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Protect your crops with plant partners

Protect your crops with plant partners

We all want to be picking plenty of veg from our allotments, borders and containers – but there are ways to maximise the chances of a better harvest. Companion planting works on the premise that planting certain things together will free one or the other plant from pests, or boost …

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Vacation fun for all the family

It’s nearly time for many families to escape the miserable weather and jet off to sunnier climes. But for a lot of parents, a sunshine break brings the same childcare and child entertainment responsibilities they have at home – and that doesn’t make for holiday relaxation.

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Daniel Radcliffe: 'I'm still fascinated by magic'

Daniel Radcliffe

If Daniel Radcliffe is smarting about the mediocre reaction to his latest film Swiss Army Man, he’s doing a good job concealing it. Admittedly, his character Manny is a tough sell. A gassy, talking corpse found washed up on the shore by a despondent Hank, played by Little Miss Sunshine’s …

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Thomas Barnardo – Irish founder of Barnardo's charity

Thomas John Barnardo - Irish founder of Barnardo's charity

Thomas John Barnardo was an Irish doctor who set up the world famous Barnardo’s charity providing help and care for homeless children across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. He began the charity in 1866 and it has since grown into a multi-million pound project providing more than 900 services …

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Paul Boyton – Fearless Frogman from Co Kildare

Paul Boyton, the fearless frogman

Paul Boyton was a world famous adventurer and showman, known as ‘The Fearless Frogman’. He specialised in daring stunts and challenges across water  and set up the United States Life-Saving Service, a forerunner of today’s Coastguards. He also developed a water sports park that became the forerunner of the Luna …

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5 tips for planning a deck or patio

5 tips for planning a deck or patio

1. Where your garden gets the sun at different times of the day could make a big difference to how much you’ll use your new deck or patio. The usual place to put it is near the house, so it’s convenient for alfresco dining and entertaining, but there might be …

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Action packed adventures for kids and parents

Action packed adventures for kids and parents

Trying to get your kids to turn off their phones and come outside during the summer holidays can turn into one endless nag. You want them to get some fresh air and exercise, try new things and share some experiences with you in the real world. They don’t care what …

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