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How I afford to travel – The Breakdown

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It’s a question almost everyone asks me everyday of my life. Mostly they think I am just constantly going on holidays but they never see the sacrifices that I make to be able to visit different countries. You know that coffee that you have to drink every day? Well, I don’t drink coffee. What about shopping you say? I am...

New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually enjoy keeping

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Sticking to a New Year’s resolution can be an arduous task, so why not make this year’s choice a little more positive, like learning something new or ticking something off your bucket list? Here are our top picks for resolutions that you’ll actually look forward to keeping come the start of 2017…Visit somewhere different in the worldIt’s always a positive...

How to survive your office Christmas party!

Some people look forward to them more than others, but the Christmas Party season is now well and truly here! Whether you like them or loathe them, there are a few 'dos and don'ts' that every worker should bear in mind when attending their office party.A new infographic from Jobstoday.co.uk lists 8 major 'don'ts' to get people through their own...

Sponsored Video: Pancreatic Cancer Action – Could you see it coming?

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Sponsored by The 7th Chamber: Friday 13th today, which is usually associated with horror films and bad luck. Just today, Pancreatic Cancer Action has released a video, which aims to raise the awareness of pancreatic cancer in the form of a Friday 13th film-trailer based setting.Whilst horror films these days are shocking yet predictable, ask yourself, could any of us really see pancreatic cancer coming?The...

Fun historical facts

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New facts about history are uncovered all the time, as ever more facts are brought into the public eye. We are all taught about the big figures from world history during our education, but this teaching rarely tells us the odd, fun stories about them that can help to make them a bit easier to relate to. It is these...

Getting a Mortgage FAQ

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When buying a house, whether it is your first or not, things can get a little stressful. There are a lot of decisions to make, papers to sign and companies to consider that all swear they can give you the best deal. With our mortgage FAQ, we can hopefully relieve you from any burning questions you may have to make...

Win an Epic BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Prize Bundle

Witness the greatest gladiator match in history with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out now on Digital Download and arriving on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on August 1st. Fans can also experience the Ultimate Edition extended cut, available on all Blu-ray formats and Digital Download, featuring 30 additional minutes of story and action not seen in cinemas! To celebrate its arrival,...

Property advice for those selling for the first time.

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When it comes to selling a property for the first time, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve rounded up some top tips for first-time sellers to save you time and money. I'm selling my property for the first time – what do I need to do?Selling a property for the first time can be daunting. Figuring...

Win A Copy of YOUTH On DVD!

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Paolo Sorrentino’s critically-acclaimed drama Youth, we are giving you the chance to win a copy of the must see film on DVD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxI58kdG-GYFrom the Academy Award®- winning director of The Great Beauty, Youth is a heartfelt, humorous and deeply moving representation of love and loss.Fred and Mick, two old friends now approaching eighty, are...

How to make your business stand out at exhibition

We often notice businesses which have been recognised in multiple awards, whether customer recognitions or ‘best in show’. Businesses receive a great deal of exposure during exhibitions with the opportunity for stalls to stand out and contact details to be distributed. From this first point of contact with an interested audience the journey to securing your sale is shortened.Even if...

Win a Copy of Mississippi Grind on DVD

With the release of Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn on DVD and on-Demand on the 7th of March we have three copies of the DVD to give-away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtnbyDSkpEkFrom directors Ryan Boden and Anna Fleck (Half Nelson), comes a bittersweet road movie about friendship and fate, bourbon and blues. Starring the acclaimed Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, X-Men Origins:...

Summer Holiday Packing Advice

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When packing for a summer holiday, it can be difficult to decide exactly what you should take with you. Whether you don’t want to carry a massive bag, or you’re trying to avoid airline charges for those extra kilos of weight, packing light and following some simple steps can help you make the most of your holiday. Below, we’ve rounded...

Win Hell or High Water on DVD

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster we are giving away 3 DVDs. From acclaimed director David MacKenzie (Starred Up) and writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario), comes this year’s most exciting and powerful thriller, HELL OR HIGH WATER. Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Ben Foster (The Programme,...

Dry January week 4

Friday 23rd January.Remember the friend from the previous week who had joined me on my sober challenge? Well sadly this was the week that she would leave me hanging... Perhaps she left herself hanging when she gave in to temptation and enjoyed some well earned drinks.It's been a balance of ease and annoyance whilst I've taken this journey but...

Fix Up Your Home to Increase its Value

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This post talks about the best fixes you can do to increase the value of your home and make it look tip top at the same time. Work LogicallyWork out your budget for improvements and work steadily through each one. Some things can be fixed with a lick of paint, sealant, or replacement parts. You can get pretty much everything...

5 packing tips that will make travelling so much easier

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Packing is one of those things that we all need to do to at least some extent when preparing for a trip – but packing well can be much more difficult than you'd imagine. As much as some of us might wish that all that's needed is to cram a load of stuff into a bag or suitcase and then...

Win ‘THE BOSS’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of 'THE BOSS' starring Melissa McCarthy on digital download, DVD & Blu-ray on October 24th, 2016, We have 3 copies of the DVD to giveaway. The Boss, From the creators of Tammy comes the story of America’s richest woman having to fight her way back to the top after being sent to jail, by taking over a girl-scouts...

Nail home improvements with new interactive guide

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Last year research by Swinton Insurance claimed that the average person had blown on average £300 employing tradesmen to carry out minor repairs in their homes when really they could have attempted the job themselves. Within the same survey only 48% of people felt brave enough to attempt even the simplest of repairs on their property so to help all...

Vote Marshals Cheer & Dance to win an AVIVA community fund

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Please help up to support Marshals Cheer & Dance group by going to https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/567 and voting for them to win the AVIVA community fund to help towards the cost of buying a new spring floor. The safest training/performance floor out there, it greatly reduces injury, while enhancing performance. The children at Marshals Cheer & Dance practise 2 - 3 times...

Tips for picking the perfect wedding venue

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If your grandparents have ever told you about their wedding day, they might have recalled how little time they spent choosing the wedding venue. After all, there was probably only one suitable venue in their hometown, and you shouldn't be surprised if your grandparents simply chose that before moving onto the next part of their preparation.However, if you are preparing...

10 Basic Must Have’s For Your Wedding

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Your wedding day is one to be remembered, therefore a great deal of planning is needed to ensure that the whole event runs smoothly. There are many things to consider when planning a wedding, depending on the size and style of the occasion, so here is a list of important points to remember.How many guests?It’s important to know the volume...

Clever Ways to Eat Better

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Everyone wants to eat better but not everyone wants to make the huge lifestyle changes required. Human beings are creatures of habit, and changes are more likely to stick when they are slowly introduced. If you are someone that wants to get smart in regards to what you are eating on a daily basis, you might need a bit of...

Get Your Garden Summer Ready – The Beginners Guide to Gardening

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Gardening can be challenging, and more than a little overwhelming if you’ve a lot of land to attend to. However, the basic principles are easy to learn and so easy now that summer is here. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the results! Whether you’re hoping for a flowerbed to impress the likes of Alan Titchmarsh, to educate the family...

A guide to making international calls

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Making international calls is easy, right? You just look up the international dialling code for whatever destination you want to call - 1 in the case of the United States, for example, 33 for France or 49 for Germany - and then enter that code into your phone, followed by a version of the phone number that you would like...

Personalising gifts in the 21st Century

What’s been the big winner of the summer in the technology world? Many who have seen people walking but not concentrating on their movement, gazing at their phone screen in the vain hope of seeing tiny fictional characters, will undoubtedly choose Pokemon Go, Nintendo and Niantic. However, there may soon be other winners that follow on from the brand’s re-emergence...

Win Deepwater Horizon on DVD

To celebrate the release of Deepwater Horizon on digital download on January 23rd, and on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on January 30th, 2017 courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment we are giving away a copy of the film on DVD.  On April 20th, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on...

5 Areas Of Our Homes That House Owners Neglect

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  When it comes to being a home owner, there are lots of jobs that we ignore and put off to a later date that never actually comes because you are busy bringing up a family, going to work and generally living life. This means that it is easy for a property to have parts of it that get neglected and...

Find a feature for your living room

When you think about it, the way we all organise our living rooms is to a pretty standard format. After all, we all need somewhere to sit with a space for the television, as well as somewhere to put our coffee or glass of wine down! But to make your living room stand out from the crowd doesn’t take too...

4 Tips for working parents

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The list of responsibilities that come with being a working parent can seem pretty much never-ending. Both roles require ample time, dedication and commitment. So it’s no wonder that people struggle to balance the two.In fact, research by HR firm CIPD found that one in four UK workers overwork by ten hours a week or more.Once your work priorities start...