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The Spiders are back!

While they’re present in the home throughout the year, late summer and early autumn are when spiders are at their most active and visible. It’s at this time of year that male spiders will skitter around in search of a mate.

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7 ways to keep the kids busy after school

Most parents will agree that a six-hour school day doesn’t provide nearly enough stimulation for most children. So when they burst through the door each evening, other than the TV or the Xbox - what else can you do to keep your kids occupied? (So you can relax a little more after your long day)

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Back to school checklist and hacks

You probably won’t be popular for mentioning it, but the summer holidays are just about drawing to a close.  It won’t be long before the kids are back in the classroom, learning about Pythagoras’s theorem, the six wives of Henry VIII, ox-bow lakes and other such fascinating topics.  

Whether your kids are just starting primary school or getting ready to start their final year of GCSEs, they’ll need to be adequately prepared if they’re going to thrive. So, let’s run through a checklist of back-to-school hacks.

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5 ways to keep your family cool in a heat wave

Most of us relish a spell of sunshine. It’s a chance to apply a dollop of factor-15 and head out into the garden for a barbeque. With that said, there is such a thing as too much heat! When muggy weather turns your bedroom into a sauna, getting to sleep can be a challenge. Similarly, if you’re out and about, dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke all pose a threat. Children are at particular risk, which is why keeping kids cool during a heat-wave is so important.

Here’s five tips that’ll make keeping cool in a heat wave straightforward - both in the home and out of it.

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House checks you need to know before going on holiday

Tired of the British weather being a little cold and wet? Decided to book yourself a week or two in the sun, or maybe a nice city break? Before you get caught up in the excitement of the sun cream and shades, you should take some time to think about whether your home is looked after while you’re away.

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Planning a wedding on a budget

Congratulations, you’re getting hitched! Once you’ve finished celebrating the wonderful news, you’ll soon be day-dreaming about your big day - but reality often steps in when you start thinking about budget. If the costs of cakes and cars has you concerned, take a look at all the areas you can make big, or even smaller savings - they all add up!

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To bee or not to bee: saving our wildlife

Over the past few years there has been a steady decline in the numbers of bees in the UK. As much as 25 native species are now considered to be extinct, with a further 10 species under threat “what does that have to do with me?” we hear you ask.

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