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A record rescue

West Kirby volunteers embark on a marathon mission, to rescue 27 people in one day.

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30th Sep 2020
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Your Legacy is so much more than a gift in your Will

‘After 24 years on a lifeboat crew, you have many memorable rescues. I’d like to share one with you. But it doesn’t involve treacherous seas or high winds. It involves our family. Our children.'

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30th Sep 2020
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Lasting Legacy

As a keen yachtsman, one of Derek Thomerson’s favourite stories was of a perilous trip from France to England in 1984.

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30th Sep 2020
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Your legacy will be much more than a gift in your Will

When you leave a gift to the RNLI in your Will, you’re doing something very special.

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30th Sep 2020
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How a legacy saved Matt's life

Lifeboat Crew Member Matt Church thinks about the people who funded the kit and training that saved him from drowning.

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30th Sep 2020
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How to include a gift in your Will

An up-to-date Will, written by a solicitor, ensures your wishes are clearly understood and avoids complications for loved ones. Free Wills Month helps you provide for family and friends, and include a gift to your chosen charities. Best of all, it's free this October.

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30th Sep 2020
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What a gift in your Will can do

Your gift will be the lifeboat that ploughs through storm force winds to reach people in distress, the training that keeps our crews and lifeguards safe, the protective kit they can rely on. Your legacy will be their lifeline.

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30th Sep 2020
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Seven surprising gifts left to the RNLI

We’ve received some unusual gifts from generous donors over the years - showing that where there’s a Will, there’s a way to save lives at sea.

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30th Sep 2020
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The gift that saved lives for generations

Twenty lifeboats have been named after James Stevens, the man behind one of the RNLI’s biggest ever legacies.

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30th Sep 2020
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Gone but not forgotten: Fraserburgh disaster

Fifty years ago, five lifeboat crew lost their lives when the Fraserburgh lifeboat capsized in heavy seas. This is the story of their final fateful launch.

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30th Sep 2020
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Beetroot and red onion tarte tatin

Eat to the beat this summer with this fantastically sweet and luxuriously simple beetroot and red onion tarte tatin recipe.

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16th Jul 2020
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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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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
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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
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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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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

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
Lynda Shaw
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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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