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Fill your days with National Trust Christmas magic by visiting some of the best grottos and activities in your area

Father Christmas’ schedule is jam packed this year but luckily he’s stopping off at some National Trust grottos along the way. Enjoy a festive family day out at some of the Trust’s most stunning places where you can get into the Christmas spirit by exploring enchanting trails, meeting Rudolph’s friends, making sparkly decorations and telling Father Christmas your special secret wishes, all with the help of Santa’s little helpers.

Over 19 million homes at risk of fire this Christmas - Please read and be aware

A new report has revealed that over three quarters of complacent Brits are leaving their homes at risk of electrical fault and potential fire at Christmas.  The report commissioned by the UK’s leading regulatory body for electricians NICEIC and ELECSA has revealed some disturbing facts about the safety of UK homes at Christmas. As 90 percent of Brits admit to decorating their home and garden in the next few weeks, less than a quarter would consider the impact this might have on the electrics in their home.

Do you drink enough? Two-thirds of drivers in the UK fail to identify major symptoms of dehydration


55% of drivers are drinking less than the daily recommended amount of water and 84% of drivers think drink driving is more dangerous than dehydrated driving what do you think?

Two in three drivers in the UK fail to recognise major symptoms of dehydration including slower reaction times, loss of focus and muscle cramps, potentially putting themselves and others at risk behind the wheel, new research shows.

Big Energy Saving Week 2015: Interior tips to help you cut your energy bill

Energy Saving Week

The winter months are creeping up on us and even the most stubborn among us may have started to dig out the thick coats. But while the temperatures may be dropping, there is always the concern that energy bills could rise. Not only will more people be switching on the thermostats, but at the end of September, 24 fixed-rate energy tariffs came to an end. According to This is Money, some households could face price hikes of 25% on their energy bills as a result.  Between October 26th and 30th, the UK will mark 'Big Energy Saving Week 2015', so what better time to start making a few energy-saving tweaks in your home?

How to Manage the Clock Change with Children

Children thrive on routine and can be very sensitive to even the smallest of changes to their normal schedule. The clocks officially fall back on 25th October 2015 at 2AM, and the general rule is that you should start preparing your little ones around a week in advance. Depending on your child you can change bedtime by 10 minutes per day over 6 days, making sure to add 10 minutes, so a 7pm bedtime becomes 7.10pm and so forth.

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