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Reader offer - 15% off LK-136 Home Learning Kit

If you are thinking of learning the keyboard or, perhaps, giving a gift for a loved one, then take advantage of our 15% discount reader offer on the LK-136 Home Learning Kit.

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22nd Jan 2021
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Home & Lifestyle > Outdoor leisure

Walking: Exercise for all ages

Fitness and exercise are important health considerations for people over 50 - even in a lockdown. Here's how to give the old joints a spring clean with exercise the begins and ends at home.

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5th Jan 2021
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Pets get slim

It's not only us who binge at Christmas, our pets are the beneficiaries of lots of leftover treats and it does them no good at all.

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4th Jan 2021
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Health > General Health

January detox in four easy steps

Detox your body after the December excesses and be at your healthy best in 2021.

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4th Jan 2021
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Oxford vaccine - 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated

By following medical guidance regarding vaccination, you are not only protecting yourself and your loved ones from infectious diseases, but also vulnerable people and you'll be helping in the fight to control the virus..

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4th Jan 2021
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

January garden chores

Now is the time to prune fruit trees and deciduous trees ready for Spring.

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4th Jan 2021
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Sticking to a New Year diet

January brings New Year resolutions that not all of us like, here dietician Martha McKittrick answers some of the most common questions about how to commit to a healthy diet and stick to it.

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4th Jan 2021
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Making money resolutions work

2021 is shaping up to be a very challenging year. Here, Peter McGahan tells how to make your new year money resolutions work.

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4th Jan 2021
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

December in the garden

The gardening is virtually done for another year but brave the cold, and save yourself some time in the spring.

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20th Dec 2020
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Interior and design tips in time for Christmas

Inject some Christmas colour into your home - even for this most unorthodox of holidays. Here are some top tips for transforming your humble abode to help deliver some festive cheer.

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20th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Christmas dinner for dogs

Giving your dogs Christmas dinner leftovers is not doing them any favours - and could do them harm. So follow these simple rules and make it a merry xmas for your four-legged friends too.

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20th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Dazzling Christmas cocktails

The cocktail hour tends to get an unlimited extension over the Christmas period, so we've chosen an assortment of classy cocktails that should see you through happy hour and beyond.

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20th Dec 2020
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Finance

Property investment

Peter McGahan explains why property investment needs careful management to stand the best chance of positive returns.

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20th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle

Store cupboard Christmas crafts

Easy ideas to brighten up your home for the festive season.

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10th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

Top tips to avoid a first date disaster

There's no need for awkward silences or uncomfortable exchanges. Ensure your first date doesn’t end in disaster with our top dating tips.

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10th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

December's kitchen garden

December might be wet and miserable but it's a perfect period to get some work done on your vegetable garden. Here are some tips of monthly maintenance.

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4th Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Smoked haddock and chive chowder

A creamy haddock chowder is like a warming hug in a bowl and what's even better is it only takes half an hour to prepare.

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4th Dec 2020
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Finance > News & Views

UK markets leading up to Brexit

The worst-case scenario for your investment portfolio - as Brexit day approaches - is a default to World Trade Organization rules with tariffs and barriers to trade, writes Peter McGahan. Make sure you are positioned accordingly, he warns.

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1st Dec 2020
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What do you hope for this Christmas?

For parents of a child with cancer, one of the most overwhelming and frequent emotions is helplessness. Will you help bring hope to families like Lily’s by considering leaving a gift in your Will?

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1st Dec 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Attract wildlife to your garden in winter

Find out how to attract creatures into your garden this winter.

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23rd Nov 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

Five tips for talking to children about feelings

Talking about feelings and thoughts we might have doesn’t always come naturally. It takes time and practice to instil a sense of honesty and openness in a relationship - and this is no different for young people.

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23rd Nov 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Zespri SunGold Baked Oats

A warm from the oven version of overnight oats – a great way to start the day!

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23rd Nov 2020
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Don’t tolerate incontinence. Treat it effectively and safely

No one likes having leaks or wearing pads. Treat incontinence with INNOVO® the only non-invasive pelvic floor exerciser that you can do at home with zero effort. Slip on the shorts and relax. 87% of women were defined as dry or nearly dry after three months.

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20th Nov 2020
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There are more Ways to Save with Luxury Water

Find out how softened water can help you save time and money, leaving you more time to do the things you enjoy.

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17th Nov 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

November's veggie patch

It's cold and wet in the veggie patch but there's still work to be done. Chop chop, it's time to prep for next season.

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17th Nov 2020
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What's on

The Crown season 4 reviewed

The royal drama returns with a triumphant portrait of the 1980s with a perfectly wide-eyed Diana.

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16th Nov 2020
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Building stronger families - Neesha's story

Supporting Barnardo's with a gift in your Will can help young people like Neesha through the toughest times.

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16th Nov 2020
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Finance > News & Views

Is the UK stock market about to turn?

Peter McGahan considers whether post COVID and Brexit we'll see a surge in the economy or a more punishing downturn.

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16th Nov 2020
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Home & Lifestyle

The importance of Gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills are vital. Without them Barnardo's simply couldn't continue supporting vulnerable children. So if you’re considering leaving this special gift – thank you.

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11th Nov 2020
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Health > General Health

Help shape the future of healthy ageing

The Autumn Project is an important new service that is being developed and this is your chance to make sure it works for you.

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10th Nov 2020
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