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Keep on washing your hands…

POSTED ON 29 APRIL 2020

With some stores reopening, it’s more important than ever to keep on top of the simple things we can do to help stay safe. Washing your hands is one of the simplest ways to protect yourself and others from illness. Properly washing your hands removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them from spreading to …


Captain Tom becomes oldest person to have a number one single!

POSTED ON 27 APRIL 2020

Captain Tom Moore’s version of the iconic hit, “You’ll never walk alone” alongside Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, has topped the UK charts. The achievement means that the 99-year old is the oldest person to have a UK number one single. The previous record was held by Tom Jones, who reached …


A sign of the times

POSTED ON 24 APRIL 2020

Signage has grown to be a popular trend in the home; from placards to light up signs, there is something out there for everyone!   Personalised man cave sign This high-gloss finish personalised street sign would make a fab gift. Can be personalised with a choice of name, postcode and hobby. Fixed Text reads ‘Man …


Get ready for the Big Night In!

POSTED ON 23 APRIL 2020

A ‘one-night only’ fundraising TV show airs to the UK tonight to raise money for those helping to fight coronavirus, while raising money for those affected by it. Joining forces for the first time ever, organisers BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief have promised The Big Night In will be an exciting, “night of …


Captain Tom hits the charts!

POSTED ON 22 APRIL 2020

After raising almost £28 million for the NHS by walking over 100 laps of his garden, Captain Tom Moore has now landed the week’s biggest trending song in the iTunes chart! Tom’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS fundraising page has seen him single-handedly raise almost £28 million in donations and – despite a recent …


Happy birthday ma’am

POSTED ON 21 APRIL 2020

Today the Queen turns 94. But why does she celebrate a ‘second’ birthday – and when is it? Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in London on 21st April 1926 and was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York – who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On 6th February …


Focus on your garden

POSTED ON 20 APRIL 2020

From pruning plants to treating garden furniture, now is the perfect time to tidy up your garden so you can reap the rewards this summer.   Sort out your summer essentials Don’t just pull out the barbecue when you need to use it. Clean it up and remove any rust which may have built up …


Keeping you – and your community – safe

POSTED ON 17 APRIL 2020

It’s trying times but we all have a part to play in keeping communities safe from the threat of coronavirus. Here’s advice from the government as to what you can do to play your part. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we, in turn, help to reduce the spread of the infection. That …


Veteran raises over £12 million for the NHS!

POSTED ON 16 APRIL 2020

Captain Tom Moore set himself a challenge to walk 100 laps of his back garden before he turns 100 on 30th April; raising money for the NHS while doing so Tom’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS fundraising page has amassed over £12 million in donations and – despite a recent hip operation – he …


The Big Night In fundraiser

POSTED ON 15 APRIL 2020

Joining forces for the first time ever, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief will bring a ‘one-night only’ fundraising TV show to the UK Organisers have promised The Big Night In will be an exciting, “night of entertainment” which will celebrate healthcare workers helping to fight coronavirus, while raising money for those affected by …


We can see Venus now the clouds have gone…

POSTED ON 08 APRIL 2020

Lockdown lights path to brighter days These are dark days for our communities. Fear dogs our daily lives, with the bleak daily updates of coronavirus’ vice-like grip turning our accepted routines upside down and shrouds them in clouds of anxiety. Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel; with heavy emphasis on the …


The Queen addresses the nation and says “better days will return”

POSTED ON 06 APRIL 2020

On Sunday the Queen gave a televised address to the nation – only the fifth time she has done so during her 68-year reign Although she broadcasts a recorded message on Christmas Day each year, the only other times she has addressed the nation was during the First Gulf War in 1991, after the death …


Keep celebrating with the ones you love

POSTED ON 03 APRIL 2020

Don’t let lockdown stop you from celebrating the special events in your life with our handy guide… If you or a loved one has a birthday or another special event while stuck in lockdown, don’t despair, you can still throw them a party and make their day special. There are many ways you can put …


Keep celebrating with the ones you love

POSTED ON 03 APRIL 2020

Don’t let lockdown stop you from celebrating the special events in your life with our handy guide… If you or a loved one has a birthday or another special event while stuck in lockdown, don’t despair, you can still throw them a party and make their day special. There are many ways you can put …


Free Kids Audiobooks on Audible

POSTED ON 02 APRIL 2020

Audible, the audiobook website from Amazon is the latest company coming to the rescue to keep the kids busy while they’re off school. Here we have picked the best books available to listen to for free for children Littlest Listeners Winnie-the-Pooh, Volume 1, by A. A. Milne – This collection contains ten classic Pooh stories …


Indie traders proving lockdown may not mean slowdown

POSTED ON 01 APRIL 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has dealt business a blow with the unprecedented lockdown demanded by government sparking panic buying and giving the economy more jitters than a dodgy curry. And when big brands batten down the hatches with their gloomy forecasts, the common perception is that small independent traders will feel more than the pinch as …