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Can You Burn Coal And Logs Together?

There is some debate about whether coal and logs can be burned together in a multi-fuel stove. Coal lasts long and produces a high heat output. Wood produces long flames and gives off a pleasant aroma. Picture the two fuels together and a roaring fire

Food Meghan Markle Must Avoid On Royal Duties

She’s a self-confesssed foodie with a penchant for bold flavours but now the Duchess of Sussex must make a few changes to her diet. Along with following archaic rules and royal etiquette guidelines, Meghan Markle can’t eat certain foods when travelling abroad. As a royal

Trick Hotels Use For Crease-Free Sheets

Wrinkle-free bed linen not only looks clean and fresh but makes you look forward to slipping under the covers for a good night’s sleep. Though achieving crease-free bed sheets appears to be a skill that only hotel housekeepers seem to have sussed. Well, that is until

Yorkshire Tea ‘Makes The Best Brew’

Fans of a “proper brew” are rejoicing after Yorkshire Tea is voted the nation’s favourite cuppa. The Harrogate-based tea company beat household favourite PG Tips — and fans couldn’t hide their delight. One tweeted: “Yorkshire tea, is the outright winner. It’s been proven by the masses.

How To Keep Your Tiled Floor Clean

Tile flooring is attractive, durable and the preferred low maintenance option in many kitchens. Like any floor cover, regular cleaning is recommended to prevent spills and dirt getting comfortable — and knowing how to maintain tiles is important. Below is the best way to keep your

This Will Remove Limescale Buildup Fast

Has your sink lost its shine? Is there a stubborn yellow ring around the plughole or a milky white film on the tap? Those who like to admire their reflection in the gleaming chrome will know this is limescale. If you haven’t got hours for vinegar

Why You Should Make Your Bed Every Morning

We don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and when we eventually roll out, more often than not, we don’t want to make it. But the truth is, it only takes a minute to smooth crumpled sheets and plump the pillows and

Telltale Signs You Need A New Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to renovate and it makes sense why. It’s a high traffic area and often the first room you’ll visit when you wake up and the last place you go before slipping into bed. And it can

How To Warm Up A Scandi Bedroom

Scandinavian style is functional, beautiful and simple with a healthy serving of clean lines defining the bedroom. The minimalist scheme is fresh and airy but sometimes this pared-back design can look stark and cold. Get round this by starting with the right colour palette. For south-facing

Create A Showpiece Garden To Use All Year

Your garden is an extra room where you can relax, dine and entertain. Unfortunately, this area usually contains a timber fence, a sad-looking shed and a dry lawn. While the interior of your home is filled with colour, it’s a shame the outdoor space gets

Reap Rewards With Our Loyalty Card Scheme

When you’re customers are looking to save money, a loyalty card scheme is a great way to show them you value their service. That’s why we started ours — as we consider our regulars to be not only our customers but also our friends. We’re

Container Planting: Urban Gardening Tips

Container planting brings colour and interest to an otherwise unexciting space. However, it’s important to choose the right pot to reap the rewards of growing plants in artificial environments. When it comes to container planting size does matter. So picking a pot that’s not too big

Rock Gardens: Make A Big Impact With Little Effort

Rock gardens are a great way to make a big impact in your outdoor space with small plants like alpines. By mixing hardscapes with softscapes you can easily create a focal point in the backyard. You can also add instant kerb-appeal to a neglected area

‘Pirate’ Steve’s Charity Fundraiser

DIY fundraiser Steve Lube was raising cash for charity again. The long-serving shop assistant was back in costume raising booty for Children In Need. This time Steve turned up for work dressed as Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow. Due to the cold blast outside,

Superbike Road Racer Bruce Anstey Drops In

Staff at our DIY shop lapped up a week of surprise visits by a professional motorcycle road racer looking to re-kit his vehicle. Workers are used to seeing famous faces but not one who has graced the fast lane with nine TT wins under his

DIYer Steve’s Juggling Act for Children In Need

Pudsey fever gripped store assistant Steve Lube today when he turned up for work in a jester costume. Steve was helping to raise vital funds for annual child poverty appeal Children in Need. The part-time worker has been working at Watkin & Williams for about