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Save money & food with the free LOVE FOOD hate waste app

Save money & food with the free LOVE FOOD hate waste app

UK homes throw away around 7m tonnes of food and drink every year, costing £12.5bn. By managing how much we buy and correct storage this amount can be reduced, saving on average almost £60 per month. By down loading the Love Food Hate Waste app you can keep track of your how well you manage your food and gives you ideas on how to use up those leftovers.  Image credit Included in the app is: Great ... »

Free apps to help monitor your child’s health

Free apps to help monitor your child’s health

Here are a few suggestions for free apps to help you monitor your child’s health and development.   CHILD FEEDING GUIDE We all know toddler’s can sometimes be fussy eaters but by using this app you can monitor how many times your toddler has been offered a particular food. A team at Loughborough University created the app as they say it can take a fussy toddler up to 20 times of being o... »

Online security

Online security

1. Keep personal information private Don’t give out your personal information to a company or an individual that you don’t know or trust. Ask them why it’s needed and how it will be used.   2. Install anti-virus software To keep your computer bug free install something like McAfee Total Protection or Norton Internet Security anti-virus software. Choose software that will protect you from the main ... »

10 pointers on how to increase the value of your home

10 pointers on how to increase the value of your home

1. Extensions According to Nationwide Building Society, for every 10% extra floor space you add to your home you can increase the value by 5%, whilst adding an extension with a double bedroom and ensuite can boost your home’s value by up to 23%. Before you start with any quotes, make sure that the extension doesn’t cost you more than you are realistically going to make back when it comes to sell. ... »

In the City: Birmingham

In the City: Birmingham

Fastest growing visitor destination in the UK? Twice since 2013? Birmingham is the answer. Attracting more international visits last year than ever before, the city is fast becoming a contender for the place to go. With an enticing offer of attractions, great food, shopping and broad range of accommodation options to suit every pocket, we’re encouraging people of all ages to make time to sta... »

10 Hidden UK Beach Gems

10 Hidden UK Beach Gems

1 – Penmon Point, near Beaumaris, Anglesey The Isle of Angelsey Coastal Path runs right through Penmon Point, tucked away on the eastern tip. Cream teas can be taken whilst viewing Puffin Island, Menai Strait & Snowdonia. Along the beach you’ll find the chance to spot some seals and porpoise, with the methodical dinging of the Penmon Lighthouse as background atmospherics. The Penmo... »

Best Swimming Spots in Devon & Cornwall

Best Swimming Spots in Devon & Cornwall

1 – Pedn Vounder, Penwith, west Cornwall Crystal clear lagoons that warm up considerably during the day can make the water look and feel like you’re in the Caribbean, and with Logan’s Rock towering above, you could be forgiven that there could be Pirates about as well. Take some time to sample the wonderful views as well as the nearby campsite and cafe in Treen.   2 – ... »

Remember Remember, the 5th of…

Remember Remember, the 5th of…

  Recent research suggests that problem drinking throughout middle age can as much as double the risk of memory loss later in life. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found that men and women between 50 & 69, that also have a history of alcohol abuse were more likely to have memory problems into their 70’s & 80’s Researches questioned over 6,000 middle-aged a... »

Take the High Road – 10 things to do by the M1

Take the High Road – 10 things to do by the M1

OK – so not exactly by the M1, but all these fantastic activities are all close to the M1 and what better way to amble up (or down) the country by taking in some hidden gems along the way. Starting in the South at Junction 5 we come to Aldenham Country Park – just 3 miles from the junction and still inside the M25. With a farm and and parkland to explore, as well as play areas, harness... »

Savvy ideas for small gardens

Savvy ideas for small gardens

If you live in an apartment or town house with a small yard, you can still create a beautiful and interesting garden without it costing the earth. Whether its flowers, vegetables or herbs that you want to grow, there are plenty of savvy and creative ideas. Ingenious ideas for urban apartments include suspended upside-down ceiling pots, magnetic two-piece window pots or a modular rope-and-pulley he... »

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