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Shop Local - Christmas, Artisan and Flea Markets

Visiting your local markets is a great way to get inspired for original gifts. It is unlikely you will find inspiration from looking through the same shops and online stores over and over if you don’t know what you are looking for. By visiting markets you can see the items being put to work, you can pick them up, look at them, and talk to the seller about its provenance.

2016-11-18 00:00:13By Natalie Reynolds

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Get Your Craft on With the National Trust on Black Friday

If you want to stir away from the madness that will be Black Friday weekend, the National Trust have you covered. There are plenty of things to do! We got in touch with the charity to see what they had on, and boy are they keeping busy! Here are some cooking and craft workshops you can get stuck in between the 19th and 27th November.

2016-11-14 00:00:19By National Trust

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13 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Their aim of the Big Energy Saving Week is to raise awareness and help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to in order to ultimately make homes more energy efficient. Keep reading to find out how you can save energy at home!

2016-11-05 00:00:25By Natalie Reynolds

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Neutral 0% - The Solution to Your Baby's Sensitive Skin

Keeping on top of all the products that claim they are good for our child's skincare is tricky. Neutral 0% has over 25 years of experience in offering you solutions to your baby's sensitive skin. Keep on reading for its 10 tips on caring for sensitive or allergy prone skin.

2016-10-24 00:00:56By Neutral 0%

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7 Unusual Sports from Around the World

After the exciting sporting events this summer and witnessing some true sporting spirit with the Brownlee brothers recently, now is as good a time as ever to pick up a new sporting hobby. We have gathered some unusual sports and competitions that take place around the world. Which one is your favourite?

2016-10-18 00:00:21By Natalie Reynolds

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Inspiring Recycling Projects around the World

While the UK is taking steps towards sustainability and recycling more, there's still a lot we can do. We wondered what other parts of the world were doing to help the environment, and we found some very interesting stories we’d like to share with you today.

2016-09-18 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds

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Visiting Centre Court - The Green Community

The Preloved Team recently travelled to the University of Birmingham to chat to Matt Beveridge and to see how Project Up was doing in the social area of Centre Court. Keep reading to see what makes this a unique halls of residence.

2016-09-16 00:00:40By Natalie Reynolds

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Welcome to the Green Community

In September 2016, the Green Community will be welcoming students to its first accommodation complex under the slogan “mindful living”. The University of Birmingham has facilitated a sustainable living option that is affordable and unique, featuring solar panels on the roofs, bike racks, living walls and recycling points which lead to a zero waste approach. Keep on reading to find out more!

2016-09-14 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

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Zero Waste Week - Towards a more sustainable future

Did you know that the UK could fill Lake Windermere with rubbish in only 8 months? Shocking, isn’t it? Or that nappies can take 500 years to decompose? We have put together some useful information on the topic of recycling and Zero Waste.

2016-09-08 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

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Beneficial Weeds. From the Soil to the Plate

Weeds have existed for a very, very long time. And while, yes, this probably means that they will always come back to haunt us, it also means that human beings have lived with them for hundreds of years; to the extent that some weeds actually have a use. We have put together some beneficial weeds that have been used time and time again.

2016-09-06 00:00:02By Natalie Reynolds