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5 tips for making your home more sellable

5 tips for making your home more sellable

If your kitchen units have seen better days and you don’t want to go to the expense and hassle of replacing them, give them an instant makeover by changing the doors and drawer fronts. This will transform the kitchen and needn’t be too expensive. Do you qualify to become an …

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Time to climb – get the garden you want!

Time to climb - get the garden you want!

Do you have a tall space you’d like to fill with fragrant blooms? Or perhaps an eyesore you want to mask? The answer may be in a carefully chosen climbing plant, whether it’s roses around the door or velvet blue wisteria dripping from the house wall, fragrant sweet peas in …

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How to protect your garden valuables from thieves

How to protect your garden valuables from thieves

Now it’s summer, it’s time to really show off your garden – but it’s also a time when it’s particularly attractive to thieves. Research from Co-operative Insurance found two-thirds of households have been the victim of green-fingered thieves in their gardens at least once. Do you qualify to become an …

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Film – Reviews Jun 28

Central Intelligence movie - Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (12A, 108 mins) Comedy/Action/Romance. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Tim Griffin, Timothy John Smith, Thomas Kretschmann, Phil Reeves. Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Released: July 1 (UK & Ireland) Underscored with a heartfelt anti-bullying message, Central Intelligence is a surprisingly sweet and goofy mismatched buddy comedy …

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Parents: are you ‘oversharing’ on Facebook?

mother typing onto a laptop

When a baby or child achieves something fantastic – from taking their first steps to coming top in an exam – it’s hard for many parents not to jump straight on social media to share it with the world. But have you ever thought about how your post may be …

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Attending a wedding? Budget for the big day

Attending a wedding? Budget for the big day

Many of us will attend a wedding this summer – but you could find yourself saying, “I do” to a big bill. The cost of the big day can soon add up. Guests can expect to pay nearly €652, while bridesmaids and ushers can find themselves spending more than €1,300, …

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Dive In! Why swimming should be part of your weekly routine

Health benefits of swimming

It’s one of the most popular forms of exercise – and for good reason. For starters, swimming’s the best all-round workout, ticking the cardio box and full-body strengthening (which makes it a great cross-training addition, whether you’re a runner, cyclist, dancer etc); it’s a life skill; and widely accessible. “Swimming …

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