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Make Cleaning Your Home Easier With Old Wives Cleaning Tips

January 12, 2016

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When it comes to cleaning our homes, we all have our own ways of doing it. Some of us will tackle one room at a time, others will polish everywhere and then vacuum. However you clean your house, wouldn’t it be great if you had a few tips and tricks to make the process quicker […]

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Laundry Made Simple With Laundrapp

September 2, 2015

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The “L” word, it sparks fear into a lot of us – particularly males. Our palms become sweaty, our minds race and we begin to panic, often fumbling around hoping that we’re doing it right. Of course, I’m talking about laundry. It’s something which I’ll hold my hands up to not being very good at. […]

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Laundry Competition

July 7, 2015

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Want to get your laundry done for free? To celebrate Laundrapp launching in Birmingham, they are offering one of our lucky readers the chance to have their laundry done FREE! Simply tell us about your worst laundry disaster and the best one wins! Send us your laundry disaster confession (include photos if you have any!) […]

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Keeping House: Cleaning Tips from Chef Nick Part 2

February 2, 2015

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See part one of Nick’s cleaning tips here Part two of  the cleanings stars with the dreaded post-Christmas oven clean.  Open the oven door, and remove the shelves.  Leave them to soak in a sink full of detergent and very hot water.  If you have a vacuum with a hose attachment, run it around the […]

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Keeping House: Cleaning tips from Chef Nick

January 27, 2015

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Well hello, you lovely lot.  I hope your year has got off to a good start?  We have lots of delicious food to cook this year, including plenty of warm food coming up soon plus a romantic meal for two in February.  From there we will be getting in to spring chicken and then start […]

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Recipe: Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

February 10, 2014

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Can’t face the rush of booking a table for Valentine’s day?  We don’t blame you, I mean, few can afford such extravagance! Instead, we have a very simple, recipe for you to wow with. Firstly, remember, Valentine’s day cannot be done by halves.  Find yourself a decent, clean table-cloth and spread it so the central crease is […]

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Library of Birmingham – a green building for the future

December 30, 2013

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Everyone loves the Library of Birmingham, recently voted as building of the year by readers of Architects’ Journal. Did you realise that it is the most environmentally friendly new building Birmingham has seen? The most eye-catching environmental features are the living roofs.  They deliberately mimic the local topography, geology and flora, to attract invertebrates and […]

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Shining Light on Crafting in Birmingham

July 23, 2013

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By Rickie Everyone is at it. Crafting, that is! So a couple of weeks ago, I went along to Cow Studio (Creative Open Workshops) in the Jewellery Quarter who teach you to make everything from dresses to bags to jewellery or in my case, a lampshade. Fed up with not finding what I wanted in […]

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