Technology Review December 18/January 19

The Christmas Technology Survival Guide

How to have ho ho ho, not oh no no!

It used to be so simple. The only technology you needed to think about at Christmas was a bunch of AA batteries, and setting the video for Die Hard. Now, though, things are a bit more complicated. Even the humblest toys are packing processors, using obscure batteries or demanding an overnight charge before you can use them. […]

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Mind Over Matters December 18/January 19

Don’t Let Your Career Define You by Richard Nicholls

Imagine you’re invited to a friend’s house for a party and you find yourself chatting to a total stranger. If they were to say to you, “So, what do you do?” What’s the first thing that pops into your mind? […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article December 18/January 19

Winter Garden Bling by Martin Blow

When the flowers have faded, the autumn leaves have blown away and stems turned brown the garden can look a dreary place; waiting for spring to awaken it. But there is plenty of sparkle and colour to be had as winter takes hold. Walking round my garden last winter I found so much to take my eye and delight me. […]

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Motoring Article December 18/January 19

The Wackiest Special Editions by James Baggott, Author, Car Dealer Magazine

Manufacturers love making special editions, weird and wonderful creations that showcase what car makers can do when they let their imaginations run wild. Here, we’ve picked out eight of the wackiest. […]

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Home Products Column December 18/January 19

Great Beds for Guests by Katherine Sorrell

Not enough bedrooms? A sofa bed – or other type of informal guest bed – is your answer. Make sure you invest in one that combines both comfort and style, says Katherine Sorrell. […]

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Health Column December 18/January 19

Healthier Festive Food Swaps

After weeks of festive foodie temptations, it’s easy to start the New Year a few pounds heavier and feeling far from fit. But the alternative isn’t avoiding treats altogether: it’s choosing the swaps you can live with. […]

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Curtain Call Article December 18/January 19

Thriving Family Business Looking Forward to a Great 2019!

Keith Walker, Managing Director of Curtain Call in Coventry, has been manufacturing and retailing soft furnishings in Coventry and Warwickshire for 34 years, and with Keith’s son, Harry, as Sales Director, Barry Gittins, Keith’s brother-in-law, as their Fitting Manager, and Lorraine Fowler as the Office Manager, Curtain Call really is a family run business with a reputation for attention to detail and fantastic customer service. […]

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Citizens Advice Bureau Column December 18/January 19

‘Handbags and Gladrags’

Getting your money back on those Christmas purchases

We all spend more than we mean to at Christmas. To reduce your Christmas debt hangover think about the way you pay for those purchases. You might be able to get your money back for unwanted or faulty goods. […]

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Recipe Potted Smoked Salmon December 18/January 19

Potted Smoked Salmon

This is the perfect starter for the lunch on the big day – you can make it the night before and the recipe will easily double up if you are feeding a crowd at Christmas! […]

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Pets Corner December 18/January 19

Christmas Foods Your Dog Should Avoid Eating

As tempting as it is to share your favourite festive treats with your dog, […]

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