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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Holiday insurance: why it matters and why you should book it early Posted On 03 September 2018

Just back from your summer holidays and already planning the next escape? Then make sure you organise your holiday insurance now – don’t wait!   Money Saving Expert has recently spoken out about holiday insurance and why it’s imperative that you don’t wait until just before you travel to take out your insurance. If anything …

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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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