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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What online courses are in demand around the world?

Online learning is proving immensely popular because of its convenience and low cost. Students can study at any time and from anywhere in the world.

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5th Nov 2020
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Ensuring the gift of childhood for future generations

Former Barnardo's boy, David, remembers his childhood and pledges to leave a gift in his Will to the charity that transformed his life.

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4th Nov 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Four ways to make the most of bulbs this autumn

Prepare your garden this winter with these four top tips on planting a festive bloom.

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13th Oct 2020
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Autumn sowing in the veggie patch

Spring and early summer are not the only times of the year when we should think about sowing our vegetables.

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13th Oct 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Pesto topped pizzettes

30-minute preparation-to-plate, these pesto topped pizzettes are great as snacks or as a light lunch.

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13th Oct 2020
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Home & Lifestyle > Write your Will and be a lifesaver

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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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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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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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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Home & Lifestyle > Write your Will and be a lifesaver

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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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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