Finance Article – February/March 20

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

Do I have to declare income from car boot sales?

Question

I had pitches at a couple of car boot sales to get rid of unwanted children’s clothes, toys and various other items in preparation for Christmas. I am a self-employed hairdresser and have to complete a tax return – will I also be taxed on the £350 I took at the car boot sales? […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – February/March 20

Perfect Primulas by Martin Blow

The name primula comes from the Latin for “first” and the native Primrose (Primula vulgaris) is a herald of spring in many woodlands. There are many types of primrose, some common and easy and others rare and requiring special conditions. This month I’m going to focus on some I’ve found easy enough for most gardens provided you meet the general requirement for a moist soil and some shade from the hot sun. […]

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Recipe Cheesy Vegetable Gratin – February/March 20

Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

A warming one-pan family supper packed with winter vegetables and topped with a rich cheese sauce. Serve with toast or crusty bread. […]

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Pets Corner – February/March 20

Choosing A Small Family Pet

If you’re thinking of buying a small pet, how do you know which one would be best for your family? Some love human interaction and will happily play for hours, but others prefer to stay in their own environment where they feel safe. […]

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Interiors Column – February/March 20

Back To Black by Katherine Sorrell

Sophisticated, intense and eye-catching – use black in your interior to create drama, interest and on-trend style.

Although it goes against convention, when employed with thoughtfulness and flair the use of black in an interior can be surprising and successful. […]

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Health Column – February/March 20

Snoring: It’s No Laughing Matter by Dr Daisy Mae

Forget ‘unreasonable behaviour’ – snoring is now recognised to be a top reason for divorce – along with fishing and becoming vegetarian!

20 million Brits claim they are sleep deprived by their partner’s snoring, reported The Sun in 2017. […]

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Baking Recipe Blueberry Custard Tarts – February/March 20

Blueberry Custard Tarts

These fruity tarts have a rich creamy custard filling with a crisp pastry case. If you prefer you can use shortcrust pastry. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – February/March 20

20 For The 20s by Nicki Jackson

It’s that time of year and chances are you’re starting to think about your garden. If you’re not sure where to take it we thought that with the start of a new decade it would be fun to have a go at predicting some of the garden trends and practices we’d expect to be seeing over the next decade. It might help inform some of the decisions you make in your own garden. So, in no particular order here are our 20 for the 20s. […]

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Horoscopes by Christine Chalklin – February/March 2020

Your Horoscopes for February and March 2020 by Astrologer Christine Chalklin

February: February moves the innovative sign of Aquarius to the forefront and the focus is on community and working with others to benefit society. February is also the month for Love, and the love planet won’t disappoint as she moves from gentle Pisces to fiery Aries on the 8th. Get ready for Valentine’s Day, passion is in the air – dare to be daring in all things romantic!  Mercury arrives in watery Pisces on the 3rd, this is a deeply intuitive placement and perception and sensitivity should be at an all-time high. Warrior planet Mars enters practical Capricorn on the 16th, giving the already powerful mix of Saturn/Pluto an energetic and confrontational boost. The full moon is in Leo on the 9th and the sensitive Piscean new moon falls on the 23rd. […]

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Community News – December 19/January 20

Community News From Around Our Area

Hospice to Remember 40 Years of Loved Ones with ‘Light up a Life’ Events

Birmingham’s largest hospice is encouraging families to remember their loved ones this Christmas, with an evening of music and celebration. […]

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