Brits take over at the Emmys 2019 Posted On 23 September 2019

  British TV was the big winner last night at the 71st Emmy awards The Emmys are an American award that recognises excellence in the TV industry. This year, for only the fourth time, there was no host, similar to the Oscars in February. It was a good year for streaming services such as Netflix …

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Mini-heatwave set for this weekend! Posted On 20 September 2019

Get ready for a mini-heatwave today and Saturday with temperatures expected to reach 26C Today promises 22C, while Saturday, after a foggy start, will clear with blue skies and lots of sunshine throughout the day. However, if you’re planning days out or BBQs at home, don’t expect the warm weather to last. The remnants of …

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Ready, steady, cook! Posted On 16 September 2019

This vegetarian dish is perfect if you’re looking for low calories, but full on taste – and there’s minimal effort required too! Puy lentils bulk out this low-calorie vegetarian bake with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil sauce and roasted aubergines       Layered aubergine & lentil bake Serves 4 Kcals per serving: 359 Suitable …

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Keep your kids safe online Posted On 13 September 2019

  Our children are growing up with technology as the norm and not just a treat, but how can you keep them safe online? In this technological age, where kids are surrounded by tablets, smartphones and YouTube it is hard to know what is safe and what isn’t for your children. Most children already have …

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Decorating your home on a budget Posted On 11 September 2019

Upcycle If you’re on a budget or just can’t quite get rid of furniture, simply because you want to create a new look – upcycling could be the answer. You can find so much inspiration on the likes of Pinterest, which show how easy it can be to change a tired and dated piece of …

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Australia retain the Ashes at Old Trafford Posted On 09 September 2019

Despite all the heroics and late miracles, Australia yesterday retained the Ashes after winning the fourth test After the joy of the third test, when England won by one wicket at Headingley, there was no such late drama at Old Trafford on Sunday. After a slow first day, where only 44 overs were bowled due …

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Catch some sun this winter! Posted On 06 September 2019

With the summer holidays already a distant memory, it’s time to get excited about some winter sun. We look at the best places to go… Fly a little further to get the sunshine you crave in the winter months, and you won’t be disappointed. There are some great destinations to pick from – whether you are looking for a classic beach-style …

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What’s on in Cardiff this September! Posted On 04 September 2019

September has arrived with sunshine, and the hopes of an Indian summer are high! Let’s takes a look at some of the great events in Cardiff this month There are some great events in and around Cardiff this September including world-class stand-up comedians such as Russell Howard, Frank Skinner and the joint show of Brydon, …

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Keeping an eye on your child’s eyesight Posted On 04 September 2019

In the modern age of technology, caring for your child’s eyesight has never been so pertinent With kids and teens age 8 to 18 spending an average of more than seven hours a day looking at screens, it’s recommended that parents should limit screen time for kids to a maximum of just two hours per day. For younger children, age 3 …

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Work from home in style! Posted On 02 September 2019

With growing numbers of people regularly working from home, it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so Choose the right space With 40% of Brits now working from home each week, it’s clear to see why:  with the benefits from doing so ranging from saving money on the commute, to being in for deliveries and the school run. …

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Wales V Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up Posted On 30 August 2019

Wales meet Ireland this Saturday in the last game before coach Warren Gatland names his final World Cup squad. Gatland has handed Test debuts to Owen Lane, from the Cardiff Blues, and Saracens prop Rhys Carre for Saturday’s game in Cardiff as well as making a further 14 changes to the previous line-up. There will …

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Upgrade your lunchbox Posted On 28 August 2019

Couscous salad with Halloumi (serves 4) Couscous is easy to make, cheap and filling – what’s not to love? Adding fried halloumi on top will add some extra flavour. Ingredients 250 g couscous 250ml vegetable stock 400g can chickpeas, drained 1 courgette, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 garlic, finely …

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Paddington returns! Posted On 22 August 2019

Everybody loves Paddington Bear. So much so, that Royal Mint have created a series of 50p coins emblazoned with his iconic image to help continue the commemoration of 60 years of the famous bear With a love of marmalade sandwiches, the affection for Michael Bond’s creation, Paddington, has spread far and wide – both in …

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5 easy steps to prepare for their first day of school Posted On 21 August 2019

With schools going back soon, it can be a nervous time for you and your child. However, there are steps you can take to make the process run smoothly for you both Get organised If, on the first day of school, you are running around unorganised, you are not starting the day in the calm …

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Kit-out the kids! Posted On 16 August 2019

Get the best buys when it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school 1. Unicorn Kids Lunch Bag Make every day an adventure with this Unicorn Kids Lunch Bag! £20.00 https://uk.sunnylife.com 2. Kipling Banana Yellow Pencil Case This Kipling Banana pen case is great for a bit of back to school fun. Bright, bold …

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Faster fibre broadband: is it really worth it? Posted On 14 August 2019

With 5G to be launched later this year, and fibre broadband readily available,  just how fast does your internet need to be? In the average home, no fewer than ten devices are connected wirelessly to your broadband router at any one time! With most of us now watching movies and TV through a streaming service, usually on multiple devices at any one time, broadband speeds are one of the …

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How to book a last minute holiday Posted On 12 August 2019

                Last minute holidays are fantastic. You can get excellent value for money and they are perfect if you are open to where you want to visit. The feeling of spontaneity can be exciting too! Take advantage of some of the amazing deals available, and snap up a …

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Stop right now! Posted On 09 August 2019

Door stops are ideal for allowing air to circulate around rooms without the fear of slamming doors. But if the colder weather sets in, a draught excluder is ideal to eliminate draughts and slow down heat loss. Here are our favourite finds! Croft Collection Chunky Knit Door Stop This unusual but attractive doorstop is hand knitted from chunky cotton yarn and …

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Easy ways to add value to your property Posted On 07 August 2019

Whether you are carrying out a home renovation project, remodelling or simply giving your home a bit of a makeover, our top tips will have you covered for boosting the value of your home Even if you are not thinking of selling your house right now, it’s good to know how to add value to your property. Certain projects are guaranteed to not only boost its …

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Welsh bi-election won by Liberal Democrats Posted On 05 August 2019

The Lib Dems have beaten the Conservative Party in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election The Welsh Liberal Democrat leader, Jane Dodds, overturned an 8,038 majority to beat incumbent Conservative Chris Davies – by an incredible 1,425 votes. This win means that the Liberal Democrats now have a total of 13 MPs while also gaining back …

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