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Incorporating the basics of feng shui into your home

POSTED ON 22 JANUARY 2020

Feng shui can easily be incorporated into any home, creating a better quality of energy. So, just what is feng shui? Developed over 3,000 years ago in China, Feng shui teaches people how they can balance the energies in any space with the arrangement of objects. This could be a home, office or garden. In …


Cheapest supermarket of 2019 revealed

POSTED ON 20 JANUARY 2020

Sainsbury’s has been crowned as the cheapest supermarket. A study by the Which? Consumer group revealed that the supermarket chain came top after tracking thousands of branded grocery prices across the six major supermarket chains throughout 2019. The data was collected by monitoring online pricing of branded items that were available in all supermarket chains; …


Enjoy a takeaway the healthy way!

POSTED ON 17 JANUARY 2020

Vegetable curry You don’t need to give up your curry nights just yet; stay on track with your healthy eating plan with this low-fat, vegetarian dish. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Nutrition: 207kcal per serving   Ingredients 1-2 tbsp red Thai curry paste 500ml low-sodium vegetable stock 2 onions, chopped …


The 92nd Academy Awards

POSTED ON 15 JANUARY 2020

Excitement is already building for the 92nd Academy Awards which take place on 9th February; but just who are in the running to pick up a coveted trophy? The Academy Awards honours the best films of the year and this year’s event will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at …


Gin & bear it!

POSTED ON 13 JANUARY 2020

The season of goodwill to all men has passed, so how about a few days of goodwill to you? Here’s some suggestions for a few days away, whether you fancy chilling out, the call of the wild, or a gin-fuelled bonanza! Congratulations! You did it… you survived Christmas and the new year with your sanity, …


Home Décor Trends For 2020

POSTED ON 10 JANUARY 2020

From unusual shaped mirrors and simplistic interior design to the more abstract, we’ve compiled a list of the top trends to look out for in 2020 Abstract design Predicted to become a massive trend is abstract design, with bold geometric prints, hand-drawn sketches and electric blocks of colour; it’s all about adding your own unique …


Giving the green light

POSTED ON 08 JANUARY 2020

To a New Plastic Revolution It took a series of heart-wrenching images from the BBC’s Blue Planet II series to make people sit up and realise scientists hadn’t been over-elaborating when they claimed the planet was choking on plastic. A sperm whale trying to eat a discarded plastic bucket; the remains of an albatross which …


Kickstart your 2020

POSTED ON 06 JANUARY 2020

With the new year come thoughts of resolutions and goals to achieve. So, start 2020 the right way and think afresh and focus on making positive changes. Top of the list for new year resolutions has to go to the mantra of ‘lose weight’ and ‘stop smoking’; but whatever your new year resolutions, the key …


New year, new home

POSTED ON 03 JANUARY 2020

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How to keep an eye on Santa as he puts in his 24-hour shift

POSTED ON 23 DECEMBER 2019

His sleigh is loaded. The weight distribution has been checked to see if it breaches Elf and Safety. The big man has punched in the flight-plan co-ordinates to his sat-nav because, well, Rudolf’s sense of direction isn’t what it used to be. And there’ll be no need for in-flight snacks tonight – he’ll be dining …


British sport review 2019

POSTED ON 20 DECEMBER 2019

It’s been a spectacular year for English sport; here we look through some of the highs. Motor Racing Lewis Hamilton won his sixth world title in November with a second-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. The title moves him up to second in the all-time list, leaving him just one behind Michael Schumacher. …


Winter chillin’

POSTED ON 18 DECEMBER 2019

It’s one of the great modern-day dilemmas for holidays at this time of year: shun the shivers for sunnier climes or embrace the cold and hit the slopes. It’ stime to choose… Daylight hours are short, invariably grey, damp, dismal. Christmas always passes in a blur of twinkling lights and belt-straining over-indulgence. Equally, the New …


House prices set to rise by up to 4% in 2020

POSTED ON 17 DECEMBER 2019

The results of the election have prompted Rightmove to predict that house prices will rise by up to 4% in 2020. The prediction is welcome news for the property market and those looking to sell next year, especially after the market had been hit with political uncertainty since the 2016 referendum. With such a clear …


Ben Stokes wins Sports Personality 2019

POSTED ON 16 DECEMBER 2019

The England cricket all-rounder has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 England cricket won three awards on the night, with Jos Buttler breaking the stumps to seal the World Cup victory voted ‘Greatest Sporting Moment’ and the World Cup team winning ‘Team of the Year.’ The last cricketer to win the award …


Boris Johnson’s Tories win the 2019 election by a landslide

POSTED ON 13 DECEMBER 2019

  The Tories achieved their best result in a general election in over thirty-years with over 43% of the vote, comfortably creating a majority. As votes were officially declared overnight, the exit polls had the Tories miles ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour when it was released at 10pm Thursday evening. The Prime Minister held onto …


Cook up a feast!

POSTED ON 11 DECEMBER 2019

Put a twist on your Christmas dinner this year by offering your guests this moist Christmas turkey roll created by chef Tom Kerridge. It features a crunchy topping and a bacon stuffing. Roast turkey roll Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 1 to 2 hours Serves: 6-8   Ingredients For the crumble topping …


‘Tis the season to be careful

POSTED ON 09 DECEMBER 2019

Follow these handy tips to make sure Santa isn’t the only one getting into your home during the festive season. Christmas is a time for giving, receiving … and, unfortunately, taking. Recent crime figures show that incidents have spiked alarmingly over the two-week festive period and, astonishingly, most of those robberies and burglaries go unsolved. …