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How to bag a charity shop bargain

How to bag a charity shop bargain

For years charity shops suffered the kind of reputation that meant many people wouldn’t be seen dead in one, never mind admit to wearing something they’d found there. But these days it’s positively chic to dress yourself in charity shop finds – and the bigger the bargain the better! But bagging a great bargain can

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Cheap school holiday fun

Cheap school holiday fun

The school summer holidays are now upon us and the thought of keeping the kids entertained for six to seven whole weeks can have parents tearing their hair out. Fret not though, as we’ve come up with some ideas for cheap and cheerful school holiday fun. Go out to play One of the wonders of

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Common scams to be aware of

Common scams to be aware of

Unfortunately, there are some people in the world who have no qualms about scamming others out of their hard earned cash. As the general public become more and more aware of scams, criminals have to come up with more plausible looking ways to get money out of people. Figures from Consumer Direct suggest that three

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Sun care for babies and children

Sun care for babies and children

Summer is finally with us and with it we’ll hopefully see lots of sunshine. It’s great to spend time outdoors when the weather’s nice and to do so healthily means taking care of our skin. Babies and children’s skin is particularly sensitive and so needs extra protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Why do kids

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When your child wants to learn to drive

When your child wants to learn to drive

The driving test has just had its eightieth birthday and doubtless, driving has changed a lot since its inception, maybe more so since you passed your test. Somehow though, it doesn’t seem two minutes since you were strapping your kids into their child or booster seat and now, you have just heard your child utter

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Quick bathroom updates

Quick bathroom updates

Redecorating a bathroom can be an expensive and time-consuming job. All those tiles to remove, replace and grout, a whole new suite to plumb in and flooring to tackle as well. But if you’re happy with the basics – the walls, floor and suite – then you can easily update the look of your bathroom

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