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11 Ways To Give Your Garden a Burglar and Thief proof Makeover

Designers have teamed up with the police to create the ideal ‘crime prevention garden’. Hannah Stephenson finds out more. You may have locked your doors and windows, installed a burglar alarm and prompted neighbours to keep a watch over your home while you’re on holiday – but have you considered how the style and design … Read more11 Ways To Give Your Garden a Burglar and Thief proof Makeover

06/07/2018 | Categories: garden design , lifestyle , property | full article

Petal Power: 3 Ways To Make Your Home Blooming Beautiful This Summer

No matter how your garden grows, anyone can enjoy an abundance of flowers indoors with this year’s stunning floral designs. Gabrielle Fagan picks the best of the bunch. Nature’s best and brightest blooms inspire decor designs year after year, and the new-season ranges are blossoming with a fresh, contemporary take on the trend. “Florals never … Read morePetal Power: 3 Ways To Make Your Home Blooming Beautiful This Summer

01/06/2018 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Alan Titchmarsh Explains How To Create A Plot For Pollinators

Alan Titchmarsh is calling on gardeners to make a metre for wildlife this summer, by providing a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators. Launching Butterfly Conservation’s ‘Plots for Pollinators’ campaign, Titchmarsh, the charity’s vice president, says: “The future of our butterflies, moths and other pollinating insects is under threat, as the places where … Read moreAlan Titchmarsh Explains How To Create A Plot For Pollinators

12/05/2018 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Renewed Optimism Among Retailers

Despite slowed sales growth retailers are reporting signs of renewed optimism for the first time in more than a year despite sales growth slowing for the third month in a row, according to Josie Clarke, Press Association Consumer Affairs Correspondent

22/02/2018 | Categories: economy | full article