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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 …


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. …


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 …


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! …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Wales celebrates Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France success

POSTED ON 30 JULY 2018

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas became the first Welshman to win the prestigious Tour de France, and many sculptures in Wales were last night illuminated in yellow in celebration   Many famous monuments, including Caerphilly Castle and Cardiff City Hall took on a yellow hue to pay homage to the iconic winner’s jersey. Thomas is …


Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!

POSTED ON 27 JULY 2018

Liven up your summer with these refreshing recipes. Something for the kids to get involved in!   Traffic light ice lollies SERVES 2-4* | LESS THAN 10 MINS ½ small watermelon 90g caster sugar 5 ripe kiwis, peeled 3 ripe peaches, peeled 3 tablespoons water 1. For the red layer, remove the melon seeds. Puree …


Get beach ready

POSTED ON 25 JULY 2018

Whatever beach you’re visiting this summer – whether it’s at home or abroad – make sure you’re ready in style   Round beach towel We love this quirky round beach towel in woven fabric with an all-over print on the front and cotton terry back. 100% cotton. £17.99 www2.hm.com Unicorn beach Towel Perfect for any …


Francesco Molinari wins The Open after holding off Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Rory Mcilroy

POSTED ON 23 JULY 2018

Francesco Molinari has become the first Italian to win a major, holding off a pack of star names to claim The Open Championship at Carnoustie Molinari produced a two-under final round of 69 in windy conditions on the Scottish links to finish eight under. He finished two ahead of four players, including favourites Justin Rose …


Saving efficiently for a mortgage deposit the easy way!

POSTED ON 23 JULY 2018

A mortgage deposit can be one of life’s more expensive endeavours, and saving for it efficiently is vital to ensure you don’t waste your time – or money   Saving money: we love it and hate it, and it’s one of the most efficient things you can do in life. 55% of us in the …


Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!

POSTED ON 20 JULY 2018

The thought of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters normally has us looking abroad. However, as a nation surrounded by the sea, Britain has more than its fair share of dramatic coastlines and a wealth of beaches waiting to be explored   Whether you are looking for family friendly, romantic and secluded or dramatic, there …


Protect your home from the threat of fire

POSTED ON 18 JULY 2018

Government statistics show that the largest number of accidental reported fires caused by electricity in the home is due to people misusing electrical cooking appliances, including microwaves. So just what should you do to protect you in your home?   Over 20,000 cases of accidental fires in UK homes each year are caused by electricity, …


France are crowned world champions of football after beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow yesterday

POSTED ON 16 JULY 2018

In a dramatic and entertaining World Cup final, the world saw France lift the World Cup after winning their second title and their first since they hosted the 1998 tournament 20 years ago   The final’s drama opened with an own goal, the first ever to be witnessed at a World Cup final. It came …


School’s out for summer

POSTED ON 13 JULY 2018

Here we give you some ideas and inspiration to help keep the kids entertained this summer – without spending a fortune   Kids go ‘free’ to West End shows in August! You can get a free child’s ticket (age 16 and under) to one of 40+ London theatre shows, including Aladdin, Wicked and Les Misérables, …


Why England fans should be waking up happy

POSTED ON 12 JULY 2018

So yes, England’s World Cup campaign came to a devasting end last night thanks to an extra-time winner from Mario Mandžukić which saw Croatia go 2-1 up   Despite the heartbreak and hurt for everyone up and down the country, there is a sense of pride for this young England side. You could’ve been forgiven …


Theresa May forced to reshuffle cabinet after key Brexit figures, including Boris Johnson and David Davis, resign

POSTED ON 11 JULY 2018

The Prime Minister’s cabinet is gathering at 10 Downing Street after an array of resignations over her Brexit strategy has left her government in crisis   Jeremy Hunt, however, who has replaced Johnson as foreign secretary, said he would be “four square” behind her. A tweet of Hunt’s Sunday evening said: “Huge honour to be …