Category: For consumers

  • WOULD YOU PAY YOUR LOCAL NAIL TECHNICIAN MORE?

    WOULD YOU PAY YOUR LOCAL NAIL TECHNICIAN MORE?

    Nail salons across the UK are raising their prices in a huge collaboration across the industry

  • THE REAL BENEFITS OF SHOPPING LOCAL

    THE REAL BENEFITS OF SHOPPING LOCAL

    Choosing to shop at a local independent business instead of a larger chain store has many benefits.  There are compelling reasons why you should choose your local independent business over a large, commercial supplier.  From improving the economy and environment to helping increase tourism and local jobs, shopping local is the way forward.  You’ll find…

  • SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR TITANIC HOTEL BELFAST

    SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR TITANIC HOTEL BELFAST

    The multi award winning Titanic Hotel Belfast has retained the title of Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel for the seventh year in a row Since opening its doors in 2017, Titanic Hotel Belfast, located on Belfast’s Maritime Mile, has been named Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel every year by the World Travel Awards. The prestigious award for 2024…

  • MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS – THE BEST OF THE BUNCH!

    MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS – THE BEST OF THE BUNCH!

    Choosing the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day is a great way to show your appreciation to a mum in a million. Mums juggle so much and yet somehow still find time to make us feel special. That’s why they deserve the best Mother’s Day complete with blooms as brilliant as they are.  To help you pick the…

  • HAPPY LEAP DAY! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    HAPPY LEAP DAY! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    The history of leap day

  • FIVE PLACES WHERE GERMS CAN LINGER IN YOUR HOME

    FIVE PLACES WHERE GERMS CAN LINGER IN YOUR HOME

    Household chores are endless, and even though we try and keep on top of things, we often overlook areas where germs accumulate without realising it.  Maintaining a clean environment is crucial for hygiene and Laura Harnett, the founder of Seep eco cleaning tools, recommends breaking down cleaning tasks by room and tackling them methodically for…

  • NI DRIVERS FACE MASSIVE HIKE IN INSURANCE

    NI DRIVERS FACE MASSIVE HIKE IN INSURANCE

    Drivers in Northern Ireland are facing a whopping 52% surge in car insurance prices. New research by Compare the Market reveals a hefty rise in what motorists will fork out for their car cover.    Presently, the average premium stands at £950, already marking a significant increase of £326 over the past year.  The hike…

  • ENJOY A SPICY VALENTINE’S FEAST TONIGHT

    ENJOY A SPICY VALENTINE’S FEAST TONIGHT

    Indian food is perfect for Valentine’s Day

  • LOVE HURTS – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A ROMANCE SCAM

    LOVE HURTS – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A ROMANCE SCAM

    In the past year people in the UK have lost over £31.3m in romance scams.  Dedicated teams of criminals and individuals are targeting lonely hearts through dating sites and social media, building up a relationship or friendship over time. Then, once they have a connection, they’ll ask their victim to send money to them. And…

  • RECIPE: BROWN BANANA PANCAKES

    RECIPE: BROWN BANANA PANCAKES

    Pancake Day is one of our favourite days of the year, and not just because we love pancakes. It’s a great way to use up ingredients that are past their best. Nobody notices a soggy strawberry when its sandwiched between chocolate spread! Here’s a recipe to help you to make the most of brown bananas…

  • Happy National Pizza Day!

    Happy National Pizza Day!

    There could no one who doesn’t like pizza! How could you not like that delicious crunchy, cheesiness eaten straight from the box?! That’s why we are delighted that Friday, February 9 is National Pizza Day – let’s celebrate!  Northern Ireland’s love affair with pizza is growing rapidly as new pizzerias and takeaways open seemingly every…

  • ADULTS ARE SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON BECAUSE OF …MONSTERS!

    ADULTS ARE SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON BECAUSE OF …MONSTERS!

    Those childhood fears of monsters in the wardrobe are still very real to many adults, according to a new survey. Research has revealed that millions of adults are still living with their childhood terrors, with over half (56 percent) admitting they are still scared of the dark – and 41 percent going so far as…

  • THE YELLOWTOM SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

    THE YELLOWTOM SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

    Winter is slowly ending, even if no one has told the weather that! So, it’s time to start the spring cleaning process. Now is the perfect time to start deep cleaning your home. Spring cleaning will be easier with this checklist that covers your house from top to bottom, inside and out.  Pull on your…

  • LOVE COSTS £3,500 A YEAR (£1,750 IF YOU GO DUTCH!)

    LOVE COSTS £3,500 A YEAR (£1,750 IF YOU GO DUTCH!)

    The true cost of keeping the spark alive has been revealed by and new survey – and it’s not cheap … unless you plan to split the bill!  2,000 people, in committed relationships, revealed the romantic things they spend money on, with two cinema trips a year (average spend £40), going for spontaneous drinks together…

  • FRIDAY IS THE NIGHT FOR A TAKEAWAY!

    FRIDAY IS THE NIGHT FOR A TAKEAWAY!

    Friday night is this most popular night to order food in – so get downloading the Eat Local app now!  According to a study commissioned by Freeview, 37 per cent of us order takeaway to celebrate the start of the weekend.  Out of 2,000 people polled, we order an average of THREE takeaways a month…

  • DON’T LET STRESS MAKE YOU SICK

    DON’T LET STRESS MAKE YOU SICK

    In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an inevitable part of life. However, did you know that it can have negative effects on your mental AND physical health? That’s why it’s crucial to recognise the signs of stress and take steps to manage it before it becomes overwhelming. But how do you know if you’re…

  • IF YOU ENJOY WATCHING THRILLERS – ORDER AN INDIAN TAKEAWAY TONIGHT

    IF YOU ENJOY WATCHING THRILLERS – ORDER AN INDIAN TAKEAWAY TONIGHT

    If you love watching crime thrillers on TV, you should order an Indian takeaway, according to new research by a leading food scientist. Freeview, the UK’s biggest free TV service, enlisted leading nutritionist Rob Hobson to give his top TV and takeaway pairings. Rob advised that an Indian takeaway works well with jumpy TV thrillers,…

  • KIDS RISK HEARING LOSS FROM ONLINE GAMING

    KIDS RISK HEARING LOSS FROM ONLINE GAMING

    Children playing video games for hours on end causes great concern for parents who worry about online safety, bullying and health issues. The office of the Children’s Commissioner says 93 per cent of children in the UK play video games and now a new worry has been added to that list of concerns – a large new…

  • TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FLORAL BOUQUETS BLOOMING

    TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FLORAL BOUQUETS BLOOMING

    There is nothing nicer than a fresh bouquet of fragrant flowers to brighten up your home.  Whether you cut garden blooms you grew yourself or have received a bouquet of exotic flowers and seasonal blossoms from a loved one, you want them to last as long as possible. There are many things you can do…

  • BREAST ISN’T BEST FOR U.S. MUMS

    BREAST ISN’T BEST FOR U.S. MUMS

    Only a quarter of babies in North America are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life – rates that are far lower than anywhere else in the world. The global rate for exclusive breastfeeding is almost 50 percent and significantly the maternity leave benefits in the US lag behind many other countries, meaning…