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  • Caring For Dogs in Hot Weather

    Posted 28 July 2015 by Dogs Trust

    Don't let the British cloud cover fool you! Ensuring we keep our dogs safe and happy throughout the warmer months is so important, regardless if it is a sunny day or not. Dogs Trust are here to give advice on how to care for your pooch in hot weather. Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Pets

  • How to turn your Dolomite purchase into a Triumph!

    Posted 25 July 2015 by Nathan Chawick

    Thinking of investing in one of the super cars we put on our top list yesterday? Nathan from the incredible Classic Cars magazine tells you how to turn an old Dolomite Sprint into an money generating delight! Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Motoring

  • Classic car craziness!

    Posted 24 July 2015 by Zach Allen

    As part of our Classic Cars event this Friday and Saturday we’ve had a chat with the lovely Zach Allen – creator and owner of the hugely successful twitter profile: Fans of Classic Cars (@fansofclassicca). Read on to find out about all things Classic car, twitter and amateur enthusiast and don’t forget to join us for our twitter chat on Friday! Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Hints and Tips

  • Classic car investment: what should I buy?

    Posted 23 July 2015 by Liv Serrage

    Thinking of investing in a classic car? With the values of sought after classics rising exponentially and showing no signs of stopping, now is the time to invest - not only for the fun factor but for monetary profit too! We've put together a list of our top tips for buying a classic and our top 5 classics to buy! Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Motoring

  • Dogs Trust Investigates Puppy Smuggling

    Posted 22 July 2015 by Justine Dench

    Dogs Trust have been uncover to hunt out the truth behind puppy smuggling into the UK. Keep reading to learn more, and to find out what you need to be aware of when buying a puppy. Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Pets

  • Poisonous Plants for Horses

    Posted 21 July 2015 by Gemma Taylor at Blue Cross

    Recognising poisonous plants and trees might just save your horse’s life. Keep reading to learn what to look out for in your horse's surroundings. Read more

  • How to Prepare For a New Puppy

    Posted 18 July 2015 by Dogs Trust

    With their playful nature, wobbly walk and adorable little faces, it is far too easy to fall in love puppies. However, it is so important not to let the excitement of new puppy cloud your judgement on what to expect once they are part of your lives at home. We caught up with Dogs Trust to help give you some idea on what to expect when giving a puppy a home. Read more

    Full Article | Related Subjects: Pets

  • Bird Flu: The Signs and Actions for Prevention

    Posted 16 July 2015 by Justine Dench

    In light of the recent outbreak of bird flu in Lancashire, we have put together some useful information when buying and selling chickens to make sure you and your birds are kept safe. Read more

  • Country Kitchen Ideas on a Budget

    Posted 15 July 2015 by Liv Serrage

    Dreaming of that warm, inviting kitchen? A place to entertain family and friends? A hub of warmth, homeliness and sophistication? Fear not! The Preloved team are on hand to guide you to the Country Kitchen of your dreams... Read more

  • Holy Cow! 15 Incredible Cow Facts

    Posted 14 July 2015 by Liv Serrage

    Happy Cow appreciation day! Today is all about celebrating the UK’s most loved bovine specimen! In order to give this majestic creature the attention it truly deserves we’ve decided to make a list of facts, you probably didn’t know, showing just why we adore this four hooved mammal so much! Read more

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