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5 Life Hacks to Save Money

We’re all looking for ways to save a few pounds here and there, especially around the holiday season. Even if you’re already good at budgeting, you might be surprised at how much the pennies can add up just by making … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Hidden Finds From Car Boot Sales & Antiques Fairs

If you’re looking to save a few pounds, free up some storage space, or make a bit of money on the side, car boot sales and antiques fairs are the perfect place to visit. Not only that, but if you’re … Continue reading

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Having Fun with Upclycing, Recycling’s Cooler Sister

Recycling may seem like a chore to most people but to creative types, or anyone on a budget like a student, there are plenty of ways discarded materials can be used to create functional pieces of furniture and even works … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham’s New Super Library worth Checking Out?

September saw the doors of Birmingham’s new central library open up for checking out but the £189m cost of its development has left many wondering if it was worth it. There’s no doubt that libraries are an important hub for … Continue reading

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Charity Offers Free Cakes for Disadvantaged Children

A birthday cake may be a luxury which most of us took for granted as children but there are many families out there who have been adversely affected by the economy and can’t afford to buy their child a cake. … Continue reading

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Going to town with self-sufficiency – Todmorden

2008 was not a good year for the economy but one town in Yorkshire stood firm in the face of adversity and turned its unused public spaces into community gardens, offering free food and encouraging residents to get involved. That … Continue reading

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