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EXCLUSIVE: Mum can afford Christmas this year thanks to clever Martin Lewis saving challenge

A hard-up mum will be able to celebrate Christmas this year after following a Martin Lewis money-saving hack – and now she’s branded the financial guru her “hero”. Karen Stocker, 45, says she was worried about what she’d buy for her daughter, Taylor, 6, or husband, 45-year-old Peter, and feared they may not have a […]

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Four types of mould to look out for in your home – and how to treat them

With many of us struggling to afford central heating this winter, our chilly homes could become a breeding ground for damp. And, if left untreated, this damp could then turn into mould – which can have an impact on our health. Some types of mould pose less of a risk than others, but following the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Expert shares subtle sign your dog is in pain that’s always misunderstood

Getting to know your pet is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, and that includes reading their body language to understand their feelings and emotions. According to a canine expert, there are many hidden signs that owners often miss which indicate when their pooch is in pain or discomfort. Animal behaviourist Anna […]

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Gran livid after developers rip 20ft hedge next to her home she looked after for 22 years

A gran is livid after developers ripped a 20ft-high hedge from outside her home she had lovingly maintained for 22 years. Jeanette Reid was gutted when she saw a digger tearing down the shrubbery which she and husband Nigel had nurtured. Now the couple have a 135-house building site directly opposite their home. Builders tore […]

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Hospice nurse shares final thing patients always say to her before they die

Caring for a loved one when they are in a hospice is an extremely hard thing to do – but most are grateful to see their friend or family member cared for and comfortable in their final days. But others find it, understandably, tough to be in the room when a loved one passes away […]

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England stars bring in £40k protection dogs to guard homes during World Cup

Several of the England squad have invested in top-notch protection dogs to safeguard their homes and belongings while they are out of the country during the Qatar World Cup. The move follows a surge in brazen burglaries and highly organised gang crimes targeting well-known footballers’ homes in more recent years. To deal with the rising […]

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You can buy a whole Spanish village for less than the price of an average UK home

If you’ve ever dreamed of being mayor or a property magnate, then you may be in luck. An entire abandoned village is up for sale in Salto de Castro, north-western Spain, for the bargain price of just €260,000 (£227,000). That is around £70,000 less than the price of the average home in the UK. For […]