Was St. George English? Posted On 19 April 2019

On the 23rd April, England, along with a host of other countries, celebrates St George’s day. But, how much do you know about St. George? St. George was probably called Georgios and was a high-ranking officer in the Roman army and not a knight as often depicted. He was of either Turkish or Greek origin, …

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Bank holiday history Posted On 17 April 2019

Every year there are eight bank holidays in England, Wales and Scotland – and ten in Northern Ireland. But why do we have them? The first legislation for bank holidays dates back to 1871 when Sir John Lubbock, a Liberal politician, introduced the ‘Bank Holidays Act 1871’. Lubbock was a keen Cricket fan and the …

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Lamb chops with chicory and purple broccoli served with wild garlic pesto and a creamy mustard sauce. Posted On 15 April 2019

Featuring lamb chops, chicory, purple sprouting broccoli and garlic pesto, this recipe makes the most of the great range of food that’s in season Serves 2 15 MINS PREP & COOK Six small or four large lamb chops 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp rosemary 2 chicories 300g purple sprouting broccoli or tender …

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Wet weekend? No problem! Posted On 12 April 2019

One of the best things about spring and summer is that it can be easy to entertain kids as there are a range of outdoor activities you can do in the glorious sunshine. However, wet-free weekends are not always guaranteed. Here are some ideas on how to keep your little ones entertained when the weather …

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How to deep clean your garage and keep it organised for good Posted On 10 April 2019

With spring well and truly here, why not give your life a spring clean too? One area of a tidy and organised home that often gets overlooked is the garage. Here are some tips on how to not only spring clean your garage but to help keep it organised throughout the rest of the year. …

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The day we caught the train… Posted On 08 April 2019

Now that the days are becoming warmer and longer, you might be planning a day trip out. You don’t, however, need to travel via car to get there. There are many interesting places to visit up and down the UK that you can travel to, simply by hopping on a train! 2-for-1 entry In an …

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DIY top tips to stay safe this spring Posted On 05 April 2019

Springtime tends to see an increase in hospital visits after a rise in DIY related accidents With the longer days and dryer weather, it’s the perfect time to get started on those DIY jobs. When done safely and with the right equipment, DIY, or ‘do it yourself’, is a great option for small jobs around …

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Avengers Endgame: Who will survive? Posted On 03 April 2019

This April, the biggest ensemble superhero film ever made, Avengers: Endgame, will bring to a close a story eleven years in the making, and is set to reveal the fates of the much-loved superheroes The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has ruled the box office every year since its first film in 2008. It features 20 …

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Improve your home on a budget Posted On 01 April 2019

Making improvements to your home doesn’t need to cost you a small fortune. With a touch of imagination and a little hard work, there are many ways you can re-style your home on a budget   Upcycle your existing furniture Before you ditch your dated furniture and replace it with new, there are many ways …

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