Home & Garden

7 April 2009

9 in 10 Brits Doubt Their DIY Skills

More than nine in ten Brits don’t rate their DIY and home improvement skills highly, according to a new survey.  In fact, one in ten describe their DIY skills to ...
7 April 2009

Everybody loves good neighbours

Whatever happened to the good old British chats over the garden fence? According to a new survey out today, more than six in ten (67%) of us believe that ...
1 April 2009

Tayo Irvine Hendrix Helps Clear That Clutter

Spring has arrived at last! It is the time of year when we should all brush out the old and sweep in a new lease of life for us. Remember ...

31 March 2009

Worlds first Aromatic Wallpaper smells of coffee, curry or cut grass

UK home wares website to freshen up British homesLeading interior design and home wares website, mydeco.com, today announced world-first plans to launch a range of perfumed wallpaper, with a scent ...

25 March 2009

Don't Move, Improve star Michael Holmes shows how to make your spare rooms pay

Households across the UK could be making up to a whopping £38 billion a year, just by storing excess clutter to rent out a room. That equates to over £3 ...
25 March 2009

The Nations Favourite Housemate

A new survey has found that Kate Winslet would be the nation's favourite housemate, followed by Cheryl Cole, while Victoria Beckham nad Amy Winehouse come bottom of the pile.The survey ...
17 March 2009

Sarah Beeny and the Birth of the Unplandlord

VIDEO STORY: Sarah Beeny and the Birth of the ‘Unplandlord'The impact of the recession on the housing market has been well documented, but now the rental market is being hit ...
17 February 2009

Rogue Traders Documentary Exposes Dark Side Of The Puppy Trade

The grim reality of unethical puppy trafficking will be exposed in BBC One’s Rogue Traders this Thursday, which goes undercover with RSPCA officers to reveal the shocking truth behind this ...

12 February 2009

Hair Disasters Burning A Hole In Home Insurance Claims

Scorching hair straighteners are causing havoc in the home with women burning their carpets in the quest for a perfect barnet.High street insurance retailer Swinton is warning people of the ...

16 January 2009

Houseproud Brits Show Their True Colours

Decorating the house can help beat the winter blues- but what does your colour choice say about you?A New Year means a new start - a time to put the ...

15 January 2009

A New Years resolution for your pets

We’ve all seen the ‘world’s funniest pets’ programmes, where a cat falls off of the couch, or a dog jumps into the conservatory window. And yes, we laugh unapologetically most ...

8 January 2009

People more interested in baking than Gordon Brown

Patisserie and politics have gone head to head, as research reveals that more people searched online for information about baking than they did for Barak Obama and Gordon Brown last ...

19 December 2008

Have Yourself A Merry Ligger Christmas

In an attempt to beat the credit crunch this Christmas, 37 per cent of Brits are planning on becoming Christmas Liggers, according to new research from Waitrose. That is, ...

17 December 2008

56% Say No To Christmas TV Turkeys

Granny may maintain that the old ones are the best this Christmas but this is not an opinion shared by the rest of us, according to the results of Tuscola’s ...

11 December 2008

Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

Mirrors are most sought-after home products of them all.Home wares experts have revealed a nation obsessed with its own reflection, by identifying mirrors of all shapes and sizes as the ...

9 December 2008

Maker of YouTube phenomenon ‘Simon’s Cat’ has created new viral for the RSPCA

The acclaimed animator behind the popular Simon’s Cat films has developed a new character, ‘Simon’s Sister’s Dog’, for an amusing new animation made especially for the RSPCA. It is available ...

9 December 2008

Masters of all they survey?

Homeowners are being forced to get creative in order to sell their properties. From installing 'green' fixtures to paying stamp duty on a buyer's behalf, tricky times are prompting shrewd ...

5 December 2008

A dog is for life, including the credit crunch

TV vet Joe Inglis has always been passionate about the way we feed our pets, realising early on in his veterinary career that diet was one of the most important ...

5 December 2008

IT – one hangover you don’t need after Christmas

Whilst Christmas can be perceived as one of the most stressful times of the year, returning from the holiday only to find yourself in IT hell can be even worse.Nigel ...

5 December 2008

Video Story: Staying in this Christmas? - Here are the best gadgets!

Around two thirds of Brits are swapping pubs, restaurants, bars and night clubs for a more economical night in.New research shows DVDs and computer games are our favourite forms of ...

5 December 2008

it’s official: the uk’s most hated thing about christmas is the cleaning!

BOUNTY SURVEY REVEALS the nation finds FESTIVE CLEANING MORE STRESSFUL THAN COOKING christmas dinner!It has been revealed today that over a third (37%) of Britons find that the most dreaded ...

25 November 2008

Pets Fill Family Void

Almost 60 per cent of people said they would put off starting a family during the current economic downturn but a quarter would choose a pet instead, according to a ...

25 November 2008

James Cracknell Leads The Get Home Safe Initiative

As the Christmas countdown begins and the festive party season gets underway, Stella Artois has found that up to 83% of us will get frustrated when trying to get home ...

14 November 2008

All we want for Christmas is ... . comfort and cosiness

Carpets are back in fashion and can make the difference between a house and a haven during the festive seasonAs the country gets to grip with a real economic and housing ...