more stories

Supermarket sweep

If you go down to the supermarket today you're sure of a big surprise - a trolley full of designer-style homewares at purse-friendly prices.


more stories

5 tips for: choosing solar panels

1. Solar panels are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to install compared to many other types of renewable-energy technology. Panels are usually fitted to a pitched roof, but they can be mounted on a wall, or a frame on the ground or a flat roof. Although they work on cloudy days, the panels need a sunny position to be most effective, so a south-facing position, which gets sun most of the day, is ideal.


more stories

Easter gardens to inspire

When school's out for Easter, it's time for the family to venture outdoors - and there are some great gardens to visit over the holidays, with the added bonus of raising money for charity while you do it.