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Summer 2021 = Summer of Sport! Is it time for you to get involved?

Who can forget those heartstopping moments as England made their way into the Euro 2020 final and very nearly won. The talented team managed to unite the nation, and no doubt inspired many young people watching with a burning desire to become just like them. But it’s not just football that will grace our screens […]

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What can you do about noisy neighbours?

Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you will live in the middle of noise. It is an inevitable part of daily life. You get used to the background hum of noise: traffic, voices from the street, children shouting, dogs barking, and perhaps planes going overhead. In one way it’s quite comforting, hearing evidence […]

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Can you really afford to keep your car on the road?

As any car owner will know, buying the car itself is just the beginning of the journey. And the journey we’re talking about here is a financial one.  Once you own a car, you will always be spending money on it. Unless you realise this, you could be overwhelmed pretty quickly with all the costs […]

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A new summer wardrobe without spending a fortune!

Summertime, and the living is easy. So the song goes. But it’s not quite that easy is it? We’re thinking in particular of summer clothes! Most of us probably have separate sets of clothes for winter and summer, although some items can serve equally well in either season with the addition or removal of accessories […]

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Five ways to raise £500 in five days – fast emergency cash!

We’ve all been there.  Despite all our efforts to save money each month, so that when something special comes up the money is there, we never seem to have saved quite enough. Or we are doing really well at paying off our credit card but suddenly there is an exciting opportunity to do something or […]

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Going out out again? Here’s how to keep yourself safe.

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, many of us are enjoying going out again. It has been so long since pubs, restaurants, cinemas and shows have been open for business that we have almost forgotten what it’s like to go out. Properly out. Out out. So by all means make the most of it, subject […]

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Five ways to reinvent your life post-lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many of us to stop and think about what is important to us. What really matters.  Now that restrictions are easing, there is a lot of talk about the new normal. But as this new normal unfolds, perhaps it’s a good opportunity to ensure that we don’t just slip back […]

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Is there really such a thing as a shopaholic?

We often hear the term “shopaholic” used as a joke. But did you know it is a real phenomenon? Its real name is oniomania, originating from the Greek word ṓnios, which means “for sale”. It is also known as Compulsive Buying Disorder (CBD, a behavioural disorder that causes uncontrollable urges to buy things despite the […]

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What would you do if you won the lottery?

It has got to be everybody’s dream. After years of buying lottery tickets, your numbers finally come up! Let’s face it, the odds are not in your favour. For Euromillions the odds of winning the jackpot are around 1 in 139 million, and the UK Lotto 1 in 45 million. The odds of winning any […]

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How can you help your child catch up this summer?

Summer is fast approaching, and a big part of it will be the long school summer holidays. But, similar to 2020, it all feels a bit different this year.  Children have not been in school for the whole of the academic year, spending more time than usual at home. For many parents this raises two […]

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