Is Your Home Making You Sick?

For most of us, our home is a haven. But what if it is making you ill? Mould and damp Mould and damp are caused by excess moisture in the home – perhaps due to leaking pipes, roof damage, or condensation build-up. They can cause respiratory issues, nausea and vomiting, and general illness, so it’s…

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Low-Carbon Living from around the World

With the interest raised by the COP26 summit highlighting the desperate need to cut carbon emissions, housing sustainability has become a hot topic. In the UK, there’s been lots of talk about using new technology to help reduce our carbon footprint. Given the average UK household emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 a year from heating…

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Tips to Make Your Diet More Organic

Did you know this month is Organic September? No? Well, now you do! So, what is it and how can you get involved? Organic September is a month-long campaign all about raising awareness of organic products and the people and brands who sell them. Grow your own Whether you’ve got a big back garden or…

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Chelmsford Staycations: Top Tips for a Happy Holiday

This summer, the question mark over foreign holidays is as agonising as Ross and Rachel’s will-they-or-wont-they story. Some have taken the stress out of the decision and opted to book holidays in and around the UK. But for many, rising prices and limited availability has resulted in staycations at home being the preferred choice. Here’s…

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Let’s Celebrate International Friendship Day in Chelmsford

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 30 July as International Friendship Day in 2011.  Friendships are crucial for our wellbeing and mental health, whether in person or online. Acquaintances Casual relationships can be with neighbours, fellow gym-goers, or the waitress in the tea room. These are characterised as low-stake relationships. This doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. In…

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Why We Should All Support Love Parks Week

Over the past year, parks have been a source of joy and solace for people across the UK, providing a welcome antidote to the pressures of pandemic life. Locally, parks such as Central Park and Bell Meadow Park have been popular and helped keep us on an even keel during uncertain times. Later this month, we’ll all…

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