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Former astronaut advises how to flat share successfully

Former astronaut advises how to flat share successfully

A former NASA astronaut has been appointed as a House Share Goodwill ambassador by a flatshare site, to give advice on how to live happily with others in limited space. The International Space Station is a cramped assortment of corridors, labs and claustrophobic crew quarters. But despite the lack of privacy and personal space in […]

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Ten flowers from your garden to eat and enjoy

Ten flowers from your garden to eat and enjoy

Hungry gardeners have been told to pull up the weeds and prune the flowers to cook up cheap and unusual meals and snacks this spring. Experts have researched the unlikely garden plants that you can safely eat and have produced a list of the ten that we are most likely to find in our own backyards. […]

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Top tips when moving to a smaller property

Top tips when moving to a smaller property

Moving to a new house can be an arduous task but when you are down-sizing from a family home and lots of space to a smaller property, it can be a daunting task. With some careful planning, ‘right-sizing’ as opposed to downsizing can be a positive experience that sets you up for the future and […]

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Cottage in idyllic setting, on the edge of the Peak District

Cottage in idyllic setting, on the edge of the Peak District

A location on the edge of the Peak District adds to the attractions of Sheffield’s most sought after properties, many of which command sale prices above a million pounds. Fall Cottage is no exception. Nudging the rural landscape and within beautiful grounds of its own, this home with history on Old Hay Lane, Dore, is […]

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Five ways to create an inspiring home office

Five ways to create an inspiring home office

According to research, it is estimated that there are 4.2 million home-based workers in the UK. This is nearly a quarter of a million more than the previous 10 years and works out at around one in seven of the people currently in work. Experts agree that when it comes to working from home, personalising […]

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10 simple ways to reduce use of plastics in the home

10 simple ways to reduce use of plastics in the home

As increasing numbers of British families seek to reduce their use of plastics, a team of recycling experts have offered their ten top tips for households. Plastic pollution is blighting the earth’s oceans at an alarming rate and there’s said to be around 245,000 metric tonnes of plastic pollution floating in the surface of oceans […]

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Yorkshire’s houses of horrors – brash blokes are putting homes in grave danger

Yorkshire’s houses of horrors – brash blokes are putting homes in grave danger

In the peak of DIY season, new research has revealed the shocking lengths that Yorkshire’s brash blokes will go when it comes to ‘having a go’ at deadly DIY – leaving many homes open to potentially grave safety dangers. According to new research by NICEIC, the UK’s leading name for registered electricians, despite major progress being […]

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How to lay the perfect patio, ready for summer

How to lay the perfect patio, ready for summer

It’s great to get outdoors during the summer, and relax on a warm evening after a long day’s work, with a cool drink, or in the company of family and friends, on the garden patio. Creating a beautiful paved area in the garden doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Whether it’s a task […]

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Is your garden building breaking regulations?

Is your garden building breaking regulations?

Homeowners are being encouraged to get to grips with important garden building regulations in order to stay on the right side of the law. Whether or not you will need planning permission largely depends on where you wish to place your building and where you live in the UK. Homeowners will usually be able to […]

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Lengths people will go to, to land their dream home

Lengths people will go to, to land their dream home

Homebuyers may face an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to finding their dream property, but some go to extraordinary lengths to secure a bid. Propertymark asked its members to reveal the extravagant things they have seen buyers do over the years to secure their ideal home. One potential buyer was worried a sale wouldn’t be […]

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