Keep your pets safe in hot weather Posted On 15 August 2018

With the UK having experienced hotter than average temperatures this summer, official advice from the RSPCA warns against walking dogs in the daytime sun. But what else can you do to keep your pet safe?   Top tips for keeping pets cool in hot weather • Never leave animals in hot cars, conservatories, outbuildings or …

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Back to school made easy! Posted On 13 August 2018

It’s never too early to get organised! Here are some of the best back to school essentials available   Lily & Dan girls trousers, available in 3 colours From £2.49 www.aldi.co.uk   Aldi’s special buy Offer allows parents to buy the whole uniform for £5. Including 2 x polos, a sweatshirt and skirt or trousers! …

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How to keep your fridge clean, safe and bacteria-free Posted On 10 August 2018

Your fridge’s chief duty is slowing the growth of bacteria such as salmonella, e-coli and botulinum in food, ultimately ensuring that your consumables remain just that! Not taking the care to ensure your refrigerator is doing its job properly is a seriously chilling prospect, so here’s our guide to how you can get the best …

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How to pack the perfect suitcase Posted On 08 August 2018

The destination has been chosen, the flights and accommodation have been booked and your last-minute holiday shopping should be complete; so, what’s left to do?   One of the major problems with going on holiday is undoubtedly the packing. That could be deciding what to take or then trying to cram all that’s needed into …

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Be inspired by the beach Posted On 06 August 2018

Nothing beats the sounds of waves lapping on the shore or the feel of soft sand between your toes. Bring the beach-feel to your home with these holiday-inspired finds   Starfish Decorations These limited edition, faux treasures from the sea are an ideal way to add a coastal feel to your home. Simply add them …

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How to keep your garden shining and looking like summer Posted On 03 August 2018

A garden is many people’s pride and joy – and can be a work of art if looked after properly. Here is our guide on how to garden the efficient way this summer   Keep your tools well-maintained In most cases, a gardener is only as good as their tools, for they play an essential …

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Government publishes key licensing changes to further protect tenants Posted On 01 August 2018

New guidance for landlords to further protect tenants from poor living conditions has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 20th June 2018   Following legislation introduced in June, from 1st October 2018 any landlord who lets a property to five or more people – from two or more separate …

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