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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Fleas on your dog

Summer is fun for dogs but also for fleas so check your pooch for unwelcome visitors throughout the warmer months. Here are some simple pointers to keep your dog pest free.

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7th Jul 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Slugger off! an anti-slug garden

How to create a garden that is at one with nature without the annoyance of slugs spoiling your hard work.

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7th Jul 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Spicy tomato salad

There are few faster lunches than a salad. Guy Campbell whips up a spicy tomato salad light lunch / starter.

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7th Jul 2020
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Travel

Camping tips

The staycation is back en vogue - and a camping holiday could help redeem a throughly miserable 2020. Check out our quick camping tips.

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7th Jul 2020
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Finance > How can you afford a better retirement?

Could releasing equity help your family?

You could give your children and grandchildren a financial boost with a Key Equity Release plan.

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24th Jun 2020
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Expect the best, prepare for the worst

The COVID lockdown has prompted many people to re-evaluate life insurance policies and how best to protect their family. Peter McGahan answers some common concerns.

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24th Jun 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Helping hot dogs

Remember not to leave your pet in the car, or anywhere else that could be too hot. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and healthy in hot weather.

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24th Jun 2020
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Sizzling greens with crispy beef

Quick-fire stir fry recipe to help you beat the summer heat

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24th Jun 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Make the most of fresh herbs this summer

The sun is shining, the barbecue is cranked up. All you need now for perfect summer dining is a selection of fresh herbs to add freshness, flavour and the most wonderful aroma to your cuisine.

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24th Jun 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Tips to stop your cat scratching around the house

Don't fight your cat's instinct to scratch. Here are some tips for buying cat furniture and scratch posts.

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3rd Jun 2020
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Home & Lifestyle

Crafty uses for potpourri

Bring the smells of summer indoors with these crafty ideas for using potpouri.

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3rd Jun 2020
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Finance > How can you afford a better retirement?

Is it possible to release equity from your home during lockdown and is now the right time? We take a look

There are many reasons why people consider releasing a tax-free sum of cash from their home. For example, you may want to release equity to repay existing debts or support a family member. Key Equity Release advisers can help you decide if it's appropriate for your personal circumstances.

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26th May 2020
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Finance > How can you afford a better retirement?

Equity release: your questions answered

When it comes to equity release, we all have questions. Key Equity Release can help you answer those questions and find out if it is right for you.

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21st May 2020
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Health

Arthritis – Use it or lose It

Don't let arthritic pain put you off exercise, as lack of mobility leads to further pain and degeneration of the joint. Instead, enjoy regular gentle exercise.

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13th May 2020
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Health > Care and carers

Balanced diet is key to ability to give care

Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.

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13th May 2020
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Asparagus fettuccine

Asparagus coupled with fettucine is a light, healthy and delicously simple treat.

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13th May 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Growing tomatoes from seed

It's not too late to cultivate a juicy tomato harvest for the sunmmer. You can easily start your tomatoes on your windowsill in 4 inch pots. Read our handy guide of simple tips.

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13th May 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Pests and diseases

Protect the plants and trees from pest and diseases with these helpful tips.

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13th May 2020
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Health

Keep your immune system fighting fit

Health-wise lockdown does not mean shutdown. Here are six simple tips from A Vogel to help maintain mental and physical health, and also keep your immune system in tip top condition.

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28th Apr 2020
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Finance

Taking control of your money in lockdown

The lockdown has put a lot of people under financial stress, thankfully Peter McGahan has tips for taking back control of your money.

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17th Apr 2020
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Health > Nutrition

The dangers lurking in our cupboards

Out-of-date foods and medicines lurking in our cupboards

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17th Apr 2020
Sarah Brewer
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Companion planting

Companion planting to keep harmful insects out of gardens is an old practice gleaned from years of experimentation and folklore passed down through generations.

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16th Apr 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Delicious squash recipes

Woefully underrated, and you don't need to wait for autumn to bring a splash of colour to your dinner table. Whether you go for butternut squash, pumpkin or any other of the Cucurbita family you'll enjoy these warming, vitamin -rich treats.

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30th Mar 2020
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Home & Lifestyle

How to improve your home whilst in self-isolation

Social distancing could be a blessing in disguise if you take the opportunity to follow these tips for improving your living space and the value of your home too.

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30th Mar 2020
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Mint choc CDB sleepy hot chocolate

An intriguing twist on a classic night cap including mint and CBD oil which is thought to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

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17th Mar 2020
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Travel > Around The UK

Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel

Staying in the pages of Country Living magazine, Michael Edwards visits a hotel where magazine glamour comes to life.

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17th Mar 2020
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What's on > Theatre

On Blueberry Hill

Laurence Green reviews the claustrophobic and atmospheric On Blueberry Hill, a drama in which immaculate performances help lift this powerful two-hander so vividly to life.

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16th Mar 2020
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Health > General Health

Trouble sleeping? There’s a fine art to it…

Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep patterns can have a detrimental effect on your work life, relationships and general wellbeing. We asked Rob Hobson how best to change a poor sleep regime.

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16th Mar 2020
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What's on > Theatre

Shoe Lady

Katherine Parkinson shines in this satire on the disenchantment of modern life. Laurence Green reviews Shoe Lady at the Royal Court Theatre.

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11th Mar 2020
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Travel > Around The UK

Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

Rain or shine Highbullen Hotel is an all year-round resort. Michael Edwards indulges in the facilities.

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11th Mar 2020
Michael Edwards


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