Get Prepped Posted On 31 August 2021

What to do before returning to School and/or Work   The summer holidays are almost over, and it is time to start slowly preparing for the return to school and work. Now is the time to feel productive and make the most of your final couple of weeks freedom from the daily routine. Short on …

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007 Fans Assemble Posted On 27 August 2021

British Motor Museum displays rare Jaguars   The British Motor Museum celebrates the past, present and future of British motoring, housing the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. With over 300 classic British cars on display for visitors to peruse you’ll be spoilt for choice. Learn about the people behind the cars, the places …

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International Bat Night 2021 Posted On 27 August 2021

Celebrating the humble bat   Bats have had quite a bad rep recently but are in fact very important animals in ecosystems all over the world. Bats are excellent pollinators and love to drink the sweet nectar inside flowers. As they drink and move from flower to flower, they pick up a dusting of pollen …

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Let there be Light! Posted On 26 August 2021

Ways to brighten up any hallway   Your hallway welcomes you (and your guests) into your home. It should set the tone for the aesthetic of your house and is the perfect place to showcase artwork or favourite photos. Unfortunately, many hallways lack an abundance of natural light and can become dark, forgotten spaces you …

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How to Pay Down Your Mortgage – Fast Posted On 25 August 2021

Tips to Follow to Clear Your Mortgage   Buying a home is a dream almost everyone aspires to. But, your dream home comes with a caveat which can be hard to swallow: a large debt. The sooner you are able to clear this debt – the better, freeing up your hard-earned cash for dream holidays, …

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Which Pet is Best? Posted On 25 August 2021

Choosing the right Cuddly or Scaly Companion for You   Getting a pet is one of the most exciting times for a family. The choice of which type to get, buying the accessories to prepare your home for their arrival, choosing a name… Selecting the correct pet to suit your family and your lifestyle is …

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Healthy Snack Recipes to see you through Summer Posted On 24 August 2021

The Countdown to the new school year is on!   Children and snacks appear to be synonymous. Their constant requests are the theme tune to summer holidays. Whilst it can be tempting to allow your children (and you) to simply grab a bag of crisps, or a bar of chocolate, there are so many quick …

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Bedroom Design Pitfalls Posted On 23 August 2021

Easy to make errors and how to avoid them   Your bedroom should act as your calm, tranquil haven – somewhere you look forward to going after a long day. On paper, the bedroom should be a simple space to design due to the relatively minimal amounts of furniture it requires. However, it is all …

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Pulling A Blinder Posted On 20 August 2021

Solihull Artist raises funds for RNIB   The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and is the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. This charity offers help and support for blind and partially sighted people- this can be anything from practical and emotional …

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Hosting a Stress-free Party Posted On 20 August 2021

Insider Tips to ensure you enjoy your Party   The idea of hosting a party always seems fun, a time of celebration where you can share delicious food with your nearest and dearest. What could possibly go wrong? The planning, the prep, the dreaded clean-up – three things which need to be managed to ensure …

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Does your House reflect how you live? Posted On 19 August 2021

Interior choices which will enhance your life   It seems obvious that where you live should reflect how you live. Recently, our way of living has evolved, and our homes need to catch up. Read on to discover how you can adapt your living space to reflect your current way of living. The home office …

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How to create an Eco-friendly Garden Posted On 18 August 2021

Spoiler: think beyond a wild-flower Meadow   When you hear the phrase eco-friendly garden, your mind may first go to an untamed, overgrown space teeming with wildflowers. Whilst this can be one form of an eco-friendly space, it certainly isn’t the only option. With careful planning, our eco-friendly garden can be slick and contemporary. Make …

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Buy-to-let Mortgages Posted On 17 August 2021

Could it be the right choice for you?   A buy-to-let mortgage is a mortgage sold to people who are buying a property as an investment. They are not for people looking to find a home to live in. Buy-to-let mortgage borrowing has reached a record high with 2.02 million outstanding buy-to-let mortgages outstanding at …

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Climate Change Posted On 17 August 2021

Not something to put on the Back burner   The U.N. climate panel has released its most comprehensive assessment of climate change to date. The main conclusion places the blame firmly with mankind. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summarised, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.”. This …

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Multi-generational Kitchen Posted On 16 August 2021

Creating a Space which works for the whole Family   The kitchen is the heart of the home and should be a space which is functional for everyone who lives there. With elderly parents moving in with their adult children and students returning home from university to spend a few years in the family home …

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Dare to share? Posted On 13 August 2021

Solihull students opened their A-level results on Live Radio!   Congratulations go to teens across the country as they receive their A-level and BTEC results this week. After exams being cancelled for a second time, this year’s results are teacher assessed. Teachers determined grades using mock exams, coursework, essays and in-class tests. Exam boards provided teachers with …

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