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Five reasons to take up tennis this summer

Five reasons to take up tennis this summer

Looking for a fun sport to keep you fit and active this summer? Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world – both in terms of spectator figures and participation. The ‘Wimbledon effect’ is a prime example, with the tournament action gripping legions of fans, and inspiring …

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Find your marbles – a trend that rocks

Find your marbles - a trend that rocks

Every so often there’s a trend that rocks and this year, stone – the natural material or clever faux effects – is chiselling its mark in the decor stakes. It was tipped as a winner back in 2015, and has amply fulfilled its promise to bring drama, luxury and personality …

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Six of the best: Budget smartphones

Six of the best: Budget smartphones

Vodafone Smart 6 Prime 5.0″ 4G Ready Smartphone on PAYG with Case Ease of use is the name of the game with this phone. It’s simple to operate, comes with a good solid case, so you won’t have to make an additional purchase, and the phone itself has great functions. …

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Cathal Brugha – Irish revolutionary and politician

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Cathal Brugha was an Irish nationalist and a  key figure in the Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. He also held positions in the Irish parliament, and was the first Chairman of Dáil Éireann. He took the anti-treaty side in the Irish Civil War …

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Low And Slow: How To Cook Meat

Low And Slow: How To Cook Meat

Neil Rankin can already predict the type of complaints people will level at his newly published cookbook. “‘I’ve cooked a chicken a hundred times before – I don’t need to be told by you how to cook it; who do you think you are?!'” jokes the former sound engineer-turned-chef, laughing.

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