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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Anthony Page
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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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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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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
Rob Hobson
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Hard to kill houseplants

If you think you can't look after houseplants, or if your houseplants die on you, don't despair.

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9th Mar 2020
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How to embrace change in 2020

Change can be stressful and unsettling but Dr Lynda Shaw has tips on how to embrace new situations and rediscover the positives in your life.

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9th Mar 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

How to give your wardrobe a makeover and spring clean

Learn how to make the most of old and new with tips to organise your wardrobe and outfit matiching from Helen Venables.

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24th Feb 2020
Helen Venables
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Debunking fashion myths and using colour tricks

The power of colour is clear across marketing, advertising, sport, in many areas of business and of course is vital in fashion, but there are many colour myths that need debunking. Helen Venables explains.

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17th Feb 2020
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Food & Drink > Recipes

First-rate fish chowder

Fish is rich in Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) and this delicious chowder cooked up by nutritionist Rob Hobson,packs in pollock, hake and salmon, as well mussels and kale to give you a welcome boost during the sunless winter months.

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31st Jan 2020
Rob Hobson
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Walnut and Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

Dr Rupy Aujla takes the humble walnut and transforms it from unappreciated and unloved kernel into the tasty co-star of this delicious gnocchi supper.

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13th Jan 2020
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How to effortlessly wear classic blue

2020 is the year of Classic Blue. Here, Helen Venables, of House of Colour, explains how to mix and match and wear Classic Blue with style

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13th Jan 2020
Helen Venables
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Falafel with tomato and cavolo nero sauce

Deliciously spicy and rich in iron, here's a simple vegetarian supper that is a reassuringly heart alternative to the new year, new you fad diets.

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8th Jan 2020
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Roasted pepper, tomato & basil spaghetti

Get your new year diet plan off to a good start with this delicious roasted pepper sauce that is brimming with natural sweetness.

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7th Jan 2020
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Chickpea, squash & tomato curry with beetroot pickle, brown rice and coconut yoghurt

Our bodies naturally crave carbs during the winter months which may be a way of helping to promote serotonin production (the feel-good hormone). He's a super satisfying high fibre filler to spice up any winter evening.

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17th Dec 2019
Rob Hobson
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Christmas Chocolate, California Walnut & Apricot Panforte

Richer than a very rich thing and more chocolatey than a Cadbury's production line, this sublime panforte by GBBO finalist Ruby Bhogal is an absolute must for keen bakers ... and cake eaters!

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11th Dec 2019
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Together we can rebuild lives

There are 50,000 blind veterans across the UK that still need support - Leaving a gift in your Will is a deeply personal and special decision. This is why we promise that if you choose to leave a legacy to Blind Veterans UK, your gift will be used where it can have the most impact on blind or vision-impaired veterans’ lives.

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9th Dec 2019
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The 12 days of Christmas - in plants

Ditch the gaudy, tatty old tinsel and introduce these 12 plants of Christmas into your festive decorations.

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4th Dec 2019
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How to play your old favourites online

You don't need an expensive games console to enjoy playing online. Here, we choose our favourite classic games to play on the web.

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27th Nov 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Winter wellness for pets

Tips for keeping your pet fit and healthy during the winter months.

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25th Nov 2019
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